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Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 26, 2005, 09:38:46 AM
We don't have a thread specifically to talk about new discoveries.  So let me change that.

First, a must-see video: This is OK Go:
http://boss.streamos.com/download/xc37dr2/okgo/amillionways/amillionways_v750.mov

Other stuff I've heard lately that I'm digging on (and assume it's all new):

DJ Harry, "Collision"
KT Tunstall, "You're Not the One for Me"
Citizen Cope, "Sun's Gonna Rise"

wowowowowowowow
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on July 26, 2005, 09:44:44 AM
That KT Tunstall song is actually titled "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" & KFOG has been playing it for a couple of months.

Have you heard "Riot Radio" by the Dead 60's yet?


(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

well my heart knows me better than i know myself
so i'm gonna let it do all the talking.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
i came across a place in the middle of nowhere
with a big black horse and a cherry tree.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

i fell in fear, upon my back
i said don't look back, just keep on walking.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
when the big black horse that looked this way,
said hey lady, will you marry me?
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

but i said no, no, no,no-no-no
i said no, no, you're not the one for me
no, no, no,no-no-no
i said no, no, you're not the one for me

(ooooo,woo-hoo)

and my heart had a problem, in the early hours,
so it stopped it dead for a beat or two.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
but i cut some cord, and i shouldn't have done that,
and it won't forgive me after all these years
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

so i sent her to a place in the middle of nowhere
with a big black horse and a cherry tree.
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)
now it won't come back , cause it's oh so happy
and now i've got a hole for the world to see
(woo-hoo,woo-hoo)

but it said no, no, no,no-no-no
i said no, no, you're not the one for me
no, no, no,no-no-no
said no, no, you're not the one for me

(ooooo,woo-hoo) (not the one for me, yeah)
(ooooo,woo-hoo)
said no,no, no,no, no, no, no
you're not the one for me
said no,no, no,no, no, no, no
you're not the one for me


big black horse and a cherry tree
i can't quite get there cause they've all forsken me
big black horse and a cherry tree
i can't quite get there cause they've all forsken me
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 26, 2005, 09:52:32 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
That KT Tunstall song is actually titled "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" & KFOG has been playing it for a couple of months.

Have you heard "Riot Radio" by the Dead 60's yet?


I don't understand why KFOG hasn't played it again since they premiered it on New Releases Thursday, like, several months ago. Speaking of riots: "I Predict A Riot" by the Kaiser Chiefs is the song Beej & I were talking about yesterday and it's killer. (God Bless Little Steven!)
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 26, 2005, 10:14:18 AM
I haven't heard the Dead 60s or the Kaiser Chiefs yet, though the latter are immensely popular among the Williamsburg hipster elite.  What am I missing?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 26, 2005, 10:20:59 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I haven't heard the Dead 60s or the Kaiser Chiefs yet, though the latter are immensely popular among the Williamsburg hipster elite.  What am I missing?


very late-'70s Clash-like stuff.

"the Williamsburg hipster elite"? That sounds like a parody waiting to happen.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 26, 2005, 10:43:25 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I haven't heard the Dead 60s or the Kaiser Chiefs yet, though the latter are immensely popular among the Williamsburg hipster elite.  What am I missing?


very late-'70s Clash-like stuff.

"the Williamsburg hipster elite"? That sounds like a parody waiting to happen.

Oh, it already has happened, believe me.  You should read Gawker.com more.  :)
Title: Neil Young: Prairie Wind
Post by: Alicat on September 16, 2005, 10:59:50 PM
I just went on an Amazon bender and along with pre-ordering the Royal Albert Hall Cream CD and DVD, pre-ordered Neils upcoming Prairie Wind. I received a download of the first five tracks to listen to. Nice guitar, lyrics, vocals. This is what he was working on in Nashville, I think last year.

 I'm sure he'll play a bit at the Bridge this year, assuming he performs.

1. Painter        
2. No Wonder        
3. Falling Off the Face of the Earth        
4. Far From Home        
5. It's A Dream        
6. Prairie Wind        
7. Here For You        
8. This Old Guitar        
9. He Was the King        
10. When God Made Me  

Also ordered new Bonnie Raitt, Souls Alike. Not sure how many of you care for her work. I like most of her stuff and hope this is good. Eons ago, I saw her at the Cow Palace opening a new years eve show for Huey Lewis.
Title: Re: Neil Young: Prairie Wind
Post by: ggould on September 16, 2005, 11:22:46 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
I just went on an Amazon bender and along with pre-ordering the Royal Albert Hall Cream CD and DVD, pre-ordered Neils upcoming Prairie Wind. I received a download of the first five tracks to listen to. Nice guitar, lyrics, vocals. This is what he was working on in Nashville, I think last year.Also ordered new Bonnie Raitt, Souls Alike. Not sure how many of you care for her work. I like most of her stuff and hope this is good. Eons ago, I saw her at the Cow Palace opening a new years eve show for Huey Lewis.

Bonnie isn't for everyone, but I think she's the real deal.  Her bass player is an old friend, and has been with her a long while.  Bonnie's slide playing has matured well, and she really sounds like Bonnie, much like George Harrison developed his own unique sound and style.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2005, 10:58:18 AM
Don't know if any of you have heard of this woman, Amy Rigby

http://www.amyrigby.com/

but her music came at me from 2 very different sources.  KPIG has been playing the alt-country-ish "The Trouble With Jeannie" (about dealing with your boyfriend's ex, with whom he's still good friends).  Heard it again yesterday and suddenly realized that she was the same woman whose WONDERFUL song "Dancing With Joey Ramone" was Little Steven's Coolest-Song-of-the-Week last week. He'll undoubtedly play it weekly for the next 3 or 4 weeks so give a listen.  Her CD is called Little Fugitive.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on September 18, 2005, 05:37:22 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Don't know if any of you have heard of this woman, Amy Rigby

http://www.amyrigby.com/

but her music came at me from 2 very different sources.  KPIG has been playing the alt-country-ish "The Trouble With Jeannie" (about dealing with your boyfriend's ex, with whom he's still good friends).  Heard it again yesterday and suddenly realized that she was the same woman whose WONDERFUL song "Dancing With Joey Ramone" was Little Steven's Coolest-Song-of-the-Week last week. He'll undoubtedly play it weekly for the next 3 or 4 weeks so give a listen.  Her CD is called Little Fugitive.


As a matter of fact, I used to temp for a good friend of mine who was her booking agent a couple of years ago. She's great, although I haven't kept up with her the last few years. Her album Diary of a Mod Housewife is superb tho. And her ex is Will Rigby, who was (and may be again) the drummer in the dBs.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 23, 2005, 10:33:06 PM
HELP! Heard a terrific song just before the 10@10 replay, in between Clapton and the Gin Blossons, but it's not showing on the "just played" feature. Very '60s-soul-sounding, black woman singer, something about "I'm tired of your lies".  Anybody? Gaz? Bueller?

Speaking of new music on KFOG, I'm looking at the New Releases Thursday page and I'm seeing stuff I've never heard on the station.  Are there songs that are just available thru that page that never make it into regular rotation? I note that they list Shemekia Copeland's "Who Stole My Radio", a great song I've heard on KPIG, as well as the Dead '60s "Riot Radio", the Doves "Black & White Town" and new songs by Nada Surf and Echo & the Bunnymen (!). Has anyone heard any of these songs on KFOG?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 23, 2005, 10:50:22 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
HELP! Heard a terrific song just before the 10@10 replay, in between Clapton and the Gin Blossons, but it's not showing on the "just played" feature. Very '60s-soul-sounding, black woman singer, something about "I'm tired of your lies".  Anybody? Gaz? Bueller?


I wish you were thinking of "All Cried Out" by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force.  But I have a feeling that's not it.

P.S.  Please let me know if Doves' "Black and White Town" gets into rotation; I'm still championing that one.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 25, 2005, 11:36:05 AM
Anyone else listening to this premiere of Neil Young's CD on KFOG? Quite nice so far.
Title: Neil Young
Post by: ggould on September 25, 2005, 03:21:25 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else listening to this premiere of Neil Young's CD on KFOG? Quite nice so far.

Sounded very nice to me.  I didn't hear it all, but I liked it, especially "Tick Tock" or whatever it's called.  It's a bit odd, but had a lot of heart.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on September 25, 2005, 08:46:20 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else listening to this premiere of Neil Young's CD on KFOG? Quite nice so far.

I heard the first 5 tracks from the CD and like very much.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 29, 2005, 07:48:50 AM
Here's a terrific interview with Rodney Crowell from today's Chron:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2005/09/29/derk.DTL

His new CD is getting lots of play on KPIG; shame on KFOG for not being adventurous enough to give it a spin.  God forbid another Coldplay clone should go unplayed.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 29, 2005, 08:31:22 AM
Benson the PD is on KFOG for New Releases Thurs -- new Depeche Mode. Yeah, sounds like DM all right.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2005, 07:40:25 AM
OMG! Aidan Vaiziri writes a practically snark-free picec on Franz Ferdinand in the Chron:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/10/05/DDG1JF21J01.DTL
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2005, 12:50:30 PM
this link may not work if you're not registered with the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/05/arts/music/05hall.html?8hpib

But a buncha indie rock types have done a parody of "Do They Know It's Xmas?" called "Do They Know it's Halloween?"  Wonder if Dave'll play it on this year's "spook-tacular"?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Anonymous on October 28, 2005, 08:42:17 AM
New Music, OLD music. What year was One Tin Soldier by Coven?

Listen children to a story
That was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley folk below
On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd
Have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure
Tons of gold for which they'd kill
Came an answer from the kingdom
With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain
All the riches buried there

Now the valley cried with anger
Mount your horses draw your sword
And they killed the mountain people
So they won their just reward
Now they stood beside the treasure
On the mountain dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it
Peace on earth was all it said
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 28, 2005, 08:51:18 AM
Quote from: "Anonymous"
New Music, OLD music. What year was One Tin Soldier by Coven?

Listen children to a story
That was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley folk below
On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd
Have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure
Tons of gold for which they'd kill
Came an answer from the kingdom
With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain
All the riches buried there

Now the valley cried with anger
Mount your horses draw your sword
And they killed the mountain people
So they won their just reward
Now they stood beside the treasure
On the mountain dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it
Peace on earth was all it said


The song was released several times: in 1969 (by The Original Caste), then the following year by Coven, and again the year after that (to quote Monty Python) when it was used in "Billy Jack".
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on October 28, 2005, 09:01:53 AM
I wonder which one is my childhood memory. I sang the lyrics over and over ad nauseum.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Anonymous on October 28, 2005, 09:02:23 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The song was released several times: in 1969 (by The Original Caste), then the following year by Coven, and again the year after that (to quote Monty Python) when it was used in "Billy Jack".


I replied to this in the other thread -- but the Original Caste charted with it in 1970, then Coven hit with it in 1971, 1973, and 1974.  I'm not aware of another song that has had three distinct chart runs, not counting Christmas songs.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 28, 2005, 02:53:23 PM
Kate Bush is back

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=1501

and if that's a recent picture, she looks fab.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on October 28, 2005, 03:45:11 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kate Bush is back

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=1501

and if that's a recent picture, she looks fab.

She looks like a twin of Shannon Doherty.
Title: Kate Bush
Post by: ggould on October 28, 2005, 07:14:37 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Kate Bush is back

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=1501

and if that's a recent picture, she looks fab.
She looks like a twin of Shannon Doherty.

I don't know much about Shannon Doherty, but Kate Bush I really like.  I may have to get this.  Direct link to video:

http://stream.qtv.apple.com/qtv/bluish/kate_bush/king_of_the_mountain_600.mov
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 28, 2005, 10:15:48 PM
Went to the Virgin Megastore tonight after work.  Got some quick samplings:

Robbie Williams - sounding *really* good on Intensive Care, though it's a case of "if you already like them, you'll enjoy this, and if you don't, it won't convert you."  And I'm in awe of how he turns a rather unattractive body into one big block of sex.

Stevie Wonder - sounding better than anticipated on A Time 2 Love, especially on opening track "If Your Love Cannot Be Moved."  It's overproduced in a way that suggests his handlers didn't trust his voice carrying him through -- lots of echoes and such -- that deprives the record of the earthiness that enlivened his early '70s recordings.  I think I would have been happier if Steveland had made an acoustic album.

Speaking of which, missed out on Alicia Keys Unplugged, some fat bitch was hogging the listening station and I shoulda pulled her bald.

Ahem.  Animal Collective sounding quite interesting on Feels.  I only know of them through a recent Voice interview piece, didn't think I'd like them, but I was curious, and it sounded really well thought out.  Somewhat reminiscent of the Futureheads' cover earlier this year of Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love" (did anyone else get to hear that?).

Alison Moyet has one of my top five albums of the year with Voice, released last year in Europe but only last month here.  She did so much more with her voice on this standards album than La Barbra did with hers on Bride Of Guilty.

And that's all I got, folks.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2005, 08:27:23 PM
Just what we've all been waiting for, I'm sure: Major League Baseball "presents"... Jimmy Buffett Live at Fenway.

http://click.mlb.com/ct/click?q=b4-aJlbQ6ZAxDlyfp1qJ7IfkTDdPMuR
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2005, 07:42:59 AM
Especially for Gaz: the new box set of obscure girl-group gems, One Kiss Can Lead to Another

http://www.slate.com/id/2129722/
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 08, 2005, 09:13:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Especially for Gaz: the new box set of obscure girl-group gems, One Kiss Can Lead to Another

http://www.slate.com/id/2129722/


That title sounds like it could have some relevance to another recent thread--I'll let you figure out which. ;)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 08, 2005, 09:23:07 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Especially for Gaz: the new box set of obscure girl-group gems, One Kiss Can Lead to Another

http://www.slate.com/id/2129722/


That title sounds like it could have some relevance to another recent thread--I'll let you figure out which. ;)


girl-group-on-girl-group action!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 14, 2005, 10:58:34 AM
speaking (as we were recently) about unnecessary remakes: I just heard, on the Drive's new Xmas channel (thanks Gaz for the tip), Brian Wilson remaking his own "Little St Nick", from his new Xmas CD.  Yawn.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2005, 07:57:01 AM
The Request-O-Rama question this morning involved the Cars, who are "re-forming" (actually only one orig member is involved) with a "well-known" artist as frontman.  You had to guess who that was. A number of folks guessed Gary Numan (which woulda been my guess too, it seemed to be where Dave was directing us with comments like "think about it -- it's the Cars"). But no.

The "New Cars" are being fronted by... Todd Rungren!  WTF!?!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on November 16, 2005, 10:21:53 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Request-O-Rama question this morning involved the Cars, who are "re-forming" (actually only one orig member is involved) with a "well-known" artist as frontman.  You had to guess who that was. A number of folks guessed Gary Numan (which woulda been my guess too, it seemed to be where Dave was directing us with comments like "think about it -- it's the Cars"). But no.

The "New Cars" are being fronted by... Todd Rungren!  WTF!?!


I hope they have the sense to call the album That New Car Smell.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2005, 10:48:12 AM
Quote from: "Gaz at da Voice"
Quote from: "RGMike"
The Request-O-Rama question this morning involved the Cars, who are "re-forming" (actually only one orig member is involved) with a "well-known" artist as frontman.  You had to guess who that was. A number of folks guessed Gary Numan (which woulda been my guess too, it seemed to be where Dave was directing us with comments like "think about it -- it's the Cars"). But no.

The "New Cars" are being fronted by... Todd Rungren!  WTF!?!


I hope they have the sense to call the album That New Car Smell.


The tour will be sponsored by Little Trees.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Beej on November 22, 2005, 02:56:11 PM
If you've ever thought: "Y'know, I'd love to hear Paul Anka cover songs by Nirvana, The Pet Shop Boys & Billy Idol"- then I've got the album for you!

Paul Anka's got a new album called "Rock Swings" which pretty much tells you what you need to know right there. You can find a few mp3s at this here blog:

http://babyborderline.blogspot.com/

(click on the song you want- that will take you to a 3rd party hosting site where you'll be able to download the mp3....)
Title: sweet emotion
Post by: Alicat on December 01, 2005, 10:04:31 PM
Not Aerosmith but SWEET EMOTION on KFOG now,

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon:  
Sixty Six Steps
Title: Re: sweet emotion
Post by: RGMike on December 02, 2005, 07:11:30 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Not Aerosmith but SWEET EMOTION on KFOG now,

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon:  
Sixty Six Steps


a very cool version. They also do Cimarron's '70s cheeze-country-pop hit "Rings" on that album.
Title: Re: sweet emotion
Post by: Gazoo on December 02, 2005, 07:14:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Not Aerosmith but SWEET EMOTION on KFOG now,

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon:  
Sixty Six Steps


a very cool version. They also do Cimarron's '70s cheeze-country-pop hit "Rings" on that album.


Is the Kottke thing new?  I've heard it twice now, and I have to admit, I hate it.

So does he keep James Taylor on the stereo, or does he update the ref?
Title: Re: sweet emotion
Post by: RGMike on December 02, 2005, 07:16:32 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Not Aerosmith but SWEET EMOTION on KFOG now,

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon:  
Sixty Six Steps


a very cool version. They also do Cimarron's '70s cheeze-country-pop hit "Rings" on that album.


Is the Kottke thing new?  I've heard it twice now, and I have to admit, I hate it.

So does he keep James Taylor on the stereo, or does he update the ref?


y'know, I think he changes it, but I'm blanking on who he mentions. There was a country version some years back that references Merle Haggard, iirc.
Title: Pino Paladino
Post by: Gazoo on December 05, 2005, 10:30:02 PM
I don't remember if this has been mentioned already, but the latest news on 10@10's favorite bassist, Pino Palladino, is that he's playing in the John Mayer Trio blues outfit.  Xgau's take on them:

http://villagevoice.com/music/0549,christgau,70655,22.html

Whatever you make of his music, John's one of the people you've just gotta root for.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on December 05, 2005, 11:00:51 PM
John Mayer Trio opening for Phil Lesh's gigs in SF at the end of the month. I'm still crossing my fingers I get mailed tickets from the mail in lottery.
Urth or Geoff, you have any pull for tix at the Fillmore or Warfield for Phil's shows?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2005, 12:41:15 PM
OK, I have yet to hear the Black-Eyed Peas' "My Humps" -- but this writer for Slate says it's, like, The. Worst. Song. EVAH!

http://www.slate.com/id/2131640/

Gaz? Princess? Bueller?
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on December 06, 2005, 01:06:00 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
John Mayer Trio opening for Phil Lesh's gigs in SF at the end of the month. I'm still crossing my fingers I get mailed tickets from the mail in lottery.
Urth or Geoff, you have any pull for tix at the Fillmore or Warfield for Phil's shows?


Nope.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 06, 2005, 01:27:45 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
OK, I have yet to hear the Black-Eyed Peas' "My Humps" -- but this writer for Slate says it's, like, The. Worst. Song. EVAH!

http://www.slate.com/id/2131640/

Gaz? Princess? Bueller?


Very comparable to Kelis's "Milkshake."  A fluff throwaway but so well produced and gratingly earwormy that it becomes a guilty pleasure.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2005, 02:39:23 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
OK, I have yet to hear the Black-Eyed Peas' "My Humps" -- but this writer for Slate says it's, like, The. Worst. Song. EVAH!

http://www.slate.com/id/2131640/

Gaz? Princess? Bueller?


Very comparable to Kelis's "Milkshake."  A fluff throwaway but so well produced and gratingly earwormy that it becomes a guilty pleasure.


I can forgive "Milkshake", but not its bastard offspring "Hollaback Girl".  I hate Gwen Stefani even more now that Aidin Vaziri has pronounced her a genius. And yes, he was serious.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2005, 07:41:57 AM
I couldn't decide what thread to put this in, but: How 'bout them Grammy nominations?  Mariah CAREY?!?

http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,17927,00.html
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on December 08, 2005, 11:32:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I couldn't decide what thread to put this in, but: How 'bout them Grammy nominations?  Mariah CAREY?!?

http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,17927,00.html


you know pariah was the only artist to have #1 hits every year throughout the nineties? and now she's back? i didn't even know she sang anymore. isn't it time she was relegated to the throes of reality tv stars?

i hate gwen stefani, too. more than i hate j.k. rowling, i think.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 08, 2005, 11:58:21 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
isn't it time she was relegated to the throes of reality tv stars?


"I'm Mariah Carey -- Get Me Out of Here."

Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i hate gwen stefani, too.


Bless you, my child. That forgives the Blondie thing.   :wink:
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 12, 2005, 02:51:18 PM
So I'm listening to Little Steven, and he plays "Walking With The Ghost", which was one of his Coolest Song in the World picks earlier this year, and I suddenly realize, it's not Teegan & Sarah  --  turns out to be a cover of the song by the White Stripes!  It's on an EP they've just put out.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gaz at da Voice on December 12, 2005, 08:51:37 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
So I'm listening to Little Steven, and he plays "Walking With The Ghost", which was one of his Coolest Song in the World picks earlier this year, and I suddenly realize, it's not Teegan & Sarah  --  turns out to be a cover of the song by the White Stripes!  It's on an EP they've just put out.


http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0548,catucci,70478,22.html

(no, I didn't write it)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 13, 2005, 07:40:21 AM
Quote from: "Gaz at da Voice"
Quote from: "RGMike"
So I'm listening to Little Steven, and he plays "Walking With The Ghost", which was one of his Coolest Song in the World picks earlier this year, and I suddenly realize, it's not Teegan & Sarah  --  turns out to be a cover of the song by the White Stripes!  It's on an EP they've just put out.


http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0548,catucci,70478,22.html

(no, I didn't write it)


I didn't know Jack White was anti-hip-hop... but now that I know, I like him even more :wink:
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 14, 2005, 03:25:30 PM
didn't know where to put this.  It seems music publishers are trying to shut down song-lyric websites. Seems they cut into sheet music sales...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20051209-5730.html
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 21, 2005, 07:57:31 AM
of special interest to Gaz, the first best of/worst of 2005 lists I've encountered:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/top/2005/

A friend sent me the link; I wasn't familiar with Pitchfork previously  Gaz will especially appreciate that Akon's "Mr Lonely" is on their Worst Singles list.  Did Akon really think Bobby Vinton was black? WTF?!?
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on December 21, 2005, 09:36:25 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
didn't know where to put this.  It seems music publishers are trying to shut down song-lyric websites. Seems they cut into sheet music sales...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20051209-5730.html


That may work for the domestic lyric sites, but all the offshore ones will be pretty much unaffected. Sort of like the internet gambling sites.
Title: Robert Randolph
Post by: ggould on January 04, 2006, 02:37:49 PM
in a classic case of digital cherry-picking, I was able to buy for $0.99  the track 'Trinity (Featuring Kirk Hammett & Robert Randolph)' from the new Santana album.  I don't have to wade through all the other stuff, and get to hear Robert Randolph's electrifying licks whenever I want.
Title: The Worst of 2005
Post by: Gazoo on January 04, 2006, 07:58:40 PM
I haven't heard the Santana and wish I had -- I adored two non-hits from his previous album.

On the other hand, here are 10 songs from 2005 that you should be glad you haven't heard.

1. Simple Plan, “Untitled (How Can This Happen to Me)” — It’s not untitled. If you’ve got a subtitle, you've got a title. So shut up, whiny crackers. You’ve put together a remarkable streak of songs exponentially increasing in sucking predictability. You actually help make life dreary. This one’s abstractly written and poorly sung, just like everything else you’ve cynically created for 12-year-olds. Grow up. And I mean that.

2. Akon, “Lonely” — You're Mister Corny.

3. Natalie, “Goin’ Crazy” — Blender’s review summed this up perfectly: She claimed to have written this track in 15 minutes, but most of us could have done it in five.

4. Eminem, “Ass Like That” — You keed.  Is this what “Lose Yourself” was supposed to be leading up to? This and “Just Lose It” and “When I’m Gone”? I feel cheated.

5. Jessica Simpson, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ ” — An easy target, but deservedly so.

6. DHT, “Listen to Your Heart” — Whether you like Roxette’s music or not, you have to admit that Per Gessle had a sharp grasp of Beatlesque songcraft and Marie Fredriksson had a powerful well of a voice far outstripping those of the hair-metal poseurs. When they were on, they were on—and so it’s very disappointing to hear their work redone so inferiorly and emotionlessly.

7. Leo Kottke, “Sweet Emotion” — Speaking of pointless covers and emotion, this one didn’t even bother with catchiness to hook on to. Take all the Tyler ’n’ Perry cocksure hubris out of this, and all that’s left is a tepid song—nice science fair experiment, Lou.

8. Fiddy Cent, “Magic Candy Stick Shop” — Curtis is past the 12-minute mark.

9. Nickelback, “Photograph” — I appreciate that you’re trying to grow in your songcraft, guys, I really appreciate it, but please be aware that your legacy may yet amount to one line: “What the hell is on Joey’s head?”

10. Lifehouse, “You and Me” — the embodiment of a soullessness (the metaphysical sense, not the r&b one) plaguing contemporary young-adult entertainment: passing emptiness off as universal applicability. The lyrics meant nothing, the simpleminded strum providing the nation with a dumb campfire sing-along.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 10, 2006, 08:58:05 AM
It's official: Lestat... sucks.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/10/DDGCQGKMFA1.DTL
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 13, 2006, 03:07:39 PM
from a review on slate.com of the new Mary J Blige CD:

"Toward the end of the album, Blige encounters a heretofore immovable object: Bono. In a live recording from the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast, she joins U2, one of the few acts in the world with a comparable mastery of the grandiose, to perform "One." Bono sings the song's first verse beautifully. Blige then steps forward and steals the song from him completely—swooping, growling, leaping into a supple falsetto and unleashing spiraling melismas—recasting U2's anthem as a troubled sister's condemnation and lament. Bono may have planned to sing another verse; he doesn't bother. What do you call a woman who can storm U2's stage and reduce rock's biggest ego to a shrinking violet? Diva seems too mild a word."

has anyone heard this? or seen the video?
Title: one
Post by: ggould on January 13, 2006, 04:06:03 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
from a review on slate.com of the new Mary J Blige CD:

"Toward the end of the album, Blige encounters a heretofore immovable object: Bono. In a live recording from the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast, she joins U2, one of the few acts in the world with a comparable mastery of the grandiose, to perform "One." Bono sings the song's first verse beautifully. Blige then steps forward and steals the song from him completely—swooping, growling, leaping into a supple falsetto and unleashing spiraling melismas—recasting U2's anthem as a troubled sister's condemnation and lament. Bono may have planned to sing another verse; he doesn't bother. What do you call a woman who can storm U2's stage and reduce rock's biggest ego to a shrinking violet? Diva seems too mild a word."

has anyone heard this? or seen the video?

you certainly got my attention!  I'd pay $0.99 for that anyday!

update:  yup, found it on iTunes, and yup, definitely worth $0.99!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 13, 2006, 04:32:02 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
from a review on slate.com of the new Mary J Blige CD:

"Toward the end of the album, Blige encounters a heretofore immovable object: Bono. In a live recording from the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast, she joins U2, one of the few acts in the world with a comparable mastery of the grandiose, to perform "One." Bono sings the song's first verse beautifully. Blige then steps forward and steals the song from him completely—swooping, growling, leaping into a supple falsetto and unleashing spiraling melismas—recasting U2's anthem as a troubled sister's condemnation and lament. Bono may have planned to sing another verse; he doesn't bother. What do you call a woman who can storm U2's stage and reduce rock's biggest ego to a shrinking violet? Diva seems too mild a word."

has anyone heard this? or seen the video?


i just downloaded it, and am listening now. it's good, but, damn, i thought i was going to hear the likes of aretha and patti, the way the reviewer was carrying on. perhaps i haven't downloaded the live version. i downloaded the version from the itunes version of the album, the breakthrough. the song certainly doesn't sound like a live performance. maybe there's a different version on the tangible copy of the album.
Title: one
Post by: ggould on January 13, 2006, 04:54:54 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
from a review on slate.com of the new Mary J Blige CD:

"Toward the end of the album, Blige encounters a heretofore immovable object: Bono. In a live recording from the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast, she joins U2, one of the few acts in the world with a comparable mastery of the grandiose, to perform "One." Bono sings the song's first verse beautifully. Blige then steps forward and steals the song from him completely—swooping, growling, leaping into a supple falsetto and unleashing spiraling melismas—recasting U2's anthem as a troubled sister's condemnation and lament. Bono may have planned to sing another verse; he doesn't bother. What do you call a woman who can storm U2's stage and reduce rock's biggest ego to a shrinking violet? Diva seems too mild a word."

has anyone heard this? or seen the video?
i just downloaded it, and am listening now. it's good, but, damn, i thought i was going to hear the likes of aretha and patti, the way the reviewer was carrying on. perhaps i haven't downloaded the live version. i downloaded the version from the itunes version of the album, the breakthrough. the song certainly doesn't sound like a live performance. maybe there's a different version on the tangible copy of the album.

It sounds like it might be studio-live, and yes, I think the reviewer oversold it a bit, but it still gave me chills.  But then, this is one of my favorite songs anyway, so I didn't have much to lose.  I'm wondering if my high school students like Mary J Blige, so I can play this song.  They are extremely critical about music outside of their own everyday world.
Title: Re: one
Post by: RGMike on January 13, 2006, 08:24:28 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
It sounds like it might be studio-live, and yes, I think the reviewer oversold it a bit, but it still gave me chills.  But then, this is one of my favorite songs anyway, so I didn't have much to lose.  I'm wondering if my high school students like Mary J Blige, so I can play this song.  They are extremely critical about music outside of their own everyday world.


I think you're right about "studio-live"; I seem to recall the Katrina benefit telecast to have been in a rather intimate TV studio but with no audience.
Title: Re: one
Post by: princessofcairo on January 14, 2006, 07:41:26 AM
Quote from: "ggould"

It sounds like it might be studio-live, and yes, I think the reviewer oversold it a bit, but it still gave me chills.  But then, this is one of my favorite songs anyway, so I didn't have much to lose.  I'm wondering if my high school students like Mary J Blige, so I can play this song.  They are extremely critical about music outside of their own everyday world.


they will probably wonder why mary is singing rock music. and, unless "one" has aged like a popular bob marley song, they won't be that into the u2 angle. the song is fifteen years old, after all. still, i'd be interested to hear of the classroom results.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2006, 08:26:52 AM
New old music: a DVD set of Ricky Nelson's early performances.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/16/DDGOSGN8891.DTL
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2006, 08:56:13 AM
KBCO just played the new Donald Fagen!  the CD is called Morph the Cat, it's out next month.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 16, 2006, 09:41:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KBCO just played the new Donald Fagen!  the CD is called Morph the Cat, it's out next month.


what did you think? i haven't heard anything yet.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 16, 2006, 09:46:11 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
KBCO just played the new Donald Fagen!  the CD is called Morph the Cat, it's out next month.


what did you think? i haven't heard anything yet.


It sounds like him -- I couldn't really concentrate on the lyrics.  Will be interesting to see if KFOG plays it.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 16, 2006, 10:05:06 AM
prince, anthony hamilton, and sia furler (one of the lovely voices behind zero 7) all set to release new albums. yay!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on January 16, 2006, 09:53:15 PM
POC: You have any guitar gigs coming up?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 17, 2006, 10:15:44 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
POC: You have any guitar gigs coming up?


funny you should ask - just confirmed a full-band gig:
25.Feb.06
The Argus
3187 Mission @ Valencia
San Francisco, CA
7:00pm
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 17, 2006, 12:49:18 PM
Annalisa just played a song called "Afterglow" by the reinvented INXS.

It actually sounded real nice at first listen, but it definitely did not sound like signature INXS.  If she hadn't tipped it I would have thought it generic but nice KFOG music.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 17, 2006, 01:31:15 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Annalisa just played a song called "Afterglow" by the reinvented INXS.

It actually sounded real nice at first listen, but it definitely did not sound like signature INXS.  If she hadn't tipped it I would have thought it generic but nice KFOG music.


There was a discussion of that one last week when Benson the PD came in for New Releases. Apparently they've gotten tons of nasty emails from (mostly older) Fogheads who hate it because the new lead singer was chosen via that reality show.  And Benson defended it because he thinks it's actually a good song.
Title: "New" Bob Marley
Post by: ggould on January 17, 2006, 02:19:44 PM
it sounded like Çlapton't "I Shot the Sheriff" at first, then sounded like the real Bob!  I dug it!   I think I'm going to spend $0.99 again!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 17, 2006, 07:10:15 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Annalisa just played a song called "Afterglow" by the reinvented INXS.

It actually sounded real nice at first listen, but it definitely did not sound like signature INXS.  If she hadn't tipped it I would have thought it generic but nice KFOG music.


There was a discussion of that one last week when Benson the PD came in for New Releases. Apparently they've gotten tons of nasty emails from (mostly older) Fogheads who hate it because the new lead singer was chosen via that reality show.  And Benson defended it because he thinks it's actually a good song.


Maybe they should be reminded that the Monkees were created via a less democratic reality show.  Just because someone's auditioned doesn't mean they can't bring heart to the part.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 17, 2006, 09:53:47 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Annalisa just played a song called "Afterglow" by the reinvented INXS.

It actually sounded real nice at first listen, but it definitely did not sound like signature INXS.  If she hadn't tipped it I would have thought it generic but nice KFOG music.


There was a discussion of that one last week when Benson the PD came in for New Releases. Apparently they've gotten tons of nasty emails from (mostly older) Fogheads who hate it because the new lead singer was chosen via that reality show.  And Benson defended it because he thinks it's actually a good song.


Maybe they should be reminded that the Monkees were created via a less democratic reality show.  Just because someone's auditioned doesn't mean they can't bring heart to the part.


Well, I suspect the emailers in question probably didn't like the Monkees in 1967 either.  But this is one of those generational things. I didn't send Benson a nasty email, but I never watched the INXS reality show and found the idea pretty cheezy.  I have rather old-fashioned ideas about musical authenticity. :wink:
Title: Monkees
Post by: ggould on January 17, 2006, 10:56:52 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Well, I suspect the emailers in question probably didn't like the Monkees in 1967 either.  But this is one of those generational things.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about the Monkees.  When it was new, and I was in high school, I really liked the show, but I never really took them too seriously as a band.  It was later that they really tried to curry critical favor.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 18, 2006, 08:34:22 AM
A very humorously-written review of Jamie Foxx's new CD:

http://www.slate.com/id/2134220/?nav=fo
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 23, 2006, 04:33:02 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
from a review on slate.com of the new Mary J Blige CD:

"Toward the end of the album, Blige encounters a heretofore immovable object: Bono. In a live recording from the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast, she joins U2, one of the few acts in the world with a comparable mastery of the grandiose, to perform "One." Bono sings the song's first verse beautifully. Blige then steps forward and steals the song from him completely—swooping, growling, leaping into a supple falsetto and unleashing spiraling melismas—recasting U2's anthem as a troubled sister's condemnation and lament. Bono may have planned to sing another verse; he doesn't bother. What do you call a woman who can storm U2's stage and reduce rock's biggest ego to a shrinking violet? Diva seems too mild a word."

has anyone heard this? or seen the video?


i just downloaded it, and am listening now. it's good, but, damn, i thought i was going to hear the likes of aretha and patti, the way the reviewer was carrying on. perhaps i haven't downloaded the live version. i downloaded the version from the itunes version of the album, the breakthrough. the song certainly doesn't sound like a live performance. maybe there's a different version on the tangible copy of the album.


ok, the more i listen, the more i like.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 27, 2006, 10:19:09 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Annalisa just played a song called "Afterglow" by the reinvented INXS.

It actually sounded real nice at first listen, but it definitely did not sound like signature INXS.  If she hadn't tipped it I would have thought it generic but nice KFOG music.


There was a discussion of that one last week when Benson the PD came in for New Releases. Apparently they've gotten tons of nasty emails from (mostly older) Fogheads who hate it because the new lead singer was chosen via that reality show.  And Benson defended it because he thinks it's actually a good song.


Maybe they should be reminded that the Monkees were created via a less democratic reality show.  Just because someone's auditioned doesn't mean they can't bring heart to the part.


Well, I suspect the emailers in question probably didn't like the Monkees in 1967 either.  But this is one of those generational things. I didn't send Benson a nasty email, but I never watched the INXS reality show and found the idea pretty cheezy.  I have rather old-fashioned ideas about musical authenticity. :wink:


Brad Kava in the Merc, on the INXS concert:

"Does this mean that someday the surviving members of Nirvana might go out and find a lounge-singer Kurt Cobain and try its luck again?

That's a scary thought, almost as scary as the idea that Queen might go on the road, replacing its swishy and flashy lead singer with some little macho sleeveless shirt-wearing leaden-voiced rocker.

What? That's already happened?

Ow. "
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 28, 2006, 12:48:46 PM
Not sure if anyone here is interested in picking up the Children of Nuggets box that Rhino put out last year, but if so, there are several new copies available on Ebay right now, and the going price seems to be around $37 (which is what I paid)--a good $20 under retail. Even with shipping ($6.50 or so--if they want more, they're gouging) it's a pretty good deal. Just do a search for Children of Nuggets and you should turn them up.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Beej on February 02, 2006, 09:53:44 AM
So, today while blog-searching I downloaded a duet of "Hey Hey My My" that Neil Young did with DEVO on some crazy-ass project Neil did awhile back... (it's towards the end of the first entry on the page...)

http://blog.wfmu.org/

THEN- I find this article:

http://www.cinescape.com/0/editorial.asp?aff_id=0&this_cat=Video+%26+DVD&action=page&type_id=&cat_id=270352&obj_id=50571

It's a weird world, kinda.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2006, 10:05:08 PM
FYI (this means you, princess): KFOG is playing the new Donald Fagen.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 03, 2006, 09:44:23 AM
Quote from: "Beej"
So, today while blog-searching I downloaded a duet of "Hey Hey My My" that Neil Young did with DEVO on some crazy-ass project Neil did awhile back... (it's towards the end of the first entry on the page...)

http://blog.wfmu.org/

THEN- I find this article:

http://www.cinescape.com/0/editorial.asp?aff_id=0&this_cat=Video+%26+DVD&action=page&type_id=&cat_id=270352&obj_id=50571

It's a weird world, kinda.


I think the Devo/Neil version of Hey Hey My My was recorded around 1977, when Neil was filming Human Highway (Devo appears in the film). It was long only available on bootleg but now I think it's out on DVD in all its weirdness. Believe me, Greendale is Gone With the Wind in comparison with HH.

And I posted a link to the disney Devo2 page in the "Another sign of the demise of the record industry" thread about a week or so ago.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Beej on February 03, 2006, 09:58:27 AM
Quote
And I posted a link to the disney Devo2 page in the "Another sign of the demise of the record industry" thread about a week or so ago.

Sorry...  :oops:
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on February 03, 2006, 12:02:44 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
FYI (this means you, princess): KFOG is playing the new Donald Fagen.


I haven't heard it yet.  When's he coming to town?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 03, 2006, 12:42:20 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
FYI (this means you, princess): KFOG is playing the new Donald Fagen.


I haven't heard it yet.  When's he coming to town?


3/28 Oakland, Paramount Theatre; tics on sale: 2/5
Title: New Music!
Post by: Beej on February 03, 2006, 01:19:00 PM
If anyone's interested in actually hearing what this new DEVO 2.0 will sound like- there's 2 mp3s posted at this blog:

http://www.somevelvetblog.blogspot.com/

Apparently? It's kinda suckful. I haven't listened to them yet myself...
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 03, 2006, 01:25:01 PM
Quote from: "Beej"
If anyone's interested in actually hearing what this new DEVO 2.0 will sound like- there's 2 mp3s posted at this blog:

http://www.somevelvetblog.blogspot.com/

Apparently? It's kinda suckful. I haven't listened to them yet myself...


"suckful"?  that could be the Word of the Year -- it's even better than "truthiness"!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Beej on February 03, 2006, 01:30:36 PM
LOL! "Truthiness" is a great word! I'm gonna try and use it everyday.

Example:

"The statement 'DEVO 2.0 is not suckful' lacks a certain truthiness".
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 03, 2006, 06:03:14 PM
Not new to the world, but apparently new to the Virgin Megastore and certainly new to me, and now mine for a bargain $10:

http://gb.v2music.com/site/product.asp?ID=945

The following are must-haves in anyone's collection:

The Beautiful South, "Everybody's Talkin'"
Michael Andrews f/ Gary Jules, "Mad World"
Everything But the Girl, "I Don't Want to Talk About It"
Toploader, "Dancing in the Moonlight"
Lulu, "The Man Who Sold the World"
Kirsty MacColl, "A New England"
Stereophonics, "Handbags and Gladrags"

The latter, faithful to Rod's and elegantly performed, is perfect music for drinking solo on a Friday night.
Title: who's covering who?
Post by: ggould on February 03, 2006, 07:43:53 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Not new to the world, but apparently new to the Virgin Megastore and certainly new to me, and now mine for a bargain $10:

http://gb.v2music.com/site/product.asp?ID=945

The following are must-haves in anyone's collection:

The Beautiful South, "Everybody's Talkin'"

How come they don't have Nilsson's version as the cover?
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: Gazoo on February 03, 2006, 08:21:57 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Not new to the world, but apparently new to the Virgin Megastore and certainly new to me, and now mine for a bargain $10:

http://gb.v2music.com/site/product.asp?ID=945

The following are must-haves in anyone's collection:

The Beautiful South, "Everybody's Talkin'"

How come they don't have Nilsson's version as the cover?


It's a British comp, and I think the BS are/were far more popular there; further, with any compilation like this, you're going to have your fair share of licensing challenges.  But for 38 songs, to get 40% phenoms is to more than get my money's worth.

PS: Who's that with Joni?  I'm sorry I don't recognize him.
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: ggould on February 03, 2006, 08:47:08 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Who's that with Joni?  I'm sorry I don't recognize him.

Fred Neil, the author, and original artist for "Everybody's Talkin'" I doubt anyone would recognize him.  This is the classic pic:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BZN1CS.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: RGMike on February 03, 2006, 10:36:19 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
PS: Who's that with Joni?  I'm sorry I don't recognize him.


and meanwhile, your getting-a-boner avatar is... ?

(Hate to disappoint her, but Anderson is way gay.  Hanging with Mr Cooper, indeed.)
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: Gazoo on February 04, 2006, 06:54:28 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
PS: Who's that with Joni?  I'm sorry I don't recognize him.


and meanwhile, your getting-a-boner avatar is... ?

(Hate to disappoint her, but Anderson is way gay.  Hanging with Mr Cooper, indeed.)


I ganked it from Gawker.com, a NYC gossip website that has an obsession with Da Coop and I think did that pic as a mock-up for the shirt.  Something like that.

Also, not that anyone asked, but I found myself moderately enjoying the Aqualung song "Left Behind" and majorly digging (whoa!) that new Wallflowers song, "The Beautiful Side of Somewhere."
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: princessofcairo on February 04, 2006, 01:12:40 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Who's that with Joni?  I'm sorry I don't recognize him.

Fred Neil, the author, and original artist for "Everybody's Talkin'" I doubt anyone would recognize him.  This is the classic pic:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BZN1CS.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)


also author of the beautiful song, "dolphins," later covered by tim buckley.
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: ggould on February 04, 2006, 02:13:42 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Who's that with Joni?  I'm sorry I don't recognize him.
Fred Neil, the author, and original artist for "Everybody's Talkin'" I doubt anyone would recognize him.
also author of the beautiful song, "dolphins," later covered by tim buckley.

Fred Neil wrote so many classics, he's kind of the folk-rock equivalent to Willie Dixon in the blues-rock world.  Other songs covered during that era:  The Other Side of This Life, That's the Bag I'm In, I've Got a Secret,  Bleeker and MacDougal.
Title: Re: who's covering who?
Post by: RGMike on February 04, 2006, 06:03:52 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Also, not that anyone asked, but I found myself moderately enjoying the Aqualung song "Left Behind" and majorly digging (whoa!) that new Wallflowers song, "The Beautiful Side of Somewhere."


I mentioned the Aqualung tune yesterday, pointing out that it's the best U2 imitation I've heard in ages (unlike their previous tune, which was yet another Coldplay clone).

The Wallflowers tune is actually over a year old. I mondegreened it for months as "beautiful sad somewhere".
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 07, 2006, 09:50:37 AM
Sergio Mendes returns, directly in the mold of Santana and Herbie Hancock; i.e., "let's get a bunch of contempo stars and cast the guy in an elder statesman role and give him the comeback he deserves/wants."  He's signed to the new label of Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas, whose indelible stamp is on what I've heard so far.

http://www.sergiomendestimeless.com/
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2006, 01:23:50 PM
Leo Sayer makes a comeback, via a 2006 remix of his 1977 "Thunder in My Heart", which is tipped to be a UK #1 this week or next. Still looks like Richard Simmons, tho'.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 10, 2006, 10:07:31 PM
Another new-to-me-but-not-the-world acquisition, this one a reclaiming of a Voice discard: Toploader's 2000 album Onka's Big Moka.  They're the ones who did the fab cover of "Dancing in the Moonlight" that I was just talking about recently.  The rest of their CD is quite nice: imagine a hybrid of Starsailor and Black Crowes.  I'm quite taken with it.  Definitely recommend looking for it Amoeba should you have the time.

And speaking of having time for Amoeba: I think I want to make a trip there when I'm in town.  In fact, I think I'm gonna start a separate thread for that . . .
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 14, 2006, 01:44:04 PM
Released today as an iTunes download exclusive: Willie Nelson's rendition of "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)," a song written in 1981 by rock historian/writer Ned Sublette (an absolute genius, a Nawlins guy with a love for Cuba and its music who is the epitome of the southern gentleman), and recorded by Pansy Division at some point.

I mwah Willie a thousand times for doing this.  And I hope word of mouth somehow manages to send this onto the Hot 100!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 14, 2006, 01:57:19 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Released today as an iTunes download exclusive: Willie Nelson's rendition of "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)," a song written in 1981 by rock historian/writer Ned Sublette (an absolute genius, a Nawlins guy with a love for Cuba and its music who is the epitome of the southern gentleman), and recorded by Pansy Division at some point.

I mwah Willie a thousand times for doing this.  And I hope word of mouth somehow manages to send this onto the Hot 100!


bless him! i just downloaded it.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2006, 08:33:36 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Released today as an iTunes download exclusive: Willie Nelson's rendition of "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)," a song written in 1981 by rock historian/writer Ned Sublette (an absolute genius, a Nawlins guy with a love for Cuba and its music who is the epitome of the southern gentleman), and recorded by Pansy Division at some point.

I mwah Willie a thousand times for doing this.  And I hope word of mouth somehow manages to send this onto the Hot 100!


according to defamer.com, the song was played on Howard Stern's show yesterday. And on a related front, here's "The Gayest Marquee in America":

(http://towleroad.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/gayest_marquee.jpg)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2006, 01:05:51 PM
new/old:  per Brad Kava in this Merc piece, those from-the-basement Bill Graham concert tapes that were sold last year are on-line (link to the music is in the article).

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/02/review_pink_flo.html#more
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 15, 2006, 01:14:15 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
new/old:  per Brad Kava in this Merc piece, those from-the-basement Bill Graham concert tapes that were sold last year are on-line (link to the music is in the article).

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/02/review_pink_flo.html#more


Bahaha!  I was just posting the same news, from a different source, in the Capital Gold / Other Internet Radio thread!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 15, 2006, 01:55:20 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
new/old:  per Brad Kava in this Merc piece, those from-the-basement Bill Graham concert tapes that were sold last year are on-line (link to the music is in the article).

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/02/review_pink_flo.html#more


Bahaha!  I was just posting the same news, from a different source, in the Capital Gold / Other Internet Radio thread!


cross-thread jinx JINX!
Title: awesome!
Post by: ggould on February 15, 2006, 08:54:56 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
new/old:  per Brad Kava in this Merc piece, those from-the-basement Bill Graham concert tapes that were sold last year are on-line (link to the music is in the article).

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/02/review_pink_flo.html#more

digging some Jimi right now, just heard "White Rabbit" from pre-JA Great Society.  This is awesome.  I'm looking forward to hearing some stuff I saw.  I see several tunes in rotation that I was at (Cream, Chambers Bros, etc.)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 08:23:28 AM
Bela Fleck live on KFOG as we speak.  Very nice.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 08:47:58 AM
Oh. My. GOD.  This Willie Nelson thing is f--ing brilliant.  Here's hoping it ends up in regular KFOG rotation (tho' considering Fogheads' aversion to country music, that's a longshot, probably).  But major, major props to Mr Benson for giving it a spin.

A guy named Ned Sublett is the songwriter.

And KFOG is doing a major "salute to New Orleans" starting Fri afternoon and leading up to Tuesday (Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday).
Title: New Music!
Post by: Beej on February 16, 2006, 08:58:54 AM
Yeah, that Willie tune rules. Apparently, he recorded it awhile back.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/02/14/entertainment/e195116S47.DTL&hw=willie+nelson&sn=001&sc=1000

Alas, I can't listen to the show today- meeting. Have fun, everybody!
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 16, 2006, 09:39:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Oh. My. GOD.  This Willie Nelson thing is f--ing brilliant.  Here's hoping it ends up in regular KFOG rotation (tho' considering Fogheads' aversion to country music, that's a longshot, probably).  But major, major props to Mr Benson for giving it a spin.

A guy named Ned Sublett is the songwriter.

And KFOG is doing a major "salute to New Orleans" starting Fri afternoon and leading up to Tuesday (Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday).


Somebody at KFOG needs to check their calendar then. Fat Tuesday isn't for another week--Feb 28. But I'd be cool with a 10-day-long tribute to New Orleans music.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 09:43:19 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Oh. My. GOD.  This Willie Nelson thing is f--ing brilliant.  Here's hoping it ends up in regular KFOG rotation (tho' considering Fogheads' aversion to country music, that's a longshot, probably).  But major, major props to Mr Benson for giving it a spin.

A guy named Ned Sublett is the songwriter.

And KFOG is doing a major "salute to New Orleans" starting Fri afternoon and leading up to Tuesday (Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday).


Somebody at KFOG needs to check their calendar then. Fat Tuesday isn't for another week--Feb 28. But I'd be cool with a 10-day-long tribute to New Orleans music.


My bad -- he probably said "next Friday".
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 10:21:27 AM
Interesting analysis on Slate of the Barry Manilow standards album (and others of it's ilk):

http://www.slate.com/id/2136336/?nav=fo
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2006, 01:44:58 PM
more new/old: as if Leo Sayer's comeback weren't bizarre enough, Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" has been rereleased in the UK (lead singer Pete Burns is on the current "Celebrity Big Brother" over there) and it's up to #5 in the charts.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 16, 2006, 10:03:53 PM
KFOG's playing Matisyahu's "King Without a Crown" before the replay!  Whee!  Is this in regular rotation?  I'm really impressed by it, and would be even more so if I were 21, drunk and in college during Senior Week.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on February 16, 2006, 10:58:32 PM
A while back there was a thread about the wolfgangs vault but there was no music streaming then.
Right now I'm hearing the Pusher from Winterland 8/27/67. Cool.

Great sound. JT Country Road now from Berkeley Community 5/29/70. Sweet guitar
Title: Vault playlist
Post by: ggould on February 17, 2006, 09:58:55 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
A while back there was a thread about the wolfgangs vault but there was no music streaming then.
Right now I'm hearing the Pusher from Winterland 8/27/67. Cool.

Great sound. JT Country Road now from Berkeley Community 5/29/70. Sweet guitar

It seems like a limited list, but almost everything I've heard has been pretty significant.  It's been great hearing stuff from shows I was at back then.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on February 17, 2006, 10:28:13 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Oh. My. GOD.  This Willie Nelson thing is f--ing brilliant.  Here's hoping it ends up in regular KFOG rotation (tho' considering Fogheads' aversion to country music, that's a longshot, probably).  But major, major props to Mr Benson for giving it a spin.

A guy named Ned Sublett is the songwriter.

And KFOG is doing a major "salute to New Orleans" starting Fri afternoon and leading up to Tuesday (Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday).

Heard Willie tune this morning about 8. Amazed me that he wrote it a while back. 20 years or so? I've always liked Willie. Only time I've seen him live was at a Bridge Benefit.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 17, 2006, 11:02:04 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Oh. My. GOD.  This Willie Nelson thing is f--ing brilliant.  Here's hoping it ends up in regular KFOG rotation (tho' considering Fogheads' aversion to country music, that's a longshot, probably).  But major, major props to Mr Benson for giving it a spin.

A guy named Ned Sublett is the songwriter.

And KFOG is doing a major "salute to New Orleans" starting Fri afternoon and leading up to Tuesday (Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday).

Heard Willie tune this morning about 8. Amazed me that he wrote it a while back. 20 years or so? I've always liked Willie. Only time I've seen him live was at a Bridge Benefit.


I worked a few Willie shows at the Fillmore over the years, and the one thing that always hit me was the incredible number of songs of his you know--well. His catalog is really really deep, and he just reels 'em off, one after another. Hope he's still got his publishing....
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 21, 2006, 11:32:19 AM
Yee Haw!

Willie's "gay cowboy" song was recorded by Pansy Division in 1995!  Here's a link to their version:

http://bomarr.carsandtrains.net/pansydivision-cowboys.mp3

They speed it up a bit and include verses that Willie leaves out.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 22, 2006, 09:31:51 AM
Rob Valentino of the Beau Brummels, making a comeback. Quite a story.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/02/22/DDG53HC7SP1.DTL
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 22, 2006, 09:48:30 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Rob Valentino of the Beau Brummels, making a comeback. Quite a story.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/02/22/DDG53HC7SP1.DTL


Errr, you mean Sal Valentino, right?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 22, 2006, 09:55:18 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Rob Valentino of the Beau Brummels, making a comeback. Quite a story.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/02/22/DDG53HC7SP1.DTL


Errr, you mean Sal Valentino, right?


talk about six degrees (rljones, sly, etal)!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 22, 2006, 09:56:33 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Rob Valentino of the Beau Brummels, making a comeback. Quite a story.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/02/22/DDG53HC7SP1.DTL


Errr, you mean Sal Valentino, right?


Errr... yeah. Brain fart -- and I'd just read the damn thing!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 23, 2006, 08:33:30 AM
listening to Benson the PD on KFOG's New Releases thing (in lieu of the Drive today -- no 10@10). He's playing the new Morrissey!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 23, 2006, 08:38:03 AM
and now it's new Elvis Costello, with a crooner album doing a jazzy remake of "Watching the Detectives" that sounds like it belongs in West Side Story.

ETA: and Fogheads mostly HATED it.  And it's a bit, shall we say, overblown?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 23, 2006, 08:57:20 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
and now it's new Elvis Costello, with a crooner album doing a jazzy remake of "Watching the Detectives" that sounds like it belongs in West Side Story.

ETA: and Fogheads mostly HATED it.  And it's a bit, shall we say, overblown?


didn't jenna mammina already do that?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 23, 2006, 09:51:16 AM
is this new subdudes on kfog?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 23, 2006, 09:53:28 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
is this new subdudes on kfog?


yeah, glad they're playing it -- I'd been hearing it on that Austin station (KGSR) the last couple weeks.  Catchy as hell.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 26, 2006, 10:52:14 AM
Yacht Rock: The Next Generation!

Kenny Loggins' son, Crosby Loggins (named after Bing, not David, BTW) is performing live on KPIG as we speak. He sounds like his father in much the same way that James Taylor's kid sounds like dad.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 06, 2006, 09:20:50 PM
Southside Johnny has a new album -- Little Steven played a cut Sun nite, a not-bad cover of the Stones' "Happy".
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 07, 2006, 09:22:14 PM
Anybody else read this Joel Selvin piece in the Chron about Jamie Cullum?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/07/DDG8CHIA7V1.DTL

I'm glad Joel likes Jamie, but doesn't Cullum get quite a bit of airplay? (KFOG certainly gave him a big push last year). Selvin makes it sound like Cullum is going ignored.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 07, 2006, 09:55:42 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anybody else read this Joel Selvin piece in the Chron about Jamie Cullum?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/07/DDG8CHIA7V1.DTL

I'm glad Joel likes Jamie, but doesn't Cullum get quite a bit of airplay? (KFOG certainly gave him a big push last year). Selvin makes it sound like Cullum is going ignored.


KFOG is not the world -- in other words, the Adult Top 40 chart has minimal relevant relation to the Hot 100 -- and this is Joel's way of taking a stance that can hardly be assailed but more importantly cannot be corrected so as to test the hypothesis.  One of the better critic's techniques.  He can tout him endlessly and never be proven wrong.

Either that, or the music's damn good, which it is.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2006, 08:40:35 AM
New Music Thurs with Benson: KFOG finally plays The Little Willies.

Followed by the new Pearl Jam, "Worldwide Suicide". Now there's a jaunty little song title.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on March 09, 2006, 09:37:40 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
New Music Thurs with Benson: KFOG finally plays The Little Willies.

Followed by the new Pearl Jam, "Worldwide Suicide". Now there's a jaunty little song title.


That was Pearl Jam? I missed the intro, and couldn't stick around the house long enough for the back-sell, so I just heard a bit of the song itself. It rather rawked.

Btw, I've heard several references to "KFOG Music director Kelly somethingorother" in various promos and such over the last week, so I guess they finally found a replacement for Haley Jones MD. Hope she's as hot as Haley was. ;)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2006, 09:49:39 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
New Music Thurs with Benson: KFOG finally plays The Little Willies.

Followed by the new Pearl Jam, "Worldwide Suicide". Now there's a jaunty little song title.


That was Pearl Jam? I missed the intro, and couldn't stick around the house long enough for the back-sell, so I just heard a bit of the song itself. It rather rawked.

Btw, I've heard several references to "KFOG Music director Kelly somethingorother" in various promos and such over the last week, so I guess they finally found a replacement for Haley Jones MD. Hope she's as hot as Haley was. ;)


BTW, much dissention in the studio about the Pearl jam -- Renee LOVED it, Greg thought it was noise.

I think it's a pre-requisite for female MDs: must be hot.  I hear she originally applied to be the new "Bone Rock Girl"  :wink:
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 09, 2006, 09:50:32 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
New Music Thurs with Benson: KFOG finally plays The Little Willies.

Followed by the new Pearl Jam, "Worldwide Suicide". Now there's a jaunty little song title.


That was Pearl Jam? I missed the intro, and couldn't stick around the house long enough for the back-sell, so I just heard a bit of the song itself. It rather rawked.

Btw, I've heard several references to "KFOG Music director Kelly somethingorother" in various promos and such over the last week, so I guess they finally found a replacement for Haley Jones MD. Hope she's as hot as Haley was. ;)


Annalisa told me way back that Kelly had taken that job (not that I personally know her or anyhting) and it was an internal transfer from somewhere else in the KFOG offices.  She was formerly director of promotions, iirc.

What with no Drive today I also heard the Pearl Jam, and I'm with Renee on this.  She said something to the effect that Stone Gossard got his balls back.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 15, 2006, 11:26:58 AM
interesting deconstruction of Matisyahu in Slate:

http://www.slate.com/id/2138032/
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 15, 2006, 01:53:00 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
interesting deconstruction of Matisyahu in Slate:

http://www.slate.com/id/2138032/


This is a very clever analogy:

It's an ingenious variation on the archetypal Jewish blackface routine, immortalized in The Jazz Singer (1927), when the immigrant striver Jolson put on blackface to cast off his Jewish patrimony and become American. In 2006, Matisyahu wears Old World "Jewface," and in so doing, becomes "black."
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 15, 2006, 07:02:40 PM
FWIW, the Matisyahu song "King Without a Crown" very nearly made my Top 10 Singles of 2005 -- I went with KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" instead, and now I'm wishing I'd held both over for this year, since they're both just now accumulating U.S. radio airplay.

Other top singles of 2006 so far include:
Rihanna, "S.O.S. (Rescue Me)"
Sean Paul, "Temperature"
Mary J. Blige, "Be Without You"
Mary J. Blige and U2, "One"
The Animators, "Buy Buy"

and I'm very anxious to hear the new Rosanne Cash.
Title: Matisyahu
Post by: ggould on March 15, 2006, 10:41:28 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
interesting deconstruction of Matisyahu in Slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2138032/

I've been really intrigued by him, and just did some groovin on "King Without a Crown" off my daughter's iPod yesterday.  Gotta support the onetime Deadhead, brings out my Jewish roots with some righteous piety!
Title: Re: Matisyahu
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2006, 07:32:15 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
interesting deconstruction of Matisyahu in Slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2138032/

I've been really intrigued by him, and just did some groovin on "King Without a Crown" off my daughter's iPod yesterday.  Gotta support the onetime Deadhead, brings out my Jewish roots with some righteous piety!


From my viewpoint, he looks a bit too much like Ali G doing an elaborate, "ironic" character.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 19, 2006, 09:11:45 PM
I wasn't aware that Billy Idol had new material out, but I just heard his new song "Scream" on The Bone.  It sounds like 4 or 5 of his "classics" thrown into a blender. Interestingly, KFOG isn't playing it, even tho' they play "White Wedding" dozens of times a week.

And while looking at the New Releases page on the KFOG website to see if the Billy Idol song was mentioned, I see that they list that Matisyahu song, "King Without a Crown", tho' I have never heard them actually play it on the radio. Has anyone?
Title: I have
Post by: ggould on March 19, 2006, 09:24:40 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I wasn't aware that Billy Idol had new material out, but I just heard his new song "Scream" on The Bone.  It sounds like 4 or 5 of his "classics" thrown into a blender. Interestingly, KFOG isn't playing it, even tho' they play "White Wedding" dozens of times a week.

And while looking at the New Releases page on the KFOG website to see if the Billy Idol song was mentioned, I see that they list that Matisyahu song, "King Without a Crown", tho' I have never heard them actually play it on the radio. Has anyone?

They called him the "Rabbi of Reggae" last Thursday
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 20, 2006, 09:50:54 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I have never heard them actually play it on the radio. Has anyone?


I have heard it on Live 105, and it was all over the radio in Seattle 3 months ago when I was there.  Musta heard it 5 times in 2 days.

Got some killer guitar work on it, too.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 23, 2006, 09:53:20 PM
Listening to Bonnie Simmons' wonderful Thursday nite show on KPFA, and she's gushing about what a wonderful time she had at SXSW this year. Her 2 favorite band names:

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

-and-

Euripides Pants

meanwhile, a good friend of mine in NY, a guy named Mark Rosenblatt, emailed me to say:

"I've gotten in touch with my Lubavitcher roots and now prefer to be called
Matisblatto".
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 25, 2006, 03:49:04 PM
I haven't heard it myself, but apparently a group called Islands has done a song called "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby."  If that's a Sly nod then I am deliriously happy.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 27, 2006, 07:56:51 AM
The new Franz Ferdinand video is for a song called "L. Wells" that isn't on their latest, You Could Have It So Much Better.  Song's good if not great -- but the video is the freshness: http://www.dominorecordco.com/site/downloads/Franz_L.Wellsvideo/ff_l_wells_HIGH.wvx
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 27, 2006, 08:03:55 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
The new Franz Ferdinand video is for a song called "L. Wells" that isn't on their latest, You Could Have It So Much Better.  Song's good if not great -- but the video is the freshness: http://www.dominorecordco.com/site/downloads/Franz_L.Wellsvideo/ff_l_wells_HIGH.wvx



speaking of... from The Onion this week:

Franz Ferdinand Frontman Shot By Gavrilo Princip Bassist

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—Lead singer and guitarist for pop band Franz Ferdinand, Alexander Kapranos, is in critical condition today after being shot by a man identified as the bassist for rock group Gavrilo Princip. "We ask fans to cooperate with Interpol to find the assailant, and call upon British Sea Power, Snow Patrol, and The Postal Service for help," drummer Paul Thompson told music magazine NME Monday. "The suspect had links to The Decemberists and The Libertines, and we are following up on all leads." It is unclear whether the shooting was linked to The Polyphonic Spree's invasion of Belgium earlier this week.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 27, 2006, 09:10:26 AM
that's f*cking brilliant!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 28, 2006, 03:50:41 PM
For those who need the new Donald Fagen album explained:

http://www.slate.com/id/2138489/?nav=fo
Title: Ben Harper's New Single
Post by: ggould on March 28, 2006, 07:48:53 PM
I heard "Better Way" on KFOG last night, and was transfixed.  Very odd instrumentally.  Sitar (or tamboura?) fretless bass, gospel tinge, etc.  Bought it right away on iTunes.

