Saturday, September 24, 2011
It's always funny when I get musical submissions to the blog that reference Scuffy the Yak. You're, uh, missing a letter there. Regular viewer/listener/reader, are you? And the song's not that new either...but Dave Rave's made music with Teenage Head, Daniel Lanois, and Alex Chilton, to name a few. I had to listen to the song he sent. And of course it's just the kind of power pop the world needs today. So listen to it, and feel free to buy it here or here.
Dave Rave - Anne-Marie by daveravemusic
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Today I woke up and listened to Husker Du's Celebrated Summer. Just finished reading Hüsker Dü : the Story of the Noise-pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock by Andrew Earles. It's a pretty straightforward account from a writer who spoke to Grant Hart and Greg Norton but never interviewed Bob Mould, probably because he was writing his own book. As you might guess from the title of the book, the author spends a lot of his words making the argument that Husker Du was indirectly and indirectly responsible for shaping modern rock/college rock/alternative rock as we know it. I think he makes his point pretty clearly. It's not a gossipy, scandalous, rumour-mongering account, Earles has worked hard to try to stay away from sensationalism and focus on reality. For a guy who was too young to see the band live, Earle has created an edifying, entertaining piece of quality rock journalism.
Husker Du - Celebrated Summer by Draconian Age Music
Hüsker Dü - Never Talking To You Again by Nadir Hassan
Every Everything - Husker Du - Flip Your Wig by bluepumpkin aka antennica
Husker du diane by ybstatusquo
Chartered Trips - Hüsker Dü by chrisleoni
Hüsker Dü - Somewhere by user7714452
Husker Du's influence is clear from the countless covers newer artists have recorded. Here's a few.
13 - Nitrominds - Husker Du - Something I learned Today by nitrominds
Never Talking to You Again (Husker Du cover) by stRts
The Better Half of Husker Dü EP - "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" + Alternate Version by thespacebetweenthings
Celebrated Summer (Orig. Hüsker Dü) by disasteradio
Upset Noise - It's Not Funny Anymore husker du cover by theinflated
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I woke up this morn and blasted King Crimson's Dinosaur (the live version). I don't know what that says about me. Try it tomorrow morning and tell me.
Here's some more King Crimson and Adrian Belew stuff, some of it's kinda unusual - a Pink Floyd cover, a Dead Prez mash-up, a King Crimson disco edit?
Pipeless & Smoking Crack (King Crimson Remix) by 310Threeten
King Crimson - Man with an open Heart - Disco Edit by evansparks
KING CRIMSON's "Starless" digital remake by exm by exm
KING CRIMSON's "Sheltering Sky" Total digital remake by exm by exm
06 Adrian belew and Alan white - Mother (feat. john wetton) by mmmaau
ADRIAN BELEW- House Of Cards by serpentbird
For Only You ( Feat. Adrian Belew) by user5834793
Adrian Belew-Fish Head by lmolmud
ToToM - Bigger than King Crimson (Dead Prez vs. King Crimson) by ToToM
Kevin Max & Adrian Belew - Black Leather and a Microphone by dpulse
Go listen to the new Wilco record right now (and for about 23 1/2 more hours, I think) at the band's site.
This is on the album (although the song is actually entitled Open Mind) but this ain't the studio form.
Jeff Tweedy - "Open Your Mind" (New Song, Live) by TwentyFourBit.com
Also, Nels Cline is some kind of awesome.
Here's some stuff that isn't taken from the album, but I always like to leave you with something you can listen to right here.
Jeff Tweedy & Jay Bennett - Via Chicago (1999) by AnnieHall
Jeff Tweedy - how to fight loneliness by kirmizibasliklikurt
You can pre-order the new album as well as t-shirts, yo-yos, stuff I don't know exactly what it is, etc. here.
Friday, September 2, 2011
photo by Melissa Dex Guzman
Stumbled into this track the other day, and though I've never been a Matt Good fan, I love this song. It's free for you, hit the download button if you like it as much as I do.
Seriously Serious (with Ryan Dahle and Megan Bradfield - 2005) by Matthew Good
You can buy Matthew Good here or here. Buy Ryan Dahle here.
New Crooked Fingers album Typhoon will be released October 11. First single Typhoon is pretty catchy, no?
Crooked Fingers - Typhoon by MergeRecords
Crooked Fingers - There's A Blue Light by ashgrayproclamation
Here's some older. class Crooked Fingers for ya.
Your Control - Crooked Fingers by Constant Artists
01 Crowned In Chrome - crooked fingers by studiohum
Crooked Fingers: Shelly's Winter Love (Merle Haggard cover) by TheMusicFile
Crooked Fingers - Every Dull Moment - Engineered by Brian Paulson by SoundofMusicRecording
Crooked Fingers - Under Pressure (Queen Cover) by wtfbtw
Crooked Fingers-Carrion Doves by FrankieMancini
Crooked Fingers by Eastern Fiction
04 Sleep All Summer (Crooked Fingers cover) (w St. Vincent) by lahorademandrake
Buy the new Crooked Fingers here.
Feel free to leave a comment below.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wilco is selling pre-orders for their new record The Whole Love, giving away Custom Wilco bicycles and whatnot in order to promote the new long-player. The best promotional tool I've come across is the new song I Might, nice fuzzy guitar, some xylophone, confident vocals from Tweedy and an upbeat feeling all around. B-side is the Nick Lowe cover, since Wilco is now on their own label. Taken from my favourite Nick Lowe Era, it's a fine tune, and both of these Wilco songs are getting me pretty excited for the new release.
Wilco - I Might by chalsroig
Wilco - I Love My Label by The Line Of Best Fit
Here's some older Wilco in case you missed it.
Wilco - I'm Always in Love by ordinary-joe
Wilco - Say You Miss Me by njalmeida
02 She's A Jar / Wilco by jeffreygarofalo
Bull Black Nova by Wilco by benphia
That's Not The Issue - Wilco by StealThisTrack
Wilco - I am Trying to Break Your Heart by mateodesign
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky - Impossible Germany by pcagx
Wilco 2004-11-13 Handshake Drugs by jeff s
07 Wilco - Country Disappeared (Wilco) by GDPR1
Wilco-Someday Soon by allmusiclovers
Wilco - One Wing by okannie
Wilco - Any Major Dude (Steely Dan) by harmonica6by2
Wilco - Magazine Called Sunset by rslblog.com
Is this really Jimmy Eat World doing a Wilco tune? Seems weird to me but it's a decent cover.
Jimmy Eat World - You and I (Wilco cover) by DPie
Here's an interesting remix:
Kid Cozmo VS Wilco (Shot in the Arm) by Kid Cozmo
Buy the new Wilco in all of its multi-facteted pre-order package glory here.