Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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
Scythian Empires (.mp3)
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.”
Friday, November 14, 2008
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. :)
1. CHINESE BLUES
2. J. SMITH
3. SOMETHING ANYTHING
4. WRITING TO REACH YOU
5. LONG WAY DOWN
7. LOVE WILL COME THROUGH
8. AS YOU ARE
10. SONG TO SELF
13. FALLING DOWN
14. ALL I WANT TO DO IS ROCK
15. GOOD FEELING
17. BEFORE YOU WERE YOUNG
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?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Hell Yes - Black Tambourine - Clap Hands Medely
1. Where It's At
3. Devils Haircut
4. Que Onda Guero
5. Mixed Bizness
6. Nicotine & Gravy
7. Hell Yes
8. Black Tambourine / Clap Hands
9. Modern Guilt
11. Soul Of A Man
12. Think I'm In Love
13. Star Power (Sonic Youth Cover)
15. The Golden Age
16. Lost Cause
17. Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
21. Gamma Ray [with Jay Reatard]
22. Timebomb [with Ryan]
23. Minus [with Ryan]
24. Indefatiguable [with Ryan]
25. E-Pro [with Ryan]
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
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
in celebration of nov 5thThom Yorke
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....
Harrowdown Logic Jump Rmx (mp3)
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
"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."
Monday, November 03, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Making lifesaving inventions out of household materials!
Gettin' in and out of ultra sticky situations!
The guy's a friggin' genius...
Yeah...that's my costume for tomorrow night's all hallow's eve...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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
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."
Locally they'll be playing on all Hallows Eve Eve...Thurs. Oct. 30 at Key Club (ugh) opening for Secret Machines.
Money Babies (.mp3)
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:
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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
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
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
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 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 - Lille demo (.mp3)
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Song demo (.mp3)
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Radiohead - Hollywood Bowl ENTIRE SHOW Night 2 (in 10 min.)
courtesy of my new buddy, MySugarSpun
Radiohead Cover Neil Young - Video - Stereogum
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Radiohead You and Whose Army? @ Outside Lands Music Video on IMEEM Video
Woowoo! Can't wait for yet another Radiohead show...from the pit!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Muse & The Streets - Who Knows Who (.mp3)
Monday, August 04, 2008
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.Thom Yorke - eraser infinite (.mp3)
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.
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
Friday, August 01, 2008
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
Friday, July 25, 2008
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.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Converse celebrates its 100th anniversary...seriously?
They had Chuck Taylors in 1908??
Converse - Connectivity
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...
I'm a Lady (Diplo Mix feat. Amanda Blank) (.mp3)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
(courtesy of openyoureyestomusic)
Beck - Volcano
(courtesy of Faronheit)
Santogold - Lights Out
(courtesy of A.M.180)
Sigur Ros - Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
(courtesy of Awesome Until...)
The Rosebuds - Blue Bird
(courtesy of Pasta Primavera)
Arthur & Yu - Too Many Birds
(courtesy of The Yellow Stereo)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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
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
"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
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."
Saturday, June 07, 2008
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.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
With A Buzz In Our Ears We Play Endlessly:
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
3. Góðan daginn
4. Við spilum endalaust
6. Suð í eyrum
7. Ára bátur
11. All Alright
Out June 28? Track 1 may be released very shortly...like today
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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
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."
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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: "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
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)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
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]
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