Blow an afternoon (or four) watching these 20 excellent music docs— featuring Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Captain Beefheart, Jandek, Fela Kuti, and more— collected by Eric Harvey and streaming online right now.
My Dads cassette copy of the XTC album ‘English Settlement’ may as well have only had one song on it,as ‘Senses Working Overtime’ was played over and over again in the bright yellow 1978 Ford Escort estate the Hagger family trundled around in for about six years. That tape actually warps during the ‘beautiful’ middle eight section, with my child self convinced this was part of the record (never mind our disagreement over whether the solo in Queens ‘I want to break free’ was keyboard or Guitar Synth.) XTC, so awkward with Mr Partridges personal demons, so parochial with their ties to Swindon, and so English, my favorite songwriters to have emerged from any of the post punks acts of the late 70’s,and that includes the Mighty Gang of Four and Squeeze don’t forget. Hugh Padghams production and the bands efforts still â¦ Continue reading
I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology. I have never seen this kind of thing happen to any of my male peers.
Photo credit: Sam Polcer
Skrillex on why music blogs are important to people looking for new music, and the artists making it. (via SPIN)
The world is moving this way,inevitably,you feel ok with giving music away and hoping it goes viral.?
Big Bad Carbon just Uploaded an acoustic demo version of our White Stripes influenced tune ‘Wine At The End’
Another Big Bad Carbon Demo is Up!,concerns using the film Zulu as analogy for your own Life.Its Grunge/Funk Hybrid.
Wine At The End(Demo) by BigBadCarbon.Grunge/Funk Guitar Music,think White Stripes sharing a rehearsal space with Talking Heads.
Much anticipated new EE Album.On first listen.? Layered,deep,still quirky but a little more and inclusive.