Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Theirs is a sound that is not easily pinned down. This, the thing that seems to frustrate and confuse White Denim’s critics is very thing that initially drew me in–it’s also what has kept me coming back. A line in the sand is often drawn when it comes to music, to fandom, and that is […]

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron’s death was announced on Twitter. And that feels strange, this announcement. It happening in something that consolidates social construction into a linear sheet of micro-thoughts. Cleaning up the fringes, the frays and outliers. Funneling us into with herd, we stampeding beasts galloping with excitement only to corral ourselves into trending topics, redundant links […]

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Essential Gil Scott-Heron recording from 1977 captured at the now defunct Bottom Line club in New York City. If you’re looking for an intro to the man, there is no better place to start. Download links, info, etc after the jump.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The yin and yang of Neil Young—acoustic/electric from Amsterdam, 2008. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Download: Neil Young: RAI Theatre, Amsterdam: Part One @ Part Two 192kbs

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 195: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Thee Headcoatees – Meet Jacqueline ++ Jack & The Rippers – Cathy’s Clown ++ Foreign Born – Early Warnings ++ […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I took a film class once where we contemplated what kinds of movies could or could not be construed as Westerns. The professor was tall and lanky in a bow tie, with hands that hung down to his knees, a mustache and a ‘power donut’ hairdo. There were some cute girls with dyed hair and […]

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sticking with the early–raw–R&B for a minute, here’s a side that pops up on eBay every once in awhile if you’re into collecting 45s. Recently comped on a sampler entitled Mr Hot Shot R&B, Anthony Lamont’s “Benny The Skinny Man” kicks the door in with the opening riff before launching into a nasty, propulsive, shuffle […]