Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lebron's Nike Chalk Commercial


Another great Nike commerical with some nice beats courtesy of
Cornershop - Candyman (.mp3)
[courtesy of ScissorKick]

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

LOST: Jan. 21, 2009

LOST returns 1/21/09!

Slim Smith and The Uniques
My Conversation (.mp3)
[reggaehitthetown.com]

Stumble Upon...Broadcast 2000

I was stumbling around on the old Hype Machine tonight listening to some Broadcast when my stumbling lead me to Broadcast 2000 (the new improved Broadcast?? No). It seems the debut "mini-album" Building Blocks just came out this past August and was created, recorded and mastered by multi-instrumentalist Joe Steer in his North London flat. I could make meaningless comparisons to other groups that will just bias and disappoint you but I won't. Just listen to the first song I found and you'll see why I'm pretty excited to hear more from Broadcast 2000 and see 'em if and when they make it to the States.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Andrew Bird 2008/09 Tour

Andrew Bird (on Myspace):
Feb 18 - The Orpheum Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Doors: 7 - Show: 8 - 16+
with Loney Dear

• $27.00 - 32.00 Day-of-Show (plus 2.00 Facility Fee)
MusicToday presale - ($4.40 scg) - on sale Nov. 18 (TODAY...GO!)
Ticketmaster.com - ($8.65 scg, $3.75 hand) - on sale Nov. 22

Other tourdates...

Andrew Bird
Scythian Empires (.mp3)
[slackworks.com]

Ed & Phil in New Zealand for new 7 Worlds Collide

From Dead Air Space...
Ed and Philip will rejoin Neil Finn in a follow up to the acclaimed Seven Worlds Collide project at the end of the year. Together with members of the original line up and other artists, the ‘supergroup’ will record an album of entirely new material in support of international development organisation Oxfam.

The original Seven Worlds Collide line up was Neil Finn, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway, guitar supremo Johnny Marr, Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg, songwriter and violinist Lisa Germano, and Liam Finn. Other artists joining the project include Jeff Tweedy, John Stirrat, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone from Wilco, and New Zealand songwriters Bic Runga and Don McGlashan. Behind the mixing desk will be master recording engineer Jim Scott. More names will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.

The album will be recorded over the next few months in Auckland and is due for release in 2009. Like its predecessor, the project will also see a series of concerts featuring many of the artists included in the line up. The shows will take place in Auckland early in the New Year. Details will be announced soon.

Neil Finn said “Seven years ago I invited a few friends and fellow musicians to do a special series of concerts in New Zealand under the banner Seven Worlds Collide. The concerts were an amazing experience for all of us and we are delighted to have found an opportunity to gather again, this time to expand the concept and the line up too. What will make these sessions particularly meaningful is that all the proceeds of this recording will go to support the continuing great work of Oxfam International.”
Sweet!! I've always known that RH and I were soulmates....now I have concrete evidence. Not 3 weeks after I booked my December trip to New Zealand do we get word that Ed and Phil will be in town recording with Neil Finn and friends for the newest in Finn's Seven Worlds Collide project. Fan-F'ing-tastic! This trip gets better and better. Now I wonder where I'll run into them...sledging in Queenstown? Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier? Kayaking around Abel Tasman? Drinking wine and surfing in Gisborne? Ah who am I kidding, I'm not gonna run into them (come on reverse psychology!!) Check out the clip of their rehearsal from the first project back in 2001...


Friday, November 14, 2008

Travis @ Troubadour - 11.11.08


Travis @ Troubadour Montage (courtesy of mysugarspun)

Man I had forgotten how good Travis are live...their just so nice and so much fun on stage (or off stage like when Fran sang Falling Down from the audience). And I'm trying to think of a better couple of guitar solos than Andy's in As You Are and All I Wanna Do Is Rock (at least in the 'alternative' genre). All in all just a really great show by a relatively big band (they used to sell out the Universal Amphitheater right?) in a great small venue (good to be back at the Troubadour after my year plus absence). Highlights included the band honoring both the US electing Obama ("Europe and the world are in awe just like when you guys put a man on the moon first") and Nick Harcourt who really helped the band get big and is soon to depart KCRW. All I Wanna Do Is Rock was punctuated with Andy's one handed solo while climbing the side scaffolding above us...ah to try to be young again. I like Andy but dude looks like he's lived a rockstar's life for certain. Good for him.