Has anyone else heard this?
Title: Re: Ben Harper's New Single
Post by: mshray on March 29, 2006, 09:30:46 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
I heard "Better Way" on KFOG last night, and was transfixed.  Very odd instrumentally.  Sitar (or tamboura?) fretless bass, gospel tinge, etc.  Bought it right away on iTunes.

Has anyone else heard this?


I had the same reaction, although I didn't buy it yet.  One of the most interesting things I've heard this year, and certainly the first time this year I can say that about a song I first heard on KFOG.
Title: Re: Ben Harper's New Single
Post by: ggould on March 30, 2006, 07:27:45 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "ggould"
I heard "Better Way" on KFOG last night, and was transfixed.  Very odd instrumentally.  Sitar (or tamboura?) fretless bass, gospel tinge, etc.  Bought it right away on iTunes.

Has anyone else heard this?
I had the same reaction, although I didn't buy it yet.  One of the most interesting things I've heard this year, and certainly the first time this year I can say that about a song I first heard on KFOG.

I just heard it again this morning, and the version they play is less edgy than what I bought.  After the instrumental break, the verse is screamed instead of sung on the version I have.  I'd like to get the 'safer' version if I want to convince my church band to play it!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 02, 2006, 10:43:05 AM
Of interest to Mshray if no one else: Blancmange are back! And on the Myspace!

http://www.myspace.com/blancmange2006

"Sounds Like : Blancmange"
Title: Re: Ben Harper's New Single
Post by: RGMike on April 02, 2006, 05:11:36 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "ggould"
I heard "Better Way" on KFOG last night, and was transfixed.  Very odd instrumentally.  Sitar (or tamboura?) fretless bass, gospel tinge, etc.  Bought it right away on iTunes.

Has anyone else heard this?
I had the same reaction, although I didn't buy it yet.  One of the most interesting things I've heard this year, and certainly the first time this year I can say that about a song I first heard on KFOG.

I just heard it again this morning, and the version they play is less edgy than what I bought.  After the instrumental break, the verse is screamed instead of sung on the version I have.  I'd like to get the 'safer' version if I want to convince my church band to play it!


Read a (rave) review of the album in Rolling Stone; apparently David Lindley is playing on "Better Way".
Title: Re: Ben Harper's New Single
Post by: ggould on April 02, 2006, 10:20:05 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "ggould"
I heard "Better Way" on KFOG last night, and was transfixed.  Very odd instrumentally.  Sitar (or tamboura?) fretless bass, gospel tinge, etc.  Bought it right away on iTunes.

Has anyone else heard this?
I had the same reaction, although I didn't buy it yet.  One of the most interesting things I've heard this year, and certainly the first time this year I can say that about a song I first heard on KFOG.
I just heard it again this morning, and the version they play is less edgy than what I bought.  After the instrumental break, the verse is screamed instead of sung on the version I have.  I'd like to get the 'safer' version if I want to convince my church band to play it!
Read a (rave) review of the album in Rolling Stone; apparently David Lindley is playing on "Better Way".

Well, the video on benharper.net shows Ben playing the slide (I realize that doesn't mean anything.  Do you have a link to the RS review?  I'll look for it.  Not sure if I still get it in the mail.  I've been subscribing for almost 40 years, but i hasn't been much fun for the last 30.

PS, here's the link:

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/_/id/9449332/rid/9451642/?rnd=1144041642214
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 04, 2006, 12:25:25 PM
Nice analysis of LLCoolJ's new CD (and indeed of his career), at slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/id/2139264/
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on April 04, 2006, 01:57:08 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Nice analysis of LLCoolJ's new CD (and indeed of his career), at slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/id/2139264/


that was great! they didn't mention his great teevee show, though. well, maybe not great, but respectable.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 04, 2006, 02:17:04 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Nice analysis of LLCoolJ's new CD (and indeed of his career), at slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/id/2139264/


that was great! they didn't mention his great teevee show, though. well, maybe not great, but respectable.


ah LURVES me some LL!

(http://gopvixen.blogs.com/gop_vixen/images/llcoolj.jpg)
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on April 04, 2006, 03:11:13 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Nice analysis of LLCoolJ's new CD (and indeed of his career), at slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/id/2139264/


that was great! they didn't mention his great teevee show, though. well, maybe not great, but respectable.


ah LURVES me some LL!

(http://gopvixen.blogs.com/gop_vixen/images/llcoolj.jpg)


stop the press!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 05, 2006, 07:32:25 AM
OMG and wow -- This morning KFOG finally played James McMurtry's angry, powerful and completely wonderful "We Can't Make It Here Anymore". They referred to it as "new" but KPIG has been playing it since before Thanksgiving. Coulda knocked me over with a feather when I heard it today.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on April 05, 2006, 09:35:42 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMG and wow -- This morning KFOG finally played James McMurtry's angry, powerful and completely wonderful "We Can't Make It Here Anymore". They referred to it as "new" but KPIG has been playing it since before Thanksgiving. Coulda knocked me over with a feather when I heard it today.


Yep--I heard it earlier this week too. Typical KFOG M.O.--trying to fob off something that's been out for 6 months as "new."
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 05, 2006, 09:44:25 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
OMG and wow -- This morning KFOG finally played James McMurtry's angry, powerful and completely wonderful "We Can't Make It Here Anymore". They referred to it as "new" but KPIG has been playing it since before Thanksgiving. Coulda knocked me over with a feather when I heard it today.


Yep--I heard it earlier this week too. Typical KFOG M.O.--trying to fob off something that's been out for 6 months as "new."


And to be fair, it's possible Rosalie has been playing it on Sundays, but I haven't heard "Acoustic Sunrise" since KPIG became available to me.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on April 06, 2006, 09:05:13 AM
This morning, heard Knopfler and Emmy Lou (out on Apr 25). I love his distinctive guitar sound. Love EmmyLou too.

Another tune sounded like Red Hot Chili Peps but I didn't hear the announce. Good new stuff.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 06, 2006, 09:09:23 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
This morning, heard Knopfler and Emmy Lou (out on Apr 25). I love his distinctive guitar sound. Love EmmyLou too.

Another tune sounded like Red Hot Chili Peps but I didn't hear the announce. Good new stuff.


My Foghead email mentioned new RHCPs so I guess that was them.  I heard Knopfler/Emmylou on that Austin station and it sounded very nice. As usual, Foghead resistance to anything country will be a factor.
Title: new to me
Post by: ggould on April 07, 2006, 10:22:40 PM
I have recently been transfixed, while listening to a song called "Angel of Lyon" on KPIG.  Very Johnny Cash sounding, with a killer guitar solo in the heroic vein.  I went to iTunes, and bought it, but it's the acoustic version (by Tom Russell).  It looks like the version I'm looking for is off a 1992 album called "Box of Visions."  I know this is a stretch, but has anyone heard this guy before?  There's a story on Wikipedia coincidentally on  how Tom and his guitarist met Robert Hunter in a cab in NYC, and Tom ended up opening for Hunter's gigs.  TANC.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 12, 2006, 05:21:35 PM
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on April 13, 2006, 11:38:26 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


effing awesome!!!! who thought of putting those two together?!?!?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on April 13, 2006, 01:41:31 PM
POC: you still here? I met a man today and we got to talking a bit. He was really nice and had a great disposition. I liked him immediately. Must be the sunny day, making me chat with strangers. He was working at Walgreens and started talking about good weather and touring so we talked about music and he gave me his card...the rest can be seen on his website.

You should check him out for future collaboration maybe,
http://www.davidwyattmusic.com/default.html
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on April 14, 2006, 09:18:54 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
POC: you still here? I met a man today and we got to talking a bit. He was really nice and had a great disposition. I liked him immediately. Must be the sunny day, making me chat with strangers. He was working at Walgreens and started talking about good weather and touring so we talked about music and he gave me his card...the rest can be seen on his website.

You should check him out for future collaboration maybe,
http://www.davidwyattmusic.com/default.html


cool, thanks!! i'm here until tuesday....
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on April 14, 2006, 09:28:01 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Alicat"
POC: you still here? I met a man today and we got to talking a bit. He was really nice and had a great disposition. I liked him immediately. Must be the sunny day, making me chat with strangers. He was working at Walgreens and started talking about good weather and touring so we talked about music and he gave me his card...the rest can be seen on his website.

You should check him out for future collaboration maybe,
http://www.davidwyattmusic.com/default.html


cool, thanks!! i'm here until tuesday....

Have good travels. Can you start a thread and post about your travel and musical happenings while abroad?
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on April 14, 2006, 09:54:52 AM
Hearing the New Cars song (But Not Tonight) for the first time. Gotta think Todd is not entirely serious about this.

"I could make some calls, move some things around, and cancel stuff..."

Now them's some inspired lyrics.

?!?!?!?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 14, 2006, 09:56:41 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


Plugging this again because I'm just now paying attention to the lyrics.  Heavy stuff:


I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place
Even your emotions had an echo and so much space

And when you're out there without care
Yeah I was out of touch
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me Crazy
Does that make me Crazy
Does that make me Crazy
Possibly

And I hope that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that's my only advice
Come on now
who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you
think you are, ha ha ha bless your soul
you really think you're in control

I think you're Crazy
I think you're Crazy
I think you're Crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on the limb
All I remember is thinking I want to be like them.
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little
It looked like fun
And it's no coincidence I've come
And I can die when I'm done

But Maybe I'm Crazy
Maybe you're Crazy
Maybe we're Crazy
Probably
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 14, 2006, 09:56:54 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Hearing the New Cars song (But Not Tonight) for the first time. Gotta think Todd is not entirely serious about this.

"I could make some calls, move some things around, and cancel stuff..."

Now them's some inspired lyrics.

?!?!?!?


Maybe this is his idea of an Ocasek parody? It sure sounds that way vocally (to my ears, anyway).
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on April 14, 2006, 10:56:44 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


Plugging this again because I'm just now paying attention to the lyrics.  Heavy stuff:


I have a cousin who has been institionalized, at least 3 times, but who came to my dad's retirement party in Feb.  She said something that really made us all stop and think, which was

"People should really stop saying, 'He or she is suffering from mental illness', because it's not true.  We're not suffering."
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 14, 2006, 05:32:51 PM
TANC: 2 artists recently heard on 10@10, Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs, have done an album of duets.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 14, 2006, 07:47:01 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
TANC: 2 artists recently heard on 10@10, Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs, have done an album of duets.


I hope they call it "Sweet/Tits."
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 14, 2006, 08:37:27 PM
Neil Young's coming out with an anti-Bush CD called Living With War, says this site, Editor & Publisher (http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002344436).
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on April 18, 2006, 08:13:42 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


Live 105 played "Crazy" Sunday, whilst I was driving around Alameda.  Amazing that I recognized it right away, after having only heard it the one time from your link.
Title: William Topley
Post by: ggould on April 18, 2006, 07:56:19 PM
I was driving to work this morning, and listening to KPIG (which has become my regular morning escape) and I hear this song that sounds like Richard Thompson singing with Mark Knopfler playing guitar.  The guitar sounded so Knopfler, I was confused.  Why would Richard Thompson, himself an ascended guitar master, need another master like Knopfler?  The guitar was some of the best licks MK has had since his solo on "Brothers in Arms."

Later in the afternoon, I still remembered liking it, but forgot the guys' name, and thanks to KPIG's extremely long logs, I found out it was William Topley, and not Richard Thompson.  The song is called "Sea Breeze" and so I shelled out my $0.99, and now I have that killer guitar to listen to whenever I want!  The song is pretty good too.  Has anyone heard of this guy?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 19, 2006, 08:55:12 AM
Well, new old music:

http://www.sundazed.com

a site teeming with '60 reissues. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy LIVES!
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on April 19, 2006, 09:56:43 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Well, new old music:

http://www.sundazed.com

a site teeming with '60 reissues. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy LIVES!


Yep, they've been around for awhile. They've had a live NRBQ ca. 1970 set in the works for about 3-4 years, but somehow just can't quite get it to market.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 26, 2006, 08:16:25 AM
Especially of interest to Mike, but hopefully to all:

http://billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002385772

Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'

Wilson Pickett

April 25, 2006, 3:45 PM ET

Katie Hasty, N.Y.
Atlantic Records' soul pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s will be in the spotlight on two single-disc compilations due June 6 from Rhino. "Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters" and "Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers" feature remastered and previously unreleased singles from label titans like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding. The sets also uncover rare tracks from lesser-known artists like Judy Clay and Arthur Conley.

Franklin's take on "My Way," originally recorded in 1970 for an Italian compilation, makes its U.S. debut on the "Soul Sisters" disc. Margie Joseph's cover of the Temptations' "It's Growing" and a cover of Fontella Bass' "Rescue Me" by Dee Dee Warwick (Dionne Warwick's sister) are both previously unreleased.

The late Wilson Pickett's "Can't Stop a Man in Love," said to be one of his few remaining never-before-released studio cuts, opens the "Soul Brothers" set. Percy Sledge's cover of Aretha Franklin's hit "Baby, Baby, Baby," Arthur Conley's "Rome (Wasn't Built in a Day)" and Donny Hathaway's "What a Woman Really Means" round out the album's unreleased gems.

Here is the track list for "Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters":

"My Way," Aretha Franklin (previously unreleased in the U.S.)
"It's Growing," Margie Joseph (previously unreleased)
"(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days," Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles (previously unreleased)
"Please Little Angel," Doris Troy
"Hands Off My Baby," Mary Wells
"My Best Friend's Man," Dee Dee Sharp
"Rescue Me," Dee Dee Warwick (previously unreleased)
"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," Baby Washington
"Full Time Woman," Irma Thomas
"I Got To Love Somebody's Baby," Judy Clay
"Cheater Man," Esther Phillips
"What a Man," Laura Lee
"Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me," the Sweet Inspirations (previously unreleased)
"It Ain't Who You Know," Jackie Moore
"I Ain't That Easy To Lose," Bettye Swann (previously unreleased)
"Thankful for What I Got," Barbara Lewis

Here is the track list for "Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers":

"Can't Stop a Man in Love," Wilson Pickett (previously unreleased)
"How Does It Feel," Bobby Womack
"You Left the Water Running," Sam & Dave
"Rome (Wasn't Built in a Day)," Arthur Conley (previously unreleased)
"Book Of Memories," Percy Wiggins
"That's How It Feels," The Soul Clan
"I Love You More Than Words Can Say," Otis Redding
"Baby, Baby, Baby," Percy Sledge (previously unreleased)
"Hold On," James Carr
"Pouring Water on a Drowning Man," Otis Clay
"Lovebones," Mighty Sam
"The Love of My Woman," Darrell Banks
"Coldest Days of My Life," Walter Jackson
"Whiter Shade of Pale," R.B. Greaves
"Change With the Seasons," Carl Hall
"What a Woman Really Means," Donny Hathaway (previously unreleased)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 26, 2006, 08:41:06 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Especially of interest to Mike, but hopefully to all:

http://billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002385772

Atlantic Unearths Unheard 'Soul'


"Whiter Shade of Pale," R.B. Greaves


Sounds FAB -- and speaking of RG Greaves -- his take on "Whiter Shade..." ?!? Gotta hear that.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 26, 2006, 08:45:07 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Sounds FAB -- and speaking of RG Greaves -- his take on "Whiter Shade..." ?!? Gotta hear that.


If R.B. Greaves, is Alonzo Mourning?
Title: R&B cultural exchange program
Post by: urth on April 26, 2006, 09:43:00 AM
Gaz's post above reminded me--I read a short piece on this in yesterday's Chron. But of course, they didn't post it on their site, so here's the Philly Inquirer's take on it. Could be cool, could be cheesy. Hoping the former.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/14382206.htm
Title: Re: R&B cultural exchange program
Post by: Gazoo on April 26, 2006, 09:57:57 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Gaz's post above reminded me--I read a short piece on this in yesterday's Chron. But of course, they didn't post it on their site, so here's the Philly Inquirer's take on it. Could be cool, could be cheesy. Hoping the former.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/14382206.htm


Oh, wow.  "Could be cool, could be cheesy" is spot on -- it all depends on who's producing.  Sounds like this will have some production sensitivity and sensibility to it -- unlike something like Will.I.Am's shitting all over the Sergio Mendes would-be-comeback album from a few months ago.  Thanks for putting this on my radar!
Title: Re: R&B cultural exchange program
Post by: RGMike on April 26, 2006, 10:09:23 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "urth"
Gaz's post above reminded me--I read a short piece on this in yesterday's Chron. But of course, they didn't post it on their site, so here's the Philly Inquirer's take on it. Could be cool, could be cheesy. Hoping the former.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/14382206.htm


Oh, wow.  "Could be cool, could be cheesy" is spot on -- it all depends on who's producing.  Sounds like this will have some production sensitivity and sensibility to it -- unlike something like Will.I.Am's shitting all over the Sergio Mendes would-be-comeback album from a few months ago.  


or that Sly Stone "tribute" CD...

BTW, what did Mendez call his latest incarnation? Brazil '11?
Title: Re: R&B cultural exchange program
Post by: Gazoo on April 26, 2006, 11:08:41 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
or that Sly Stone "tribute" CD...


Which I ended up hearing not a single damn note of.  Funny how as soon as Sly fucked up his Grammy appearance, all promotion of the tribute CD ended unceremoniously.  I'm not sure the album even charted.

Quote from: "RGMike"
BTW, what did Mendez call his latest incarnation? Brazil '11?


"Brasilly."
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 27, 2006, 03:46:49 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


Live 105 played "Crazy" Sunday, whilst I was driving around Alameda.  Amazing that I recognized it right away, after having only heard it the one time from your link.


I didn't hear it, but per the KFOG website, they played "Crazy" this morning during Benson the PD's "New Releases" segment.

ETA: OK, I finally listened to "Crazy" and the other song ("Smiley Faces") -- both really good, tho' it's gonna be interesting to see the Foghead reaction. The songs don't seem to me like they will play well next to Mark Knopfler and EmmyLou.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on May 01, 2006, 10:46:18 PM
I heard Crazy when Benson was on and he was so hyping it as THE song of summer. Not sure about that but I did like it. Day or so later, heard it on Live 105.

While on new music, the Red Hot Chili Peps have a song out that is very much like Tom Petty's Mary Jane's Last Dance. Not sure which song it is. Anyone hear it?
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on May 02, 2006, 09:56:17 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


Live 105 played "Crazy" Sunday, whilst I was driving around Alameda.  Amazing that I recognized it right away, after having only heard it the one time from your link.


Annalisa was just saying how Dave will be back on the Morning Show tomorrow & she'll be back on Mid-Days, but first she wanted to preview New Releases Thursday, and the first song she mentioned was "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.  Wonder what the Fogheads will think.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 02, 2006, 10:02:55 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between singer-rapper Cee-Lo and remixer Danger Mouse, who have the current #1 in England with "Crazy":
http://www.myspace.com/gnarlsbarkley

Play all the songs, but especially "Crazy."  You won't believe that "Gone Daddy Gone" is what you're thinking it can't be.


Live 105 played "Crazy" Sunday, whilst I was driving around Alameda.  Amazing that I recognized it right away, after having only heard it the one time from your link.


Annalisa was just saying how Dave will be back on the Morning Show tomorrow & she'll be back on Mid-Days, but first she wanted to preview New Releases Thursday, and the first song she mentioned was "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.  Wonder what the Fogheads will think.


The fix seems to be in -- it's already in fairly heavy rotation, so What Fogheads Think doesn't seem to be a factor. They'd have to actively dislike it (I mean, a major e-mail campaign) for KFOG  to stop playing it at this point.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on May 02, 2006, 01:37:11 PM
Wonder if KFOG will pick up either of these tunes?

Clips of new 'Mats songs here:

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=70013

(Scroll down, the last two: Message to the Boys and Pool & Dive.)

Street date June 13.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on May 02, 2006, 02:04:45 PM
Gnarl's Barkley Crazy?  Yeah, it's catchy, I guess, and yeah, I guess Benson really is behind it.  Since he introduced it back on April 27, they've spun it 2-3 times a day.

(Yeah, along with 10at10, I also try to keep track of every song KFOG plays, thanks to being able to hack their "Now Playing" thingy.)

What caught me by surprise was hearing Rosalie play Ray Lamontagne's version of Crazy!!  I didn't catch where she got the track, but it's out on the internet if you Google.  I wonder where he recorded it, and if it's ever been officially released.  I wouldn't mind paying for it, but for now I'm listening to an MP3 of unknown origins.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 11, 2006, 11:18:34 AM
KFOG is playing the new Paul Simon album, produced by none other than Brian Eno.

"Here Come the Warm and Fuzzy Jets"?
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on May 11, 2006, 12:43:22 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KFOG is playing the new Paul Simon album, produced by none other than Brian Eno.

"Here Come the Warm and Fuzzy Jets"?


Before and After Art(ie).

Coincidentally, I'm seeing a performance by Eno when I'm in Bath in a couple of weeks. It's part of the Bath Music Festival, and he's collaborating with a pianist, a local choir, and some sonic reinforcement to "play" the acoustics of the Bath Abbey. I have no idea what to expect, but it should be pretty cool.

http://www.bathmusicfest.org.uk/pages/event.php?festival=7&show=277
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 14, 2006, 09:34:50 AM
Recently Gaz was bemoaning the lack of angry political songwriting by today's popular artists. Well, this morning on KPIG I heard an amazing, scathing critique of Bush called "Mr President", sung by (of all people) Pink!  Dunno if any other radio station besides the Pig will dare play it, but OMG what a lyric.
Title: Pink
Post by: ggould on May 14, 2006, 11:01:15 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Recently Gaz was bemoaning the lack of angry political songwriting by today's popular artists. Well, this morning on KPIG I heard an amazing, scathing critique of Bush called "Mr President", sung by (of all people) Pink!  Dunno if any other radio station besides the Pig will dare play it, but OMG what a lyric.
I have heard of this song, but not sure if I've heard it yet.  I do listen to a lot of KPIG, so maybe I have.  Thank God for KPIG!

ETA: checked it out on iTunes, and yes I've heard it. There's an explicit version too!
Title: Re: Pink
Post by: RGMike on May 14, 2006, 11:45:29 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Recently Gaz was bemoaning the lack of angry political songwriting by today's popular artists. Well, this morning on KPIG I heard an amazing, scathing critique of Bush called "Mr President", sung by (of all people) Pink!  Dunno if any other radio station besides the Pig will dare play it, but OMG what a lyric.
I have heard of this song, but not sure if I've heard it yet.  I do listen to a lot of KPIG, so maybe I have.  Thank God for KPIG!

ETA: checked it out on iTunes, and yes I've heard it. There's an explicit version too!


It's actually Pink "featuring the Indigo Girls" and there's a video on YouTube as well. But here are the amazing lyrics:

Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you


KPIG also played an hilariously pointed parody this morning called "Stick a Yellow Ribbon on Your SUV".
Title: Re: KPIG
Post by: ggould on May 14, 2006, 07:33:25 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KPIG also played an hilariously pointed parody this morning called "Stick a Yellow Ribbon on Your SUV".

Are Mike and I the only ones who listen to KPIG?  I think it deserves a discussion area, if more than the two of us cared.
Title: New Music Roundup
Post by: Gazoo on May 19, 2006, 10:58:08 AM
Alas, I've not listened to KPIG.  But here's what I have listened to this week:

Prince, 3121 - "Te Amo Corazón" and "Fury" are phenomenomenal (for those who heard Musicology, it's the new album's equivalent to "A Million Days," only more passionate; I still like Prince best as a rocker); too much predictable loverman balladry, but still likely Top 10 for the year.

Teena Marie, Sapphire - DUD.  Overly satin-y and bloated.  (The album, not her, though it might apply to her as well.)

Neil Young, Living With War - Instant Classic, especially "Restless Consumer."  Y'all have got to listen to this in its entirety; it's still available for free online streaming. at http://www.hyfntrak.com/neilyoung2/AFF23130/ and other mirrored sites.

Paul Simon, Surprise - Only heard two tracks, but they seemed cluttered.

Van Hunt, On the Jungle Floor - Some great moments, but no more essential than the new Prince, which is really unfortunate when you think about it.

Morrissey, Ringleader of the Tormentors - Quite possibly his best solo album to date, and that's saying a lot since I loved You Are the Quarry.  I'd love to write an essay on this one.  He sounds, for the first time, utterly free of the pressure to make a Smiths record; and what his voice has lost in gravitas it's more than gained in malleability.  The songwriting is mostly splendid, particularly "Dear God, Please Help Me," the record Robbie Williams wishes he were courageous enough to make and which sums up pretty much everything Boy George wanted to say before he became a club kid at age 40.  You can stream lead single "You Have Killed Me" at http://myspace.com/morrissey .

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, Under the Covers, Vol. 1 - I gave Matthew another chance even though the Thorns disappointed me so, like Frosted Mini-Wheats with no milk.  Happily, he and Susanna harmonize marvelously, and the more obscure their choices on this covers album, the better they are, especially on the Left Banke's "She May Call You Up Tonight" and the Zombies' "Care of Cell #44."  I think most of you would love this.  Even though Matthew is disturbingly turning into Leslie West in appearance.

Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere - Only a small amount of filler in the 14 tracks, and barring a religious experience it will be my #1 album of the year.  Get it get it get it.  You're welcome.   8)

Happy weekend, all!
Gaz
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on May 20, 2006, 10:25:19 PM
Hey -- I listen to KPIG, or used to... Wow, Pink played there?  Ah -- a political song, and w/ the Indigo Girls.  I'll definitely have to check out the video.  Anyways, here's something to kick off the KPIG thread, if you wish:

http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=33195#33195

But back to new music on KFOG... I wish I really knew how to crunch stats so I could show which songs pop up for the first time during a certain month.  I probably should just throw the data up in a database and let you guys have a crack at it.  But just now I heard a track I'd never heard on KFOG:

Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life".  Ugh.  Not only overplayed.  But overplayed like, last year, or the year before that.  Anyways, first spin I've ever seen was May 12, and then they played it twice today, around noon and then just now at 9:30PM.

Just browsing through the last month's playlist, I found one other band/track that stuck out:  The Postal Service      SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS

Played once Mar. 31, once Apr. 28, but since May 3 they've played it 6 times... every few days it seems.

And how's this for odd:  the original Katrina, Walking on Sunshine, played Wed May 3, at 6:33PM!  That's not when Big Rick replays BOS, is it?  Nevermind, BOS for that day was Queensryche.

Ok, and this one is new, but my wife and I (and Renee) hate it:  Hoobastank!  Ugh.  Hoobastinks!  Let Live 105 play that!

Ok, just went through all the tracks from the last month, and picked out artists that seemed "odd"...

Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" -- pretty good song from , hilarious Spike Jonez video, but uh, this is pretty new.  Played 4 times in KFOG history before May 4.  Since then they've played it 7 times this month.

Oh well, that's all I've got.  Interesting things to sneak into the playlist.  I wonder where they're going.  Seems a little like a step towards Alice territory.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 20, 2006, 10:47:27 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Ok, and this one is new, but my wife and I (and Renee) hate it:  Hoobastank!  Ugh.  Hoobastinks!  Let Live 105 play that!



Indeed -- I have no use for Hoobastank at all. But apparently "Dave likes it" -- he and Renee were arguing about it the other morning. First time I've heard anyone on KFOG admit to hating something on the playlist.

But your Alice comment makes sense -- if you mean what Alice used to be, like, 6 or 7 years ago.  There are probably people (mostly female) who don't listen to Alice anymore but who listened then.  So where did they go?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on May 21, 2006, 12:32:00 AM
i checked out the pink/indigo girls outing. none of the videos i saw listed on youtube was the official one, but i watched one, anyway. sort of a boring song, really. words are alright, but sound totally uninspired. in a northern lights, "tears are not enough" sort of lackluster way.

morrissey, on the other hand, was delightfully surprising. i was frightened by the ho-hum intro, but it picked up soon after. once a phrase-turning crooner, always a...i think he should play this in concert followed by "the more you ignore me, the closer i get."

i, too, have been grooving on st. elsewhere, but that's about the only new music i know. i saw a terrible busta rhymes video yesterday (featuring mary j., and some other ladies dressed in white), and an even worse robbie williams video. some tibetan-themed, "sin!sin!sin!" number. i wish he'd hang it up.

the rest of my recent faves are not-so-recent:

harry connick, jr., lofty's roach soufflé: excellent trio album release back when he was still a jazz musician.

grover washington, jr., ultimate collection: full of wonderful cop show theme-style music we all know and love.

blue angel, blue angel: the ultimate post-50's pop album (ok, i made that one up) that exemplifies why cyndi lauper is so much better than madonna. a must-have for pitney fans.

neko case, blacklisted, fox confessor brings the flood, and furnace room lullaby: three great albums from the second coming of the cowboy junkies.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 21, 2006, 11:59:59 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
blue angel, blue angel: the ultimate post-50's pop album (ok, i made that one up) that exemplifies why cyndi lauper is so much better than madonna.


Is that the one with "Maybe He'll Know"? (I can't remember if they made one LP or two).  That song got quite a bit of NY airplay at the time. And when She's So Unusual came out, it was "Hey, that's that chick from Blue Angel!"
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on May 21, 2006, 02:13:53 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
blue angel, blue angel: the ultimate post-50's pop album (ok, i made that one up) that exemplifies why cyndi lauper is so much better than madonna.


Is that the one with "Maybe He'll Know"? (I can't remember if they made one LP or two).  That song got quite a bit of NY airplay at the time. And when She's So Unusual came out, it was "Hey, that's that chick from Blue Angel!"


the very one! i had the lp, but lost it in a move. couldn't find anything on cd after that, so i was delighted to find it in its entirety on napster years ago. i copied it onto three different cds, just to be sure...i think they only made the one lp. i'm sure it's on amazon by now, though.
Title: Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Post by: Gazoo on May 29, 2006, 11:47:14 PM
This is this year's Eurovision winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVFw1cI2XjU
Title: Re: Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Post by: RGMike on May 30, 2006, 07:38:22 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
This is this year's Eurovision winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVFw1cI2XjU


and speaking of YouTube, Joel Selvin has a guide to YT in today's Chron:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/30/DDGOOJ2LD11.DTL
Title: Re: Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Post by: mshray on May 30, 2006, 09:00:56 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"

and speaking of YouTube, Joel Selvin has a guide to YT in today's Chron:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/30/DDGOOJ2LD11.DTL


I just watched the "Reeling In The Years" clip.  Who knew Derek Smalls was in the early Dan lineup?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 01, 2006, 09:29:42 AM
Chili Peppers rippin' off Petty? You be the judge:

http://www.productshopnyc.com/htdocs/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1118&Itemid=5
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 07, 2006, 02:01:09 PM
Paris Hilton cops Gwen Stefani's sound and, as the Jane editors aptly noted, sets it to a TrimSpa ad video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgAJ58aEEW0
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2006, 02:06:59 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Paris Hilton cops Gwen Stefani's sound and, as the Jane editors aptly noted, sets it to a TrimSpa ad video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgAJ58aEEW0


and cops the video from Madonna, no?  Of course, Stefani cops from Madge all the time, so it's all relative. The song sounds a bit like a UB40 tune whose name escapes me.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on June 07, 2006, 04:06:12 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Chili Peppers rippin' off Petty? You be the judge:

http://www.productshopnyc.com/htdocs/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1118&Itemid=5


Hmm. I just listened to the audio clip (up to the point that they start taking listener calls anyway) and while I think there's definitely a case there, it seems to me like they've shifted the tempo of the Petty tune a little bit so it matches the RHCP song. I recall Mary Jane's Last Dance being a little slower, a bit more loping of a rhythm whereas the one I'm hearing in the aircheck is significantly more upbeat. Anyone agree/disagree?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2006, 09:12:12 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Chili Peppers rippin' off Petty? You be the judge:

http://www.productshopnyc.com/htdocs/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1118&Itemid=5


Hmm. I just listened to the audio clip (up to the point that they start taking listener calls anyway) and while I think there's definitely a case there, it seems to me like they've shifted the tempo of the Petty tune a little bit so it matches the RHCP song. I recall Mary Jane's Last Dance being a little slower, a bit more loping of a rhythm whereas the one I'm hearing in the aircheck is significantly more upbeat. Anyone agree/disagree?


Yeah, the RHCP song is a bit faster. Same melody, tho'. And of course same producer on both!
Title: Re: Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Post by: Alicat on June 07, 2006, 09:21:52 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
This is this year's Eurovision winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVFw1cI2XjU

I LIKE! Kind of like a demonic KISS.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on June 07, 2006, 09:33:20 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Chili Peppers rippin' off Petty? You be the judge:

http://www.productshopnyc.com/htdocs/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1118&Itemid=5


Hmm. I just listened to the audio clip (up to the point that they start taking listener calls anyway) and while I think there's definitely a case there, it seems to me like they've shifted the tempo of the Petty tune a little bit so it matches the RHCP song. I recall Mary Jane's Last Dance being a little slower, a bit more loping of a rhythm whereas the one I'm hearing in the aircheck is significantly more upbeat. Anyone agree/disagree?


Yeah, the RHCP song is a bit faster. Same melody, tho'. And of course same producer on both!

I thought I posted something about the similarity when I first heard it but must not have. I remember driving and hearing what I thought was a mash up or Petty doing a unique rendition of MJLD. It was the RHCP but the new disc was just coming out.
Title: Re: Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Post by: RGMike on June 07, 2006, 09:57:02 PM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
This is this year's Eurovision winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVFw1cI2XjU

I LIKE! Kind of like a demonic KISS.


uh-oh! don't let poc see your new oprah-tar!  

Oprah is evil and must be destroyed!
Title: Re: Lordi, "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
Post by: Alicat on June 07, 2006, 10:19:16 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Alicat"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
This is this year's Eurovision winner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVFw1cI2XjU

I LIKE! Kind of like a demonic KISS.


uh-oh! don't let poc see your new oprah-tar!  

Oprah is evil and must be destroyed!

I don't disagree. This was in the spirit of the black cow. oprah-tar. You kill me.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2006, 09:06:07 PM
Geoff especially might be interested in this, as will anyone who loved Firesign Theater. These guys were nowhere near as well-known as FT but they were right up there, artistically, and now there's a 2-CD set of their stuff. They were the Conception Corporation:

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=7728
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 15, 2006, 08:32:41 AM
New Released Thurs: Soul Asylum and Sonic Youth. Of SY, Irish Greg said "It's not their usual dirge". LOL!
Title: James Hunter
Post by: ggould on June 26, 2006, 02:44:39 PM
I had just finished signing my life away (more later on that in the job thread) when I got in the car, turned on KPIG, and the DJ introduced the next tune with a tone of voice that I ought to pay attention.  The guy's name is James Hunter, and maybe you guys already know about him, but it was very cool.  The title song "People Gonna Talk" is what they played, and I was really impressed.  It sounded new and old at the same time.  Really sounded like Sam Cooke, with that natural sweetness, but the music was kinda reggae, kinda pop.  Check out his web site:

http://www.jameshuntermusic.com

It seems like you can hear the whole song here:

http://www.jameshuntermusic.com/base.html

and it looks like he's coming to town 7/28:
http://www.musichallsf.com/artist_pages/james_hunter_072806.htm

Oh, he doesn't look much like Sam Cooke:
(http://www.ggould.com/blogstuff/images/jameshunter.jpg)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 29, 2006, 08:58:45 AM
Bluegrass Van Halen covers with David Lee Roth?  Brad Kava sez: Worst. Album. EVAH!

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/06/david_lee_roths.html
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 29, 2006, 09:17:11 AM
I have a new gig, writing thumbnail singles reviews for Stylus Magazine (http://www.stylusmagazine.com)'s Singles Jukebox, a fun Rate-a-Record feature with some amusing contributors.  A recent entry: http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/the_singles_jukebox/mp1-mp2-mp3-go.htm . . . Should be fun.

So I've listened to a lot of new singles this week and want to highly highly recommend "Pull Shapes" by the Pipettes.  I don't know who they are, but the track is gorgeously bubbly and evokes the Belle Stars singing "They Don't Know."

Will post more reviews after I find out what I'll be reviewing for Stylus.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 29, 2006, 09:23:33 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I have a new gig, writing thumbnail singles reviews for Stylus Magazine (http://www.stylusmagazine.com)'s Singles Jukebox, a fun Rate-a-Record feature with some amusing contributors.  A recent entry: http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/the_singles_jukebox/mp1-mp2-mp3-go.htm . . . Should be fun.

So I've listened to a lot of new singles this week and want to highly highly recommend "Pull Shapes" by the Pipettes.  I don't know who they are, but the track is gorgeously bubbly and evokes the Belle Stars singing "They Don't Know."

Will post more reviews after I find out what I'll be reviewing for Stylus.


kudos to Adem Ali for pointing out that the Paris Hilton song sounds like UB40's "Kingston Town", which I said here several weeks ago.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 30, 2006, 06:53:26 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Will post more reviews after I find out what I'll be reviewing for Stylus.


So the songs that I'll be reviewing this week are:
Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"
Infernal, "Ten Miles From You"
Fall Out Boy, "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me"
Hello Saferide, "The Quiz"
Justice vs. Simian, "We Are Your Friends" (aka "Never Be Alone")
Peaches. "Downtown"

My scribblings on the ones I wasn't assigned:

Rascal Flatts, “Life Is a Highway”
As mixed-media marriages go, this one’s as surefire a hit as they get: as predictable and bland as Uncle Kracker’s “Drift Away,” and of course already rewarded mightily for it. The singer barely keeps the second verse’s uptempo pace, and is so slavish in his interp that he even does the annoying “a-gimme-gimme-gimme-gimme-yeah!” thing. At least the guitarist gives it a new solo. [5]

Lily Allen, “Smile”
Her delivery (“little” = “li-uhl”) is only mildly less grating than Mike Skinner’s, but the words are clever and the chipper beat bounces merrily along. If Lady Sov couldn’t break in the States, there’s no reason to think this will, but the judicious use of window-hanging wind chimes is a plus. [7]

Regina Spektor, “On the Radio”
She so wacky! I like that she digs Axl Rose hubris, but she should know that linearity of thought and structure is not overrated. Gina seems afraid that if she deals in generalities instead of imaginative arcania, she’ll only touch the skin instead of the heart. Fair enough, but extend that clapping outro so I can jump rope to it. [7]

Pipettes, "Pull Shapes"
Simply lovely morning music for those who miss the Belle Stars and think they could've done marvelous things with Tracy Ullman's "They Don't Know." Oh, Pipettes, yr so fine. [9]

Beyonce f/ Jay-Z, "Deja Vu"
A reasonably fun cha-cha modulation, but hardly the Monster Summer Jam everyone expected of her. Staccato as ever, she works formula and gets away with it. [7]

Marie Sernholdt, "I Need a House"
The most embarrasing thing I've heard this year. And I've heard the K-Fed. [1]
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 30, 2006, 07:12:05 AM
Gaz (and anyone else) -- have you heard this "I Wish I was a Punk Rocker With Flowers in My Hair" song?  KFOG played it again this AM, can't remember the (British) woman's name. Great lyrics, which coulda been written by Gaz (were he a Brit).
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 30, 2006, 08:11:47 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
So the songs that I'll be reviewing this week are:
Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"


Sadly, I've already experienced this one, on the American Idol final.  And no, this one makes noone proud.  Not even momma Hicks.  Meant to be inspirational, the only thing it might inspire me to do is have my eardrums removed.
Title: lyrics
Post by: ggould on June 30, 2006, 08:12:54 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Gaz (and anyone else) -- have you heard this "I Wish I was a Punk Rocker With Flowers in My Hair" song?  KFOG played it again this AM, can't remember the (British) woman's name. Great lyrics, which coulda been written by Gaz (were he a Brit).

I haven't heard it, but thought I'd check out the lyrics:

Chorus:]
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In '77 and '69 revolution was in the air
I was born too late into a world that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

When the head of state didn't play guitar
Not everybody drove a car
When music really mattered and when radio was king
When accountants didn't have control
And the media couldn't buy your soul
And computers were still scary and we didn't know everything

[Chorus]

When pop stars still remained a myth
And ignorance could still be bliss
And when god saved the queen she turned a whiter shade of pale
My mom and dad were in their teens
And anarchy was still a dream
And the only way to stay in touch was a letter in the mail

[Chorus]

When record shops were still on top
And vinyl was all that they stocked
And the super info highway was still drifting out in space
Kids were wearing hand me downs
And playing games meant kick arounds
And footballers still had long hair and dirt across their face

[Chorus]

I was born too late into a world that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 30, 2006, 08:13:21 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
So the songs that I'll be reviewing this week are:
Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"


Sadly, I've already experienced this one, on the American Idol final.  And no, this one makes noone proud.  Not even momma Hicks.  Meant to be inspirational, the only thing it might inspire me to do is have my eardrums removed.


Is his FORD commercial, like, the worst career decision in recent memory? Or is it just me?  Fingernails on a blackboard.
Title: clueless Geoff
Post by: ggould on June 30, 2006, 08:15:34 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
So the songs that I'll be reviewing this week are:
Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"
Sadly, I've already experienced this one, on the American Idol final.  And no, this one makes noone proud.  Not even momma Hicks.  Meant to be inspirational, the only thing it might inspire me to do is have my eardrums removed.
Is his FORD commercial, like, the worst career decision in recent memory? Or is it just me?  Fingernails on a blackboard.

I was wondering who the gray-haired guy in the Ford commercial was.  I figured it was some sort of play on a Michael McDonald type.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on June 30, 2006, 08:16:55 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
So the songs that I'll be reviewing this week are:
Taylor Hicks, "Do I Make You Proud"


Sadly, I've already experienced this one, on the American Idol final.  And no, this one makes noone proud.  Not even momma Hicks.  Meant to be inspirational, the only thing it might inspire me to do is have my eardrums removed.


Is his FORD commercial, like, the worst career decision in recent memory? Or is it just me?  Fingernails on a blackboard.


He'll be back fronting bar bands before long.  Which is fine, really.  If I ever get married, I might be able to hire his band.  He's a cut above your average wedding singer.
Title: Re: clueless Geoff
Post by: Gazoo on June 30, 2006, 07:15:16 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I figured it was some sort of play on a Michael McDonald type.


You don't know how right you were.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 10, 2006, 08:22:26 AM
I'm constantly astounded by the number of great new songs that Little Steven features each week that never make the leap to getting actual airplay on either KFOG or The Bone.  The new Joan Jett and Cheap Trick songs oughtta be on the air. (The excellent new Willie Nile album, which Steven has been playing for weeks, is actually getting play on The Peak, but then Nile is a NYC guy.)

I've especially come to love the new song by Primal Scream, "Country Girl", a Stones hommage that sounded especially good last nite in the context of a salute to Mick 'n' the boys.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on July 10, 2006, 10:37:02 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm constantly astounded by the number of great new songs that Little Steven features each week that never make the leap to getting actual airplay on either KFOG or The Bone.  The new Joan Jett and Cheap Trick songs oughtta be on the air. (The excellent new Willie Nile album, which Steven has been playing for weeks, is actually getting play on The Peak, but then Nile is a NYC guy.)

I've especially come to love the new song by Primal Scream, "Country Girl", a Stones hommage that sounded especially good last nite in the context of a salute to Mick 'n' the boys.


I heard a little of Selvin on the City last night, he was featuring 'Sly Stone's Norht Beach' & I heard a very interesting duet of him & Billy Preston doing "Little Latin Lupe Lu" recorded on Nob Hill somewhere on Bush.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 10, 2006, 10:40:19 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm constantly astounded by the number of great new songs that Little Steven features each week that never make the leap to getting actual airplay on either KFOG or The Bone.  The new Joan Jett and Cheap Trick songs oughtta be on the air. (The excellent new Willie Nile album, which Steven has been playing for weeks, is actually getting play on The Peak, but then Nile is a NYC guy.)

I've especially come to love the new song by Primal Scream, "Country Girl", a Stones hommage that sounded especially good last nite in the context of a salute to Mick 'n' the boys.


I heard a little of Selvin on the City last night, he was featuring 'Sly Stone's Norht Beach' & I heard a very interesting duet of him & Billy Preston doing "Little Latin Lupe Lu" recorded on Nob Hill somewhere on Bush.


I think my Friday post about "The Family Stone Experience" playing the Santa Cruz Boardwalk got lost.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 10, 2006, 09:32:26 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I'm constantly astounded by the number of great new songs that Little Steven features each week that never make the leap to getting actual airplay on either KFOG or The Bone.  The new Joan Jett and Cheap Trick songs oughtta be on the air. (The excellent new Willie Nile album, which Steven has been playing for weeks, is actually getting play on The Peak, but then Nile is a NYC guy.)


Oh yes.  Glad you've heard the Willie Nile, it really is underexposed.  And in fact, I'd nearly forgotten it until your mention.

So here's this week's Stylus Singles Jukebox (http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/the_singles_jukebox/acoustic-insecurities.htm), with a few of my comments dispersed throughout.  Hope you all check out that Pipettes tune.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on July 12, 2006, 04:47:09 PM
ok, maybe i'm just dying for good american pop music, but i downloaded miss aguilera's "ain't no other man" this morning, and it's been on almost constant repeat. i've even choreographed a sofadance for it. is that wrong? i love this song.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 12, 2006, 07:32:53 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
ok, maybe i'm just dying for good american pop music, but i downloaded miss aguilera's "ain't no other man" this morning, and it's been on almost constant repeat. i've even choreographed a sofadance for it. is that wrong? i love this song.


It's an insanely well-produced track, and Christina can sing the hell out of anything & doesn't have to bother with subtlety here.  It'll make a lot of critics' Top 10 lists.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on July 13, 2006, 09:50:01 AM
Finally KFOG plays RHCP other than Dani Calif.
Snow. I like.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 13, 2006, 09:52:18 AM
Quote from: "Alicat"
Finally KFOG plays RHCP other than Dani Calif.
Snow. I like.



TANC: see my comment at the end of the KBCO thread. "Hey-oh, listen what I say-oh"?  yeesh.
Title: Re: James Hunter
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 03:12:56 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I had just finished signing my life away (more later on that in the job thread) when I got in the car, turned on KPIG, and the DJ introduced the next tune with a tone of voice that I ought to pay attention.  The guy's name is James Hunter, and maybe you guys already know about him, but it was very cool.  The title song "People Gonna Talk" is what they played, and I was really impressed.  It sounded new and old at the same time.  Really sounded like Sam Cooke, with that natural sweetness, but the music was kinda reggae, kinda pop.  Check out his web site:

....
Samples:
http://www.jameshuntermusic.com/base.html

...



Hey -- KFOG have been playing him in their New Music Thursday ghetto (heh) since Apr 6.  I really really dug the track "No Smoke Without Fire", which had a great horn groove a la James Brown.  But yeah, his voice is much more Sam Cooke than JB.

After listening to the samples I can't help thinking that "Watch & Chain" is a rip-off of/tribute to "It's All Right".

Also, the photos and music make me reminisce about my all-time favorite movies, "The Commitments".  "Dublin Soul!"

[I really ought to buy the DVD, as I don't think the crap VHS copy (along with the soundtracks vol 1 and 2 on cassette!) will stand the test of time.]
Title: Re: lyrics
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 03:21:07 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Gaz (and anyone else) -- have you heard this "I Wish I was a Punk Rocker With Flowers in My Hair" song?  KFOG played it again this AM, can't remember the (British) woman's name. Great lyrics, which coulda been written by Gaz (were he a Brit).

I haven't heard it, but thought I'd check out the lyrics:

Chorus:
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair
In '77 and '69 revolution was in the air
I was born too late into a world that doesn't care
Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair


That'd be Sandi Thom.  Bizarre that they played new music on a Friday, especially in the morning.  Irish Greg must've snuck it in when Dave wasn't looking/listening.

There's a whole backstory that all DJs/tv hosts feel obligated to reference about how her rise in fame came from webcasting shows for 21 nights straight from her basement in the UK.  There is a dispute over whether the idea was hers or her promoters.  There is also dispute over whether this really led to a record deal.

Whatever.  It is a great tune with a fine hook and a hearty delivery.

However, after watching her perform other songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic, I guess I'm less impressed.

Watch it here:  http://www.kcrwmusic.com/smil/mb060628Sandi_Thom.ram

Still, it'd be nice to hear this in regular rotation on KFOG.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 03:22:20 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
ok, maybe i'm just dying for good american pop music, but i downloaded miss aguilera's "ain't no other man" this morning, and it's been on almost constant repeat. i've even choreographed a sofadance for it. is that wrong? i love this song.


Hell no there's nothing wrong with that.  It's a great song.  I long for the outfits of the Dirrrty era though.  :-}
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on July 13, 2006, 03:55:47 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Bluegrass Van Halen covers with David Lee Roth?  Brad Kava sez: Worst. Album. EVAH!

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/06/david_lee_roths.html


Bah -- bluegrass Van Halen covers?  Surely you know about Hayseed Dixie (say it out loud) a bluegrass band that covered AC/DC and later various metal/rock classics as well as a KISS tribute album.

http://www.hayseed-dixie.com/

Oh, and while we're on the topic of covers, here's an excellent podcast devoted to finding odd, rare, and just plain cool covers:

http://www.coverville.com/

Here's a few shows that feature Hayseed Dixie:

http://www.coverville.com/archives/2005/05/coverville_81_a.html
(J. Geils Band's Centerfold)

http://www.coverville.com/archives/2006/02/coverville_176.html
(AC/DC's Highway to Hell)

And my all-time favorite (is there more than one?) folksy Van Halen cover has got to be Aztec Camera's "Jump":
Sample:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000068TMY/104-4961447-6448746?v=glance&n=5174
http://www.coverville.com/archives/2005/02/coverville_54_a.html

Complete song as part of another Coverville:
http://www.coverville.com/archives/2005/02/coverville_54_a.html

Finally -- last comment about bluegrass and covers -- we saw Nickel Creek play at the Mountain Winery on July 1 (thank you Rosalie!), and they did play their scorching cover of Brittney Spears' Toxic.  Oh man, soooo much fun.

Great show too -- those kids are super talented and have a great sense of humor to boot.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 20, 2006, 12:36:39 PM
at the bottom of this Aidin Vaziri blog piece there's a link to a mash-up of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and the Raconteurs "Steady As She Goes" with samples of GrandMaster Flash thrown in for good measure:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=7257

in addition, Vaziri's article on "Crazy" and other songs of Summer '06 in the actual published Chronicle today mentions a song called "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" by Camera Obscura -- a Lloyd Cole tribute of some sort, I'm guessing. Anyone heard it?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2006, 08:33:10 AM
with no Drive 10@10 today, I'm listening to KFOG, and here's that new Who thing -- an 11-minute "medley" of parts of six songs from their forthcoming "mini-rock-opera".  Sounds very, er, Who-like.
Title: Who's on first?
Post by: ggould on August 03, 2006, 09:06:41 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
with no Drive 10@10 today, I'm listening to KFOG, and here's that new Who thing -- an 11-minute "medley" of parts of six songs from their forthcoming "mini-rock-opera".  Sounds very, er, Who-like.

I didn't hear the intro, but it sounded like the Who to me, and after a while, I was wondering "What happened to the Morning Show?  Have they been kidnapped?"  It was nice to have so much focus on music for a change.
Title: Re: Who's on first?
Post by: urth on August 03, 2006, 09:37:36 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
with no Drive 10@10 today, I'm listening to KFOG, and here's that new Who thing -- an 11-minute "medley" of parts of six songs from their forthcoming "mini-rock-opera".  Sounds very, er, Who-like.

I didn't hear the intro, but it sounded like the Who to me, and after a while, I was wondering "What happened to the Morning Show?  Have they been kidnapped?"  It was nice to have so much focus on music for a change.


I heard it as well--actually delayed my departure for work just to hear the end of it--and while I heard some good melodies, and it was unmistakeably the Who (or rather, Townshend and Daltrey; I'm still of the opinion it hasn't been really the Who since Keith died, but I digress), I was also struck by how markedly Pete's voice has changed over the last 6 years or so. Roger, well, his voice has matured over the years too, but he still sounds more or less like he did in the late 80s. But Pete is sounding much more nasal, and his range has dropped a good half an octave at least.  I'm not sure that's good or bad, but it will take some getting used to.

And I'd be willing to bet we don't hear the full 11-minute version of that 'single' on KFOG again until next Thursday.

BOS Elvis is Everywhere, Mojo Nixon.

oops wrong thread.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on August 03, 2006, 02:05:51 PM
I was driving and delayed work entry for the Who as well. I like. Last two times I saw them at Shoreline was AWESOME.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2006, 09:43:46 PM
who needs The Who? Frampton's back!

I just stumbled across The Bone's weekly new music hour (didn't know they had one), and they played something from Frampton's new all-instrumental album (with the mandatory plethora of guest stars). He did a cover of "Black Hole Sun". All together now : "WHY?"

They also played Billy Idol covering "In the Summertime". Yeesh.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on August 05, 2006, 12:17:26 AM
Dar Williams and Ani Difranco cover "Comfortably Numb":

http://www.darwilliams.com/media.html

I kinda like it.  I think it'd get slammed by the Fogheads if they played it on a New Music Thursday.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 05, 2006, 07:55:26 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i've even choreographed a sofadance for it.


Meant to say earlier: This is precisely why YouTube was invented.  Give us a look!   8)
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 06, 2006, 06:36:25 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i've even choreographed a sofadance for it.


Meant to say earlier: This is precisely why YouTube was invented.  Give us a look!   8)


next time i'm drunk on the sofa with the camera, i'll see what i can do.
Title: Re: James Hunter
Post by: Gazoo on August 07, 2006, 12:05:55 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
I had just finished signing my life away (more later on that in the job thread) when I got in the car, turned on KPIG, and the DJ introduced the next tune with a tone of voice that I ought to pay attention.  The guy's name is James Hunter, and maybe you guys already know about him, but it was very cool.  The title song "People Gonna Talk" is what they played, and I was really impressed.  It sounded new and old at the same time.  Really sounded like Sam Cooke, with that natural sweetness, but the music was kinda reggae, kinda pop.  Check out his web site:

http://www.jameshuntermusic.com

It seems like you can hear the whole song here:

http://www.jameshuntermusic.com/base.html

and it looks like he's coming to town 7/28:
http://www.musichallsf.com/artist_pages/james_hunter_072806.htm

Oh, he doesn't look much like Sam Cooke:
(http://www.ggould.com/blogstuff/images/jameshunter.jpg)


Revived because CNN.com's just done a piece on him:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/07/james.hunter/index.html
Title: new old Fleetwood Mac
Post by: ggould on August 10, 2006, 09:58:18 AM
I stumbled across a Fleetwood Mac fan site, that offers downloads once a week of different songs.  Right now, they are featuring different versions of "Before the Beginning" from Then Play On.  I have to strongly suggest you at least download the Shrine 69 version (Rod, you should really like this one) and the studio version to see how it turned out.  There's an odd schmaltzy version (labeled Clifford Davis version) too, only of interest to the weirdos.  Check it out:

http://www.fmlegacy.com/songweek1.html#sotw

PS, these are actually high-rez MP3's!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 10, 2006, 12:41:41 PM
Shocker of the summer: I'm listening to the new Toby Keith single, "A Little Too Late," this week for the Stylus Singles Jukebox -- and it's really fucking good!  Reminds me a lot of the '73 output from Charlie Rich and BJ Thomas.  Did Billy Sherrill come back from the dead?  I didn't think TK had talent in him -- I thought he was just a jingoistic novelty act.  Color me corrected, for this one song at least.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 10, 2006, 12:47:39 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Shocker of the summer: I'm listening to the new Toby Keith single, "A Little Too Late," this week for the Stylus Singles Jukebox -- and it's really fucking good!  Reminds me a lot of the '73 output from Charlie Rich and BJ Thomas.  Did Billy Sherrill come back from the dead?  I didn't think TK had talent in him -- I thought he was just a jingoistic novelty act.  Color me corrected, for this one song at least.


He's not untalented; he just chose to become a jingoistic novelty act because there was money in it (that's not to say he doesn't also believe what he says, just that he realized he could clean up as well).  

Earlier on, he was on his way to being Mr Sensitive at one point -- his divorced-dad duet with Sting is actually rather nice, IMHO.
Title: The Captain Comes Around
Post by: Gazoo on August 12, 2006, 12:27:16 PM
This could be interesting.  Of course, I never got around to hearing a single note of Peachtree Road, so I couldn't say where Elton's at musically these days (probably more midtempo piano pop like Songs From the West Coast, right?).

http://billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002985760

Elton Unveils 'Captain' Track List, Release Date

August 11, 2006, 4:25 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Elton John has set a Sept. 19 release date for his new studio album, "The Captain and the Kid." As first revealed here last September, the Rocket/Island set is a sequel to the artist's 1975 album "Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy." First single "The Bridge" will be available Aug. 22 from Apple's iTunes Music Store.

"It was [Sanctuary Group CEO Merck Mercuriadis'] idea, because he said, 'You're always saying how [songwriting partner] Bernie [Taupin] has become the Brown Dirt Cowboy' -- he lives on a ranch in Santa Ynez [Calif.] -- and I'm this guy who plays concert after concert, buying art, buying photographs, living a very lavish lifestyle," John told Billboard. "I've become Captain Fantastic."

John will premiere the material at an intimate Sept. 6 show at Rose Hall in New York. Members of John's Rocket club have first crack at tickets starting today (Aug. 11) via EltonJohn.com.

The artist will kick off a North American tour in support of "The Captain and the Kid" Sept. 15 in Sacramento, Calif.

Here is the track list for "The Captain and the Kid":

"Postcards From Richard Nixon"
"Just Like Noah's Ark"
"Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC)"
"Tinderbox"
"...And The House Fell Down"
"Blues Never Fade Away"
"The Bridge"
"I Must Have Lost It on the Wind"
"Old '67"
"The Captain and the Kid"
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 14, 2006, 09:43:58 AM
KFOG just played a song from the "local scene" CD by the Bittersweets. Interesting lyrical snippet: "it's been a long time since I swallowed."

WTF?
Title: Sean Lennon
Post by: Gazoo on August 17, 2006, 08:22:45 AM
Multimedia preview of the forthcoming Sean Lennon album, "Friendly Fire":

http://www.capitolrecords.net/seanlennon/

I like what I hear so far.  Wish I'd gotten around to hearing all of "Into the Sun."
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on August 17, 2006, 09:33:03 AM
Fleetwood Mac Star's Children Launch Band

Former guitarist Jeremy Spencer's three kids are releasing an album.

Three children of former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer have launched their own group, despite growing up without hearing their father's music.

Spencer quit the Peter Green-fronted rockers in 1971 in the middle of a tour. Without warning he vanished for five days before police traced him to religious sect the Children Of God.

Spencer started a family in the group's communes and now three of his kids - Koa, Nat and Tally - are releasing their debut album, despite growing up without pop music.

Tally, 25, says, "Obviously we weren't allowed to listen to any music so maybe that's why our music sounds a bit different from anything else we're hearing."

Nat, 32, adds, "It's not very religious music. Some might say it's a little anti-religious."
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 17, 2006, 11:26:26 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Fleetwood Mac Star's Children Launch Band

Former guitarist Jeremy Spencer's three kids are releasing an album.

Three children of former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer have launched their own group, despite growing up without hearing their father's music.

Spencer quit the Peter Green-fronted rockers in 1971 in the middle of a tour. Without warning he vanished for five days before police traced him to religious sect the Children Of God.

Spencer started a family in the group's communes and now three of his kids - Koa, Nat and Tally - are releasing their debut album, despite growing up without pop music.

Tally, 25, says, "Obviously we weren't allowed to listen to any music so maybe that's why our music sounds a bit different from anything else we're hearing."

Nat, 32, adds, "It's not very religious music. Some might say it's a little anti-religious."


gosh. that's terribly interesting. can't wait to hear it. i wish there was html code for deadpan.
Title: deadpan
Post by: ggould on August 17, 2006, 11:40:03 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "mshray"
Fleetwood Mac Star's Children Launch Band

Former guitarist Jeremy Spencer's three kids are releasing an album.

Three children of former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer have launched their own group, despite growing up without hearing their father's music.

Spencer quit the Peter Green-fronted rockers in 1971 in the middle of a tour. Without warning he vanished for five days before police traced him to religious sect the Children Of God.

Spencer started a family in the group's communes and now three of his kids - Koa, Nat and Tally - are releasing their debut album, despite growing up without pop music.

Tally, 25, says, "Obviously we weren't allowed to listen to any music so maybe that's why our music sounds a bit different from anything else we're hearing."

Nat, 32, adds, "It's not very religious music. Some might say it's a little anti-religious."
gosh. that's terribly interesting. can't wait to hear it. i wish there was html code for deadpan.

[deadpan]gosh. that's terribly interesting. can't wait to hear it. i wish there was html code for deadpan.[/deadpan]
Although, I am mildly interested, being an FM Devotee.
Title: Re: deadpan
Post by: princessofcairo on August 17, 2006, 11:52:00 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "mshray"
Fleetwood Mac Star's Children Launch Band

Former guitarist Jeremy Spencer's three kids are releasing an album.

Three children of former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer have launched their own group, despite growing up without hearing their father's music.

Spencer quit the Peter Green-fronted rockers in 1971 in the middle of a tour. Without warning he vanished for five days before police traced him to religious sect the Children Of God.

Spencer started a family in the group's communes and now three of his kids - Koa, Nat and Tally - are releasing their debut album, despite growing up without pop music.

Tally, 25, says, "Obviously we weren't allowed to listen to any music so maybe that's why our music sounds a bit different from anything else we're hearing."

Nat, 32, adds, "It's not very religious music. Some might say it's a little anti-religious."
gosh. that's terribly interesting. can't wait to hear it. i wish there was html code for deadpan.

[deadpan]gosh. that's terribly interesting. can't wait to hear it. i wish there was html code for deadpan.[/deadpan]
Although, I am mildly interested, being an FM Devotee.


thanks for the code. no static, at all.
Title: The Sails
Post by: urth on August 21, 2006, 12:04:43 AM
Just ran across this band last week. British, very 60s-retroish. They wear their influences on their collective sleeves (Byrds one minute, Beatles the next, to name just two) but they're quite catchy, thought you guys might like to give a listen:

http://thesails.co.uk/

http://www.myspace.com/thesails

Don;t know if there's any chance that KFOG would play them but I bet DM would like them.
Title: Re: The Sails
Post by: RGMike on August 21, 2006, 07:16:15 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Just ran across this band last week. British, very 60s-retroish. They wear their influences on their collective sleeves (Byrds one minute, Beatles the next, to name just two) but they're quite catchy, thought you guys might like to give a listen:

http://thesails.co.uk/

http://www.myspace.com/thesails

Don;t know if there's any chance that KFOG would play them but I bet DM would like them.


very nice -- Little Steven would love them too.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 22, 2006, 03:45:33 PM
Poor K-Fed... he jus' can't get no respeck, dogg:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=8187
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 23, 2006, 10:49:18 AM
weren't we just wondering the other day "whatever happened to Tasmin Archer?", well the CG website has new music samples from a bunch of artists, and she's one:

http://www.capitalgold.com/Article.asp?id=249586
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on August 25, 2006, 02:39:42 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KFOG just played a song from the "local scene" CD by the Bittersweets. Interesting lyrical snippet: "it's been a long time since I swallowed."

