Flickr user Harvezt brings you The Dark Side of the Covers
, which recreates 33 rock album covers as seen from the OPPPOSITE direction. Some of the covers are iconic, others are obscure, some of the interpretations are simple and obvious, others are creative and... interesting. (And some are NSFW, but then, some of the original covers were NSFW).
posted by oneswellfoop
on Apr 15, 2014 -
"Welcome to ‘Disaster Songs in Canada.’
This website serves as a vehicle to present the Canadian disaster songs that three academics have collected and are currently studying....Incidents in songs range across time, from the pre-confederation era, such as the New Brunswick blaze of 1825 (“The Miramichi Fire,” credited to John Jardine), to the 2009 Cougar helicopter crash off Newfoundland (“Fall into the Ocean,” by Mark Frost)."
Come with me down the rabbit hole to the strains of songs about mine collapses, sinking ships, broken bridges, train wrecks, earthquakes, floods, and more. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on Nov 9, 2013 -
As They Say
is a 20+ minute musical composition by Icelander Ólöf Arnalds
, where she plays and sings all the parts herself in nine-fold splitscreen. She created the piece from interviews with 17 New Yorkers, each of a different nationality, and she sings in all 17 languages. Other Ólöf Arnalds videos: 11 minute documentary
, 4 songs live on KEXP
, covering That Lucky Old Sun
, original song that morphs into Springsteen's I'm on Fire live
, new song
, an interview broken up into 17 chunks
and a 10 minute documentary
. The interview, the first of the documentaries and
some songs are in English. [Ólöf Arnalds previously on MeFi]
posted by Kattullus
on Feb 9, 2010 -
Ahmet Ertegun was profiled by George W. S. Trow
in The New Yorker in a classic piece back in 1978. Ertegun was the son of the Turkish ambassador to the US and he remained behind in D.C. studying medieval philosophy at Georgetown. Instead of devoting himself to his studies he founded Atlantic Records with his friend Herb Abramson. Trow charted how Ertegun moved from tramping through muddy, Louisiana fields in search of hot new sounds to the whirl of Studio 54. Below the cut are links to the songs mentioned in the article, as best as I could find, in the order in which they appear. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 17, 2009 -
An OpEd piece by Bruce Springsteen,
announcing the tour of Vote for Change, the umbrella of a new group including the Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, Jurassic 5, James Taylor and Jackson Browne. (NYT)
posted by semmi
on Aug 5, 2004 -
"A New York concert promoter has mounted an online campaign to 'draft' Bruce Springsteen to headline a rock 'n roll show to upstage the Republican National Convention on the night it nominates President Bush...." Said promoter Andrew Rasiej, "I've spoken to the manager of REM, to Bon Jovi's people and the rest of the names I've mentioned and they all said, 'if you build it, we will be there.'"
I'm not a big fan, but this
has the potential to be momentous.
posted by mapalm
on Jun 22, 2004 -
Born to Run?
A group of New Jersey political activists announced a plan to draft Bruce Springsteen to run for the U.S. Senate
"as a true representative of the state". But there is a big problem: no one has talked to the Boss about the idea.
": how does that sound?
posted by matteo
on May 15, 2002 -
E Street Band guitarist and erstwhile Sopranos
star Little Steven
is launching a syndicated radio show
to be centered around garage rock of the '60's plus latter day punk as well according to this story
. Steve's own site includes some great live reviews
and excellent garage rock links
. I, for one, am really looking forward to hearing this show. Good luck, Steve.
posted by jonmc
on Apr 4, 2002 -
Behind the Lizzie Grubman story
Publicist with clients including Britney Spears runs SUV into crowd
of 15 outside a club. Her dad is a major recording industry attorney, representing Michael Jackson, Sting, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. But it's not a good enough story to take national? "Missing interns, shark-bitten 8-year-olds and murdered wives of has-been stars are OK, though."
posted by raysmj
on Jul 17, 2001 -
Is the Boss really in charge?
Tucows is -- supposedly legally -- posting tracks from his early album, "Before the Fame" (though that sounds like a title applied after the fact to *me*).
posted by baylink
on Jun 16, 2000 -