Can Music Change the World? Top 20 Political Songs

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Public Enemy This one’s a challenge. Mark Fisher has an essay in the New Statesman titled Militant Tendencies Feed Music. It felt weird to come across it and yet also, no surprise that it didn’t appear in Spin Magazine either. I have long given up hope that today’s rock musicians will deliver a solid and [...]

Brian Eno – Recorded Music Equals Whale Blubber

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Photograph: Harry Borden Paul Morley interviews Brian Eno Brian Eno – On the end of an era “I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky. There is no reason why anyone should have made so much money from selling records [...]

Independents day today

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I’m certainly not alone in understanding that independent music of all stripes and shades is a huge part of the overall music business economy. One of the biggest reasons this blog exists is because of my passion for independent music. I may occasionally get cranky about this particular chunk of the long tail [see Coldplay [...]

More Free MP3s from the Promo Pile in June

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

No it doesn’t… June has almost gone and I haven’t had time to get through all the promo MP3s in the in box yet. The incoming music plugs have remained constant and mostly the quality is very high. Although I have mentioned this many times, I’d like to reiterate – I prefer electronic submissions. I [...]

A2IM Announces Final Independents Day Digital Album Lineup, Additional Auction Items

Monday, June 16th, 2008

A typical Portland scene I’m certainly not alone in understanding that independent music of all stripes and shades is a huge part of the overall music business economy. One of the biggest reasons this blog exists is because of my passion for independent music. I may occasionally get cranky about this particular chunk of the [...]

coldplay, viva la vida – this is not rock

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Ryan Dombal in a review over at Pitchfork gives the hollow and twee Coldplay a 6.5 out of 10 on those now famous P4rk rankings for the band’s new album, ‘Viva La Vida.’ He also has the balls to call them a rock band [his italics]. If Coldplay can seriously be called a rock band [...]

coldplay, violet hill mp3 from Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Coldplay return with their Brian Eno-produced album Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends. Make up your minds. Coldplay – Violet Hill