Archive for August, 2007

Funny merde

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

The Coathangers¬†are the creators of some funny girl punk. This track struck me as the expression of a very common domestic struggle…good use of a phone ring sample too. Don’t Touch My Shit – The Coathangers¬†BUY

Widmung

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Just thought I’d post a song which is one of the most beautiful ever. It’s called Widmung, and was written by Robert Schumann as his wedding to Clara Wieck was approaching. While the original contains all the trappings of Romanticism (love poetry, sighing melody, grand climax), I prefer the more abstract “cover” version by Franz […]

Joanna Newsom Comes to Town

Friday, August 10th, 2007

I keep missing Joanna Newsom. Last year when I went to San Diego to see her, she was sick and cancelled the show, leaving me with only regrets for not seeing her live LA shows (they were sold out and I was working those days too). Of course, those shows were not the full orchestral […]

Theremin And Back

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Electronic music created by electronic instruments, I’m told, began with the Dynamophone in 1897. Like the first computers, it was huge and unpractical. Enter the Theremin in 1919. It was small enough to fit in any room and was portable. It had the extra cool of being futuristic in the sense that you were creating […]

The Best Most Watched Favorite Movie

Monday, August 6th, 2007

There is a difference between the best and the favorite, as you may as well know. And those two may even be different from a third category, the most watched. These are non-exclusive but oftentimes mutual. Case in point: The Last Emperor may be one of the best, favorite, and most watched movies known to […]