Lydia Loveless with new album.

Via NPR Fresh Air

 

Rachel Yamagata with new release.

http://rachaelyamagata.com/welcome

 

New album due 23-Sep!

Pierre Boulez dies at 90.

From the New York Times.

I remember him mostly for his Debussy and Ravel recordings.

 

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Andrew Bird, St Vincent, Lyle Lovett, Rachael Yamagata, Tom Waits, The Explorers Club.

Just checking in…

Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004

Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004.

Where have I been for the past few months? Twitter. But I doubt I’ll put a bunch of ads here to generate traffic. I might just take this down. After the hack-in a couple years back my SEO is shall we say, sub-optimal.

🙂

Happy New Year!

Welcome, twenty-ten. One year later than twenty-0-9.

Hearing people call the previous years two-thousand-nine (&c) made me nearly sick:)

Book Review – ‘When Giants Walked the Earth – A Biography of Led Zeppelin,’ by Mick Wall – Review – NYTimes.com

Book Review – ‘When Giants Walked the Earth – A Biography of Led Zeppelin,’ by Mick Wall – Review – NYTimes.com.

When giants walked the earth, indeed. This is on my list for future reading!

This is one of the few bands who remind me of the Winter season.

40 Years Old, ECM Still Builds a Style Without Walls – NYTimes.com

40 Years Old, ECM Still Builds a Style Without Walls – NYTimes.com.

Happy birthday to ECM. My favorite recording company for the past many years and hoping that they last for many more years.

Sky Saxon, Lead Singer for the Seeds, Dies – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

Sky Saxon, Lead Singer for the Seeds, Dies – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com.

The Seeds…among the most under-rated bands of their day. Both way ahead of their time, and the essence of their time. They were both groovy and punk at the same time. What a great sound, the NOW sound in all its splendor. They were, indeed, the NOW sound.

Now he rests…up in Her room…

Also see this LA Times obit.

King Of Pop Dead At 12 | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

King Of Pop Dead At 12 | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Well, it is true that his best work was with the Jackson 5.