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Michael Chapman is an English folk/jazz/experimental guitarist & singer who has put out a ton of albums over the years. After some initial success, he labored in obscurity for a couple decades, but he has been recently “rediscovered,” and his early ’70s records are starting to get reissued. This 1970 live performance is completely mind […]

Scout Niblett has butched it up since the last time I took notice

This is a great song from her new record.

A Year in the Dollar Bin – 2012

You thought maybe I wasn’t going to do a 2012 music mix? I thought so, too, until the idea occurred to me to compile some favorite songs from my dollar-bin finds from the year. In my musical tastes of late I’ve been way too caught up in what records from yesteryear can be found on […]

Hip Christmas Music

Tired of all the squares ruining your holidays with their un-hip, antiquated, overplayed tunes? There’s help! The owner-operator of this site is both obsessive and thorough. You could get lost for a few hours reading the essays and lists of various obscure genres of Christmas music (who knew there were so many stalking-Elvis-for-Christmas songs?), or […]

Awesome zine

Zines were the blogs of my day, though I didn’t know about this particular one until just now. Check out these scanned copies of Eccentric Sleeve Notes, a Newcastle zine from the early ’80s. All your favorites are here: Gang of Four, Bow Wow Wow, The Clash, The Smiths, Aztec Camera, Felt, U2, Orange Juice, […]

Now digging: Lau Nau & Kuupuu

For you fans of improvised electronic/folk looped music, check out this downloadable NPR session by Finnish artists Lau Nau and Kuupuu. Soothcore!

Happy Birthday, John Cage!

Instead of posting 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence whilst I seat myself at my keyboard, I decided to share the LA Times’ tributes: a storyboard of Cage’s life in LA, a selection of performances of his music, and a slate of events all over the world to commemorate him. And by the by, […]

Lurking in the Shadows 2: Not Safe for Scotty

New York’s Hottest Curator

I really want to visit this gallery.

Sweet Summer Mix

The bassist for Allah-Las made an awesome mix of cool instrumentals for relaxing poolside with a beverage of your choice: get it here.