The crowd was great...not only did they sing and dance to most of the songs but some very nice new friends I met are going to hook me up with tips for my upcoming trip to New Zealand and told us the best 3 hour long Morrissey story you'll ever hear. :)

SETLIST:
1. CHINESE BLUES
2. J. SMITH
3. SOMETHING ANYTHING
4. WRITING TO REACH YOU
5. LONG WAY DOWN
6. RE-OFFENDER
7. LOVE WILL COME THROUGH
8. AS YOU ARE
9. SIDE
10. SONG TO SELF
11. SING
12. DRIFTWOOD
13. FALLING DOWN
14. ALL I WANT TO DO IS ROCK
15. GOOD FEELING
16. CLOSER
17. BEFORE YOU WERE YOUNG
18. TURN
_______________

19. I KISSED A GIRL (Katy Perry cover)
20. THIRTEEN (Big Star cover)
21. FLOWERS IN THE WINDOW
22. SELFISH JEAN
23. WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME?





Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Beck: Night 2 @ Club Nokia/LA

Courtesy of hobogirl923

I was excited to see Beck open the brand new Club Nokia on Monday...then they went ahead and sold tickets for a second show on Sunday. Bastards. Then they went and added Jenny Lewis as the Sunday opener. Bastards. Oh well...I'll take the 2nd opening night and Jay Reatard (really??). As much as I enjoyed the show last month(?) at the bowl, there is nothing like seeing a band (especially Beck) in a more intimate environment. Club Nokia is pretty cool...allegedly has 2,500 person capacity but felt even smaller. Kinda like a Wiltern or Avalon but smaller. Guess it will fit the niche between those venues and the El Rey. Sound was decent...and I'm definitely a fan of the downtown location. The show itself was the usual good times from Beck, who opened with Two Turntables (as opposed to opening with Loser the night before). I like that he opens with one of the songs you'd expect him to close with...Beck, always the innovator. Was very happy to hear Lost Cause but my buddy and I were bummed when he put down the acoustic after only a few Sea Change songs. And the Sonic Youth cover was pretty sweet. Of course the highlight of the night for me was the return of Ryan, Beck's personal dancer. Top Gun Ryan got the crowd pretty excited for the encore...oh how I miss the days when he'd be onstage for the whole show.



Hell Yes - Black Tambourine - Clap Hands Medely



SETLIST:
1. Where It's At
2. Girl
3. Devils Haircut
4. Que Onda Guero
5. Mixed Bizness
6. Nicotine & Gravy
7. Hell Yes
8. Black Tambourine / Clap Hands
9. Modern Guilt
10. Orphans
11. Soul Of A Man
12. Think I'm In Love
13. Star Power (Sonic Youth Cover)
14. Missing
15. The Golden Age
16. Lost Cause
17. Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
18. Chemtrails
19. Loser
20. Nausea
21. Gamma Ray [with Jay Reatard]
22. Timebomb [with Ryan]
23. Minus [with Ryan]
24. Indefatiguable [with Ryan]
25. E-Pro [with Ryan]

Fleet Foxes - LA BLOGOTHEQUE


A friend’s friend let us into an abandoned wing of the Grand Palais. There were empty spaces, as if abandoned at short notice, unreasonably high ceilings. The perfect place for the Fleet Foxes.
AMAZING song!

