Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Apollo Sunshine on Kerascene

I dig Kerascene Music. It's an indie lover's paradise.

What do we have today? Let's take a listen to Apollo Sunshine.

"one day.... on a few different days.... the men of Apollo Sunshine were born.... in the form of human babies... they immediately heard things... and reacted to them.... and grew larger and thought many more things.... and learned how to let their fingers move for themselves... and then thought very little... and let it all flow thru... and.... you remember everything they are doing.. because it all comes from inside of you... and you've known it all along.... Apollo Sunshine is YOUR band....."

Well, OK then.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Breech "Schubert Waltz"

I just listened to a little tune by Breech called "Schubert Waltz" and I have to say there's nothing like taking an old favorite and crashing it in flames in the middle of a crowded schoolyard. I'm not kidding - it's that good. Maybe even better.

Get yourselves over to RedFizz.com to listen and review it. So very fun.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Salsa! Emusica Fania Collection

As if you didn't know ... Descarga.com is the world's greatest resource for tropical Latin music. And what's even better? They have the FANIA Essentials ready to fill in all the missing spots in your collection.

"We are happy to offer the new digitally remastered reissues from the classic salsa label, Fania. Brought to you by Emusica, which, over time, will be reissuing the entire catalog with improved sound and superb liner notes too - some of which are written by Descarga.com's own virtually resident scholar, John Child. Many of these new reissues have been remastered by Jon Fausty or Bob Katz, so even if you already own the older CD version you might want to consider upgrading to the new improved edition. They're even less expensive than the originals were! Good news all around."
Knock yourself out, like pronto.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Shocking Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was "shocked" into rehab by a top executive at her record label...

Shocked? The only thing shocking is that this dope bag still has a record label. I know, I know, I kick while they're down. But I also kick while they're up so that makes it OK.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Nothing But Puremusic

The new issue of Puremusic is up, check it out:

This month features interviews with Garrison Starr, The SteelDrivers, Jake Shimabukuro (the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele) and acclaimed music photographer Sandy Dyas. Bunch of new reviews too.
 
Take a look and enjoy!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Croc Cafe Closes

Seattle music hole Crocodile Cafe, known as the "living room of grunge," closed in December. The community centered spot was rumored to be in financial trouble before the close. Too bad ... and not just for grungers. The joint dished up local bands of all flavors.

Maybe "living room of indie" would have been more suitable to the time.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

McCartney Gets Grosser

And I thought this scumbag could sink no lower:

Singer Paul McCartney announced Tuesday he will stage an exhibition of his first wife Linda's photographs to mark the 10th anniversary of her death.

That poor woman can't stopped being screwed by him even in death. Why doesn't he try profiting from his own death for a change?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Art Is Life

We all need art, whether in our ears or on our walls. So if you're looking to beautify your world with some wall stuff, visit the Park West Gallery.

Why? A couple of reasons: Park West Gallery has the largest collection of fine art in the world and they also hold art auctions at sea. How sweet is that? (If you're not a fan of cruises(?) you can also visit auctions in the U.S. and Canada.)

Right now, they're featuring artist Jean-Claude Picot, a a Post-Impressionist painter of nature views. If Picot's not your buzz, they also currently have work from Rembrandt, Renoir, Erte, Anatole Krasnyansky and much more.

Enjoy the view.

Stratospheerious Trip Up

OK, first off, I'm not a fan of jam bands. There. It's out there and I don't regret it. Now then, Stratospheerius' "Live Wires" makes me want to forget that for awhile. Why? Because: "It's the full-on electro-fiddle-trip-funk experience!"

They would have missed me if not for the "trip" and the ever-so righteous drummer, Lucianna Padmore and their cover of "The Simpsons" theme. Check them out.

Cool Shades

Need the coolest specs possible on a budget? Yeah, we all want that. So with no further futzing, check out this Great Discovery: www.ZenniOptical.com.

Stylish $8 prescription eyeglasses with a case? How can that be possible? They make their own stuff, hacked out the middle man, and their ad budget goes to geeks/rock gods like me. We all win here. And we look cool doing it.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Winehouse Potentially Screwing One More Gig

I don't know why I can't leave this poor sodded chick alone. I guess it must for the same reason she can't drop the drugs...

Nah. I can quit anytime. I just don't want to.

Take A Chair

The lap of luxury is growing ever more comfortable these days. Point in fact: the Human Touch Massage Chairs. After a long tour, no simple vibrating chair is going to take away those back pains. Ask the creaking old Rolling Stones if you don't believe me.

Human Touch engineers have studied the techniques of the world's best massage therapists and leading chiropractors and physicians to find what works and created the Robotic Massage system. We're talking full body massage chairs that can match the "rolling, kneading, compression and percussion" techniques of the real thing.

Check out the site for more information on this propriety and way cool massage technology. Your aching bod will thank you. And hopefully, me as well.

Delta Music Freeware

Delta SP 1.62 (last freeware version) is like a bunch of normal music software programs, except it's all been crammed into one, so it's much bigger, but more flexible and easier to use once you've learned the basics. Delta SP has a sequencer, which plays MIDI messages to it's internal synthesizer or to external MIDI devices, and also Audio clips to Audio channels in the synth.

You can use Delta SP to compose music, jingles, radio programs or film effects. When your project is ready you can use the Export Audio function to save your project as a high definition WAV, MP3 or OGG file.

The Delta SP synthesizer is stereo, including effects. It uses 32 bit audio. It loads internal plugins and VST plugins. It has a big integrated sampler similar to soundfont technology which works together with the synth. Delta SP works great on Windows 95 thru Windows XP.

Free download here. Get it while you can.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sweet Pinks

Sweet! I love me a Pink Martini.

Although I dig the song "Hang On Little Tomato" I like the CD "Sympathique" more.

Go Gold

The popular saying right now is "Gold is cold," but it actually is still quite cool. In fact, owning gold is one of the best ways to hold on to your cold hard cash. There's nothing like a heavy handful of gold coins to make you feel wealthy indeed.

If you're ready to take your money to the next level, you can turn to the Monex Deposit Company for all your gold and precious metal purchases. Monex has been in the business for more than 30 years and their convenient market and competitive prices on precious metals make it easy for you to invest in ingots or coins. You can also take advantage of Monex Precious Metals' immediate delivery of your bullion or you can arrange safe storage at a bank or depository of your choice.

Get your gold while it's hot!

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Chopper Tech Turns To Stereo

My surface is stereo, jah. The coolth never recedes.

Thursday, January 03, 2008