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Shugo Tokumaru, free MP3 from new album ‘Exit’

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Shugo Tokumaru, the Japanese noise-pop purveyor, will release a new album ‘Exit’ stateside on September 2nd, 2008. That might seem a ways off so to help you with the wait here’s a cut from the album, ‘Parachute,’ that shows off the organic/electronic elements of Tokumaru’s work – almost-latin rhythms, dueling acoustic guitars, xylophone and hand [...]

Computer Vs Banjo, free remix MP3

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Another one in, hopefully, a long line of future electronic submissions, i.e. no brown package in the mail. The Moose, single-handedly saving trees one post at a time. Computer Vs Banjo’s debut CD is out now. Official site and their MySpace. Computer Vs Banjo – Magazine Queen (Ninja Simone Remix)

David Bowie tribute CD, Life Beyond Mars, coming soon

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

01. Au Revoir Simone “Oh! You Pretty Things” 02. Heartbreak “Loving The Alien” 03. Kelley Polar “Magic Dance” 04. Leo Minor “Ashes To Ashes” 05. Carl Craig Presents Zoos of Berlin “Looking For Water” 06. Drew Brown “Sweet Thing” 07. Matthew Dear “Sound & Vision” 08. Susumu Yokota “Golden Years” 09. The Emperor Machine “Repetition” [...]

On cities, hives and human clusters and a shriekback MP3

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

The Tower of Babel Cities live and breathe. As I wrote in a post last week on Social Media, cities are no more artificial [technological] than the hives of bees. As we go about our daily lives [mostly unconsciously,] we psycho-drift from block to block through neighborhoods that we know well, in amongst communities that [...]

Bo Diddley dies, farewell and R.I.P.

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Sad news today. Bo Diddley, a rock and roll pioneer who helped transition blues to rock, passed away at his home in Florida, he was 79.

gadget of the year!

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Forget about the iPhone G3, this year’s gadget of the year is what I like to call the ‘scratchula‘. Not only does it’s metallic chrome flat surface flip burgers (or veggie burgers) like a normal spatula, it also has jagged sides for scratching and scraping the grill AND a lil’ slot for popping the tops [...]

blue skies for black hearts

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

About twice a year I find myself at a random party overhearing the same conversation: “What happened to good song writing? What happened to the song?” It’s at that point names like Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, or Roy Orbison appear and I head back to the keg. I mean, how the hell can any current [...]

vacuum tube amps conference and show

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Vacuum State of the Art Conference and Show May 24th – 26th, Vancouver, WA. As the name implies what we have here is a show that celebrates the vacuum tube driven amps over their solid state second cousins. [Audiofiles will get that last part.] I’m a supporter, give me a record deck and a tube [...]