Monthly Archives: July 2011
Andrew Bird revised the Kermit the Frog classic “Being Green” as part of an upcoming Muppets tribute record called The Green Album (Weezer’s also on the record so the album name is completely original). Bird’s poignant version captures the struggles of a young muppet with skin color issues and asks the philosophical question of why [...]
The turn of the millennium was a simpler time. I didn’t know that I had bad taste in music and I had the misguided impression that goatees were cool. These are the songs that blasted from my discman during those years, all found through the wonders of Youtube and late night drunkeness.
DJ White Lotus posted a mash-up of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” and Kanye West’ “We Major.” The track, which also features Nas, actually improves on the original Verve hit. Seriously, it does. Kanye West featuring Nas – We Major (Bittersweet White Lotus Mashup) by DJ White Lotus
NPR posted a recording of Thurston Moore’s performance at the 11th NON-COMMvention in Delaware last May 19. Moore, the solo artist, performed songs from his new album Demolished Thoughts. Add this to the many reasons why the world is a better place with NPR. Listen to the gig here. The Set List: Benediction Illuminine January [...]
Jack White hooked up with rapper Black Milk for two new tracks, which comes to us courtesy of weallwantsome1. White has his grubby hands all over the release; he signed Black Milk to a record contract, he played guitars and drums and he co-produced the tracks. In other words, it’s like every other record that [...]
Jeff Tweedy’s solo set from last year’s Philly Folk Fest is now up on wilcoworld.net. The gig contains interesting, toned-down versions of “Muzzle of Bees” and “I’ll Fight” and offers insight on an alternate universe where Wilco doesn’t exist. You can listen to the gig here. You’re welcome.
Seasick Steve, along with Jack White, John Paul Jones and Alison Mosshart, played a cover of Mississipi Fred McDowell’s “Write Me A Few Lines.” The performance came at the headline set of the second night of the iTunes Festival. It’s like a jam band dream sequence. It would only have gotten better if White and [...]
Wilco posted full audio streams of three shows on wilcoworld.net. The streams were recorded in Tucson (June 2009), New Orleans (March 2008) and Tulsa (May this year). The sound quality is kind of muddy, but “Jesus, Etc.” still melts the heart. Listen to the shows here
@Close_watcher shot an animated remake of the music video for LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” using Lego. Toy building bricks have never been so indie.
Please be kidding. During Pulp’s set at the Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park on July 3, singer Jarvis Cocker told the audience, “Christmas just came early. See you all again.. in about 15 years probably.” The band, which broke up in 2002, kicked off its reunion tour in Primavera last May and was a [...]