The 2009 Best Of List AKA Music That Matters To Me

Friday, December 11th, 2009

I’ll put to one side my puzzle over why, in 2009, people remain fascinated with lists. That said, if you’re into them there is a phenomenal amount of best of music, best of a decade in music etc, lists spinning around out there. Simon Reynolds writes in the Guardian of “The musically fragmented decade” where [...]

Pampelmoose New Music Hour on WOXY Week 17

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

ARMS pic by Elizabeth Weinberg Week number 17 of the Pampelmoose New Music Hour radio show on After this week’s show I’m taking a two week break as the WOXY radio station makes a move from its home in Cincinnati to its new home in Austin, TX. That puts me back on the ‘air’ [...]

11 MP3s and a Mix to Celebrate a Concrete Patio

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Portland is graced by the best summers I’ve ever known. Please don’t tell anyone, that from mid-May to well into October we have the most perfect weather here in Stumptown. I’m happy to share that information with you so that you don’t need to move here and be part of our incredible creative community or [...]

Twitter for Musicians – Use it Wisely

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Now that NIN mainman Trent Reznor has said he’s abandoning Twitter and other transparent Web 2.0 platforms I thought I’d give a couple of examples of bands and musicians using Twitter to their advantage. First, it’s worth mentioning that Twitter is not a social network; at least not in the ‘classic’ sense that people perceive [...]

O+S Permanent Scar Video

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Grab an O+S MP3 and more here.

O+S Album Review by Robert Ham

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Why is it that electronic pop seems to work so brilliantly for groups with limited membership? There are fine exceptions to this idea, but generally, the best work tends to come from folks working solo or adhering to the now-classic set up: one person handles all the loops, blurts and atmospherics, the other person takes [...]

10 Free MP3s For Your Weekend Including O+S, Seeland and Maus Haus

Friday, March 27th, 2009

O+S I’ve been slacking lately in the new music realm. With both SXSWi and SXSW Music Conferences plus a trip to the Digital Summit in Nashville I’ve been hard pressed to post up a new MP3 or two, so here’s ten new cuts that are more laid back than usual for you to listen to [...]