Monday, November 10, 2008

You Set the Scene: Nic Harcourt Steps Down as Music Director at KCRW

The LA Times called Harcourt during his program today and Harcourt hinted that his low, public radio pay was the main driver for stepping down. I couldn't find KCRW's most recent financial statements online, but if Charity Navigator is to be believed, Harcourt pocketed $117,958 in the year ending 6/06.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Thom <3's Obama

DEAD AIR SPACE: "did i fall or was i pushed?"
in celebration of nov 5th
jonnys burthday
amid bonfire and fireworks in the UK
and the dawn of a new era in politics in the USA
i humbly donate a remix of harrowdown hill that was finished ages ago during the band webcasts,
a small reminder of the dark days of Bush's....
x
Thom Yorke
Harrowdown Logic Jump Rmx (mp3)
[stereogum.com]

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Mr. President-Elect

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."
"It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America."

Mr. November - The National

Monday, November 03, 2008

The LOST Mixtape



MixwitMixwit make a mixtapeMixwit mixtapes

Was gonna make something like this but this blog beat me to it...nice work.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

MACGRUBER




Macgruber...
Making lifesaving inventions out of household materials!
Macgruber...
Gettin' in and out of ultra sticky situations!
Macgruber...
The guy's a friggin' genius...
MACGRUBER!

Yeah...that's my costume for tomorrow night's all hallow's eve...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bloc Party - LA BLOGOTHEQUE



Bloc Party - Bloc Party - LA BLOGOTHEQUE: "It was an October evening. We were insistent, helped by some fans and people passing by. In the end it was worth the trouble : Bloc Party accepted to play one of their best songs, all acoustic."

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Dears

The Dears at Hiro Ballroom - photo by Gabi Porter
brooklynvegan: The Dears @ Hiro Ballroom (CMJ), NYC: "The best way to describe The Dears is epic and complicated, and if anyone were to force me to name my favorite band ever, of the 5 or 6 contenders The Dears always seem to float to the top. Murray Lightburn plays the tortured town crier of the apocalypse really well, and despite the melancholy and doom, it's a trip you want to take with him because the music is just so damn good."
I've always like The Dears work but have never really given them a full and complete listen. Hopefully that will change after I get into this new album (Missles) as I'm always am happy when their songs pop up in my shuffle rotation. The voice of Murry Lightburn (lead singer) used to remind me of Morrisey for some reason...now I think more Lightspeed Champion.

Locally they'll be playing on all Hallows Eve Eve...Thurs. Oct. 30 at Key Club (ugh) opening for Secret Machines.

Go Canada!
The Dears
Money Babies (.mp3)
[fakepennycomics.com]

David Fincher’s Nike Fate Commercial


David Fincher’s Nike Fate Commercial: "“Fate” tells the life-long journey of pro football players LaDainian Tomlinson and Troy Polamalu as their destinies collide in an NFL football game."
Definitely the recipe for one of my favorite commercials...directed by my favorite director, scored with one of my favorite composer/soundtracks (Ennio Morricone) and starring 2 of my favorite NFL players. Its up there with another great Nike commercial from a year or two ago:

Wassup 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MINI E

MINIUSA.COM / minie-m

According to BMW, the Mini E will be powered by a 150 kW (204 horse power) electric motor fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Also, the Mini E’s drive will be transferred to its front wheels via a single-stage helical gearbox, making the car almost completely silent and entirely free of emissions.

In terms of single-charge distance coverage, BMW claims the Mini E’s battery technology will give the car a maximum operational range in excess of 240 kilometres, which is the equivalent of around 150 miles.

Interestingly, rather than rolling out the Mini E for general consumption, BMW has said that it will initially launch a fleet of 500 vehicles through a pilot project involving select private and corporate customers in California, New York and New Jersey. The company is also considering a similar introduction in Europe.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

sigur rós @ Copley Hall in San Diego

Sigur Ros...now armed with confetti canons

Yet another amazing show from our Icelandic friends Sigur Rós. I always enjoy seeing them in more classical venues where their sound can really envelope you from every angle and Copley Hall in Downtown San Diego came through. If you are a fan, and have never seen SR live...you aren't a fan really are you? If you don't know SR very well, go to see them live and your world will change. They really put on an epic, moving, transcendent show. I may have to go out on a limb and say I would see Sigur Rós over Radiohead...I know, bite my tongue. Its true though...atleast for this past tour...SR gave me goosebumps, and RH did not. [BTW, happy belated 40th Thom!] Please enjoy my (reverb-filled) video montage from the show...



