Saturday, February 27, 2010

She needs cash, to buy asprin for her pain

On a friend's recommendation, I went back and listened to this song off of Live's 1994 smash hit Throwing Copper. The album as a whole is pretty ridiculous (even if I did enjoy it in earnest as a 15-year-old) but there's something about this bizarre song that's kind of great. I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Field Music is back!

Field Music is back together after a brief hiatus in which they became The Week That Was and School of Language, both of which at one point Drischord and I were heartily in favor of. The new album is pretty stunning, if a little bit hard to digest, coming in at 20 tracks. Sounds like XTC meets Big Star.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm Just Gonna Keep Posting Vic Chesnutt Songs

I'm officially still mourning this man's passing, so I think the best thing I can do right now is keep posting his hauntingly* beautiful music and let it speak for itself.

This is "Supernatural" off his aforementioned Drunk album, which everyone should own.

* apologies for using the adjective/adverb "haunting(ly)" in consecutive posts

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bob Dylan Live at the White House

His range isn't even what it was in 1964, but this arrangement of "The Times They Are A-Changin" sounds like so much of his recent output... haunting.

Just part of a larger White House concert to commemorate music of the civil rights era.

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Mercy Seat

Man, this song is good. I loved it when Johnny Cash sang it, but this version is just one more thing that tells me I need to get into Nick Cave at some point.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Unsung Insanity of Crispin Glover

Clowny Clown Clown! Oh dear God, I can't believe there's a video on YouTube of this Crispin Glover spoken-word train wreck! I can't express how amazed and delighted I was to come across this after all these years!

It even contains references to Glover's bizarre alter ego Rubin Farr, mentioned without explanation so that you'd have to make an effort to dig deeper into the Glover canon to find out what the heck he was talking about.

I'm tempted to go on for a long time, but really, I think the material speaks for itself.