Thursday, November 26, 2009

15+ musical things I'm thankful for, to be expanded on (and more links added) later...

(i just added a few link updates; more to come, as previously threatened...)

  1. The Beatles
  2. The Hair Soundtrack (Original Off-Broadway cast)
  3. The Chad Mitchell Trio a few songs: Lizzie Borden, Rum By Gum, and Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
  4. Hearing Highway 61 Revisited at the right time
  5. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (that record I can't find anymore)
  6. Rolling Stone Magazine's 1988 "Top 100 albums of the last 20 Years" (and various other mags)
  7. Oingo Boingo
  8. Tom Waits
  9. Mahavishnu John McLaughlin (esp. My Goals Beyond)
  10. The Fall
  11. The Blank Generation
  12. The Richmond, VA music scene (circa 1994)
  13. Dub
  14. Steve Albini
  15. Ninja Tune
  16. Califone
  17. John Peel
  18. Radiohead
  19. Wire
  20. Bad Religion
  21. The Saints
  22. Future Primitive Sound Sesssions
  23. Mille Plateaux record label (R.I.P)
  24. Loscil
  25. The Tied & Tickled Trio
  26. Mark Lanegan
  27. Venetian Snares
  28. All Songs Considered podcast

Okay, that's more than 25, right? I'll get back to this, just wanted to belt these out, while I had my mind on it. You'll see each of these get a link. And eventually at least a mini-essay.

Happy Holidays. And shit.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Pixies and the 20th Anniversary of Doolittle

It's the 20th anniversary of The Pixies' classic album Doolittle

I saw them live last night at The Fox Theater in Oakland; they played Doolittle all the way through, plus a bunch of tracks off Surfer Rosa. Really great. Big sound. Cool videos (short films really) for all the songs on the album.

They played 3 shows at The Fox, and they are still on tour through December (then they head down under in 2010).

I also found out that they have some free tunes for download on their site. I thought you might be interested....