• 04 March 2008 (Day 11)

    6 Mar 2008, 01:34 by mosesxan

    Day eleven of listening to my entire CD collection...

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    71. Lui Pui-yuen - China: Music of the Pipa

    I bought this CD a long time ago when I was first getting into Chinese music. I didn't know anything about the performer, but it was one of the few Chinese albums I could find at the time so I got it. I dig it, but I find myself listening to my Wu Man and Min Xiao-Fen albums a lot more frequently when going for a pipa disc.

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    72. Cyril Pahinui - Night Moon: Po Mahina

    Back when I was reviewing records, I got a big package in the mail full of Hawaiian slack key guitar music. I didn't know anything about it, but I'm pretty open minded when it comes to music and gave it a go. I kind of fell in love with the stuff. As a genre in general, it's very creative, skilled guitar playing that's quite unlike anything you've heard on an acoustic. …
  • Singles Released 4th September 2006

    10 Sep 2006, 10:11 by Woodshed1

    Cross-posted with my new blog Shotgun, Bastard and Dribble where you can pick up a couple of mp3s.

    Get your disco dancing roller skates on this week. Initial hatred of this week's releases by The Scissor Sisters, Robbie Williams and The Rapture has subsided into genial acceptance and even enjoyment. Perhaps understandable with the campy goodtime vibes of Don't Feel Like Dancin' (if Elton John keeps hanging out with the Scissor Sisters people are going to start thinking he's gay) and the funky Get Myself Into It but surely unforgivable in the case of the universally panned Rudebox. I disagree. It's about time he rediscovered his fun side after an interminable run of dull singles. Even if Rudebox is a considerable distance from Kids it bodes well for future renaissance.

    No such change in fortune for Nelly Furtado's increasingly desperate attempts to convince us all she's a total slut, Dennis Christopher (friend of the dancing midget Michael Jackson fronted Beatfreakz) attempt to convince…