In my continuing quest to be as lazy as possible, this week I present you with a collection of links that I have been collecting for a few weeks, interspersed with the very occasional droll comment.
If we’re all just going to be downloading music (or worse, renting it in the form of [...]
And you thought the hamsterdance was history…
I was going to post an interview with Mr. Jonathan Toubin but I found the exercise too confusing and the mixture of personal and professional questions not fit for public consumption. I called the interview exercise a “slow interview.” I sent him an email with one question and he responded and so on.
Been listening to The Knife all day. Swedish brother/sister electronic duo. Karin Dreijer Andersson female, Olof Dreijer male. Sweden, land of ice, lack of sun, cold, snow, beautiful women, feelings of alienation. The Knife, retro & futurist, accessible but experimental, warm + ice cold. A strange fit for modern times. According to AMG, “a [...]
The first time was when they opened up for Juliana Hatfield at – was it Mary Jane’s? Was it the Shimmy Shack? – the place on Washington in the Heights’ lower scuzz belt.
The second time was when they played Fitzgerald’s and it was so long ago I can’t even remember what the [...]
It’s starting to seem obvious that Napster and eMusic, iTunes and Bit.Torrent have all been part of a transitional period. An interstitial era between the time when buying music meant buying physical media, and when we ultimately begin consuming most of our music from the Web. We will look back on this period and [...]
“I see plenty of heads-a-boppin’ and toes-a-tappin’, yet it seems completely ridiculous in this reviewer’s mind to assume that anyone here, at the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival, is a real fan of The Jesus Lizard (save for that lanky bald guy up a few rows). “
“But what of the [...]
Merge Records is celebrating 20 years this weekend. An incredible accomplishment considering how hard it is to maintain an independent label afloat, much less make it thrive over the span of two decades.
The party here in Carrboro started on Wednesday and continues until Sunday. A lot of the bands who are or [...]
Netflix Watch-It-Now suggested this 1929 Soviet movie the other day, Man With A Movie Camera. The edition I watched has a sound track recorded by Alloy Orchestra with music composed following the notes of the movie director Dziga Vertov.
I found it magical and thoroughly modern –a whirl of urban events with [...]
I was very into Sloan’s first album, the MBV-influenced Smeared, but was turned off by their sophomore effort Twice Removed and never really got around to listening to them much after that. But I have since really gotten into their 2006 release “Never Hear the End of It”, which features 30 songs (most in [...]