Archive for the 'music' Category

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Philip Glass: Geometry of Circles


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According to Muppet Wiki, in 1979, Philip Glass wrote a series of short vocal pieces for Sesame Street. Above is the finished collaboration. Considering my fondness for post-modern American composers (most notably, Glass) and nostalgia for Sesame Street, this really gets my blood going.

BTW: I write this while half-watching a documentary (for the third time) about another fave, abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko. I’m feeling really geeked-out right now.

Via Boing Boing.

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Awe. Some.


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More info about the video 

Monday, April 28th, 2008

PRINCE FTW


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So, um — yeah. Prince totally covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella ‘08 and it totally rocked the f-ing house.

Note: I’m sure a better video will surface later.  I’ll update when that happens. 

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

My boy, Rae, is on 3HIVE.


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That is all.

Related: My Boy’s On austinist.com

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Supergrass on The Ali G Show


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I’m a huge Supergrass fan. Feeling a little nostalgic, I went seeking some on teh yootoobz. Here’s a little something I found:

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Attention all thirtysomethings:


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Billy Corgan turned 41 today.

Feeling old yet?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Let’s go..!


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… to Houston or Dallas.

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Lenny Kravitz — Still rocking


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I’ll always dig this guy’s stuff. It’s just: Really. Cool.

Monday, December 31st, 2007

My favorite albums of 2007


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My music research & acquisition has seen better years. Regardless, here are some albums that grabbed my attention in 2007 (in no particular order):

The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters
Man — these kids. Powerful. Thoughtful. Loud. Beautiful.

Battles: Mirrored
In a recent interview, frontman, Tyondai Braxton, said that the band doesn’t like the term “math rock.” He alluded to the fact that people use that term to describe music that they don’t easily understand — their music. This album is that — not for the faint-of-heart. If you want to be invigorated musically, buy this record.

!!!: Myth Takes
!!! took their unique style to a new level; forming more mature, more succinct compositions that will make you dance your ass off.

Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective has been a continual breath of fresh air for me since Sung Tongs. This album continues to bring it.

Panda Bear: Person Pitch
I’ll spare you the “Pet Sounds” comparisons. If you enjoy any bit of psychedelia, go buy this record.

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger
I’ve never really been a Ryan Adams fan. This album changed my mind; songwriting at its finest.

Mark Ronson: Version
OMG — this guy can write some arrangements!!!! Cover songs laden with Motown/Stax flavor; I never thought I could enjoy Amy Winehouse.

Runners up (in no particular order):

No Age: Weirdo Rippers
VietNam: VietNam
Simian Mobile Disco: Attack Decay Sustain Release
Underworld: Oblivion with Bells
Modeselektor: Happy Birthday!
The Good, The Bad & The Queen: The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Radiohead: In Rainbows
Menomena: Friend and Foe

Please don’t write me about (in no particular order):

Justice, Fiest, Of Montreal, LCD Soundsystem, Okkervil River, etc …

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Making the Case for Music Fanboyism


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Music critic, Orr Shtuhl, wrote a wonderful op-ed piece for The Morning News in which he speaks to a couple of things that I hold dear: the discourse that follows an album release and Radiohead.