Archive for March, 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Last week The B-52’s released Funplex, their first album in sixteen years. After three decades together, they haven’t lost it. We’ll discuss Funplex further at a later date, but right now we’re gonna go back a couple of records (and nearly 20 years). It’s springtime, which means as the weather gets warmer the more often […]

Monday, March 31st, 2008

In response to my Badfinger post from last month, Duke sent me this solo version of “Without You” that can be found on the Pete Ham collection Golders Green.  Elegant minimalism and simplicity. Download: MP3: Pete Ham :: Without You (solo version) ——— Amazon: Pete Ham – Golders Green + Download DRM free music via […]

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Springfield, MO: both the home of Americanized Cashew Chicken (yes, true) and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin — both, also, very tasty. Pershing, SSLYBY’s sophomore album, is an uncomplicated, yet excellent, pop record – the kind that won’t leave your car’s stereo all Spring. Available April 8th via Polyvinyl Records. Elsewhere: Brand new Someone […]

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Previously: Jim James/M. Ward :: SXSW 2008 (Acoustic) + Download DRM free music via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ——————————————————————————————————————————-

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Tuesday, while walking through the hallowed halls of Capitol Records’ studios, in Hollywood, surrounded by decades of recorded musical history, I had a conversation with a friend regarding album art: the power it can wield, and its demise over the past 20+ years, thanks to, first, compact discs, and more recently MP3s (guilty). This got […]

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The last time I heard The Kills was 2005’s No Wow which popped up on my radar and grabbed me with its dirty, minimalist swagger. I had apparently missed their first album, but it positioned them squarely with the equally squalling Raveonettes whose debut EP had surfaced about the same time as The Kills. The […]

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS, channel 26 Left Of Center, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST and then an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 41: Phosphorescent – A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise ++ Sandro Perri – Everybody’s Talkin’ ++ Bon Iver […]