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Morning of music continues

One of the best and most forward-thinking things I’ve ever done with my iTunes collection is to write into the metadata of songs with miscellaneous sources the URL of the source of the track.  Thus reminding me of this awesome video … Continue reading

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Hey, check out @JesseThorn being my hero

[via Twitter]

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Jeff Tweedy’s recent set on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is something to behold.

Laced with an element of modesty, it’s powerful and folksy.

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[WATCH] New Pornographers, live at The Brill Building

Great suzuki’s beard!  NPR posted a high-quality video recording of ALL of The New Pornographers’ recent set at the Brill Building.  I’ll see you later guys, I’m too busy LOSING IT over here.

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[LISTEN] Stream of “The Terror”, new album from The Flaming Lips

I’d heard snippets of the album before it’s release, and now the good folks at NPR’s All Songs Considered (arguably one of the best music podcast series out there) is streaming the entire thing on their blog.  Check it out here. … Continue reading

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Today in “music nerdgasms”, NPR is streaming the soundtrack to Dave Grohl’s “Sound City”

The movie itself is excellent; a wonderful documentary on a legendary music recording studio in California, and more specifically, the sound board that all the tunes got funnelled through (trailer here). Stream all the tunes here.  My favorites so far are of … Continue reading

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[WATCH] Bruce Springsteen’s Keynote Speech From This Year’s SXSW

The man is a folk hero that knows what he’s talking about.  I’ve always envisioned folk heroes to have a certain journeyman quality to them.  Some sense of restless curiosity in knowing about things beyond their immediate realm of existence.  And of … Continue reading

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“The Backlog”, in Which I Introduce a New Music-based Feature

Reading my friend’s blog earlier this afternoon, and I realized how much of a gold mine is being ignored when it comes to potential subject matter of mine to be written about.  I have the deepest affinity for music.  I’m … Continue reading

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Friday Goodies Roundup!!!

Eating banana slices while listening to Bush’s Sixteen Stone is a remarkable way to start a morning.  Life should feel like this morning feels.  On a completely unrelated note, what’s the deal with the word  “banana”?  I hate that I never know when … Continue reading

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Etta James, 73, Dies from Leukemia

I think the folks over at NPR put it best today when they wrote, “James had grit in her voice that could melt like sugar or rub like salt in a wound.”  Her life has been a long quest of … Continue reading

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