WTF?


Yeah, I can't find the full lyrics online, but that line makes me smirk every time too.  Great sounding band though.  http://www.thebittersweets.com/

I think we'll try to catch their free Borders in-store at Santana Row next month.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 25, 2006, 06:56:41 PM
Just bought the new Starsailor, On the Outside, solely on the basis of their past two records and the first track on the new one, "In the Crossfire."  Among all the '00s Britrock groups that get lumped together, Starsailor's easily my favorite.

Also bought a 2001 Tears for Fears greatest-hits comp, a long overdue activity for me, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it had the 1986 version of "Mothers Talk" that they re-recorded for U.S. comsumption.  Hadn't heard that version since it charted.  Lovely.

Also enjoyed, but did not buy, Under the Influence of Giants, who sound like a poppier Maroon 5, with peppy horns to boot!  Bit of Fastball in their sound too, I suppose.  Check out their song "Ah Ha" if you get a chance if this sounds at all appealing.
Title: Starsailor
Post by: ggould on August 25, 2006, 07:15:47 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just bought the new Starsailor, On the Outside, solely on the basis of their past two records and the first track on the new one, "In the Crossfire."  Among all the '00s Britrock groups that get lumped together, Starsailor's easily my favorite.

Also bought a 2001 Tears for Fears greatest-hits comp, a long overdue activity for me, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it had the 1986 version of "Mothers Talk" that they re-recorded for U.S. comsumption.  Hadn't heard that version since it charted.  Lovely.

Also enjoyed, but did not buy, Under the Influence of Giants, who sound like a poppier Maroon 5, with peppy horns to boot!  Bit of Fastball in their sound too, I suppose.  Check out their song "Ah Ha" if you get a chance if this sounds at all appealing.
I can't get over seeing a group use that name.  I kinda feel it ought to be retired, like a sports jersey, in honor of Tim Buckley.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 31, 2006, 08:20:40 AM
Mark will be pleased to see that the ubiquitous Scarlett Jo (what isn't she in?) is in the video for the new Dylan tune, "When the Deal Goes Down":

http://us.video.aol.com/video.full.adp?mode=0&pmmsid=1701958&referer=http%3A//music.aol.com/franchise/firstview/b&restartUrl=http%3a%2f%2fus%2evideo%2eaol%2ecom%2fvideo%2eindex%2eadp%3fmode%3d1%26pmmsid%3d1701958%26referer%3dhttp%253A%2f%2fmusic%2eaol%2ecom%2ffranchise%2ffirstview%2fb&mode=1

ETA: KFOG played a different song this morning, "Someday Baby."
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 11, 2006, 11:41:30 AM
ok, well it's not new, but TANC.
i awoke this morning to an email promoting a tony perkins album. i didn't even know ANtHony was ever a singer, much less that he released a couple of albums. i was reading through some bios, landed on one of his wife, berry berenson, and discovered that was aboard a 9-11 plane.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on September 11, 2006, 05:44:18 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
ok, well it's not new, but TANC.
i awoke this morning to an email promoting a tony perkins album. i didn't even know ANtHony was ever a singer, much less that he released a couple of albums. i was reading through some bios, landed on one of his wife, berry berenson, and discovered that was aboard a 9-11 plane.


Tony Perkins or Elvis Perkins? Elvis is Tony's son, opened for World Party at the Music Hall last month. Only caught his last 2 or 3 songs--he was OK, not awe-inspiring.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 11, 2006, 11:46:28 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
ok, well it's not new, but TANC.
i awoke this morning to an email promoting a tony perkins album. i didn't even know ANtHony was ever a singer, much less that he released a couple of albums. i was reading through some bios, landed on one of his wife, berry berenson, and discovered that was aboard a 9-11 plane.


Tony Perkins or Elvis Perkins? Elvis is Tony's son, opened for World Party at the Music Hall last month. Only caught his last 2 or 3 songs--he was OK, not awe-inspiring.


yes, tony perkins. daddy p.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 13, 2006, 04:17:57 PM
again, probably not new...

but i just saw an animated video for disturbed's cover of "land of confusion." hmm....i just can't imagine waking up one day wanting to cover that song. and i'm a genesis fan!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2006, 07:48:39 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
again, probably not new...

but i just saw an animated video for disturbed's cover of "land of confusion." hmm....i just can't imagine waking up one day wanting to cover that song. and i'm a genesis fan!


That song is nothing without the Spitting Image puppets!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 14, 2006, 01:57:40 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
again, probably not new...

but i just saw an animated video for disturbed's cover of "land of confusion." hmm....i just can't imagine waking up one day wanting to cover that song. and i'm a genesis fan!


That song is nothing without the Spitting Image puppets!


how right you are! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=oWu3MHDbiTU)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2006, 08:45:05 AM
New Releases Thurs: Sam Moore & Broooce, from Moore's new me-and-my-superstar-friends CD. "Better to have and not need than need and not have".

They also played John Mayer covering Hendrix. Yeah, he can play gee-tar, but his white-boy voice is just wrong wrong wrong for "Axis: Bold As Love".
Title: Crazy Logical Mashup
Post by: darryl on September 14, 2006, 08:49:01 AM
Sick of Crazy like I am?  Dave says he's not.

Well, maybe this will help:

It's Supertramp's "Logical Song" mashed up with Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" with Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" and The Who's "Go To the Mirror Boy" thrown in for good measure.

http://artyfufkin.com/?p=30

Really amazing, and then somebody went and made a video mashup too!

http://artyfufkin.com/?p=44

Fun stuff...
 
--Darryl
Title: Re: Crazy Logical Mashup
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2006, 08:56:25 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Sick of Crazy like I am?  Dave says he's not.

Well, maybe this will help:

It's Supertramp's "Logical Song" mashed up with Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" with Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" and The Who's "Go To the Mirror Boy" thrown in for good measure.

http://artyfufkin.com/?p=30

Really amazing, and then somebody went and made a video mashup too!

http://artyfufkin.com/?p=44

Fun stuff...
 
--Darryl


Very nicely done; I think I like the "Crazy"/"Steady As She Goes" mash-up better, tho'.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on September 14, 2006, 10:49:53 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
They also played John Mayer covering Hendrix. Yeah, he can play gee-tar, but his white-boy voice is just wrong wrong wrong for "Axis: Bold As Love".


The tabs are saying he's jumping Jessica Simpson's bones these days--if that's accurate, any cred he might have generated with his blues project just went out the window. I know it's apples and oranges, but I'm just sayin...
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on September 14, 2006, 11:21:35 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
They also played John Mayer covering Hendrix. Yeah, he can play gee-tar, but his white-boy voice is just wrong wrong wrong for "Axis: Bold As Love".


The tabs are saying he's jumping Jessica Simpson's bones these days--if that's accurate, any cred he might have generated with his blues project just went out the window. I know it's apples and oranges, but I'm just sayin...


One of the tabs this week says he's dumping her, because she was just using him for publicity.

I'm aghast that any self-respecting periodical could suggest such a thing about Jessica Simpson! Simply aghast!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2006, 11:38:49 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
They also played John Mayer covering Hendrix. Yeah, he can play gee-tar, but his white-boy voice is just wrong wrong wrong for "Axis: Bold As Love".


The tabs are saying he's jumping Jessica Simpson's bones these days--if that's accurate, any cred he might have generated with his blues project just went out the window. I know it's apples and oranges, but I'm just sayin...


In her case, more like melons than apples :wink:

I just kind of assumed that Mayer & Sheryl Crow were gettin' it on, since they're touring together.  I mean, she's pretty much f---ed everyone else.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 15, 2006, 04:37:22 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
They also played John Mayer covering Hendrix. Yeah, he can play gee-tar, but his white-boy voice is just wrong wrong wrong for "Axis: Bold As Love".


The tabs are saying he's jumping Jessica Simpson's bones these days--if that's accurate, any cred he might have generated with his blues project just went out the window. I know it's apples and oranges, but I'm just sayin...


In her case, more like melons than apples :wink:

I just kind of assumed that Mayer & Sheryl Crow were gettin' it on, since they're touring together.  I mean, she's pretty much f---ed everyone else.


even michael?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2006, 07:12:54 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
They also played John Mayer covering Hendrix. Yeah, he can play gee-tar, but his white-boy voice is just wrong wrong wrong for "Axis: Bold As Love".


The tabs are saying he's jumping Jessica Simpson's bones these days--if that's accurate, any cred he might have generated with his blues project just went out the window. I know it's apples and oranges, but I'm just sayin...


In her case, more like melons than apples :wink:

I just kind of assumed that Mayer & Sheryl Crow were gettin' it on, since they're touring together.  I mean, she's pretty much f---ed everyone else.


even michael?


well, she sang backup for him -- in his case, that's close enough.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2006, 10:56:00 PM
had dinner in the 'hood tonite and they were playing this CD -- took me a few minutes to realize it was chanteuse-y, samba-y covers of New Wave songs like Heaven 17's "Let Me Go", Visage's "Fade to Grey", and New Order's "Blue Monday".  Very interesting -- I asked who it was and they're called Nouvelle Vague. Amazon (they have 2 CDs available there) calls them a "loungecore" electronica outfit. Anyone else familiar with them? Princess? Gaz? Bueller?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 17, 2006, 01:15:11 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
had dinner in the 'hood tonite and they were playing this CD -- took me a few minutes to realize it was chanteuse-y, samba-y covers of New Wave songs like Heaven 17's "Let Me Go", Visage's "Fade to Grey", and New Order's "Blue Monday".  Very interesting -- I asked who it was and they're called Nouvelle Vague. Amazon (they have 2 CDs available there) calls them a "loungecore" electronica outfit. Anyone else familiar with them? Princess? Gaz? Bueller?


I've heard that CD and while their take on the Buzzcocks was fun, the gimmick wears thin after only a few listens (and yes, it feels like a gimmick, whether it's intended as one or not).  Still, not bad at all.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 17, 2006, 12:31:14 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
had dinner in the 'hood tonite and they were playing this CD -- took me a few minutes to realize it was chanteuse-y, samba-y covers of New Wave songs like Heaven 17's "Let Me Go", Visage's "Fade to Grey", and New Order's "Blue Monday".  Very interesting -- I asked who it was and they're called Nouvelle Vague. Amazon (they have 2 CDs available there) calls them a "loungecore" electronica outfit. Anyone else familiar with them? Princess? Gaz? Bueller?


I've heard that CD and while their take on the Buzzcocks was fun, the gimmick wears thin after only a few listens (and yes, it feels like a gimmick, whether it's intended as one or not).  Still, not bad at all.


Ever hear Claudine Longet's late-'60s stuff?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 17, 2006, 11:18:27 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
had dinner in the 'hood tonite and they were playing this CD -- took me a few minutes to realize it was chanteuse-y, samba-y covers of New Wave songs like Heaven 17's "Let Me Go", Visage's "Fade to Grey", and New Order's "Blue Monday".  Very interesting -- I asked who it was and they're called Nouvelle Vague. Amazon (they have 2 CDs available there) calls them a "loungecore" electronica outfit. Anyone else familiar with them? Princess? Gaz? Bueller?


I've heard that CD and while their take on the Buzzcocks was fun, the gimmick wears thin after only a few listens (and yes, it feels like a gimmick, whether it's intended as one or not).  Still, not bad at all.


Ever hear Claudine Longet's late-'60s stuff?


Only "Jealous Guy/Don't Let Me Down" and "I'ma Stab That Bitch."
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 18, 2006, 07:34:39 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
had dinner in the 'hood tonite and they were playing this CD -- took me a few minutes to realize it was chanteuse-y, samba-y covers of New Wave songs like Heaven 17's "Let Me Go", Visage's "Fade to Grey", and New Order's "Blue Monday".  Very interesting -- I asked who it was and they're called Nouvelle Vague. Amazon (they have 2 CDs available there) calls them a "loungecore" electronica outfit. Anyone else familiar with them? Princess? Gaz? Bueller?


I've heard that CD and while their take on the Buzzcocks was fun, the gimmick wears thin after only a few listens (and yes, it feels like a gimmick, whether it's intended as one or not).  Still, not bad at all.


Ever hear Claudine Longet's late-'60s stuff?


Only "Jealous Guy/Don't Let Me Down" and "I'ma Stab That Bitch."


actually, that would be "I'ma Shoot That (Spider) Sabitch"
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on September 19, 2006, 12:50:33 PM
Well, not exactly new per se, but it's new to me.

I recently ran across a recording of James Taylor playing a solo show at the Berkeley Community Theater from May of 1970. Decent recording, and it's got a number of the Sweet Baby James-era hits included, as well as covers of Joni Mitchell's For Free and Merle Haggard's Okie From Muskogee (small bit of irony in the latter--who knew JT could be ironic?).

What I find really interesting, though, is that midway through the set, he introduces a woman to come out and play piano with him--it's Carole King. What's funny is she gets polite applause, but being as Tapestry wouldn't be released for another 10 months or so, it's nothing near what I expected to hear. Then he introduces her singing "a song she wrote with Gerry Goffin in 1962, Up on the Roof" and still, polite applause but not nearly what I'd have expected. Wonder how many of the people in the audience would, 18 months later, be boasting of having seen Carole King and James Taylor on the same stage?

Just had to share that with someone, and I knew you guys would appreciate.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 19, 2006, 01:27:45 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Well, not exactly new per se, but it's new to me.

I recently ran across a recording of James Taylor playing a solo show at the Berkeley Community Theater from May of 1970. Decent recording, and it's got a number of the Sweet Baby James-era hits included, as well as covers of Joni Mitchell's For Free and Merle Haggard's Okie From Muskogee (small bit of irony in the latter--who knew JT could be ironic?).

What I find really interesting, though, is that midway through the set, he introduces a woman to come out and play piano with him--it's Carole King. What's funny is she gets polite applause, but being as Tapestry wouldn't be released for another 10 months or so, it's nothing near what I expected to hear. Then he introduces her singing "a song she wrote with Gerry Goffin in 1962, Up on the Roof" and still, polite applause but not nearly what I'd have expected. Wonder how many of the people in the audience would, 18 months later, be boasting of having seen Carole King and James Taylor on the same stage?

Just had to share that with someone, and I knew you guys would appreciate.


Very cool. Her first solo LP, Writer, was out around that time, iirc, tho' it attracted little airplay -- and it's virtually a Tapestry clone, a mix of new songs with a sprinkling of covers of songs she wrote for others.  Nice stuff, as was the LP by the band she was in, The City, which includes a version of "Wasn't Born to Follow".
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 21, 2006, 12:22:07 AM
Definitely not new, except to me.

This evening Big Rick played the aforementioned "too white" John Mayer doing some pretty damned sweet imitation of a soul singer on "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)" and Big Rick couldn't get over how good he sounded.  Said something to the effect of "Man, it was like hearing Latimore lay it down..."

Who?  Latimore?

Then I missed a bit of it, but apropos of nothing (or something), he said, "You know who should do something together?  Bonnie Raitt and Wanda Jackson."  Who?  Wanda Jackson.

Cool.

And months ago -- there was some rock tune that KFOG was playing that included the line, "Ain't nothing going on but the rent."  And afterwards he gave them props for quoting the line from Gwen Guthrie, saying, "Yeah, those guys are all right, since they know that."

Big Rick's all right, since he knows that and a lot more. :-}
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 21, 2006, 07:24:15 AM
Quote from: "darryl"


Who?  Latimore?


could be benny or kenny. probably benny.

wanda jackson has always been a familiar name, but i never associated her with a song until beej included "funnel of love" on a mix tape for me.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on October 13, 2006, 09:55:36 AM
new release, rather than new music.  Rhino looks to have outdone itself wiht this box set giving the Nuggets treatment to Soul/Funk 67-77.

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

I think this just solved half of my christmas shopping needs.

p.s. - scroll down the page for a chance to hear a clip of every track.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 13, 2006, 09:58:36 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
new release, rather than new music.  Rhino looks to have outdone itself wiht this box set giving the Nuggets treatment to Soul/Funk 67-77.

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

I think this just solved half of my christmas shopping needs.

p.s. - scroll down the page for a chance to hear a clip of every track.


I posted a number of times on Tuesday, when VIP did an hour featuring this box. Wonderful stuff.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 13, 2006, 10:57:38 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
new release, rather than new music.  Rhino looks to have outdone itself wiht this box set giving the Nuggets treatment to Soul/Funk 67-77.

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

I think this just solved half of my christmas shopping needs.

p.s. - scroll down the page for a chance to hear a clip of every track.


Amazing stuff, thanks for the link!  I gather "Chicken Heads" didn't mean then what it does today.   :shock:
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 13, 2006, 11:01:30 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "mshray"
new release, rather than new music.  Rhino looks to have outdone itself wiht this box set giving the Nuggets treatment to Soul/Funk 67-77.

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

I think this just solved half of my christmas shopping needs.

p.s. - scroll down the page for a chance to hear a clip of every track.


Amazing stuff, thanks for the link!  I gather "Chicken Heads" didn't mean then what it does today.   :shock:


er, I don't know what it means today. Or then, for that matter.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 13, 2006, 11:04:39 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "mshray"
new release, rather than new music.  Rhino looks to have outdone itself wiht this box set giving the Nuggets treatment to Soul/Funk 67-77.

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

I think this just solved half of my christmas shopping needs.

p.s. - scroll down the page for a chance to hear a clip of every track.


Amazing stuff, thanks for the link!  I gather "Chicken Heads" didn't mean then what it does today.   :shock:


er, I don't know what it means today. Or then, for that matter.


The local flavor compares the activity of chickens bobbing their heads to save-it-fellators, er, bobbing their heads.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 13, 2006, 12:29:37 PM
Quote from: "mshray"
new release, rather than new music.  Rhino looks to have outdone itself wiht this box set giving the Nuggets treatment to Soul/Funk 67-77.

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=77635

I think this just solved half of my christmas shopping needs.

p.s. - scroll down the page for a chance to hear a clip of every track.


And remarkably, I don't see many (if any) dupes from either Beg Scream and Shout, or Can You Dig It?, Rhino's previous mega-soul comps. Illustrates just how deep the Atlantic vaults are when it comes to soul & R&B from that period.  That will likely go on my Xmas list as well, but if I don't get it I'll look for a copy on eBay--got the Children of Nuggets box that way in February for under $40, well below list.

In fact, with Tower going under, it might be prudent to look sooner than later.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 17, 2006, 08:31:40 AM
Two reissues I just snagged from Time on Saturday:

John Phillips, John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.) - Pleasantly mild melodies, but no one to cover for John's lack of singing chops.  A few times Cocker-esque ladies aid and abet but they're no Cass and Michelle.  Fits in with the Topanga Canyon zeitgeist (there's even a song called "Topanga Canyon") but nothing terribly memorable to recommend.  "Mississippi" was the right choice for the single.  A few previously unreleased bonus tracks sound better, especially "Shady," whose piano block chords evoke what Carole King, Grace Slick, and Cat Stevens were all up to around that time.

Millie Jackson, Caught Up - Whoa.  A concept album about a love triangle, using "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right" as its bedrock.  I'd thought Millie was more or less a mere raunch novelty based on her later album covers, but she SANGS on this, very much like Gladys Knight (whose "Make Me the Woman You Go Home To" would have fit in perfectly here).  She's got odd taste -- the closer is a cover of Bobby Goldsboro's cheery cherry anthem, "Summer (The First Time)," and the bonus tracks include a cover of "Feel Like Making Love" (the Bad Company one!) -- but her interlude raps must be heard to be believed.  The first three songs are going on a few mix CDs at year's end in my next "Ask Joe Mama" compilation.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 17, 2006, 08:37:48 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"

Millie Jackson, Caught Up - Whoa.  A concept album about a love triangle, using "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right" as its bedrock.  I'd thought Millie was more or less a mere raunch novelty based on her later album covers, but she SANGS on this, very much like Gladys Knight (whose "Make Me the Woman You Go Home To" would have fit in perfectly here).  She's got odd taste -- the closer is a cover of Bobby Goldsboro's cheery cherry anthem, "Summer (The First Time)," and the bonus tracks include a cover of "Feel Like Making Love" (the Bad Company one!) -- but her interlude raps must be heard to be believed.  The first three songs are going on a few mix CDs at year's end in my next "Ask Joe Mama" compilation.


Ms Jackson's early-'70s stuff is wonderful, "Ask Me What You Want", "Hurts So Good", etc.  And her quirky covers are something else (she also did, iirc, Merle Haggard's "If We're Not Back In Love By Monday").

And speaking of weirdass covers -- I just discovered the other day that the 5 Stairsteps did a version of Steppenwolf's "Monster" as the follow-up to "Oooh Child"!  Wasn't a hit but I've GOTTA track that down.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 19, 2006, 10:05:36 PM
Someone (Geoff?) inquired recently about an acoustic-guitar instrumental version of "Stairway to Heaven", iirc. Turns out it's that Spanish-guitar duo KFOG's been playing lately, Rodrigo y Gabriela or something like that.
Title: that's the one
Post by: ggould on October 19, 2006, 10:09:15 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Someone (Geoff?) inquired recently about an acoustic-guitar instrumental version of "Stairway to Heaven", iirc. Turns out it's that Spanish-guitar duo KFOG's been playing lately, Rodrigo y Gabriela or something like that.

it was kind of nice sounding.  Reminds me once of hearing a harp (the classical instrument!) player at Stonestown Galleria doing Stairway a long time ago.  By the time it was over, a bunch of young headbangers has assembled around her!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 20, 2006, 08:21:10 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Ms Jackson's early-'70s stuff is wonderful, "Ask Me What You Want", "Hurts So Good", etc.  And her quirky covers are something else (she also did, iirc, Merle Haggard's "If We're Not Back In Love By Monday").


One of the songs on that album, "It's All Over But the Shoutin'," had its refrain more or less cribbed by David Bowie's "Fascination."  Shame on you, Loofa!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 23, 2006, 08:00:34 AM
Willie Nelson's got (another!) new album coming out next Tuesday, 10/31: Songbird, produced by Ryan Adams.  Covers of the FMac title track and Gram's "$1000 Wedding" could be quite interesting.  Let me know if any of you hear it.  I need to get this and the new Sean Lennon ASAP, I think.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 24, 2006, 03:51:43 PM
As if her hip-hop remake of "If I Were a Rich Man" wasn't already on the shortlist of contenders for Most Ridiculous Record Ever... Gwen Stefani's latest single, "Wind It Up," features a sample from "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2006, 08:41:02 AM
well this is interesting: Buena Vista Social Club meets rock:  a sort-of mash-up CD, and KFOG's playing a Latinofied "Clocks" (it's the vocal from the Coldplay version supplemented with BVSC instruments). Nice.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2006, 11:04:27 AM
KFOG's playing that JCM "Our Country" song, which I'd like even better if it weren't already a Chevy commercial.  But divorced from that, it's a pretty swell tune.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on October 26, 2006, 11:11:36 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KFOG's playing that JCM "Our Country" song, which I'd like even better if it weren't already a Chevy commercial.  But divorced from that, it's a pretty swell tune.


I totally agree.  But other than the WS I don't watch enough TV to get over-exposed to the commercial.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 27, 2006, 09:56:38 AM
Agreeing with Dave just now: That new Pete Yorn track is quite good.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on October 27, 2006, 10:41:47 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Agreeing with Dave just now: That new Pete Yorn track is quite good.


me too.

..and I know these things...
Title: Re: that's the one
Post by: darryl on October 27, 2006, 02:38:50 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Someone (Geoff?) inquired recently about an acoustic-guitar instrumental version of "Stairway to Heaven", iirc. Turns out it's that Spanish-guitar duo KFOG's been playing lately, Rodrigo y Gabriela or something like that.

it was kind of nice sounding.  Reminds me once of hearing a harp (the classical instrument!) player at Stonestown Galleria doing Stairway a long time ago.  By the time it was over, a bunch of young headbangers has assembled around her!


We won a chance to see Rodrigo y Gabriela do a private concert in the KFOG Playspace.  Kind of a hassle, driving up from San Jose for a 1PM show that was only a 3-song set.  [Arrive by 12:30PM, pay $12 for parking, drop off kid w/ brother & sister-in-law who had to take long lunches to watch him.]

But that said, it was still great to see them play up close.  Amazing technique and fun to watch and hear.

Some video clips here (interrupted because I forgot to clear the card beforehand -- gah):  http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140428

I've also loaded up the http://darryl.phanfare.com/ site with photos and videos we've taken over the past several months.  Bittersweets in Redwood City was a fun show, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was great, Snow Patrol, Bumbershoot.  Lotta stuff there.  Enjoy the good footage, ignore the crappy.  :-}
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2006, 03:38:01 AM
on the VIP Beach Music show I'm hearing the new song by the much-admired John Legend -- it's called "Save Room For My Love" and it's basically the Classics IV's "Stormy" with new lyrics. WTF?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2006, 10:14:47 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
on the VIP Beach Music show I'm hearing the new song by the much-admired John Legend -- it's called "Save Room For My Love" and it's basically the Classics IV's "Stormy" with new lyrics. WTF?


I have to follow up on this one -- there's an article about Mr. Legend in the new EW, and the song is mentioned several times. The writer, a Margeaux Watson, makes no mention of the fact that the song has a stolen melody (we're not talking about a brief sample here -- it's the entire song). In fact, she calls it a "romantic, Sinatra-esque groove". Am I to assume that Ms. Watson is quite musically clueless?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on November 09, 2006, 11:53:51 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
on the VIP Beach Music show I'm hearing the new song by the much-admired John Legend -- it's called "Save Room For My Love" and it's basically the Classics IV's "Stormy" with new lyrics. WTF?


I have to follow up on this one -- there's an article about Mr. Legend in the new EW, and the song is mentioned several times. The writer, a Margeaux Watson, makes no mention of the fact that the song has a stolen melody (we're not talking about a brief sample here -- it's the entire song). In fact, she calls it a "romantic, Sinatra-esque groove". Am I to assume that Ms. Watson is quite musically clueless?


yes, she sounds clueless. i heard the legend song in the movie theatre last night. i thought, "hmm...someone has remade stormy!" then i remembered your post.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 09, 2006, 12:05:21 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
on the VIP Beach Music show I'm hearing the new song by the much-admired John Legend -- it's called "Save Room For My Love" and it's basically the Classics IV's "Stormy" with new lyrics. WTF?


I have to follow up on this one -- there's an article about Mr. Legend in the new EW, and the song is mentioned several times. The writer, a Margeaux Watson, makes no mention of the fact that the song has a stolen melody (we're not talking about a brief sample here -- it's the entire song). In fact, she calls it a "romantic, Sinatra-esque groove". Am I to assume that Ms. Watson is quite musically clueless?


yes, she sounds clueless. i heard the legend song in the movie theatre last night. i thought, "hmm...someone has remade stormy!" then i remembered your post.


it reminds me of a woman (name escapes me) who used to be a music crit for NY Magazine. She reviewed a They Might Be Giants album and wrote that "Istanbul Not Constantinople" was "the silliest lyric they've ever written". She didn't know it was a cover of a song from the '30s ('20s?).
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on November 09, 2006, 12:53:49 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
on the VIP Beach Music show I'm hearing the new song by the much-admired John Legend -- it's called "Save Room For My Love" and it's basically the Classics IV's "Stormy" with new lyrics. WTF?


I have to follow up on this one -- there's an article about Mr. Legend in the new EW, and the song is mentioned several times. The writer, a Margeaux Watson, makes no mention of the fact that the song has a stolen melody (we're not talking about a brief sample here -- it's the entire song). In fact, she calls it a "romantic, Sinatra-esque groove". Am I to assume that Ms. Watson is quite musically clueless?


yes, she sounds clueless. i heard the legend song in the movie theatre last night. i thought, "hmm...someone has remade stormy!" then i remembered your post.


it reminds me of a woman (name escapes me) who used to be a music crit for NY Magazine. She reviewed a They Might Be Giants album and wrote that "Istanbul Not Constantinople" was "the silliest lyric they've ever written". She didn't know it was a cover of a song from the '30s ('20s?).


flap, flap, flap, they call it the flapper.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on December 15, 2006, 01:44:06 AM
no mistaking ben taylor's parents! (http://www.ameliaray.net/SomedaySoon.mp3)

and i thought punk bakker was the perfect carbon copy!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 15, 2006, 02:57:31 PM
Individual ballots for the Stylus Magazine best-of-2006 poll:

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/articles/weekly_article/stylus-magazines-top-50-singles-of-2006-individual-writer-lists.htm

I have two other ballots to complete in coming days -- one for Idolator, one for the Voice's Pazz & Jop -- and am wondering whether I should go with the same songs for consistency's sake, or if I should try and spotlight some other stuff instead.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2006, 08:07:23 AM
Father Guido Sarducci records "the worst Xmas song ever":

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/18/DDGLAN0IM11.DTL
Title: guido mp3
Post by: ggould on December 18, 2006, 08:10:15 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Father Guido Sarducci records "the worst Xmas song ever":

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/18/DDGLAN0IM11.DTL

here's the MP3 link:
http://www.sfgate.com:80/blogs/sounds/sfgate/chroncast/2006/12/14/Xmas_Bulbs.MP3
Title: Re: guido mp3
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2006, 02:10:04 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Father Guido Sarducci records "the worst Xmas song ever":

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/18/DDGLAN0IM11.DTL

here's the MP3 link:
http://www.sfgate.com:80/blogs/sounds/sfgate/chroncast/2006/12/14/Xmas_Bulbs.MP3


TANC: someone else nominates Macca's "Wonderful XmasTime" as worst:

http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2006/worstxmas/index.html
Title: Sunshine '70s
Post by: Gazoo on January 14, 2007, 03:32:40 PM
Not new music, but a new compilation, with some eccentric and interesting entries:

http://www.discogs.com/release/844213

Sunshine '70s (Gut-Active Records)

1-01      Bill Withers      Lovely Day
1-02    Supremes, The    Automatically Sunshine
1-03    Sister Sledge    Thinking Of You
1-04    Real Thing, The    You To Me Are Everything
1-05    Osibisa    Sunshine Day
1-06    Robert Palmer    Every Kinda People
1-07    Bellamy Brothers    Let Your Love Flow
1-08    Captain & Tenille    Love Will Keep Us Together
1-09    Alessi Brothers    Oh Lori
1-10    Bobby Goldsboro    Hello Summertime
1-11    First Class (3)    Beach Baby
1-12    David Dundas    Jeans On
1-13    Albert Hammond    The Free Electric Band
1-14    Clout    Substitute
1-15    Stephanie De-Sykes    Born With A Smile On My Face
1-16    Blue Mink    Good Morning Freedom
1-17    Raydio    Jack & Jill
1-18    Billy Paul    Let 'Em In
1-19    Moments, The    Dolly My Love
1-20    Isley Brothers, The    Summer Breeze
2-01    Pilot    Magic
2-02    Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel    Here Comes The Sun
2-03    Mungo Jerry    In The Summertime
2-04    Johnny Nash    I Can See Clearly Now
2-05    John Paul Young    Love Is In The Air
2-06    Edison Lighthouse    Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
2-07    Starbuck (2)    Moonlight Feels Right
2-08    David Soul    Silver Lady
2-09    England Dan & John Ford Coley    I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
2-10    Ricky Nelson (2)    Garden Party
2-11    Duncan Browne    Journey
2-12    Korgis, The    If I Had You
2-13    Dean Friedman    Lucky Stars
2-14    Pentangle    Light Flight
2-15    Orleans    Dance With Me
2-16    Lindisfarne    Meet Me On The Corner
2-17    Climax Blues Band    Couldn’t Get It Right
2-18    Stretch    Why Did You Do It?
2-19    Ian Dury And The Blockheads    Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
2-20    Typically Tropical    Barbados
Title: Re: Sunshine '70s
Post by: RGMike on January 14, 2007, 09:10:53 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Not new music, but a new compilation, with some eccentric and interesting entries:

http://www.discogs.com/release/844213

Sunshine '70s


Clearly this is a British compilation. Talk about a twin-spin:

1-13    Albert Hammond    The Free Electric Band
1-14    Clout    Substitute

Let me know what you think of Clout's version of "Substitute" -- a big hit in the UK, Gloria Gaynor rushed out a cover of it in the States, and the result was neither version did very well here.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 25, 2007, 07:44:09 AM
Anyone else hear the new America song that Dave played shortly before 7am?  Yes, they've made a comeback album (Here & Now, in keeping with their titles-that-start-with-"H" tradition). It sounded like any of the half-dozen other Coldplay/Death Cab/Fray/Keen emo-y clones that litter the KFOG playlist and make listening to the station kind of like an episode of Scrubs without the laughs.  I was dumbfounded when Dave identified the artist.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 25, 2007, 10:02:41 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else hear the new America song that Dave played shortly before 7am?  Yes, they've made a comeback album (Here & Now, in keeping with their titles-that-start-with-"H" tradition). It sounded like any of the half-dozen other Coldplay/Death Cab/Fray/Keen emo-y clones that litter the KFOG playlist and make listening to the station kind of like an episode of Scrubs without the laughs.  I was dumbfounded when Dave identified the artist.


I ran across a Sunday am cable talk show last weekend that had Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell on it, talking about their new record. Apparently, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, That Thing You Do) had a hand in it--possibly even produced. I know he has a fondness for 70s and 80s cheeze, but what I heard on the show was nowhere even close to what they did then (which isn't saying a lot). They played one new song--it sounded entirely forgettable.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 25, 2007, 12:01:53 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else hear the new America song that Dave played shortly before 7am?  Yes, they've made a comeback album (Here & Now, in keeping with their titles-that-start-with-"H" tradition). It sounded like any of the half-dozen other Coldplay/Death Cab/Fray/Keen emo-y clones that litter the KFOG playlist and make listening to the station kind of like an episode of Scrubs without the laughs.  I was dumbfounded when Dave identified the artist.


I ran across a Sunday am cable talk show last weekend that had Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell on it, talking about their new record. Apparently, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, That Thing You Do) had a hand in it--possibly even produced. I know he has a fondness for 70s and 80s cheeze, but what I heard on the show was nowhere even close to what they did then (which isn't saying a lot). They played one new song--it sounded entirely forgettable.


The Voice gave it a pretty scathing review, though it doesn't get down to the specifics of what's *wrong* with it, or at least, what differentiates it from old America:

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0703,marchese,75547,22.html

The Vapid '70s Folk-Rock Resurgence You Did Not Request Has Arrived
America's Here & Now
by David Marchese
January 16th, 2007 4:59 PM

Nothing ever tasted so sweet as the madeleines grandmother used to make. Nothing ever felt so free as running wild on the playground. No folk-rock jams ever grooved with the same sun-and-shadows charm as the ones that flowed forth from America's greatest-hits LP. At least that's what I imagine Ben Kweller, Ryan Adams, and My Morning Jacket's Jim James were thinking when they agreed to lend a hand on Here & Now, America's first major-label album in more than 20 years. Ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger must've also harbored a hard-on for West Coast folk-rock—they coproduced this curiosity. While all these '70s supplicants undoubtedly spent many a smoky Sunday morning with the burnished harmonies and MOR Neil Youngisms of "A Horse With No Name," "Sister Golden Hair," and some other less-good songs, this misguided effort to move America (Gerry Buckley and Dewey Bunnell) out of Arcadia and back into the real world has proven to be a cruel trick.

Here & Now does nothing to prompt reconsideration of the America oeuvre (which has its highest points revisited live on a second disc here). Nor do the new tunes suggest that Buckley and Bunnell aren't just as musically toothless and lyrically facile as you probably forgot they always were. Fittingly, one song is about chasing rainbows. Predictably, another song is about Indian summers. Sadly, the best song, "Golden," was written by James and sounds like Tom Petty in a mellow mood. Ringing acoustic guitars and melancholy harmonies drift indiscernably from track to track, arguing unconvincingly that this new America honors the memory of the band that lives only in the heads of the ones who tried to help.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 25, 2007, 12:18:06 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"


Here & Now does nothing to prompt reconsideration of the America oeuvre (which has its highest points revisited live on a second disc here). Nor do the new tunes suggest that Buckley and Bunnell aren't just as musically toothless and lyrically facile as you probably forgot they always were. Fittingly, one song is about chasing rainbows. Predictably, another song is about Indian summers. Sadly, the best song, "Golden," was written by James and sounds like Tom Petty in a mellow mood. Ringing acoustic guitars and melancholy harmonies drift indiscernably from track to track, arguing unconvincingly that this new America honors the memory of the band that lives only in the heads of the ones who tried to help.


nice snub with some funny lines. but somebody call the proofreading police!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 25, 2007, 12:25:25 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"


Here & Now does nothing to prompt reconsideration of the America oeuvre (which has its highest points revisited live on a second disc here). Nor do the new tunes suggest that Buckley and Bunnell aren't just as musically toothless and lyrically facile as you probably forgot they always were. Fittingly, one song is about chasing rainbows. Predictably, another song is about Indian summers. Sadly, the best song, "Golden," was written by James and sounds like Tom Petty in a mellow mood. Ringing acoustic guitars and melancholy harmonies drift indiscernably from track to track, arguing unconvincingly that this new America honors the memory of the band that lives only in the heads of the ones who tried to help.


nice snub with some funny lines. but somebody call the proofreading police!


I am the proofreading police; what did I miss?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 25, 2007, 12:28:15 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"


Here & Now does nothing to prompt reconsideration of the America oeuvre (which has its highest points revisited live on a second disc here). Nor do the new tunes suggest that Buckley and Bunnell aren't just as musically toothless and lyrically facile as you probably forgot they always were. Fittingly, one song is about chasing rainbows. Predictably, another song is about Indian summers. Sadly, the best song, "Golden," was written by James and sounds like Tom Petty in a mellow mood. Ringing acoustic guitars and melancholy harmonies drift indiscernably from track to track, arguing unconvincingly that this new America honors the memory of the band that lives only in the heads of the ones who tried to help.


nice snub with some funny lines. but somebody call the proofreading police!


I am the proofreading police; what did I miss?


"indiscernably"
Title: New Music!
Post by: SFGuy on January 26, 2007, 12:28:40 AM
I don't know if anyone here likes Van Halen but apparently there is a good chance at a (almost) reunited Van Halen with David Lee Roth. The only difference is Michael Anthony won't with the group. It will be Eddie (now Edward) Van Halen's son Wolfgang (who is only 15). If all goes well there will be a 40 city summer tour.

Source for above is billboard.com.

On a side: even if you folks don't like Van Halen, what do you think of a 15 year old boy going on tour with a major band?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 26, 2007, 06:58:23 AM
Quote from: "SFGuy"
I don't know if anyone here likes Van Halen but apparently there is a good chance at a (almost) reunited Van Halen with David Lee Roth. The only difference is Michael Anthony won't with the group. It will be Eddie (now Edward) Van Halen's son Wolfgang (who is only 15). If all goes well there will be a 40 city summer tour.

Source for above is billboard.com.

On a side: even if you folks don't like Van Halen, what do you think of a 15 year old boy going on tour with a major band?


VALERIE BERTINELLI IS A BAD MOTHER

But more seriously, this has all the makings for utter disaster.  It's a no-win: If EVH and Diamond Dave don't get along, it's a shambles; and if they do, then Dave'll teach Wolfgang how to party, um, like a rock star.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 26, 2007, 07:07:39 AM
Just saw on the Peak's recently played list that Guster's apparently done a cover of "This Wheel's on Fire."  Anyone heard it?  Curiosity is piqued.  Or, in this case, Peaked.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 26, 2007, 09:42:48 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"


Here & Now does nothing to prompt reconsideration of the America oeuvre (which has its highest points revisited live on a second disc here). Nor do the new tunes suggest that Buckley and Bunnell aren't just as musically toothless and lyrically facile as you probably forgot they always were. Fittingly, one song is about chasing rainbows. Predictably, another song is about Indian summers. Sadly, the best song, "Golden," was written by James and sounds like Tom Petty in a mellow mood. Ringing acoustic guitars and melancholy harmonies drift indiscernably from track to track, arguing unconvincingly that this new America honors the memory of the band that lives only in the heads of the ones who tried to help.


nice snub with some funny lines. but somebody call the proofreading police!


I am the proofreading police; what did I miss?


"indiscernably"


Hmmm. Not sure about that. The root is "indiscernible" but "indiscernibly" doesn't look right to me.

However, Gaz, I gotta point out another typo: it's Gerry Beckley, not Buckley. Per AMG anyway.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 26, 2007, 10:13:11 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"


Here & Now does nothing to prompt reconsideration of the America oeuvre (which has its highest points revisited live on a second disc here). Nor do the new tunes suggest that Buckley and Bunnell aren't just as musically toothless and lyrically facile as you probably forgot they always were. Fittingly, one song is about chasing rainbows. Predictably, another song is about Indian summers. Sadly, the best song, "Golden," was written by James and sounds like Tom Petty in a mellow mood. Ringing acoustic guitars and melancholy harmonies drift indiscernably from track to track, arguing unconvincingly that this new America honors the memory of the band that lives only in the heads of the ones who tried to help.


nice snub with some funny lines. but somebody call the proofreading police!


I am the proofreading police; what did I miss?


"indiscernably"


Hmmm. Not sure about that. The root is "indiscernible" but "indiscernibly" doesn't look right to me.

However, Gaz, I gotta point out another typo: it's Gerry Beckley, not Buckley. Per AMG anyway.


"Indiscernibly" (correct sp per Webster's) was fixed in time for the print edition (content often gets pulled to the web before it's been proofread, to our regular chagrin).  Beckley, unfortunately, was not caught -- huzzahs once again to New Times for eliminating all fact-checking positions and reducing the copy department to such a size that it's impossible to do much fact-checking on our own.  I've called this one to the attention of the music and web editors in the hopes of getting it corrected online.  But along with my gratitude, I don't want this thread to devolve into a proofreading free-for-all.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2007, 09:58:54 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Anyone else hear the new America song that Dave played shortly before 7am?  Yes, they've made a comeback album (Here & Now, in keeping with their titles-that-start-with-"H" tradition). It sounded like any of the half-dozen other Coldplay/Death Cab/Fray/Keen emo-y clones that litter the KFOG playlist and make listening to the station kind of like an episode of Scrubs without the laughs.  I was dumbfounded when Dave identified the artist.


I ran across a Sunday am cable talk show last weekend that had Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell on it, talking about their new record. Apparently, Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, That Thing You Do) had a hand in it--possibly even produced. I know he has a fondness for 70s and 80s cheeze, but what I heard on the show was nowhere even close to what they did then (which isn't saying a lot). They played one new song--it sounded entirely forgettable.


FYI, the song in question "Always Love", I think it's called, is a cover of a Nada Surf tune.  Still sounds like bad emo to me.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 01, 2007, 10:04:21 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"

FYI, the song in question "Always Love", I think it's called, is a cover of a Nada Surf tune.  Still sounds like bad emo to me.


what's an example of good emo? i only mean that as a half-hearted dig: i've never been quite clear on what classifies as "emo."
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2007, 10:30:45 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i've never been quite clear on what classifies as "emo."


anything you hear in an episode of "Scrubs" :wink:
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 01, 2007, 10:51:47 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i've never been quite clear on what classifies as "emo."


anything you hear in an episode of "Scrubs" :wink:


um...i think i've seen the show once. maaybe. is that the one with the boy who was the son wh ojoins up with people in "waiting to exhale?" i saw about ten minutes of it on spanish television. i don't remember the music well. but it reminded me of "felicity."
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2007, 09:24:49 AM
Pearl Jam has done a cover of "Love Reign O'er Me" for a movie sndtk. You can find links to it on Mark Morford's blog:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/submit?blogid=3&entry_id=13125&comment_id=126694

Is it me, or does it sound like they just took the orig Who backing tracks and substituted Vedder for Daltrey?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 22, 2007, 01:51:10 PM
New discovery of January was Amy Winehouse, "Rehab," which I'll e-mail an MP3 of to anyone who asks.  Mike and POC, you'll especially dig it.

New discovery of February is Locksley, a Brooklyn band that actually deserves Beatles comparisons in terms of their songcraft -- "All of the Time," especially, has an L&M 1965 vibe to it.  I'm going to see them this Saturday.

http://www.myspace.com/locksley

Scary thing about the latter?  *My mom* turned me on to them.
Title: Earl Greyhound
Post by: Gazoo on February 22, 2007, 01:53:25 PM
Alicat was raving about Earl Greyhound when I was in town in December, and kindly burned me their CD.  Babe, you're not the only one: Next week's Voice is running a glowing review of them from Kandia Crazy Horse, one of the nation's better-known music journos.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 25, 2007, 04:58:05 PM
Now We've Seen (Sampled) It All: New to the Top 10 is "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes, which interpolates -- wait -- the "Take a look at my girlfriend / She's the only one I got" hook from "Breakfast in America."  Mind-blowing.  And surprisingly catchy.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 02, 2007, 09:51:43 PM
The New Number One Song in America:

This is why I'm hot
This is why I'm hot
This is why, this is why, this is why,
This is why I'm hot

I'm hot cause I'm fly
You ain't cause you not
This is why, this is why, this is why,
This is why I'm hot


(this is me pounding sand)
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 03, 2007, 07:28:46 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Now We've Seen (Sampled) It All: New to the Top 10 is "Cupid's Chokehold" by Gym Class Heroes, which interpolates -- wait -- the "Take a look at my girlfriend / She's the only one I got" hook from "Breakfast in America."  Mind-blowing.  And surprisingly catchy.


As soon as I saw this I thought 'wait a minute, some one should write a song after this called -- wait -- "Cupid's Cuckold".'

 :D  :wink:  :D  :wink:
Title: jeez
Post by: ggould on March 03, 2007, 11:30:32 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
The New Number One Song in America:

This is why I'm hot
This is why I'm hot
This is why, this is why, this is why,
This is why I'm hot

I'm hot cause I'm fly
You ain't cause you not
This is why, this is why, this is why,
This is why I'm hot


(this is me pounding sand)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rog7-A2Saws

This is how my classes feel!
Title: Re: jeez
Post by: princessofcairo on March 06, 2007, 12:42:02 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
The New Number One Song in America:

This is why I'm hot
This is why I'm hot
This is why, this is why, this is why,
This is why I'm hot

I'm hot cause I'm fly
You ain't cause you not
This is why, this is why, this is why,
This is why I'm hot


(this is me pounding sand)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rog7-A2Saws

This is how my classes feel!


that video came out years ago. only then it was called "o.p.p" and it had a much catchier hook.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 15, 2007, 08:42:58 AM
This is apparently old news but i just found out about it: Scarlett Jo is recording an album of Tom Waits covers(?!?).

http://www.stereogum.com/archives/003694.html
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 15, 2007, 10:23:52 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
no mistaking ben taylor's parents! (http://www.ameliaray.net/SomedaySoon.mp3)

and i thought punk bakker was the perfect carbon copy!


You know, we saw young Ben open for Dar Williams at the Fillmore back in 2003.  As I recall, we found him charming, if something of a spaz.  He came out and joined Dar for a number or two, and yeah, totally sounds like his dad.

But it was nice for my in-laws, who we invited because Glady actually won a pair of tickets as part of a "Mother's Day" promo from KFOG.  They actually got to go backstage for a meet-and-greet, but the photos are somewhere in the volumnious archive of photos taken and then not filed in my mother-in-law's backyard shed.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 15, 2007, 10:27:21 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
New discovery of January was Amy Winehouse, "Rehab," which I'll e-mail an MP3 of to anyone who asks.  Mike and POC, you'll especially dig it.


She was great on Letterman.  And did you see her backup dancers?  Outstanding!

http://www.twango.com/media/zippydoo.myblog/zippydoo.10059

Coming back from commercial break, Paul and the band played something by the Ronnettes, fitting since 1) Amy was rocking that style and attitude, 2) Paul and the band would be playing the Hall of Fame gig later that night where the Ronnettes were inducted.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 15, 2007, 10:31:22 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i've never been quite clear on what classifies as "emo."


anything you hear in an episode of "Scrubs" :wink:


um...i think i've seen the show once. maaybe. is that the one with the boy who was the son wh ojoins up with people in "waiting to exhale?" i saw about ten minutes of it on spanish television. i don't remember the music well. but it reminded me of "felicity."


Scrubs is about a million times funnier than Felicity.  I don't watch it regularly any more, but I don't think their music is as emo as the stuff its star Zach Branff puts on the soundtracks to his movies (see: Garden State.  No really, see it!)  He pretty much put The Shins on the map.  (Natalie Portman:  "Listen to this music - it'll change your life")  And that danged Zero 7 song you can't get out of your head?  That one too.

Scrubs featured an episode where Colin Hay walks by at various moments  playing an acoustic guitar and singing various Men at Work hits!  And another one where a quartet of hospital administrators sings TV themes throughout the episode.  "Charles in Charge!"

Totally not Felicity.
Title: Robert Randolph and David Grisman
Post by: darryl on March 15, 2007, 10:47:05 PM
Speaking of Scrubs -- perhaps you're familiar with the song NBC has been using to promote their Thursday night comedy line-up, Robert Randolph and the Family Band's "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That".

[Funky pedal steel guitar + hand claps]
*break*
East Coast or West Coast...
*break*
It don't matter...

http://www.nbc.com/Featured_Music/mp3/RobertRandolph_30.mp3

ANYwho, we won tickets to see them on Friday night (thanks Big Rick), and who made an incredibly unexpected guest appearance?  Oh, if you looked at the Subject line, the surprise has been spoiled.

David Grisman?  Hunh!?  Yeah, really!  Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01NvCiksmo8

Ok, that's it.  I'll revisit y'all in another month or so.  Promise.  :-}
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 16, 2007, 08:16:16 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Scrubs featured an episode where Colin Hay walks by at various moments  playing an acoustic guitar and singing various Men at Work hits!  And another one where a quartet of hospital administrators sings TV themes throughout the episode.  "Charles in Charge!"

Totally not Felicity.


The barbershop quartet thing was awesome.  Greatest version of the Underdog theme EVER!!!  Still waiting to catch it again on re-runs.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2007, 08:29:21 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Coming back from commercial break, Paul and the band played something by the Ronnettes, fitting since 1) Amy was rocking that style and attitude, 2) Paul and the band would be playing the Hall of Fame gig later that night where the Ronnettes were inducted.


Hope Mick LaSalle was watching...
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 16, 2007, 08:45:38 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Quote from: "darryl"
Scrubs featured an episode where Colin Hay walks by at various moments  playing an acoustic guitar and singing various Men at Work hits!  And another one where a quartet of hospital administrators sings TV themes throughout the episode.  "Charles in Charge!"

Totally not Felicity.


The barbershop quartet thing was awesome.  Greatest version of the Underdog theme EVER!!!  Still waiting to catch it again on re-runs.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=LkB5f8nwaqg

Should have known -- wait for it...
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 28, 2007, 06:26:12 AM
robert palmer duet with some dude on myspace (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=162901967)
Title: Ho-leee-shit
Post by: urth on April 02, 2007, 11:47:53 PM
Talk about things you never thought you'd see:

Captain Beefheart has recorded a new album and will tour this summer. He's supposedly playing the Greek on August 12.

http://harpmagazine.com/news/detail.cfm?article=11056


And speaking of what-da-funk moments, I just learned this evening that the new governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, is the son of Pat Patrick, who was the baritone saxaphonist in the Sun Ra Arkestra for years.  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
Title: Re: Ho-leee-shit
Post by: RGMike on April 03, 2007, 07:30:05 AM
Quote from: "urth"
I just learned this evening that the new governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, is the son of Pat Patrick, who was the baritone saxaphonist in the Sun Ra Arkestra for years.  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


I'm assuming that his name is pronounced duh-VOLL, rather than "devil" :wink:
Title: Re: Ho-leee-shit
Post by: urth on April 11, 2007, 11:42:42 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Talk about things you never thought you'd see:

Captain Beefheart has recorded a new album and will tour this summer. He's supposedly playing the Greek on August 12.

http://harpmagazine.com/news/detail.cfm?article=11056


And speaking of what-da-funk moments, I just learned this evening that the new governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, is the son of Pat Patrick, who was the baritone saxaphonist in the Sun Ra Arkestra for years.  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


I should have given the Beefheart thing a little more thought--turns out it was a well-hatched April Fools' joke by the editors of Harp. They've since taken down the article; no sign of an apology or a gotcha or anything though.

Last I heard, Deval Patrick is still governor of Massachusetts, however. ;)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 19, 2007, 09:42:49 AM
woke up to New Releases Thurs and they played new Joan Armatrading, apparently it's a blues album but the song they're featuring is more like a  disco-ish throwback. Me likey.

Then Benson played the new Tim Finn, he turned to Dave and said "you like this guy -- you play 'Hit the Ground Running' all the time", and Dave very defensively replied "well, not ALL the time!" (Apparently Benson gets emails from people who hate that song!)
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on April 19, 2007, 09:51:14 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
woke up to New Releases Thurs and they played new Joan Armatrading, apparently it's a blues album but the song they're featuring is more like a  disco-ish throwback. Me likey.

Then Benson played the new Tim Finn, he turned to Dave and said "you like this guy -- you play 'Hit the Ground Running' all the time", and Dave very defensively replied "well, not ALL the time!" (Apparently Benson gets emails from people who hate that song!)


You were just waking up then!?!?!!?  Dude, I thought you were a morning person.

Armatrading is goign to be at the Mountain Winery, I might have to budget for that one.

about the Tim Finn, it should be noted that Benson, not Dave, went off on a bit of a rant at that point about people who complain about songs that they really don't hear very often, and then the rest of the crew ribbed him pretty thoroughly about ranting.  Peter chimed in with "Inside voice, inside voice."
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 19, 2007, 02:20:36 PM
Not new, but new to me: Jon Brion and Beck's cover of Korgis' "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime," from the Eternal Sunshine soundtrack.  How did I miss this when it came out?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 19, 2007, 04:12:56 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Not new, but new to me: Jon Brion and Beck's cover of Korgis' "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime," from the Eternal Sunshine soundtrack.  How did I miss this when it came out?


I recall it from seeing the film and may have even posted about it at the time.  The sntk also includes several Polyphonic Spree tunes, as well as ELO's ubiquitous "Mr Blue Sky".

http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Sunshine-Spotless-Various-Artists/dp/B0001IXU1W/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-4087534-5516921?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1177023596&sr=1-1

But my very favorite sndtk of the decade remains Royal Tenenbaums:

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Tenenbaums-Collectors-Various-Artists/dp/B000068TNT/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-4087534-5516921?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1177024058&sr=1-1
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on April 27, 2007, 10:44:14 AM
the joni mitchell tribute album sounds amazing!  they only have the partial album on itunes, so i haven't bought it yet. but i've heard the sufjan stevens' cover of "free man in paris," and bjork's "boho dance" on the radio, and i'm hooked!!!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 27, 2007, 11:02:57 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
the joni mitchell tribute album sounds amazing!  they only have the partial album on itunes, so i haven't bought it yet. but i've heard the sufjan stevens' cover of "free man in paris," and bjork's "boho dance" on the radio, and i'm hooked!!!


I read Aidin V's review in Sunday's Chron. He actually wasn't that snarky about it -- Prince does "A Case of You", which I'm DYING to hear, he's always gone on about how he loves him some Joni.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on April 27, 2007, 11:05:29 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
the joni mitchell tribute album sounds amazing!  they only have the partial album on itunes, so i haven't bought it yet. but i've heard the sufjan stevens' cover of "free man in paris," and bjork's "boho dance" on the radio, and i'm hooked!!!


I read Aidin V's review in Sunday's Chron. He actually wasn't that snarky about it -- Prince does "A Case of You", which I'm DYING to hear, he's always gone on about how he loves him some Joni.


yeah, i remember reading some review about a prince after party in l.a. where joni showed up and hung out all night. his version is sweet. the clip i can hear from itunes suggests so, anyhow.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 20, 2007, 08:11:05 PM
Courtesy of a cel phone commercial, I've discovered that "Clothes Off", the new single by Gym Class Heroes, is built around a sample of Jermaine Stewart's fab "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" from 1986.  Is nothing sacred?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on May 21, 2007, 01:16:23 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Courtesy of a cel phone commercial, I've discovered that "Clothes Off", the new single by Gym Class Heroes, is built around a sample of Jermaine Stewart's fab "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" from 1986.  Is nothing sacred?


"nah-nah-nah-nah-nahnuhnah, nah! nah!"
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on May 21, 2007, 02:27:43 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Courtesy of a cel phone commercial, I've discovered that "Clothes Off", the new single by Gym Class Heroes, is built around a sample of Jermaine Stewart's fab "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" from 1986.  Is nothing sacred?


Their last single interpolated "Breakfast in America"; didn't that already answer your question?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 21, 2007, 02:39:06 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Courtesy of a cel phone commercial, I've discovered that "Clothes Off", the new single by Gym Class Heroes, is built around a sample of Jermaine Stewart's fab "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" from 1986.  Is nothing sacred?


Their last single interpolated "Breakfast in America"; didn't that already answer your question?


I've heard thier name but know nothing about them.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on May 21, 2007, 03:26:32 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Courtesy of a cel phone commercial, I've discovered that "Clothes Off", the new single by Gym Class Heroes, is built around a sample of Jermaine Stewart's fab "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" from 1986.  Is nothing sacred?


Their last single interpolated "Breakfast in America"; didn't that already answer your question?


I've heard thier name but know nothing about them.


They were discovered by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.  Those two and Panic! At the Disco are more or less interchangeable (and no knock from me there; they're all far catchier than the emo I'm accustomed to).
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on May 27, 2007, 03:07:10 PM
I've just recorded the next great pop song. It's called "Another Corny Love Song." You can listen to a sample of it here: http://www.ameliaray.net/audio/cornysample.mp3

If you like the sample and want to hear more, you can download the song for only $0.99 (ninety-nine cents)!! Just click here to be directed to the website. After you complete your transaction, you will be directed to a page where you can download the song. It's that easy! My goal is 300 DOWNLOADS IN THE FIRST WEEK - and YOU can help! Thanks!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 01, 2007, 08:59:41 PM
Not new by any real stretch ... but whenever I see Broooce singing "O Mary, Don't You Weep No More," I want to marry him.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 01, 2007, 09:02:23 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
I've just recorded the next great pop song. It's called "Another Corny Love Song." You can listen to a sample of it here: http://www.ameliaray.net/audio/cornysample.mp3

If you like the sample and want to hear more, you can download the song for only $0.99 (ninety-nine cents)!! Just click here to be directed to the website. After you complete your transaction, you will be directed to a page where you can download the song. It's that easy! My goal is 300 DOWNLOADS IN THE FIRST WEEK - and YOU can help! Thanks!


Hey now, that's the way!  You've got a potential pop hit if you want it (and by "want it," I mean in part "change the title to something more MOR").  Very nice!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 02, 2007, 03:22:08 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
I've just recorded the next great pop song. It's called "Another Corny Love Song." You can listen to a sample of it here: http://www.ameliaray.net/audio/cornysample.mp3

If you like the sample and want to hear more, you can download the song for only $0.99 (ninety-nine cents)!! Just click here to be directed to the website. After you complete your transaction, you will be directed to a page where you can download the song. It's that easy! My goal is 300 DOWNLOADS IN THE FIRST WEEK - and YOU can help! Thanks!


Hey now, that's the way!  You've got a potential pop hit if you want it (and by "want it," I mean in part "change the title to something more MOR").  Very nice!


thanks! i'm not sure i know what "MOR" stands for, though. :)
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 02, 2007, 08:05:03 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
I've just recorded the next great pop song. It's called "Another Corny Love Song." You can listen to a sample of it here: http://www.ameliaray.net/audio/cornysample.mp3

If you like the sample and want to hear more, you can download the song for only $0.99 (ninety-nine cents)!! Just click here to be directed to the website. After you complete your transaction, you will be directed to a page where you can download the song. It's that easy! My goal is 300 DOWNLOADS IN THE FIRST WEEK - and YOU can help! Thanks!


Hey now, that's the way!  You've got a potential pop hit if you want it (and by "want it," I mean in part "change the title to something more MOR").  Very nice!


thanks! i'm not sure i know what "MOR" stands for, though. :)

(http://matt.truch.net/tbc/5/5-label.png)
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 03, 2007, 10:41:41 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"


thanks! i'm not sure i know what "MOR" stands for, though. :)

(http://matt.truch.net/tbc/5/5-label.png)


a-ha! i think i understand now. so maybe the title should be something like, "hey, now"?
Title: Hey Now!
Post by: ggould on June 03, 2007, 02:02:48 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
maybe the title should be something like, "hey, now"?

Hey Now!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 14, 2007, 02:28:04 AM
listening to shawn colvin's version of "crazy" (gnarls barkley) right now. weird. like johnny cash doing soundgarden.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on June 14, 2007, 09:11:14 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
listening to shawn colvin's version of "crazy" (gnarls barkley) right now. weird. like johnny cash doing soundgarden.


Does that make it weirder than Johnny Cash doing Nine Inch Nails?
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 15, 2007, 06:58:52 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
listening to shawn colvin's version of "crazy" (gnarls barkley) right now. weird. like johnny cash doing soundgarden.


Does that make it weirder than Johnny Cash doing Nine Inch Nails?


yes, indeed.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 19, 2007, 11:21:48 AM
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons' "Beggin'" has been remixed and is charting in the U.K., where they're just now getting a taste for "Jersey Boys."  The remix is tambouriffic and thankfully doesn't go the cheezy "Little Less Talk" route.

I'll e-mail an MP3 to anyone who wants one.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 19, 2007, 11:32:54 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons' "Beggin'" has been remixed and is charting in the U.K., where they're just now getting a taste for "Jersey Boys."  The remix is tambouriffic and thankfully doesn't go the cheezy "Little Less Talk" route.

I'll e-mail an MP3 to anyone who wants one.


is there a link to it anywhere (I'd LURVE to hear it, but we know my issues with downloading large files with dial-up)?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 19, 2007, 01:25:28 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons' "Beggin'" has been remixed and is charting in the U.K., where they're just now getting a taste for "Jersey Boys."  The remix is tambouriffic and thankfully doesn't go the cheezy "Little Less Talk" route.

I'll e-mail an MP3 to anyone who wants one.


is there a link to it anywhere (I'd LURVE to hear it, but we know my issues with downloading large files with dial-up)?


I don't know of any public links, unfortunately, or if the track's getting a U.S. release, but maybe someone can help me upload to the S*cr*t St*sh library?  (Perhaps someday I'll shell out for the webspace to do an MP3 blog.  But now is not the time.)
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on July 20, 2007, 09:31:06 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons' "Beggin'" has been remixed and is charting in the U.K., where they're just now getting a taste for "Jersey Boys."  The remix is tambouriffic and thankfully doesn't go the cheezy "Little Less Talk" route.

