Nov 20, 2010

This list is for Brittany.

  1. Athlete - Flying Over Bus Stops
  2. Billy Joel - Captain Jack
  3. Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust Main Theme
  4. Ray Charles - What'd I Say
  5. Cato Salsa Experience - Up & Around
  6. MF Doom - Operation Greenbacks
  7. Les Orchestra Members of The Brown - Twilight Time (This artist name doesn't make an sense)
  8. Delays - There's Water Here
  9. Jethro Tull - Dharma for One
  10. Drive-By Truckers - Never Gonna Change
  11. Robert Frost - The Gift Outright (this is the only track on this list I've listened to before)
  12. David Bowie - The Dreamers
  13. Susan Barrett - Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby
  14. Rufus Wainwright - Spotlight on Christmas
  15. Miles Davis - Footprints

Nov 19, 2010

Dear music supervisor of NFL for women or whatever commercial,

I am offended/confused by your choice of Lesley Gore's awesome "You Don't Own Me" track for that terrible commercial. It doesn't even make any sense.


Nov 6, 2010

Banned words, banned books, etc.

Unrelated, but I'm sure Billy Bragg would have something to say about banning words. Billy Bragg & Mavis Staples at Royce tonight. Pretty fab. James Spader and Tom Morello were there. And some other guy that all the ushers were trying to place but couldn't. Perhaps you can help: he's about 5"10 or perhaps a little shorter, very pale skin, dark black hair, sorta greaser-y. Probably plays a villain, but in a not muscular way. That's how far we got in the recognition.

Also, Bragg and Staples TOGETHER doing "The Weight" was definitely awesome. Bragg didn't, however, play "Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key," which for sure would have made my week.

Bragg's shirts, also silly-ly known as "Bragg Swag," were of course printed on Union Made or some other brand like that. As way too many patrons pointed out to us, he would have to after playing "There is Power in a Union." BUT, if I am going to spend $25 on a tshirt, it has to be soft. These were shirts were soooo not even close to buyable. Get your act together, unions!

Nov 2, 2010

Just in case you don't routinely peruse the commons collections on flickr, this is a reminder that you should. OMG Gottlieb jazz collection, yowza!

[Portrait of Cab Calloway, New York, N.Y.(?), ca. Jan. 1947] (LOC)

Nov 1, 2010

What? There is an Ed Begley, Sr? who was also an actor? woah.