Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Familiar Voices on an Old CD Player
Here's what I played:
The first five tracks from Hayden's Everything I Long For, which includes the wonderful 1:36 song, "Stem", "Greetings in Braille" by The Elected and "Stepping Out" by Joe Jackson.
I remember why listening to old songs can make you feel so sad. Sad in a good way, but sad. Where did time go? Why wasn't there more time?
Dead Confederate Interview
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Coming this weekend ... Dead Confederate Interview and News and Notes
This morning, at about 6:30am, I was on my way to work with Dead Confederate came on XM. I turned it up; because it was about four minutes of hard-driving enjoyment.
I'm glad there weren't any cops.
Kings of Le-Wrong
And I thought they were overexposed three years ago ...
After seeing them on E! and seeing how they are the new "it" band with all the "celebs" and seeing them look like they were dressed by a stylist of the stars ... they, that shark has totally jumped.
I know the new stuff, although it is more rock-pop than southern-grime. I'm glad they've been successful; friends of DeadJournalist, Snowden open for them a year or so ago, but damn ... they this new wrongness too bad.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Jon Wolf's October '08 Playlist
1. Jack White & Alicia Keys - Another Way To Die (Quantum of Solace Album Version)
2. Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams (Madden '09 Album Version)
3. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Dawn of the Dead
4. Vampire Weekend - Ottoman (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist sdtk)
5. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (The Teenagers Remix)
6. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around the Bend
7. The Constellations - What I See
8. Lackthereof - Last November
9. Cold War Kids - Relief
10. PocketKnife - The Static, The Shame
11. The Shaky Hands - You're the Light
12. Screaming Tea Party - Today Is the Day
13. Umbrella Tree - Make Me a Priest
14. Bombay Bicycle Club - Evening/Morning
15. Bombay Bicycle Club - How Are We
16. Bound Stems - Happens To Us All Otherwise
17. Ben Folds - The Frown Song
18. Heartless Bastards - All This Time
19. Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
20. The Shins - Little Boxes (Weeds Season 3)
21. Langhorne Slim - Restless
22. Langhorne Slim - Spinning Compass
23. One Happy Island - Temporary Tattoo
24. The Mountain Goats and Kaki King - Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle
25. Middle Distance Runner - The Sun and Earth
26. Mirah - Location Temporary
Click for the playlist: here
Friday, October 17, 2008
Video of th day: Band of Horses
RIP Levi Stubbs
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Coming Soon ... Dead Confederate Interview
Coming within the next week will be an exclusive interview with Dead Confederate ... so yeah, pay attention!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Interview: Mason Proper
DeadJournalist.com's exclusive interview with Mason Proper is up. Check out this quality interview with the boys from Michigan here
Friday, October 10, 2008
Instant Album Review: Paul Turner
A couple of months ago I got an advance copy of Paul Turner's debut Clear Blue. Despite my best intentions, it's taken me all this time to give the album a complete listen. So here I am, less than two weeks from the release date, finally giving it an instant review. (The album will be released on October 21, 2008.)
Turner, an Australian singer-songwriter, has crafted a hauntingly beautiful album. The album features strong lyrical content from Turner which is matched with a combination of well, but not overly, produced accompaniment. Several songs, including "Come With Me" and "Love Meteorite" provide feature a lush musical backdrop that includes a a string arrangements, with "Carcassonne" adding a recorder for additional depth.
Clear Blue is a must listen for anyone who favors singer-songwriters with pop sensibility.
Turner will be playing select East Coast dates in the end of October, with several shows scheduled on the West Cost for early November. For more information on Paul Turner, and his tour dates, visit his Web site: here
MP3 - Paul Turner - Love Meteorite
MP3 - Paul Turner - Be Happy
Monday, October 06, 2008
Paul McCartney is The Fireman
It has been announced that the group's newest release, Electric Arguments, will be released on November 18, 2008. It is the first album since 1998's Rushes, and the third album for the project of McCartney and Youth.