I'll e-mail an MP3 to anyone who wants one.


is there a link to it anywhere (I'd LURVE to hear it, but we know my issues with downloading large files with dial-up)?


I don't know of any public links, unfortunately, or if the track's getting a U.S. release, but maybe someone can help me upload to the S*cr*t St*sh library?  (Perhaps someday I'll shell out for the webspace to do an MP3 blog.  But now is not the time.)


if you email me the tune, i'll post it.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 21, 2007, 10:37:04 AM
KPIG just played Joan Osborne's new cover of "Midnight Train to Georgia" -- the album is called Breakfast in Bed, which makes me wonder if it's all covers.  Perfectly nice, if unnecessary, version.
Title: Joan
Post by: ggould on July 21, 2007, 09:48:51 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
KPIG just played Joan Osborne's new cover of "Midnight Train to Georgia" -- the album is called Breakfast in Bed, which makes me wonder if it's all covers.  Perfectly nice, if unnecessary, version.

I have to say I have heard them play it too, and I really dug it.  Joan has some sort of relaxed sensuality that really comes across.  Nothing could replace Gladys Knight, but this was good.  They've also been playing her version of Breakfast in Bed too.  I wish I could've seen her show at Slim's on Thursday night.
Title: Re: Joan
Post by: RGMike on July 22, 2007, 12:33:06 PM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "RGMike"
KPIG just played Joan Osborne's new cover of "Midnight Train to Georgia" -- the album is called Breakfast in Bed, which makes me wonder if it's all covers.  Perfectly nice, if unnecessary, version.

I have to say I have heard them play it too, and I really dug it.  Joan has some sort of relaxed sensuality that really comes across.  Nothing could replace Gladys Knight, but this was good.  They've also been playing her version of Breakfast in Bed too.  I wish I could've seen her show at Slim's on Thursday night.


This morning on KPIG: I woke up to Jim Pepper's "Witchi Ti To". And also heard a wonderful song by Larry Hosford  (?) called "Home Run Willie", about Willie Mays hitting a Home Run at Candlestick as a visiting NY Met.  Really nice and new to me.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 22, 2007, 10:26:01 PM
Little Steven's "Coolest Song in the World" pick hit this week is a fab Beatlesque tune called "Cruel Girl" by a band from LA called The Red Button.  Just wonderful, and if KFOG doesn't jump on this one they are insane.
Title: 1, 2, 3, 4
Post by: Gazoo on July 23, 2007, 09:55:30 AM
<crankpypants>

The more I hear of Feist, the less I need to hear.

</crankypants>
Title: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4
Post by: urth on July 23, 2007, 10:00:13 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
<crankpypants>

The more I hear of Feist, the less I need to hear.

</crankypants>


I'm kinda starting to agree with this.

Prior to this song there was a promo for KFOG's "then and now" sets--and I was thinking, "Great, they're going to play this current song, and then they;re going to play Mushaboom, which is like two years old."

Glad I was wrong.
Title: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4
Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2007, 10:08:52 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
<crankpypants>

The more I hear of Feist, the less I need to hear.

</crankypants>


Indeed, and the vocal similarity with Corrinne Bailey Rae and at least one other "current" woman artist whose name escapes me is depressing.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 26, 2007, 10:00:32 AM
The new Matchbox Twenty CD is called "Exile in Mainstream" -- Worst "Cutesy/Clever" title ever?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 26, 2007, 07:03:07 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
The new Matchbox Twenty CD is called "Exile in Mainstream" -- Worst "Cutesy/Clever" title ever?


It's so meta it hurts.

The lead single ain't half bad, though.  How many songs can you like by a band without having to admit to liking the band?
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on July 27, 2007, 12:39:09 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
How many songs can you like by a band without having to admit to liking the band?


The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.  The answer is blowing in the wind.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 27, 2007, 07:45:58 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
How many songs can you like by a band without having to admit to liking the band?


The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.  The answer is blowing in the wind.


Actually the answer is 2-1/2. :wink:
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 02, 2007, 03:18:04 PM
Just learned about Paste magazine's podcast:

http://www.pastecultureclub.com/

I like what I hear from the new Josh Ritter, but is the whole cast restricted to 30-sec. samples, I wonder?  Argh for DMCA regulations.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 03, 2007, 08:45:28 AM
for you jellyfish fans, my version of "long time go" has just been posted on the jellyfish tribute site:

http://www.myspace.com/jellyfishtributealbum

they're taking submissions to be included with the 2-disc tribute album in september. i recorded it on garageband. i'm learning a bit more about the program. so the only real instruments are the guitars (acoustic plugged into my laptop, then effects added in garageband) and vocals. i recorded my dad talking trash on skype.

sometimes technology is so cool.
Title: Garageband
Post by: ggould on August 03, 2007, 09:40:08 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
for you jellyfish fans, my version of "long time go" has just been posted on the jellyfish tribute site:

http://www.myspace.com/jellyfishtributealbum

they're taking submissions to be included with the 2-disc tribute album in september. i recorded it on garageband. i'm learning a bit more about the program. so the only real instruments are the guitars (acoustic plugged into my laptop, then effects added in garageband) and vocals. i recorded my dad talking trash on skype.

sometimes technology is so cool.

I'd like to use it more also.  I just got an Alesis mixer which comes with Cubase, but haven't even opened it up yet.  How many tracks were you able to lay down, and how much horsepower does your Mac have?
Title: Re: Garageband
Post by: princessofcairo on August 03, 2007, 09:47:12 AM
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
for you jellyfish fans, my version of "long time go" has just been posted on the jellyfish tribute site:

http://www.myspace.com/jellyfishtributealbum

they're taking submissions to be included with the 2-disc tribute album in september. i recorded it on garageband. i'm learning a bit more about the program. so the only real instruments are the guitars (acoustic plugged into my laptop, then effects added in garageband) and vocals. i recorded my dad talking trash on skype.

sometimes technology is so cool.

I'd like to use it more also.  I just got an Alesis mixer which comes with Cubase, but haven't even opened it up yet.  How many tracks were you able to lay down, and how much horsepower does your Mac have?


i used 11 software tracks and 12 real instrument tracks. i have a powerbook. 1.5/512. let me know how the alesis works out for you. i'm considering purchasing a mixer soon, and was looking at that one. i'm not certain about trying to wrangle a new program, but i think cubase might have some options that garageband doesn't (like punching in and out, for example).
Title: Re: Garageband
Post by: ggould on August 03, 2007, 09:54:31 AM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
Quote from: "ggould"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
for you jellyfish fans, my version of "long time go" has just been posted on the jellyfish tribute site:

http://www.myspace.com/jellyfishtributealbum

they're taking submissions to be included with the 2-disc tribute album in september. i recorded it on garageband. i'm learning a bit more about the program. so the only real instruments are the guitars (acoustic plugged into my laptop, then effects added in garageband) and vocals. i recorded my dad talking trash on skype.

sometimes technology is so cool.
I'd like to use it more also.  I just got an Alesis mixer which comes with Cubase, but haven't even opened it up yet.  How many tracks were you able to lay down, and how much horsepower does your Mac have?
i used 11 software tracks and 12 real instrument tracks. i have a powerbook. 1.5/512. let me know how the alesis works out for you. i'm considering purchasing a mixer soon, and was looking at that one. i'm not certain about trying to wrangle a new program, but i think cubase might have some options that garageband doesn't (like punching in and out, for example).

I've got an iBook G4 1.33/1.5G so I hope it can handle some tracks.  I figured if I used an external firewire drive it would do better than using the internal.
Title: Re: Garageband
Post by: princessofcairo on August 03, 2007, 09:55:49 AM
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for you jellyfish fans, my version of "long time go" has just been posted on the jellyfish tribute site:

http://www.myspace.com/jellyfishtributealbum

they're taking submissions to be included with the 2-disc tribute album in september. i recorded it on garageband. i'm learning a bit more about the program. so the only real instruments are the guitars (acoustic plugged into my laptop, then effects added in garageband) and vocals. i recorded my dad talking trash on skype.

sometimes technology is so cool.
I'd like to use it more also.  I just got an Alesis mixer which comes with Cubase, but haven't even opened it up yet.  How many tracks were you able to lay down, and how much horsepower does your Mac have?
i used 11 software tracks and 12 real instrument tracks. i have a powerbook. 1.5/512. let me know how the alesis works out for you. i'm considering purchasing a mixer soon, and was looking at that one. i'm not certain about trying to wrangle a new program, but i think cubase might have some options that garageband doesn't (like punching in and out, for example).
I've got an iBook G4 1.33/1.5G so I hope it can handle some tracks.  I figured if I used an external firewire drive it would do better than using the internal.

most definitely. i had more than a few overload messages.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 08, 2007, 10:28:04 AM
i'm involved in an international tape mix swap, and the theme is "music for cars". i'm trying to find song that mention models of cars (e.g., kenny loggins, "mr. night") to add. any suggestions?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 08, 2007, 10:22:05 PM
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i'm involved in an international tape mix swap, and the theme is "music for cars". i'm trying to find song that mention models of cars (e.g., kenny loggins, "mr. night") to add. any suggestions?


There's about 10,000 hip-hop songs that mention the Bentley and the Lam-bor-ghi-ni.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 09, 2007, 07:54:05 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "princessofcairo"
i'm involved in an international tape mix swap, and the theme is "music for cars". i'm trying to find song that mention models of cars (e.g., kenny loggins, "mr. night") to add. any suggestions?


There's about 10,000 hip-hop songs that mention the Bentley and the Lam-bor-ghi-ni.


'cause dat's da way we Rolls, yo.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 11, 2007, 11:25:48 AM
Thew new Josh Rouse album, Country Mouse City House, is simply gorgeous, particularly the opening and closing tracks, "Sweetie" and "Snowy."  Now I *have* to buy 1972.

And while checking out Rouse's website, I noticed this, which I'm for the moment finding very tempting:

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Set sail with Josh Rouse, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris and more!
Join Josh along on a truly unique music experience, Cayamo: A Journey Through Song, February 4-10, 2008. Cayamo is a 6-day Caribbean cruise featuring live performances by the legendary Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris, in addition to Josh Rouse, John Hiatt, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Danny Flowers, The Duhks, Ari Hest, Edwin McCain, Shawn Mullins, Oval Opus and more. Josh will be joined by other great songwriters and emerging artists for the inaugural cruise, which stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Cayamo sets sail from Miami FL on Monday, February 4 and returns Sunday, February 10, 2008. Cruise fare starts at $799/pp (US$) based on double-occupancy. We hope you’ll join Josh Rouse and friends next year for a magical vacation. Full details are available at www.Cayamo.com. Visit today to subscribe to the Cayamo mailing list – make sure to book your cabin early to get the best pick on cabins & seats to the main theater shows! Cayamo tickets are on sale now!


I'll let you all know if I actually pursue this.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 12, 2007, 11:38:24 PM
This is just too cute for its own good:

Hellogoodbye, "Baby, It's Fact (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gMDZPVP1G1I)

Really the best sunshine pop I've heard all year.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 13, 2007, 12:06:34 AM
Another grand new track, this one described by critics as "West Coast psychedelia," and I didn't know such a scene existed today.  I'd love to see these guys live.  (PS: Seems more correct to post these here than on the YouTube thread.)

Caribou, "Melody Day" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gMDZPVP1G1I)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2007, 03:51:51 PM
haven't checked out this site in a while:

http://moistworks.com/

scroll down to August 1st for Kanye West covering Peter Bjorn etc and then go to July 31st for a shitload of cool Beatle covers.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on August 20, 2007, 07:46:50 PM
Speaking of covers... (stretch of a segueway...)

We've already booked flights, rooms and bought general admission tickets for Bumbershoot up in Seattle at the end of the month, but there's a contest for VIP passes (reserved seating, special lounge and swag, etc.) awarded to the best playlist made up of this and previous years' performers. Your vote (one per day per email address through Aug. 22) could help us win!

Here's our playlist:

17: Bumbershoot: Unoriginals
They're not really unoriginal. They're covers. Who doesn't love a great cover?

1. Mahna Mahna (Sesame Street, Piero Umiliani) - Cake
2. Fight The Power (Public Enemy) - Barenaked Ladies
3. Sealion (Nina Simone - "See-Line Woman") - Feist
4. Brick House (The Commodores) - Joan Osborne
5. Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg) - Gourds
6. Straight Outta Compton (N.W.A.) - Nina Gordon (w/ Bring the Rock, 2004)
7. Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-a-Lot) - Jonathan Coulton
8. Oops! I Did It Again (Britney Spears) - Richard Thompson
9. Toxic (Britney Spears) - Nickel Creek
10. Take It On The Run (REO Speedwagon) - Sera Cahoone
11. Starman (David Bowie) - Mates of State
12. Maneater (Nelly Furtado) - Panic! At The Disco
13. Careless Whisper (George Michael) - The Gossip
14. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - Blind Boys of Alabama
15. School's Out (Alice Cooper) - The Donnas

And here's where you can vote for us, Entry #17, Bumbershoot: Unoriginals:

http://bumbershoot.org/cd-competition-voting.htm

Thanks!  (Oh, I'm eventually going to provide pointers to iTunes and YouTube where you can hear snippets of pretty much all the songs above -- here it is.  They really are some of my favorite covers.  Well, except that Panic! At The Disco one.  I threw that in to get some of the emo vote.  :-}
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 21, 2007, 04:32:13 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Speaking of covers... (stretch of a segueway...)

We've already booked flights, rooms and bought general admission tickets for Bumbershoot up in Seattle at the end of the month, but there's a contest for VIP passes (reserved seating, special lounge and swag, etc.) awarded to the best playlist made up of this and previous years' performers. Your vote (one per day per email address through Aug. 22) could help us win!


i gave you a couple of votes. good luck!!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 30, 2007, 10:49:22 AM
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have made an album together???  It's getting KFOG play, apparently.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on August 30, 2007, 10:57:27 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have made an album together???  It's getting KFOG play, apparently.


Benson treated us to their cover of the Everly's "Gone, Gone, Gone" this morning, and it was COOOOL!!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 30, 2007, 10:59:22 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have made an album together???  It's getting KFOG play, apparently.


Benson treated us to their cover of the Everly's "Gone, Gone, Gone" this morning, and it was COOOOL!!


PercyGrass!
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 30, 2007, 01:35:16 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have made an album together???  It's getting KFOG play, apparently.


Benson treated us to their cover of the Everly's "Gone, Gone, Gone" this morning, and it was COOOOL!!


PercyGrass!


"Big Log, Blue Grass."

Meantime, the new Broooce single, "Radio Nowhere," is a free giveaway on iTunes this week.  Not bad: strong refrain, but his voice doesn't seem 100% there.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 30, 2007, 01:38:06 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "mshray"
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Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have made an album together???  It's getting KFOG play, apparently.


Benson treated us to their cover of the Everly's "Gone, Gone, Gone" this morning, and it was COOOOL!!


PercyGrass!


"Big Log, Blue Grass."

Meantime, the new Broooce single, "Radio Nowhere," is a free giveaway on iTunes this week.  Not bad: strong refrain, but his voice doesn't seem 100% there.


It's certainly everywhere -- Little Steven has it in rotation (gee, wonder why?) and it's on KFOG, The Peak, and even CG.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 30, 2007, 01:57:27 PM
Holy shit: I'm listening to a new single, "Put a Little Umph in It," by Jagged Edge f/ Ashanti, and I'm pretty sure it's about a guy asking his girlfriend to squeeze his nuts.  I'm really afraid to listen to it again to be sure.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 05, 2007, 12:46:09 PM
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Begging for Bumbershoot contest votes.


i gave you a couple of votes. good luck!!


Sorry, I forgot to send a follow up to everyone.

> We didn't win the grand prize, or even one of the 3 first prizes.
> But we *did* get chosen as one of five Editor's Choices, which got
> us two free single-day tickets, which we'll probably be flipping
> at the gate, since we've already purchased 3-day tickets.

Overall the festival was super-fun.  So much to see, we barely
caught a fraction of the acts.  Pushing Noah around in his stroller
made it a little harder, but he was a trooper.  And even without a
kid, it's literally impossible to see everything.  There are 7 music
stages that almost always have somebody playing, 3 comedy stages,
a couple of performing arts stages, and a literary stage.  Also, a
mini film festival and free rides.  It's pretty crazy.

I'm uploading photos now:  http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/404453

--Darryl

P.S.  Sold the single-day tickets we won for $60!  Sold our mainstage
passes for Panic!  At The Disco for $10!  Sold our mainstage passes
for Wu-Tang Clan for $20!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2007, 08:42:20 AM
KFOG's playing Cake's cover of "War Pigs" -- DUUUUDE! Sabbath!!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2007, 09:48:26 AM
Holy flaming mother of god! KFOG is playing something from the new Prince album!!!  "I'm the One You Wanna See" (?). DAMN!
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on September 06, 2007, 09:52:48 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Holy flaming mother of god! KFOG is playing something from the new Prince album!!!  "I'm the One You Wanna See" (?). DAMN!


ya beat me to it, but I was equally amazed. Don't think they've had a Prince song in their regular rotation since When Doves Cry went off the charts. (But I wish they'd pick up that My Guitar (unsure of exact title) tune that Mike Sweeney played a time or two when he still had the Friday night Rock Show on CG.)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 06, 2007, 09:56:13 AM
Quote from: "urth"
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Holy flaming mother of god! KFOG is playing something from the new Prince album!!!  "I'm the One You Wanna See" (?). DAMN!


ya beat me to it, but I was equally amazed. Don't think they've had a Prince song in their regular rotation since When Doves Cry went off the charts. (But I wish they'd pick up that My Guitar (unsure of exact title) tune that Mike Sweeney played a time or two when he still had the Friday night Rock Show on CG.)


indeed -- same CD, Planet Earth. CG gave that quite a bit of play, actually. The song KFOG played is actually titled "The One U Wanna C", natch.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 06, 2007, 11:49:21 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with "New Music Thursdays", or "New Music Ghetto" as I sometimes refer to it.

KFOG has debuted so many great artists/songs on Thursdays, only to never have them heard from again.  It really depresses me come a few days later.

Here's a note I just sent to Kelly Ransford (music director), as well as old kfog@kfog.com bucket and Big Rick too:

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To: Kelly.Ransford@cumulus.com, kfog@kfog.com, rick@bigrick.fm
Subject: New Music Rocks!

Please please *PLEASE* play these songs outside of Thursday:

Cake - War Pigs
VHS or Beta - I Can't Believe a Single Word
Erin Barielles - Love Song

Actually, I've been enjoying pretty much everything Big Rick has been
playing for the past couple of hours.  Maybe that's why the phone
lines are tied up?

I realize now that I really really love Thursdays because I get to
hear stuff I never hear the rest of the week.  Now if you just spread
them out to the other days life would be *great*.


In other news, does anybody besides me think that this Spoon track "Underdog, The" sounds like a helluva lot like Billy Joel's "Only The Good Die Young"?

Submitted for your consideration:

- Spoon samples on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B000RGSOQO/ref=pd_krex_dp_001005/103-4304119-3191062?ie=UTF8&track=005&disc=001)
- Billy Joel samples on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B00000DCHI/ref=pd_krex_dp_001010/103-4304119-3191062?ie=UTF8&track=010&disc=001)
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 07, 2007, 07:59:49 AM
I don't know about Only The Underdog Dies Young, but I'm with you on the VHS or Beta song - fine stuff.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 07, 2007, 09:42:23 AM
Here's some songs which I would be happy to see KFOG drop from rotation to fit in some new songs:

John Mellencamp - Small Town
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Tom Petty - Mary Jane's Last Dance
B-52s - Love Shack

Any others?
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 07, 2007, 09:45:37 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Here's some songs which I would be happy to see KFOG drop from rotation to fit in some new songs:

John Mellencamp - Small Town
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Tom Petty - Mary Jane's Last Dance
B-52s - Love Shack

Any others?


OMG -- "Rocket Man". I swear I hear it 3 or 4 times a week -- and I don't listen that much outside of 10@10.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 08, 2007, 11:57:26 PM
Hey, my in-laws gave my son this crazy toy:

It looks like a gun, and when you pull the trigger:
- a basketball spins to reveal a little player inside
- it plays some really familiar song that I can't remember

But the kicker is, it has a whistle at the end of the barrel, so if you want to play it, you have to stick the gun in your mouth.

Ridiculous.  But the fact that I can't ID the song drives me crazy.  Please help!

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/v/HoQ_Qi0KKWc

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90891703@N00/1348701617/

Thanks!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 09, 2007, 06:05:05 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Hey, my in-laws gave my son this crazy toy:

It looks like a gun, and when you pull the trigger:
- a basketball spins to reveal a little player inside
- it plays some really familiar song that I can't remember

But the kicker is, it has a whistle at the end of the barrel, so if you want to play it, you have to stick the gun in your mouth.

Ridiculous.  But the fact that I can't ID the song drives me crazy.  Please help!

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/v/HoQ_Qi0KKWc

Photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90891703@N00/1348701617/

Thanks!


i watched the video, and can't place the song. sorry i can't be of any help! at the beginning it reminded me of the sample used for paris's, "ain't no future in your frontin'". or some snoop dogg song.
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on September 09, 2007, 01:08:57 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
But the kicker is, it has a whistle at the end of the barrel, so if you want to play it, you have to stick the gun in your mouth.


I'm sorry, but that's just f***in' sick.

Oh, and I watched the video--not a clue as to the song, but it does sound familiar.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 09, 2007, 09:18:59 PM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "darryl"
But the kicker is, it has a whistle at the end of the barrel, so if you want to play it, you have to stick the gun in your mouth.


I'm sorry, but that's just f***in' sick.

Oh, and I watched the video--not a clue as to the song, but it does sound familiar.


Sounds like music from The Godfather.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 10, 2007, 10:04:06 AM
BoingBoing came through for me.  Various people IDed the song as Kaoma's "Lambada" (The Forbidden Dance!) from 1989.

Check out the awful video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AfTl5Vg73A

(And people think I'm bad for letting my kid stick a whistle gun in his mouth.  Hell, somebody let those two kids dance the lambada in that video!!)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 10, 2007, 10:07:23 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
BoingBoing came through for me.  Various people IDed the song as Kaoma's "Lambada" (The Forbidden Dance!) from 1989.

Check out the awful video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AfTl5Vg73A

(And people think I'm bad for letting my kid stick a whistle gun in his mouth.  Hell, somebody let those two kids dance the lambada in that video!!)


Cheezy video aside, Kaoma's "Lambada" is IMHO one of the great lost singles of the '80s -- that it failed to be a major US hit (while the Macarena was HUGE 8 years later) is a tragedy. Got quite a bit of NY airplay, and I was sure it was gonna break out big. But no.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2007, 07:46:52 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
BoingBoing came through for me.  Various people IDed the song as Kaoma's "Lambada" (The Forbidden Dance!) from 1989.

Check out the awful video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AfTl5Vg73A

(And people think I'm bad for letting my kid stick a whistle gun in his mouth.  Hell, somebody let those two kids dance the lambada in that video!!)


Hey Darryl : Dave read your email in the 6:00 hour and played the music clip -- Fogheads unanimously identified it as "Lambada" but he insisted it is actually music from the movie <Day of the Triffids... and from the Triffids clip he played, I think he's actually right.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2007, 01:47:18 PM
for those just dying to know what songs Barry Manilow is covering on his new Greatest Songs of the '70s CD (the sequel to Greatest... '60s, natch):

1. The Way We Were  
2. My Eyes Adored You  
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water  
4. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?  
5. It Never Rains in Southern California  
6. You've Got a Friend (Duet With Melissa Manchester)  
7. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  
8. Sailing  
9. The Long and Winding Road  
10. (They Long To Be) Close to You  
11. If  
12. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word  

He also does "acoustic" versions of his own hits, like "Mandy". Sheesh.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 12, 2007, 07:26:21 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Hey Darryl : Dave read your email in the 6:00 hour and played the music clip -- Fogheads unanimously identified it as "Lambada" but he insisted it is actually music from the movie Day of the Triffids... and from the Triffids clip he played, I think he's actually right.


Darnit!  I guess I should wake up early after I send the morning show an e-mail they might actually read on air.

Day of the Triffids, huh? I'll have to look into it...

Thanks!
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 12, 2007, 11:36:28 PM
Huh -- the whole movie is here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5534209725612326856

The opening music doesn't sound like it to me.  I don't know if can really sit down and watch the whole thing.

Oh, but this is funny -- somebody on BoingBoing noticed that in the Basketball episode of NBC's The Office (first season), the same toy gun is on Michael's desk.  (Dwight picks it up and plays with it, then Michael grabs it away from him and puts it on the desk.)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 13, 2007, 07:45:42 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Huh -- the whole movie is here:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5534209725612326856

The opening music doesn't sound like it to me.  I don't know if can really sit down and watch the whole thing.

Oh, but this is funny -- somebody on BoingBoing noticed that in the Basketball episode of NBC's The Office (first season), the same toy gun is on Michael's desk.  (Dwight picks it up and plays with it, then Michael grabs it away from him and puts it on the desk.)


It's not the opening theme music, or any part of the underscore -- it's the music that the ice cream truck at the end of the movie makes  -- SPOILER ALERT! -- which they use to lure the Triffids to their doom. At least so sez Dave.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 19, 2007, 08:59:13 PM
There are dueling Dusty Springfield and Ronettes/Shangri-Las vibes at work here in the music, and the video evokes Donnie Darko:

Bat for Lashes, "What's a Girl to Do?" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=n1wnOUH2jk8)
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 19, 2007, 09:03:36 PM
Another must-hear that I'd hoped to find a good YouTube clip for: Jens Lekman, "The Opposite of Hallelujah."  Oh my what a buoyant riff.  Guess this live clip will have to suffice:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=C1CwWl05ERI
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 19, 2007, 09:08:47 PM
The recent remix of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons' "Beggin'," in two versions:

A truncated version with a weird modernized-sock-hop video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=rvjRNYqV4ds)


The full 5:35 version, but no "video" as such (http://youtube.com/watch?v=tX3jdgPbzGo)
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 19, 2007, 10:25:30 PM
KFOG's been playing this new Mark Knopfler, "Punish the Monkey", and it showed up right before 10@10 tonite -- I really listened to the lyrics for the first time. Sure sounds like it's about Bush/Iraq to me...

They’re driving long nails into coffins
You’ve been having sleepless nights
You’ve gone as quiet as a church mouse
And checking on your rights
The boss has hung you out to dry
And it looks as though
Punish the monkey
And let the organ grinder go

You’ve been talking to a lawyer
Are you going to pretend
That you and your employer
Are still the best of friends
Somebody’s gonna take the fall
There's your quid pro quo
Punish the monkey
Punish the monkey, yeah
Punish the monkey
And let the organ grinder go

Here comes a police man
He won’t be side-tracked.
He’s asking ‘bout a smoking gun
He’s after the bad

It’s a quiet life from here on in
You dropped your poisoned cup
The telephone is ringing
But you’re not picking up
Times I've said are funky
And everybody knows
Punish the monkey
Punish the monkey, yeah
Punish the monkey
And let the organ grinder go

Punish the monkey
Punish the monkey, yeah
Punish the monkey
And let the organ grinder go
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2007, 11:26:04 AM
I haven't heard the new Joni yet, but at a party last nite for the CD release, she was asked why she took 9 years between albums:

Quote
"I was angry at the politics. Especially [at Bush]. Angry at the American people. At Christians. At theology -- the ignorance of it. And I didn't want to write about it. I removed myself from society and painted. It was a method of avoiding the anger, not addressing it.

"I couldn't listen to music for ten years, I hated it all. It all pissed me off. Music just became grotesquely egocentric and made for money. It wasn't music -- there was no muse. Music requires a muse. The producer is not a muse. He's a manufacturer. Contemporary music made me want to punch people. I couldn't stand any of it. The whoring, the drive-by shooting of it all. I don't care how well crafted it is. America is in a runaway-train position and dragging all the world with it. It's grotesquely mentally ill."
Title: Radio 1
Post by: Gazoo on October 03, 2007, 06:32:06 AM
Britain's Radio 1 has just put out Radio 1: Established 1967, a CD with a cover of one song from each year they've been on the air.  Stylus is doing a review of the whole shebang, and I'm participating.  Here's the track listing:

Flowers In The Rain - The Move (Kaiser Chiefs)
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience (The Fratellis)
Cupid - Johnny Nash (Amy Winehouse)
Lola - The Kinks (Robbie Williams)
Your Song - Elton John (The Streets)
Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics (Sugababes)
You're So Vain - Carly Simon (The Feeling)
Band On The Run - Wings (Foo Fighters)
Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music (Kylie Minogue)
Let's Stick Together  - Bryan Ferry (KT Tunstall)
Sound + Vision - David Bowie (Franz Ferdinand)
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones (The Raconteurs)
Can't Stand Losing You - The Police (Mika)
Too Much Too Young - The Specials (Kasabian)
Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie (Keane)
Town Called Malice - The Jam (McFly)
Come Back And Stay - Paul Young (James Morrison)
Careless Whisper - George Michael (The Gossip)
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News (Pigeon Detectives )
Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders (Lilly Allen)
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate (Stereophonics)
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman (Mutya Buena)
Lullaby - The Cure (Editors)
Englishman In New York - Sting (Razorlight)
Crazy For You - Madonna (Groove Armada)
It Must Be Love - Madness (Paolo Nutini)
All That She Wants - Ace Of Base (The Kooks)
You're All I Need To Get By - Mary J Blige (Mark Ronson)
Stillness In Time - Jamiroquai (Calvin Harris)
No Dignity - Blackstreet (Klaxons)
Love Fool - The Cardigans (Just Jack)
Ray Of Light - Madonna (Natasha Bedingfield)
Drinking in LA - Bran Van 3000 (The Twang)
The Great Beyond - REM (The Fray)
Teenage Dirt bag - Wheatus (Girls Aloud)
Like I Love You Justin - Timberlake (Maximo Park)
Don't Look Back Into The Sun - The Libertines (The View)
Toxic - Britney Spears (Hard-Fi)
Father & Son - Yusuf & Ronan Keating (The Enemy)
Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs (Corinne Bailey Rae)

I'm adoring the Morrison, FF, Nutini, Razorlight, and Gossip efforts already.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 04, 2007, 09:55:32 PM
I didn't catch who it was, but someone was on KFOG at 12:50am EST covering Paul Simon's "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor."
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 04, 2007, 11:03:17 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I didn't catch who it was, but someone was on KFOG at 12:50am EST covering Paul Simon's "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor."


I caught the last couple minutes of it as well--it was unmistakeable what it was, but I didn't hear any vocals, just the instrumental part at the end.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 05, 2007, 07:44:12 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I didn't catch who it was, but someone was on KFOG at 12:50am EST covering Paul Simon's "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor."


I caught the last couple minutes of it as well--it was unmistakeable what it was, but I didn't hear any vocals, just the instrumental part at the end.


I couldn't find that anywhere on the "New Releases" page of the KFOG website... but there are many songs listed there that they rarely-if-ever play. :roll:
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on October 10, 2007, 09:10:13 AM
Each of the last two nights driving home I have heard Big Rick play the first single from Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild sndtrk, which is a cover of a really cool song called "Hard Sun" by an obscure band called Indio that came out when I was in grad school (89/90).  I had the CD, and loved that track, but it was later among those stolen by my former buddy & colleague Dan Gomes (RIH Dan!).

Anyway I hadn't heard the song for at least 15 years and then heard Eddie Vedder covering it & thought Wow!  How cool is that!  But each time Big Rick plays it he talks endlessly about how Sean Penn personally asked Eddie V. to write all these tracks for his film and here's the first one off the record and it's a really cool song, etc.  But he apparently doesn't realize that Vedder didn't write it.

Also, I heard something by a band called VHS Or Beta last night that I really liked.  Anyone heard either of these yet?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 10, 2007, 09:11:58 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Also, I heard something by a band called VHS Or Beta last night that I really liked.  Anyone heard either of these yet?


Loved "Can't Believe a Single Word," if that's the one you're thinking of.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 10, 2007, 09:13:40 AM
Quote from: "mshray"
Each of the last two nights driving home I have heard Big Rick play the first single from Eddie Vedder's Into The Wild sndtrk, which is a cover of a really cool song called "Hard Sun" by an obscure band called Indio that came out when I was in grad school (89/90).  I had the CD, and loved that track, but it was later among those stolen by my former buddy & colleague Dan Gomes (RIH Dan!).

Anyway I hadn't heard the song for at least 15 years and then heard Eddie Vedder covering it & thought Wow!  How cool is that!  But each time Big Rick plays it he talks endlessly about how Sean Penn personally asked Eddie V. to write all these tracks for his film and here's the first one off the record and it's a really cool song, etc.  But he apparently doesn't realize that Vedder didn't write it.

Also, I heard something by a band called VHS Or Beta last night that I really liked.  Anyone heard either of these yet?


I saw Into the Wild this weekend -- beautifully made (probably Penn's best directing job yet), but I had a LOT of issues with it. Not the least of which was Vedder's droning voice singing too many songs.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 11, 2007, 07:51:49 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
I didn't catch who it was, but someone was on KFOG at 12:50am EST covering Paul Simon's "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor."


I caught the last couple minutes of it as well--it was unmistakeable what it was, but I didn't hear any vocals, just the instrumental part at the end.


I couldn't find that anywhere on the "New Releases" page of the KFOG website... but there are many songs listed there that they rarely-if-ever play. :roll:


Dave played it this morning; turns out it's Robben Ford & Susan Tedeschi.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 12, 2007, 07:25:54 AM
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2007, 07:33:19 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


what is a "Dap-King" exactly? Anything like a "Shondell"?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 12, 2007, 08:31:53 AM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


what is a "Dap-King" exactly? Anything like a "Shondell"?


From Wikipedia:

"They are signed to Daptone Records, where the Dap-Kings are the house band."
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 12, 2007, 08:42:12 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


what is a "Dap-King" exactly? Anything like a "Shondell"?


From Wikipedia:

"They are signed to Daptone Records, where the Dap-Kings are the house band."


They've actually got kind of an interesting history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Jones_%26_The_Dap-Kings

"Many people who bought the early records were unsure that they were modern recordings as recording dates were deliberately omitted from the labels and were often marketed as being released in the nineteen seventies."
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 12, 2007, 02:11:53 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


what is a "Dap-King" exactly? Anything like a "Shondell"?


I thought DAP was that stuff you use to caulk your shower. So maybe they're plumbers?
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 12, 2007, 02:21:34 PM
Shelby Lynne's forthcoming album is almost all Dusty Springfield covers:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003657881

Color me more than intrigued.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2007, 02:45:42 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Shelby Lynne's forthcoming album is almost all Dusty Springfield covers:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003657881

Color me more than intrigued.


Wow...

Quote
"Just a Little Lovin'"
"Anyone Who Had a Heart"
"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"
"I Only Want To Be With You"
"The Look of Love"
"Breakfast in Bed"
"Willie and Laura Mae Jones"
"I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore"
"Pretend"
"How Can I Be Sure"


Considering her big breakthru CD was called (by some) a latter-day Dusty in Memphis this is very exciting.  Can't wait to hear it.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 14, 2007, 12:16:22 PM
Joel Selvin sez Frankie Valli's new CD of '60s covers is GREAT(!). Barry Manilow, eat yer heart out.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/14/PKBRSJ791.DTL
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on October 18, 2007, 01:30:56 PM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


Sharon Jones et al?  Oh yeah, heard them last year (http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41284#41284) up at Bumbershoot.  Got some video (http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140868#imageID=8011496) and photos (http://gladlee.smugmug.com/gallery/1865178/1/93737758#93737764).  Sorry I didn't hype them up more to y'all back then.

She, and they, are a force to be reckoned with.  Amazing live show.  And her first two albums, Dap-Dippin' w/ SJATDK and Naturally are also great.  Will need to check out the new stuff.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on October 18, 2007, 01:33:57 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
I saw Into the Wild this weekend -- beautifully made (probably Penn's best directing job yet), but I had a LOT of issues with it. Not the least of which was Vedder's droning voice singing too many songs.


I thought Eddie carried himself pretty well when he guested w/ Crowded House (!) up in Seattle last month:

http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/404453/558335#imageID=25763445
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2007, 01:36:35 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


Sharon Jones et al?  Oh yeah, heard them last year (http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41284#41284) up at Bumbershoot.  Got some video (http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140868#imageID=8011496) and photos (http://gladlee.smugmug.com/gallery/1865178/1/93737758#93737764).  Sorry I didn't hype them up more to y'all back then.

She, and they, are a force to be reckoned with.  Amazing live show.  And her first two albums, Dap-Dippin' w/ SJATDK and Naturally are also great.  Will need to check out the new stuff.


We also discussed them in the Capital Gold/Internet radio thread ; KPOO played a bunch of their stuff Monday and was floored by their '60-style cover of Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me lately", which sounded like it was recorded in '67.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 18, 2007, 02:55:51 PM
I missed a few day gone fishing... has anyone mentioned yet Bruce stealing from Tommy Tutone?  One of my fishing buddies mentioned it, and yes, that's Jenny Jenny alright.

ETC (edited to clarify):  On Springsteen's new single.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2007, 03:03:25 PM
Quote from: "Rod"
I missed a few day gone fishing... has anyone mentioned yet Bruce stealing from Tommy Tutone?  One of my fishing buddies mentioned it, and yes, that's Jenny Jenny alright.

ETC (edited to clarify):  On Springsteen's new single.


Damn -- it hadn't occurred to me. But you're right!
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2007, 03:07:49 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "Rod"
I missed a few day gone fishing... has anyone mentioned yet Bruce stealing from Tommy Tutone?  One of my fishing buddies mentioned it, and yes, that's Jenny Jenny alright.

ETC (edited to clarify):  On Springsteen's new single.


Damn -- it hadn't occurred to me. But you're right!


and here's a Chicago Trib article with side-by-side song samples:

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_popmachine/2007/08/springsteen.html
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on October 24, 2007, 01:39:01 PM
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ozomatli, Richard Thompson -- hooray, they're on the new Live From the Archives 14.

http://www.kfog.com/music/lfta14/default.asp

Booo, they almost never play these artists.  Rod y Gab *maybe* on Acoustic Sunrise, but that's as much of a ghetto as New Music Thursdays.

Of course the DJs will get to play the crap out of them while they're pushing the CD, but then they'll drop off of the playlist for months or years at a time.

I HATE HATE HATE that.  And yet they keep playing goddamn Sheryl Crow.

Ah well, at least they have that John Doe track.  I love that song.

Also, I shouldn't complain when I got to see (and record!) Rod y Gab up close an personal in the KFOG playspace last year.  Hella short show (less than 1hr) for driving from SJ to SF during the lunch hour.  Still, free, and I was like, 5 feet from them.  Awesome:

http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140428

Sorry, the audio is muddy and mono - this was before I got the new camera.  OTOH, the new camera would've been a lot more conspicuous.
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on October 25, 2007, 03:13:15 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ozomatli, Richard Thompson -- hooray, they're on the new Live From the Archives 14.

http://www.kfog.com/music/lfta14/default.asp

Booo, they almost never play these artists.  Rod y Gab *maybe* on Acoustic Sunrise, but that's as much of a ghetto as New Music Thursdays.

Of course the DJs will get to play the crap out of them while they're pushing the CD, but then they'll drop off of the playlist for months or years at a time.

I HATE HATE HATE that.  And yet they keep playing goddamn Sheryl Crow.

Ah well, at least they have that John Doe track.  I love that song.

Also, I shouldn't complain when I got to see (and record!) Rod y Gab up close an personal in the KFOG playspace last year.  Hella short show (less than 1hr) for driving from SJ to SF during the lunch hour.  Still, free, and I was like, 5 feet from them.  Awesome:

http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140428

Sorry, the audio is muddy and mono - this was before I got the new camera.  OTOH, the new camera would've been a lot more conspicuous.


thanks for posting. i enjoyed watching. it's the first i've heard of them.
my "I HATE HATE HATE that" list would include nila lara, jeff buckley, sonia dada, and quite possibly, arc angels.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on October 25, 2007, 07:51:25 AM
Glad you liked the video.  Oh yeah, I forgot that we saw them in Seattle too.  Amazing to see them rock the crowd there, and the camera mounted next to the tuning pegs pointed up the guitar really allows for some fun video projections behind them on stage.

http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/404453/558335#imageID=25765531

Ahhhh, Nil Lara.  Yes yes, I *loooooove* that track.  He performed on Sessions at West 54th -- I have Vol 1 of "Best of..."  God, that was a great show too.

The Arc Angels are still around?  [Warming up Google in the background...]  I've got that first album.  One of my favorites back then.  Let me go dig out the CD...
Title: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 25, 2007, 09:57:34 AM
Quote from: "darryl"

Ah well, at least they have that John Doe track.  I love that song.


Just heard this at the end of the morning show--yeah, that is a pretty great song. Amazing that they recorded it only a month or so ago, and were still able to get it on the album. Might actually make it worth buying.
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on October 25, 2007, 10:07:47 AM
Quote from: "urth"
Quote from: "darryl"

Ah well, at least they have that John Doe track.  I love that song.


Just heard this at the end of the morning show--yeah, that is a pretty great song. Amazing that they recorded it only a month or so ago, and were still able to get it on the album. Might actually make it worth buying.


Oof, I just heard it too.  Man, I didn't realize Kathleen Edwards (or somebody) wasn't in there singing harmony with him.  This song just isn't the same without that.  Makes me want to *not* buy it.  :-{

Album version:
http://www.myspace.com/thejohndoething

(Hrm, a bit too much.  An acoustic version of the duet would be swell.)

Oh, like this (w/ Cindy Wasserman, sister to bassist Rob, interestingly.  I guess she tours w/ Doe):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S-FEjeBMKQ
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on October 25, 2007, 03:14:10 PM
Quote from: "darryl"
Glad you liked the video.  Oh yeah, I forgot that we saw them in Seattle too.  Amazing to see them rock the crowd there, and the camera mounted next to the tuning pegs pointed up the guitar really allows for some fun video projections behind them on stage.

http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/404453/558335#imageID=25765531

Ahhhh, Nil Lara.  Yes yes, I *loooooove* that track.  He performed on Sessions at West 54th -- I have Vol 1 of "Best of..."  God, that was a great show too.

The Arc Angels are still around?  [Warming up Google in the background...]  I've got that first album.  One of my favorites back then.  Let me go dig out the CD...


the nil lara album was defintely worth the buy. i just listened to it a couple of days ago. unfortunately, i bought the arc angels on cassette, and lord knows where it is now. too many ways to fall...
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 29, 2007, 08:06:18 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


Sharon Jones et al?  Oh yeah, heard them last year (http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41284#41284) up at Bumbershoot.  Got some video (http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140868#imageID=8011496) and photos (http://gladlee.smugmug.com/gallery/1865178/1/93737758#93737764).  Sorry I didn't hype them up more to y'all back then.

She, and they, are a force to be reckoned with.  Amazing live show.  And her first two albums, Dap-Dippin' w/ SJATDK and Naturally are also great.  Will need to check out the new stuff.


We also discussed them in the Capital Gold/Internet radio thread ; KPOO played a bunch of their stuff Monday and was floored by their '60-style cover of Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me lately", which sounded like it was recorded in '67.


So 100 Days/100 Nights got a rave in EW and I went to Amazon; turns out the Janet Jackson cover I heard is from their 5-year-old Dap Dippin'.  EW says the new CD is "less James Brown and more Booker T".
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 29, 2007, 10:15:18 PM
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "RGMike"
Quote from: "darryl"
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


Sharon Jones et al?  Oh yeah, heard them last year (http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41284#41284) up at Bumbershoot.  Got some video (http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140868#imageID=8011496) and photos (http://gladlee.smugmug.com/gallery/1865178/1/93737758#93737764).  Sorry I didn't hype them up more to y'all back then.

She, and they, are a force to be reckoned with.  Amazing live show.  And her first two albums, Dap-Dippin' w/ SJATDK and Naturally are also great.  Will need to check out the new stuff.


We also discussed them in the Capital Gold/Internet radio thread ; KPOO played a bunch of their stuff Monday and was floored by their '60-style cover of Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me lately", which sounded like it was recorded in '67.


So 100 Days/100 Nights got a rave in EW and I went to Amazon; turns out the Janet Jackson cover I heard is from their 5-year-old Dap Dippin'.  EW says the new CD is "less James Brown and more Booker T".


Mike, if you don't get it first, I'm getting you a copy for Christmas.  The bonus disc that comes with it is a winner too, in case I haven't hyped that.
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 31, 2007, 09:54:14 AM
Just received this press release:

Quote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            JOE JACKSON TO RELEASE "RAIN" JANUARY 29, 2008

 ALBUM MADE WITH THREE OF THE FOUR ORIGINAL JOE JACKSON BAND MEMBERS

Rykodisc is proud to announce the release of the new Joe Jackson  record
on January 29, 2008. Entitled, "Rain," it's  the  first  Jackson  record
since the brilliant and critically acclaimed "Volume 4"  was released in
2003. While "Volume 4" and the seven-month tour that  followed  featured
the reunion of the original, iconic Joe Jackson Band,  "Rain,"  was made
with  three  of those  four  members:  Jackson  (vocals  and keyboards),
Graham Maby (bass/vocals) and Dave Houghton  (drums/vocals).  The record
was made in Jackson's newly-adopted city of Berlin  in  a studio  called
Planet Roc.

Very  much  in keeping  with  the  eclecticism  of  Jackson's  wonderful
three-decade spanning career, "Rain" is another genre-stretching  effort
from an artist who continues to  extend  the  boundaries  of  his craft.
Reflecting the  title,  the record  is melancholic  in places,  but also
boasts  plenty  of humor,  swing,  sophistication  and   barbed   social
commentary as well as  some  out  and  out rockers.  The  common  thread
running  through  the record   is  its   simplicity;   where   Jackson's
distinctive piano  and  voice,  Maby's  intricate  and melodic  bass and
Houghton's tough and tender drums are all you  hear.  A  rich  yet stark
production by Jackson and mixed by Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade,  "Rain"
boasts a broad, grand sound, open yet tightly wound and  focused  at the
same time, that emphasizes  Jackson's  sterling  songcraft  --  a unique
amalgam of pop, rock, jazz and classical  ideas  and  lyrics  with deep,
sympathetic glimpses  into  the human  spirit  written  by a  man who is
keenly sensitive, sharp and complex.

About the four-year break between albums, Jackson  says:  "I wasn't in a
hurry to make a new album. I promised  myself  that  I  wouldn't  make a
record until I had an album's worth of songs that were the best  I could
do. I think  several  of  these  songs  are  the  best  songs  I've ever
written, and I wanted to have 10 or 12 songs that I felt that  way about
before I put out another album. I used to be a bit of a  workaholic, but
I am now much more patient. The quantity has gone down, but the  quality
has gone up."


The band will hit the road shortly after release date. Dates will be announced soon.

###
Title: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on October 31, 2007, 10:19:35 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Just received this press release:

Quote
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            JOE JACKSON TO RELEASE "RAIN" JANUARY 29, 2008

 ALBUM MADE WITH THREE OF THE FOUR ORIGINAL JOE JACKSON BAND MEMBERS

Rykodisc is proud to announce the release of the new Joe Jackson  record
on January 29, 2008. Entitled, "Rain," it's  the  first  Jackson  record
since the brilliant and critically acclaimed "Volume 4"  was released in
2003. While "Volume 4" and the seven-month tour that  followed  featured
the reunion of the original, iconic Joe Jackson Band,  "Rain,"  was made
with  three  of those  four  members:  Jackson  (vocals  and keyboards),
Graham Maby (bass/vocals) and Dave Houghton  (drums/vocals).  The record
was made in Jackson's newly-adopted city of Berlin  in  a studio  called
Planet Roc.

Very  much  in keeping  with  the  eclecticism  of  Jackson's  wonderful
three-decade spanning career, "Rain" is another genre-stretching  effort
from an artist who continues to  extend  the  boundaries  of  his craft.
Reflecting the  title,  the record  is melancholic  in places,  but also
boasts  plenty  of humor,  swing,  sophistication  and   barbed   social
commentary as well as  some  out  and  out rockers.  The  common  thread
running  through  the record   is  its   simplicity;   where   Jackson's
distinctive piano  and  voice,  Maby's  intricate  and melodic  bass and
Houghton's tough and tender drums are all you  hear.  A  rich  yet stark
production by Jackson and mixed by Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade,  "Rain"
boasts a broad, grand sound, open yet tightly wound and  focused  at the
same time, that emphasizes  Jackson's  sterling  songcraft  --  a unique
amalgam of pop, rock, jazz and classical  ideas  and  lyrics  with deep,
sympathetic glimpses  into  the human  spirit  written  by a  man who is
keenly sensitive, sharp and complex.

About the four-year break between albums, Jackson  says:  "I wasn't in a
hurry to make a new album. I promised  myself  that  I  wouldn't  make a
record until I had an album's worth of songs that were the best  I could
do. I think  several  of  these  songs  are  the  best  songs  I've ever
written, and I wanted to have 10 or 12 songs that I felt that  way about
before I put out another album. I used to be a bit of a  workaholic, but
I am now much more patient. The quantity has gone down, but the  quality
has gone up."


The band will hit the road shortly after release date. Dates will be announced soon.

###


Thanks for posting -- looks good.  This tour I am definitely going to get to a show.
Title: New Music!
Post by: mshray on October 31, 2007, 10:44:40 AM
Quote from: "Rod"
Thanks for posting -- looks good.  This tour I am definitely going to get to a show.


Me too!
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on November 02, 2007, 10:51:26 AM
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Quote from: "RGMike"
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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights: GO GET THIS RECORD.  You will not be disappointed.  Damn do they cook.


Sharon Jones et al?  Oh yeah, heard them last year (http://10at10club.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41284#41284) up at Bumbershoot.  Got some video (http://darryl.phanfare.com/album/140868#imageID=8011496) and photos (http://gladlee.smugmug.com/gallery/1865178/1/93737758#93737764).  Sorry I didn't hype them up more to y'all back then.

She, and they, are a force to be reckoned with.  Amazing live show.  And her first two albums, Dap-Dippin' w/ SJATDK and Naturally are also great.  Will need to check out the new stuff.


We also discussed them in the Capital Gold/Internet radio thread ; KPOO played a bunch of their stuff Monday and was floored by their '60-style cover of Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me lately", which sounded like it was recorded in '67.


So 100 Days/100 Nights got a rave in EW and I went to Amazon; turns out the Janet Jackson cover I heard is from their 5-year-old Dap Dippin'.  EW says the new CD is "less James Brown and more Booker T".


Mike, if you don't get it first, I'm getting you a copy for Christmas.  The bonus disc that comes with it is a winner too, in case I haven't hyped that.


Mmm, must get.  Check out the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ouI5KcyHfE
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on November 02, 2007, 11:01:45 AM
OH!  I actually wanted to post this tidbit:

It's the Dap-Kings (or most of them) that backed up Amy Winehouse on her Back To Black album, and on her tour (cut short by her having to, er, go to rehab?)

Of course there's no comparison:

"Playing with Amy is cool, but playing with Sharon is an experience."
http://www.spinner.com/2007/05/22/the-dap-kings-dish-on-winehouse/

Aiyiyi -- Sharon Jones at Bimbos on Wednesday, December 5.  DRAT -- it's a dreaded "school night".  Damn we need a local (San Jose) babysitter.
Title: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 02, 2007, 11:12:30 AM
Quote from: "darryl"
OH!  I actually wanted to post this tidbit:

It's the Dap-Kings (or most of them) that backed up Amy Winehouse on her Back To Black album, and on her tour (cut short by her having to, er, go to rehab?)


Ah said "No No NO!"
Title: New Music!
Post by: darryl on November 02, 2007, 05:00:32 PM
Heard while waiting for Jamba Juice today:

Sharon Jones and the Dap-King's "This Land Is Your Land"

5 min later...

The Police's "One World" (one of my faves, very seldom played on KFOG or 10@10, even.  And even though Dave&Co may say so, I consider 10@10 outside of the standard KFOG playlists.  Way outside.  Unless it's a 90s 10@10.  :P)
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 12, 2007, 10:09:52 AM
Prince has posted a new track to his website:

http://www.3121.com/jam/music/prince-pfunk.mp3

Holy hell, he brings back his "Camille" voice!
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on November 13, 2007, 03:12:22 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
Prince has posted a new track to his website:

http://www.3121.com/jam/music/prince-pfunk.mp3

Holy hell, he brings back his "Camille" voice!


"look here, weave-alicious!"
Title: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 23, 2007, 03:13:00 PM
A nice piece on the latest from Chuck Prophet, a musician who's been recommended to me by many, including at least three working musicians:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/23/DDTMT820V.DTL

(And he even mentions the English Congregation!)
Title: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on November 24, 2007, 09:24:21 AM
Quote from: "Gazoo"
A nice piece on the latest from Chuck Prophet, a musician who's been recommended to me by many, including at least three working musicians:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/23/DDTMT820V.DTL

(And he even mentions the English Congregation!)


i liked the article better than the song.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on December 05, 2007, 07:21:12 PM
Heard a new song this afternoon on Annalisa's show that sounded really good, but was more than a little reminiscent of The Band circa Big Pink. Turned out to be Marc Cohn, and the song is called "Listening to Levon" which, assuming he means "Helm," explains the similarity to the Band. His voice has mellowed a little, and the song, derivative as it was, really sounded nice. I'd expect to hear it sometime on New Releases Thursday. Definitely worth a listen.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2007, 08:56:34 PM
Heard a new song this afternoon on Annalisa's show that sounded really good, but was more than a little reminiscent of The Band circa Big Pink. Turned out to be Marc Cohn, and the song is called "Listening to Levon" which, assuming he means "Helm," explains the similarity to the Band. His voice has mellowed a little, and the song, derivative as it was, really sounded nice. I'd expect to hear it sometime on New Releases Thursday. Definitely worth a listen.

You mean it's not about listening to Madman Across the Water in 1971? ;)

They've been playing that for a few weeks now, as has KBCO and KPIG. Nice tune, and something of a comeback for Cohn.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 05, 2007, 09:42:33 PM
Heard a new song this afternoon on Annalisa's show that sounded really good, but was more than a little reminiscent of The Band circa Big Pink. Turned out to be Marc Cohn, and the song is called "Listening to Levon" which, assuming he means "Helm," explains the similarity to the Band. His voice has mellowed a little, and the song, derivative as it was, really sounded nice. I'd expect to hear it sometime on New Releases Thursday. Definitely worth a listen.

You mean it's not about listening to Madman Across the Water in 1971? ;)

They've been playing that for a few weeks now, as has KBCO and KPIG. Nice tune, and something of a comeback for Cohn.

[tasteless] I need another album from Marc Cohn like I need a hole in the head. [/tasteless]
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 06, 2007, 10:22:04 AM
For those who still care...the Grammy nominations:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/12/06/entertainment/e070127S11.DTL&tsp=1&type=entertainment
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 20, 2007, 11:28:29 PM
Anne Murray has a new duets album out!  Re-recording her best-known songs.  This one came as a shock:

"I Just Fall in Love Again (with Dusty Springfield)"

Mike, go ahead and say it.

http://www.annemurrayduets.com/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 03, 2008, 10:52:32 AM
Regarding the new Joe Jackson mentioned a few posts ago in this thread, today Benson the PD played a track called "Invisible Man", and I thought it was excellent.  Some fogheads called in and said a concert date is set for May 9, but Benson couldn't confirm that.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 03, 2008, 10:56:38 AM
Regarding the new Joe Jackson mentioned a few posts ago in this thread, today Benson the PD played a track called "Invisible Man", and I thought it was excellent.  Some fogheads called in and said a concert date is set for May 9, but Benson couldn't confirm that.

well, that makes up for the double whammy of Nickleback's "Rock Star" and Toby Keith's (!) "I Wanna Talk About Me" which both got played in the 6:00 hour. No, they're not in rotation (tho' "Rock Star", a huge radio hit elsewhere, seemed to be a "test run" to gauge Foghead reaction), but I thought my head would explode.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on January 03, 2008, 11:01:56 AM
Regarding the new Joe Jackson mentioned a few posts ago in this thread, today Benson the PD played a track called "Invisible Man", and I thought it was excellent.  Some fogheads called in and said a concert date is set for May 9, but Benson couldn't confirm that.

According to his website, May 10, at the Fox again.

http://joejackson.com/news.php?id=89&m=12&y=2007
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 06, 2008, 06:42:21 AM
I heard what I assume to be the original version of "Got To Be a Lover" for the first time last night. i sure want to meet the person who dreamt up the Billy Idol version!! Two completely different songs.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 21, 2008, 01:24:50 PM
Some two-minute excerpts from the forthcoming Shelby Lynne:

http://www.myspace.com/shelbylynne
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 23, 2008, 05:20:15 PM
my new favorite (as of two months agos) myspace find:

http://www.myspace.com/leahsiegel

good lord!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 29, 2008, 09:42:17 PM
Some two-minute excerpts from the forthcoming Shelby Lynne:

http://www.myspace.com/shelbylynne

Well, Joel Selvin was not at all impressed by Ms. Lynne's Dusty covers:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/27/PK71UGFRA.DTL
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 30, 2008, 02:06:10 AM
Some two-minute excerpts from the forthcoming Shelby Lynne:

http://www.myspace.com/shelbylynne

Well, Joel Selvin was not at all impressed by Ms. Lynne's Dusty covers:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/27/PK71UGFRA.DTL

Quoth Joel:
Quote
"Just a Little Lovin' " is both stiff and a little stale, sins never committed by the redoubtable Dusty herself.

I suppose he never heard Dusty's A Very Fine Love from '95.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 05, 2008, 10:49:30 AM
anyone else heard Foxboro Hottubs? (just mentioned on the New Released Thursday promo). Little Steven played them Sun nite as his "Coolest Song in the World". and the gimmick is their names are Vinnie Hottub, Guido Hottub, etc. He didn't let on, but it turns out they're a Green Day side project.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 11, 2008, 06:14:58 PM
everyone must listen to this woman:

http://www.myspace.com/leahsiegel

i've been hooked for the last three months.

WOW!!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 24, 2008, 11:15:44 PM
Best new band name I've heard in months:

Joe Buck Yourself.

(Or maybe it's one guy solo. Either way, great name.)

www.joebuckyourself.com
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 29, 2008, 11:09:50 PM
"In Our Backyard" is my #1 single of 2008 so far.  (Disclaimer: Amelia, I haven't listened to your new stuff yet, will do so very very soon.)  Just found out about these guys from Seattle tonight on the I Love Music message board.  Am smitten.  Ladies and gents, I present: The Color Bars.

http://www.myspace.com/thecolorbars
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 01, 2008, 12:49:29 AM
"In Our Backyard" is my #1 single of 2008 so far.  (Disclaimer: Amelia, I haven't listened to your new stuff yet, will do so very very soon.)  Just found out about these guys from Seattle tonight on the I Love Music message board.  Am smitten.  Ladies and gents, I present: The Color Bars.

http://www.myspace.com/thecolorbars

listen to all that sunshine!
thanks, gaz.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 05, 2008, 09:43:13 AM
Duffy, "Mercy" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ): The current UK #1 single is a cross between Lulu, Melanie, and French go-go.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 05, 2008, 09:48:13 AM
Duffy, "Mercy" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ): The current UK #1 single is a cross between Lulu, Melanie, and French go-go.

it sounds like Amy Whinehouse submitting an audition for the next Austin Powers sndtk.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 05, 2008, 09:51:02 AM
"In Our Backyard" is my #1 single of 2008 so far.  (Disclaimer: Amelia, I haven't listened to your new stuff yet, will do so very very soon.)  Just found out about these guys from Seattle tonight on the I Love Music message board.  Am smitten.  Ladies and gents, I present: The Color Bars.

http://www.myspace.com/thecolorbars

listen to all that sunshine!
thanks, gaz.

OMFG it's the great lost Partridges single! 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 05, 2008, 12:12:30 PM
Duffy, "Mercy" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ): The current UK #1 single is a cross between Lulu, Melanie, and French go-go.

flipped for this at the gym the other day. ok, well, not totally flipped, but i'm waiting for the single to come out on itunes, so i can download it.  but i'll admit - it's probably just because she looks like a cross between judy geeson and nicole kidman, and sounds like marcy levy (as amy winehouse).

p.s. it actually never occurred to me that there would be amy winehouse spinoffs. a spinoff of a spinfoff...isn't that like benson?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 05, 2008, 12:32:26 PM
Duffy, "Mercy" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ): The current UK #1 single is a cross between Lulu, Melanie, and French go-go.

flipped for this at the gym the other day. ok, well, not totally flipped, but i'm waiting for the single to come out on itunes, so i can download it.  but i'll admit - it's probably just because she looks like a cross between judy geeson and nicole kidman, and sounds like marcy levy (as amy winehouse).

p.s. it actually never occurred to me that there would be amy winehouse spinoffs. a spinoff of a spinfoff...isn't that like benson?

it's now known as "Corrine Colbie Feist Syndrome"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 05, 2008, 03:57:31 PM
(http://www.ameliaray.net/images/coversmall.jpg)


http://www.ameliaray.net/orderon.html

My new album is available for presale. Tell everyone you know! Support an independent artist.

Thanks,
poc
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 16, 2008, 06:12:01 PM
First single from new album - BLACKBERRY!

http://www.myspace.com/ameliaray

Howdy! I've posted the first single (unmastered) from the new album, ON. It's called "Blackberry", and it's all about the trouble you might run into if you're trying to step out on your partner using your PDA.

It features the talents of Yoshi - http://www.myspace.com/yoshi360 - and David Starlight - http://www.myspace.com/starlightmusic

Enjoy! And if you haven't already, please pre-order the album - it will help keep independent music alive (or at least help me produce the album)! Thank you,
Amelia Ray

http://www.ameliaray.net/orderon.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 02, 2008, 08:58:09 AM
Duffy, "Mercy" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ): The current UK #1 single is a cross between Lulu, Melanie, and French go-go.

it sounds like Amy Whinehouse submitting an audition for the next Austin Powers sndtk.

Thought I'd revive this -- KFOG now has the song in regular rotation. Heard it in the 6am hour today. Methinks this has song-of-the-year (a la "Crazy" or "Hey There Delilah") potential, as well as "OMG I'm so f--ing *sick* of that song" potential.  But right now it sounds fab. 

It's also kinda sad that retro-soul is OK to play on KFOG if you're a (seeming) OHW, but meanwhile Sharon and her Dap-Kings get short shrift from radio.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on April 02, 2008, 09:55:14 AM
Duffy, "Mercy" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KE2orthS3TQ): The current UK #1 single is a cross between Lulu, Melanie, and French go-go.

it sounds like Amy Whinehouse submitting an audition for the next Austin Powers sndtk.

Thought I'd revive this -- KFOG now has the song in regular rotation. Heard it in the 6am hour today. Methinks this has song-of-the-year (a la "Crazy" or "Hey There Delilah") potential, as well as "OMG I'm so f--ing *sick* of that song" potential.  But right now it sounds fab. 

It's also kinda sad that retro-soul is OK to play on KFOG if you're a (seeming) OHW, but meanwhile Sharon and her Dap-Kings get short shrift from radio.

Sadly, I think it's a label-push thing.  SJ&tDK are on an indie, so they can't coerce stations into playing their stuff.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 06, 2008, 01:44:34 PM
couldn't decide what thread to put this in, but Neil Young is finally going Hi-Tech:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=26279

A bold step for a guy who has famously dissed digital sound generally and mp3 in particular.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on May 24, 2008, 05:53:56 AM
Strong recommendation for the new Jason Mraz album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.  Lead single "I'm Yours" deserves to be the laidback jam of the summer.

