April 23rd, 2008
The Replacements Talent Show Live
A very cool live performance of “Talent Show” by the Replacements at the “International Rock Awards.”
February 9th, 2008
Even the logo is inspiring…
From the Marin Independent Journal, How Grateful Dead came together again for Obama fundraiser.
January 25th, 2008
I’ve known hundreds of musicians over the years… finally one of them put out something decent.
April 25th, 2007
Via New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/daily/food/2007/04/rock_star_recipes.html
April 9th, 2007
Two mighty albums released this year make a reference to Himmler…
The Shins – Australia
Dare to be one of us girl
Faced with the android’s conundrum
I felt like I should just cry
But nothing happens every time I take one on the chin
Yeah Himmler in your coat you don’t know how long I’ve been
Watching the lantern dim starved of oxygen
So give me your hand and let’s jump out the window
The Tragically Hip – World Container
There’s a world container with your name on it
and a billion ways to go berserk
when the country quits on you
it must be dinner
and the Himmler on this one is, there’s no dessert
(he’s the one who couldn’t imagine
all the people living life in peace, yoo hoo oo oo oo)
So why Himmler? Heinrich Himmler was a prominent member of the Nazi party and primarily responsible for the entire Holocaust (as organizer). The “Himmler” on his story is that the British captured him but committed suicide before he could be put on trial at Nuremberg.
January 19th, 2007
Not sure if anyone saw this but someone posted the mp3s from those Velvet Underground acetates that were found and put on eBay recently. Apparently they sound pretty good.
Here is how it all happened (with pic goodness). This one has a picture of the actual acetate and it’s really wild to see 4-25-66 written on it. That’s over 40 years ago, btw. Wow.
December 29th, 2006
If you use playlists in iTunes to listen to your music, then you may have noticed that it is impossible to delete a song while viewing the playlist. You might need to delete a lost song or just to remove a song you are too embarrassed to even have on your computer (where did that Wham! song come from anyway?).
I discovered a keyboard shortcut that allows you to do this, simply press control-shift-delete after the selecting the song(s) you want to delete. That’s it, hope it’s helpful for you.
October 28th, 2006
For some reason, I had Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns and Money” in my head so I poked around YouTube to see what they had. I was not let down. We always hear Warren this time of year (“Werewolves of London” for Halloween) but he really was an incredible songwriter who left us well before his time. Thankfully, Letterman had him on many, many times.
See more over here.