Monday, October 26, 2009

Link Purge Volume 1: Music

The Chicago Tribune on David Bazan's break-up with God.
This is easily the most definitive article on the former Pedro the Lion frontman's recent lover's spat with "Christianity."

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Pop Matters' review of David Bazan's Curse Your Branches
A great review that tackles the sound of Bazan's newest album as much as it does it's lyrical content.

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This is one of my favorite Lucinda Williams songs, but Dylan's intro and comments about "songwriter of the year" are priceless.




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Kester Brewin calls out Thom Yorke on the end of the long form.
"When the long form becomes a real drag, we are a culture in trouble. If we are only prepared to risk enough to ‘get stuck in for a bit and see how it feels’ I worry that we are going to lose the determined artistic vision that is the way ahead to newness."

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Public Enemy/Sellaband changes the game by signing on to have fans raise the money needed for their next album. 
Don't believe the hype: this model for recording albums is going to make some waves.

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Gonzales battles Andrew W.K....on piano.
"The two musicians faced off against each other at the same time during the deciding fourth round, amusingly neck-lunging at each other after trading duelling chord progressions, ostinati, glissandi and headbangs before Gonzales threw what appeared to be a gold chain at W.K. to distract him. Gonzo was then declared the winner and celebrated by exposing his chest and rubbing his nipples."

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Brian Eno on singing together
"I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor. A recent long-term study conducted in Scandinavia sought to discover which activities related to a healthy and happy later life. Three stood out: camping, dancing and singing."

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