And wow, soul orchestration is back!  Robin Thicke (we can officially stop calling him "Alan Thicke's son," thanks) is a lot better than he gets credit for, and his new one, "Magic" (http://youtube.com/watch?v=C-P1--dJylI), is knocking me out.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 25, 2008, 10:30:54 PM
So I'm having dinner last nite at a Thai place in my neighborhood, and they're playing some imitation-Andrews Sisters vocalizing by some female group. Interspersed with the usual big-band-era tunes ("Java Jive", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Jeepers Creepers", etc) were '40s-style covers of "Heart of Glass", "I Will Survive", "Wuthering Heights" (!) and -- best of all -- the Smiths' "Panic" (!!). Hang the deejay, hang the deejay, ooo-wah, ooo-wah! NO IDEA who it was, and the waitstaff couldn't tell me either. 

And BTW, could someone give me a crash course in Alejandro Escovedo?  Stephen King was raving about his song "Castanets" in EW a few weeks ago; KPIG is playing that one, and Little Steven's "Coolest Song in the World" tonite was Escovedo's "Always a Friend" from (I'm assuming) the same CD -- produced by Tony Visconti, of all people..
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on May 25, 2008, 11:04:02 PM
And BTW, could someone give me a crash course in Alejandro Escovedo?  Stephen King was raving about his song "Castanets" in EW a few weeks ago; KPIG is playing that one, and Little Steven's "Coolest Song in the World" tonite was Escovedo's "Always a Friend" from (I'm assuming) the same CD -- produced by Tony Visconti, of all people..

Oy, where do I start? He's a member of the musical Escovedo family (Pete and Coke are his brothers, Sheila E. is his niece). He played in the SF punk band the Nuns in the 70s, then moved to NY and joined the cowpunk band Rank & File for a time. Then moved to Austin where he formed the True Believers with his brother Javier, and has a solo career since the early 90s, with a side jaunt in the thrash-glam band Buick MacKane. In the late 90s, No Depression Magazine proclaimed him the Artist of the Decade. Yes, they were biased, but yes, he's really good.

Album recommendations: With These Hands (96) is my favorite, with Gravity a close second, but the live More Miles Than Money will give you a better overview of his catalog thru the late 90s. His live show runs the gamut from quiet folkier tunes to stomping rockers, and always a good handful of covers, usually heavy on 70s glam/punk artists: he does a stellar take on Ian Hunter's I Wish I Was Your Mother as well as Irene Wild; I've seen him do several Bowie and Stones songs, and he pretty much always plays the Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog. (And Buick Mackane was, of course, named for the T. Rex song.) So the association with Visconti is probably his own personal wet dream.

He was on hiatus for several years fighting hepatitis C, but ironically, his illness brought him to the attention of a larger portion of the music business, as well as the public. He seems to have recovered and is enjoying a much more high-profile career resurgence since then. His last album, The Boxing Mirror, is good, and was produced by John Cale. I last saw him at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass a couple years ago, and he just flat out rocked the place.

And his website says he's opening the Dave Mathews Band tour this summer. Again, oy.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on May 27, 2008, 02:39:34 PM
Rank & File were a veritable supergroup, led by Tony and Chip Kinman, the brothers who previously fronted the leftist punk band The Dils, and featuring Alejandro Escovedo.

Their tune "Amanda Ruth" is one of my absolute fave records of 1982.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on May 29, 2008, 11:09:10 AM
Did any of you watch American Idol this season?  The winner, David Cook (I keep thinking Dane Cook), places 11 songs on this week's Hot 100 due to digital sales, a record by far, and I'm wondering if I should seek any of them out.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 29, 2008, 11:20:31 AM
Did any of you watch American Idol this season?  The winner, David Cook (I keep thinking Dane Cook), places 11 songs on this week's Hot 100 due to digital sales, a record by far, and I'm wondering if I should seek any of them out.

Idol is what's wrong with this country, dammit. I refuse to watch, and when they talk about it on KFOG, I want to scream. The "glorified karaoke" comment i saw the other day (forget who said it) was quite apt.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on May 30, 2008, 09:51:07 AM
There is a link on the main KBCO page to a the new album of Tom Waits covers by...

...wait for it...


<<<---Scarlett Jo!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on May 30, 2008, 09:58:36 AM
There is a link on the main KBCO page to a the new album of Tom Waits covers by...

...wait for it...


<<<---Scarlett Jo!


Vin Scelsa played a couple of songs from it on his show from last weekend (I heard only the first one). Mike and I commented on it over on the Internet radio thread. But what I heard wasn't too good.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on May 30, 2008, 02:30:11 PM
There is a link on the main KBCO page to a the new album of Tom Waits covers by...

...wait for it...


<<<---Scarlett Jo!


Vin Scelsa played a couple of songs from it on his show from last weekend (I heard only the first one). Mike and I commented on it over on the Internet radio thread. But what I heard wasn't too good.

they've been playing the album on spanish radio for about a month now. not at all exciting, even with the bowie cameo.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on May 31, 2008, 08:59:53 PM
On the way home today, I heard a filler track on KPIG-AM I really dug.  I had to call the station to find the title, and it was by a band called Tempest, and the song was called "Surfing to Mecca."  It's not on iTunes or Amazon MP3, and I wonder if any of you know any more about this.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 09, 2008, 07:35:19 AM
Just got the new Aimee Mann, @#%&*! Smilers.  I love her body of work - her previous studio album, The Forgotten Arm, was my #1 album of 2004 - but this one's leaving me a little cold on first listen.  It's not bad at all, just not sufficiently distinctive from TFA or its predecessor, Lost in Space.  Same lullabies of losers and mockers of miscreants.  But it might grow on me.

Also just got the newly reissued Deluxe edition of Tumbleweed Connection, a wonderfully cohesive album.  Found myself listening to "Where to Now, St. Peter?" on repeat while on my way home from a run.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 09, 2008, 07:47:04 AM
Just got the new Aimee Mann, @#%&*! Smilers.  I love her body of work - her previous studio album, The Forgotten Arm, was my #1 album of 2004 - but this one's leaving me a little cold on first listen.  It's not bad at all, just not sufficiently distinctive from TFA or its predecessor, Lost in Space.  Same lullabies of losers and mockers of miscreants.  But it might grow on me.

Also just got the newly reissued Deluxe edition of Tumbleweed Connection, a wonderfully cohesive album.  Found myself listening to "Where to Now, St. Peter?" on repeat while on my way home from a run.

"Freeway" is the emphasis track, as they say, and KFOG's giving it a big push.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on July 28, 2008, 01:55:50 PM
Hey, Hey, we're the Monks ...
CD of Gregorian Chants hits the charts:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/28/findrelig.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/28/findrelig.DTL)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 28, 2008, 02:59:57 PM
Hey, Hey, we're the Monks ...
CD of Gregorian Chants hits the charts:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/28/findrelig.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/28/findrelig.DTL)

Didn't this already happen, like, 15 years ago?  It even spawned a parody, the Benzedrine Monks who, yes, did a "chant" version of the Monkees theme called "Hey Hey We're the Monks".
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on July 28, 2008, 05:17:47 PM
Hey, Hey, we're the Monks ...
CD of Gregorian Chants hits the charts:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/28/findrelig.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/28/findrelig.DTL)

Didn't this already happen, like, 15 years ago?  It even spawned a parody, the Benzedrine Monks who, yes, did a "chant" version of the Monkees theme called "Hey Hey We're the Monks".

...which I copied from you and - TANC - last weekend that song came up on my MP3 player plugged into my car stereo while I was driving with the family.  They didn't get it.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 30, 2008, 11:11:37 AM
Just heard the new Rick Springfield single: "What's Victoria's Secret?" -- a total "Jessie's Girl " clone.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 21, 2008, 12:17:20 PM
I've finally heard the new Kid Rock song, "All Summer Long," that samples "Werewolves of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama."  I'm actually kind of glad Warren Zevon's dead.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on August 21, 2008, 06:41:10 PM
I've finally heard the new Kid Rock song, "All Summer Long," that samples "Werewolves of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama."  I'm actually kind of glad Warren Zevon's dead.
We were on our pub crawl for our 40th high school reunion this last weekend, and heard this song that sounded like Werewolves, then SHA, but we were too lazy to go look at the jukebox.  It was Kid Rock?

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on August 22, 2008, 12:46:56 AM
I've finally heard the new Kid Rock song, "All Summer Long," that samples "Werewolves of London" and "Sweet Home Alabama."  I'm actually kind of glad Warren Zevon's dead.

i caught the first part of the video a few weeks ago at a bar. i said, "somebody has sampled warren zevon!" and my buddy said, "you don't know what you're talking about - that's skynrd!"
Title: Re: New Journey song
Post by: ggould on September 01, 2008, 01:21:13 PM
I know at this time it's not very new, but I happened to get a good listen to the beginning today, and it really doesn't sound much like Journey.  The beginning is all Van Halen, the main guitar tone sounds like Boston, with the exception of some fast show-off guitar runs that do sound like Neal Schon.  Yeah, the vocalist has the somewhat standard castrato big hair tone we've come to associate with post-Rolie Journey.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2008, 08:53:39 AM
pre-10@10 today, KBCO played 3 Doors Down's awful "When I'm Gone" -- did they always sound just like Nickelback, or was I just not paying attention?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 05, 2008, 10:05:23 AM
pre-10@10 today, KBCO played 3 Doors Down's awful "When I'm Gone" -- did they always sound just like Nickelback, or was I just not paying attention?
They started out more Matchbox 20-esque, but have meatheaded themselves over the years.  Apparently they're a military favorite.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 05, 2008, 10:09:45 AM
pre-10@10 today, KBCO played 3 Doors Down's awful "When I'm Gone" -- did they always sound just like Nickelback, or was I just not paying attention?
They started out more Matchbox 20-esque, but have meatheaded themselves over the years.  Apparently they're a military favorite.

indeed, they had that "Citizen Soldier" song earlier this year -- saw that video entirely too many times, as it was part of the AMC Theaters "pre-show" for months.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on September 05, 2008, 11:05:34 AM
pre-10@10 today, KBCO played 3 Doors Down's awful "When I'm Gone" -- did they always sound just like Nickelback, or was I just not paying attention?
They started out more Matchbox 20-esque, but have meatheaded themselves over the years.  Apparently they're a military favorite.

indeed, they had that "Citizen Soldier" song earlier this year -- saw that video entirely too many times, as it was part of the AMC Theaters "pre-show" for months.

I own & still quite like 3DD's first album, but never got into Nickelback at all, nor any subsequent 3DD. 

On other new music notes, I heard & really liked the first cut from the new Metallica erlier this week.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 16, 2008, 03:47:33 PM
another comeback for Tom Jones:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/16/entertainment/e151458D85.DTL&tsp=1
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 16, 2008, 08:28:45 PM
another comeback for Tom Jones:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/16/entertainment/e151458D85.DTL&tsp=1

The Reload album is uneven, but I do recommend it.  The covers are nothing short of idiosyncratic (he and the Cardigans do "Burning Down the House"), but when they work, they WORK.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 06, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
It's been ages since I bought new music on CD, but I just picked up two great ones yesterday: Jefferson Starship, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty (Paul Kantner and co.'s attempt to recover the Weavers' legacy of folk harmonizing and commentary, through covers including Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom"), and Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.

Maybe I'll be able to compile a full Best of '08 mix at year's end after all!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 06, 2008, 02:50:37 PM
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.


Thanks for the tip! Doesn't Solange Knowles (Beyonce's sister, tho' she HATES being called that) have a similar, Supremes-y CD out? They were plugging it heavily on VH-1 Soul a few weeks back during their Prince marathon.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on October 06, 2008, 03:22:57 PM
It's been ages since I bought new music on CD, but I just picked up two great ones yesterday: Jefferson Starship, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty (Paul Kantner and co.'s attempt to recover the Weavers' legacy of folk harmonizing and commentary, through covers including Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom")
I've been waiting for this one; what do you think?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 06, 2008, 07:52:27 PM
It's been ages since I bought new music on CD, but I just picked up two great ones yesterday: Jefferson Starship, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty (Paul Kantner and co.'s attempt to recover the Weavers' legacy of folk harmonizing and commentary, through covers including Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom")
I've been waiting for this one; what do you think?
I must confess that I had no idea of this disc's existence until I stumbled upon it at the Virgin Megastore yesterday.  (Very encouraging, fwiw, that Virgin chose to stock several copies at all.)  I've listened to half of it and really like what I'm hearing.  Paul can barely carry a tune on his own any more, but he harmonizes well, and it's nice to see him show his sense of humor again.  (He's gotten grumpy over the years.)  Especially dug "Santy Anno" and the communal-vocal take on "Chimes of Freedom," on which David Freiberg sounds especially good.  (His sound is so similar to Marty's sometimes it's frightening.)  I'd be so happy if this actually charted.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 06, 2008, 07:54:36 PM
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.


Thanks for the tip! Doesn't Solange Knowles (Beyonce's sister, tho' she HATES being called that) have a similar, Supremes-y CD out? They were plugging it heavily on VH-1 Soul a few weeks back during their Prince marathon.
I heard one Solange song a couple months ago - "Sandcastle Disco," I think it was called - but didn't get a retro vibe from it.

Is VH1 Soul worth devoting time to?  It's one of the hundreds of channels I've not even passed through since getting cable again.

And really.  On your lunch break tomorrow go buy the Saadiq album.  It's immediately my #1 album of the year.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 06, 2008, 09:04:54 PM
Is VH1 Soul worth devoting time to?  It's one of the hundreds of channels I've not even passed through since getting cable again.


Their regular programming is a lot of mostly-current videos. Nice to know *somebody* is still showing videos, but not terribly interesting to me. But when they devote a weekend to a theme, like Prince, or some of the terrific Brit-produced "History of Soul" documentaries they show occasionally, that's a different story.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on October 06, 2008, 09:47:46 PM
It's been ages since I bought new music on CD, but I just picked up two great ones yesterday: Jefferson Starship, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty (Paul Kantner and co.'s attempt to recover the Weavers' legacy of folk harmonizing and commentary, through covers including Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom")
I've been waiting for this one; what do you think?
I must confess that I had no idea of this disc's existence until I stumbled upon it at the Virgin Megastore yesterday.  (Very encouraging, fwiw, that Virgin chose to stock several copies at all.)  I've listened to half of it and really like what I'm hearing.  Paul can barely carry a tune on his own any more, but he harmonizes well, and it's nice to see him show his sense of humor again.  (He's gotten grumpy over the years.)  Especially dug "Santy Anno" and the communal-vocal take on "Chimes of Freedom," on which David Freiberg sounds especially good.  (His sound is so similar to Marty's sometimes it's frightening.)  I'd be so happy if this actually charted.
charted?  Are you nuts?
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on October 07, 2008, 03:52:51 AM
another comeback for Tom Jones:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/09/16/entertainment/e151458D85.DTL&tsp=1

"While his 2000 album "Reload" was a hit in Europe and elsewhere (buoyed by the club hit "Sex Bomb"), it was never released in the U.S. — which Jones calls "a shame."

That's just wrong. I wonder why not?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on October 07, 2008, 03:55:55 AM
In other news, I'm all hot and bothered over Kings of Leon. I know I must be ages late arriving to the gate, but damn...it's sexy music!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 07, 2008, 09:04:30 AM
In other news, I'm all hot and bothered over Kings of Leon. I know I must be ages late arriving to the gate, but damn...it's sexy music!

There must be something to it; it's #1 in the UK for 3 weeks running.  I haven't heard it yet myself.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 07, 2008, 09:52:03 AM
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.


I just ordered a used copy on Amazon for less than five bucks...the samples I listened to all sounded fab.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 07, 2008, 11:54:18 AM
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.


I just ordered a used copy on Amazon for less than five bucks...the samples I listened to all sounded fab.

And Gaz -- speaking of old-school R&B, Seal has a new CD of covers of old soul classics. Has anyone NOT done an album of those at this point?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 08, 2008, 12:23:06 AM
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.


I just ordered a used copy on Amazon for less than five bucks...the samples I listened to all sounded fab.

And Gaz -- speaking of old-school R&B, Seal has a new CD of covers of old soul classics. Has anyone NOT done an album of those at this point?
Grand Funk!

But seriously, had no idea he'd done that.  With the right material it could be good; he did a nice "Walk On By" several years ago.  I'm sure it'll be better than the one Vanessa Williams did last year ... and I won't even get into James Taylor's new "effort."
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on October 08, 2008, 12:41:18 AM
Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (the former Tony! Toni! Tone! singer goes full-on retro Motown).  Mike, you especially will love the latter; he absolutely nails the vibe and it's like hearing lost Northern Soul near-hits.


I just ordered a used copy on Amazon for less than five bucks...the samples I listened to all sounded fab.

And Gaz -- speaking of old-school R&B, Seal has a new CD of covers of old soul classics. Has anyone NOT done an album of those at this point?
Grand Funk!

But seriously, had no idea he'd done that.  With the right material it could be good; he did a nice "Walk On By" several years ago.  I'm sure it'll be better than the one Vanessa Williams did last year ... and I won't even get into James Taylor's new "effort."

lay off the grand funk! :)

i hadn't heard about the vanessa williams album, but she's one weird cookie, anyway. saw an ad in the paper yesterday for the james taylor one. looks....oh....so...exciting.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 15, 2008, 10:19:57 AM
Heard John Oates interviewed on radio today (Adam Corolla Show), he performed "Lady Rain" solo acoustic (from Abandoned Luncheonette).  He has new solo CD plus a new Hall & Oates Live at the Troubadour CD & DVD out Nov 25. Details (including track listings):
http://www.antimusic.com/news/08/oct/01Hall_and_Oates_Live_CD_and_DVD_Coming.shtml (http://www.antimusic.com/news/08/oct/01Hall_and_Oates_Live_CD_and_DVD_Coming.shtml)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 23, 2008, 08:40:55 PM
"Dr Pepper flowing as new Guns'N'Roses album arrives":
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081024/en_nm/us_guns_pepper_1 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081024/en_nm/us_guns_pepper_1)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 27, 2008, 12:23:57 PM
Boz' new CD "Speak Low" comes out Tues. Article in today's SF Chron:
Boz Scaggs hit the books to take a jazz turn
We usually think of Boz Scaggs as a silky R&B crooner, but his latest recording focuses on his jazzier side with a collection of old ballads
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/DDL613GP4R.DTL (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/DDL613GP4R.DTL)

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 31, 2008, 10:49:49 PM
Springsteen's Free Halloween Treat
Bruce Springsteen has released a new video and free audio download, "A Night With The Jersey Devil," on his website.  "If you grew up in central or south Jersey, you grew up with the (legend of the) 'Jersey Devil,' Springsteen wrote on the site. "Here's a little musical Halloween treat. Have fun!"   Scroll down to Oct 31 in http://www.backstreets.com/news.html (http://www.backstreets.com/news.html)
Springsteen canceled his usual Halloween display at his home in Rumson, NJ, due to its "catastrophic success" over the past years. In a statement on his site, he said too many visitors caused concern for the safety of kids and parents this year.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 02, 2008, 09:07:11 AM
"I hope you're more like Anita Baker than Robin Givens": Andre 3000 cracks me up in his guesto on John Legend's latest, "Green Light":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hd-uklv-5g

"Even Stevie Wonder got down sometimes!"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 02, 2008, 11:36:53 AM
"I hope you're more like Anita Baker than Robin Givens": Andre 3000 cracks me up in his guesto on John Legend's latest, "Green Light":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hd-uklv-5g

"Even Stevie Wonder got down sometimes!"

Speaking of Legend: I nearly posted yesterday about a wonderful song he did on Bill Maher's show this week. One of those hopeful we-can-change-the-world ballads, it would not be out-of-place on KFOG if they had the audacity (of hope) to give it a shot.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 06, 2008, 10:36:29 AM
New Springsteen CD due in January:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081106/en_top_eo/67494 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081106/en_top_eo/67494)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 06, 2008, 10:43:55 AM
New Springsteen CD due in January
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081106/en_nm/us_springsteen_2 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081106/en_nm/us_springsteen_2)

Wow, that's amazing. He's really been prolific over the last 6 years--four new albums in that period (The Rising, Devils and Dust, The Seeger Sessions, and Magic) so to add yet another set to that is pretty remarkable in these days of 4+-year lapses between records.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2008, 07:51:50 AM
Just heard "Off the Record" by My Morning Jacket on the Peak -- is KFOG playing this? They oughta be.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 10, 2008, 04:00:04 PM
"WORKIN' ON A DREAM" TO PREMIERE THIS SUNDAY
You might want to tune in to the Cowboys/Redskins Sunday Night Football game on Nov 16. As NBC's Al Michaels announced last night: "Next week we'll have the world premiere of Springsteen's new song 'Workin' on a Dream' set to NFL highlights at halftime at next week's game." Bruce performed an acoustic version of the new song last week in Cleveland; this will be our first chance to hear the studio recording.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 10, 2008, 06:25:21 PM
MUDCRUTCH EXTENDED PLAY LIVE COMES OUT NOV. 11. 

THE STORY OF MUDCRUTCH DOCUMENTARY TO AIR ON VH1 CLASSIC BEGINNING NOV. 11.

TOM PETTY'S BURIED TREASURE RADIO SHOW BEGINS 4TH SEASON ON NOV. 13 ON XM SATELLITE RADIO.

Visit www.Mudcrutchmusic.com (http://www.Mudcrutchmusic.com) to stream tracks from Extended Play Live (Click 'Player' button at bottom to access the tracks.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 13, 2008, 12:28:32 PM
From an email from Bloodshot Records:

Quote
Bobby Bare Jr & Sr Producing Tribute to Shel Silverstein

Bobby and his dad are executive-producing a tribute to Shel Silverstein that will be released on Sugar Hill/Vanguard in mid 2009. The two of them have the following bands slated to contribute (and quite a few are already recorded):

Emmylou Harris

Black Keys

George Jones & Ray Price

Allison Krauss

Band of Horses

Dr. Dog

Andrew Bird

Kris Kristofferson (backed by members of the Silver Jews)

My Morning Jacket
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 13, 2008, 12:34:58 PM
From an email from Bloodshot Records:

Quote
Bobby Bare Jr & Sr Producing Tribute to Shel Silverstein

Bobby and his dad are executive-producing a tribute to Shel Silverstein that will be released on Sugar Hill/Vanguard in mid 2009. The two of them have the following bands slated to contribute (and quite a few are already recorded):

Emmylou Harris

Black Keys

George Jones & Ray Price

Allison Krauss

Band of Horses

Dr. Dog

Andrew Bird

Kris Kristofferson (backed by members of the Silver Jews)

My Morning Jacket

Cool! so who gets to do "Sylvia's Mother" and "A Boy Named Sue"?  (Emmylou's already done "Queen of the Silver Dollar")
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 13, 2008, 12:47:42 PM
The Killers' new one, "Human" was mentioned on another thread; here's some phenomenal design work on their MTV Europe Video Awards perf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p4QpXFZgKA

Agreed, though, on the WTF-ness of "or are we dancer?"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 13, 2008, 01:03:56 PM
The Killers' new one, "Human" was mentioned on another thread; here's some phenomenal design work on their MTV Europe Video Awards perf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p4QpXFZgKA

Agreed, though, on the WTF-ness of "or are we dancer?"

per comments on several blogs, it's a Hunter S Thompson reference! Thompson wrote an essay asking (rhetorically) if America was producing a generation of "dancers"... living in a fantasy, all moving to the same beat, all for show. 

It certainly resonates in a gay way, as gay culture (to me) seems to be more dancer than human.

ETA: Thompson also once said "I feel the same way about disco as I do about herpes."
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 20, 2008, 12:20:26 PM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently,  here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 20, 2008, 05:06:30 PM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently, here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
and update on "Dr Pepper to deliver on its GnR free drink promise," coupon will be available this Sunday only on their website http://www.drpepper.com/ (http://www.drpepper.com/).  Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2008, 12:10:37 PM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently, here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
and update on "Dr Pepper to deliver on its GnR free drink promise," coupon will be available this Sunday only on their website http://www.drpepper.com/ (http://www.drpepper.com/).  Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper)

and speaking of Axl (and other new releases): here's Aidan Vaiziri at his snarkiest, bless him:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/21/PKIA14409I.DTL
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 21, 2008, 01:32:25 PM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently, here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
and update on "Dr Pepper to deliver on its GnR free drink promise," coupon will be available this Sunday only on their website http://www.drpepper.com/ (http://www.drpepper.com/).  Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper)

and speaking of Axl (and other new releases): here's Aidan Vaiziri at his snarkiest, bless him:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/21/PKIA14409I.DTL

Yeah, very amusing. Except when he finally gets down to talking about the album he's allegedly reviewing, this is all he has to say:

Quote
It's a bit overproduced, isn't it?

Gee, tell me something I don't know.

I'm still amazed that guy is able to keep his job.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 21, 2008, 02:02:00 PM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently, here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
and update on "Dr Pepper to deliver on its GnR free drink promise," coupon will be available this Sunday only on their website http://www.drpepper.com/ (http://www.drpepper.com/).  Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper)

and speaking of Axl (and other new releases): here's Aidan Vaiziri at his snarkiest, bless him:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/21/PKIA14409I.DTL

Yeah, very amusing. Except when he finally gets down to talking about the album he's allegedly reviewing, this is all he has to say:

Quote
It's a bit overproduced, isn't it?

Gee, tell me something I don't know.

I'm still amazed that guy is able to keep his job.

I picture Joel Selvin sitting there saying to himself "well... *I* don't get it but apparently this snarkiness thing is all the rage with the kids".   But my favorite line was "Barry Manilow, The Greatest Songs of the Eighties: Oh really, Barry? Where's "Girlfriend in a Coma"?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 22, 2008, 12:19:20 AM
OK, not exactly new music per se, but a new collection of songs by a very worthy artist: The Kinks are getting their first box set:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/node/147646
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 22, 2008, 07:28:48 AM
Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice also didn't get the "Are we human, or are we dancer?" line; here's his entertaining review of the Killers' latest:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-11-19/music/more-nonsensical-digital-heartland-anthems-from-the-killers?src=newsletter
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 22, 2008, 09:25:38 AM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently, here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
and update on "Dr Pepper to deliver on its GnR free drink promise," coupon will be available this Sunday only on their website http://www.drpepper.com/ (http://www.drpepper.com/).  Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper)

and speaking of Axl (and other new releases): here's Aidan Vaiziri at his snarkiest, bless him:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/21/PKIA14409I.DTL

Yeah, very amusing. Except when he finally gets down to talking about the album he's allegedly reviewing, this is all he has to say:

Quote
It's a bit overproduced, isn't it?

Gee, tell me something I don't know.

I'm still amazed that guy is able to keep his job.

I picture Joel Selvin sitting there saying to himself "well... *I* don't get it but apparently this snarkiness thing is all the rage with the kids".   But my favorite line was "Barry Manilow, The Greatest Songs of the Eighties: Oh really, Barry? Where's "Girlfriend in a Coma"?

Selvin doesn't get a lot of things, esp music after 1976.  I understand why people hate Aidin, but this review of Chinese Democracy was great in its form -- can't say anything about its content, though, but I suspect I'll never hear the whole thing anyway. 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 22, 2008, 09:54:38 AM
as Gaz had nice things to say about Jon Pareles recently, here's his review of GnR's "Chinese Democracy".
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/arts/music/23pare.html?_r=1&hp
and update on "Dr Pepper to deliver on its GnR free drink promise," coupon will be available this Sunday only on their website http://www.drpepper.com/ (http://www.drpepper.com/).  Story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081120/ap_on_en_mu/guns_n_roses_dr_pepper)

and speaking of Axl (and other new releases): here's Aidan Vaiziri at his snarkiest, bless him:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/21/PKIA14409I.DTL

Yeah, very amusing. Except when he finally gets down to talking about the album he's allegedly reviewing, this is all he has to say:

Quote
It's a bit overproduced, isn't it?

Gee, tell me something I don't know.

I'm still amazed that guy is able to keep his job.

I picture Joel Selvin sitting there saying to himself "well... *I* don't get it but apparently this snarkiness thing is all the rage with the kids".   But my favorite line was "Barry Manilow, The Greatest Songs of the Eighties: Oh really, Barry? Where's "Girlfriend in a Coma"?

Selvin doesn't get a lot of things, esp music after 1976.  I understand why people hate Aidin, but this review of Chinese Democracy was great in its form -- can't say anything about its content, though, but I suspect I'll never hear the whole thing anyway. 

Agreed, as a gag it was pretty funny. But there are probably a fair number of Chronicle readers out there who want to actually know something more about the record than "it's a bit overproduced." If the Chron doesn't run another actual *review* of it, they're going to be forced to go elsewhere. And in these days of dwindling readership, you don't want to give anyone a reason not to read your paper (or website).

Maybe Aidin needs to go work for Jon Stewart or something.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 22, 2008, 10:54:39 AM
Rob Harvilla of the Village Voice also didn't get the "Are we human, or are we dancer?" line

so, he's never heard of that newfangled interweb? or the Google?  Seriously, I'm astounded at anybody (much less professionals) who post stuff that could be investigated in less than 90 seconds. 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 24, 2008, 09:48:49 AM
Anyone catch that new Chuck Prophet song that KFOG played a couple minutes ago (Freckle Song?) Its "uh-oh" refrain is copped directly from BeBop Deluxe's Panic in the World.

ETA: I see from the "just played" section of the KFOG page that it's on the LFTA disc this year.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 26, 2008, 03:36:17 PM
Some music DVD releases, FYI:

"The Who At Kilburn: 1977"
Long-lost footage of iconic rockers The Who made it to DVD Nov. 18, when this two-disc set showcasing a pair of decades-old live performances hit store shelves. Get a glimpse of their 1977 invite-only show at Gaumont State Theatre in Kilburn, London-- one of drummer Keith Moon's last live performances. The digitally restored and remastered video is a must-see for serious Who fans. The second disc features the group's 1969 London Coliseum gig, a never-before-seen performance, including the first-ever recording of the rock opera "Tommy."

Elton John "Red Piano-Deluxe"
The Rocket Man's long-running production at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace, dubbed "The Red Piano," is now available on DVD for all to enjoy. The three-disc set includes a live hour-and-a-half performance of the show, which encompasses many classics (including "Benny and the Jets," "Tiny Dancer," "Candle In The Wind," "I'm Still Standing"). A short documentary of the living legend fills out the second disc, along with a backstage look at director David La Chapelle's contributions to the show, while the third is a 13-song audio collection of Elton favorites.

More new releases:
November 11:
Chic, "Live at Budokan" (Charly/MVD Visual)
Charlie Daniels, "Preachin', Prayin', Singin' with Charlie Daniels and Friends: Live From Nashville" (Koch)
Deep Purple, "Speed Kings" (Classic Rock Legends)
The Four Tops, "Reach Out: Definitive Performances 1965-1973" (Motown)
Merle Haggard, "Legendary Performances" (Shout! Factory)
Eric Johnson, "Anaheim Live" (Vanguard)
Living Colour, "The Paris Concert" (Inakustik/MVD Visual)
Pink Floyd, "Meddle" (Classic Rock Legends)
Smashing Pumpkins, "If All Goes Wrong" (Coming Home Media)
Johnny Winter, "Live Through the '70s" (MVD Visual)

November 25:
Lou Rawls, "Live in Concert" (Charly/MVD Visual)
John Sebastian, "Welcome Back" (Quantum Leap)
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, "Live in Concert" (Charly/MVD Visual)
The Yardbirds, "The Story of the Yardbirds" (Zeit Media/MVD Visual)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 26, 2008, 06:43:59 PM
new releases:

Chic, "Live at Budokan" (Charly/MVD Visual)


"I.
Want You.
To Want.
Want Me!"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 26, 2008, 10:09:56 PM
Some music DVD releases, FYI:

"The Who At Kilburn: 1977"
Long-lost footage of iconic rockers The Who made it to DVD Nov. 18, when this two-disc set showcasing a pair of decades-old live performances hit store shelves. Get a glimpse of their 1977 invite-only show at Gaumont State Theatre in Kilburn, London-- one of drummer Keith Moon's last live performances. The digitally restored and remastered video is a must-see for serious Who fans. The second disc features the group's 1969 London Coliseum gig, a never-before-seen performance, including the first-ever recording of the rock opera "Tommy."

Elton John "Red Piano-Deluxe"
The Rocket Man's long-running production at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace, dubbed "The Red Piano," is now available on DVD for all to enjoy. The three-disc set includes a live hour-and-a-half performance of the show, which encompasses many classics (including "Benny and the Jets," "Tiny Dancer," "Candle In The Wind," "I'm Still Standing"). A short documentary of the living legend fills out the second disc, along with a backstage look at director David La Chapelle's contributions to the show, while the third is a 13-song audio collection of Elton favorites.

More new releases:
November 11:
Chic, "Live at Budokan" (Charly/MVD Visual)
Charlie Daniels, "Preachin', Prayin', Singin' with Charlie Daniels and Friends: Live From Nashville" (Koch)
Deep Purple, "Speed Kings" (Classic Rock Legends)
The Four Tops, "Reach Out: Definitive Performances 1965-1973" (Motown)
Merle Haggard, "Legendary Performances" (Shout! Factory)
Eric Johnson, "Anaheim Live" (Vanguard)
Living Colour, "The Paris Concert" (Inakustik/MVD Visual)
Pink Floyd, "Meddle" (Classic Rock Legends)
Smashing Pumpkins, "If All Goes Wrong" (Coming Home Media)
Johnny Winter, "Live Through the '70s" (MVD Visual)

November 25:
Lou Rawls, "Live in Concert" (Charly/MVD Visual)
John Sebastian, "Welcome Back" (Quantum Leap)
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm, "Live in Concert" (Charly/MVD Visual)
The Yardbirds, "The Story of the Yardbirds" (Zeit Media/MVD Visual)

If you've seen The Kids Are Alright, you've seen some of the "long lost" footage from '77. Moon is bloated and sluggish, and a far piece from the manic drummer of his youth. That Tommy stuff from '69 will glow in comparison.

There's a few other things of interest on the list of other releases, but the one that intrigues me most is that Four Tops collection. The Deep Purple could be quite good as well, depending on when it was shot.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 01, 2008, 11:16:37 AM
The new Broooce, "My Lucky Day," is now available on his Myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/brucespringsteen

Fitting title, as it sounds to my ears like something from the Lucky Town sessions.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on December 01, 2008, 11:47:06 AM
new Broooce, "My Lucky Day," now available on his Myspace page:
http://www.myspace.com/brucespringsteen
And video available too!  Details:
http://www.backstreets.com/news.html (http://www.backstreets.com/news.html)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 04, 2008, 08:01:24 AM
The Grammy noms:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/12/03/entertainment/e190437S94.DTL

I'm officially old -- I only recognize the names of 2 out of 5 Best New Artist nominees (Duffy and the Jonas Bros).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on December 04, 2008, 10:06:40 AM
The Grammy noms:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/12/03/entertainment/e190437S94.DTL

I'm officially old -- I only recognize the names of 2 out of 5 Best New Artist nominees (Duffy and the Jonas Bros).

Kudos to the Grammy nominators: only one of the Best Rock Albums actually suck.  But whythehell isn't KFOG playing the Kings Of Leon anymore?  "Sex On Fire" is everywhere except KFOG this week.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 04, 2008, 11:13:54 AM
Kudos to the Grammy nominators: only one of the Best Rock Albums actually suck. 

lemme guess: Kid Rock?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 04, 2008, 11:20:36 AM
I'm happy to see that Raphael Saddiq's The Way I See It got 3 Grammy noms -- I'm listening to it right now and it's as wonderful as advertised.

new mondegreen: he sings "it's been 2 long days/and a real dark night" (since his baby's been gone), but at first it sounded like "2 long days/and a 3 dog night" -- LOL!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on December 04, 2008, 12:41:19 PM
Kudos to the Grammy nominators: only one of the Best Rock Albums actually suck. 

lemme guess: Kid Rock?

if really you have to guess...umm, yeah.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2008, 07:36:34 AM
But whythehell isn't KFOG playing the Kings Of Leon anymore?  "Sex On Fire" is everywhere except KFOG this week.

I looked at Radio & records' "Triple A" format chart:

       
1. SNOW PATROL TAKE BACK THE CITY
2. COLDPLAY LOST!
3. KILLERS HUMAN
4. ERIC HUTCHINSON ROCK & ROLL
5. RAY LAMONTAGNE YOU ARE THE BEST THING
6. O.A.R. SHATTERED (TURN THE CAR AROUND)
7. BRETT DENNEN FEAT. FEMI KUTI MAKE YOU CRAZY
8. FRAY YOU FOUND ME
9. RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS FIX IT
10. SARAH MCLACHLAN U WANT ME 2

Kings of Leon are at #22  Wasn't "Sex on Fire" a #1 single in the UK?
 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 05, 2008, 08:06:11 AM
Joel Selvin snarls about how bad the Grammy lineup is this year, except for Plant & Krauss.  I agree with him generally, tho' if he's gonna bitch about Li'l Wayne, he should also complain that James Taylor got multiple noms for his pointless covers album

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/12/05/DD7V14I5ID.DTL
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 10, 2008, 10:48:54 PM

Kings of Leon are at #22  Wasn't "Sex on Fire" a #1 single in the UK?
 

Ayup.  I wanted to like it, but it doesn't do anything for me.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 10, 2008, 10:53:21 PM
The Grammy noms:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/12/03/entertainment/e190437S94.DTL

I'm officially old -- I only recognize the names of 2 out of 5 Best New Artist nominees (Duffy and the Jonas Bros).

I'd never heard of Adele either.  (Lady Antebellum are a country band; Jazmine Sullivan does overbearing R&B, her debut hit "Need U Bad" carrying a bass-heavy reggae bounce.)  Here's her lauded "Chasing Pavements," which I'm hearing for the first time right now.  Clearly she's this year's India.Arie/Corrine Bailey Rae (that is, lotta noms, but she won't win a thing).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz7vGW2_5c0
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 15, 2008, 08:46:26 AM
A preview of what's scheduled to come out in 2009:

http://www.newmusictipsheet.com/preview/page.php?id=crystal
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 23, 2008, 01:51:11 PM
a Vin Scelsa discovery (or at least I heard her first on his show): Jacqui Naylor, with an album of Xmas mash-ups, sorta: she mixes, for example, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" with "Sweet Home Alabama", and tho' i thought I never wanted to hear the latter ever again, it works (and is far more enjoyable than Kid Rock doing the same thing).

http://www.amazon.com/Smashed-Holidays-Jacqui-Naylor/dp/B000VKL0UI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1230068744&sr=1-1

she also combines "Santa Baby" with "D'yer Mak'er" (!)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on December 23, 2008, 11:50:55 PM
a Vin Scelsa discovery (or at least I heard her first on his show): Jacqui Naylor, with an album of Xmas mash-ups, sorta: she mixes, for example, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" with "Sweet Home Alabama", and tho' i thought I never wanted to hear the latter ever again, it works (and is far more enjoyable than Kid Rock doing the same thing).

http://www.amazon.com/Smashed-Holidays-Jacqui-Naylor/dp/B000VKL0UI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1230068744&sr=1-1

she also combines "Santa Baby" with "D'yer Mak'er" (!)

She was the one who did that sublime cover of Losing My Religion, no? I believe so.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 24, 2008, 07:51:09 AM
a Vin Scelsa discovery (or at least I heard her first on his show): Jacqui Naylor, with an album of Xmas mash-ups, sorta: she mixes, for example, "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" with "Sweet Home Alabama", and tho' i thought I never wanted to hear the latter ever again, it works (and is far more enjoyable than Kid Rock doing the same thing).

http://www.amazon.com/Smashed-Holidays-Jacqui-Naylor/dp/B000VKL0UI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1230068744&sr=1-1

she also combines "Santa Baby" with "D'yer Mak'er" (!)


She was the one who did that sublime cover of Losing My Religion, no? I believe so.

Yup. I'm not quite down with the "sublime"  description, I find her voice a bit mannered, in a Feist-meets-Duffy sorta way. But Scelsa's quite a fan.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 02, 2009, 08:09:07 AM
It's not really new, but yesterday I was introduced to a magnificent band called Fleet Foxes.  CSN-ish harmonies with My Morning Jacket instrumentation.  Quite amazing, especially "White Winter Hymnal."

I was also introduced to a magnificent guy.  After our Polar Bear plunge into the Coney Island waters, my friends and I went to a restaurant in the East Village.  The waiter sent all sorts of good vibes in my direction, and with some encouraging prodding from my friends, I invited him over after his shift; to my amazement, he took me up on the offer.  We had a great evening at my place getting to know each other - first time I've ever spent serious time with the younger generation (he's 23).  We'll see if anything comes of this, but whatever the case, it's refreshing to meet a new person.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 02, 2009, 09:38:19 AM
It's not really new, but yesterday I was introduced to a magnificent band called Fleet Foxes.  CSN-ish harmonies with My Morning Jacket instrumentation.  Quite amazing, especially "White Winter Hymnal."

I was also introduced to a magnificent guy.  After our Polar Bear plunge into the Coney Island waters, my friends and I went to a restaurant in the East Village.  The waiter sent all sorts of good vibes in my direction, and with some encouraging prodding from my friends, I invited him over after his shift; to my amazement, he took me up on the offer.  We had a great evening at my place getting to know each other - first time I've ever spent serious time with the younger generation (he's 23).  We'll see if anything comes of this, but whatever the case, it's refreshing to meet a new person.

Why you li'l old cradle robber! Congrats!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 02, 2009, 10:11:16 AM
It's not really new, but yesterday I was introduced to a magnificent band called Fleet Foxes.  CSN-ish harmonies with My Morning Jacket instrumentation.  Quite amazing, especially "White Winter Hymnal."

I was also introduced to a magnificent guy.  After our Polar Bear plunge into the Coney Island waters, my friends and I went to a restaurant in the East Village.  The waiter sent all sorts of good vibes in my direction, and with some encouraging prodding from my friends, I invited him over after his shift; to my amazement, he took me up on the offer.  We had a great evening at my place getting to know each other - first time I've ever spent serious time with the younger generation (he's 23).  We'll see if anything comes of this, but whatever the case, it's refreshing to meet a new person.

No wonder you mentioned that you were encouraged at the way the year was starting out. Here's to 2009!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on January 02, 2009, 05:36:47 PM
It's not really new, but yesterday I was introduced to a magnificent band called Fleet Foxes.  CSN-ish harmonies with My Morning Jacket instrumentation.  Quite amazing, especially "White Winter Hymnal."

I was also introduced to a magnificent guy.  After our Polar Bear plunge into the Coney Island waters, my friends and I went to a restaurant in the East Village.  The waiter sent all sorts of good vibes in my direction, and with some encouraging prodding from my friends, I invited him over after his shift; to my amazement, he took me up on the offer.  We had a great evening at my place getting to know each other - first time I've ever spent serious time with the younger generation (he's 23).  We'll see if anything comes of this, but whatever the case, it's refreshing to meet a new person.
Sending a big wooo hooo your way. 23 will keep you feeling young! All the young dudes.......
Cheers to 2009! Your 2009 sunglasses were a hoot
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on January 02, 2009, 08:21:11 PM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album. Scheduled for Jan 13, it looks to serve as a Super Bowl primer for the big Half Time show Feb 1.  It's distinguished from 1995's Hits album by the artist: not Bruce Springsteen this time, but Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. 12 tracks skip over non-E Street albums like Nebraska, Tunnel, Human Touch, Lucky Town, and Joad, to provide a broad career overview from "Rosalita" through "Radio Nowhere":
1. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
2. Born to Run
3. Thunder Road
4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
5. Badlands
6. Hungry Heart
7. Glory Days
8. Dancing in the Dark
9. Born in the U.S.A.
10. The Rising
11. Lonesome Day
12. Radio Nowhere
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/BS%26ESB_Greatest_Hits.jpg)
In other "big chain" news, f.y.e.. has some special pre-order offers for Working on a Dream -- pre-order at an f.y.e. store to get a collectible Bruce gift card, or pre-order online at fye.com to get a free poster.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 02, 2009, 10:12:37 PM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.

Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.

Btw, Wayback, I have a copy of that Grand Funk single on yellow vinyl.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 03, 2009, 07:06:42 AM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.

Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.

I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 03, 2009, 11:32:00 AM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.

Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.

I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)

Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on January 03, 2009, 11:38:43 AM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.

Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
A sad sign 'o the times. Pandering to the masses.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)

Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on January 03, 2009, 12:04:39 PM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.
Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Exclusives are also harmful to independent retailers.  My Grateful Dead mail-order business (oldest online) was destroyed by the Grateful Dead having exclusives where mass-market releases (not the Dick's Picks) would come with a bonus CD only from them.  My business dropped at least 90% instantly when that happened.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on January 03, 2009, 12:08:49 PM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.
Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

Well, as far as this goes:
Quote from: Huffington Post
union supporting guy? Then why will The Boss' Greatest Hits be released exclusively by Wal-Mart? Okay, its only his greatest hits, which you can download anyway song by song if you have the patience. But still, wtf?
I agree it looks bad symbolically, but it's obviously pretty unimportant, if these tracks are indeed not exclusive (i. e. downloadable) in a world where sales of plastic discs bearing digital info is declining.  But yeah, it looks bad.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 04, 2009, 11:24:04 AM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.
Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

Well, as far as this goes:
Quote from: Huffington Post
union supporting guy? Then why will The Boss' Greatest Hits be released exclusively by Wal-Mart? Okay, its only his greatest hits, which you can download anyway song by song if you have the patience. But still, wtf?
I agree it looks bad symbolically, but it's obviously pretty unimportant, if these tracks are indeed not exclusive (i. e. downloadable) in a world where sales of plastic discs bearing digital info is declining.  But yeah, it looks bad.

It looks bad symbolically *because* it's Springsteen and he's been a beacon of "I will not sell out" integrity for 36 years. He certainly doesn't need the money from this repackaging; there are plenty of other ways he could've done a tie-in to the Super Bowl appearance. Wal-Mart benefits far more than he does. (It's analogous to Obama/Warren, actually, in that yes, technically, you may be reaching another audience, but there are less offensive ways of doing it.) So unless we suddenly are told that all the proceeds are going to a food bank (watch for something like that to happen as a form of spin control), it's really disappointing.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on January 04, 2009, 02:30:48 PM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.
Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

Well, as far as this goes:
Quote from: Huffington Post
union supporting guy? Then why will The Boss' Greatest Hits be released exclusively by Wal-Mart? Okay, its only his greatest hits, which you can download anyway song by song if you have the patience. But still, wtf?
I agree it looks bad symbolically, but it's obviously pretty unimportant, if these tracks are indeed not exclusive (i. e. downloadable) in a world where sales of plastic discs bearing digital info is declining.  But yeah, it looks bad.

It looks bad symbolically *because* it's Springsteen and he's been a beacon of "I will not sell out" integrity for 36 years. He certainly doesn't need the money from this repackaging; there are plenty of other ways he could've done a tie-in to the Super Bowl appearance. Wal-Mart benefits far more than he does. (It's analogous to Obama/Warren, actually, in that yes, technically, you may be reaching another audience, but there are less offensive ways of doing it.) So unless we suddenly are told that all the proceeds are going to a food bank (watch for something like that to happen as a form of spin control), it's really disappointing.
Actually, I'm more disappointed he's playing in the Super Bowl than selling discs in Wal-Mart!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 05, 2009, 10:04:00 AM
Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

BTW, I've begun monitoring Mr Marsh's website for comment -- so far nothing. But the current lead story on the homepage has Marsh hanging out backstage with the E-Streeters, so I'm guessing he'll have a positive spin to put on it. ::)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 05, 2009, 11:18:22 AM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.
Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

Well, as far as this goes:
Quote from: Huffington Post
union supporting guy? Then why will The Boss' Greatest Hits be released exclusively by Wal-Mart? Okay, its only his greatest hits, which you can download anyway song by song if you have the patience. But still, wtf?
I agree it looks bad symbolically, but it's obviously pretty unimportant, if these tracks are indeed not exclusive (i. e. downloadable) in a world where sales of plastic discs bearing digital info is declining.  But yeah, it looks bad.

It looks bad symbolically *because* it's Springsteen and he's been a beacon of "I will not sell out" integrity for 36 years. He certainly doesn't need the money from this repackaging; there are plenty of other ways he could've done a tie-in to the Super Bowl appearance. Wal-Mart benefits far more than he does. (It's analogous to Obama/Warren, actually, in that yes, technically, you may be reaching another audience, but there are less offensive ways of doing it.) So unless we suddenly are told that all the proceeds are going to a food bank (watch for something like that to happen as a form of spin control), it's really disappointing.
Actually, I'm more disappointed he's playing in the Super Bowl than selling discs in Wal-Mart!   ;D ;D

I'm sure Bruce doesn't need the money, but maybe some folks in the E Street Band do need it...  Since the album credit is not just Bruce himself but rather BS & TESB, those guys will get some proceeds. 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 05, 2009, 12:04:24 PM
E STREET BAND'S GREATEST HITS IN WAL-MART JAN. 13
Bruce kicks off the new year not with the new Working on a Dream album (in stores Jan 27), but first follows in AC/DC's footsteps with a Wal-Mart exclusive, low-priced Greatest Hits album.
Wal-mart only? Bruce should be ashamed. As should AC/DC. And the Eagles. And whoever else has gotten in bed with those predatory SOBs.
I'm with you on this - exclusives are harmful to consumers, I think; especially those of us who boycott Wal-Mart for whatever reasons.  Wal-Mart is bad for America; and while I don't necessarily expect AC/DC to understand that, I should have thought that Bruce would.  (The Eagles were always out for themselves anyway, so no surprise there.)
Dittoes -- Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

Well, as far as this goes:
Quote from: Huffington Post
union supporting guy? Then why will The Boss' Greatest Hits be released exclusively by Wal-Mart? Okay, its only his greatest hits, which you can download anyway song by song if you have the patience. But still, wtf?
I agree it looks bad symbolically, but it's obviously pretty unimportant, if these tracks are indeed not exclusive (i. e. downloadable) in a world where sales of plastic discs bearing digital info is declining.  But yeah, it looks bad.

It looks bad symbolically *because* it's Springsteen and he's been a beacon of "I will not sell out" integrity for 36 years. He certainly doesn't need the money from this repackaging; there are plenty of other ways he could've done a tie-in to the Super Bowl appearance. Wal-Mart benefits far more than he does. (It's analogous to Obama/Warren, actually, in that yes, technically, you may be reaching another audience, but there are less offensive ways of doing it.) So unless we suddenly are told that all the proceeds are going to a food bank (watch for something like that to happen as a form of spin control), it's really disappointing.
Actually, I'm more disappointed he's playing in the Super Bowl than selling discs in Wal-Mart!   ;D ;D

I'm sure Bruce doesn't need the money, but maybe some folks in the E Street Band do need it...  Since the album credit is not just Bruce himself but rather BS & TESB, those guys will get some proceeds. 

There's a good point. A few of the E Street guys have other gigs that should be paying them well (Max Weinberg, Little Steven, maybe Roy Bittan--he used to do a fair amount of session work) but who knows what Garry Tallent or Clarence Clemons are up to when Bruce is off the road. And the late Danny Federici's heirs would profit from this as well. Still, there must be other ways to market this to the masses than via Wal-mart. Late night TV ads perhaps? ("Hi, I'm Billy Mays and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band's Greatest Hits is their BEST ALBUM EVER!")
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 06, 2009, 10:07:21 AM
Quite liking the new David Byrne, though I missed the title.  He's a much better fit for Eno's production approach than Paul Simon was 3 years ago (has it been that long?).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2009, 10:13:49 AM
Quite liking the new David Byrne, though I missed the title.  He's a much better fit for Eno's production approach than Paul Simon was 3 years ago (has it been that long?).

"Strange Overtones"? Yeah, I really like that one, esp that bit about the snowball in the kitchen.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 06, 2009, 10:15:16 AM
Quite liking the new David Byrne, though I missed the title.  He's a much better fit for Eno's production approach than Paul Simon was 3 years ago (has it been that long?).

What was your take on Coldplay + Eno?  I rather liked it (despite it literaly being a page lifted from the How To Be The Next U2 playbook).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 06, 2009, 10:20:53 AM
Quite liking the new David Byrne, though I missed the title.  He's a much better fit for Eno's production approach than Paul Simon was 3 years ago (has it been that long?).

What was your take on Coldplay + Eno?  I rather liked it (despite it literaly being a page lifted from the How To Be The Next U2 playbook).

A natural fit, and an excellent sound.  And one that I wouldn't have guessed for them upon their first album - "Yellow" left me indifferent, and its gorgeous follow-up "Trouble" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LolJmyDjRsQ) led me to think they were more fey than arena.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 06, 2009, 11:58:53 AM
This shit is BANANAS: Paul Young (!), apparently taking a cue from Paul Anka, has covered a slate of rock tunes with swing arrangements (!!).  First among them: "Enter Sandman" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu7Bjw79gZA) (!!!).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 06, 2009, 12:11:09 PM
This shit is BANANAS: Paul Young (!), apparently taking a cue from Paul Anka, has covered a slate of rock tunes with swing arrangements (!!).  First among them: "Enter Sandman" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu7Bjw79gZA) (!!!).

If he covers "Enter Sandman" then by defiinition he is taking a cue from Pat Boone.  ;)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 06, 2009, 12:11:44 PM
This shit is BANANAS: Paul Young (!), apparently taking a cue from Paul Anka, has covered a slate of rock tunes with swing arrangements (!!).  First among them: "Enter Sandman" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu7Bjw79gZA) (!!!).

Jeezus, is he serious? It's one thing to do it first, but to copy Anka (or Pat Boone or whoever it was) seems really ridiculous.  Nelson Riddle is rolling in his grave.  But I must admit it tickles me to hear them play "Enter Sandman" on the hockey-rink organ at Sharks games.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 07, 2009, 12:56:32 AM
This shit is BANANAS: Paul Young (!), apparently taking a cue from Paul Anka, has covered a slate of rock tunes with swing arrangements (!!).  First among them: "Enter Sandman" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu7Bjw79gZA) (!!!).

If he covers "Enter Sandman" then by defiinition he is taking a cue from Pat Boone.  ;)
Haha, somehow I forgot about No More Mr. Nice Guy!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 13, 2009, 08:05:25 AM
It's been out for months, but KFOG is just now getting around to playing Seal's covers album -- this morning I heard his take on "Knock on Wood".  Rather rote and pedestrian, IMHO. Whatever it takes to get airplay, I guess.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 22, 2009, 08:21:51 AM
I haven't heard it but the new Britney Spears single has raised the hackles of the moral watchdogs: it's called "If You Seek Amy" and if you say the title quckly, it sounds like "eff-you-see-kay". Tee Hee.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 22, 2009, 09:53:56 AM
I haven't heard it but the new Britney Spears single has raised the hackles of the moral watchdogs: it's called "If You Seek Amy" and if you say the title quckly, it sounds like "eff-you-see-kay". Tee Hee.

in fact doesn't it sound like f-u-c-k me?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 22, 2009, 09:58:30 AM
I haven't heard it but the new Britney Spears single has raised the hackles of the moral watchdogs: it's called "If You Seek Amy" and if you say the title quckly, it sounds like "eff-you-see-kay". Tee Hee.

in fact doesn't it sound like f-u-c-k me?

yes, I didn't pick up on the "me" part until later.

I'm sure you remember "If You See Kay" by April Wine...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 22, 2009, 01:19:55 PM
Bruce, of all people!  Bet he won't get a Christmas card from Dave Marsh this year. ;)

and indeed the blogosphere is responding:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-derrick/springsteen-sells-out--to_b_153441.html

BTW, I've begun monitoring Mr Marsh's website for comment -- so far nothing. But the current lead story on the homepage has Marsh hanging out backstage with the E-Streeters, so I'm guessing he'll have a positive spin to put on it. ::)

More on the Broooce/Walmart thing: still no comment from Marsh et al but this is an interesting piece from the WSJ; apparently the WalMart GH package is a "limited edition", per Columbia Records, and not a permanent addition to his Columbia catalog.  It's also suggested that it will help defray the hefty cost of recording the actual "new" CD, Working on a Dream, FWIW.

I love the bit at the end about one of the songs on the new album being ripped off from KISS's "I Was made For Lovin' You" (!)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123204420598786423.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 25, 2009, 12:29:11 PM
Wildly divergent views on the new Broooce CD: Ent Weekly raved (they gave it an "A"), but Joel Selvin has the little man asleep in his chair:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/25/PK2715CR6F.DTL

Of course Selvin didn't think much of Magic either; he called it a "modest return to form".  But he also raises the issue of "Outlaw Pete" sounding like KISS...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 26, 2009, 10:55:00 AM
For the Dan Hicks fans: I just got this press release.

DAN HICKS AND THE HOT LICKS ANNOUNCE FIRST LEG OF
U.S ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITER
RELEASES HIS NEW ALBUM, TANGLED TALES, ON MARCH 24th


Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks announce the first leg of his U.S. tour to support his new studio album. Dan's latest CD, Tangled Tales (March 24, 2009 / Surfdog Records), is a brand-new collection of compelling and witty tunes that show why Tom Waits called him "fly, sly, wily, and dry!"

In vintage Dan Hicks form, Tangled Tales mashes the outlaw swing music, insightful charm, and brilliant melodies that have endeared him to audiences and fellow artists for four decades with his signature understated melancholy that could only be born from a creative genius. Featuring a world-class collection of musical talent including instrumental virtuosos David Grisman, Charlie Musselwhite, and slide-guitarist Roy Rogers, and produced by Grammy-winning roots music producer Chris Goldsmith, Tangled Tales delivers 8 great new original tunes that feel like instant Dan Hicks classics (and some choice cover tunes too).

Look for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks on tour this spring.  The list of currently confirmed dates is as follows:

March 25 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
March 26 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles CA
March 28 Yoshi's San Francisco CA Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with Special Guest David Grisman April 03 One Longfellow Square Portland ME
April 04 Bull Run Shirley MA
April 05 Iron Horse Northampton MA
April 06 BB King's Blues Club New York NY
April 07 Turning Point Piermont NY
April 10 Sellersville Theater Sellersville PA
April 11 The State Theater Falls Church VA

Additional dates to be announced.  Visit www.danhicks.net for information and updates.

Tangled Talesis a more-than-worthy addition to Hicks' already massive body of work.  It is an irresistible nod to Dan Hicks' undeniable musical legacy,  and a potent reminder of all of the musical inspiration that this Great American Songwriter has spawned. Revered by and also having collaborated with such legendary artists as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Bette Midler, Brian Setzer, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Rickie Lee Jones -- Dan Hicks serves up his unique fashion, attitude and swagger that are embodied in his eccentricity and totally unique sound. His counter-culture appeal, which has twice landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone , has always been rooted in his songwriting. His lyrics have been touted as some of the sharpest-tongued, driest-witted, and subtly hilarious bits of irreverence ever committed to rhyme. He sets these lyrical gems to quirky tunes that trade on a bagful of jazz chords and an irresistible rhythm.

www.danhicks.net
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 28, 2009, 12:57:31 PM
Annalisa played the new U2 single, called something like "Get Your Boots On".  I thought it was a mess, although perhaps not an unholy one. 

But she seemed to like it, and maybe it will grow on me, as I'm usually a pretty big fan.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 28, 2009, 01:27:19 PM
Annalisa played the new U2 single, called something like "Get Your Boots On".  I thought it was a mess, although perhaps not an unholy one. 

But she seemed to like it, and maybe it will grow on me, as I'm usually a pretty big fan.

very "Pump it up"/"Subterranean Homesick Blues". But hey, if Broooce can steal from KISS...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 29, 2009, 09:18:18 AM
Heard it again this as the KFOG Morning Show played it and deconstructed it a bit.  Turns out the drummer for Zoo Station is a KFOG employee.

I liked it better, it's got a pretty good groove, still waiting for the lyrics/vocals to grow on me.  But I'm sure I'll hear it a dozen more times in the next few days whether I like it or not, so we'll see.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 29, 2009, 09:20:47 AM
In other new music news, a record was set this week that is pretty much by definition going to be impossible to break.  Kelly Clarkson's new single made the biggest jump to #1 in the history of the Billboard 100 - from #97 last week to #1 this week.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 29, 2009, 10:46:35 AM
In other new music news, a record was set this week that is pretty much by definition going to be impossible to break.  Kelly Clarkson's new single made the biggest jump to #1 in the history of the Billboard 100 - from #97 last week to #1 this week.

That record's been broken several times in the past 3 years, actually, including about 2 months ago when Britney Spears' "Womanizer" went from 96 to 1.  I don't think it will be long before some luck of the draw lands a song at #100 on airplay alone and then skyrockets to #1 once the iTunes sales kick in (as happened here).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 29, 2009, 11:27:01 AM
In other new music news, a record was set this week that is pretty much by definition going to be impossible to break.  Kelly Clarkson's new single made the biggest jump to #1 in the history of the Billboard 100 - from #97 last week to #1 this week.

That record's been broken several times in the past 3 years, actually, including about 2 months ago when Britney Spears' "Womanizer" went from 96 to 1.  I don't think it will be long before some luck of the draw lands a song at #100 on airplay alone and then skyrockets to #1 once the iTunes sales kick in (as happened here).

ahhh, I see.  The gal on KKDV who was talking about this during my mornign commute got it wrong when she said that the old record was something like #67 to #1.  Not surprising.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 09, 2009, 11:51:26 AM
For you western-swing lovers: Willie Nelson teams up with Asleep @ the Wheel:

http://www.amazon.com/Willie-Wheel-Nelson/dp/B001NKWLDA

Heard some of this on KPFA yesterday; sounded pretty wonderful to my ears, but them I'm a sucker for that sorta thing. They do "Hesitation Blues", which Iknow from the Hot Tuna version in the '70s.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 16, 2009, 12:59:47 AM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 16, 2009, 08:54:36 AM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited


It's simply fantastic.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 17, 2009, 08:22:11 AM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited


It's simply fantastic.

Indeed, it's fabulous!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on February 17, 2009, 11:51:23 AM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited

nice bass line.  You?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 17, 2009, 06:18:50 PM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited

nice bass line.  You?

Thanks, guys! And, no, it isn't me- it's my hot bass player from Vitoria - www.myspace.com/marijoseestivariz 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on February 17, 2009, 08:39:57 PM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited

nice bass line.  You?

Thanks, guys! And, no, it isn't me- it's my hot bass player from Vitoria - www.myspace.com/marijoseestivariz 

She's good enough for a real bass! (http://www.ggould.com/gallery/images/GGi4_cocabola.jpg)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 17, 2009, 08:46:58 PM
For Tinka (and other Roxy Music fans):

My alter ego's version of "To Turn You On" has been selected for a Roxy tribute album. You can listen to it here for a few days:
http://www.myspace.com/songsofroxymusicrevisited

nice bass line.  You?