And don't forget my MUCH better video from their Heima Q&A performance last year at the New Yorker Festival.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ra Ra Riot @ the Echo



Ah what a great show! I think Ra Ra Riot is my pick for new band of the year...well my 2008 at least. Thanks again to Tony for the great SINGLE CAM video of one of my favorite songs, Can You Tell.

Check out Ra Ra Riot

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

G1 is Funnerer


G1 at Engadget Mobile
I'm a geek...I actually woke up way early (for me) to watch the T-Mobile/Google press conference for the new G1 phone. Looks pretty sweet as expected though. I'll just be happy to have a camera on my phone once again. Man, I'm a google whore. If they endorsed Mccain as the Google candidate I may even...nah.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Beck @ the Hollywood Bowl



As expected...another great show by the only Scientologist I like...Mr. Bek Hanson.  Great to see MGMT at the Bowl and finally see Spoon live.  Beck played along with his dad conducting the LA Philharmonic.  I love the Bowl but I think I'll take a small show at The Echo over the larger venue.  See below for the LA Times review and setlists...

LA TIMES Review:
Beck conquers the Hollywood Bowl | Los Angeles Times

Beck’s Set List
Loser / Girl / Nausea / Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Dylan cover) / Guero / Nicotine & Gravy / Mixed Bizness / Devils Haircut / Timebomb / Soul of a Man / Gamma Ray / Hell Yes / Black Tambourine / Modern Guilt / Paper Tiger / Think I’m in Love / Missing / Lonesome Tears / Replica / Round the Bend / Chemtrails
Encore: Where It’s At / E-Pro

Spoon’s set list:
My Mathematical Mind / Don’t You Evah / Got Yr. Cherry Bomb / Stay Don’t Go / The Ghost of You Lingers / Who Backs Your Money (new song) / Beast and Dragon, Adored / I Turn My Camera On / Peace Like a River (Paul Simon cover) / They Never Got You / I Summon You / Don’t Make Me a Target / The Underdog / Black Like Me

Friday, September 05, 2008

Lisa Hannigan

Former Damien Rice collaborator Lisa Hannigan has her solo debut out on Sept 12th. You can download 'Lille' right now from her site. I also just heard "Sea Song" on KCRW just now...pretty good stuff. She's touring the US this fall with Jason Mraz. That's Mraztastic!

Lisa Hannigan - Lille demo (.mp3)
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Song demo (.mp3)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Radiohead @ Hollywood Bowl Video Clips

Finally got around to uploading my video clips from Night 1 at the Bowl.  Good view...but bad sound.  I probably need a better camera...or crappier seats :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Got 10 minutes?

Radiohead @ Hwood Bowl - Night 2


Radiohead Cover Neil Young - Video - Stereogum

Night 2...oh night 2. Amazing setlist but slightly less enjoyable since my seats weren't as good as the pit for night 1. Got to hear the above cover, some Eraser action, Fake Plastic Trees, Karma Police, and a lil True Love Waits intro to EIIRP. Excellent. Overall...Lucky from Night 1 was my favorite moment.

Monday, August 25, 2008

RH: Night 1 at the Bowl


Wow...yet another amazing show. This is my fav pic.
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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Muse + Streets = Brit Rage?

Muse happy with leaked Streets collaboration | Music | guardian.co.uk: "'The MP3 floating around ... was the result of a late-night jam session and something we did for a bit of a laugh featuring a blues riff we have been playing live recently upon which Skinner recorded some vocals. It is not intended to be a serious release so we are happy for it to be leaked unofficially.'"

