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  1. [url="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/05/166570705/dave-brubeck-legendary-jazz-musician-dead-at-age-91?sc=tw&cc=share"]RIP Dave Brubeck[/url] -- Jazz great died today, one day shy of his 92nd birthday. [i]Time Out[/i] is still in heavy rotation in these parts. You will be missed, Mr. Brubeck -- here's to hoping you and Paul Desmond are dusting off some old favorites even as I type this.
  2. Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter has a side project under his [i]nom de plume[/i] Lotus Plaza. He recently toured, and I caught the July 17 show in Boston at the Brighton Music Hall. Very solid performance, I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys well-crafted guitar-layers and wall-of-sound shoegaze that's by turns poppy and garage-y. Here are two tracks that he played when I saw him in Boston. From his first release, [i]The Floodlight Collective[/i], here is the effervescent [url="https://www.box.com/s/757c24eb51cb446c37e1"][b]What Grows?[/b][/url] He closed his set with this one -- it's much more of a rocker live. His latest release, [i]Spooky Action At A Distance[/i], has been getting a lot of positive attention in the music media, especially over at [url="http://pitchfork.com/festivals/chicago/2012/lineup/34-lotus-plaza/"]Pitchfork[/url]. I highly recommend the entire album, but here is one of my favorite tracks from [i]Spooky Action[/i], [url="https://www.box.com/s/9aa87094308b0d8a8b22"][b]Monoliths[/b][/url]. Enjoy~ [img]http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/festivals/appearances/chicago:%202012/appearance_image.lotus-plaza.jpg[/img]
  3. [IMG]http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/shiruba_kamon/automotivator-2.jpg?t=1259889591[/IMG] [INDENT][INDENT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiomcuNlVjk&feature=related"[/INDENT][/INDENT] [INDENT][INDENT][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvkK0mO7fXg[/media][/INDENT][/INDENT]
  4. And what about Vinnie Colaiuta? Anyone who played with Zappa was extraordinary, but Colaiuta is another unbelievable drummer. From a DRUM! Magazine interview with Steve Vai, 2003 [quote]"I'll tell you a really great Vinnie story. He's one of the most amazing sight-readers that ever existed on the instrument. One day we were in a Frank rehearsal, this was early '80s, and Frank brought in this piece of music called "Mo 'N Herb's Vacation." Just unbelievably complex. All the drums were written out, just like "The Black Page" except even more complex. There were these runs of like 17 over 3 and every drumhead is notated differently. And there were a whole bunch of people there, I think Bozzio was there." "Vinnie had this piece of music on the stand to his right. To his left he had another music stand with a plate of sushi on it, okay? Now the tempo of the piece was very slow, like "The Black Page." And then the first riff came in, [mimics bizarre Zappa-esque drum rhythm patterns] with all these choking of cymbals, and hi-hat, ruffs, spinning of rototoms and all this crazy stuff. And I saw Vinnie reading this thing. Now, Vinnie has this habit of pushing his glasses up with the middle finger of his right hand. Well I saw him look at this one bar of music, it was the last bar of music on the page. He started to play it as he was turning the page with one hand, and then once the page was turned he continued playing the riff with his right hand, as he reached over with his left hand, grabbed a piece of sushi and put it in his mouth, continued the riff with his left hand and feet, pushed his glasses up, and then played the remaining part of the bar." "It was the sickest thing I have ever seen. Frank threw his music up in the air. Bozzio turned around and walked away. I just started laughing."[/quote] Frank Zappa - Mo's Vacation & The Black Page #2 - 1978, Poughkeepsie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4QqyuWQ7-s
  5. There's tons of great Jerry Fuch's stuff...I first heard him in Turing Machine. [url="http://media.jadetree.com/Turing_Machin-Flip-Book_Osc.mp3"]Flip-Book Oscilloscope (Turing Machine)[/url] Turing Machine - Bleach It Black (excellent video too btw) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXsBmMjYRog[/media] Whotf else does one-handed fills like this??? [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0ZxA130u4[/media]
  6. Damon Che's track from Monitor Records 2001 "Membraphonics" compilation. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KgN-l3AjYE[/media] Don Caballero (Live) - Slice Where You Live Like Pie [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwJe1UTQl8E[/media]
  7. Can't believe no one voted for Mitch Mitchell! He has to be one the most vastly underrated drummers in rock history...Hendrix referred to him as "my Elvin Jones" because Mitchell played in a jazz-fusion style, the drums akin to co-lead instrument in much the same way Jones played dueling lines with Coltrane... [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS01e0ogmEc[/media] And a dearth of "Math Rock" drummers in that poll -- Damon Che and the late great Jerry Fuchs deserve honorable mentions at least... Che's first incarnation of Don Caballero was based on the idea of the drums as the lead instrument, and Jerry Fuchs (RIP), Maserati, Turing Machine, LCD Soundsytem, The Juan Maclean - Argument... Mr. Fuchs was just an insane two-armed machine...