Thanks, guys! And, no, it isn't me- it's my hot bass player from Vitoria - www.myspace.com/marijoseestivariz 

She's good enough for a real bass! (http://www.ggould.com/gallery/images/GGi4_cocabola.jpg)

She'd probably be into it, too. Send her the link! I like to call her my "Personal Palladino".
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 20, 2009, 09:27:44 AM
Gotta admit, I like that new Snow Patrol - "Crack the Shutters," is it called?  I have trouble connecting their titles to their songs.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 20, 2009, 08:34:29 PM
Gotta admit, I like that new Snow Patrol - "Crack the Shutters," is it called?  I have trouble connecting their titles to their songs.

if Coldplay started out as "Radiohead lite", Snow Patrol is Diet Coldplay.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on February 26, 2009, 07:57:16 AM
For you western-swing lovers: Willie Nelson teams up with Asleep @ the Wheel:

http://www.amazon.com/Willie-Wheel-Nelson/dp/B001NKWLDA

Heard some of this on KPFA yesterday; sounded pretty wonderful to my ears, but them I'm a sucker for that sorta thing. They do "Hesitation Blues", which Iknow from the Hot Tuna version in the '70s.
Amazon has a free MP3 of "Hesitation Blues" from this.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on February 26, 2009, 09:33:43 AM
Here is the latest Rock supergroup, can you name any of these guys?

(http://www.exclaim.ca/images/up-tinted.jpg)

They are calling themselves Tinted Windows (http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=115&csid2=844&fid1=36828)  & their debut LP comes out in April.

The lineup:

Guitar - James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)
Bass - Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne)

...now here's where it gets interesting...

Vocals - Taylor Hanson (Hanson, aka "those mmmBop guys")
Drums - Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)

Apparently Adam & Taylor are friends from way back, and they got Iha on board a couple years ago. 

ETA: If you click on the link you can see bits of two songs performed live, and then the audio of the whole first song.  Definitely power pop, kind of made me think of the Romantics.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 26, 2009, 09:41:45 AM
Here is the latest Rock supergroup, can you name any of these guys?

They are calling themselves Tinted Windows & their debut LP comes out in April.

The lineup:

Guitar - James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins)
Bass - Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne)

...now here's where it gets interesting...

Vocals - Taylor Hanson (Hanson, aka "those mmmBop guys")
Drums - Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)

Apparently Adam & Taylor are friends from way back, and they got Iha on board a couple years ago. 

imho, this is either going to be very interesting, or it will vanish after about 7 milliseconds.

So, Fountains of Wayne are dead? on hiatus? or carrying on w/out Schlesinger?  I think he's a very talented songwriter, esp as a mimic/parodist.

TANC: Colbert did a bit the other night where he was transported to 1997 and "M-M-M-Bop" was playing in the background while he tried to get a dial-up internet connection.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 26, 2009, 05:55:39 PM

So, Fountains of Wayne are dead? on hiatus? or carrying on w/out Schlesinger?  I think he's a very talented songwriter, esp as a mimic/parodist.


Neither, to my knowledge. I just saw FoW here in PDX about a month ago, and they played SF at Cafe du Nord right after that. They said they're working on a new record, but probably wouldn't be out til late this year, 'cause they're a bunch of lazy fucks. So far as I know Cheap Trick is still an active band, too.

This is likely just another side project--seems like Schlesinger always has a few projects going (producing, film work, Ivy (his other band), etc.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 26, 2009, 09:03:09 PM
Digging Eric Hutchinson's "Rock & Roll" - this getting KFOG play yet?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on February 27, 2009, 02:00:32 AM
Here is the latest Rock supergroup, can you name any of these guys?

I couldn't get that link to work, but here's about all you need to know:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ethkTyEfAjU

Weird combo, methinks. I suppose it works, though...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on February 27, 2009, 10:45:45 AM
Digging Eric Hutchinson's "Rock & Roll" - this getting KFOG play yet?

Yes, but not sure with what regularlity.  The Morning Show crew all professed to love it when they had him on a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 03, 2009, 01:29:25 PM
OK, I'm sorry, but to my ears Duffy and Adele sound exactly alike. (KFOG has belately jumped on the Adele bandwagon, post-Grammys, and I just heard her on this Seattle station as well -- about a half-hour after they played Duffy). Oh dear gawd now they're playing Jason Mraz. My head may explode.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 04, 2009, 08:37:17 AM
This Seattle station KMTT is playing someone named Tristan Prettyman with "Hello" -- the umpteenth Feist-alike of the last two years. It never ends.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 04, 2009, 10:48:28 AM
Digging Eric Hutchinson's "Rock & Roll" - this getting KFOG play yet?

Yes, but not sure with what regularlity.  The Morning Show crew all professed to love it when they had him on a few weeks ago.

KMTT is playing this one right now -- the name didn't ring a bell, but lawd does KFOG play this one a LOT. More Mraz-tastic-ness on their playlist. No wonder Gaz likes it ;)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2009, 09:53:05 AM
been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks: The Cocktail Slippers, an all-girl band from Norway, "St Valentine's Day Massacre"  -- a Little Steven "Coolest song" that he's been playing for the past month (they're on his label, apparently).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5HgZGxnHQ

For you NY'ers, They're playing at the Bowery Ballroom this Thurs nite, opening for Soundtrack of Our Lives.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on March 09, 2009, 10:11:12 PM
a Little Steven "Coolest song" that he's been playing for the past month (they're on his label, apparently).

Not to mention he wrote and produced it. So you could say he has a vested interest. :)

That said, it's a pretty good song. I'd consider seeing 'em, particularly if the rest of the record is near as good.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 10, 2009, 09:14:21 AM
Someone -- Eugene Pitt (an aging '50s soul singer, he sang with The Jive Five, so he must be pushing '70 at least) has cut a remake of "Sweet Soul Music", updating the names with those of rappers like Soulja Boy and Flo-Rida. Talk about a clash of cultures. Quite hilariously bad to my ears.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 10, 2009, 09:56:26 AM
I heard the latest from Depeche Mode, "Wrong" yesterday on Channel 104.9...sounded pretty good to me.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on March 10, 2009, 08:05:17 PM
Devo whipping up first album since 1990
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/en_nm/us_devo_2 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/en_nm/us_devo_2)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 10, 2009, 08:24:02 PM
Devo whipping up first album since 1990
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/en_nm/us_devo_2 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/en_nm/us_devo_2)

But what about that kiddie Devo thing that Mothersbaugh was behind a few years back? Little kids singing Devo songs, what was it called? -- Devo 2? Devo Jr? Li'l Devo? Gawd that was ridiculous.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2009, 11:53:57 AM
listening to Absolute Radio UK (they run Little Steven at noon PDT on Mondays) and they're playing the new Pet Shop Boys single, "Love etc".
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 16, 2009, 04:25:20 PM
listening to Absolute Radio UK (they run Little Steven at noon PDT on Mondays) and they're playing the new Pet Shop Boys single, "Love etc".

That's good to know. Noon on Mondays is doable.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 16, 2009, 07:18:31 PM
listening to Absolute Radio UK (they run Little Steven at noon PDT on Mondays) and they're playing the new Pet Shop Boys single, "Love etc".

That's good to know. Noon on Mondays is doable.

actually, for a couple more weeks it's at 1pm Monday (London's not on Daylight Savings until the weekend of 3/28).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 18, 2009, 11:12:35 AM
Riding in today my casual carpool driver was playing a cd of some cool rootsy blues rock that I'd never heard before.  Turns of it was Dan Aurebach's (The Black Keyes) solo album, Keep It Hid.  Very nice.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 18, 2009, 04:55:53 PM
listening to Absolute Radio UK (they run Little Steven at noon PDT on Mondays) and they're playing the new Pet Shop Boys single, "Love etc".

I'm quite enjoying it.  They were taking themselves too seriously on their last two albums, I think in hindsight.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 21, 2009, 12:54:01 PM
Pete Doherty, despite being known as a tabloid trainwreck, is actually a gifted songwriter.  His latest, Grace/Wasteland, has quite a Ray Davies feel to it - Urth, I think you might enjoy.

http://www.myspace.com/gracewastelands

And I am more enamored of the MGMT disc with every listen - and there have been many this week.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 22, 2009, 04:22:36 AM
Pete Doherty, despite being known as a tabloid trainwreck, is actually a gifted songwriter.  His latest, Grace/Wasteland, has quite a Ray Davies feel to it - Urth, I think you might enjoy.

http://www.myspace.com/gracewastelands


Ugh, ugh, ugh. I heard it on the radio the other day. I find it a waste of $$shambles.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 24, 2009, 11:08:06 AM
Devo whipping up first album since 1990
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/en_nm/us_devo_2 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090311/en_nm/us_devo_2)

a RAVE review for their SXSW performance:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/devo-delivers-head-turning-live-show-1003954690.story
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on March 24, 2009, 11:44:06 AM
Pete Doherty, despite being known as a tabloid trainwreck, is actually a gifted songwriter.  His latest, Grace/Wasteland, has quite a Ray Davies feel to it - Urth, I think you might enjoy.

http://www.myspace.com/gracewastelands


Excellent call on that, Gaz--just gave the three songs there a quick listen, and rather enjoyed the lot. There are hints of Davies-esque songcraft (besides wearing its Britishness blatantly on its sleeve), but it's got his own spin on it as well. I will have to seek out that one. Thanks for the recco!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 14, 2009, 10:15:39 PM
Towards the end of his New Music Block, Big Rick played Beck's cover of "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat". Not bad; certainly works better than that rap "Forever Young" I mentioned in the songs-in-commercials thread.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on May 15, 2009, 11:14:08 AM
Towards the end of his New Music Block, Big Rick played Beck's cover of "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat". Not bad; certainly works better than that rap "Forever Young" I mentioned in the songs-in-commercials thread.

That was used over the end credits of some movie I saw this year, can't remember which one.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on May 15, 2009, 11:23:14 AM
Towards the end of his New Music Block, Big Rick played Beck's cover of "Leopardskin Pillbox Hat". Not bad; certainly works better than that rap "Forever Young" I mentioned in the songs-in-commercials thread.

That was used over the end credits of some movie I saw this year, can't remember which one.

Which one, LPH or FY?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on May 15, 2009, 12:17:18 PM
the former
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 21, 2009, 09:55:26 AM
KFOG's been playing this neo-soul "Sugarfoot" thing by Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears a lot; damn, it's funky!  Hope it fares better on Triple-A radio than Sharon Jones did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UOJUbiWC5M
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 12, 2009, 07:44:20 AM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on June 12, 2009, 07:49:50 AM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.

They've played that fair for the past three years now iirc.  Always on July 5th.   

(aside: I LURVE county fairs, gives me a chance to be "going up the country (baby do you wanna go?)".    The Marin fair, which it doesn't feature nearly the amt of livestock as say, Sonoma, does have a good film fest in the Fair.  I'll def go to the Marin fair, maybe even on July to see LL.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on June 12, 2009, 09:57:50 AM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.

They've played that fair for the past three years now iirc.  Always on July 5th.   

(aside: I LURVE county fairs, gives me a chance to be "going up the country (baby do you wanna go?).    The Marin fair, which it doesn't feature nearly the amt of livestock as say, Sonoma, does have a good film fest in the Fair.  I'll def go to the Marin fair, maybe even on July to see LL.)

The Marin Fair also usually has a good exhibit of models and other memorabilia from the artists at "Kerner Optical", aka Industrial Light & Magic. (Kerner was the sign they had outside the building to throw obsessive fanboys off the track when ILM was still out in the canal district in San Rafael. Now that they're mostly at the Presidio no such subterfuge is required.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on June 12, 2009, 10:15:25 AM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.

They're also doing some big Latino music festival in SJ this summer, been meaning to check the deets.  We'll be camping up at Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park on the 5th, so that's not an option.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on June 12, 2009, 11:24:20 AM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.

They've played that fair for the past three years now iirc.  Always on July 5th.   

(aside: I LURVE county fairs, gives me a chance to be "going up the country (baby do you wanna go?)".    The Marin fair, which it doesn't feature nearly the amt of livestock as say, Sonoma, does have a good film fest in the Fair.  I'll def go to the Marin fair, maybe even on July to see LL.)

Glad to hear you appreciate the Sonoma Fair--it's much more the classic county fair than is the one in Marin, and it's not such a huge scale as the Alameda Co. fair--and the drive to Santa Rosa is much preferable to the one out to Pleasanton (sorry, Shray and Wayback). I love the commerce building, full of hawkers offering the latest "as seen on TV" miracle products--step right up, one tenth of a dollah, that sort of thing.

Back to Los Lobos: they always play the annual concert series at the Zoo in Portland, too. This year they're on a double bill with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Might be worth the drive--we saw them at the Aladdin in PDX in January and loved 'em as always.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on June 12, 2009, 07:33:02 PM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.
They've played that fair for the past three years now iirc.  Always on July 5th. 
(aside: I LURVE county fairs, gives me a chance to be "going up the country (baby do you wanna go?)".    The Marin fair, which it doesn't feature nearly the amt of livestock as say, Sonoma, does have a good film fest in the Fair.  I'll def go to the Marin fair, maybe even on July to see LL.)
Glad to hear you appreciate the Sonoma Fair--it's much more the classic county fair than is the one in Marin, and it's not such a huge scale as the Alameda Co. fair--and the drive to Santa Rosa is much preferable to the one out to Pleasanton (sorry, Shray and Wayback). I love the commerce building, full of hawkers offering the latest "as seen on TV" miracle products--step right up, one tenth of a dollah, that sort of thing.
Alameda County Fair is here in my town (how conveen-ient), so I go a couple times during its run, this year July 1-19. Their concerts this year include Charlie Daniels, Night Ranger, Gregg Rollie (of early Santana & early Journey), Evolution (Journey tribute), a Skynyrd tribute band, BJ Thomas, and more, the usual county fair stuff.  I just enjoy soaking up the atmosphere.  Here's a link to some county fairs in NorCal, drill down in the links to find their concert lineups: http://www.calfairs.com/   By the way, folks can also ride BART to Dublin/Pton station and take shuttle bus to fair or ride ACE train from Silicon Valley and Central Valley direct to fairground's east entrance.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 13, 2009, 12:51:28 PM
folks can also ride BART to Dublin/Pton station and take shuttle bus to fair or ride ACE train from Silicon Valley and Central Valley direct to fairground's east entrance.

non-musical Mondegreen: for years I heard Renee mention the ACE train on the traffic report and thought she was saying "the A's train" -- and I'd wonder: "how come the A's have a train, but the Giants don't?"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on June 13, 2009, 03:16:54 PM
Especially to Mark, dunno if anyone else is a fan: I just got a press alert that Los Lobos have signed with the Shout Factory label and are working on a new album.  Among their upcoming summer tour dates is the Marin County Fair in San Rafael.
They've played that fair for the past three years now iirc.  Always on July 5th. 
(aside: I LURVE county fairs, gives me a chance to be "going up the country (baby do you wanna go?)".    The Marin fair, which it doesn't feature nearly the amt of livestock as say, Sonoma, does have a good film fest in the Fair.  I'll def go to the Marin fair, maybe even on July to see LL.)
Glad to hear you appreciate the Sonoma Fair--it's much more the classic county fair than is the one in Marin, and it's not such a huge scale as the Alameda Co. fair--and the drive to Santa Rosa is much preferable to the one out to Pleasanton (sorry, Shray and Wayback). I love the commerce building, full of hawkers offering the latest "as seen on TV" miracle products--step right up, one tenth of a dollah, that sort of thing.
Alameda County Fair is here in my town (how conveen-ient), so I go a couple times during its run, this year July 1-19. Their concerts this year include Charlie Daniels, Night Ranger, Gregg Rollie (of early Santana & early Journey), Evolution (Journey tribute), a Skynyrd tribute band, BJ Thomas, and more, the usual county fair stuff.  I just enjoy soaking up the atmosphere.  Here's a link to some county fairs in NorCal, drill down in the links to find their concert lineups: http://www.calfairs.com/   By the way, folks can also ride BART to Dublin/Pton station and take shuttle bus to fair or ride ACE train from Silicon Valley and Central Valley direct to fairground's east entrance.
 

Sonoma is prob my favorite local fair and over the years I've seen a wide asst of fun acts (Malo, El Vez, Loverboy (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=3&entry_id=7685)), but last year we  visited Alemeda Co Fair for the first time, taking BART and The shuttle, just as Wayback suggests.  I was really into the model train installation (which is there year-round, btw).  We saw Boys II Men perform for about 5 songs, not my cup typically, but they were fun.   Lots of cows, pigs, sheep, goats, bunnies, chickens, arts & crafts, deep fried foods.  very nice.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on June 13, 2009, 08:50:30 PM
folks can also ride BART to Dublin/Pton station and take shuttle bus to fair or ride ACE train from Silicon Valley and Central Valley direct to fairground's east entrance.

non-musical Mondegreen: for years I heard Renee mention the ACE train on the traffic report and thought she was saying "the A's train" -- and I'd wonder: "how come the A's have a train, but the Giants don't?"

¡dittoamundo!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 07, 2009, 11:05:44 AM
In case this is of interest to the Princess - or anyone else: George Benson has a new album coming out.  Just got a press release:

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GEORGE BENSON RETURNS WITH 'SONGS AND STORIES' ON AUGUST 25TH

New Collection is NEA Jazz Master's Follow-Up to 2006's Grammy Winning "Giving It Up"
National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and 10X Grammy-winning, legendary musician George Benson will release his new album on August 25th entitled Songs and Stories, his second for Concord Records / Monster Music. The album is a collection of tunes penned by some of the most prolific and enduring songwriters of the last half-century. Some were written specifically for this new recording, such as Bill Withers' (who came out of retirement to write "A Telephone Call Away" for George), Rod Temperton's "Family Reunion" and Lamont Dozier's "Living in High Definition"; while others, including James Taylor's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight", Donny Hathaway's "Someday We'll All Be Free" and Tony Joe White's "Rainy Night in Georgia" were hand-picked by Benson for their ability to convey simple but universal truths about the human experience.

Songs and Stories was produced by Concord's Grammy winning, creative head John Burk and renowned bassist /composer / producer Marcus Miller. Benson, Miller, keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, guitarist Jubu and drummer John Robinson make up the core unit for the project. They were joined by special guests: guitarists Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Wah Wah Watson and Norman Brown, vocalists Lalah Hathaway and Patti Austin, keyboardist David Paich, saxophonists Tom Scott and Gerald Albright along with several others. "Brother, with that team, you can do just about anything," said Benson. "We recorded in the studio for three days straight, and everything we touched had something on it that made us all glad we were there. It was just the right mix of people and material."

And yet, for all of the high-caliber musicians on hand, the most important guests are the songwriters, says co-producer Miller. "Smokey Robinson doesn't perform on this record, but he's still a guest," he says. "Lamont Dozier is a guest. Bill Withers, Rod Temperton and James Taylor are guests. If you take great songs from writers like these, and you put them in the hands of George Benson and a great band, you'd better just get out of the way and let things happen, because the result is going to be something great."

Indeed, the record captures the somewhat underappreciated essential brilliance of his storied career; the ability to simply touch people through authentic lyrics and beautiful melody. On Songs and Stories, George Benson's musical artistry has perhaps never been on sharper display.

To celebrate the release of Songs And Stories, fans can visit the official Benson website, georgebenson.com and receive a free mp3 download of "Living In High Definition", the new song written by legendary composer Lamont Dozier. Additionally on the website, fans can view "The George Benson Sessions: The Making Of Songs And Stories", a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new record. The series will be updated with a new video each week leading up to and through the August 25 release.

Concord Records is proud to once again partner with Monster Music® on presenting the newest George Benson album Songs and Stories on High Definition Surround™ Sound SuperDisc™. The Monster® version, also available August 25th, is a specially priced two-disc package that consists of Songs and Stories on compact disc mixed in traditional stereo and a bonus DVD, containing Monster's High Definition Stereo and Surround mixes. In addition, the bonus DVD features behind-the-scenes video footage of the making of the record including an in-depth interview with George Benson. With its innovative High Definition Surround technology Monster Music is revolutionizing the listening experience. Mastered in the highest resolution possible, HDS SuperDiscs are specially engineered to capture the true harmonic depth and tonal richness of the music. THX certified HDS SuperDiscs deliver the music through a 5.1 speaker system just the way the artist heard it in the studio when it was recorded, the way they intended you to hear it.

TRACK LISTING:

1.  Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - (James Taylor)
2.  Family Reunion - (Rod Temperton-Catero Colbert)
3.  Show Me the Love - (David Paich-Steve Lukather)
4.  A Telephone Call Away - (Bill Withers)
5.  Someday We'll All Be Free - (Donny Hathaway-Ed Howard)
6.  Nuthin' But a Party - (Roger Troutman-Larry Troutman-Marlon McClain-Robert Harris-Christopher Lomax)
7.  Come in From the Cold - (Marc Broussard-Radney Foster-Justin Tocket)
8.  Exotica - (Marcus Miller)
9.  Rainy Night in Georgia - (Tony Joe White)
10. One Like You - (William "Smokey" Robinson-David Garfield)
11. Living in High Definition - (Lamont Dozier)
12. Sailing - (Christopher Cross)

For more information please contact:

Jim Walsh - Big Hassle Media - 212-202-0272 walsh@bighassle.com

Joel Amsterdam - Concord Records - 310-385-4206 joel.amsterdam@concordmusicgroup.com

# # #
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2009, 09:11:26 AM
OMG do I *love* this one.  It's Little Steven's "Coolest Song in the World" this week -- love the song and the vid with this amazing woman lead singer.  It's like Duffy and Adele meet '60s girl group/Motown. The Noisettes, "Never Forget You". KFOG needs to jump on this immediately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJnJeQEKIto
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on August 03, 2009, 11:31:23 AM
Does KFOG play new music anymore?  :-\

Checking their playlist, they have under 30 "current" songs and that includes songs that aren't really current anymore i.e. "Strange Overtones," "Come On Get Higher," "I Will Possess Your Heart," "You Found Me." (And why are they hanging onto that one?  The Fray has had 2 singles since that they haven't touched!)

And some of the songs they have added recently they added after they were no longer new (I think the only truly 'new' song they added recently was "Fugitive" by David Gray).  They added Gomez and the Airborne Toxic Event in what, May?  They played "Sometime Around Midnight" on the new music hour back in September!!!

Awhile back one Thursday morning I heard Kelly Ransford play "Old White Lincoln" by the Gaslight Anthem and gush about how it was perfect on KFOG. (Which it was.) I never heard it again except in the sideshow or new music hours.

Even the new music hour has gotten stale.  They're playing songs they played 6 months ago too.  The station is becoming unlistenable except during their speciality programming...and I used to listen to it almost 24/7.

What gives?  I heard their PD (or is it MD) got the boot a few months ago and they don't have one now...could this be why?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 03, 2009, 11:52:45 AM
Does KFOG play new music anymore?  :-\

Checking their playlist, they have under 30 "current" songs and that includes songs that aren't really current anymore i.e. "Strange Overtones," "Come On Get Higher," "I Will Possess Your Heart," "You Found Me." (And why are they hanging onto that one?  The Fray has had 2 singles since that they haven't touched!)

And some of the songs they have added recently they added after they were no longer new (I think the only truly 'new' song they added recently was "Fugitive" by David Gray).  They added Gomez and the Airborne Toxic Event in what, May?  They played "Sometime Around Midnight" on the new music hour back in September!!!

Awhile back one Thursday morning I heard Kelly Ransford play "Old White Lincoln" by the Gaslight Anthem and gush about how it was perfect on KFOG. (Which it was.) I never heard it again except in the sideshow or new music hours.

Even the new music hour has gotten stale.  They're playing songs they played 6 months ago too.  The station is becoming unlistenable except during their speciality programming...and I used to listen to it almost 24/7.

What gives?  I heard their PD (or is it MD) got the boot a few months ago and they don't have one now...could this be why?

You have hit the nail on the head on all counts. Drives me crazy how they call something "new music" that's 6 months (or more) old. I rarely listen to KFOG outside of an hour when I get up (6-7) and 10@10. The repetition is mind-boggling, that Fray song in particular must get played 5 or 6 times a day, along with Snow Patrol's "Crack the Shutters". Not to mention all the Feist-alikes. And this all pre-dates the exit of their PD. Kelly's the MD, and there's a disconnect between what she likes (and plays on the Sideshow) and what is in heavy rotation for months at a time.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 05, 2009, 09:08:27 AM
OMG do I *love* this one.  It's Little Steven's "Coolest Song in the World" this week -- love the song and the vid with this amazing woman lead singer.  It's like Duffy and Adele meet '60s girl group/Motown. The Noisettes, "Never Forget You". KFOG needs to jump on this immediately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJnJeQEKIto

Catapulted instantly into my Top 20 of the year so far.  Thanks!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 11, 2009, 09:35:08 AM
Fogerty revives Blue Ridge Rangers with help from Broooce and Don Henley:

http://blogs.tampabay.com/popmusic/2009/06/fogerty-springsteen-henley-team-up-for-new-blue-ridge-rangers-album.html

'LNG just played the Fogerty/Springsteen duet of "When Will I Be Loved?"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2009, 09:37:10 AM
Pete's writing another rock opera, about aging. It's called.... "Floss" -- I hope I die before I lose my teeth?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/26/DD9R19DGEK.DTL
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on August 29, 2009, 01:50:14 PM
Pete's writing another rock opera, about aging. It's called.... "Floss" -- I hope I die before I lose my teeth?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/26/DD9R19DGEK.DTL

I heard that Roger wrote it , not Pete.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 02, 2009, 08:39:17 AM
Pete's writing another rock opera, about aging. It's called.... "Floss" -- I hope I die before I lose my teeth?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/26/DD9R19DGEK.DTL

I heard that Roger wrote it , not Pete.

TANC, sorta: from the Funky 16 Corners blog, Labelle's cover of "Won't Get Fooled Again"!

http://funky16corners.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/labelle-wont-get-fooled-again/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on September 02, 2009, 11:16:46 PM
Article from 9/2/09 L.A. Times:
On 'The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again,' John Fogerty plays country and roots songs that intrigue him.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-john-fogerty2-2009sep02,0,6131840.story
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on September 04, 2009, 09:02:00 AM
TANC, sorta: from the Funky 16 Corners blog, Labelle's cover of "Won't Get Fooled Again"!

http://funky16corners.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/labelle-wont-get-fooled-again/

TANC: I was just turned onto this album a couple of weeks ago. The version of "Moonshadow" is stupendous!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 04, 2009, 09:04:40 AM
TANC, sorta: from the Funky 16 Corners blog, Labelle's cover of "Won't Get Fooled Again"!

http://funky16corners.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/labelle-wont-get-fooled-again/

TANC: I was just turned onto this album a couple of weeks ago. The version of "Moonshadow" is stupendous!

Miss Patti: "and if ah evah lose mah wigs/ah won't tour/and ah won't gig"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 11, 2009, 07:15:59 PM
Don't remember what thread it was -- I'm guessing the CG/WLNG/etc one -- but somebody had played "The Need To Be" by Jim Weatherly, who wrote Gladys' "Midnite Train to GA", "Best Thing That Ever Happened" and "Neither One of Us". And I commented that I wish Ms Knight had recorded "Need to Be" as well -- it seemed made for her. Well, she finally has, on the sndtk to the new Tyler Perry opus, I Can Do Bad All By Myself.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 27, 2009, 12:04:59 PM
La Streisand's new CD is called Love is the Answer -- does that mean Babs is covering the Todd/Utopia/ED&JFC hit?  :o
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 28, 2009, 10:02:33 AM
La Streisand's new CD is called Love is the Answer -- does that mean Babs is covering the Todd/Utopia/ED&JFC hit?  :o

Alas, nope.  She didn't ask the man in her heart for the answers.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 01, 2009, 02:10:21 PM
Expanded CD of Stones "Get Yer Ya-Ya's" coming!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091001/en_nm/us_stones_1
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on October 02, 2009, 09:26:03 AM
I'm really digging the latest Death Cab "Meet Me on the Equinox", wonder if anyone else is.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 08, 2009, 10:00:56 PM
Just saw that Rhino (or what's left of it) is putting out the next installment in the Nuggets series this year, focusing on the LA music scene ca. 1965-68. Track listing and samples here:

http://www.buymusichere.net/rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=23&upc=08122798586
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 09, 2009, 05:45:55 PM
I'm really digging the latest Death Cab "Meet Me on the Equinox", wonder if anyone else is.

y'know it's from the Twilight: New Moon sndtk, right?

And speaking of DCFC, KFOG is playing a new tune by some guy who calls himself... Grey Owl? Ghost Owl? Something "Owl" anyway and it is, to my ears, a laughably blatant DCFC clone. The song is "Fireflies" -- I will *guarantee* it becomes one of KFOG's most sickeningly-overplayed tunes in the next few months.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 09, 2009, 08:47:40 PM
I'm really digging the latest Death Cab "Meet Me on the Equinox", wonder if anyone else is.

y'know it's from the Twilight: New Moon sndtk, right?

And speaking of DCFC, KFOG is playing a new tune by some guy who calls himself... Grey Owl? Ghost Owl? Something "Owl" anyway and it is, to my ears, a laughably blatant DCFC clone. The song is "Fireflies" -- I will *guarantee* it becomes one of KFOG's most sickeningly-overplayed tunes in the next few months.

Owl City.  It shot to #11 on this week's Hot 100.  I'd never heard of him or the song until reading the chart.  I want to like it - the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI4JLa0hbUw)'s treacly nerd-sweet - but the words are just WAY too dippy.  My friend Andy sings like him but thankfully writes much better lyrics.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 09, 2009, 09:23:06 PM
I'm really digging the latest Death Cab "Meet Me on the Equinox", wonder if anyone else is.

y'know it's from the Twilight: New Moon sndtk, right?

And speaking of DCFC, KFOG is playing a new tune by some guy who calls himself... Grey Owl? Ghost Owl? Something "Owl" anyway and it is, to my ears, a laughably blatant DCFC clone. The song is "Fireflies" -- I will *guarantee* it becomes one of KFOG's most sickeningly-overplayed tunes in the next few months.

Owl City.  It shot to #11 on this week's Hot 100.  I'd never heard of him or the song until reading the chart.  I want to like it - the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI4JLa0hbUw)'s treacly nerd-sweet - but the words are just WAY too dippy.  My friend Andy sings like him but thankfully writes much better lyrics.

It is so calculatedly... "let's make a record that sounds like _______ and get airplay", which sadly describes 2/3 of the Triple-A format these days (see: Feist-alikes).
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 25, 2009, 10:12:30 AM
Reviews of Harper Simon (Paul's son), Bob Dylan Xmas CD, Hall & Oates box set, more:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-ragogna/emhuffpost-reviewsem-hall_b_317102.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 28, 2009, 10:01:15 AM
I frequently hear KFOG tout Vienna Teng in its ads for the new music it plays.  But is her full song actually getting played?  I'd like to see her succeed; I saw her live last year in SF when a musician friend of mine was touring as her drummer.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 28, 2009, 10:03:30 AM
I frequently hear KFOG tout Vienna Teng in its ads for the new music it plays.  But is her full song actually getting played?  I'd like to see her succeed; I saw her live last year in SF when a musician friend of mine was touring as her drummer.

I think she's one of those "Acoustic Sunrise favorites" who rarely gets played outside that ghetto. I can remember Rosalie playing her 6 or 7 years ago, but she's never made that leap to regular rotation.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 03, 2009, 09:29:52 AM
Album Title of the Week:

(http://img.imeem.com/ai/ELJFFKNEXHO7Q3H77FLMTF4UCBOUV7XM.jpg)

and she ain't talkin' 'bout gasoline (nudgenudge winkwink)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 03, 2009, 09:32:18 AM
Album Title of the Week:

(http://img.imeem.com/ai/ELJFFKNEXHO7Q3H77FLMTF4UCBOUV7XM.jpg)

and she ain't talkin' 'bout gasoline (nudgenudge winkwink)

Not the first album by that name--former NRBQ twangslinger Al Anderson had one about 12 years or so ago:

(http://www.slipcue.com/music/country/countrypix/aa_albums/A/_anderson/al_1996_paybefore.gif)

I think I like Al's graphics better.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on November 05, 2009, 02:39:38 PM
I think I like Al's graphics better.

I would, too, if Denise is only going to give me gas.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on November 06, 2009, 04:53:00 PM
I'm digging the new Death Cab for Cutie song too.  First song I've really liked by them since "No Sunlight."

As for Owl City - it took awhile but I'm finally starting to dig this too.  Like some of you I was put off by the overly cheezy and not-stimulating-in-the-least lyrics.  But after hearing it over and over I've realized it's got such an innocence about it that I never hear in music anymore.

If you know the story behind him it's not really as calculated/manufactured as it appears to be.  It's a kid who had insomnia and was staying up late, making bleepy noises on his computer because he didn't know what else to do.  He put it on myspace...and ended up getting a record deal.  I agree that it does sound like a Postal Service clone -- you have to get your influences from somewhere.  (It's more Postal Service than Death Cab IMO - I know they're the same person but Postal Service's bleeps are more ADD.  Owl City is totally ADD.)

Regardless, I hope it doesn't 'blow up' much further because this is not the type of song that should be played in heavy rotation on any station.

I'm surprised that KFOG hasn't officially added it yet.  The two formats it started off on, oddly enough, are Alternative and Christian AC!  Live 105 has been playing it heavily for awhile.  I also hear it fairly often on Movin' and Star -- seems to be getting lots of requests and buzz on all these stations.

In other new music news...
KFOG needs to finally add the new Snow Patrol song, "Just Say Yes" (not just on Thursdays) and stop playing "Crack the Shutters" 100x.  Although maybe not, because I'm sure in a year they'll still be playing "Just Say Yes" 100x.

The new Imogen Heap song "First Train Home" is pretty good, anyone heard it?  I picked up the CD (the 2-disc version, with the second disc being only instrumentals).  Too bad the rest of the CD is kinda blah...the instrumental disc is better.

The new John Mayer song is terrible.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 06, 2009, 06:39:14 PM
KFOG needs to finally add the new Snow Patrol song, "Just Say Yes" (not just on Thursdays) and stop playing "Crack the Shutters" 100x.  Although maybe not, because I'm sure in a year they'll still be playing "Just Say Yes" 100x.


Well, I agree about "Crack the Shutters"  ;)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 09, 2009, 09:03:52 AM

As for Owl City ... (It's more Postal Service than Death Cab IMO - I know they're the same person but Postal Service's bleeps are more ADD.  Owl City is totally ADD.)

Good point - I agree.  And I've since found myself enjoying more Owl City clips on YouTube.

Regardless, I hope it doesn't 'blow up' much further because this is not the type of song that should be played in heavy rotation on any station.

"Fireflies" hit #1 last week!  Down to #2 this week.  Its chart success is a fantastic aberration in a generally innocent-pop-free Top 40 landscape.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 09, 2009, 09:05:15 AM
Here's one to look forward to.  I already love the Xmas track.

http://www.xfm.co.uk/news/2009/barclaycard/pet-shop-boys-cover-coldplay-for-christmas

Quote
Pet Shop Boys have announced details of a special Christmas EP, which will include covers of Coldplay and Madness songs.

The imaginatively-titled 'Christmas' EP will feature a version of Chris Martin and pals' 'Viva La Vida', segued into the PSB's own 1988 hit, 'Domino Dancing' and their own take on Madness's 1982 single, 'My Girl'.

The lead track is a new version of Tennant and Lowe's 1997 fan club-only track 'It Doesn't Often Snow At Christmas'.

'Christmas' is relesed on December 14.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 09, 2009, 09:45:49 AM
KFOG needs to finally add the new Snow Patrol song, "Just Say Yes" (not just on Thursdays) and stop playing "Crack the Shutters" 100x.  Although maybe not, because I'm sure in a year they'll still be playing "Just Say Yes" 100x.


Well, I agree about "Crack the Shutters"  ;)

an lo, I just switched over to KFOG and they were playing it again.

to paraphrase an old George Carlin line, "you can crack your shutters, but you can't shutter your crack"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 09, 2009, 10:08:10 AM
to paraphrase an old George Carlin line, "you can crack your shutters, but you can't shutter your crack"

Carlin's wordplay was underappreciated.  Some of my favorites of his routines.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 10, 2009, 08:17:26 AM
Not new music but a new compilation: Bob Stroud of WDRV's latest "Rock 'n Roll Roots" disc, #11 in the series.

The Tracks

01 Journey to the Center of the Mind (Amboy Dukes)
02 Face the Autumn* (Family)
03 (Lay Down) Candles in the Rain (Melanie)
04 Wildflower (Skylark)
05 Ruby Tuesday (Rotary Connection)
06 Can't You See Me Cry (New Colony Six)
07 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' (Crazy Elephant)
08 Summertime Blues (Blue Cheer)
09 Little Girl (Syndicate of Sound)
10 Can't You See (That I Really Love You)* (The Flock)
11 Car Hop (The Exports)
12 My Pledge of Love (Joe Jeffrey Group)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 10, 2009, 08:24:51 AM
Not new music but a new compilation: Bob Stroud of WDRV's latest "Rock 'n Roll Roots" disc, #11 in the series.

The Tracks

01 Journey to the Center of the Mind (Amboy Dukes)
02 Face the Autumn* (Family)
03 (Lay Down) Candles in the Rain (Melanie)
04 Wildflower (Skylark)
05 Ruby Tuesday (Rotary Connection)
06 Can't You See Me Cry (New Colony Six)
07 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' (Crazy Elephant)
08 Summertime Blues (Blue Cheer)
09 Little Girl (Syndicate of Sound)
10 Can't You See (That I Really Love You)* (The Flock)
11 Car Hop (The Exports)
12 My Pledge of Love (Joe Jeffrey Group)

if the asterisked ones are new to you, they're NTM too, as is #11.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on November 10, 2009, 08:27:17 AM
05 Ruby Tuesday (Rotary Connection)
lusting for this! [hint!]
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 18, 2009, 01:11:26 AM
I'm glad Boyz II Men are still doing their thing.  But I'm not with them on some of the song selections here (though "I Can't Make You Love Me" is one of the very few songs written in the past 30 years that has achieved "standard" status, so it's an understandable pick).  Frankly, "Africa" would have been far more interesting.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/17/boyz.ii.men.album/index.html

1. I Can't Make You Love Me
2. Amazed
3. If You Leave Me Now
4. Misty Blue
5. Time After Time
6. Iris   
7. Cupid
8. In My Life
9. Shining Star
10. Open Arms
11. When I Fall In Love
12. Back For Good
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 18, 2009, 08:25:48 AM
I'm glad Boyz II Men are still doing their thing.  But I'm not with them on some of the song selections here (though "I Can't Make You Love Me" is one of the very few songs written in the past 30 years that has achieved "standard" status, so it's an understandable pick). 

TANC: the other day at the gym I caught the end of an Oprah show with her Karaoke Challenge winners: each had to pick one of the "Top 5 karaoke songs" without knowing which one they'd have to sing.  Turned out that "I Can't Make You Love Me" was #1 -- ahead of "My Girl" and "Sweet Caroline"! I was floored. 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on November 18, 2009, 08:31:54 AM
I'm glad Boyz II Men are still doing their thing.  But I'm not with them on some of the song selections here (though "I Can't Make You Love Me" is one of the very few songs written in the past 30 years that has achieved "standard" status, so it's an understandable pick).  Frankly, "Africa" would have been far more interesting.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/11/17/boyz.ii.men.album/index.html

I didn't really know (or care) about B2M when they were big, but I did catch part of their act at the Alameda County Fair a couple years ago, and they were pretty darn good.  I eventually bought one of their comps in San Diego on Record Store Day this past April (http://www.recordstoreday.com/).

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 18, 2009, 11:24:00 AM
I know I'm forever commenting on NTM "lost" songs that WLNG or Offshore Radio unearth... but this is an absolute find IMHO: Verdelle Smith, from 1966 with the haunting "Tar and Cement".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIDLdgeP9Bw
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2009, 09:42:38 AM
Little Steven played as his "Coolest Song in the World" this week, Ronnie Spector & Keith Richards duetting on the Ike & Tina chestnut "I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine".  They do a better job than Linda Ronstadt & James Taylor, that's for sure. Couldn't find it on the YouTubes.  But Steven identified it as being "from her new album, Last of the Rock Stars". And I went to Amazon and found out it's a new US release but it came out in Europe in 2006!  Ronnie also does Johnny Thunders' "You can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory", a fave of mine that would seem to be made for her.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2009, 12:24:41 PM
Big Rick ended last nite's "New Music" block with the McCartney tune from the sndtk of that Robert DeNiro flop Everybody's Fine... on one hearing it sounded pretty awful to my ears -- it's a plaintive (read: "drippy") ballad called "I want To Come Home". Guess they're trying to get Macca another Oscar nom.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 18, 2009, 01:19:51 PM
NTM, courtesy of that French station, early-'70s funk by Joe Quarterman & Free Soul. Very much in a Tower of Power-meets-JB-in-Sly's-basement mode. "So Much Trouble in my Mind":

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUtNt82XtEE
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on December 24, 2009, 10:54:42 AM
Crap, just in time to shake me out of my holiday reverie. I just heard that singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt is in a coma, after taking an OD of muscle relaxants. He's best known in the alt-country genre, not much elsewhere, although I think he did have a bit part in Sling Blade a decade or so back.

http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/vic-chesnutt-in-a-coma

Wasn't sure where to put this. Hope it doesn't need to be moved to the In Memoriam board though.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 28, 2009, 10:11:07 AM
Anyone want to cite any best-ofs (singles, albums, videos) of 2009?  I'll post a list here sometime this week, though I declined to submit a Pazz & Jop ballot again this year.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 28, 2009, 10:15:34 AM
Anyone want to cite any best-ofs (singles, albums, videos) of 2009?  I'll post a list here sometime this week, though I declined to submit a Pazz & Jop ballot again this year.

my fave song of the year remains the Noisettes' "Never Forget You" -- was happy to see it on EW's "10 Best Singles" list; did it actually get any Top 40 airplay?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on December 28, 2009, 04:10:21 PM
I can hardly even think of any new music this year I paid attention to. Probably is something.

Dylan's "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Matisyahu's "One Day"
Fools Gold's "Surprise Hotel"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on December 29, 2009, 01:33:43 AM
I've really been into Bitte Orca by the Dirty Projectors. And I like Camera Obscura's "French Navy." And was really surprised to find I like Bon Iver and Andrew Bird. I had heard of these people before, but never heard their music until a couple of weeks ago. Good thing I got hip before the year ended.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 29, 2009, 10:11:54 AM
Several people enthusiastically recommended Bon Iver to me, but I hated it.  Slow, spare, sad introspection over an entire album just isn't my idea of a good time.  I've seen Dirty Projectors on a number of year-end lists but haven't heard anything from them.

And if anyone wants a copy, I just received an Excel spreadsheet of every single Hot 100 debut of the '00s.  We can get a BIG idea of just how many songs we missed!  Email me if you want a copy, or help me figure out how to upload here.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on December 29, 2009, 10:35:30 AM
Several people enthusiastically recommended Bon Iver to me, but I hated it.  Slow, spare, sad introspection over an entire album just isn't my idea of a good time.  I've seen Dirty Projectors on a number of year-end lists but haven't heard anything from them.

Well, I haven't heard the entire Bon Iver album, so I could be mistaken. But I *do* have the DP album, so if anyone is interested, jut let me know.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on December 29, 2009, 02:13:33 PM
Several people enthusiastically recommended Bon Iver to me, but I hated it.  Slow, spare, sad introspection over an entire album just isn't my idea of a good time.  I've seen Dirty Projectors on a number of year-end lists but haven't heard anything from them.

And if anyone wants a copy, I just received an Excel spreadsheet of every single Hot 100 debut of the '00s.  We can get a BIG idea of just how many songs we missed!  Email me if you want a copy, or help me figure out how to upload here.


hmm, hot chick at work likes Bon Iver.  Now she is less hot... :(
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 29, 2009, 03:12:55 PM
Several people enthusiastically recommended Bon Iver to me, but I hated it.  Slow, spare, sad introspection over an entire album just isn't my idea of a good time.  I've seen Dirty Projectors on a number of year-end lists but haven't heard anything from them.

And if anyone wants a copy, I just received an Excel spreadsheet of every single Hot 100 debut of the '00s.  We can get a BIG idea of just how many songs we missed!  Email me if you want a copy, or help me figure out how to upload here.


hmm, hot chick at work likes Bon Iver.  Now she is less hot... :(

Dude! Hot Chick + "slow, sad introspection" = SCORE!  (Hey, it's been working for John Mayer and Jazn Mrazzzz)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 29, 2009, 10:58:40 PM
Several people enthusiastically recommended Bon Iver to me, but I hated it.  Slow, spare, sad introspection over an entire album just isn't my idea of a good time.  I've seen Dirty Projectors on a number of year-end lists but haven't heard anything from them.

And if anyone wants a copy, I just received an Excel spreadsheet of every single Hot 100 debut of the '00s.  We can get a BIG idea of just how many songs we missed!  Email me if you want a copy, or help me figure out how to upload here.


hmm, hot chick at work likes Bon Iver.  Now she is less hot... :(

Dude! Hot Chick + "slow, sad introspection" = SCORE!  (Hey, it's been working for John Mayer and Jazn Mrazzzz)

Mike's right.  Bon Iver = quick path to Indietits.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 03, 2010, 08:04:41 PM
A good piece on the surprising chart success of Owl City's "Fireflies" (and the sonic debt it owes to Ben Gibbard).  FWIW, I ended up buying the album and think it's quite good.  May not have lasting value but it's pleasant candy now.

http://idolator.com/5288192/such-great-hoots-owl-city-is-a-rare-boy-pop-chart-topper
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 04, 2010, 02:50:29 AM
Several people enthusiastically recommended Bon Iver to me, but I hated it.  Slow, spare, sad introspection over an entire album just isn't my idea of a good time.  I've seen Dirty Projectors on a number of year-end lists but haven't heard anything from them.

And if anyone wants a copy, I just received an Excel spreadsheet of every single Hot 100 debut of the '00s.  We can get a BIG idea of just how many songs we missed!  Email me if you want a copy, or help me figure out how to upload here.


hmm, hot chick at work likes Bon Iver.  Now she is less hot... :(

Dude! Hot Chick + "slow, sad introspection" = SCORE!  (Hey, it's been working for John Mayer and Jazn Mrazzzz)

Mike's right.  Bon Iver = quick path to Indietits.

I can't believe I just looked up "Indietits" in the dictionary.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 12, 2010, 03:48:55 PM
Courtney Love unveils her hole! Er, wait, let me rephrase that...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=55123
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 13, 2010, 11:25:58 AM
Courtney Love unveils her hole! Er, wait, let me rephrase that...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=55123

I was just thinking about her yesterday and wondering if she was ever going to make any more music.  This was occasioned by the DJ on channel 92.3 playing Foo Fighters and then Hole, and he got a caller saying that he shouldn't do that because "doesn't David Grohl, like, totally HATE Courtney Love or something?"  To which the DJ said, "Don't call me about playing Hole after Foo Fighters.  Call me after playing Hole between Foo Fighters and Nirvana!".  And then he played some Nirvana.  Pretty funny I thought.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 14, 2010, 11:06:26 AM
This just in! Courtney is not stingy with her Hole! In fact, it's a very generous Hole!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=55203
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 14, 2010, 11:09:32 AM
This just in! Courtney is not stingy with her Hole! In fact, it's a very generous Hole!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/dailydish/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=55203

the comments section on that one is hilarious!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 19, 2010, 12:40:43 PM
Couldn't find anything to link to, but Bob Shannon mentioned on WLNG earlier that there's a new Paul Revere & the Raiders box set coming in March. Every single and every B-side, or something. Sounds Gaz-tacular!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 20, 2010, 12:30:32 AM
Couldn't find anything to link to, but Bob Shannon mentioned on WLNG earlier that there's a new Paul Revere & the Raiders box set coming in March. Every single and every B-side, or something. Sounds Gaz-tacular!

Yes and no - their output was of wildly varying quality, with a lot of filler and a lot of bad ideas strewn amid the classic singles; I despise "Judge GTO Breakaway" and "Over You" as much as I adore "Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon" and "Let Me."  But I don't have their work on CD, only cassette; so maybe.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 20, 2010, 11:06:21 PM
The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll results for 2009:

http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/

Probably a better thread for this, but hey.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 21, 2010, 07:41:41 AM
The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll results for 2009:

http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/

Probably a better thread for this, but hey.

in fact it's called "The List Thread"...

http://10at10club.com/forum/index.php?topic=706.0
Title: Old Music too
Post by: Alicat on January 25, 2010, 10:16:59 PM
My son has to select a poem and analyze it.
I had him look at Robert Hunter lyrics and he picked Uncle John's Band.

He's now analyzing it. Geoff, Urth and others, what's your take on the tune?
Title: Re: Old Music too
Post by: ggould on January 25, 2010, 11:11:04 PM
My son has to select a poem and analyze it.
I had him look at Robert Hunter lyrics and he picked Uncle John's Band.

He's now analyzing it. Geoff, Urth and others, what's your take on the tune?
Here's a good place to start:
http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/uncle.html

I don't have an encapsulated review of UJB.  It's just such a classic song of humanity's condition.  The lines "Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait" are among many jewels.
Title: Re: Old Music too
Post by: Alicat on January 26, 2010, 12:26:03 AM
My son has to select a poem and analyze it.
I had him look at Robert Hunter lyrics and he picked Uncle John's Band.

He's now analyzing it. Geoff, Urth and others, what's your take on the tune?
Here's a good place to start:
http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/uncle.html

I don't have an encapsulated review of UJB.  It's just such a classic song of humanity's condition.  The lines "Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait" are among many jewels.
I let him run with it and he had some way off track thoughts and some interesting insights. He kind of got it.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 27, 2010, 08:00:11 AM
How old/new is Weezer's "If You're Wondering If I Want You To" -- and why isn't KFOG playing it? (I just heard it on the Peak, post-10@10)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 27, 2010, 10:17:37 AM
How old/new is Weezer's "If You're Wondering If I Want You To" -- and why isn't KFOG playing it? (I just heard it on the Peak, post-10@10)

It's been hovering near the bottom of the Hot 100 for the past 15-20 weeks.

ETA: It's their best single in years.  Funny that Mark just asked about it in the KFOG thread as well.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 27, 2010, 11:40:59 AM
How old/new is Weezer's "If You're Wondering If I Want You To" -- and why isn't KFOG playing it? (I just heard it on the Peak, post-10@10)

It's been hovering near the bottom of the Hot 100 for the past 15-20 weeks.

ETA: It's their best single in years.  Funny that Mark just asked about it in the KFOG thread as well.

It's been in heavy rotation for a couple of months on Live 105 & Channel 92.3, although I was convinced it was Blink 182 at first.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 28, 2010, 08:47:26 PM
This afternoon I tuned in to WLNG right in the middle of the instrumental break of "Renegade" by Styx. And I swear I thought it was "No You Girls" by Franz Ferdinand! 'LNG doesn't play currents as a rule, so it seemed odd, and when I realized it was Styx I was floored. I emailed Brian Bannon and he totally agreed about the similarity.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on January 29, 2010, 02:35:35 AM
How old/new is Weezer's "If You're Wondering If I Want You To" -- and why isn't KFOG playing it? (I just heard it on the Peak, post-10@10)

It's been hovering near the bottom of the Hot 100 for the past 15-20 weeks.

ETA: It's their best single in years.  Funny that Mark just asked about it in the KFOG thread as well.

It's been in heavy rotation for a couple of months on Live 105 & Channel 92.3, although I was convinced it was Blink 182 at first.

Love it, as does my wife, despite her now being creeped out by Rivers after reading this: http://disgrasian.com/2007/08/e-w-w-w-w/

But anyways, I digress.  KFOG's been playing it in fairly regular rotation maybe 2-3 times a day since 1/14/2010.

They'd been "testing" it (one or two spins a week) since 8/27/2009, mainly on New Music Ghetto Thursdays.

Interesting sidenote -- this seems to be the most they've ever played any Weezer song.  Buddy Holly and Undone - The Sweater Song show up maybe once every couple of months, but that's it.  (At least as far as the last 5 years are concerned.)  Oh yeah, one lone spin of Island In The Sun on 2005-09-30.  Recently heard a live version of that where Rivers leads the audience in a wonderful singalong.  Quite nice.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 29, 2010, 09:02:17 AM

...Oh yeah, one lone spin of Island In The Sun on 2005-09-30.  Recently heard a live version of that where Rivers leads the audience in a wonderful singalong.  Quite nice.

where can I find that?  I rather like that song.

secondly, anyone else like The Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition"?  It was on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack in advance of it's album release in late '09.  Now it's getting pretty heavy spin on the alternative stations.  The lead singer does a pretty good Jimmy Somerville impression.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 29, 2010, 09:07:52 AM
anyone else like The Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition"?  It was on the 500 Days of Summer soundtrack in advance of it's album release in late '09.  Now it's getting pretty heavy spin on the alternative stations.  The lead singer does a pretty good Jimmy Somerville impression.

He certainly does. Don't remember it from the movie, but it's quite nice. Would rather hear it on KFOG than "Use Somebody" for the billionth time.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on January 29, 2010, 09:17:01 AM

Would rather hear it on KFOG than "Use Somebody" for the billionth time.

Ha Ha.  That is exactly the song I heard right after "Sweet Disposition" while driving home last night.  Definite letting-the-air-out sensation when that happened.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on January 29, 2010, 11:02:26 AM

...Oh yeah, one lone spin of Island In The Sun on 2005-09-30.  Recently heard a live version of that where Rivers leads the audience in a wonderful singalong.  Quite nice.

where can I find that?  I rather like that song.

http://rudebadmood.com/mp3

There's other bits of randomness up there too.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on January 29, 2010, 04:07:11 PM
I know she has plenty of detractors round these parts, but I'm enjoying Corinne Bailey Rae's new one, The Sea.

Also, absolutely *LURVE* Patty Griffin's latest, Downtown Church.  OMG.

But on a completely different track (after reading about a Beatles cover in this thread (http://10at10club.com/forum/index.php?topic=981.msg112915#msg112915)), I discovered this young fellow last week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeG2m83xGrE

Too bad they didn't get the other musician in the shot.  He's adding a lot to the performance.

His album is available for download for free from his website:  http://gohnakamura.com/

OH, and found this artist in a YouTube video for Tahoe ski resort Homewood:  http://www.myspace.com/juliecollings

(They used her "Simple Things" for some great shots of skiing/riding powder.  Droool.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 31, 2010, 04:37:50 PM
At the gym this afternoon, I hear a rap record that sampled "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  -- no idea who it was, but it seems to me I've never heard a Beatle song sampled by a rapper before... am I wrong?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 31, 2010, 10:28:05 PM
At the gym this afternoon, I hear a rap record that sampled "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  -- no idea who it was, but it seems to me I've never heard a Beatle song sampled by a rapper before... am I wrong?

Well, most notably there was Dangermouse's The Grey Album, which was essentially a mashup of JayZ's The Black Album with songs from the Beatles' White Album. I can't say I love all of it, but some of it is kinda cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grey_Album
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on February 01, 2010, 01:08:05 PM
More recently, somebody mashed up various Wu Tang Clan songs w/ The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.  (I think.  Again, my knowledge of Beatles' discography is severely lacking.)  Nothing I heard really blew me away, but I did enjoy the reworkings of some of the Beatles' interviews and outtakes, strangely enough.  :-}

http://www.teasearecords.net/wuvsbeatles.cfm

OH, one of my goddamn most favorite mash-ups EVAR is JayZ's Black Album with Weezer's Blue Album.  It just *works*, and I love how in doing the remix, the guy ended up with a newfound respect and admiration for rap in general and Jay-Z in particular.

http://www.jay-zeezer.com/

Funny thing is I don't think I know *any* of these Jay-Z songs outside of hearing them on this remix.  So I probably wouldn't recognize them or appreciate them if I did happen to hear them.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on February 01, 2010, 01:21:05 PM
At the gym this afternoon, I hear a rap record that sampled "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  -- no idea who it was, but it seems to me I've never heard a Beatle song sampled by a rapper before... am I wrong?

Oh, re: samples.  This is a great resource:  http://www.whosampled.com/artist/The%20Beatles/

Alas, their definition of sampling, also apparently includes somebody else singing a snippet, which is why I just had to hear Biz Markie butcher (in the cute way he butchers everybody) "Can't Buy Me Love".  :-}

On the other hand I also got to hear a bit of Bowie's "Young Americans" which I had forgotten had "sampled" the line, "I heard the news today oh boy" in the final vamp (or whatever it's called.)

Oh yeah, the Beasties's sample of "The End" is pretty hard to dispute here:  http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/5030/Beastie%20Boys-The%20Sounds%20of%20Science_The%20Beatles-The%20End/

Although that was from Paul's Boutique, which I believe was a watershed in sampling as we knew it, where music was sampled pretty freely, *without* getting clearances beforehand.  Moving forward, to avoid litigation (and probably to save some cash), I think other rap and hip-hop producers found it was easier and cheaper to simply hire studio musicians to recreate a particular hook or sample that they wanted to use, thereby only having to pay composer royalties instead of performance royalties?

I think.  I once read about this somewhere -- will try to find a link.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on February 01, 2010, 01:30:29 PM
Sorry, Paul's Boutique was one of the last great albums to feature uncleared samples *before* this landmark case:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Upright_Music,_Ltd._v._Warner_Bros._Records_Inc.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2010, 01:43:48 PM
At the gym this afternoon, I hear a rap record that sampled "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  -- no idea who it was, but it seems to me I've never heard a Beatle song sampled by a rapper before... am I wrong?

Oh, re: samples.  This is a great resource:  http://www.whosampled.com/artist/The%20Beatles/


Well, according to that list, it must've been Wu-Tang I heard. Jeezus, that list would be 1/3 shorter without Stars on 45!
Title: We Are The World, take 2
Post by: ggould on February 01, 2010, 11:21:24 PM
apparently recycled tonight for Haiti:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/an-allstar-we-are-the-world-remake-for-haiti-relief.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2010, 08:58:39 AM
Band Name of the Week: The Evangenitals!

http://www.evangenitals.com/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on February 02, 2010, 09:10:01 AM

Oh, re: samples.  This is a great resource:  http://www.whosampled.com/artist/

Is there a similar resource somewhere for snippets that are replicated in a different song, but not digitally sampled?

For example, if you listen to the first 10 seconds of this famous 1964 jazz composition, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLdm1yuoU_Q) you will very clearly hear recognizable elements used in big '70's hits by two quite different artists.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on February 02, 2010, 01:09:05 PM

Oh, re: samples.  This is a great resource:  http://www.whosampled.com/artist/

Is there a similar resource somewhere for snippets that are replicated in a different song, but not digitally sampled?

For example, if you listen to the first 10 seconds of this famous 1964 jazz composition, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLdm1yuoU_Q) you will very clearly hear recognizable elements used in big '70's hits by two quite different artists.

OK, one's a dead ripoff of this tune, not even changed a little bit by the Dan. What's the second one?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on February 02, 2010, 03:10:22 PM
Stevie Wonder lifted the horns straight into "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing".
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on February 02, 2010, 06:51:16 PM
Band Name of the Week: The Evangenitals!

http://www.evangenitals.com/
I heard them on KPIG on Sunday; good band.  They closed with a cover of the Muppets "Can You Picture That?"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on February 03, 2010, 02:38:52 AM
Band Name of the Week: The Evangenitals!

http://www.evangenitals.com/
I heard them on KPIG on Sunday; good band.  They closed with a cover of the Muppets "Can You Picture That?"

Aurora borealis, shinin' down in Dallas!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on February 19, 2010, 10:52:34 AM
Mainly for Alicat:

[cue Beavis and Butthead snorting sound]
coming on 4/20: Grateful Dead 3 CD/1 DVD live from Philly's JFK Stadium on 7/4/89

Crimson White and Indigo

(http://gdforum.com/store/music/images/crimson_white+indigo.jpg)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on March 13, 2010, 10:50:34 AM
Some of today's young acts have new tribute CDs to Hall & Oates.  Article includes videos from recent The Bird & the Bee concert with surprise guest John Oates:
http://new.music.yahoo.com/programs/the-new-now/8144/the-birdthe-bee-sow-their-wild-halloates
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 15, 2010, 07:57:03 AM
I'm late to the party (as was KFOG) on this One Eskimo song, "Kandi"  -- holy crap, it samples Candi Staton's "He called Me Baby"! I'm not the biggest sampling fan, but in this case: Genius!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on March 15, 2010, 10:40:09 AM
I'm late to the party (as was KFOG) on this One Eskimo song, "Kandi"  -- holy crap, it samples Candi Staton's "He called Me Baby"! I'm not the biggest sampling fan, but in this case: Genius!

Oddly, that was like the one song per year that KFOG actually wasn't late on  (they added it back when it was around #30 on the chart as opposed to #1 or #2) -- although, they did lay off it for awhile and just recently started re-spinning it again.

But speaking of late,  KFOG sets a new low; they just added 1901. ::)  After playing it on their new music hour for what...a year?

And Use Somebody is not new music, they need to stop playing the "here's something new" sweeper before that.  They even added that one back in 2008.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 15, 2010, 10:51:36 AM
I'm late to the party (as was KFOG) on this One Eskimo song, "Kandi"  -- holy crap, it samples Candi Staton's "He called Me Baby"! I'm not the biggest sampling fan, but in this case: Genius!

Oddly, that was like the one song per year that KFOG actually wasn't late on  (they added it back when it was around #30 on the chart as opposed to #1 or #2) -- although, they did lay off it for awhile and just recently started re-spinning it again.


Well, this morning was the first time I've heard it -- if they've been playing it it must've been in "light rotation", unlike stuff like "Hey Soul Sister" or "21 Guns".  But I've seen it listed on The Peak's "just played" feature for months.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 15, 2010, 10:20:28 PM
But speaking of late,  KFOG sets a new low; they just added 1901. ::)  After playing it on their new music hour for what...a year?

That song has been hovering between positions 80 and 100 on the Hot 100 for about 20 weeks now.  I wish KFOG (and others) had given it a stronger push.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on March 16, 2010, 08:51:12 AM
Promo video for new "The Doors Live in New York" CD set
http://www.rhino.com/centerstage/articles/video-doors-live-new-york-3-d-animation
 
Video: Ray Manzarek & Robby Kreiger on writing "Light My Fire" and more:
http://www.rhino.com/article/video-ray-manzarek-and-robby-krieger-talk-about-live-new-york
 
Plus, soundtrack CD to new Doors film "When You're Strange"
http://www.rhino.com/shop/product/the-doors-when-youre-strange-soundtrack?CMPID=RN031510
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 17, 2010, 11:39:47 AM
I'm late to the party (as was KFOG) on this One Eskimo song, "Kandi"  -- holy crap, it samples Candi Staton's "He called Me Baby"! I'm not the biggest sampling fan, but in this case: Genius!

Oddly, that was like the one song per year that KFOG actually wasn't late on  (they added it back when it was around #30 on the chart as opposed to #1 or #2) -- although, they did lay off it for awhile and just recently started re-spinning it again.


Well, this morning was the first time I've heard it -- if they've been playing it it must've been in "light rotation", unlike stuff like "Hey Soul Sister" or "21 Guns".  But I've seen it listed on The Peak's "just played" feature for months.

*LOVE* that song (Kandi).  Heard it on KFOG back in Nov, discovered the Candi Staton original the same day, but only posted on blasted Facebook (where none of my friends care anyways).  Sorry, next time I'll post here.

Here's some non-broken links to nice videos:
Cute animated video (part of a series?):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYT0WWqvMMk
More conventional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tBHoRaxns (with a more live sounding mix)

Re Candi Staton:
Quote
Dug around and found the amazing sample source, from 1970 (not 2007):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cri481xXtlU

Heck, it's not just a sample -- the guitar part is exactly the same, as well as pretty much the entire groove. Yeesh. (And yes, it's originally a Patsy Cline tune.)