Muse & The Streets - Who Knows Who (.mp3)

Monday, August 04, 2008

Thom posts mp3s on his WASTE-Central Page

From the ateaseweb messageboard (since I don't spend too much time at my WASTE Central page)...."little 1 minute loop called 'robot reckoner celeste 2'

Thom Yorke - robot reckoner celeste 2 (.mp3)

earlier (youtube) version from DAS/Hodiau Direkton :


He has actually tagged the file as track 10 of 14 of "sketches".

Thom also previously posted this:
a day off in chicago after playing lolloplozo yesterday. im so relieved as on monday i was on a train in the Uk coming back from the seaside sick as a dog and panicking. we hastily cancelled a proposed secret show in a chicago and i travelled a day later. it is very stressful when you get sick and there is nothing you can do and you have a huge show coming up. you feel low and powerless and try so hard to not freak out.
in the end it worked out. i m amazed anybody could see anything as there was 75,000 people at the festival yesterday. and it was so hot.
so hot.
ive added a new track called eraser infinite which is me manipulating jonny's piano chords from eraser.. snds like messians organ works.. well ok - a bit- good for the morning

Thom Yorke - eraser infinite (.mp3)

Friday, August 01, 2008

August is Radiohead Month


Excited to finally greet August. Mr. Mailman was nice enough to deliver my pit tickets for night 1 at the Hollywood Bowl and (hopefully) will be seeing the guys at APW one week from today. Above is a shirt I made that I plan to wear to the shows.

Gnarls Barkley - Reckoner cover (.mp3)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Rosebuds :: Life Like (coming Oct. 7)

The Yellow Stereo > The Rosebuds :: Life Like: "the release date for the new album was originally set to be released on Aug. 19, but it seems that the date has been pushed a bit further to October 7."

Woowoo!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sigur Ros @ MOMA on Current Aug. 5th


Sigur Ros // Current: "Sigur Rós @ MoMA | August 5th 10PM
Shot live at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Icelandic Independence Day, Sigur Rós @ MoMA is a unique concert film highlighting new material from the band's latest album, 'Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust', as well as classic Sigur Rós songs."
Dang I wanted to go to this show so bad. I really liked MOMA and I really love Sigur Ros. Missed it by 1 day.

Gorillaz Light The Olympic Torch For The BBC


Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Drive Thru - Santogold, Pharrell + Casablancas


Converse celebrates its 100th anniversary...seriously?
They had Chuck Taylors in 1908??
Converse - Connectivity

Santogold w/ Pharrell + Julian Casablancas:
My Drive Thru (.mp3)

Really enjoying Santogold right now. Try out the remix below with a lil old school LL Cool J cover...'when I'm alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall...' over a beat from either My Posse's on Broadway or Masta Ace or both. Ah sampling...

Santogold:
I'm a Lady (Diplo Mix feat. Amanda Blank) (.mp3)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Promotion - Trailer



Just saw The Promotion....not bad. Simple and fun. "So long you banjo fuckers!"

The Promotion: "Oscar-nominated actor, John C. Reilly (Chicago, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) and Seann William Scott (American Pie) lend their deft comedic touch to the story of two mid-level Chicago supermarket employees - Doug and Richard, a dubious new guy from Canada - who compete ruthlessly for a coveted managerial post at a new store location. Doug and Richard could not be more different, but going head-to-head in a contest of wits and will reveals how they have more in common than they once suspected. The duo battle toward a hilarious final showdown that will leave you guessing until the very end."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The New Sigur Ros

After listening to the stream/rip of Sigur Ros' new LP, Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust, I have to say I'm pretty pleased. Being a huge SR fan gave me very high expectations...which at first were a bit underwhelmed by the first single "Gobbledigook" (only because it was so different - thankfully it has really grown on me). The next song to be "released" (via BBC radio) was "Festival" which is quite amazing. But having listened to it 100 times I've now moved on to my current favorite, Inn mr syngur vitleysingur.

