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Correction - Dean Fertita. Also, this is rad.
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January 21, 2016 on Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Made An Album Together
I use it all the time via my AppleTV. This is kind of a bummer.
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January 18, 2016 on Apple Discontinuing Free iTunes Radio
"And given that kids can’t hear what’s going on outside their mother’s bodies, I suppose it makes sense that the kids would react more when they don’t have a human stomach in between them and the music." I suppose the second clause here is true enough, but the first clause is completely inaccurate. Children in utero can in fact hear what's happening outside their mothers' bodies and often will react to auditory stimuli they heard while in the womb. It's pretty well-known that babies often recognize their parents' voices almost immediately. My youngest daughter also recognized and responded to the music of various bands we were listening to a lot while she was gestating.
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January 4, 2016 on Babypod Is A Vaginal MP3 Player For Pregnant Women
I am loving this. I'm so excited for a new proper Sunn O))) release. The collaboration with Ulver was nice, but inconsequential. The collaboration with Scott Walker felt like a pretentious mess to me - now, maybe it just went over my head so I'm not slamming it, but it just didn't do anything for me. This new track has me on the edge of my seat. Looking forward to (hopefully) getting an advance copy on Black Friday. Also, I loved the commentary on the track O'Malley drops after it ends. If nothing else, I finally know the proper pronunciations of Csihar and Domkirke. "Chee-har" didn't surprise me, but "dome-chickah"? Definitely been pronouncing that one wrong for years.
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November 23, 2015 on Sunn O))) – “Kannon 2″
I've noticed that everyone reporting on this concert has pointed out that these were the first performances of "The Grudge" and Parabol/Parabola" since 2002 "with Keenan". There are gaps in my Tool knowledge, so am I missing something? Does that mean they were performing these songs at some point without him?
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November 2, 2015 on Watch Tool Cover “No Quarter” Dressed As Led Zeppelin
Pretty weak, but maybe that's a good thing because this whole deal (well intentioned as it may have been/still be) could use some scaling back. Still, I want to grab that Beck 12" single, "The Color Of Noise" soundtrack, and Sunn O)))'s new album "Kannon" in advance of release date (and on white vinyl). I could possibly be tempted into getting the "Judgement Night" & "High Fidelity" soundtracks and the Faith No More, Garbage & Nine Inch Nails reissues if money was no issue. Heck, even that "Live In Denmark" LP by Johnny Cash seems promising. Alas, money IS an issue, so I'll stick to the top three mentioned above, and...oh who am I kidding, I'll grab at least one of the others too...
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October 28, 2015 on Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 List Revealed
This post grabs a few blase nuggets from what is actually a pretty rad interview. I enjoyed it.
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October 21, 2015 on Kim Gordon Discusses Grimes, Caitlyn Jenner, Chrissie Hynde, Spice Girls With Bret Easton Ellis
Acme Feed & Seed is a monstrous 4-level building with multiple bars (including one on the rooftop), a restaurant, separate sushi bar, and a gift shop, plus a massive private event space on the 3rd floor (where I'm pretty sure this was filmed). Not exactly a dive bar...or tiny for that matter.
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October 19, 2015 on Tom Hiddleston Performed A Whole Concert In Character As Hank Williams At A Tiny Nashville Bar
Ziggy Stardust. Though I've always had a weird affinity for the mostly-panned Heathen. Go figure.
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September 18, 2015 on Win David Bowie’s FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973 13LP Vinyl Box Set
I have. Kick ass old school rock n roll, self-referential & fun.
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September 3, 2015 on Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Releases Surprise Debut As Thunderbitch
Thunderbitchin'! (Sorry, too easy). As a Nashvillian, I've been hearing rumors of this band for a couple years, but unfortunately I have missed out on the scant opportunities of seeing them perform (even though one of their three shows happened at my favorite basement-hole-on-the-wall wing joint Ghot Wingz, and one of them happened at The Anchor, the church I attend, as part of a fashion show the building was rented out for). Anyway...I dig the heck out of it.
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September 2, 2015 on Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Releases Surprise Debut As Thunderbitch
Dang. Not sure why you got downvoted so harshly. I mean, everyone named some cool debut albums but it's all subjective anyway and "Appetite" IS a killer debut album.
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August 24, 2015 on Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up
Whoa. Let me smack myself upside the head and stand corrected on my above comment. Didn't realize he played piano too. Granted, I hadn't heard his whole catalog, but still...
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June 12, 2015 on R.I.P. Ornette Coleman
I love Ornette's music, and I'm gutted to hear of this loss to the world's musical landscape. Gotta agree with the comment above that "The man defined the word “innovation"". I've jammed "Free Jazz" and "Sound Grammar" this morning in his memory. One small gripe with the article...Coleman played alto & tenor sax as well as trumpet, and occasionally pulled out a violin. I'm not aware of Ornette as a pianist. Did you mean violin?
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June 12, 2015 on R.I.P. Ornette Coleman
Do we know if he bled right away? Or did he wait and bleed?
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March 13, 2015 on Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In The Head By His Brother
After watching the video clip on Third Man's site, I'm thinking the above is indeed the case. A distinction that many fail to make (but that immediately caught my eye having worked in the vinyl business for a few years) is that the "record" Jack bought was an acetate, not a vinyl LP and/or a shellac 78. This would have been the original cut straight from the lathe. Given that this single was never commercially released, I see no reason to assume any other copies have ever been pressed from it.
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March 6, 2015 on Jack White Bought Elvis’ First Record For $300k And Will Reissue It For Record Store Day
So perhaps in a case like this owning the only known master gives you all mechanical rights, and being that the songs are covers all publishing rights would go to the original songwriters (unless the songs have passed into public domain, which may be the case). If that is true, and no money would legally be owed the artist's estate, then I would hope that out of goodwill some amount of proceeds would be donated to the Presley estate or at least some kind of charity.
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March 6, 2015 on Jack White Bought Elvis’ First Record For $300k And Will Reissue It For Record Store Day
The press release on their website implies it might be an extreme rarity, as in only one copy still exists. "Utilizing the actual unrestored audio as it currently exists on the sole original copy of "My Happiness" b/w "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" Third Man will make a limited facsimile, 10-inch 78rpm disc available on April 18, 2015. From reproducing the typewritten labels (printed on the reverse of extra Prisonaires labels that happened to be laying around Sun Records in July 1953) to being packaged in a plain, nondescript, of-the-era sleeve, the utmost attention to detail has been paid in order to create an object so close to the historic original as to almost be indistinguishable from one other. Later this year, Third Man will release a widely available 7-inch 45rpm featuring newly restored versions of the two songs. Working from a transfer done by industry expert Alan Stoker at the Country Music Hall of Fame, the audio will be as clean as modern technology can make it without losing the feeling and soul that makes these two songs both haunting and breath-taking."
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March 6, 2015 on Jack White Bought Elvis’ First Record For $300k And Will Reissue It For Record Store Day
Genuine question - what does Tompkins Square Park have in common with the other examples?
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March 4, 2015 on 01-viet-cong-portland-mississippi-studios
That was reissued for RSD just a few years ago. http://www.discogs.com/Various-Empire-Records-The-Soundtrack/release/3552947
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March 4, 2015 on Clueless, Boogie Nights, & Other Classic Soundtracks Coming To Vinyl For The First Time