Alex and I have lived together for 9 years. In those 9 years we have packed up, moved and unpacked his record collection 5 times. It’s about 15 boxes, about 1500 hundred records “that includes the singles and stuff, which you’re also going to have to review.” Is what Alex just said to me from the other room... Here are the rules I’ve set for my self. Start with the “A’s” these records are set up in alphabetical order by artist. Listen to the entire thing even if I really hate it. And make sure to comment on the cover art. Are you with me? Let’s see how far I can go.
(20 so far...)
posted by Going To Maine
on Mar 16, 2014 -
The Weirdest Band in the World
is a blog devoted to singers, musicians, and bands that are crazy
, or otherwise unusual
. Bloggers Andy and Jake write about bands both successful
, whether metal
, or whatever other genre
, always with an unflagging appreciation for what makes these bands unique, and with none of the snark and jeering that often laces articles elsewhere about people doing weird things. [more inside]
posted by narain
on May 15, 2013 -
Radio Free Gunslinger
is a music podcast by the blog If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats (previously)
A guided tour through the chthonic regions of 20th century Western culture and the society it reflected.
At least that's what it says on the wrapper.
posted by zamboni
on Jun 14, 2012 -
The Golden Age of Music Video
blog, chock full of "amazing true tales from Music Video's greatest era (1976-1993), is written by Stephen Pitalo, a music video historian currently writing a book with interviews of more than fifty music video directors who shot iconic clips during the genre's heyday.
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 25, 2011 -
"Stews are, by nature, epic. So you need to be listening to something truly epic whilst you stew the fuck up. Hawkwind's 'Space Ritual' should cover it. On its original release 'Space Ritual' was advertised as '90 minutes of Brain Damage.' Luckily, you've got the re-release double CD which should have about '2 and a half hours of Brain Damage' on it. The perfect amount of time - measured in 'brain damage' - to stew a fucking rabbit. Christ's chopper! Let's cook."
has a cookery blog
posted by ClanvidHorse
on Aug 1, 2011 -
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his awesome abstract compilation album Miniatures
, Morgan Fisher
(of Mott the Hoople fame) has started going through the 51-track masterpiece
from the beginning in, well, minute detail, updating readers on the current status of the featured band, providing relevant links, explaining his compilation process, and, of course, streaming each track. So far
the first 7 tracks are featured, but start here with the bonus track added to the 1994 CD re-issue of Miniatures – "The Miniatures Miniature"
. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Jan 6, 2011 -
Tim Perlich was the senior music writer for Toronto's NOW Magazine
for 20 or so years. The two parted company for unexplained reasons earlier this year. For those who love or hate him (and there are plenty in both camps), he's now blogging about all things music at The Perlich Post
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Dec 4, 2009 -
blog to the oldskool
, collecting obscure & long forgotten 91-95 oldschool hardcore/jungle gems, live sets, and more
oldies from the golden era of jungle .
posted by geos
on Jan 18, 2009 -
"I sometimes wonder if anyone still reads this stuff."
Here's an unique perspective for the self-styled brash, anarchist, punkrocker turned maturing, computer-geek
y, old git in all of us, or at least those of us who remember John Coltrane's version of My Favorite Things
. WrecklessEric dot com
contains the words of a man filled with faux passion
and finite jest, whose composed some good music and written some good lyrics to go with them. For those of you not that old, Wreckless Eric
wrote the song Whole Wide World
which is what Will Ferrell sings to Maggie Gyllenhaal in that movie
before she jumps his bones. It was just last year. You might have seen it. Eric's done some other things
too. I bring this to the blue cuz I happen to be fascinated by the wry, personable, unapologetic, self-referential, egotistical and occasionally self-loathing way the guy
writes in his website, and cuz I'm a sucker for the history of punk
, cuz I'm a geeky old git who used to fancy himself a shoegazing punk enthusiast. ...and cuz I'm bored.
posted by ZachsMind
on May 13, 2007 -
is a new blog by employees of emusic
. Not much there yet but for MeFites who use the service, this looks like it could prove handy for keeping on top of what's worth checking out.
posted by dobbs
on Feb 22, 2007 -
OH NO! THERE GOES TOKYO! GO GO GODZILLA
(Nearly) every Godzilla soundtrack.
(Thanks to my girlfriend for hipping me to this)
posted by klangklangston
on Oct 10, 2006 -
No Condition is Permanent.
World music, and African music in particular, often falls into two categories: pleasant and inoccuous, or the fetishized other. Even speaking of "African" music is misleading. Senegalese mbalax doesn't sound that much like Camaroonian makossa.
And I don't say this as some great authority; I'm still just at the beginning of the learning curve.
So come along with me. There's the broad Benne Loxo du Taccu
, the sidebar of Mudd Up!
, the great (and self-explanitory) African Hiphop
, Stern's Music
(this link going to a more accessible Thione Seck), Aduna
(for Francophones— my middle-school French gets me by, but I'm really there for the music), Du Bruit
(more Francophones, with an emphasis on vinyl sharities), and Worldly Disorientation
(which covers all sorts of world music, but has some excellent African stuff).
Have I missed anything great? Recommend it in the thread. I tend to prefer the psychedelic and dubby stuff more than straight folk styles, but that's me.
posted by klangklangston
on Nov 17, 2005 -
Rummage Through The Crevices
(Musical Curiosities, Obscurities and other Unearthed Treasures) is "a weekly community radio segment (Friday mornings, 2SER-FM, Sydney, Australia) devoted to offbeat and outsider music, less travelled paths of global pop, interesting re-issued treasures, music-sharing activists, notable and unusual online mp3 repositories, etc. This webloggy thing is its online companion."
posted by taz
on May 30, 2005 -