Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wyatt Cenac is Very Funny

This segment kind of blew my mind.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Moving on now...

I wrote a draft of a post about the annoying Pitchfork coverage of the new Nas album (they panned it, in a typically annoying fashion) but I've decided I'm better off not expending the energy anymore on what stupid crap they're writing over at Pitchfork. My personal take on the Nas album is that it's flawed, but so far pretty interesting to listen to. I also enjoyed his appearance on the Colbert Report the other night. I'm always afraid to hear musicians I like speak on talk shows, sometimes they can be so wince-inducingly inarticulate, but I thought Nas held his own.

In other news, I've been on a big Bob Dylan kick recently. Every so often I rediscover that guy and find new layers I never noticed before. Here's a random outtake of Bob and Johnny Cash doing a Jimmie Rodgers song. I thought it was pretty great.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dr. Dog - Fate

The guys who made my 3rd favorite album of 2007 are about to release their new one. Check it out!
RIYL The Beatles. The Band. David Bowie. Good songwriting. Great singers. Classic rock production values.

Download The Ark
Download The Old Days

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Christmas on Mars

I can only dream, but reports are that Christmas on Mars is actually going to be out and in our hands by the end of the year. Too good to be true? Coming out the same week as Chinese Democracy? Maybe, but for now, consider me excited...

Billboard Article

And I'll say it now, if this comes out, I will fly to New York to watch it with most of you fine folk this spring, provided we all agree to wait and watch together.