In our past midnight conversation
, Steve Albini discussed his interesting history with Kurt Cobain, his abandoned work with Fugazi, the stories behind making In Utero, the mostly good but surprisingly sad and surreal professional aftermath of making In Utero, how it might have changed his life, how the new Shellac LP’s test pressings are on route to the band, and why he doesn’t care about Breaking Bad but can tolerate The Newsroom.
Sound American: Issue #4, The What Is American Music? Issue
of the web-based magazine Sound American
examines American music in some of its rich diversity. The issue includes a fabulous "mixtape"
put together by Ian Nagoski of Canary Records
of music recorded to 78-rpm disc by immigrant communities in the US. (***see interior note) [more inside]
- In Search Of Lost Time - is a streaming mix of beautiful 78s from around the world, collected and curated by Ian Nagoski. "I started sifting through boxes of junky old 78s that no one else wanted about 15 years ago, and almost right away, I made a rule: Anything that wasn't in English, buy it." [more inside]
A lot of people don't know where to go to source interesting info on historical wood finishes. You are not one of them
. [more inside]