Monthly Archives: August 2009

Top 10 Most Absurd Time Covers from the Past 40 Years

Jeff Winkler and Radley Balko at Reason have an great list for those who enjoy a little moral panic nostalgia: And since the British sociologist Stanley Cohen defined the moral panic phenomenon in the early 1970s as hysterical overreactions to … Continue reading

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Kutiman – The Mother of All Funk Chords

Israeli musician Kutiman used Vegas Pro editing software to stitch together more than a hundred YouTube videos, and uploaded  an album’s worth of material at Thru-You.com.  Each song has embedded links to the sampled musicians.  He did a remarkable job … Continue reading

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Tragedy – All Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gee

I’m a little embarassed at how much I like this.  They manage to make “Stayin’ Alive” sound like AC/DC wrote it.  Per the MySpace page: “Audiences today are craving a metal Bee Gees experience more than ever, and Tragedy delivers.” … Continue reading

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No. 908: Hasselt, BE

August 21, 2009 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival (Shelter Stage) Hank III & Assjack The Get Up Kids the Jesus Lizard Face to Face The Living End Future of the Left A Place to Bury Strangers And So I Watch You … Continue reading

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The Jesus Lizard on Sound Opinions

The Jesus Lizard’s interview on the NPR’s Sound Opinions begins airing today.  We did an interview with hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis and recorded three songs in the WBEZ studios.  The podcast will be available on August 24 from … Continue reading

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"Sycamore" by David Daniell and Doug McComb Released Today

“Sycamore,” the first album by David Daniell and Doug McComb, is officially released today.   I got an advance copy a couple of weeks ago and have been listening nonstop.  It’s that kind of abstract instrumental music that creeps into you … Continue reading

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Danny MacAskill in Edinburgh

When I’m in Edinburgh, I just walk around and drink beer, maybe eat some fried candy bars.  This boggles my tiny brain.  I love the stuff he does off the trees. (hat tip: How the World Works)

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NYT Review and Video of Rhys Chatham's "A Crimson Grail" at the Lincoln Center

Rhys Chatham’s performance of “A Crimson Grail” at the Lincoln Center was a gorgeous, mind-altering experience.  I have to thank Kurt Wolf, Regina Greene, and David Daniell for getting me involved. The New York Times review: Guitarist by the Hundreds, … Continue reading

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U.S. Premiere of Rhys Chatham Piece for 200 Guitars and 16 Basses

I have a feeling this is going to be very, very cool.  Experimental composer Rhys Chatham will be at the Damrosch Park Bandshell at the Lincoln Center this Saturday, August 8, for the U.S. premiere of “A Crimson Grail,” his … Continue reading

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