The track listing:
1. Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight
2. Two Magpies
3. Sing The Changes
4. Traveling Light
6. Light From Your Lighthouse
7. Sun Is Shining
8. Dance 'Til WeÕre High
9. Lifelong Passion
10. Is This Love?
11. Lovers In A Dream
12. Universal Here, Everlasting Now
13. Don't Stop Running
The album is produced By Paul McCartney & Youth with all tracks written by McCartney.
News and Notes
Catching up on a bit of overdue news and notes from the world of music ...
- An interesting article on the change in album production values from the WJS (thanks JW) here ...
- Bell Hollow has released free MP3 remixes, the most recent of which is a reformulation of Halo33's, "Eyes Like Planets" here ...
-London-based group, The Chap, who has recently release album, Mega Breakfast, has put together an imeem playlist of some of their favorite songs. Here's the track listing:
1. The Lonesome Executive - unknown
2. Jim Backus And Friend - Delicious
3. Van Halen - Jump
4. The Flying Lizards - Money
5. Beck - Nausea (The Chap Remix)
6. Paul Specht And His Orchestra - That's What I Call Sweet Music
7. Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
8. Agaskodo Teliverek - Gay Hussar
9. Amtrak - 7. Sinn
10. The Coasters - Yakety Yak
11. Felix Kubin - Menstruation Glamour
12. Giorgio Moroder - The Chase
13. Starship - We Built This City
14. Jim O'Rourke - Good Times
Listen to the playlist below:
- Tom Morello has released tour dates in support of his new album. They are:
11/1 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
11/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
11/5 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
11/7 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
11/8 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
11/9 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
11/11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
11/12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
11/13 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
11/20 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
11/21 New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
Watch his newest video, "Whatever It Takes" below:
Whatever It Takes
- The Dandy Warhols have an interesting new project they are working on. Rather than rewrite it, here's the press release:
"The Odditorium, the Dandy WarholsÕ famed studio in their hometown of Portland, OR, is more than simply one bandÕs space. ItÕs also home to their friends, the touring and local bands looking for a place to play, to record. The band has always striven to build and promote a community for musicians, and in 2007, they took a very purposeful step in making this a definitive part of their ethos. The Dandys began inviting other bands to participate in a collective project, the artists coming in on their own time to record new ideas over tracks others had already laid down, together creating what becomes a nearly living musical entity.
Called Breathe Easy, the project calls on the talents of artists like the Raveonettes, the Black Angels, J Mascis, Saul Williams, Spoon's Britt Daniel, Midnight Movies, and of course the Dandy Warhols, to bring their separate musical perceptions and abilities to finished product. Genre becomes loosely articulated; what unites the pieces is the emotion, the spontaneity that comes from collaboration and inspiration. ItÕs music that conveys both the individual contribution and the integrity of the whole.
Breathe Easy Trailer from World's Fair on Vimeo.
Beginning October 21, 2008, the first of 12 tracks will be sold digitally at specified Breathe Easy sites and embedded stores, and 100% of profits will go to the Three Rivers Land Conservancy.
The Three Rivers Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization that works to conserve and preserve land by the Clackamas, Tualatin, and lower Willamette Rivers against urbanization. The Dandy Warhols and the Three Rivers Land Conservancy believe that conserving land and protecting against errant urbanization creates stronger healthier communities now and for future generations."
For more information, click here ...