As far as how heavy the rotation... I took a look at http://www.rudebadmood.com/foglist (note to self -- add a way to create permalinks to searches) and lately it's getting about 2 spins a day.  That's actually "heavy" for KFOG.  February 20 was when it started ramping up.  Prior to that it was a few times a week.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 17, 2010, 11:43:45 AM
Re: KFOG rotation.  Their top spins are currently Foo Fighters "Wheels", Snow Patrol "Just Say Yes", and Kings of Leon "Use Somebody".  None of those songs gets played more than 3 times a day.

Contrast this with a typical "pop" station where you'll hear the top songs spun upwards of 5-7 times a day.

Top 15 (for approximately the past two weeks):

  35 FOO FIGHTERS       WHEELS
  34 SNOW PATROL        JUST SAY YES
  34 KINGS OF LEON      USE SOMEBODY
  31 PEARL JAM  JUST BREATHE
  29 NORAH JONES        CHASING PIRATES
  29 DAVID GRAY FUGITIVE
  28 TRAIN      HEY SOUL SISTER
  28 DAVE MATTHEWS      YOU & ME
  25 ONE ESKIMO KANDI
  24 JOHN MAYER HEARTBREAK WARFARE
  23 WEEZER     IF YOU'RE WONDERING IF..
  21 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE        MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX
  16 AVETT BROTHERS     I & LOVE & YOU
  15 AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT       SOMETIME AROUND MIDNIGHT
  14 FRAY       YOU FOUND ME
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 17, 2010, 12:16:53 PM

Oh, re: samples.  This is a great resource:  http://www.whosampled.com/artist/

Is there a similar resource somewhere for snippets that are replicated in a different song, but not digitally sampled?

For example, if you listen to the first 10 seconds of this famous 1964 jazz composition, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLdm1yuoU_Q) you will very clearly hear recognizable elements used in big '70's hits by two quite different artists.

OK, one's a dead ripoff of this tune, not even changed a little bit by the Dan. What's the second one?

Jazzy hip-hop group US3 (they were actually on the Blue Note label, which presumably made it a lot easier for them to clear samples) famously sampled (and credited!) "Song For My Father":

http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/11176/Us3-Eleven%20Long%20Years_Horace%20Silver-Song%20for%20My%20Father/

In the "You Might Also Like" sidebar on that page, link to a couple of Miles Davis tunes that sample (or reference?) Donald Byrd and Ahmad Jamal.  But with jazz, this kind of thing has been going on forever.

There was a pretty great story on the current state of sampling (and its history) on On The Media.  Check it:

http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2010/03/12/02

I have Girl Talk's Night Ripper and Feed the Animals and they are frigging amazing, IMHO.  Samples here:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=girl+talk

Also here (sorry for the nasty link):
http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.popupplayer&sindex=7.7&shuffle=true&amix=false&pmix=false&plid=1164&artid=1696012&profid=6078136&friendid=6078136&sseed=71104&ptype=3&stime=0&ap=1&rpeat=false

Specifically, it is amazing to hear rappers atop of Carole King's "It's Too Late" in Girl Talk's "Give Me a Beat".

And thanks to Wikipedia, there are meticulous breakdowns of all the samples:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feed_the_Animals#8._.22Give_Me_a_Beat.22_-_4:12
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on March 17, 2010, 12:51:48 PM
I forget where I heard this.  Erykah Badu meets Gwen Stefani = Leela James:  http://lala.com/zjl9

Sharon Jones on SNL w/ some white dude:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/124870/saturday-night-live-michael-buble---baby-youve-got-what-it-takes

An actually funny SNL bit (my theory is that it's really only fun now when it's actually *not* live) featuring Jon Hamm on sax:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/124875/saturday-night-live-digital-short-the-curse

And then the other day I was listening to KSCU and their long-time DJ Faco blew my mind with songs I'd never heard:

James Brown's "Man In The Glass":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbvSSRQ_jsA
Clutch's "Electric Worry":  http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=clutch+electric+worry
The Sunny Era's "Set Me Free":  http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=set+me+free+sunny+era (Sample only, sorry. Different full song here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdgF5EAxST0)

And one of the best rap group names I've heard in a long time:  Haiku D'Etat. With some smooth, fast rapping: http://www.last.fm/music/Haiku%20D'Etat/_/Mike,%20Aaron%20and%20Eddie

He also played "Help I'm Alive" by Metric, which apparently is pretty hot on the college charts (as if these things still exist):
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=help+i'm+alive

But what really was amazing was to hear this on the radio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7cKBtpBoIs

Mingus's Fables of Faubus (http://www.jazzwax.com/2009/05/charles-mingus-fables-of-faubus.html).  I'd never heard it.  I felt like a noob.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 17, 2010, 09:22:23 PM
He also played "Help I'm Alive" by Metric, which apparently is pretty hot on the college charts (as if these things still exist)

Mark was raving about that song when I was in town last fall; I'm more a fan of another single of theirs, "Gimme Sympathy."  They should be bigger.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: mshray on March 18, 2010, 08:19:16 AM
He also played "Help I'm Alive" by Metric, which apparently is pretty hot on the college charts (as if these things still exist)

Mark was raving about that song when I was in town last fall; I'm more a fan of another single of theirs, "Gimme Sympathy."  They should be bigger.

KITS & KSJO are well into playing their newest single, "Gold, Guns, Girls".  A couple mornings ago I woke up with it in my head at 5:30.

Next Tuesday they are doing an unplugged appearance at Ex'pression College courtesy of KSJO, and then they have a sold-out show that night, but I forget which venue.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 29, 2010, 08:12:18 PM
My FB-friend Rita Houston (music director at WFUV) is raving about the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings LP. "Its like they went from 'My Girl' to 'Ball of Confusion' ", sez she. Damn!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 29, 2010, 10:16:07 PM
My FB-friend Rita Houston (music director at WFUV) is raving about the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings LP. "Its like they went from 'My Girl' to 'Ball of Confusion' ", sez she. Damn!

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 30, 2010, 08:57:03 AM
My FB-friend Rita Houston (music director at WFUV) is raving about the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings LP. "Its like they went from 'My Girl' to 'Ball of Confusion' ", sez she. Damn!


I could get behind that!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2010, 01:39:46 PM
My FB-friend Rita Houston (music director at WFUV) is raving about the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings LP. "Its like they went from 'My Girl' to 'Ball of Confusion' ", sez she. Damn!


I could get behind that!

well, here it is:

http://www.amazon.com/Learned-Hard-Sharon-Jones-Kings/dp/B00377E4SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1269981182&sr=1-1
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 09, 2010, 08:56:00 AM
Suddenly I'm a fan of M.I.A. -- her comments about Lady Gaga really nail it, methinks:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=60904

Quote
"She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza music, you know? She's not progressive, but she's a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I [bleep] do! That's a talent and she's got a great team behind her, but she's the industry's last stab at making itself important -- saying, 'You need our money behind you, the endorsements, the stadiums'. Respect to her, she's keeping a hundred thousand people in work, but my belief is: Do it yourself."
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on April 09, 2010, 11:24:31 AM
Suddenly I'm a fan of M.I.A. -- her comments about Lady Gaga really nail it, methinks:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=60904

Quote
"She models herself on Grace Jones and Madonna, but the music sounds like 20-year-old Ibiza music, you know? She's not progressive, but she's a good mimic. She sounds more like me than I [bleep] do! That's a talent and she's got a great team behind her, but she's the industry's last stab at making itself important -- saying, 'You need our money behind you, the endorsements, the stadiums'. Respect to her, she's keeping a hundred thousand people in work, but my belief is: Do it yourself."

heh, I agree.  I like M.I.A. and I dig the pop nuggets Gaga spits out, too.  I used to be one of those Gaga haters, thinking she was lame, but that was before I actually *heard* some of her songs:  they're fun, they move, they get the job done.  (Although that one song of hers about her not-answering-her-cell-phone-b/c-she's-on-the-dance-floor-so-quit-calling-me-dude is completely unnecessary.  I mean, just turn the phone off and you don't have to sing the song at all, Lady!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 12, 2010, 07:53:38 PM
alt-country guy Robbie Fulks has released an album of J-5 & MJ covers. Available on Amazon as a download:

http://www.amazon.com/Happy/dp/B003CXR76W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1271126743&sr=8-1

Heard his cover of "Mama's Pearl" on the Autumn King's oldies show on KPOO Sun nite -- just a delight.  Can't wait to hear the rest.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2010, 02:13:20 PM
Country song title of the Week: "How Did I Get So Sloppy Drunk (When I Was Drinkin' Neat)", by the Texas Sapphires.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 17, 2010, 07:11:09 PM
Not new, but NTM: the Sugar Shoppe, aka "Canada's answer to the Mamas & the Papas".  Thanks Larry Grogan for the tip; this sounds right up Gaz's alley:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sugar+Shoppe+ST&aq=f
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on May 05, 2010, 01:38:44 PM
From my wife:  
Quote
Imagine being at the checkout at Whole Foods and there next to all the granola magazines is Imelda's face (with a parasol!) on a CD cover. David Byrne and Fatboy Slim sets the story of the Marcos' rise to power to 70's club music, sung by Nellie McKay, Martha Wainwright, Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Jones, Steve Earle, etc. Weird, right? Of course I bought it!

It's weird, and good:  http://www.davidbyrne.com/here_lies_love/index.php
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on May 05, 2010, 01:47:59 PM
In other news, I just bought a used version of Nil Lara's latest (ok, 2006) release Da, and it is *excellent*: http://www.amazon.com/Da-Nil-Lara/dp/B0002L57VY

Also bought his EP "My First Child" http://www.nillara.net/albums/my-first-child/

His self-titled album "Nil Lara" is highly recommended, as well:  http://www.nillara.net/albums/nil-lara/
(Live version of "I Will Be Free" was featured on KFOG Live From the Archives #4)

And on Sunday, at Starbucks (!) saw the new Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on sale, so I bought it:
http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/

And yes, Mike's friend was right:
Quote from: RGMike
My FB-friend Rita Houston (music director at WFUV) is raving about the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings LP. "Its like they went from 'My Girl' to 'Ball of Confusion' ", sez she. Damn!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on May 10, 2010, 02:03:01 PM
In other news, I just bought a used version of Nil Lara's latest (ok, 2006) release Da, and it is *excellent*: http://www.amazon.com/Da-Nil-Lara/dp/B0002L57VY

Also bought his EP "My First Child" http://www.nillara.net/albums/my-first-child/

His self-titled album "Nil Lara" is highly recommended, as well:  http://www.nillara.net/albums/nil-lara/
(Live version of "I Will Be Free" was featured on KFOG Live From the Archives #4)

And on Sunday, at Starbucks (!) saw the new Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on sale, so I bought it:
http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/

And yes, Mike's friend was right:
Quote from: RGMike
My FB-friend Rita Houston (music director at WFUV) is raving about the new Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings LP. "Its like they went from 'My Girl' to 'Ball of Confusion' ", sez she. Damn!

I can second the rec for Nil's self-titled album - amazing!!
Looking forward to hearing all of the new Sharon Jones.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2010, 12:40:04 PM
everything old is new again: Starbucks revives Peggy Lee!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/19/DD2K1DFV5N.DTL&type=music
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on May 27, 2010, 05:41:23 PM
Certainly not new, the remastered "Exile on Main St" debuts at #2 on Billboard Album chart:
http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/53748/week-ending-may-23-2010-direct-from-1972-the-rolling-stones/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 27, 2010, 07:00:16 PM
Certainly not new, the remastered "Exile on Main St" debuts at #2 on Billboard Album chart:
http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/53748/week-ending-may-23-2010-direct-from-1972-the-rolling-stones/

in this week's Sports Illustrated "Pop Culture Grid", one of the questions (asked of 4 twentysomething jocks) was "Exile on Main Street is ___________" and only one said "an album from before my time". Two said it was "a play" and one basketball player thought it was a strip club.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 04, 2010, 02:36:51 PM
Talk about a radical re-interpretation: soul legend Betty LaVette covers Ringo -- it really DON'T come easy!  I really like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_9QRuoZoHE

from a new album of covers of rock classics she just released. She also does (among others) "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Isn't it a Pity"
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 06, 2010, 01:18:02 PM
Talk about a radical re-interpretation: soul legend Betty LaVette covers Ringo -- it really DON'T come easy!  I really like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_9QRuoZoHE

from a new album of covers of rock classics she just released. She also does (among others) "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Isn't it a Pity"

Hmmm...sits with me about as well as Johnny Cash covering Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, etc. Once was cute, but overkill lurked not far around the corner.

By the way, I heard this for the first time the other day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syk4q1tlPcA
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on June 10, 2010, 02:36:50 PM
Talk about a radical re-interpretation: soul legend Betty LaVette covers Ringo -- it really DON'T come easy!  I really like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_9QRuoZoHE

from a new album of covers of rock classics she just released. She also does (among others) "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Isn't it a Pity"

Her album is apparently all covers of British invasion tunes.

She was on Wait Wait Don't Tell me a few weeks ago for "Not My Job" - great discussion of her moaning, and how she really only knew 7 of the 500 songs her husband picked because: "You know, when these songs were released, there was black radio and there was white radio and rarely did the twain meet."  She added, "You know, so all of these British artists, the inspiration for these songs were from black music, but nobody on white radio played them."

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127214381

They played a bit of her rendition of "Love Reign Oe'r Me".  Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJi6maTueSc&feature=player_embedded

And the kicker?  She's going to be opening for Robert Plant this summer.  :-}
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 02, 2010, 06:49:41 PM
New Pornographers, "Crash Years" - just heard it for the first time, just fell in love with it.  Neko Case's voice at its breeziest.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on July 02, 2010, 10:31:40 PM
The re-issue of Bruce's 'Darkness' will have new bonus tracks:
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/bruce-springsteen-0630/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on July 14, 2010, 09:23:05 PM
I'm totally in love with this new band, Best Coast.  Their sound is a mixture of girl group, surf pop and garage rock.  What's not to love?  Their debut album is coming out on July 27th.  Here's a sizzample (and cute video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 15, 2010, 07:45:33 AM
I'm totally in love with this new band, Best Coast.  Their sound is a mixture of girl group, surf pop and garage rock.  What's not to love?  Their debut album is coming out on July 27th.  Here's a sizzample (and cute video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sj5_WITMpA


Very nice! -- sounds like it should be a Little Steven "Coolest Song of the Week", he LOVES this kinda stuff.  How long before they get sued by McDonalds? ;)  Did her resemblance to a certain Ms Harry have an influence on you, SG?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on July 16, 2010, 05:32:17 PM
Deluxe edition of Bruce's Darkness with bonus tracks due this fall:
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/bruce-springsteen-0630/

Remastered Lennon solo albums due for what would have been his 70th b'day in Oct:
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/john-lennon-0630/

New Jerry Lee Lewis album w/Stones, Clapton, Slash, Ringo, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock:
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/Jerry-Lee-Lewis-Album-716/

Flashback 1980: The Clash's Sandinista!
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/the-clash-0715/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2010, 08:38:23 AM
When One Eskino's "Kandi" broke earlier this year (and both Rob and AL dug up the original "He Called Me Baby" to play on 10@10), I went to Amazon to find a Candi Staton anthol -- there wasn't one then, but there is now:

http://www.amazon.com/Candi-Staton/dp/B0000DG5N0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1279898971&sr=1-1

is a collection of 26 of her hits and LP gems from her time on the Fame label out of Muscle Shoals, including "...Baby" and her covers of "Stand By Your Man" and "In the Ghetto".

there's also this late-'70s collection with her disco-comeback hits "Young Hearts Run Free" and "Victim"

http://www.amazon.com/Young-Hearts-Run-Free-Best/dp/B000002MTN/ref=pd_cp_m_2_img

Yeah, you have to buy both to be a completist. But beware of collections that appear to combine songs from these 2 -- they're inferior re-recordings.


Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 23, 2010, 10:36:46 AM
I finally bought the new Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings album this week.  Truly outstanding: the band and their producers have added The Sound of Philadelphia to their vast arsenal of R&B.  Opening track "The Game Gets Old" is in my top 3 songs of the year; title track "I Learned the Hard Way" is in my top 10.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 23, 2010, 10:47:19 AM
I finally bought the new Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings album this week.  Truly outstanding: the band and their producers have added The Sound of Philadelphia to their vast arsenal of R&B.  Opening track "The Game Gets Old" is in my top 3 songs of the year; title track "I Learned the Hard Way" is in my top 10.

Thanks for reminding me I still haven't bought it; I'm off to Amazon.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 26, 2010, 08:22:44 AM
Cee-Lo/Gnarls Barkley get all jazzy on yo' ass!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJEFQxJGs6M
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 27, 2010, 11:31:15 PM
Cee-Lo/Gnarls Barkley get all jazzy on yo' ass!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJEFQxJGs6M

 :o  :o  :o  Thanks!!!  Hadn't known of these mixtape tracks til now!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on July 30, 2010, 04:03:38 PM
New Michael Jackson album due in November
Rolling Stone reports that a ten-song album filled with never-before-heard Michael Jackson songs is due out in November via Sony. It is not yet known which Jackson era the songs are from-- the late singer's manager told Rolling Stone there are "more than 100 completed and unreleased songs" in existence, including relatively recent collaborations with Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo as well as tracks left off classic albums like Thriller and Bad. The album is the first of 10 forthcoming projects as part of a $250 million dollar deal with Sony that includes reissues, a greatest hits, and a DVD.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/186832

Neil Young preps new album and boxed set:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/185801

Al Jardine hosts Beach Boys reunion on new solo album. Guest spots by Brian and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, Glen Campbell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Steve Miller, Flea:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/187009
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 30, 2010, 09:10:47 PM
Any MJ releases will reek of desparation.  I heard one partial track, which riffed off America's "Horse With No Name" (Janet musta consulted), and didn't hear much completion or ambition.  I really think MJ lost his urge to create, got pushed into it grudgingly by talented folks and did only as much as he needed to, from '89 on.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on August 17, 2010, 10:42:21 AM
"Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin" CD released today, sounds like an interesting project:
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/142120-Brian-Wilson-Reimagines-Gershwin-CD-Featuring-Former-Beach-Boy-in-Stores-Aug-17
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on August 17, 2010, 11:35:17 AM
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that new Alpha Rev song extremely irritating?

But, just so I don't sound like a total downer,  ;) yay for the new Arcade Fire being the #1 album.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 17, 2010, 11:49:36 AM
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that new Alpha Rev song extremely irritating?

But, just so I don't sound like a total downer,  ;) yay for the new Arcade Fire being the #1 album.

I've only heard the Alpha Rev a couple times (that's what ya get for listening to KFOG after 10@10, Rad347!)  but I can see how it will annoy the crap outta me if it becomes a staple a la Cold Platrol. Arcade Fire, OTOH, annoys me on principle.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on August 18, 2010, 01:16:52 PM
If fans got last years remasters, why release these??  ('Cause they'll sell too)
Beatles’ original 1973 compilations, 1962-1966 (‘Red’) and 1967-1970 (‘Blue’) have been remastered for CD release Oct 19.  Both 2CD packages include expanded booklets with original liner notes, newly written essays and rare photos: http://beatles.com/#/news
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on August 20, 2010, 04:35:26 PM
Picture "You're Breaking My Heart" with soul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc

(NSFW, both visually and aurally.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 20, 2010, 06:27:02 PM
Picture "You're Breaking My Heart" with soul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc

(NSFW, both visually and aurally.)

Pick Hit o' the Week. LOOOOOOOVE it.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on August 26, 2010, 12:48:17 AM
If fans got last years remasters, why release these??  ('Cause they'll sell too)
Beatles’ original 1973 compilations, 1962-1966 (‘Red’) and 1967-1970 (‘Blue’) have been remastered for CD release Oct 19.  Both 2CD packages include expanded booklets with original liner notes, newly written essays and rare photos: http://beatles.com/#/news

The "Blue" comp was the cassette my uncle Mike bought me for my fifth birthday.  That was that starting moment for my lifelong Beatles fanhood, for which I am ever grateful.  I still have that cassette, if not anything to play it on.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on August 27, 2010, 05:23:07 PM
Ooh.  This is a gorgeous cover by The Raveonettes of I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv_rQ2c3Fa8
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 01, 2010, 06:57:56 PM
Just heard a song called "Home (is Wherever I'm With You)" by Edward Sharp (?) on The Peak -- me likey. Have not heard it on KFOG but it would sure be an improvement on the usual Airborne Snow Playtrol stuff.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 03, 2010, 08:48:14 AM
Quite old but NTM: "This World Today is a Mess" a killer track by a woman named Donna Hightower, apparenly a cult fave (beloved in Europe) from the '50s & '60s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptOL1L4LGKI

http://schuon25-xi.blogspot.com/2007/05/donna-hightower.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on September 07, 2010, 08:17:19 PM
Just heard a song called "Home (is Wherever I'm With You)" by Edward Sharp (?) on The Peak -- me likey. Have not heard it on KFOG but it would sure be an improvement on the usual Airborne Snow Playtrol stuff.

Kelly has been playing this on the side show for the past few months.  Ok in small doses, but could see this getting way old if I was subject to it more than once a week.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 09, 2010, 09:29:07 AM
Just heard a song called "Home (is Wherever I'm With You)" by Edward Sharp (?)

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  Listening to it now - yeah, fun in small doses.

The new Usher is surprisingly earwormy for me: "Hot Tottie" (his misspelling of "hot toddy").
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 20, 2010, 03:56:10 PM
First, some fantastic new music that reminds me more than a bit of Fastball: Fitz & the Tantrums (cute name, heh), "Breakin' the Chains of Love":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRIEIOJdi5I

Heard it on Nic Harcourt's latest podcast, all fab stuff, which you can hear on demand at http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/sc .

And now some old stuff newly reissued: Rhino gives us the best Head yet!  The Monkees' film gets the Blu-ray multidisc treatment.  Product at http://www.rhino.com/shop/product/the-monkees-head-deluxe-edition-handmade .  Micky discusses it: http://www.rhino.com/article/interview-the-monkees-micky-dolenz?eml=rn/092010/mickyvideo
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on September 20, 2010, 04:00:23 PM
Heard it on Nic Harcourt's latest podcast, all fab stuff, which you can hear on demand at http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/sc .

yes!  I used to listen to his KCRW show stream quite a bit, "Morning Becomes Eclectic" -- lots of interesting things there.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2010, 09:21:27 AM
not new, but NTM: the TSU Toronadoes, who played on Archie Bell's "Tighten up", doing their own "Getting the corners"  -- similarities not coincidental.

http://bluebeatinmysoul.blogspot.com/2010/07/tsu-tornadoes-getting-corners-what-good.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 22, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
Miss Rubina Flake is working on an album of Beatle covers:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/roberta-flack-meets-a-big-yellow-taxi/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 22, 2010, 10:13:03 PM
Miss Rubina Flake is working on an album of Beatle covers:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/roberta-flack-meets-a-big-yellow-taxi/

Promising - and I wonder if she chats with neighbor Yoko about the project.  But why "Yesterday"?  It's been done more than 2,500 times by this point; what more can really be brought to it?  I'm hoping for: "Carry That Weight," "For No One," and of course "Let It Be."
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on September 22, 2010, 10:17:37 PM
not new, but NTM: the TSU Toronadoes, who played on Archie Bell's "Tighten up", doing their own "Getting the corners"  -- similarities not coincidental.

http://bluebeatinmysoul.blogspot.com/2010/07/tsu-tornadoes-getting-corners-what-good.html

Y'know, it would be really phenomenal if someone could collect all the great music blogs out there and cobble an ad hoc encyclopedia around them.  In essence, Wikipedia meets All Music Guide.  (As to why we'd want such a thing: Wikipedia is facts; AMG is one person's critique with the record buyer/collector in mind.  This would be an assembly of essays.)  It'd be freely accessed under Creative Commons license and become a relatively authoritative contribution to the Alexandrian library of pop culture.

Just a thought.
Title: Wake Up!
Post by: urth on September 22, 2010, 11:37:53 PM
On my way home tonight I was listening to KBOO, our local community station, and heard a generous selection of tracks from Wake Up!, the new record from The Roots with John Legend. Lemme tellya, it sounds effin' great. It was inspired by Obama's 2008 campaign, and is a bunch of '70s politically-themed soul covers selected by Legend and ?uestlove of the Roots. Includes an incendiary version of Compared to What, as well as Wake Up Everybody (paging Alicat!), Donny Hathaway's Little Ghetto Boy, and Marvin Gaye's Wholly Holy to name just a few. I gotta go into Portland on Friday for a few errands, and I think I gotta get into Music Millennium and grab a copy.

http://www.theroots.com/tracks
Title: Re: Wake Up!
Post by: RGMike on September 23, 2010, 07:37:24 AM
On my way home tonight I was listening to KBOO, our local community station

I bet their Halloween programming is AWESOME!  ;)
Title: Re: Wake Up!
Post by: urth on September 24, 2010, 10:45:57 PM
On my way home tonight I was listening to KBOO, our local community station, and heard a generous selection of tracks from Wake Up!, the new record from The Roots with John Legend. Lemme tellya, it sounds effin' great. It was inspired by Obama's 2008 campaign, and is a bunch of '70s politically-themed soul covers selected by Legend and ?uestlove of the Roots. Includes an incendiary version of Compared to What, as well as Wake Up Everybody (paging Alicat!), Donny Hathaway's Little Ghetto Boy, and Marvin Gaye's Wholly Holy to name just a few. I gotta go into Portland on Friday for a few errands, and I think I gotta get into Music Millennium and grab a copy.

http://www.theroots.com/tracks

So I did pick this up today, and it's as good as I'd hoped. So far I think my fave track isn't one of the ones mentioned above, but rather a lengthy (nearly 12 minute) cover of Bill Withers' I Can't Write Left-Handed. Exceedingly great.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on September 27, 2010, 08:22:33 PM
Gaz (and others), check it out:
http://www.rhino.com/article/win-monkees-mania-prize-pack?eml=rn/092710/prizetext
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on September 28, 2010, 07:34:52 AM
New Kinks/Ray Davies duets (he's featured on every song)/tribute album - See My Friends - out on November 1st.   :)
http://www.seemyfriends.co.uk/

Tracklist:

01 Better Things [ft. Bruce Springsteen]
02 Celluloid Heroes [ft. Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora]
03 Days/This Time Tomorrow [ft. Mumford & Sons]
04 Long Way From Home [ft. Lucinda Williams & the 88]
05 You Really Got Me [ft. Metallica]
06 Lola [ft. Paloma Faith]
07 Waterloo Sunset [ft. Jackson Browne]
08 'Til the End of the Day [ft. Alex Chilton & the 88]
09 Dead End Street [ft. Amy Macdonald]
10 See My Friends [ft. Spoon]
11 This Is Where I Belong [ft. Black Francis]
12 David Watts [ft. the 88]
13 Tired of Waiting [ft. Gary Lightbody]
14 All Day and All of the Night/Destroyer [ft. Billy Corgan]
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 28, 2010, 07:41:03 AM

06 Lola [ft. Paloma Faith]


what, RuPaul was busy?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on September 29, 2010, 05:58:07 PM
A review of new CDs from Neil Young, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-29/neil-young-sneers-eric-clapton-dozes-robert-plant-has-a-ball-cd-reviews.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Alicat on September 30, 2010, 12:19:18 AM
A review of new CDs from Neil Young, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-29/neil-young-sneers-eric-clapton-dozes-robert-plant-has-a-ball-cd-reviews.html
I have the Neil CD. Gave it a full listen today. Some tracks are interesting , a few are good Neil tunes. I'll have to listen some more. I did get a taste of it when I saw him a few months ago doing Hitch hiker and others in Oakland. The feedback, $h!t is interesting.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 04, 2010, 11:33:34 AM
NTM, courtesy Radio de Sebb: a soulful interp of Radiohead's "High & Dry". Nicely done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpuuzalwZYo
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 12, 2010, 11:01:49 AM
not "new" but NTM, and totally fab (four): Reggie Milner (who??) doing "And I Love her"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgzP4GRTubs
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 16, 2010, 03:20:54 PM
Very cool: a "Best of Apple Records" CD that has all the interesting (non-Beatle) stuff they released, including Ronnie Spector's "Try Some Buy Some" and the Rhada Krishna Temple's "Govinda", both of which I've been looking for forever.

http://www.amazon.com/Come-Get-Best-Apple-Records/dp/B003YDXGFQ/ref=pd_ys_qtk_fr_1?pf_rd_p=53351022&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=080SZQNRDEADYJEK1AHT
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 22, 2010, 02:28:51 PM
Wow: The latest from Len Price 3 (it happens to be Little Steven's "coolest song" this week) is Kinks-meet-Blur. I instantly love this one. "Mr Grey"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZIGS90XXp4
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on October 23, 2010, 08:28:13 AM
The Weepies, Be My Thrill: my roommate Andy turned me on to this.  Perfect Pop Singles.  I haven't heard all of it yet, but it might become my #2 album of the year (behind Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings).

Any of you guys listen to enough new music to still compile year-end Top 10s?  I don't anymore, alas.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 24, 2010, 10:39:22 PM
Any of you guys listen to enough new music to still compile year-end Top 10s?  I don't anymore, alas.

Nor I. These days I'm lucky if I buy 10 newly released CDs in a year.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on October 28, 2010, 03:56:12 PM
Went to the sold out Best Coast show at GAMH on Tuesday, and they were...meh. 

The opening act knocked my socks off though!  A local band called Sonny and the Sunsets...check 'em out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok-AW2Qly-w
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 02, 2010, 07:44:37 AM
NTM courtesy of KPOO: Irma Thomas' terrific 1964 cover of "Breakaway", a Jackie DeShannon compo that was an early Dusty Springfield hit, revived in the '80s by Tracey Ullman... and Irma's version was a B-side!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2riRUmZNn2g
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 04, 2010, 09:51:17 AM
There's a lot I deeply dislike about Sheryl Crow and her music, but I have to say, reworking TTD's "Sign Your Name" in the Al Green mold was quite inspired:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t3RHaDogHY&ob=av2e

I just wish it were a real singer pulling it off.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2010, 11:31:29 AM
There's a lot I deeply dislike about Sheryl Crow and her music, but I have to say, reworking TTD's "Sign Your Name" in the Al Green mold was quite inspired:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t3RHaDogHY&ob=av2e

I just wish it were a real singer pulling it off.

agreed.  So is Ms. 'ho f---king Timberlake now?  That Boardwalk station plays a cover that's more faithful to TTD's orig, no idea who does it.

Meanwhile, Band Name of the Week:

Rev. Bubba D Liverance & The Cornhole Prophets (!)

http://southernsoul.com/members/787/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 04, 2010, 01:40:04 PM
NTM, and apparently a big UK hit... Duck Sauce, "Barbra Streisand":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_zwdmz0hE
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 04, 2010, 03:44:26 PM
There's a lot I deeply dislike about Sheryl Crow and her music, but I have to say, reworking TTD's "Sign Your Name" in the Al Green mold was quite inspired:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t3RHaDogHY&ob=av2e

I just wish it were a real singer pulling it off.

agreed.  So is Ms. 'ho f---king Timberlake now?  That Boardwalk station plays a cover that's more faithful to TTD's orig, no idea who does it.

Meanwhile, Band Name of the Week:

Rev. Bubba D Liverance & The Cornhole Prophets (!)

http://southernsoul.com/members/787/

Hmm, they sound a lot like Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes to my ears.

As for Crow, that would be quite the notch in the bedpost, but I've no idea.  Maybe she gets what she wants b/c she's been a reliable moneymaker for several years.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on November 12, 2010, 05:03:22 PM
I heard an awful cover of Waterloo Sunset by David Bowie last night at Nordstrom Rack.  Some songs just need to be left alone, damnit!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 12, 2010, 10:16:20 PM
I heard an awful cover of Waterloo Sunset by David Bowie last night at Nordstrom Rack.  Some songs just need to be left alone, damnit!

Ha, this made me check it out: it totally sounds like department store music!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on November 13, 2010, 06:00:43 AM
I heard an awful cover of Waterloo Sunset by David Bowie last night at Nordstrom Rack.  Some songs just need to be left alone, damnit!

Ha, this made me check it out: it totally sounds like department store music!

Here's the link, for your listening displeasure.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKWrO-D_bsw
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on November 15, 2010, 07:05:47 AM
As much as I tried to resist jumping on the Gorillaz bandwagon, I've been listening to their latest album Plastic Beach a lot lately (and it's pretty dang good).
Here's a video clip of them performing on the Colbert Report, featuring Bobby Womack on lead vocals, Paul Simonon on bass and Mick Jones on guitar.

The song starts at 4:35 mins into it.

http://vimeo.com/11186855
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 15, 2010, 10:43:39 AM
Link to hear his new single at end of this article.
New Michael Jackson single released today
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first official single from Michael Jackson's upcoming new album has been released.  "Hold My Hand," a duet with Akon was released at 12:01 AM on Monday on the late singer's website and is available for sale via digital download.
According to Jackson's website, a handwritten note from the singer indicated he wished his first single on his next project to be the duet with Akon which they recorded together in 2007. An unfinished version of the song was leaked in 2008. Akon recently returned to the studio to put the finishing touches on the duet.
"The world was not ready to hear 'Hold My Hand' when it leaked a couple years ago. But its time has definitely come; now in its final state, it has become a beautiful, anthemic song. I'm so proud to have had the chance to work with Michael, one of my all time idols," Akon said in a statement on Jackson's website.
The late singer's album, "MICHAEL," will be released on December 14. Lenny Kravitz and 50 Cent are also featured.  To hear "Hold My Hand" click: http://breakingnews.michaeljackson.com
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 15, 2010, 11:01:18 AM
Link to hear his new single at end of this article.
New Michael Jackson single released today
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first official single from Michael Jackson's upcoming new album has been released.  "Hold My Hand," a duet with Akon was released at 12:01 AM on Monday on the late singer's website and is available for sale via digital download.

I'm assuming It's neither Beatle nor Hootie related?  Did Akon hold MJ's hand?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 16, 2010, 07:20:52 AM
New to iTunes today: Beatles tunes:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?entry_id=77132
and, special Beatles iTunes page: http://www.apple.com/the-beatles/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2010, 09:09:08 AM
New to iTunes today: Beatles tunes
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/16/the_beatles_catalog_comes_to_apples_itunes.html

from the WSJ:

Quote
People who have done business with [the Beatles] and its corporate entity, Apple Corps Ltd., describe a very slow-moving process in which the two surviving members, and the heirs of the other two, can take a long time to reach consensus.

The Beatles deal with iTunes was delayed in part by ongoing trademark litigation, the most recent round of which was resolved in 2007. The Beatles and iTunes have traded lawsuits since 1978, when the Beatles alleged that the computer maker, incorporated as Apple Computer in 1977, infringed on the band's trademark in the name and logo of Apple Corps. The lawsuit was settled in 1981 for an undisclosed sum, plus an agreement that the Cupertino, Calif., computer maker wouldn't compete in the music business.

The Beatles' record label, EMI Group Ltd., has been under financial strain following an ill-timed leveraged buyout by Terra Firma Capital Partners LP in 2007. If the iTunes tie-up generates significant cash advances or sales, it could delay breaches in the company's loan covenants. Terra Firma borrowed £2.74 billion (US $4.4 billion) from Citigroup Inc. to finance the deal, but has fallen into breach of those covenants, forcing it to add millions more to its equity position last year.

Even as recorded-music sales have plummeted, the Beatles have remained one of the most reliable franchises in the business. In 2009, 39 years after breaking up, they sold the third-highest number of albums of any act in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, with 3.3 million copies sold.

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2010, 09:30:10 AM
NTM, but apparently it was released on a "From the vaults" album in 1998: Tom Jones, delightfully retro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEx1rre1LU0
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on November 16, 2010, 11:11:21 AM
New to iTunes today: Beatles tunes:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?entry_id=77132
and, special Beatles iTunes page: http://www.apple.com/the-beatles/
from the WSJ:
Quote
People who have done business with [the Beatles] and its corporate entity, Apple Corps Ltd., describe a very slow-moving process in which the two surviving members, and the heirs of the other two, can take a long time to reach consensus.
The Beatles deal with iTunes was delayed in part by ongoing trademark litigation, the most recent round of which was resolved in 2007. The Beatles and iTunes have traded lawsuits since 1978, when the Beatles alleged that the computer maker, incorporated as Apple Computer in 1977, infringed on the band's trademark in the name and logo of Apple Corps. The lawsuit was settled in 1981 for an undisclosed sum, plus an agreement that the Cupertino, Calif., computer maker wouldn't compete in the music business.
The Beatles' record label, EMI Group Ltd., has been under financial strain following an ill-timed leveraged buyout by Terra Firma Capital Partners LP in 2007. If the iTunes tie-up generates significant cash advances or sales, it could delay breaches in the company's loan covenants. Terra Firma borrowed £2.74 billion (US $4.4 billion) from Citigroup Inc. to finance the deal, but has fallen into breach of those covenants, forcing it to add millions more to its equity position last year.
Even as recorded-music sales have plummeted, the Beatles have remained one of the most reliable franchises in the business. In 2009, 39 years after breaking up, they sold the third-highest number of albums of any act in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, with 3.3 million copies sold.
Yes, its been a long and winding road to get them on iTunes.  I suppose since most interested fans already own all Beatles CDs, I imagine the iTunes offering might appeal to teens/20s who might like some Beatletunes on their portable devices.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 16, 2010, 11:32:07 AM
Yes, its been a long and winding road to get them on iTunes.  I suppose since most interested fans already own all Beatles CDs, I imagine the iTunes offering might appeal to teens/20s who might like some Beatletunes on their portable devices.

"People who have done business with [the Beatles] and its corporate entity, Apple Corps Ltd., describe a very slow-moving process in which the two surviving members, and the heirs of the other two, can take a long time to reach consensus..."

Translation: That Yoko sure can be a pain in the ass!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on November 16, 2010, 02:08:43 PM
Toronto electro-duo Crystal Castles may have an unlikely hit on their hands: a cover of Platinum Blonde's "Not in Love," the radio version featuring none other than Robert Smith of the Cure :o

Normally I'd say something like this would never get the time of day, but I got word that both Channel 92.3 and Live 105 added it!  :o

Listen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf6I5qZFoHI&feature=fvw
Title: Beatles
Post by: ggould on November 16, 2010, 09:01:23 PM
Spent a lot of time watching the concert film today Apple is showing.  Very cool, showed it to the kids between classes.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 17, 2010, 12:50:56 AM
New to iTunes today: Beatles tunes:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?entry_id=77132
and, special Beatles iTunes page: http://www.apple.com/the-beatles/

As I posted in response to KFOG's Facebook query, I bought "Old Brown Shoe," the only importance absence from my collection of albums.  (I'm not going to buy Past Masters just for that, and Hey Jude never made it to CD AFAIK.)

As an aside: Sound quality is irrelevant to me; I don't have well-attuned ears.  (Great quality for an erstwhile music critic, eh?)  So I don't care - or notice - if a track's been "remastered" in any special way.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 17, 2010, 09:32:15 AM
I may have posted this before, but I really find it rather clever: French artist Ben L'Oncle Soul doing a Raphael Saddiq-ish cover of "Seven Nation Army"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4XKNNl31Gc
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on November 20, 2010, 10:23:41 AM
OMFG.  St. Etienne are releasing a Christmas album...!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/saint-etienne/53929

Here's a clip of I Was Born On Christmas Day featuring Tim Burgess of The Charlatans U.K., which came out in 1993.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4--Lkb_Oldo
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on November 20, 2010, 01:24:34 PM
Hey Jude emerges as the biggest seller on iTunes U.K, followed by Let It Be.

Didn't people already have these in their musical libraries???  It's almost the musical equivalent of not having salt and pepper in your spice rack!

http://www.nme.com/news/the-beatles/53928
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 23, 2010, 03:22:57 PM
Yet another in the spate of date-specific covers albums is Marc Cohn's Listening Booth 1970. I heard his very white version of "Signed Sealed Delivered" the other day; and Geoff might be interested to know that he actually dares to cover "New Speedway Boogie"!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on November 23, 2010, 10:40:11 PM
Yet another in the spate of date-specific covers albums is Marc Cohn's Listening Booth 1970. I heard his very white version of "Signed Sealed Delivered" the other day; and Geoff might be interested to know that he actually dares to cover "New Speedway Boogie"!
I heard an interview with him when I was up in Tahoe last July talking about this album.  Perhaps I'll check out a sample on iTunes. NSB is a pretty good song; curious to hear his take on it.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on November 24, 2010, 02:47:52 AM
I may have posted this before, but I really find it rather clever: French artist Ben L'Oncle Soul doing a Raphael Saddiq-ish cover of "Seven Nation Army"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4XKNNl31Gc

*LIKE*
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on November 26, 2010, 07:15:00 PM
Gaz has expressed love for the TingTings here in the past; I've heard this this new song of theirs ("Hands") a couple times now and... I dunno if it's typical of their stuff but to my ears it sounds like something Pink rejected. Someone with more knowledge... help me out here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UieEGtd7m-M
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 29, 2010, 04:21:45 PM
Amazon sent me a special 1-day offer today, $1.99 for Robert Plant's latest album, "Band of Joy", on mp3.  Couldn't pass that up.

So far, I'm liking it well enough.  Kind of an extension of the bluegrass thing for the most part, including a slowed down cover of "Cindy, I'll Marry You Some Day" (getalong home, cindy cindy, getalong home cindy, cindy, I'll marry you someday) -- I much prefer the Darling's version from the Andy Griffith show.  Also a couple of very nice songs ("Monkey", "Silver Rider") that are very Wilco-ish in flavor, and a Beatle-y "You Can't Buy My Love" that is quite enjoyable.  The single "Angel Dance" is pleasant, even if it doesn't stand out -- I didn't realize I knew it (probably from Kfog) until I played it from this today.

Well worth the dollar nintynine.

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on November 29, 2010, 11:06:16 PM
The single "Angel Dance" is pleasant, even if it doesn't stand out -- I didn't realize I knew it (probably from Kfog) until I played it from this today.


Angel Dance is a Los Lobos tune, written by David Hidalgo and Louie Perez, so you may know it from their version, going on 20 years old now.

But a buck-ninety-nine for that record sounds like a score. Nice one, Rod.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on November 30, 2010, 09:07:28 AM
Angel Dance is a Los Lobos tune, written by David Hidalgo and Louie Perez

One of the problems buying stuff digitally -- no liner notes!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on December 01, 2010, 11:29:14 PM
The new Shawn Mullins song is dumb.

Everybody wants a puff of your pipe dream, everybody wanna lick of your ice cream.  I just want to light you up, light you up, like a fire.  I just want to turn you on, turn you on, take you higher.

Uhh...  ???
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 02, 2010, 01:17:43 AM
Gaz has expressed love for the TingTings here in the past; I've heard this this new song of theirs ("Hands") a couple times now and... I dunno if it's typical of their stuff but to my ears it sounds like something Pink rejected. Someone with more knowledge... help me out here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UieEGtd7m-M

I'm hearing this now for the first time - thanks for the alert.

Goddamn.  They've pulled a Liz Phair.  Someone must have convinced them that they could get over the hump of radio saturation if they tilited their sound in the robot-vocaled, trash-synthed style now pursued by Pink, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and a bunch of minor leaguers.  They'd come so close on the last album, which I found irresistible - "That's Not My Name" went platinum despite peaking at only #39, and "Shut Up and Let Me Go" went gold while missing the 40 altogether (#55).  And that's not even mentioning my favorite, "We Walk," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGnfAcLVp90) which made my year-end Top 10.  But what I'm hearing here is their attempt at "the next level" of hitdom - and I don't like it.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on December 02, 2010, 06:44:56 PM
Music gift guide, Part 1:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/11/pop-music-gift-guide-because-its-hard-to-wrap-mp3s-.html

Part 2: some music related books, video, tour pkgs and such:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/12/pop-music-gift-guide-part-2-music-gifts-that-will-move-the-recipient-to-the-beat-.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 07, 2010, 09:56:02 AM
NTM (unearthed by Larry Grogan): a soulful cover of "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by The Kelly Bros (who?) -- very Young-Holt Unltd. Me likey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUFbFwkDI1U
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 08, 2010, 01:59:08 AM
NTM (unearthed by Larry Grogan): a soulful cover of "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by The Kelly Bros (who?) -- very Young-Holt Unltd. Me likey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUFbFwkDI1U

Mr. Grogan has turned out to be right up my alley both in his musical predilections and his political ones.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on December 24, 2010, 01:56:30 PM
Any of you guys listen to enough new music to still compile year-end Top 10s?  I don't anymore, alas.

Nor I. These days I'm lucky if I buy 10 newly released CDs in a year.
It seems with each passing year, I listen to new music less and less.  This year, I can't even come up with a year-end Top 10 list, so I'll provide a Top 5:

1. Best Coast - Crazy For You (Girl Group sound with the following subject matter: boys, pot & cats.  'Nuff said!)
2. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (1/4 Blur mixed with 1/2 Clash & shake well)
3. Vampire Weekend - Contra (Um, Preppy Calypso...?)
4. Beach House - Teen Dream (think Siouxsie meets Cocteau Twins meets Mazzy Star and you'll get the gist)
5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (OK, I admit I haven't listened to the whole album, per se - but I had a WTF/this is freakin' amazing! moment when a friend was playing it recently.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 24, 2010, 03:29:16 PM
Any of you guys listen to enough new music to still compile year-end Top 10s?  I don't anymore, alas.

Nor I. These days I'm lucky if I buy 10 newly released CDs in a year.
It seems with each passing year, I listen to new music less and less.  This year, I can't even come up with a year-end Top 10 list, so I'll provide a Top 5:


I think most of us are in the same boat. Gaz & I probably both agree on Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' I Learned the Hard Way; dunno how into retro-soul you are but that one's pretty fab.  My record of the year: Cee-Lo's "Fuck You"; way to tell radio it truly doesn't matter any more!   Worst, Most Annoying Song of the Year and Possibly the Decade: Train's "Hey Soul Sister" -- over a year old and still being played as a "current" on radio stations everywhere. Runner-up: their godawful Xmas song/Coke commercial. Humbug indeed.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on December 25, 2010, 11:41:07 AM
Z-100's Top 100 songs of 2010 -- boy do I feel old:

http://www.z100.com/pages/top100/2010.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 25, 2010, 12:31:30 PM
My year-end top 10 singles, as submitted to the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop:

1. Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
2. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, "The Game Gets Old"
3. K'Naan, "Wavin' Flag"
4. B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars, "Nothin' on You"
5. New Pornographers, "Crash Years"
6. One Eskimo, "Kandi"
7. Adam Haworth Stephens, "The Cities That You've Burned"
8. Jeremy Messersmith, "Organ Donor"
9. Shane Hines, "It's Not Home"
10. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, "I Learned the Hard Way"

Cee-Lo would have gotten a mention if I didn't think he was going to appear on every single other P&J ballot.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on December 25, 2010, 12:36:15 PM
Other honorable mentions, in addition to Cee-Lo, are Shontelle's "Impossible," the Script's "Breakeven," and Owl City's "If My Heart Was a House."

Glee didn't ruin music in 2010, but it ruined the charts.  If I were still an essayisy I'd elaborate on this point, but for crying out loud, the Glee cast have now had more Hot 100 hits than anyone but the Beatles and Elvis.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on December 26, 2010, 09:28:26 AM
Any of you guys listen to enough new music to still compile year-end Top 10s?  I don't anymore, alas.

Nor I. These days I'm lucky if I buy 10 newly released CDs in a year.
It seems with each passing year, I listen to new music less and less.  This year, I can't even come up with a year-end Top 10 list, so I'll provide a Top 5:


Worst, Most Annoying Song of the Year and Possibly the Decade: Train's "Hey Soul Sister" -- over a year old and still being played as a "current" on radio stations everywhere.

Ugh.  Makes me wanna smash that ukulele over dude's head.  Don't get me started on the lyrics...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on December 26, 2010, 06:52:23 PM
10. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, "I Learned the Hard Way"
Martha and I were vicariously enjoying the trendiness of Delfina pizza in the gourmet ghetto, and what should play on the sound system?  Yes, the above tune!  I thought of you guys of course!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 05, 2011, 01:30:33 PM
NTM: the original version of the Boyce/Hart compo "Words", immortalized by the Monkees as the B-side of "Pleasant Valley Sunday". This is the Regents version (not the Regents who originated "Barbara-Ann", these guys seem to be Brits):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMfx5UDYDFc
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 07, 2011, 08:58:31 AM
Odd as it may be to be listening to Xmas tunes in January -- I just got Bobby Womack's "Traditions", an 11-year-old holiday CD of his that I was unaware existed. Surprisingly sweet., tho' I coulda done without "Jingle bells" accompanied by Smurf voices.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on January 07, 2011, 10:01:04 AM
NTM: the original version of the Boyce/Hart compo "Words", immortalized by the Monkees as the B-side of "Pleasant Valley Sunday". This is the Regents version (not the Regents who originated "Barbara-Ann", these guys seem to be Brits):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMfx5UDYDFc
NTM too, nice version, thanks for posting.  That Monkees single of "PVS"/"Words" was the first 45 I ever bought, so it holds a special place for me.  I still have the record, but unfortunately in late '70s my kid sister decided to cut out the photo of the Monkees from the picture sleeve to put in a collage of her teen idols!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on January 07, 2011, 07:51:45 PM
Other honorable mentions, in addition to Cee-Lo, are Shontelle's "Impossible," the Script's "Breakeven," and Owl City's "If My Heart Was a House."

Glee didn't ruin music in 2010, but it ruined the charts.  If I were still an essayisy I'd elaborate on this point, but for crying out loud, the Glee cast have now had more Hot 100 hits than anyone but the Beatles and Elvis.

I liked your list! (Except for Kandi :-X ) But there are still a few I haven't heard of, so that gives me more new songs to look up! :)

Agreed about Glee not necessarily ruining music but ruining the charts.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on January 07, 2011, 08:34:06 PM
It seems with each passing year, I listen to new music less and less.  This year, I can't even come up with a year-end Top 10 list, so I'll provide a Top 5:

1. Best Coast - Crazy For You (Girl Group sound with the following subject matter: boys, pot & cats.  'Nuff said!)
2. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (1/4 Blur mixed with 1/2 Clash & shake well)
3. Vampire Weekend - Contra (Um, Preppy Calypso...?)
4. Beach House - Teen Dream (think Siouxsie meets Cocteau Twins meets Mazzy Star and you'll get the gist)
5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (OK, I admit I haven't listened to the whole album, per se - but I had a WTF/this is freakin' amazing! moment when a friend was playing it recently.)

Good picks :)  I esp. like Gorillaz (almost made my Top 10) & the Arcade Fire.   I have heard a few singles from Best Coast and Beach house but am not familiar with the entire album.  Vampire Weekend is hit or miss with me, although I do love "Giving Up the Gun."

This year I made a Top 10, though barely.  There were about 14 albums I liked enough to put on a list, though to keep some sense of "best of" felt it was best to round down to 10. Here's my list! :)

10. The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever
No attempts to be abstract or pretentious here; just straight up rock.

9. Jack Johnson - To the Sea
Jack Johnson drops the child's movie soundtrack nonsense (Curious George) and the political crap (Sleep Through the Static) and returns to what he does best, which is making thoughtful songs about life and the characters that are dear to us as well as those that push our buttons.  In typical JJ style, too; his message:words ratio is through the roof.

8. The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Concept album portraying the melancholy of many of us who grew up in cush, cozy suburbs actually pulls it off quite well.

7. Against Me! - White Crosses
Part expectedly childish punk, part amazingly mature life retrospective, all catchy and worth a listen.

6. Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns
Another concept album here, this one a bit more severe being that it pertains to doomsday, but at least it isn't nonsense; the real high point, though, is the instrumentals; Linkin Park dives into a variety of new soundscapes, some of which work better than others, but the best of which are brilliant aned all of which form a perfectly cohesive album and inevitably introduce these types of sounds to alternative radio, as they get automatic airplay given juggernaut that Linkin Park has become.

5. KINK Live 13
Live AAA sampler here, this one from KINK/Portland, OR.  Features some of the more quirky AAA tracks (i.e. Hockey "Song Away," ALO "Big Appetite" as well as new tracks by moderately-to-solidly established artists that don't get love from too many other samplers, for some reason (Howie Day, Jamie Cullum, Bruce Hornsby)

4. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - History of Modern
Don't know where they were when the 80s revival was hot, but 14 years after their last album they're back and musically as astute as ever with a few clever uses of samples.  Vocals aren't great, but was that ever their strong point anyway?  Recommended tracks: "Sister Marie Says," "Pulse."  

3. The National - High Violet
I'm still mad at them for re-releasing their album with bonus tracks after I had bought it right when it came out ( ::) ) but I can't deny this is one helluva album.  His voice is a little too deep to make me think that he isn't trying too hard, but it works and in tracks like "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Conversation 16" you can feel a poor jaded soul.

2. KBCO Studio C, Vol. 22
Second and final AAA sampler on this list, from KBCO/Denver (sorry KFOG, LFtA 17 didn't make it; try harder & include better tracks next year!) features some from the more alternative side of things (i.e. Broken Bells, Phoenix, Moby) as well as a few stunning combinations (Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar and John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett)

1. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Groovy electro act that manages to be fun and quirky without having too many pretentious influences or being over-the-top, and plenty of 6+ minute songs well worth the time.  Skip "Drunk Girls" but the rest of the album's a winner.  

Next up...the year-end Annoying List!  The 25 (or 50, depending on how many I can pull up) most annoying, obnoxious, irritating, and/or just plain bad songs of the year with biting sardonic commentary.  And don't worry, that Train song we all love is definitely going to hold a place of honor in the list ;)  
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 07, 2011, 09:11:53 PM

5. KINK Live 13
Live AAA sampler here, this one from KINK/Portland, OR.  Features some of the more quirky AAA tracks (i.e. Hockey "Song Away," ALO "Big Appetite" as well as new tracks by moderately-to-solidly established artists that don't get love from too many other samplers, for some reason (Howie Day, Jamie Cullum, Bruce Hornsby)

2. KBCO Studio C, Vol. 22
Second and final AAA sampler on this list, from KBCO/Denver (sorry KFOG, LFtA 17 didn't make it; try harder & include better tracks next year!) features some from the more alternative side of things (i.e. Broken Bells, Phoenix, Moby) as well as a few stunning combinations (Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar and John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett)


Don't remember if you were with us when both KINK and KBCO were doing their own versions of 10@10; both were quirky and interesting and we miss them.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on January 07, 2011, 09:41:24 PM
It seems with each passing year, I listen to new music less and less.  This year, I can't even come up with a year-end Top 10 list, so I'll provide a Top 5:

1. Best Coast - Crazy For You (Girl Group sound with the following subject matter: boys, pot & cats.  'Nuff said!)
2. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (1/4 Blur mixed with 1/2 Clash & shake well)
3. Vampire Weekend - Contra (Um, Preppy Calypso...?)
4. Beach House - Teen Dream (think Siouxsie meets Cocteau Twins meets Mazzy Star and you'll get the gist)
5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (OK, I admit I haven't listened to the whole album, per se - but I had a WTF/this is freakin' amazing! moment when a friend was playing it recently.)

 
1. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Groovy electro act that manages to be fun and quirky without having too many pretentious influences or being over-the-top, and plenty of 6+ minute songs well worth the time.  Skip "Drunk Girls" but the rest of the album's a winner.  

 
Haven't heard the whole album yet, but Drunk Girls and I Can Change have a delicious blend of Cars/college rock/80s synth vibe - in a good way!  Love.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on January 08, 2011, 02:24:24 AM

5. KINK Live 13
Live AAA sampler here, this one from KINK/Portland, OR.  Features some of the more quirky AAA tracks (i.e. Hockey "Song Away," ALO "Big Appetite" as well as new tracks by moderately-to-solidly established artists that don't get love from too many other samplers, for some reason (Howie Day, Jamie Cullum, Bruce Hornsby)

2. KBCO Studio C, Vol. 22
Second and final AAA sampler on this list, from KBCO/Denver (sorry KFOG, LFtA 17 didn't make it; try harder & include better tracks next year!) features some from the more alternative side of things (i.e. Broken Bells, Phoenix, Moby) as well as a few stunning combinations (Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar and John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett)


Don't remember if you were with us when both KINK and KBCO were doing their own versions of 10@10; both were quirky and interesting and we miss them.

I don't think I was here, but I now that you mention it do remember hearing a KBCO 10@10 years ago when I was on a train that went through Denver. (I used to take train trips cross country fairly frequently & always brought my walkman -- listening to the radio stations from everywhere was the high point :) )  The year was 1993 and I remembered hearing Deep Forest, John Hiatt, and some others.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on January 08, 2011, 11:33:44 AM
It seems with each passing year, I listen to new music less and less.  This year, I can't even come up with a year-end Top 10 list, so I'll provide a Top 5:

1. Best Coast - Crazy For You (Girl Group sound with the following subject matter: boys, pot & cats.  'Nuff said!)
2. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (1/4 Blur mixed with 1/2 Clash & shake well)
3. Vampire Weekend - Contra (Um, Preppy Calypso...?)
4. Beach House - Teen Dream (think Siouxsie meets Cocteau Twins meets Mazzy Star and you'll get the gist)
5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (OK, I admit I haven't listened to the whole album, per se - but I had a WTF/this is freakin' amazing! moment when a friend was playing it recently.)

Good picks :)  I esp. like Gorillaz (almost made my Top 10) & the Arcade Fire.   I have heard a few singles from Best Coast and Beach house but am not familiar with the entire album.  Vampire Weekend is hit or miss with me, although I do love "Giving Up the Gun."

This year I made a Top 10, though barely.  There were about 14 albums I liked enough to put on a list, though to keep some sense of "best of" felt it was best to round down to 10. Here's my list! :)

10. The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever
No attempts to be abstract or pretentious here; just straight up rock.

9. Jack Johnson - To the Sea
Jack Johnson drops the child's movie soundtrack nonsense (Curious George) and the political crap (Sleep Through the Static) and returns to what he does best, which is making thoughtful songs about life and the characters that are dear to us as well as those that push our buttons.  In typical JJ style, too; his message:words ratio is through the roof.

8. The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Concept album portraying the melancholy of many of us who grew up in cush, cozy suburbs actually pulls it off quite well.

7. Against Me! - White Crosses
Part expectedly childish punk, part amazingly mature life retrospective, all catchy and worth a listen.

6. Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns
Another concept album here, this one a bit more severe being that it pertains to doomsday, but at least it isn't nonsense; the real high point, though, is the instrumentals; Linkin Park dives into a variety of new soundscapes, some of which work better than others, but the best of which are brilliant aned all of which form a perfectly cohesive album and inevitably introduce these types of sounds to alternative radio, as they get automatic airplay given juggernaut that Linkin Park has become.

5. KINK Live 13
Live AAA sampler here, this one from KINK/Portland, OR.  Features some of the more quirky AAA tracks (i.e. Hockey "Song Away," ALO "Big Appetite" as well as new tracks by moderately-to-solidly established artists that don't get love from too many other samplers, for some reason (Howie Day, Jamie Cullum, Bruce Hornsby)

4. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - History of Modern
Don't know where they were when the 80s revival was hot, but 14 years after their last album they're back and musically as astute as ever with a few clever uses of samples.  Vocals aren't great, but was that ever their strong point anyway?  Recommended tracks: "Sister Marie Says," "Pulse."  

3. The National - High Violet
I'm still mad at them for re-releasing their album with bonus tracks after I had bought it right when it came out ( ::) ) but I can't deny this is one helluva album.  His voice is a little too deep to make me think that he isn't trying too hard, but it works and in tracks like "Bloodbuzz Ohio" and "Conversation 16" you can feel a poor jaded soul.

2. KBCO Studio C, Vol. 22
Second and final AAA sampler on this list, from KBCO/Denver (sorry KFOG, LFtA 17 didn't make it; try harder & include better tracks next year!) features some from the more alternative side of things (i.e. Broken Bells, Phoenix, Moby) as well as a few stunning combinations (Ben Gibbard/Jay Farrar and John Hiatt/Lyle Lovett)

1. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
Groovy electro act that manages to be fun and quirky without having too many pretentious influences or being over-the-top, and plenty of 6+ minute songs well worth the time.  Skip "Drunk Girls" but the rest of the album's a winner.  

Next up...the year-end Annoying List!  The 25 (or 50, depending on how many I can pull up) most annoying, obnoxious, irritating, and/or just plain bad songs of the year with biting sardonic commentary.  And don't worry, that Train song we all love is definitely going to hold a place of honor in the list ;)  

Excellent commentary - thanks!  I'm overdue in checking out the Arcade Fire, which other friends and colleagues have touted as well.  Re the KINK comp, which Bruce Hornsby song did they choose.  My roommate is a huge fan, and I quite enjoyed "Hot House Ball" and "Swing Street" from his latest.

And I'm fascinated to learn that OMD put a new album out!  I remember back in '97, Live 105 briefly put their "Walking on the Milky Way" in rotation and it's remained an all-time fave of mine.  I'll have to check this out too.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on January 08, 2011, 10:18:41 PM
Excellent commentary - thanks!  I'm overdue in checking out the Arcade Fire, which other friends and colleagues have touted as well.  Re the KINK comp, which Bruce Hornsby song did they choose.  My roommate is a huge fan, and I quite enjoyed "Hot House Ball" and "Swing Street" from his latest.

And I'm fascinated to learn that OMD put a new album out!  I remember back in '97, Live 105 briefly put their "Walking on the Milky Way" in rotation and it's remained an all-time fave of mine.  I'll have to check this out too.

The Hornsby song is "In the Low Country" from his 2009 release w/ the Noisemakers. 

Re: OMD.  Was just browsing the aisles at Borders one day and lo and behold, there it was!  I almost skipped over it too as the design and text is in the style of all previous albums and reissues, but it was in fact brand new.  This was kind of odd as usually I manage to hear about upcoming CDs from washed up 80s bands, many of which never end up getting finished (such as the new Psychedelic Furs CD that was supposed to be out 2 or 3 years ago.)  Live 105 played that song?!?!?  Hmm, I guess there's no chance of them playing it now, although it sounds like a good request next time AL goes to 1997! :)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 14, 2011, 01:35:37 PM
NTM and my Discovery of the Week: a Beatlesque '60s relic called "Soda Pop Man" by The Back Alley -- this could easily pass for one of the '60s parodies from Spinal Tap.

http://poppacool.blogspot.com/2010/10/back-alley-soda-pop-man.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on January 16, 2011, 11:19:58 AM
Paging Sundaygal! This sounds like it could be really cool, or could be a mess. In any case, have to applaud her for the meticulous effort this took:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/15/PKJB1H4O42.DTL&type=music
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on January 16, 2011, 11:45:46 AM
Paging Sundaygal! This sounds like it could be really cool, or could be a mess. In any case, have to applaud her for the meticulous effort this took:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/15/PKJB1H4O42.DTL&type=music

Whoa.  Now, that's dedication!  Without Marr's guitar though, I'm a bit leery...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 20, 2011, 07:54:36 AM
Last nite just before 10@10 I heard a Feist-like woman on KFOG doing a cover of H&O's "I Can't Go For That". Anybody know who it is?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on January 20, 2011, 08:31:19 AM
Last nite just before 10@10 I heard a Feist-like woman on KFOG doing a cover of H&O's "I Can't Go For That". Anybody know who it is?

