• Thinking 'bout Sonic Youth

    13 Oct 2007, 17:04 by koemer

    Ich denke nicht an Alicia Keys und ich kann auch meine Tränen noch zurückhalten. Nein ich denke über Sonic Youth nach. Und das obwohl ich keinen einzigen Song von denen kenne. Okay der Einstieg war etwas holprig. Vergessen und weiter im Text.

    Mein erstes Mal mit Sonic Youth.

    Ich schaute die unglaublich gute Doku über Townes Van Zandt: Be here to love me. Ich greife mal einfach so vor und sage, kurz vor seinem Ende wollten Sonic Youth den relativen Nobody Townes van Zandt reaktivieren. Ein Mitglied von Sonic Youth - später registrierte ich mal, dass sein Name Steve Shelley ist - überwand sich - nach langem Ringen mit sich selbst - dazu, Townes um eine Zusammenarbeit zu bitten. So far so good.
    Allein das schon eine bemerkenswerte Handlung dieses Mannes. Leider schmiedete Townes schon zu lange an seinem Unglück und so kam es eben nicht zu einem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Projekts, sondern zu seinem mindestens genauso absehbarem wie schmerzlichem Tod. 1997 war das. …
  • About 100 Of My Favorite Albums (subject to edits)

    23 Feb 2007, 02:36 by criticaljosh

    Before I begin, I want to say that I do not believe in ranked lists and the idea that there is somehow any "definitive" list/standard to measure music by. The whole idea of measuring music by influence is impossible--what matters to one person may not to another. I do not know enough about a lot of punk and metal, so certain groups that are very influential to some have not influenced me much as a listener (that can change, however). So if you say, "I do not understand why so-and-so is not on this list," I will say that these are only some of the albums I enjoy listening to. Also, do not assume that I find all of these albums equal in quality. I will continue editing this as I hear more music. And also, I would be very grateful for recommendations for certain genres or artists for me to get into. Thanks, Josh

    40 Greatest Hits, Hank Williams
    American Recordings, Johnny Cash
    Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Astral Weeks, Van Morrison
    At Fillmore East, Allman Brothers Band
  • 101 Of My Favorite Albums (subject to edits)

    5 Oct 2006, 22:42 by criticaljosh

    Before I begin, I want to say that I do not believe in ranked lists and the idea that there is somehow any "definitive" list/standard to measure music by. The whole idea of measuring music by influence is impossible--what matters to one person may not to another. I do not know enough about a lot of punk and metal, so certain groups that are very influential to some have not influenced me much as a listener (that can change, however). So if you say, "I do not understand why so-and-so is not on this list," I will say that these are only some of the albums I enjoy listening to. Also, do not assume that I find all of these albums equal in quality. I will continue editing this as I hear more music. And also, I would be very grateful for recommendations for certain genres or artists for me to get into. Thanks, Josh

    40 Greatest Hits
    A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
    American Recordings
    AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    Are You Experienced?
    Astral Weeks
    Automatic for the People
  • Welcome to the Banquet

    12 Apr 2006, 18:35 by jcshepard

    Last week I broke a drought, engorging on a banquet of live and recorded alt.country & folk Americana. Despite my best attempts at self-discipline, my music acquisitions tend to be feast-or-famine. I've had a dry spell this last year, about 14 months in the desert of the Midwest actually. I will not bore you with the details.

    I played thru my Tom Russell ahead of his show last week, and thru the new (old) discs I picked up at the show (my blog about the show, if you care). Then this weekend I saw Duluth's Bill Isles, with Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting winners Karen Mal & David Stoddard closer to home (review to come). They probably won't dominate my charts the same way, tho. It's nice out--besides losing 2 days gone (up to the Tom Russell show) when it gets nice in Minnesota you got to take advantage of it and get out of doors while you can.

    Anyway, I pigged out: on Amazon.com, at St.Cloud's Electric Fetus CD shop, at the shows.