Month: February 2011

Album of the Moment: Baba Brinkman

The listserv at my local campus is now exploding with all manner of uncouth and unruly commentary, stemming from one student’s rant against the Creationists handing out free water and atheist-hatin’ literature on the Student Union Quad. The discussion jumped

Radio Playlist for 2/22/2011

And The Moneynotes, Aphex Twin, Arcade Fire, Archers Of Loaf, Arling + Cameron, Asylum Street Spankers, Bob Wiseman, Cage the Elephant, Cigarbox Planetarium, Deadmau5, Evolution Control Committee, Frank Churchill, Garageland, House of Freaks, Islands, Los Straitjackets, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mates Of

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Lies, Damned Lies, and the Music Industry

Any article attempting to describe the sea change going on in the “Music Industry” these days, and furthermore having the temerity to display some numbers or perhaps a pretty graph to support these claims, is fundamentally flawed. The transformation that

Radio Playlist for 2/15/2011

Aquabats, Asylum Street Spankers, Belleruche, Broken Bells, Cornershop, Dr. Octagon, Dr. Ring Ding, Drool Brothers, Fela Kuti, He’s a ramblin’ man., Kid Koala, King Missile, Little Dragon, Miss Li, Scruffy the Cat, Shonen Knife, Ska Cubano, Spinal Tap, Supergrass, Tall

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Album of the Moment: Miss Li

I’m digging Late Night Heartbroken Blues, the 2006 debut album by Sweden’s Miss Li (aka Linda Carlsson). Miss Li — it doesn’t feel right to address her as an unadorned “Li” — sings in lovely lilting English, and with the

Axe Cop: The Meme

It’s rumored that Nikola Tesla once built a simple mechanical device which, when placed somewhere inside a building, would find the structure’s natural resonance and exploit it in a way that would have the building shaking itself to pieces within

Radio Playlist for 2/8/2011

Afghan Whigs, Asylum Street Spankers, Binder & Krieglstein, Bronco Busters, Cake, Camper Van Beethoven, Chris Murray, David Garza, Destroyer, Jens Lekman, Juana Molina, Los Super Seven, Money Mark, Nine Iron, Noonday Underground, Otaku, Peglegasus, Pixies, Scruffy the Cat, Sir Millard

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Radio Playlist for 2/1/2011

Aislers Set, Analogik, Ant Neely, Arcade Fire, Binder & Krieglstein, Chinese Man, David Garza, Ellen McIlwaine, Emperor Penguin, Gipsy.cz, JP Nataf, Jason Lytle, Lemon Jelly, Luigee Trademarq, MGMT, Professor Elemental, Scruffy the Cat, Southern Culture on the Skids, Spinal Tap,

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