Best wishes go out to Orri who had a massive headache turn into something worse during their second show in Mexico. And rumor is they will be at the Greek (in LA) on Oct. 2nd. I hope they play 2 nights as I...uh...will be at the Neil Diamond show at the Hollywood Bowl. If only they co-headlined with the Neil.

Sigur Ros - Inn mr syngur vitleysingur (.mp3)

Monday, June 09, 2008

Damien Rice: 10 days to Barcelona

Damien Rice goes for a Radiohead Roadtrip...
"On June 1st 2008, myself and my friends Ryan (images) & Mia (navigation) set off on a last-minute road trip from Dublin to Barcelona, squished into my little ol' mini with a portable recording studio. The idea is to stop off along the way in random places where I have to write and record a new song every day, either in the mini or outdoors on a rock or something.

10 days = 10 songs = album Nuevo.

We hope to arrive in Barcelona on June 10th, or at least in time to go see Radiohead play on June 12th and then fly home for the Leonard Cohen dates. Yay! We're updating the website as we go... if we're anywhere near an internet connection that is!"

Man, that is the life. What i wouldn't give to be able to do that. I don't even need to be the popular musician...I'd be content being the guy behind the camera or even the friend/driver. A roadtrip in a mini from Dublin to Barcelona to see Radiohead?? Guess I need more creative friends...and to live in Europe. At least I now have the Mini.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thom & Jonny play Portishead’s ‘The Rip’

Radiohead At Ease [In Rainbows] » Radiohead News Archive » Thom & Jonny play Portishead’s ‘The Rip’: "Radiohead have soundchecked Portishead’s ‘The Rip’ various times on the first leg of the North American tour in May, but the song from Portishead’s latest album never made it to the setlists."
Makes me happy to know that they like my favorite song on the new Portishead album too. Hope they play it live sometime...preferably in LA or NY.

Radiohead’s new song: Super Collider

Radiohead At Ease [In Rainbows] » Radiohead News Archive » Radiohead’s new song: Super Collider: "Thom Yorke played a new song in Radiohead’s second encore of their show in Dublin"

Saturday, June 07, 2008

James plays surprise L.A. show

Reunited James plays surprise L.A. show | Entertainment | Reuters: "Reunited British rock band James, who enjoyed cult success in America during the early '90s, played their first U.S. concert in Los Angeles on Friday since ending a lengthy hiatus last year.

The hourlong gig at Spaceland, a 260-capacity club near Hollywood, showcased a handful of tunes from James' new album 'Hey Ma,' including the anti-war title track."

I was lucky to grab a pair of tickets...great show. I only knew them from the great 90's song "Laid" and was really blown away by how good their other stuff was. They were definitely happy to be back on stage together.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New sigur rós Tracklisting for With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly


With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly:
1. Gobbledigook
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
3. Góðan daginn
4. Við spilum endalaust
5. Festival
6. Suð í eyrum
7. Ára bátur
8. Illgresi
9. Fljótavík
10. Straumnes
11. All Alright

Out June 28? Track 1 may be released very shortly...like today

Friday, May 23, 2008

Radiohead poster collection


One Superfan's Radiohead Poster Collection
Someday I shall have such a collection...although, I have to say, I've always been a bit disappointed in their posters...or the quantity of them. If only they could be like Pearl Jam and commission a different poster for each city.

Weezer :: Pork & Beans



Sweet Video...thanks Pam!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Q-Tip + Nigel Godrich

The Guide: Los Angeles Times: "And although Tip self-produced “The Renaissance,” he’s enlisting the help of a heavyweight Grammy-winning producer for its follow up.

If you’re imagining any of the usual rap rainmakers — Timbaland or the Neptunes, Pete Rock or DJ Premier — you’d be wrong. Try Nigel Godrich, the British engineer-producer whose densely layered, atmospheric sound has become closely identified with Radiohead."

