Archive of Biscuits

Moby-Dick marathon livestream

We’ll be reading most of the day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and for a couple hours on Thursday. Check here to see if the livestream is on air. Follow on Twitter and Instagram at #nyuadMD.

One week // one band

I was hankering for The Cure this week and went back to re-read Chris Ott’s terrific posts on the One Week / One Band blog, from about a year ago. Highly recommended for anyone whose emotional life was tied to one or more Cure songs at age 15.

Daddy was a real good dancer

Sure, this is a tearjerker and a pretty good song, too. But I’ll stick with “Surrender,” thanks.

Breaking Brigham

It’s not everyday that you find Mormons and methamphetamine crossing paths.

Family portrait

The Brown sisters were photographed together every year, in the same basic positions, from 1975 to 2010.

Cher and Cher alike

Not sure why, but this fills me with delight:  famous Cher impersonator Chad Michaels performs for an audience in West Hollywood that includes… Cher. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqc4p5uqea0[/youtube]

 

 

RIP Maxwell’s

Tonight is the last night for legendary Hoboken music venue Maxwell’s. To celebrate and mourn, Doom & Gloom from the Tomb has put together a selection of Yo La Tengo recordings (mostly covers) from their 27 years of shows at the club.

RIP Walter De Maria

Sad news. Let’s not forget the time he tried to start a band with La Monte Young and Andy Warhol.

In case you had forgotten how old and out of touch you’re getting

I am not understanding this:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgrSjynPKs[/youtube]

Lonnie Holley

On Friday I had the great good fortune to see Lonnie Holley perform. I had no idea what I was in for. I was so astounded by what I heard that I recorded one of his songs on my phone, shared here (I made up the title, based on one of the lyrics). He has an album out on Dust to Digital, and here’s a video of a song from it showing him with some of his visual art.