- Apollo Sunshine, who recently released their third full-length,
Shall Noise Upon, have announced that Dirty Pretty Things will open for them on their tour of the UK and Ireland. Tour date include:
Oct 08 - Philadelphia, PA @Johnny Brenda's
Oct 09 - Washington DC @ DC9
Oct 12 - Cambridge, UK @ The Junction (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Oct 13 - Norwich, UK @ UEA (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Oct 14 - London, UK @ The Roundhouse (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Oct 16 - Oxford, UK @ Carling Academy (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Oct 21 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
Oct 22 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Oct 24 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Oct 25 - Madison, WI @ Club 770 - University of Wisconsin
Oct 26 - Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's
Oct 27 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Oct 29 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
Oct 30 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Downstairs)*
Oct 31 - Northampton, MA @ The Iron Horse Music Hall*
Nov 02 - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND @ Mandela Hall (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Nov 03 - Dublin, IRELAND @ Academy (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Nov 05 - Cork, IRELAND @ Cyprus Avenue (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Nov 06 - Wicklow, IRELAND @ Greystones Theatre (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Nov 07 - Galway, IRELAND @ Roisin Dubh (w/ Dirty Pretty Things)
Nov 11 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Nov 13 - Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
Nov 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Nov 21 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
*Performing encore as the Apollo Sunshine Experience
- Santana has a new release, Multi Dementional Warrior, will be released on October 14, 2008. It includes 14 vocal tracks recorded and released in the '70's, '80's and '90's. Below is a snippet of the Rock'N Roll Hall of Famer talking about the album:
- Peter von Poehl who released his debut full-length, Going To Where The Tea Trees Are, in June 2008 on Bella Union, has announced tour date with Yael Naim. Tour date are below:
Oct 14 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
Oct 15 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Oct 19 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
Oct 20 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Oct 22 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 23 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct 25 Madison, WI @ Memorial Union Theater (University of Wisconsin)
Oct 27 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
MP3 - Peter von Poehl - The Story of the Impossible
The Clash - Live at Shea
Out tomorrow, October 7, 2008, is The Clash's Live at Shea, recorded at New York's Shea Stadium in October 1982 when the Clash opened for The Who on their farewell tour.
The album highlights The Clash at their peak. It's a must-have for all Clash fans and a wonderful time-stamp of Joe Strummer at his best.
Check out the YouTube video for a snippet of band commentary as well as part of several live performances, including their legendary hit, "Should I Stay Or Should I Go".
Here is the album's tracklisting:
1. London Calling
2. Police On My Back
3. The Guns of Brixton
4. Tommy Gun
5. Magnificent 7
6. Armagideon Time
7. Magnificent 7 (Return)
8. Rock The Casbah
9. Train In Vain
10. Career Opportunities
11. Spanish Bombs
13. English Civil War
14. Should I Stay Or Should I Go
15. I Fought The Law
Coming this week: Mason Proper Interview
The best SNL skit since "Dick in a Box"
Friday, October 03, 2008
An open letter to Coyote J, while listening to Neutral Milk Hotel
Here's a little bit of, "Oh, I didn't know that" trivia about me. My first actually job was as a radio disc jockey. I was 16. To this day, it was my dream job. If my time as a deejay had lasted longer than a few months, I would have wanted to grow up to be Coyote J.
Actually, I still do.
I spent the years of my late teens and early twenties listening to Coyote J's Sunday night program, "The Edge" in the late-'90's. He is who introduced me to dark wave and dozens of amazing acts that I would have otherwise never heard. Before the social networking, peer-to-peer, file-share, streaming internet radio, iTunes, or the ease of internet access ... there was only 120 Minutes and The Edge.
I lived for Sunday nights. My college roommate and I would talk all week about his program. Our weeks revolved around it.
I did resurrected my deejay career - but as a club dj - for a couple of years in the mid-'00's but ten years later, my lone connection to the music industry is this Web site. I love, love bringing people new music; or reminding them of music they forgot; or playing music they never knew to begin with.
Coyote J is getting close to 30 years of breaking new music as a deejay from LA (California) to LA (Lower Alabama). What a lucky bastard - said with every bit of respect he is due.
I would love to interview Coyote J, but I'm not sure I could actually craft an interview that would do his career and influence justice.
So, if you happen to read this Coyote J, thank you.
Labels: coyote j
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
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