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sigur Ros - New Album Updates


New Beck: Chemtrails


New music from Beck's immediately upcoming, DangerMouse produced release...

Beck - Chemtrails (.mp3 - MySpace Rip)

Beck's Website
Beck's Myspace

Ticketmaster saves the environment, makes scalpers and collectors nervous


Ticketmaster saves the environment, makes scalpers and collectors nervous: "Ticketmaster has announced that it wants to phase out the olde worlde tradition of arriving at a show with a printed ticket. Instead, concertgoers will swipe their credit cards through a machine, then gain admittance to the venue."

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Muxtape: coldbrains.muxtape.com


Pretty simple and straightforward concept. Just throw up your 12 song mixtape for all to enjoy in its Flash-based goodness. Hope to update it every couple of weeks.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

In London, a levy for sins of emission - Los Angeles Times


In London, a levy for sins of emission - Los Angeles Times: "the car emissions program was designed to make sure 'that those who choose to carry on driving the most polluting vehicles help pay for the environmental damage they cause.'"

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Videotape+Eraser Cover by Bell

Pitchfork: Forkcast: "Happily, Bell's medley of In Rainbows closer 'Videotape' and The Eraser's title track is more than just a clever pun on videotapes and, um, erasing them."

MP3:> Bell: "Videotape / The Eraser"

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

sigur rós takes over YouTube

eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news: "this friday, march the 7th, sigur rós will be taking over the front page of youtube for the day. the band will take over all twelve slots on the sites home page and the centrepiece of this will be “heima” in full. this is the first time a full-length music documentary is available to view on youtube."


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

sigur rós news



eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news: "sigur rós have returned from new york’s sear sound studio with foundations for 11 songs which will appear on their next lp. the band will continue recording the album with producer flood in their sundlaugin studio over the next couple of weeks, with a tentative release date of late spring / early summer. excepting the crowd at the tiny sirkus concert last month, no one has heard any of these songs before."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Music speeds recovery from stroke: study - Yahoo! News

Music speeds recovery from stroke: study - Yahoo! News: "A daily dose of one's favourite pop melodies, classical music or jazz can speed recovery from debilitating strokes, according to a study published Wednesday.

When stroke patients in Finland listened to music for a couple of hours each day, verbal memory and attention span improved significantly compared to patients who received no musical stimulation, or who listened only to stories read aloud,the study reported."

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lost Music: The Economist

as heard on Lost Season 4 Episode 3 "The Economist"

Music - Lostpedia: "Playing in Elsa's room while she and Sayid are in bed together"
(**Great CD by the way! Off the Days to Come CD)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sadgasm

Homer invented Grunge
(aka guitar rock utilizing nihilist grunge energies)

It doesn't get any better than the Simposon referencing Nirvana and Back to the Future at the same time.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Popcorn Superhet Reciever


Beautiful show last night at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Columbus & 60th). I, of course, was drawn to the show for its US premiere of RH's jonny greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Reciever. More impressive was Gavin Bryars Sinking of the Titanic (1969) which was performed under an oceanesque blue lighting display at the front of the chuch.

One of his earliest pieces, The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), is an indeterminist work which allows the performers to take a number of sound sources related to the sinking of the RMS Titanic and make them into a piece of music. The first recording of this piece appeared on Brian Eno's Obscure Records in 1975. The 1994 recording of this piece was remixed by the Aphex Twin as "Raising the Titanic" (later collected on the 26 Mixes for Cash album). [Wiki]

Popcorn Superhet Reciever (.ram)
Jonny Greenwood was hired by the BBC as its composer in residence in May 2004, a job which gave him the opportunity to compose several pieces for symphony orchestra, piano and/or Ondes Martenot: smear, Piano for Children and Popcorn Superhet Receiver. [Wiki]

And of course Jonny wasn't there...he was busy: 93 Feet East Gig


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