Screamin’ and Hollerin’

•December 30, 2011 • 1 Comment

Considered the “Father of the Delta Blues”, Charley Patton also anticipated Jimi Hendrix, playing his guitar down on his knees, behind his head, or behind his back. His voice was an inspiration to Howlin’ Wolf and subsequent gravel-throated singers.

I’m Goin Home

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Ooh La La

•December 29, 2011 • 1 Comment

I just stumbled on this crazy thing from someone called Nelly Perrier.

Un Soir D’Été:

Sampled

•December 28, 2011 • 1 Comment

I discovered David Axelrod via his work sampled in DJ Shadow’s music. Axelrod came out of Los Angeles, working as a studio jazz drummer, TV soundtrack composer, and orchestral arranger. He began working with Cannonball Adderley, and with Lou Rawls before becoming the producer and arranger for The Virgin Prunes. That psychedelic group disbanded its original members, yet Axelrod carried on under the name.

His work stands in its own right, but it may be more familiar in snippets to listeners of Shadow, Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Dr. Dre, The Beatnuts, Wu Tang Clan, Madlib, Lil Wayne, Pete Rock, Premier, and Mos Def.

The Human Abstract

Well, Hello!

•December 27, 2011 • 1 Comment

A soft and intriguing new demo from the forthcoming sophomore The xx recordings.

Open Eyes (demo)

Filigree and Shadow

•December 26, 2011 • 1 Comment

Grouper is Liz Harris’ one-woman band, creating an ethereal and beautiful drone of reverb and delay effects. It’s music that would not feel out of place on any of the This Mortal Coil recordings, and it shares that hazy, folk spookiness.

Alien Observer

There’s Always Tomorrow

•December 25, 2011 • 1 Comment

Some tongue in cheek sentiment from Oscar.

I Hate Christmas

What You’re Getting

•December 24, 2011 • 1 Comment

This was a hilarious sketch, and a song (by The Lonely Island, aka Andy Samberg with Justin Timberlake) that I’m digging up to play in this season where I get disgruntled.

Dick In a Box: