An outdated indie rock mix

Because indie rock is becoming more disposable than pop music ever was.

Diefenbach – glorious
Gravenhurst – animals
Love is all – felt tip hip kids
The National – secret meeting
The Attorneys – last september
Revolution smile – drive (the cars)
We are scientists – the great escape
Hope of the states – 66 sleepers to summer
Flaming Lips – Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
Johnny Boy – you are the generation that bought more shoes and you get what you deserve

New recommended mp3 blogs added to the sidebar this week:

Things the other members of the staff were doing this week:

  • Kahlo opened a flickr account and uploaded sexy art pics of her with a keyboard. This is my favorite one. She also guided me to this site with tons of links to galleries of vintage erotica and naked hippies. Couldn’t love her more.
  • Squashed posted a really nice fantasy #1 playlist at bricolage fantasy.
  • Some idiot at kjhk cutted crish & oum’s show in half to transmit some women’s basketball game. They also need help to podcast their show, please head to spiritedradio and give them a hand if you know anything about podcasts.
  • Issa’s blog is an obligated source if you live in Monterrey, she has the ability to track every cool concert and knows every band in the city. Right now she’s in laredo… I also heard she’ll interview Plastilina Mosh for a magazine in Monterrey, will keep you informed…
  • Lisa Filter is on vacation… we still don’t know anything about her.
  • Carl Kruger will finish moving this week and will be diving through a box of his archived mp3 cdrs to share them with us. Good luck with the new house Carl.
  • I don’t know what Adam and Gil have been up to recently…

Image by Gerardo Montiel Klimt.

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the modern female voice

mr projectile & 1010 > wild orchids
dntel > anyone, anywhere
anorak > what i found last year
sketch show > attention tokyo (psapp leaving in coffins mix)
asa chang & junray > senaka
lali puna > together in electric dreams
dacm > angel
sora > untitled
piana > voice

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Will you come back to me?: Radiohead covers

A respuesta del post con covers de los bee gees que issa publico ayer.
En unas semanas el tributo a radiohead, “Exit Music Songs with Radio Heads”, sera sacado a la venta por BBE records. Como una autentica radiocabeza no me aguante y lo tuve que bajar via torrents.
La verdad el disco falla en muchos puntos e incluso peca de facilon (por favor chequen esta insipida version “funky” de high and dry de un tal Bilal, detractor confeso de Radiohead), aun asi, me levanto la falda y me quito el sombrero ante este cover de “just” por Mark Ronson:

Mark Ronson feat. Alex Greenwald – just

Aprovecho la ocasion para poner otros covers que me agradan y tenia aqui en la compu, incluida la infame “rodeohead”, un medley de cinco minutos a la bluegrass que me saca sonrisas cada vez que la escucho (si no te hace sonreir, es por dos razones: nunca te ha gustado radiohead o no tienes alma).

Osunlade and erro – everything in its right place
John Mayer – kid a
Hard N Phirm – rodeohead
Christopher O’ Riley – letdown
Kiki & Herb – exit music (for a film)

La imagen supongo es de Stanley Downwood. Disfruten su fin de semana.
Mmm… more… chilaquiles.

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Drum’s Alive & kicking (The Unauthorized Session)

01. Jimmy Smith – Main Title from “The Carpetbagger”
02. Fridge – Lign
03. Scott Amendola Band – Masters Of War
04. Curandero – Intuitive Plane
05. Rovo – Ndam
06. Asian Dub Foundation – 1000 mirrors
07. Impractical Cockpit – Passion of a Cop (via 20jfg )
08. Lawrence K Newman – sugar of lead
09. Damon Che – Oh, Suzanna
10. Chevreuil – Bastogne
11. Tarentel – Two Sides Of Myself
12. DisJam – Junk
13. This Heat – Twilight Furniture (via 20jfg )
14. Good for Cows – Le Tigre (higher quality)
15. Minutement – The Glory of Man
16. Yoko Utsumi - Neji
17. Tri Cornered Tent Show – A frozen fish fiend facial
18. The Dead Science – Drrrty Magneto
19. Coughs - Sexual Hijinks (via 20jfg )
20. Rumah Sakit – no one likes a grumpy cripple
21. The Union of a Man and a Woman - Grand Design

chill down :
22. Owen – She’s a Thief
23. Grace Cathedral Park – play delicate, desire quiet

note : Big list with jazz, noise rock, experimental, math rock and post rock. Primarily about rythm pattern and beat.
image : Carotid-Kundalini Fractal

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Bee Gees: if I can’t have you,.. covers.

Conozco a los Bee Gees por mi papá principalmente. Por que él los escuchaba y además salían en el radio, ya sea en los sábados de música dance, o en horario regular con una de sus baladas. Aunque sea música de papás (o música que los papás bailaron, que es lo que quizá haga más ruido), las canciones de los hermanos Gibb se siguen tocando, bailando y covereando a más de 30 años de su época gloriosa. El soundtrack de Saturday night fever (1977) nada más los consolidó dentro del ámbito que estaban acaparando desde los finales de los sesenta. La magia residía en que Barry, los gemelos Maurice y Robin, y en el principio, el pródigo Andy, hacían canciones hermosamente pop, melódicas en sus distintivas voces en falsetto, muy love it or hate it. Desde canciones disco ("Tragedy", "Stayin’ Alive", y demás) hasta terribles baladas dramáticas (“New York Mining Disaster 1941”, "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", etc.).

Recientemente me divirtió encontrar el cover de Feist, "Inside and Out", original del álbum Spirits Having Flown (1979) de los Gibb (como "Love You Inside Out"). La versión de la muchacha de Broken Social Scene es groovy y sensual, y muy femenina. Por si no la han oído…

Feist – Inside and Out

+ Me quedo pensando que quizá no eres nadie en la industria de la música hasta que haces un cover de estos señores. Pueden ver en Bee Gees World un listado de todos los que han tratado de hacer suya la música de los Gibb, figurando entre ellos Destiny’s Child (“Emotion”), Billy Corgan (“To Love Somebody”, ¡horrible!) y David Hasselhoff (sí, él). Por ahí se dice que Will Oldham covereó “Holiday”, pero no encuentro la grabación. Las que les recomiendo por esta vez son cuatro:

Low – I Started a Joke
Eagle Eye Cherry – To Love Somebody
Ozzy Osbourne con Dweezil Zappa – Stayin’ Alive (haha)
The Levellers – New York Mining Disaster 1949

+if issa can’t have you, she doesn’t want no other, baby. if issa can’t have you, uuuh ahh!

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With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample an empire down. [1]

Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! `I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.) [2]

O long-silent Sybil,
you of the winged dreams,
Speak out from your temple of light
as the serious constellations
with Greek names
still stare down on us
as a lighthouse moves its megaphone
over the sea
Speak out and shine upon us
the sea-light of Greece
the diamond light of Greece

Far-seeing Sybil, forever hidden,
Come out of your cave at last
And speak to us in the poet's voice
the voice of the fourth person singular
the voice of the inscrutable future
the voice of the people mixed
with a wild soft laughter--
And give us new dreams to dream,
Give us new myths to live by! [3]

So our princes who have lost their principalities after many years’ of possession shouldn’t blame their loss on fortuna. The real culprit is their own indolence, going through quiet times with no thought of the possibility of change (it’s a common human fault, failing to prepare for tempests unless one is actually in one!). And when eventually bad times did come, they thought of •flight rather than •self-defence, hoping that the people, upset by conquerors’ insolence, would recall them. This course of action may be all right when there’s no alternative, but it is not all right to neglect alternatives and choose this one; it amounts to voluntarily falling because you think that in due course someone will pick you up. If you do get rescued (and you probably won’t), that won’t make you secure; the only rescue that is really helpful to you is the one performed by you, the one that depends on yourself and your virtù. [4]