The studio blinked. “KDDX, this is Dan.” I punched the phone button on the red and white mixer expecting a buzzed request for Metallica or Aerosmith. “Dan! This is Diamond! Tighten the fuck up!” Click. In a radio studio the phone never rings, but the light always blinks. Nighttime radio is great. Broadcasting from the Black Hills … Continue reading Break on Through: Remembering The Diamond
This is a list of the music I enjoyed this year. We (read: I) used to take music very, very seriously. In our youth we look for emotionally-charged ways to articulate abstract ideas about ourselves, our friends, and our role within culture. Often music becomes a proxy for self identity, and the culture of music … Continue reading Top Five Records (of 2013); And: Music Culture As Self-Identity
Link: Reading List: The Winners History of Rock and Roll This is a great longform series on the history of rocknroll by Steven Hayden for Grantland. This series does a remarkably good job of touching the seminol moments in rock history, while avoiding typical cliches of rock criticism. Hayden wrote a similar and immensely enjoyable series for … Continue reading Reading List: The Winners History of Rock and Roll
My Big Muff
Link: K’Naan Considering Suit Against Romney Campaign for Using “Waving Flag” as Victory Song kopoint: Mitt Romney probably isn’t a hip-hop fan. If he were, the Presidential hopeful would have known that K’Naan wouldn’t be too keen on the idea that his song “Waving Flag” be adopted as the victory anthem for the potential GOP … Continue reading K’Naan Considering Suit Against Romney Campaign for Using “Waving Flag” as Victory Song
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http://assets.tumblr.com/swf/audio_player.swf?audio_file=http://www.tumblr.com/audio_file/14674118023/tumblr_ldt05aZrZn1qzppji&color=FFFFFF “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues featuring Kristy Maccoll Merry Christmas! I could have been someoneWell so could anyoneYou took my dreams from meWhen I first found youI kept them with me babeI put them with my ownCan’t make it all aloneI’ve built my dreams around you [Link]
No Pulp Music CMJ Show (Taken with Instagram at Arlene’s Grocery)
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
London Sky Orchestra: To mark one year to go until the 2012 Olympics the Mayor of London has teamed up with the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) to bring UK artist Luke Jerram’s Sky Orchestra to the city.