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Dean of American Rock Critics just recorded a song
about the history of the Paz and Jop poll tititled "Jop'd in
the Closet," And who says critics are a bunch of frustrated
musicians? You can download it online.
Campbell back as man of letters
is releasing a couple of autobiographical audio books
before the publication of his new memoir Uncle Luke: My Life And
Freaky Times appears this April.
on Sam Cooke
NPR just did an interview with Peter
Guralnick about his new Sam
Cook biography, 'Dream Boogie'. Guralnick, one of my
personal favorite writers, is responsible for the definitive Elvis
bio’s Last Train to Memphis, Careless Love,
his American music trilogy, and many more distinguished works. Check
him out and check out this bit on Cook's importance.
I ntellectual property-oriented lobby group IP
Action (IPAC) has launched a campaign to buy a video-enabled
iPods for US senators who draft technology laws. Good luck getting
“Rapture” “on the storm” mash-up
just mashed-up “Rapture” with The Door’s “Riders
on the Storm” for their upcoming multimedia greatest hits
Sound and Vision. I’m waiting for “The End”
and “Hanging on the Telephone”…
of Burma new LP
of Burma’s follow-up to their respectable comeback
ONoffON, entitled The Obliterati will be here
in May on Matador along with a pre-release 12”.
Gil’s NYC speech
Gil is not only an amazing composer, but what I didn’t
know is that he’s Brazil’s official Cultural Minister.
A Global Rhythm article appeared today with the contents
of a speech a couple of weeks ago in New York about government’s
role in shaping culture. Take notes Georgy.
and Sebastian morphed into comic book characters
and Sebastian’s songs were interpreted by comic
artists in Put the Book Back on the Shelf: A Belle and Sebastian
Pop Fest announces lineup
Pop Festival returns to San Fran at the end of March
with Rogue Wave, Thursday, Isis, the National, Feist, Two Gallants,
Minus the Bear, Kid Koala, the Dirtbombs, We Are Scientists, and
Four Tet with Steve Reid.
Black Flag tribute
Records is doing a
Black Flag tribute album. Look for crappy bands taking
stabs at songs of one of the best bands ever.
Pistols ready for another swindle?
Pistols reunion? Wouldn't put it past 'em...
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