Is it this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUl8DC_yQ6g
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 20, 2011, 08:50:42 AM
Last nite just before 10@10 I heard a Feist-like woman on KFOG doing a cover of H&O's "I Can't Go For That". Anybody know who it is?

Is it this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUl8DC_yQ6g

yup, that's it! Thanks. It's nice, but seriously: are there ANY women left who *don't* sound like Feist? The idea that there are all these singers seemingly going out of their way to sound EXACTLY LIKE 27 OTHER WOMEN is just ridiculous to me.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on January 20, 2011, 08:04:36 PM
Last nite just before 10@10 I heard a Feist-like woman on KFOG doing a cover of H&O's "I Can't Go For That". Anybody know who it is?
Yeah, I heard it too!  Normally, when I tune in just before the replay, I hear totally unfamiliar music.  This time, at least it was a cover of a song I knew!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 20, 2011, 08:39:41 PM
Last nite just before 10@10 I heard a Feist-like woman on KFOG doing a cover of H&O's "I Can't Go For That". Anybody know who it is?

Is it this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUl8DC_yQ6g

yup, that's it! Thanks. It's nice, but seriously: are there ANY women left who *don't* sound like Feist? The idea that there are all these singers seemingly going out of their way to sound EXACTLY LIKE 27 OTHER WOMEN is just ridiculous to me.

They (The Bird and The Bee) did a lot of H&O covers (Sara, Rich Girl..)

I like Kiss Is On My List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7rExwCkRYI

Title: The Annoying List (2010 Edition)
Post by: radical347 on January 25, 2011, 11:45:31 PM
As promised...next up on my year-end-lists for 2010, it's the The Annoying List!   ;D  What happens when you round up the worst of the worst, stick em all in one list...along with scathing commentary from yours truly.  ;)

50. Plain White T's - Rhythm of Love
I hope their love has better rhythm than this song.  Hella off.  Besides, they already tried the wannabe-cutesie anthem with "1, 2, 3, 4" with similarly disastrous results.

49. Colbie (McFish) Faillat - I Never Got the Memo that my 15 Minutes of Fame Is Up
And really, her 15 minutes of fame expired after "Bubbly" was played 5 times and now what we're left with is the music equivalent of Target $4 generics.

48. Katy Perry - Firework
"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind? Well, I guess songwriting's never been Katy Perry's strong point." -Mix 106.5 DJ on air

47. Escape the Fate - Issues
Well, I certainly didn't escape the fate of hearing this disaster or the issues (ba-dam ching!) they're getting overly hoarse about.

46. Kevin Rudolf - I Made It
Newsflash: having a pretty standard (complete w/ rapper) Top Ten hit with a #25 followup does NOT mean that you "made it."  Now go away.

45. Sade - Soldier of Love
Instead of "Sade," this time we'll call her "SoldOut" because that's what she sounds like here & even confirms it by getting a hip-hopper to (c)rap all over this.  For a normally reliable artist that we haven't heard from in way too long, this is an utter disappointment.

44. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes - Home
I really tried to like this, but I just couldn't come to terms with the fact that it's not that great to begin with compounded by the fact that every single thing about this is as generic hipster as you possibly get.  You have the guy and the girl alternating parts, the muted overpolished effect they put on the instrumentals, and the stupid fake kinda Southern accent because OMG-it's-so-cool-for-us-hipsters-to-actually-like-music-from-Jesusland, and almost finally, the asininely asinine band name.  But that's not all folks, for Chrissakes Edward Sharpe looks like a hipster Jeezus! ::)

43. Train - Marry Me
No thanks.  Why would you ask someone to marry you today and every day anyway, wouldn't get be kind of expensive? ::)  The song isn't good enough to justify the hyperbole esp. since apparently he admits it's just some girl he saw at a cafe.  It also makes me worry that his previous two singles were written about said girl too in which case qualifies as obsessive stalkerdom.

42. Shinedown - The Crow & the Butterfly
Not really sure why this needed to exist.  I just find the idea of the singer of this kind of a screamy song comparing him and a girl to a crow and a butterfly kind of stupid & I'm as pained listening to this as the girl in the video from :45-:47 looks.

41. XXXTina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight
She's back with more of the same reasons why we here @ the Annoying List don't prefer X. Aguilera in general, as well as many of the reasons why we don't prefer new-ish pop music in general.  And unsurprisingly, she excels in neither.  So in other words this is a perfect watered-down updated piece of Agarbaguilera.

40. Kanye West & the New Dumb@$$ Coalition - Monster
Another huge disappointment considering I don't have less than a slightly unfavorable opinion on any of these people.  This song might as well be a bad parody of itself considering the result sounds like a gaggle of honking geese being strangled.  Rhyming "Sri Lanka" with "Willy Wonka" would have been clever if she would have tried to make an attempt at either of those making sense in context.  Speaking of, none of the rest of the song make much sense either, talking about Pharoahs, Achilles, Vampires, Godzilla, Mosters, etc, presumably in the context of one big orgy. 

39. Jason DeRulo - Whatcha Say
This wasn't too good or radio-friendly when Imogen Heap did it, and it's certainly not now so I'm not sure how Jason DeRulo gets a #1 pop $hit with this. ::)  Even then, I would have given him credit for realizing she exists had this not set off a trend that never should have existed and in 5 years will sound as ridiculous as leg-warmers and bell-bottoms looked five years after they started.

38. Sheryl crow - Summer Day
She ain't 16 and she ain't Graceland, stop trying to be both!!!!! ::)

37. The Smashing Pumpkins - Freak
Billy Corgan continues his descent by filling our ears with what sounds like a record skipping and nothing that made the Smashing Pumpkins the Smashing Pumpkins, save his voice which just sounds overly whiny here.  Before this he never needed permission to start trying again; now I'm not so sure.

36. Lady Antebellum - I Run to You
Proving that most country crossovers aren't capable of having more than one good song in a row.  I run too fast, I run from pessimism, I run from pain, I run, you run, we run, yadi-yada-yada... *yawn*.  I run from this song.  (How about that, Lady Antebellum?)

35. Muse - Uprising
First single from an otherwise solid album sounds like a bad outtake from a Dungeons & Dragons B-movie soundtrack, and also proves why everything is wrong with everything as this manages to be their biggest pop & Hot AC hit to date and lasts over a year on the alt. charts, getting in the way of their other songs that are actually good.

34. Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
Makeup of the band is a perfect example of the "sum of the parts" being greater than the whole. Their first attempt was bland and uninspired; this one, in addition to being both of those, is whiny and annoying, the line about the daughter being a stoner makes no sense and the entire song being sung in falsetto doesn't work either. (Addendum: I looked up the official lyrics and the daughter is a "star tonight".  WTF, that's not what he says in the song.  Still doesn't make much more sense, but if he really meant he should have enunciated!!! ::) )

33. Ingrid Michaelson - Parachute
Generic bland girl with no potential, meet choppy intro and beat that ruins most songs.  Bland girl + choppy beat, meet Annoying List.

32. Britney Spears - 3
Was this really supposed to shock anyone?  Seriously, at the rate she's been going to get to here, and yet a 14-year-old one-hit-wonder one upped her nine years ago.  Besides, Britney Spears, if all the boys and all the girls are begging to if you seek a-you, then why was "3" the best you could do?  Why not like "8"? or "19"? :P

31. Jesse McCartney - McShake
A-T & the word "shawty" ( ::). ) give Jesse McCartney's career a second chance at life when it didn't even deserve a first.  But hey, we now have the McShake and the McFish; all we need are some fries. :-X

30. Kelly Clarkson - Already Gone
Ten seasons later Kelly Clarkson has beyond worn out her welcome.  Makes song after song that are "different" enough to make her say that she's trying something new, but not "different" enough to actually be new, especially since it's usually just one element per song, which ends up being annoying.  In this case she puts a shrill, whiny effect on her voice & places it in a stasis field throughout the song, so her voice ends up being what it would sound like if you tapped an organ pedal and it got stuck.  ::) She needs to just shut up already.

29. Pearl Jam - The Fixer
"When something's ____, I wanna put a little/a bit ____(Opposite of previous blank) here." Multiply by about twelve and throw in a dozen "yeah's" for the chorus, and you essentially have the long-awaited return of Pearl Jam.  Deep. ::)  Band who's reached "immortal status" by recycling the same song for the past two decades now reaches a new lyrical low.

28. Cage the Elephant - Shake Me Down
A band that has not been around this long and has never been good to begin with does not deserve to automatically make it anywhere near the top (or top 3, at least...close enough) and especially not with garbage like this that sounds like an Atari threw up.

27. Rihanna - Hard
Saying "Yeah" 26 times before the song has even started (with a few "ah"s thrown in between) is not a way to start off a wannabe tough-girl anthem or make one "hard."  There is nothing in the rest of the song to back up her assertion either and all we're left with is 4 minutes of this nonsense.

26. Black Eyed Peas - The Time
This one is pretty horrible, for all the reasons one could possibly think of (I'll elaborate more next year), but is only at #26 because it was released too late in the year to sink in.  I'm trying to hold it off but losing so this (un)fortunately means it'll be a shoe-in for next year's.

25. The Ready Set - Love Like Woe
Unnecessary and incompetent nod to Mya who had one of the worst songs of the past decade (which, I had actually managed up until I heard this to forget that it existed...thanks a lot, The Ready Set ::) ) full of WTF rhymes ("undeniable/unreliable, boulevard/shooting star, intuition/superstitious, face/face") and vocals, message, and music on the annoying side of "as generic as you could possibly get."  The video is pretty dumb, too.

24. Ke$ha - We R Who We R
I've even give Ke$ha a pass just for being so ridiculous and not being able to take herself seriously enough, but her using this song to cash in on the trend does more to feed stereotypes than anything else...except for maybe screw with our eardrums.  At least KP legitimately tried with the (albeit horrendous) "Firework."  But this is inappropriate, inexcusable, and uncalled for.

23. Usher - Hey Daddy (Daddy's home)
Just hearing phrases like "get some," "bottom up" within the first 30 seconds of a song called "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" is going to be a recipe for automatic disaster.  And of course he continues to go on about doing a "lot of sexing" and "work that chair", etc etc...how crass.  That being said, this actually has potential but due to ridiculousness but stops just short of being "so bad that it's funny." 

22. Sean Kingston/Justin Bieber - Eenie Meenie
What the hell is an "eenie-meenie-miney-mo" lover?  And who is "shawty" referring to this time?  Oh, and uhh...it really sounds like Bieber is singing the girl's part here.

21. Will.im.not ft. Notckool Minaj - Check It Out
A perfect example of why sampling just because you can is a preposterous idea.  Nicki Minaj is not as clever as she thinks she is & neither is will.i.am.

20. The Dead Weather - Die by the Drop
This choppy, obnoxious piece of megaoveramplified static makes me want to put my stereo on the chopping block.  That, and Jack White sounds like a possum who got caught in a cabbage shredder.

19. Justin Bieber - Baby
How ironic that he keeps on saying "baby, baby, baby" because...that's what he sounds like here & in all the rest of his songs. :-X  Sappy and unbelievable.

18. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Oversinging does her no good in this instance, especially when she repeats syllables that are typically not accentuated for a reason, i.e. "ra ra" & the lame attempt to mask yelling out her name "ga ga" as opposed to "la la," which she throws in near the end of the chorus but too little too late; it's already overkill.

17. Florence & the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
This is what you get when you take a tired old cliche and wrap it around a recording of a daycare center's music class, and then get Florence to bleat like a goat on top of this cacophonous mess.  No thanks.

16. Blackeyed Peas - Imma Be
What the hell is an "Imma Be"?  Well, whatever it is, he doesn't have to start the song off with it 30 times. Vocals are dumb. Harmony is nonexistent. Instrumentals are weak. "Song" is garbage.

15. Vampire Weekend - Cousins
Self-important geneaology dig obviously written to make those who can't or don't care to decipher what this is feel smart, with similarly pretentious yet generic instrumentals.

14. Willow - Whip My Hair
I don't really have the stomach to listen to nine year olds singing about whipping anything... ::)

13. Lady Gaga w/ Beyonce - Telephone
If this was going to come from "Monster" one reason why that addendum never should have seen the light of day.  L. Gaga, given her propensity for drama (i.e. Bad Romance) purposely ignores the idea of number blocking just so she can duet with the most annoying, talentless singer in the world and the results are predictably disastrous.   

12. Pearl Jam - Just Breathe
Ridiculously droll lyrical content as their previous single with the added demerit of it being 15 years too late for them to try something new.  Eddie Vedder's not suited to delicate ballads...or any other song for that matter.

11. Rihanna - Rude Boy
Schizo can't decide whether or not she wants to be sub or dom using nothing less than explicit, pedestrian language and elementarily graphic details.  Quite the stylish one, Rihanna. ::)
 
10. OneeskimO - Kandi
Unknown concept bands are not supposed to pull shenannigans with their band names.  Besides it seemed like they just sampled Candi Station so they could say they did, and then quickly dummied up a song about getting cheated on around it, but didn't take into account that both Candi and themselves both sound like guys and girls.  Seriously I can't figure out who's singing which part, which moves this down a few notches from "weak" to "horrendous."

9. Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted
Still doesn't get it, except now she's recycling ideas.  We already heard her squealing like a pig getting his balls cut off ("Since U Been Gone") & here she goes again, we already heard her singing about painfully generic subject matter (everything else by her, except perhaps "Breakaway").  It's not ignorable anymore.

8. Crash Kings - Mountain Man
I've finally accepted that the instrumentals are worthwhile.  But I can't get over how the lead singer sounds like Jack White sticking his finger in an electrical socket (and that's on top of what Jack White already sounds like; see #20) and this is one of the stupidest and most offensively idiotic songs ever written to boot, period, about sitting on a girl's boobs and getting a bj perhaps all while drinking a beer too.  Classy, Crash Kings. ::) --  How else are you supposed to interpret "I'm sitting here on top of a mountain, she's rocking my valleys down below"?

7. Katy Perry - California Gurls
There's no reason she (or anyone else) needed to sing this, though if she would hurry up and actually find something that suits her then that might help.  Flagrant misspelling the titles isn't cool (except when something's so stupid it's funny, a la "Hot in Herre") & everything, including that, is as generic as annoyingly formulaic & just plain annoying as can be except for the line that isn't hers, but She Wants Revenge called; they want their popsicle back. :P

6. Usher ft. Will-i-am-not-cool - OMG
"OhMyGodIDidItAgain!!!" Well, it unfortunately looks like he did.  Stupid repititive lyrics, ("Baby let me love you down, there's so many ways to love you") Stupid similies ("bootie like pow pow pow"), stupid rhymes ("dynamite...outta sight"), stupid wannabe anthemic cheering all over...and don't even get me started on the autotune. (And who is this "shawty" that everyone keeps on falling in love with? ::) ) Worst thing he's done since "Yeah!".

5. Beyonce - Sweet Dreams
Unacceptably singsongy whininess over three and a half minutes of instrumentals that sound like a bug getting stepped on.  The schpeel with turning the lights on is a lame attempt to validate what she can't decide whether or not is a legitimate fantasy.

4. Pink - Raise Your Glass
Attempts to pass of a song about shameless partying as an anthem for people who don't fit in (see; Ke$ha @ 24.)  Nice try...not.  But this one makes no attempt at having any structure whatsoever and amounts to nothing more than sloppy drunken gibberish.  The hook is three words sing-yelled out in succession in the exact same key and pitch, omfg P!nk aren't U clever. ::)   

3. Sara Paralysis - King of Anything
Singing about how her inability to communicate justifies her lashing out at people who have opinions that don't line up 100% with hers...and then using that to justify her slamming her hands down on seemingly random keys and passing that off as music.  What a perfect theme song. ::) Next time, keep your anger management answers to yourself, Sara Baralieses.

2. Train - Hey Soul Sister
Beginning this off by obnoxiously accentuating a syllable of the word "Hey" (or is it "a"? ::) ), you'd think that from there it could only get better.  But no, it falls even deeper into the next level of dumpsterdom with mind-numbingly atroctious pop culture references and catch phrases placed to rhyme at the most unopportune times (Soul Sister/Mr. Mister, and just about every other line too.)  If that weren't bad enough, they sock it full of underlying tones of "Meet Virginia" in a desperate attempt to latch onto any pre-Their Private Nation credibility that died long ago.  The musical equivalent of complete toxic sewage.

1. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
I can't even begin to describe the number of things wrong with this mother-of-everything-that's-wrong-with-everything-wreck-of-a-song but we'll try.  First --- EWWW I don't need to hear her singing about underage sex multiple times a day. ::)  Second, there's her lame attempt at emulating a teenager's first sexing by putting a fake orgasm undertone in her voice throughout the song & it'd be laughably bad if it weren't so damn annoying.  Third, why the hell does Katy Perry think she should sing about her own skintight jeans in the first place.  Who knew Katy Perry (or anyone, really) was capable of a this kind of monstrosity!!!  >:(
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 26, 2011, 07:49:08 AM
Yay for R347! So glad to see so many songs I hate on that list, esp Florence & the Machine -- I read nothing but gushing praise for them, everywhere (particularly from Fogheads on Facebook) and I Just. Don't. Get. It.  Yet another Feist-alike, fronting a band. And I've mentioned in another thread that I've heard the Kei$ha song a billion times in the last couple weeks because 92.7 The Rev plays it every 25 minutes.

I *do* like the One Eskimo song, tho' -- even if it's a bit played-out at this point
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on January 26, 2011, 08:05:31 AM
nice list, Radical.  I admit I don't recognize most of the songs, but I might just look a few up to add to my knowledge base of pop.    Love the line about Lady Gaga and Telephone, just leave the phone off and you don't have to even sing this song! 
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on January 26, 2011, 11:42:45 AM
That was a fun read, Radical!  I agree with you for the most part - esp Teenage Dream (cringeworthy lyrics, agreed), Black Eyed Peas (Who are those useless people on stage with Fergie?) and Pearl Jam.  I read somewhere that Eddie Vedder thinks that he and Kurt Cobain would be close friends today if he were alive.  What?  Like golfing buddies?  Dream on.

I actually have a soft spot for Kelly Clarkson.  That girl can sing.   :)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on January 26, 2011, 12:05:38 PM
Black Eyed Peas (Who are those useless people on stage with Fergie?)

I'm hoping that there's a massive tune-out during halftime at the Super Bowl when the Slack-Jawed Fleas take the stage.  Remember when In Living Color did their alternative halftime special (back when SB HT *really* sucked)? And they really did put a dent in the ratings; it was right after that, that the networks began lobbying for better halftime artists, and they got them. But that was a case of "hip, young" people making fun of SuperBowl old-fogey-ism.  This year I think somebody (TVLand?) should do an alt-halftime thing for everyone over 40.
Title: Re: The Annoying List (2010 Edition)
Post by: RGMike on January 28, 2011, 07:07:38 PM
As promised...next up on my year-end-lists for 2010, it's the The Annoying List!   

14. Willow - Whip My Hair
I don't really have the stomach to listen to nine year olds singing about whipping anything... ::)

Holy crap -- Sorry to have been out-of-the-loop, but I just found out that Willow is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Dykette-Smith (and sis of Karate Kid remake star Jaden).  Whenthehell do these kids go to school?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on January 30, 2011, 11:48:02 AM
As promised...next up on my year-end-lists for 2010, it's the The Annoying List!   

Thanks! I've only heard songs #13, #14, #15 and #45, and I can agree with you. Except for the Vampire Weekend song, maybe. I don't remember the song, but I generally like their stuff. I'll have to give it another listen.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 01, 2011, 09:01:39 PM
Who or what is Lykke Li, just heard on KFOG doing a really annoying song called "Get Some" - "ah'm yo' prostitute/you gon' get some" WTF?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 02, 2011, 01:17:53 PM
Little Steven's "coolest song" this week... "The Roller" by Beady Eye, who are (more or less) Oasis without Neil Gallagher:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJhpiByqIoo
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 07, 2011, 02:43:15 PM
Ben L'Oncle Soul gives that all-time HFH "Barbie Girl" a complete makeover. The more I hear of this guy the more I like him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKSGPaOPjC4
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 08, 2011, 12:29:39 PM
NTM: the original version of "Yo-Yo", by Billy Joe Royal --in 1967, 4 years before the Osmonds hit with their cover. "Whoops, now!" makes more sense than "Whoot, nah" or whatever it is Merrill screams in the O-boys version.  Props to Joe South for writing it; sounds, from this take, like he was aiming for a Marvin Gaye, "Hitch-hike" kinda thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6kbFhSxpmY
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 08, 2011, 10:07:41 PM
KFOG just played a song with lyrics about "peanut butter pudding surprise" -- turns out it's "Highly Suspicous" by My Morning Jacket. I assumed it's new but it's... over 2 years old? WTF?

And speaking of food-related lyrics, is there really a song out right now about "mac'n'cheese sticks" or "mackin' cheesesteak" or something? I keep hearing it ait the gym on that godawful 92.7 The Rev station.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 11, 2011, 05:09:01 PM
Someone here (Gaz?) was saying nice things about R Kelly recently and I kinda brushed it off; his tabloid escapades have always overshadowed his music, and the latter is rather ... excessive, IMHO.  But I'm in the car just now and KPOO played this song "When a Woman Loves (She Loves For Real)" -- a very old-school Otis Redding-ish thing -- and I'm going, "who *IS* this?" and lo, it's Mr K.  He overdoes it a bit at the end, but DAY-um! Impressive.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on February 15, 2011, 08:45:57 PM
The new music nights seem to have gotten weirder and weirder, although I'm not complaning.  I wonder if this Rockwell guy is deciding what to play now.  In the past week we've gotten Orbital and the Crystal Method featuring Matisyahu, and now he's playing some weird dubstep song that sounds like the chipmunks trying to emulate a computer blowing up.  Some of the songs are a little less "new" too (i.e. I'm hearing a lot more songs from the past 3-4 years.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 16, 2011, 09:35:27 AM
The new music nights seem to have gotten weirder and weirder, although I'm not complaning.  I wonder if this Rockwell guy is deciding what to play now. 

I'm guessing he may have inherited Kelly Ransford's Music Directorship, at least temporariily. Or maybe "Rockwell" and new PD Dennis Constantine are the same person?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on February 18, 2011, 03:10:13 PM
KFOG's playing that new Shawn Mullins, "Light You Up" -- sounds like Mullins doing an Everlast imitation.  Put your 'light you up' on!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 03, 2011, 12:11:53 PM
Just heard Scelsa play something from the new G.Love album, produced by the Avett Bros.

http://philadelphonic.com/archives/buzzine_raves_over_g._loves_new_album_fixin_to_die/

Be interesting to see if it gets any KFOG play, him being a local fave and all.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 08, 2011, 02:11:40 PM
Just heard this on Vin Scelsa's show, and it's instantly my new favorite lyric. This belongs on KFOG, for sure (yeah, lotsa luck). Thea Gilmore, "You're the radio":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWmB1_DgihQ
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2011, 08:59:06 AM
Gynneth Paltrow must be stopped!

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/gwyneth-paltrow-stop-singing/story?id=13019683
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on March 09, 2011, 09:29:13 AM
Gynneth Paltrow must be stopped!

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/gwyneth-paltrow-stop-singing/story?id=13019683

Nikki Finke said this during her live oscar bloggin' on Feb 27 (http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/nikkis-5th-annual-oscars-live-snarking/)

"How incredibly inauthentic to have Gwyneth Paltrow, who was raised and schooled in the poshest part of NYC, affect a Nashville twang and belt out a country song. Hollywood, you can't fool all the people all the time -- which is why Country Strong tanked at the box office."

agreed!

Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 09, 2011, 09:32:43 AM
Gynneth Paltrow must be stopped!

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/gwyneth-paltrow-stop-singing/story?id=13019683

Nikki Finke said this during her live oscar bloggin' on Feb 27 (http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/nikkis-5th-annual-oscars-live-snarking/)

"How incredibly inauthentic to have Gwyneth Paltrow, who was raised and schooled in the poshest part of NYC, affect a Nashville twang and belt out a country song. Hollywood, you can't fool all the people all the time -- which is why Country Strong tanked at the box office."

agreed!


right on, right on, right ON!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on March 17, 2011, 02:28:46 PM
New Steve Martin Album Features Paul McCartney
http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Steve-Martin-drops-new-album-feat--Paul-McCartney--Dixie-Chicks/8016675&rss=rss-kabc-ent_story-8016675
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 21, 2011, 09:40:45 AM
NTM, thanks to DJ Marilynn on KPOO: Jackie Shane, a cross-dressing Canadian R&B singer (!):

http://www.jezebelmusic.com/6886/jackie-shane/

Marilynn is playing a live album of his featuring fine covers of things like "Knock on Wood" and "Don't Play That Song".
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on March 21, 2011, 10:47:39 AM
NTM, thanks to DJ Marilynn on KPOO: Jackie Shane, a cross-dressing Canadian R&B singer (!):

http://www.jezebelmusic.com/6886/jackie-shane/

Marilynn is playing a live album of his featuring fine covers of things like "Knock on Wood" and "Don't Play That Song".

I love it!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on March 24, 2011, 10:01:04 AM
If any of you are fans of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," here's John Legend's inspired a capella take on it:

http://soundcloud.com/johnlegend/john-legend-rolling-in-the
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on March 28, 2011, 04:39:34 PM
For anyone interested, you can stream the new Radiohead album for free here:

http://www.slate.com/id/2289582/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on March 29, 2011, 10:57:26 AM
From The Cars new album Move Like This, out May 10, here's the full-length video for the song "Blue Tip"
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpJQWGA1O8s

And the full-length video for their new single "Sad Song"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxqxNzlEFM4
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on March 30, 2011, 12:53:10 PM
Listening to Scelsa's show and he's playing the new Marianne Faithfull album. She does a nice cover of Carole King's "Goin' Back"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dHRxaQq5I
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on March 30, 2011, 07:04:42 PM
Listening to Scelsa's show and he's playing the new Marianne Faithfull album. She does a nice cover of Carole King's "Goin' Back"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dHRxaQq5I
One of my favorite artists singing one of my favorite songs!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 01, 2011, 09:12:40 AM
NTM, tho' it's apparently 3 years old...  Just heard this song on 1340 The Boardwalk. To my ears, it sounded like a Martha Wash-type black woman.  Imagine my surprise when I saw the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_XQG94OE0&playnext=1&list=PLDA7558F254D5BE22

talk about a disconnect!  It just doesn't seem like that voice is coming out of that face.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on April 06, 2011, 11:08:54 AM
Grammys drop more than 30 categories
http://online.wsj.com/article/APbe34c4ea24f54bd99a508ed47f3fcb40.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on April 07, 2011, 12:41:12 AM
NTM, tho' it's apparently 3 years old...  Just heard this song on 1340 The Boardwalk. To my ears, it sounded like a Martha Wash-type black woman.  Imagine my surprise when I saw the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_XQG94OE0&playnext=1&list=PLDA7558F254D5BE22

talk about a disconnect!  It just doesn't seem like that voice is coming out of that face.

So Anastacia is back, eh?  She had my #58 song of 2000 with "I'm Outta Love," which tried a few times but never won too many stations over. (Hits 106 had it in high rotation, though.)  She sounded the same back then, too...I think she was about 22. She also had another song a few years later which did a little better, but not much: http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/gghunt/charts/anastacia.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 13, 2011, 01:59:03 PM
A couple months old, but Little Steven's "Coolest Song" this week is by Social Distortion!  "California Hustle & Flow" was recommended to Steven by Mr Springsteen, of all people...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9xvnIZmSSs
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on April 15, 2011, 02:46:36 PM
The Shatner album we've always hoped for (or feared):

http://www.williamshatner.com/Article419.phtml

impressive guest list, at least.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on April 15, 2011, 08:54:25 PM
The Shatner album we've always hoped for (or feared):

http://www.williamshatner.com/Article419.phtml

impressive guest list, at least.

Quote
Rocket Man Originally By Elton John - Guitarist Steve Hillage (Ex Gong Member And Current Member Of Techno Rock Duo System 7) Has Added Guest Guitar
I haven't heard Steve Hillage in a long time.  I have a couple of old albums by him.  Big talent back then.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on April 16, 2011, 11:29:49 AM
Record Store Day, y'alls...   :) ;D 8)

Stood in line in front of Rasputin on Powell Street and managed to snag Big Star (Third - test pressing edition), Joan Jett (clear vinyl!) and Nirvana.  It was absolutely insane.  Mad rush to the RSD section and people yanking records as I was flipping through.  The only other record I wanted, but couldn't find was Kate Bush's Hounds Of Love (a fave of mine).  Hopefully, my friend will find it for me at Amoeba.

Checked eBay and these records are going for triple the price (and more) already.  I purchased the Big Star for $30 and it's going for $200 (buy it now) and $100+ with multiple bids.  Cray cray!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on April 20, 2011, 02:22:44 PM
Lady Caca shoots down Weird Al's parody of Born This Way - titled "Perform This Way".  Hasn't this Madonna-wannabe ever heard Like A Surgeon, for Christ's sake??? 

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/80s/content/lady-gaga-shoots-down-weird-als-parody-you-can-still-listen-it-online
Title: Radical347's Top 50 of 2010, Pt. I (50-33)
Post by: radical347 on May 05, 2011, 12:33:09 PM
It's that time of year again...I've started rolling out my annual pet project, my Top 50 Live Countdown!  ;D

Here's Pt. I (50-33)

(And don't worry Gazoo, no Katy Perry this year...or probably ever again ;) )

Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89799328fe0e6dea/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?7308na0ul4aij34

 Pts. II (32-16) and III (15-1) will probably be done by next week.
Title: Re: Radical347's Top 50 of 2010, Pt. I (50-33)
Post by: Gazoo on May 06, 2011, 10:08:35 AM
It's that time of year again...I've started rolling out my annual pet project, my Top 50 Live Countdown!  ;D

Here's Pt. I (50-33)

(And don't worry Gazoo, no Katy Perry this year...or probably ever again ;) )

Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89799328fe0e6dea/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?7308na0ul4aij34

 Pts. II (32-16) and III (15-1) will probably be done by next week.

Cool, I'll listen to Pt. I this weekend - thanks!
Title: Re: Radical347's Top 50 of 2010, Pts. I & II (50-16)
Post by: radical347 on May 06, 2011, 10:19:51 AM
It's that time of year again...I've started rolling out my annual pet project, my Top 50 Live Countdown!  ;D

Here's Pt. I (50-33)

(And don't worry Gazoo, no Katy Perry this year...or probably ever again ;) )

Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89799328fe0e6dea/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?7308na0ul4aij34

 Pts. II (32-16) and III (15-1) will probably be done by next week.

Cool, I'll listen to Pt. I this weekend - thanks!

Yay, hope you enjoy! :)

And as I type...Pt. II is hot off the press!
Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89829055c4e0bd45/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g5l8x5pz2mp4q7a
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on May 09, 2011, 12:10:22 PM
Not new, but anywho:

Laura Nyro's "Gonna Take A Miracle" -- downloaded Amazon MP3 album, then regretted it after seeing that it looks like the CD has extensive liner notes including remembrances from Patti Labelle.  Damnit, maybe I can find it used.  I can't remember how I first heard Ms. Nyro (most likely KKCY), but picked up a "Best Of" on cassette back from a yuppie music shop in the Embarcadero Center back in the 80s, and her voice always stuck with me.

Lenny Pickett and the Borneo Horns -- so we were at a crappy sushi place on Saturday night, and I was mocking the background music as Kenny G, but then, oh crap, now it's David Sanborn, or wait, maybe it was all David Sanborn, and it was saccharine smooth jazz, and I had a period in the 80s when I thought David Sanborn was *it*, and now it's a little embarrassing.  And well, I have to agree with this assessment of David Sanborn's playing (although I'm not familiar with his work with Butterfield, comments re: Letterman are spot-on):

Quote
I have been a fan of David Sanborn since the 60's when he was in Paul butterfield's blues band. I also saw him live at Fox Theatre in St. Louis a few years ago. His version of "Soul Serenade", accompanied by Robben Ford and Ricky Peterson was a near religious experience for me. Unfortunately, nearly all of his albums are overproduced, canned drum songs that are nearly indistinguishable from each other. Remember a few years ago when he would appear on The David Letterman Show? He teamed with Paul Shaffer's group to do versions of older tunes such as "Heartbreak Hotel", "Pretty woman", and assorted James Brown songs. This, in my opinion, was David Sanborn at his best. I think he is the finest alto sax player alive. I just fervently wish that he would make just one album of old soul and rock songs with a small. live group. Can you imagine Sanborn's versions of songs such as"Heartbreak Hotel", "Natural Woman"(Aretha Franklin), "Shotgun", and "What Does It Take?"(Jr. Walker). I do believe such an effort would be a tremendous artistic and commercial success. Are you listening David?
http://www.amazon.com/review/RQHCVIYAXF2Y3/ref=cm_cr_dp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000002MUY&nodeID=5174&tag=&linkCode=

All this led me to Lenny Pickett, and a CD that I coulda shoulda bought when it was released (I *loved* the tidbits of Lenny's playing that I used to hear on Saturday Night Live going in and coming out of commercials, yes, even when he was with that ham G.E. Smith.)  Anyhow, looking for less "smooth" sax playing, I dug around and saw that the Borneo Horns album was going for freaking $35+ used on Amazon, and wasn't available at all for legitimate download.  Ok, I think that qualifies as a viable excuse for finding a torrent, which showed up near the top of the Google results anyways.

ANYWAYs, it's a solid solid effort.  A touch experimental, but never annoying.  Wow, what a lame review.  Ah well.
Title: Re: Radical347's Top 50 of 2010, Pts. I & II (50-16)
Post by: Gazoo on May 11, 2011, 12:24:34 AM
It's that time of year again...I've started rolling out my annual pet project, my Top 50 Live Countdown!  ;D

Here's Pt. I (50-33)

(And don't worry Gazoo, no Katy Perry this year...or probably ever again ;) )

Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89799328fe0e6dea/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?7308na0ul4aij34

 Pts. II (32-16) and III (15-1) will probably be done by next week.

Cool, I'll listen to Pt. I this weekend - thanks!

Yay, hope you enjoy! :)

And as I type...Pt. II is hot off the press!
Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89829055c4e0bd45/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g5l8x5pz2mp4q7a

Lots of great stuff, most of which was NTM.  Favorites included the Bob Schneider and the various Killers soundalikes.  Thanks again for posting!
Title: Re: Radical347's Top 50 of 2010, Pt. II (32-16)
Post by: radical347 on May 18, 2011, 10:41:16 AM
It's that time of year again...I've started rolling out my annual pet project, my Top 50 Live Countdown!  ;D

Here's Pt. I (50-33)

(And don't worry Gazoo, no Katy Perry this year...or probably ever again ;) )

Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89799328fe0e6dea/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?7308na0ul4aij34

 Pts. II (32-16) and III (15-1) will probably be done by next week.

Cool, I'll listen to Pt. I this weekend - thanks!

Yay, hope you enjoy! :)

And as I type...Pt. II is hot off the press!
Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89829055c4e0bd45/
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g5l8x5pz2mp4q7a

Lots of great stuff, most of which was NTM.  Favorites included the Bob Schneider and the various Killers soundalikes.  Thanks again for posting!

Happy to, thanks so much for listening!  ;D
LOL @ Killers soundalikes!  Though come to think of it, that is a great description!
Title: Re: Radical347's Top 50 of 2010, Pt. III (15-1)
Post by: radical347 on May 18, 2011, 10:50:19 AM
Pt. III (15-1) is finished! :)

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?19q3xyo7mz7sph7 (EDIT: Download link fixed.)
Listen: http://www.zshare.net/audio/90285373c0e2e3b8/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 19, 2011, 01:36:36 PM
NTM: Frabjoy and Runcible Spoon (great name) who were actually Godley & Creme in 1969. Conventional wisdom is that they were trying to be Simon & Garfunkel, tho' this song would not have been out-of-place in the acoustic parts of Led Zep III.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HyRzkVrMM
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on May 24, 2011, 12:09:38 PM
this seems like a good enough place for this:

A Generation’s Vanity, Heard Through Lyrics
By JOHN TIERNEY
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/science/26tier.html?_r=3

“...Dr. DeWall and other psychologists report finding what they were looking for: a statistically significant trend toward narcissism and hostility in popular music."
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on May 24, 2011, 01:13:38 PM
this seems like a good enough place for this:

A Generation’s Vanity, Heard Through Lyrics
By JOHN TIERNEY
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/science/26tier.html?_r=3

“...Dr. DeWall and other psychologists report finding what they were looking for: a statistically significant trend toward narcissism and hostility in popular music."

well, duh. Hip-hop is the culprit, I'm tempted to say... but 20 years ago there was a shitload of LOW self-esteem ("Loser", "Creep", etc)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on May 27, 2011, 02:09:47 PM
Debbie Harry, Blondie to release first album in eight years 'Panic of Girls' in September, unveils first single, 'Mother' (video here):
http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Debbie-Harry--Blondie-to-release-first-album-in-eight-years--Panic-of-Girls/8156757
BBC audio interview "Aging is Rough: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13477472
The 65-year-old singer and actress has no plans to stop singing. In a recent interview, the Blondie frontwoman said she doesn't want to just perform old hits. "I guess I'm sort of a blabbermouth, I have things to say that lay on my mind. I think that's important."
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 02, 2011, 07:59:49 AM
NTM: this cover of "Just Don't Want to be Lonely" by Blue Magic. This turned up in the jokey/ironic horror flick Rubber, which I watched on PPV the other nite (and quite enjoyed). Guess this version was cheaper to license than the Main Ingredient hit version. Funny thing is, I think I like this better than the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZZ4RWW7HQ
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2011, 09:06:26 AM
I've now heard a couple of tracks from the new Raphael Saddiq CD, more of the same of his now-patented "old-school" retro-soul. And that's a good thing. Quite nice.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2011, 09:55:39 AM
OMFG: JB meets Pavarotti! NTM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7cLnijKBs&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on June 03, 2011, 11:07:12 AM
OMFG: JB meets Pavarotti! NTM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7cLnijKBs&feature=player_embedded

wow. here's Pav with:

Spice Girls:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AI3MUvXY2M
Bon Jovi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvAPRIwX5KU
Celine Dion:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekrb1-u4cio

I think he did these for charity.  I hope he did, anyway.

more:  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Pavarotti+and+friends&aq=f
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2011, 02:54:20 PM
Country Song Title of the Week: "It May Be Lonely At the Top, But it's a Bitch at the Bottom"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Eeqy8hvgfA
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on June 03, 2011, 03:00:45 PM
Country Song Title of the Week: "It May Be Lonely At the Top, But it's a Bitch at the Bottom"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Eeqy8hvgfA

Just in time for pride weekend!   ;)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 03, 2011, 03:33:13 PM
Country Song Title of the Week: "It May Be Lonely At the Top, But it's a Bitch at the Bottom"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Eeqy8hvgfA

Just in time for pride weekend!   ;)

Bwahahaha! it's not lonely if you're Butters' Bottom Bitch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLaquHDAhuc
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 08, 2011, 09:52:37 AM
Not new but NTM: Shelby Lynne's lovely ballad re-interp of "I Only Wanna Be With You", which I just heard on 1340 The Boardwalk. Not a visually stimulating clip, as you'll see (WTF?), but all the better to concentrate on the vocal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWK0tR46Gw
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: princessofcairo on June 09, 2011, 06:37:18 AM
I've now heard a couple of tracks from the new Raphael Saddiq CD, more of the same of his now-patented "old-school" retro-soul. And that's a good thing. Quite nice.

Thanks for the tip! I'm enjoying the album.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 15, 2011, 01:08:31 PM
NTM courtesy Larry Grogan: an answer record to "Want Ads" -- sadly the only clip on YT is this trunacted version, but you get the idea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5R5obbiRXQ
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on June 16, 2011, 08:04:07 AM
WTF o' the day...

Lou Reed and...Metallica?   ???

http://www.pitchfork.com/news/42865-metallica-and-lou-reed-record-album-together/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 16, 2011, 09:04:43 AM
meanwhile, Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" is #13 on *THIS WEEK'S* UK singles chart. WTF??
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 22, 2011, 09:14:04 AM
NTM, courtesy 1340 the Boardwalk: Wild Cherry, with "1-2-3 Kind of Love" one of their unsuccessful follow-ups to "Play That Funky Music", and a delightful "beach music" track that's making me reconsider a band I've always considered one of the more annoying OHWs in history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf2RvpRQWYc&feature=related
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 22, 2011, 09:22:12 AM
meanwhile, Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" is #13 on *THIS WEEK'S* UK singles chart. WTF??

turns out some contestant on "Britain's Got talent" sang the song and Tracy's orig version shot into the singles chart. Them Brits is even cwazier than we are, reality-TV-wise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13182090
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 22, 2011, 02:36:13 PM
NTM, and a hat-tip to Vin Scelsa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc6IqwM0Z_U

Petra Haden has an album where she covers the ENTIRE The Who Sell Out LP (including the faux commercials) and does it all a cappella and does ALL THE VOICES herself. I heard this "I Can See For Miles" on Scelsa's show.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 28, 2011, 02:55:21 PM
Gaz will especially like this if he hasn't already heard it: NTM, a group called the Will-O-Bees doing a very Seekers-like cover of "Shades of Gray", a deep Monkees LP cut (from Headquarters) and another stellar Mann/Weill composition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBUnOj5WM-A
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on June 30, 2011, 11:06:16 AM
Could have gone in the List thread, too: Spinner's Top 25 of 2011 so far:

http://www.spinner.com/2011/06/28/best-songs-of-2011-so-far/
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on June 30, 2011, 11:36:04 AM
Could have gone in the List thread, too: Spinner's Top 25 of 2011 so far:

http://www.spinner.com/2011/06/28/best-songs-of-2011-so-far/

glad to see Raphael Saddiq on there; I'm liking that CD, tho' my fave on it is "Movin' Down the Line", a Marvin Gaye hommage.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 01, 2011, 10:11:55 AM
NTM and delightful, from an unlikely source: KT Oslin (the '80s "older woman" country artist known for songs like "'Eighties Ladies") apparently teamed up with Raul Malo of the Mavericks about a decade ago and they wrote some songs together (including this one) and he produced as well:  "Live Close By, Visit Often" and ode to no-strings-attached relationships.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1116g83uiE
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on July 04, 2011, 11:34:06 AM
Sly Stone will release his long-awaited solo effort, I'm Back! Friends & Family, on August 16.  The 11-track album includes re-recorded versions of many of his influential band's biggest hits plus three previously unreleased tunes and three CD-only bonus mixes, and features guest appearances by classic rock stars and other artists.  Among the release's many contributors are The Doors' Ray Manzarek, Heart's Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck, blues-rock great Johnny Winter and funk legend Bootsy Collins. I'm Back! is Stone's first collection of new material since his 1982 disc, Ain't but the One Way.  The singer has long struggled with drug issues and various other legal troubles. 
The track list for Sly Stone's I'm Back! Friends & Family:
1. "Dance to the Music (featuring Ray Manzarek)
1. "Everyday People" (featuring Ann Wilson)
2. "Family Affair"
3. "Stand!" (featuring Carmine Appice & Ernie Watts)
5. "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (featuring Johnny Winter)
6. "(I Want to Take You) Higher" (featuring Jeff Beck)
7. "Hot Fun in the Summertime" (featuring Bootsy Collins)
8. "Dance to the Music" (Extended Mix)
9. "Plain Jane"
10. "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"
11. "Get Away"
12. Dance To The Music (Club Mix)(Bonus CD Only)
13. Family Affair (Dubstep Mix)(Bonus CD Only)
14. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Electro Club Mix)(Bonus CD Only)

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 04, 2011, 08:57:44 PM
Sly Stone will release his long-awaited solo effort, I'm Back! Friends & Family, on August 16.  The 11-track album includes re-recorded versions of many of his influential band's biggest hits plus three previously unreleased tunes and three CD-only bonus mixes, and features guest appearances by classic rock stars and other artists.  Among the release's many contributors are The Doors' Ray Manzarek, Heart's Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck, blues-rock great Johnny Winter and funk legend Bootsy Collins.

well, at least most of the collabs are with folks who are more-or-less contemporaries of his, so it isn't quite the record-company cash-in project that, say, Santana's have been... but stiil, I gotta say: I'm skeptical about this. He's only written THREE new good songs in 30 years?
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on July 06, 2011, 11:28:43 AM
kind of appropriate since AL didn't play Chumbawumba today: TMBG covering "Tubthumping"!

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/06/7026205-best-noon-thing
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on July 06, 2011, 07:16:06 PM
kind of appropriate since AL didn't play Chumbawumba today: TMBG covering "Tubthumping"!

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/06/7026205-best-noon-thing
like!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Gazoo on July 07, 2011, 07:27:31 AM
Sly Stone will release his long-awaited solo effort, I'm Back! Friends & Family, on August 16.  The 11-track album includes re-recorded versions of many of his influential band's biggest hits plus three previously unreleased tunes and three CD-only bonus mixes, and features guest appearances by classic rock stars and other artists.  Among the release's many contributors are The Doors' Ray Manzarek, Heart's Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck, blues-rock great Johnny Winter and funk legend Bootsy Collins.

well, at least most of the collabs are with folks who are more-or-less contemporaries of his, so it isn't quite the record-company cash-in project that, say, Santana's have been... but stiil, I gotta say: I'm skeptical about this. He's only written THREE new good songs in 30 years?

Two, if that; "His Eye Is On the Sparrow" is a traditional, I believe.

That said, having been burned by Sly, I have zero expectations for this.  Betcha the date gets pushed back.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on July 14, 2011, 05:04:00 PM
a few folks on this board would prob dig this MoWest Anthology.

Various Artists
Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's MoWest Story 1971-1973 [Light in the Attic; 2011]

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/mowest300.jpg)

- just heard this on NPR's All Things Considered:
"The Strange Sound Of Motown's Early Hollywood Years"
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/14/137854223/the-strange-sound-of-motowns-early-hollywood-years

- the release is reviewed on Pitchfork:
http://www.pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15514-our-lives-are-shaped-by-what-we-love-motowns-mowest-story-1971-1973/


Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 02, 2011, 09:28:02 AM
I figured *somebody* would do a cover of "Out of Work", but I thought it would be a country guy (Kenny Chesney, you missed an opportunity), not a "beach music" artist doing a note-for-note Gary "US" Bonds imitation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rxhdD5UBk0
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 04, 2011, 10:05:49 PM
Phineas & Ferb featuring... SLASH??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF_lPMNa9jw
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on August 05, 2011, 03:47:04 PM
kind of appropriate since AL didn't play Chumbawumba today: TMBG covering "Tubthumping"!

http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/06/7026205-best-noon-thing

I find AV Club's Undercover series is a little uneven (since I barely know any of the artists and not even that many of ths songs), but yeah, TMBG + AV staffers kill this one.

And unlike many commenters, I thought the Titus Adronicus's cover of "Birdhouse In Your Soul" was actually interesting, except for the lousy sound mix. Apparently TMBG's John Flansburgh liked it too, hence their offer to do Tubthumping.

Matt Nathanson ("the most mainstream artist ever to grace our round room") does a decent job w/ "Little Red Corvette", I think. I especially liked the guy accompanying him, esp his vocals after the guitar solo. Iron and Wine's coverable of George Michael ain't bad.  I liked Low covering Toto.  Apparently Of Montreal covering The White Stripes' "Fell In Love With A Girl" is supposed to be weird for them. But it sounded like a pretty straight cover to me.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 11, 2011, 02:16:01 PM
NTM: OMD meet Ree-Ree.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129830323
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 16, 2011, 02:18:05 PM
listening to WEHM on Eastern Lawn Guyland -- they just played the new Jayhawks song "She Walks in So Many Ways" -- very nice. Is KFOG spinning it? I'm guessing not but it could just be in light rotation.

The station itself is interesting -- a good example of a Triple-A that (still) covers a wide swath of music, '60s-to-today.

http://www.wehm.com/

ETA: they just played a commercial for AARP auto insurance! Hah!

ETA2: they're playing that new Superheavy song, "Miracle Worker".  Is KFOG playing it?

ETA3: OK, I officially (heart) WEHM... they play Raphael Saddiq. For shame, KFOG!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 18, 2011, 12:02:30 PM
NTM but not new: the Weather Girls, "Well-a-Wiggy", from their post-"Raining men" period. I heard it on The Boardwalk, and it's def in a beach-music groove, but the OMGWTF of it is: it was written by Jesse Winchester (!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GKpW6nqJE8
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 26, 2011, 08:57:16 AM
I just found out that Belle Brigade, a brother/sister act who are performing in the KFOG playspace today, are the grandchildren of H'wood composer John Williams.  ah, children of privilege...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 30, 2011, 08:32:08 AM
A friend on FB has an ongoing "identify the song from these random lyrics" game and this morning he posted

The band was too slick...And the people were twisted...So I asked her for a date

which you may recognize as being from the Tubes' "Talk To Ya Later".  I didn't at first, and when I Googled, I discovered that Richard Marx did a cover version of the song (!). I can't even begin to imagine how horrid that must be...
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on August 31, 2011, 08:12:06 AM
Honestly, I thought it was a joke: a new Dead box that is a (get this!) 73-disc set!. Geoff?

http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_18791339
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on August 31, 2011, 09:25:28 PM
Honestly, I thought it was a joke: a new Dead box that is a (get this!) 73-disc set!. Geoff?

http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_18791339

This has been happening for quite a while now, and quite sold out too.  I will not be getting one, but this tour was, for many, about as good as it got.  There's not enough time in the remainder of my life to hear all these CD's!  As it is, I've been really digging subscribing, for free, to DeadPod, which sends out a live set every week.

http://deadshow.blogspot.com/

As it is, I'm about 4 to 6 weeks behind in listening to these!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on September 11, 2011, 06:58:47 PM
Doris Day has become the oldest artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album featuring new material, according to the Official Charts Company.  Day's My Heart has gone in at number nine, 62 years after the 87-year-old's debut album was released in the US.  My Heart is a selection of recordings produced by her son, Terry Melcher, before his death in 2004.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14870590

BBC Radio 4-min podcast with Doris Day on her secrets of happiness and being America's "girl next door"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9567000/9567248.stm
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 12, 2011, 09:22:39 AM
NTM: Bob played the Herman's Hermits version of "Kind of Hush" this morning and mentioned that it was a cover of a New Vaudeville Band song! (why didn't I know that?). NVB of course were famous for "Winchester Cathedral" but founder Geoff Stephens also wrote things like "The Crying Game" in 1964 (which gave the 1992 movie its title) and "Daughter of Darkness" for Tom Jones. Who knew?

anyway, here's the NVB's orig version, which is rather nice, considering "Catherdral" is on a lot of folks' Jukebox From Hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpjCpKL_dxU
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 12, 2011, 11:23:54 AM
I just found out that Belle Brigade, a brother/sister act who are performing in the KFOG playspace today, are the grandchildren of H'wood composer John Williams.  ah, children of privilege...

Yeah, but they're still damned good, regardless of the pedigree. (Dad was also a movie/TV composer, great grandfather and other relatives worked as professional drummers, so says Wikipedia).

I bought the MP3s of their album (before I saw my local Borders had it at a fire-sale price of < $5. Damnit), and have been playing it to death. Solid stuff -- really great harmonies. I missed the Playspace performance and forgot to record the subsequent rebroadcast at 6:30AM Monday. Wish I knew somebody at KFOG to bribe to get those tapes.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 12, 2011, 09:31:22 PM
Reposted from my Facebook:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312037_10150389402925649_720295648_9814070_597791337_n.jpg)

Must. Stop. Shopping. At. Borders. Fire. Sale. (Sadly, they're closing Wednesday, but that is good news for my wallet. On the other hand, I don't think I spent more than $60 for all of these CDs.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: radical347 on September 12, 2011, 10:22:10 PM
Reposted from my Facebook:
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312037_10150389402925649_720295648_9814070_597791337_n.jpg)

Must. Stop. Shopping. At. Borders. Fire. Sale. (Sadly, they're closing Wednesday, but that is good news for my wallet. On the other hand, I don't think I spent more than $60 for all of these CDs.)

Nice!!!  Which Borders?  I've been to the Sunnyvale & Palo Alto a few times in the past weeks.  Here's my stash:

(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7574/cdstash.jpg)

All of which were $3-$6.  (Though honestly -- $6 for a CD doesn't sound like a great deal anymore, just a good deal.)  It took awhile to get down to this price point, too -- since most list prices are $13.99-$18.99, they weren't really worth buying until they hit 60%.  I picked up a few of these in Sunnyvale @ 80% off this afternoon (also saw the Belle Brigade CD)...it closes for good Wednesday at noon. :-\
   
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on September 13, 2011, 05:56:29 AM
Ludo - that is worth a LOL.

For a long time, I would use Borders as my source for new music by employing their listening stations. Regrettably keeping the headphones operable was never a priority for the store. Still, it is sad to see them go.



Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on September 13, 2011, 09:29:19 AM
All of which were $3-$6.  (Though honestly -- $6 for a CD doesn't sound like a great deal anymore, just a good deal.)  It took awhile to get down to this price point, too -- since most list prices are $13.99-$18.99, they weren't really worth buying until they hit 60%.  I picked up a few of these in Sunnyvale @ 80% off this afternoon (also saw the Belle Brigade CD)...it closes for good Wednesday at noon. :-\

Ah, we probably crossed paths. :-}  Yeah, I wasn't happy buying at 60% off, but I really wanted that Buddy Holly tribute, as I'd already sampled most of the tracks online. Oh, and I also bought Steven Page's Page One, and Dar William's Many Great Companions at less than great pricing.

Yeah, saw the Belle Brigade CD too -- but I already bought the MP3s from Amazon a few weeks ago. It's really good.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on September 13, 2011, 03:16:43 PM
All of which were $3-$6.  (Though honestly -- $6 for a CD doesn't sound like a great deal anymore, just a good deal.)  It took awhile to get down to this price point, too -- since most list prices are $13.99-$18.99, they weren't really worth buying until they hit 60%.  I picked up a few of these in Sunnyvale @ 80% off this afternoon (also saw the Belle Brigade CD)...it closes for good Wednesday at noon. :-\

Ah, we probably crossed paths. :-}  Yeah, I wasn't happy buying at 60% off, but I really wanted that Buddy Holly tribute, as I'd already sampled most of the tracks online. Oh, and I also bought Steven Page's Page One, and Dar William's Many Great Companions at less than great pricing.

Yeah, saw the Belle Brigade CD too -- but I already bought the MP3s from Amazon a few weeks ago. It's really good.

When Tower Records went out of business a few years back, I went in during their 70% off sale and picked up some things on a lark/whim, like this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61r7eSgRp8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

so .. uh, YEAH.... I also know how it feels to score some
really good music at a great price.  (I really do own it, btw.)
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on September 13, 2011, 04:31:31 PM
This conversation could eventually lead to an awesome mix disc: "Crap I picked up for no apparent reason".
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Lightnin' Rod on September 13, 2011, 04:39:02 PM
This conversation could eventually lead to an awesome mix disc: "Crap I picked up for no apparent reason".

I used to get off the wall stuff from Columbia House -- 10 or 15 albums for a penny!  You'd always run out of things you really wanted at about 7 or 8, and then take flyers on a couple of albums.  That's how I ended up with Skylarking, which I would never have checked out otherwise (not that it's off the wall, but it wasn't on my radar), and I grew to love it.  It often worked out, but not always, especially if you forgot to cancel at your earliest convenience... those things were traps, and you had to be vigilant.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 14, 2011, 12:12:55 PM
This came out of nowhere (and a bit of a TANC, given the recent "fave Stevie Wonder songs" thread).  Heard this version of Stevie's "All I Do" this morning, thought it was kinda nice and was gobsmacked to discover it was by... Wayne Brady!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2WlHkLTBhI
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Big Fingers McGee on September 14, 2011, 03:55:10 PM
Probably what you don't want to know: Daughtry has a new album coming out soon, for on which one track he sounds like "Vintage Edwin McCain". I weep already.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on September 15, 2011, 08:42:57 AM
Hope mshray has heard that new song that sounds like "Cecelia". No face-washing required.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKsDKn_R5KM
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 06, 2011, 02:24:06 PM
Not new but NTM: this Northern Soul nugget from 1974 was COMPLETELY ripped off by Maxine Nightingale 2 years later. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=delIK9hz8_Q
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Tinka Cat on October 07, 2011, 05:08:23 PM
not new but NTM

a singer called Sharon Tandy doing a song called Hold On --  A pretty good Dusty Springfield impression, lots of psychedelic fuzz-guitar, too.

... heard it while listening to "Pineapple Juice" one of the choices in my itunes radio under "70's Retro"

here she is lip synching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZKuZzPbuIg
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 07, 2011, 09:36:22 PM
not new but NTM

a singer called Sharon Tandy doing a song called Hold On --  A pretty good Dusty Springfield impression, lots of psychedelic fuzz-guitar, too.

... heard it while listening to "Pineapple Juice" one of the choices in my itunes radio under "70's Retro"

here she is lip synching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZKuZzPbuIg

Holee crap! NTM too -- must investigate further.

ETA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Tandy
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: urth on October 09, 2011, 12:49:02 AM
not new but NTM

a singer called Sharon Tandy doing a song called Hold On --  A pretty good Dusty Springfield impression, lots of psychedelic fuzz-guitar, too.

... heard it while listening to "Pineapple Juice" one of the choices in my itunes radio under "70's Retro"

here she is lip synching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZKuZzPbuIg

Holee crap! NTM too -- must investigate further.

ETA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Tandy

Definitely can hear the parallels with Dusty Springfield, but the singer I first thought of was Chi Coltrane, or at least certain aspects of her delivery. Probably more likely that Coltrane was derivative of Sharon Tandy than the other way around, since Tandy preceded Coltrane by a good five years.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 18, 2011, 07:45:17 AM
NTM, and Gaz will especially find this interesting -- the Windjammers, "Poor Sad Child". Sounds like Norman Whitfield copped an idea here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA31_MJO_ck
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 19, 2011, 02:15:12 PM
An obscure relic unearthed: in May of 1969, this little Lawn Guyland band released their version of "Easy To Be Hard" -- several months before 3DN's cover. And despite being on a major label (Columbia!) and getting airplay on Top 40 powerhouse WMCA in NYC... this version went nowhere. Simple and lovely, tho'. Ladies and gennlemens, I give you The Stony Brook People:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50g46tL4oQk
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: Wayback on October 19, 2011, 02:29:40 PM
An obscure relic unearthed: in May of 1969, this little Lawn Guyland band released their version of "Easy To Be Hard" -- several months before 3DN's cover. And despite being on a major label (Columbia!) and getting airplay on Top 40 powerhouse WMCA in NYC... this version went nowhere. Simple and lovely, tho'. Ladies and gennlemens, I give you The Stony Brook People:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50g46tL4oQk
Amazing all the obscure ditties one can find online these days!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on October 19, 2011, 10:58:35 PM
An obscure relic unearthed: in May of 1969, this little Lawn Guyland band released their version of "Easy To Be Hard" -- several months before 3DN's cover. And despite being on a major label (Columbia!) and getting airplay on Top 40 powerhouse WMCA in NYC... this version went nowhere. Simple and lovely, tho'. Ladies and gennlemens, I give you The Stony Brook People:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50g46tL4oQk
I enjoyed it, and found the video warm and fuzzy in a comfortable way.  What a time capsule those pictures are!
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 22, 2011, 12:43:37 PM
Great takedown of Coldplay:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sashafrerejones/2011/10/why-dont-i-like-coldplay-an-investigation.html
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2011, 09:02:49 AM
NTM, anyway: The Tremeloes doing "Yellow River" -- apparently they did it first and then decided not to release it, so they replaced the vocals with (Jeff) Christie's (he had written the tune for them) and he had the hit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNxGaNSTQSs&NR=1
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 26, 2011, 09:53:38 AM
Did the world really need this? Brian Wilson doing covers of Disney songs??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZWGGA/ref=s9_newr_gw_g15_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0X0PM831RFB49H0G25BC&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

I mean seriously:

Quote
1. You've Got a Friend in Me 
2. The Bare Necessities 
3. Baby Mine 
4. Kiss the Girl 
5. Colors of the Wind 
6. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? 
7. We Belong Together 
8. I Just Can't Wait to Be King 
9. Stay Awake 
10. Heigh-Ho 
11. When You Wish Upon a Star 
12. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes 

WTFF??
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on October 26, 2011, 09:58:18 AM
Did the world really need this? Brian Wilson doing covers of Disney songs??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LZWGGA/ref=s9_newr_gw_g15_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0X0PM831RFB49H0G25BC&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

I mean seriously:

Quote
1. You've Got a Friend in Me 
2. The Bare Necessities 
3. Baby Mine 
4. Kiss the Girl 
5. Colors of the Wind 
6. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? 
7. We Belong Together 
8. I Just Can't Wait to Be King 
9. Stay Awake 
10. Heigh-Ho 
11. When You Wish Upon a Star 
12. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes 

WTFF??
*eyeroll*
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 27, 2011, 09:21:46 AM
Discovery-of-the-Week: thanks to 2NG (this actually charted in the UK Top 40) I heard this today for the first time -- an anti-bullying ballad from 1965 (!) by Jody Miller, best-known for her parody of "King of the Road", "Queen of the House". Check out the lyrics on "Home of the Brave" --amazing, really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyNfunqpSxc

ETA: I'm astonished to see this got to #25 in the US.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: ggould on October 27, 2011, 10:59:43 AM
Discovery-of-the-Week: thanks to 2NG (this actually charted in the UK Top 40) I heard this today for the first time -- an anti-bullying ballad from 1965 (!) by Jody Miller, best-known for her parody of "King of the Road", "Queen of the House". Check out the lyrics on "Home of the Brave" --amazing, really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyNfunqpSxc

ETA: I'm astonished to see this got to #25 in the US.
great stuff!  I'm going to share it with the counselors here.  We had a guy in our school who showed up every September with long hair, and went through the whole school board process before he was forced to cut his hair.  Dinosaurs indeed.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 27, 2011, 12:58:29 PM
courtesy of Larry Grogan: see how long it takes you to recognize which classic tune is being BLATANTLY ripped off here. Note the writer credit on the label is NOT the orig songwriters so this really was out-and-out theft...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcakw09mbg
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: darryl on October 28, 2011, 04:15:51 PM
courtesy of Larry Grogan: see how long it takes you to recognize which classic tune is being BLATANTLY ripped off here. Note the writer credit on the label is NOT the orig songwriters so this really was out-and-out theft...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcakw09mbg

Saddest part is how the rhythm totally sucks.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 29, 2011, 10:02:16 PM
Just heard the worst. lyric. evah:

Like candy
You're my "Now & Later"
Like Fresh Prince
I'm the Will to your Jada


eek.

And what song does Fitz & the Tamtrums' "Moneygrabber" sound like? That intro makes me think of ELO.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: sundaygal on October 31, 2011, 11:34:55 AM
Just heard the worst. lyric. evah:

Like candy
You're my "Now & Later"
Like Fresh Prince
I'm the Will to your Jada


eek.

And what song does Fitz & the Tamtrums' "Moneygrabber" sound like? That intro makes me think of ELO.

I hear a little bit of ABC's "Look of Love" in the intro.
Title: Re: New Music!
Post by: RGMike on October 31, 2011, 11:36:39 AM