  8. Röyksopp - What Else is There? (Thin White Duke Remix) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmBNkX5iTiU&feature=player_detailpage[/media]
  9. Just finished: Peter Gabriel - I Don't Remember (from his eponymous 1988 release) Now Playing: Joi - Deep Asian Vibes (from their 2000 release We Are Three) Next up: Built to Spill - Get a Life (from their 1993 freshman outing, Ultimate Alternative Wavers)
  10. Butthole Surfers Live Dates for Spring 2009 The reunited 80's lineup of Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, Jeff Pinkus, King Coffey and Teresa Taylor will be returning to Europe this April. April 2009 Apr. 19 - Wroclaw, Poland - Off Fest - get tickets here Apr. 20 - Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus Kulturbraurei - get tickets here Apr. 22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Divadla Archa - get tickets here Apr. 23 - Krems, Austria - Donau Festival - get tickets here Apr. 25 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon Club Apr. 26 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Festivalna Dvorana - get tickets here Apr. 27 - Zagreb, Croatia - Zedno Uho Series
  11. was just watching this and remembered this thread - some red hot sax from Mr. Garrett... Enjoy~!
  12. Glad Obama won --we were thinking we might have to move to New Zealand if McPalin got in...
  13. Looking forward to finding some blasts from the past at this site~thanks!!
  14. Kenny Garret is one of the best jazz sax guys out there now--great links musicloveanddj~thanks!11 Going to see him with the 5 Peace Band in Boston this spring 2009--should be an amazing chance to hear him play with some world-class jazz performers
  15. Some BHS before "Pepper" Here's the second of two version of "Graveyard" on Locust Abortion Technician. Couple of tracks from Rembrandt Pussyhorse. First, the Butthole's cover of The Guess Who's "American Woman" then "Waiting For Jimmy To Kick" This one is called "To Parter" which was originally on the Cream Corn From The Socket Of Davis EP... This video depicts different album imagery than the EP I have. which looks looks like this: This is the MTV video of "Dust Devil" from Independent Worm Saloon. Saloon was produced, oddly enough, by Led Zep bassist John Paul Jones after they had named one of their previous albums Hairway To Steven... And here's another one that got some airplay--Gibby lending his vox to "Jesus Built My Hot Rod," on Ministry's classic Keianh (Psalm 69)
  16. It was an excellent birthday! Mrs. CTC made me a cake, the kids all made me cards, and for my main gift the missus is gittin' me all new hard drives for my long-defunct tower I used to compose music on, so once they are in I can resurrect all my old AcidMusic files and start making music again! Plus she preordered me the new Galactic Spore game that is finally coming out next month, the deluxe "Creature Creator" CD arrived yesterday. B) And all my friends at BK made me this excellent birthday thread And, AND! our latest addition (born June 18) is doing well Everyone, meet Inara:
  17. From the Surfers website, this announcement: Butthole Surfers Live Dates for Fall/ Winter 2008 The reunited lineup of Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary, Jeff Pinkus and the twin drumming King Coffey and Teresa Taylor will be playing all upcoming dates. Get your psych on, fools. September TBA (date announced soon) October TBA December 5th - 7th - Minehead, England - The Nightmare Before Christmas presented by All Tomorrow's Parties (curated by the Melvins and Mike Patton) - get tix here
  18. Happy Birthday old friend!!! Eat some cake! Open presents! Get laid!!
  19. The link in the OP, Darksome Sea, was "no longer available" when I tried it. Here's a new one
  20. Because you're (probably) not gay Dude. But this young man...
  21. A funny thing happened in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer scandal that erupted over the course of this past week—aside from the fact that a state famous for its aggressive inhabitants is now being led by an unassuming and legally blind politician. Instead, through an odd series of connections, music by the alleged prostitute that is most directly tied to his downfall has suddenly become a hot seller. The situation nicely illustrates the situation that the major labels are facing as music production and distribution becomes democratized. It appears that someone involved in the Spitzer investigation tipped The New York Times about it several days before it broke, as the paper was ready with extensive background coverage as soon as the stories hit the media. This seems to have included a lot of information from the Emperor's Club web site, which allowed it to identify the woman who went to Spitzer's hotel room through her MySpace profile. It turns out that Ashley Alexandra Dupré, the woman in question, is an aspiring singer. The profile page included sample music and has recently added a link to Dupré's music at the online retailer Amie Street. As detailed by Jacqui Cheng, Amie Street has a business model that includes a built-in measure of popularity, in that songs become more expensive as the number of downloads increase. By that measure, Dupré's music is as popular as they get on the Street, as it has topped out at the 98¢ per track max. It also works out very well for her as, after a $10 fee, she takes home 70 percent of the sales revenue. Read the rest here.
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