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ArtLung posts tagged with “music”

  • Rock, Zevon, Swimming, Moving

    Some Zevon this morning, from a live recording on the Internet Archive that’s pretty good, which I found via UBM: I can saw a woman in two But you won’t want to look in the box when I’m through I can make love disappear For my next trick I’ll need a volunteer And more Zevon:…

  • Kate Nash on Jools Holland

    The other day I got a comment from Ellen mentioning Jools Holland, who I have indeed heard of, and here’s Kate Nash again, singing Foundations from Jools’ show. If I haven’t warned you before, I’ll warn you now, Kate uses salty language.

  • Some Kate Nash for Friday

    This week I discovered a show called Never Mind the Buzzcocks (episode list, lucimon84 has current episodes)– a music chat/quiz show from the UK. I found links to a bunch of shows, including ones with Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse. It’s quite British, and I don’t understand all the current references to TV Presenters, Footballers,…

  • Video Killed The Radio Star

    Something I missed not being in San Diego. Excellent, inspiring, beautiful cover of the one-hit-wonder. The date on the YouTube video is 2006. The band “The Wrong Trousers” is active on their myspace: http://www.thewrongtrousersband.com/. via Waxy, where many good things come from

  • St. James Infirmary

    There’s an entire blog devoted to the song St. James Infirmary. It’s called NO NOTES and is pretty great. It’s a testament to the power of the web to provide whole environments where fandom and obsessive scholarship can flourish. I’m a big fan of fansites. If someone has a peculiar obsession, I think that’s great….


  • Joe2 bowls 137; Oblivious

    Went bowling yesterday with co-workers, it was pretty fun. I bowled a 137, a 130, and a 114 which put me third among the 12 folks bowling. My head is feeling better too. It’s all good. The song in my head which I was unable a good copy of from either on iTunes, Amazon MP3…

  • William Gibson, Gravy, and a Video

    William Gibson: The Rolling Stone 40th Anniversary Interview : Rolling Stone I find myself less pessimistic than I sometimes imagine I should be. When I started to write science fiction, the intelligent and informed position on humanity’s future was that it wasn’t going to have one at all. We’ve forgotten that a whole lot of…

  • Pleasantness Overall, And Why

    I’m pleased with how things are arranged right now. Usually being content means I am blogging much more. So much wonderful stuff to say! I’ve been pleasantly busy. This pleasantness has manifested itself in steady work, side projects finishing finally, and things at my dayjob going relatively well. Herein I will try and communicate some…

  • Where There’s a Misc There’s a Way

    The language in this is not safe for work, but the sentiments are important: How to Irritate and Annoy People in the Name of Blogging A lot of people I know or know of are blogging about the fires in San Diego: Sassy, JeSais, MAS, MissEwon, Chuck, and Geoff. Also, people I haven’t met: Raph…


  • Misc is out of Style

    To start with, a random screenshot from a video from 1989: It’s by MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Watch actual videos by MC 900 Ft Jesus below: I enjoy his music very much. He got his name from a vision of Oral Roberts: May 25, 1980, while overlooking his religious center which was in financial difficulty:…

  • Play Misc-y for Me

    I’ve been reading and listening to lots about animation, and one of the more fun things has been Spline Cast, a podcast about 3-D animation. My favorite podcast right now is Dave Ramsey’s 1 hour version of his show. Don’t bother with the 3-hour version, it’s not really free. My previous favorite podcast is Harry…

  • Required Viewing for the Music Business

    via Mark Evanier, Flo and Eddie, aka The Turtles, explain their storied relationships with lawsuits and bad managers: The music business is a cesspool, always has been. Sad.

  • Morning is the time for Miscellany

    Danah Boyd is surprised to be used as a pack mule for some great marketing. I think it’s the nature of the beast. When something hits your gut, it’s natural to try and promote it. Taking a step back and realizing you’re part of someone’s street team can be a little disorienting! Via The Beat,…

  • Please Compare and Contrast

    Gerry Rafferty: Baker Street, from around 1979: Toy Dolls: Nellie the Elephant, from around 1984: Topics you may wish to discuss include video aesthetics, goofy British dudes, musicianship, seriousness and fun. I like both songs very much.


  • Zappa Morning

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FUAgIBysj4 via Kill Ugly Radio And also, Adrian Belew recently made two posts about adventures in Frank Zappa’s world: How To End Up Wearing A Dress On Stage In A Concert Film With Frank Zappa How To End Up Imitating Bob Dylan In Concert With Frank Zappa Every good morning should begin with a little…

  • Black Men Ski

    I will update this post later, but today this video for Black Men Ski by Stew and Heidi has made me pretty ecstatic. Look for a longer post and transcribed lyrics when I have some time to spare. Right now, I don’t! Black men go to Aspen and rent colorful chalets Giggle at the questions…

  • stew sez 2.0

    wie geht’s y’all: stew sez, originally started back in 2003 for stew to vent some writing, has been given a facelift and new interface — it’s a blog. i’m proud to have been able to set this up for stew, and am looking forward to reading more and eventually seeing “passing strange” too. check it…