Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"superlative superlative superlative"

click WAVVES / No Hope Kids

best death scene

also click WAVVES / So Bored

Not not a -cover, as yet unreleased, to appear on the forthcoming follow-up LP, read here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

"the plural is broose"

...and to set up against it as it were the Goon Show of their humour.
A wobbulable impulse.
--"Dr Jeremias Müller"

CLICK The Blankket / I'm on Fire [Bruce Springsteen cover, 2007]

And click.

CLICK The Blankket / This Time [Celine Dion cover, 2008]

And click.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Low Supply #1: North Korea - Radio Pyongyang

First in a series of kindasortahardtofind albums of yepic lunacy.

This one's 47 minutes of transmissions taped from North Korea's Radio Pyongyang. It was released by Sublime Frequencies but is now out of print. Remember, in the DPRK the radios are modified to receive only government broadcasts. And they have no ON/OFF switches.

Radio Pyongyang / Commie Funk & Agit Pop from the Hermit Kingdom

Radio Pyongyang / Track 2: New Model Army


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


THANKS XM/Sirius Radio, for introducing me to Fleet Foxes and helping me "get" the "net" just before 2008 runs out.

wilco with fleet foxes - i shall be released (live)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Taken By GNR

CLiCK Taken By Trees / Sweet Child O' Mine (GNR cover)

Thanks to Barbara for keying me into Taken By Trees who do a nice cover of Guns N Roses' Sweet Child O Mine. Also listen HERE!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Contains Bonus Track (An Exercise in Tone)

This picture is great. (You can tell just by looking at it!) It's so great that it relates to everything. For instance, it relates to this 16-minute cover song by the mostly-instrumental Korean psych-rock troupe, HE 6. These two things relate because the song is about the garden of Eden and the guy in the picture (his name is Herbie Mann) is nude (probably) and is holding a flute (that's a phallic image). They relate A SECOND TIME because the song has a flute solo and the guy in the picture (The Mann—get it?!) is holding a flute (phallic image, remember). Go HE 6!

MP3 HE 6 / In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly cover, 1971)

This other picture is neat too. Thanks, Mutant! And thanks to all my friends who love the first picture as much as I do!!

Here, just for kicks, is a song you might actually want to listen to. My other friend keeps talking about this song because he's smart. It's Yo La Tengo covering themselves, taking the pretty-but-pretty-sleepy track "Today Is the Day" from the 2003 Summer Sun LP and making it both pretty and super-awesome. It was released later in 2003 on the Today Is the Day EP. Nice work guys!

MP3 Yo La Tengo / Today Is the Day (rockin' version)