John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, is one of my personal heroes. That’s why it’s so hard for me to accept that he actually said this. John Lydon on New Orleans Traditional Jazz by Editor B There’s only one conceivable response. Obviously someone needs to record a traditional New Orleans-style jazz tribute to the Sex Pistols [...]
25 years ago today I was singing this song and graduating from high school in Sweden.
Dear Persephone, We’ve been counting down your last days of “school.” I’ve been taking you to daycare starting when you were five months old. The morning time has been our special time together. Since you don’t have to be there at any specific time, and my workday is usually flexible, we’ve had the luxury of [...]
Thirteen tracks for my convalescence (and yours) including music by Aleatoric, Donald Joyce and Guanaco. Relax, take a nap and enjoy.
I’ve gotta give some props to Eric Spears for continuing to excavate such gems from his personal video collection. Here’s Christy Paxson Behind the Scenes at the Making of the Latest John “Cougar” Mellencamp Video. Eric sez: “Between episodes of her access TV series, The Christy Paxson Show, Christy made several video shorts, and this [...]
It’s entirely ridiculous for me to offer up an annual “best of” list. I don’t keep up with the latest and greatest. I’d rather plunder the riches of the past than fetishize the new. Of the twenty or so books I read this past year, only one was published in 2010: The Heart of Higher [...]
As a number of people pointed out to me, the trouble with celebrating the first thousand days of life is that the number 1,000 is generally beyond the grasp of most two-year-olds. A couple friends had funny ideas about how to communicate the idea. “Let her play in a pile of 1,000 $1 bills so [...]
Free Association #2 is ready for your listening pleasure. This mix was constructed using the same principles as Free Association #1, posted over a year ago.
Here’s a mix dedicated to my favorite instrument. Album art by Dauvit Alexander, licensed under Creative Commons.
Wouldn’t Labor Day be cooler if we actually celebrated those who labor? Here is a mix that attempts to do that, about half an hour of music including Glyn Styler & René Coman, Magazine and Johnny Cash. Happy Labor Day.
photo by spike55151 So I took the first six seconds of “So Emotional” and looped it eleven times, each time at a lower bit rate. I call it “The Degradation of Whitney in Eleven Stages,” and you can listen to it on SoundCloud. (My apologies to Whitney Houston. This is just intended to demonstrate how [...]
My friend Brad W. once made an offhand remark in an online discussion that has been preying on me for years now. We were discussing early heavy metal, in particular Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult, in particular a certain riff that shows up on both bands’ debut albums. Who was copying who, I wondered? [...]
I don’t know why but I’m feeling the love today. So here’s some music: Sixteen tracks on the theme of Universal Love. It’s an hour-long eclectic mix that starts poppy, gets funky and ends silly. Music by Galactic, Diana Ross, Golden Ball and more… (8tracks terms of service forbid a complete track listing.) Enjoy! One [...]
Consider this a father-daughter lullaby duet of sorts. Now It’s Time to Say Goodnight by Editor B
Here is some random audio mess I mixed up lately. Voskhod [26:15] Proton [25:53] Cosmos [26:35] Soyuz [27:58] All files are in MP3 format; each clocks in at just under half an hour and just around 50 MB. Actually it’s not entirely random. There is a method at work here. How best to describe this [...]