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- The Grateful Dead: Influences and Influencers
Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about Half Century Phenomenon The Grateful Dead? I remember several Los Angeles nurses I worked with who dropped everything and went to San Francisco just to BE THERE in the immediate aftermath of Jerry Garcia’s death. The Dead means a lot to a lot of people. On the net.cultural…
- 04-Jan-2015Frostbite by ♡kitty♡
Current musical obsession for me is Frostbite by ♡kitty♡. I first became aware of her with OK Cupid a few years ago. That was low-fi hip-hop done at an unexpected angle – young, white, female and with a voice that reminded me of hip-hop that came from somewhere other than mainstream. Acts like De La…
- 05-Jul-2013“Paste your taste”
Mechanized music taste summation from last.fm: I’m into female vocalists, rock, pop, indie and electronic, including: They Might Be Giants, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, My Bloody Valentine, Stew, The Negro Problem, R.E.M., Elvis Costello & The Attractions, The Beach Boys, Talking Heads, Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five, Beastie Boys, New Order, Lana Del Rey, Blooper,…
- Scrobbling with last.fm
I have had a last.fm account since 2005. Most of the music represented in here is from a long time ago. The only brand new additions on the list above are My Bloody Valentine and Blooper, who I first became aware of only in the last few months. I was scrobbling a lot in 2005,…
- 14-Nov-2012Noodly appendage
Music is meaning a lot to me lately. I’m checking out My Bloody Valentine mostly, and some other bands. Loud is good. Meanwhile, I just made some electronic music. The last time I released some electronic music was 2004: Archive.org Audio and Instant Music I don’t know either.
- 12-Mar-2012Gates of Steel by Kali Kazoo
Find her on tumblr, twitter, blogspot. I dig her drawings. Turns out I dig her musicianship too.
- 25-Jan-2012Suzy Wong (lyrics by Stew)
William Holden is a soldier and Nixon will not send him home with every card game he gets older so when on leave he needs to roam don’t judge him by his desires the puppet wires are strong oh William Holden is a BART rider bound for Hong Kong or Seoul William Holden holds a…
Brian Eno (from film for Roxy Music’s Re/Make Re/Model) This song is from 1972 and sounds new to me, perennially. Mostly because of Eno but the whole band together makes it work. I’ve written about this song before, in 1998’s Re-Make/Re-Model.
- 28-Dec-2011Stew & The Negro Problem: Curse
New album releases this month! Warning: Explicit Lyrics
For some reason this video–Fancy by Reba McEntire–has stuck with me as a kitsch cheese masterpiece since I first saw it maybe 20 years ago. The song and I think the video too were released in 1990. It is over-the-top melodrama and until I looked it up, I had no idea it was a cover…