Archive for the ‘music’ Category


Death Metal Muppets on YouTube

December 19, 2008

Direct YouTube links, 1, 2.

And just in case you haven’t seen it, or feel like seeing it again, PISS: I Will Never Go to School (KISS shreds):

Direct YouTube link


Sextant by Herbie Hancock.

December 7, 2008

Sextant by Herbie Hancock is a great record!  I only bring this up because it’s available on Amazon as an MP3 download for $2.97.  Here’s the album’s page at All Music.


It’s tough to be a girl musician…

November 14, 2008

Direct YouTube link

Spike Jones fan site, on Wikipedia, and according to Thomas Pynchon.


American Hardcore (Sony release, still news to me).

November 10, 2008

American Hardcore (loud siezure inducing Flash intro at link, see also Wikipedia ) is a documentary about Wuziristani TV jingles, which hardly breaks new ground or offers new perspective but does have good interviews, most remarkably with several members of Bad Brains including H.R.  Also, big points for acknowledging the existence of the Big Boys.  And you can watch it on YouTube (direct YT link, natch).  Dig also the book.


Recent acquisitions from Tzadik.

November 7, 2008

It’s been all about the Braxton Arista box since I got it, but I’ve squeezed in a couple of other things too.

Zaebos by Medeski Martin & Wood. This is disappointing. Damn hippies. The first clunker I’ve heard in the Masada Book II series. Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3′s from Amazon.

The True Story Concerning Martin Behaim by Zakarya. Third record of theirs I’ve bought since this post, 413a is still the strongest but it’s all great.  Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3′s from Amazon.

Sojourn by Marty Ehrlich‘s Dark Woods Ensemble. Great playing, great material, very mellow vibe.  Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3′s from Amazon.


Now that’s a music video.

October 22, 2008

Family of others by Deerhoof.


Direct YouTube link.

Clicky disclosure- lots of micro-invertebrates swimming around on microscope slides.  Good stuff.


Braxton’s Arista output is available.

October 20, 2008

From Mosaic Records.  Lots of related text/video/linkery at the link.  Unfortunately there is no option but to buy the whole wad on 8 cd’s for three figures, but it’s worth it.

This is stuff from the seventies, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul are all over it, Kenny Wheeler and George Lewis are somewhat all over it, and appearances are made by, among others, Richard Teitelbaum, Henry Threadgill, Leroy Jenkins, Frederic Rzewski, Leo Smith, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Oliver Lake and other WSQ’ers.

Braxton on the web, on wikipedia, Mosaic Records main page.


How to do open brain surgery without impairing the patient’s banjo-playing abilities.

October 15, 2008

Banjo Used in Brain Surgery” per the BBC.


The first Orthotonics record…

September 25, 2008

…is over here.  The second one is still here.


MP3 Tanpuras and other Hindustani goodness (goodhead?)

September 3, 2008

Right over here, links to more.


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