Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

NSFW – Hamell on Trial

Posted: 22nd July 2010 by Chris in Music
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I thought I was listening to Lucinda Williams

Posted: 24th June 2010 by Chris in Music
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But it’s not! It’s Carrie Rodriguez singing “50′s French Movie”! I’m in love:

No more Lala on Google it seems

Posted: 18th March 2010 by Chris in Music, News, Web
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No more Lala results floating at the top of my Google searches? Apple and Google seem to be locked in mortal combat. Who is going to lose this one? Probably not Microsoft or Amazon. Seems Lala has made a reappearance.

Oof, been busy…

Posted: 18th September 2009 by Chris in General, Music
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…and still managed to find a good new band — Hot Panda. I think I have to thank Orchid Mei for her frequent use of the colloquialisms “Hot and Awesome” and “Panda”. The combination meant there was no way I could pass Hot Panda up.  Favorites so far are “Chinatown Bus”, “Whale Headed Girl”,  and [...]

Indie 101.5 in Denver has moved online

Posted: 9th August 2009 by Chris in Denver, Music
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This really sucks, I tuned in earlier this week and got some right wing blowhard dumping in my ear. All is not lost, however, the crew moved online. http://indie303.com I’m hoping they will do the drop-by-indie-band recording a la Daytrotter as well as stream. There is simply way too much good stuff going unheard. They [...]

King of Pop

Posted: 26th June 2009 by Chris in Music, News
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Michael Jackson is gone. One thing I think everyone can agree on is that he was a truly tragic figure. Where I differ from most is that I wasn’t a fan. Get past Motown and I didn’t like his music. He was talented, but I thought it was over produced, over-hyped, and over the years, [...]

Another Sunday Morning

Posted: 21st June 2009 by Chris in Music
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I am really liking early Sunday mornings. This time sans CBS. Daytrotter.com has really been stepping up to the plate lately, I may have said that before. I’ve actually gone out and bought four or five albums from Amazon in the last couple of months, all have been bands I hadn’t seen before I heard [...]

Here it comes…

Posted: 9th June 2009 by Chris in General, Music, News
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Payola in reverse? One bit I read compares the radio market in the U.S. to North Korea. Man, they are laying it on thick trying to get HR 848 passed. Making radio stations pay to play music. Pretty soon singing in the car will require a license, now that would be like living in North [...]

Wisdom

Posted: 4th May 2009 by Chris in Music
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How is it that the live version of David Gray’s Wisdom is soooo much better than the canned version?

Book Reports

Posted: 14th September 2008 by Chris in General, Music
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I’ve been relaxing and clearing the cobwebs from my head over the past several weeks. One of the things I’ve been doing is re-reading books. I’m not going to dive in deep, but here they are: Dog of the South – Charles Portis My god, I’ve forgotten how much I love his writing style. He [...]