Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Bubblegum music is the naked truth! Some folks don't take these songs seriously, but you can hear a whole lot of punk and post-punkish pop in them.
In which I cover Return to Omashu and The Swamp. In the comments, I mention my recent health problems.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Music Library: Nirvana, No Age, No Man/No Man's Band, NoMeansNo, NOMO, Norman Blake, Notwist, Nouvelle Vague, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nouvelle Vague - "Too Drunk To Fuck." French cabaret-style cover of the Dead Kennedys song. Yawn.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
In which I discuss the first two episodes of season two of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which includes the hilarious "The Cave Of Two Lovers."
In which I discuss the HBO documentary on Gloria Steinem called Gloria: In Her Own Words.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Music Library: New York Dolls, Gary Newcomb Trio, Joanna Newsom, Ney Matogrosso, Nick Cave, Nick Drake
The Gary Newcomb Trio - The Gary Newcomb Trio (2008). An Austin-based country-pop trio that featured a pedal steel player in the traditional guitarist's role and my pal Brandon on bass, The Gary Newcomb Trio are a fun listen. Recommended.
Ney Matogrosso - As Ilhas single (1974). Apparently this guy is a sort of Brazilian Klaus Nomi, with a stage show featuring absurdist outfits and a outlandishly high singing voice. These two tracks are rather like Brazilian chamber pop.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Music Library: Neville Brothers, New Establishment In Soul, New Model Army, New Order, New Pornographers, New Race, New Ruins, New Year
New Establishment In Soul - "Whip It (Pt. 1)." No idea where I picked up this single, so it must be from a mixtape that fell apart somewhere along the way in my library. Anyway, it's cooking.
While I'm at it, here's a version of "The Laws Have Changed" from Letterman in 2003. No Dan Bejar, but it does have the gorgeous Neko Case tearing it up throughout.
New Ruins - "Ships." No idea where I picked this single up. It's pretty good, though.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Sunday, August 07, 2011