Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good Bad

Like a modern day "Plan Nine from Outer Space", the ridiculous "Birdemic" had developed a cult following. I was under the impression that half-decent CGI was pretty easy nowadays, but judging from this trailer...perhaps I'm mistaken. Wow.

Joanna Newsom

NPR has last night's Joanna Newsom show from Washington D.C. If you haven't heard her yet, give a listen. Her music can be challenging, but very rewarding. There's nobody else quite like her.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Art Linkletter

I had no idea Art Linkletter is still going strong at age 97 - and he's still with the woman he married in 1935. Here's an interview from last year.

He seems incredibly healthy and sharp. If I get to 97 in that condition I'll be thrilled.

Monday, March 22, 2010

What's That Song?

Paul Westerberg's NY Times essay on the recently departed Alex Chilton.

Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes 'round
They sing "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song."

Pitchfork's got a well written career overview here.

Man, he wrote some great songs. RIP.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jesse Winchester

Sadly beautiful performance by Jesse Winchester on Costello's "Spectacle."

Neko Case (seated beside him) is literally crying while listening.

Prog Doc

First saw this over at The Echoes Blog - Doc Severinsen covers King Crimson.

Truly odd, unexpected and worth hearing. It's from an obscure out-of-print LP, "Doc Severinsen's Closet".

Twin Peaks

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Artistic Integrity Victory

Pink Floyd has won a court decision that prohibits their label EMI from selling individual tracks from their catalogue online. BBC story here.

As a big advocate for the enjoyment of albums, as opposed to songs, I'm extremely happy about this. Congrats and kudos to Waters, Gilmour and Mason.