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Marie Fisker interview

Marie Fisker interview

Last year I gave this blog’s coveted best album award to an album by Danish performer Marie Fisker.    As I explain in the original review, I discovered the album by accident and was completely blown away by the music. It was just one of those rare albums that did many things that I want […]

Sonicbids

Sonicbids

This is just by way of information to any bands/musos out there.  The following press release came across my desk this afternoon and it looked like it was worth passing on. If you have any further information, feel free to let me know: Sonicbids is the website the helps bands get gigs and promoters book […]

Rebirth of Cordrazine

Rebirth of Cordrazine

CD Review Cordrazine Always Coming Down (Rubber Records) IF Barry White is fuck-your-brains out music on a round bed with satin sheets and a mirror on the ceiling, then Cordrazine’s new album is more like a bit of a cuddle on the lounge on a cold afternoon after a nice bowl of soup. As lead […]

The distribution system formerly known as the Internet

The distribution system formerly known as the Internet

Toss out your iPods, music lovers, the Internet is dead.  According to Prince: “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it. “The internet’s like MTV. At […]

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Back stairway to heaven

Folk singer Jake Holmes, after many years of waiting, is suing Led Zeppelin for allegedly ripping off his song, ‘Dazed and Confused’. Here is Jake’s version: And this is a song of the same title that appears on Led Zeppelin’s first album: They don’t sound anything alike! Well, except for the tune and the lyrics. […]

A new song can make your day

There are few things I like more than discovering a new artist. I hadn’t heard of Joni Davis until @genrobey mentioned her, but I’m glad to have found her.  I’m in the process of tracking down a review copy of the album, so for now all I have go on is her MySpace page and […]

Wake up!

If you’re having trouble waking up this morning, this might help

Devo: it’s short for devolution

Devo: it’s short for devolution

CD Review Devo Something For Everybody (thru Warners Music) What is the point of Devo at this stage of world history? Once they were a nice, idiosyncratic band who made funny, catchy poppy rock songs that went down a treat and they used the-then relatively novel medium of film clips to add another dimension to […]

The Republic of Petty

The Republic of Petty

CD Review Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mojo (thru Warners Music) If you think of, say, Bruce Springsteen or Bob Dylan as superpowers of a certain type of music, the sort of artists who others pay a lot of attention to and who are capable, in and on their day, of upsetting the existing boundaries […]

Liz Stringer

Liz Stringer

CD Review Liz Stringer Tides of Time Liz Stringer is a class act. That deep, smokey voice, backed up by a genuine songwriting ability, not to mention some decent musicianship, means that it is just about impossible for her to turn out a bad album, even a bad song. The other thing I like about […]