Archive for February, 2005
I’ve jumped into the new blogging craze with a podcast.
Reviving my old show from WPRK years back.
If you have ipodder you can add my feed at
I’ve never met Mike McGonigal, but he’s got a story to tell. From heart stabbings to loving remineces over Slapp Happy his blog just kills with a wit and wisdom that’s part cynical and part bravado. A few choice mp3s from his stach include:
Mike’s blog is here
WFMU has fairly consistently been one of the better stations in the country.
Why they don’t take their real audio streams and transitors to commercial radio
with one of those (what are they called 102.7 licenses or something?) low-cost FCC licenses created to fight clear channel’s encroaching monopoly I don’t know. But their playlists, shows, and everything are available online and sans live365’s b.s. Really one of the better archives of music out there, stumbled back upon it today while searching for more seigen ono, there’s also a 99 Records show in their archives, Brain Turner’s show, and the Gospel show after Brain are all amazing. Even their everyday rock heavy line up is better than 90% of the indie INDIE INDIE INDIE INDIE that eternally never endlessly congeals the veins of freeform radio like clear channel’s obession with Soundgarden 15 years after their genesis. The station, I gather, is a non-profit no-ads and is taking donations year round. Is it just me or is new york to expensive for art these days? Tonic going under, Cggbs going under, etc.
If only radio stations could move to Astoria with the hipsters that support it.
Saw this on the witness exchange LCD Soundsystem has a new video out for Daft Punk is Playing at My house, which is suitablly pretty funny. There’s also a video for movement. Might add the rapture’s alabama sunshine is pretty bad ass.
So these are the highlights in today’s blog-a-thon
From David’s blog
The Fucking End Is this new? Is this old? Who is this guy? Should I do more research? yes.
Sidsel Endresson British(?) vocalist, jazz based. some tracks remarkably effective, others sound like that Sizzla number where he sings over jazz standards (yeah dancehall is that weird). Links Western Wind BBC Recording
It’s everywhere these days, but come It’s good
David has apparently made friends with some new girl named Lou Lou. ahh how do these things happen? friends? Anyway, she’s got some nice tracks
unfotunately forget her web address, but it has a nice 1920s poster
of lou lou scantly sipping her drink in what I imagine is a “hot jazz club”
And this one… well it made the rounds I think. Found it on a japanese blog that in turn linked to an american blog than in turn linked to a bands website. Secrelt Canadain group, proves that sometimes Emo does get it right.
Cover of Bjork’s Unravel
following up on my post of 3 seconds ago, my friend Matt found this sound poetry library on the same site. He recommends the Cunningham pieces.
Edit: I hate how this will posts twice on my RSS feed but whatever. Turns out the sound poetry archive is all up on Ubu web the venerable and some times controversial arhcive of the avant-garade. While your at this, this archive organizes everything into artist by last name and seems to have a few more links than the aspen folder: