The author of the original Dr. Who theme song, Delia Derbyshire, recently passed away leaving behind hundreds of previously unknown recordings from the 60’s onward. On one track, she notes, “uhh, forget about this, it’s for interest only” and proceeds to drop a track that could very well be in the Warp catalog.
The Financial Times has a nice piece on the reuse of a former EMI record plant by Portalspace Records. The photo slideshow with accompanying British voiceover is well worth the registration to FT.com. It’s great to hear some optimism from people in the industry still pressing records.
Even though the writers aren’t writing, you can still see the Flight of the Conchords perform live at CES. You see, if you’re a band as well as a television show, you can still write new material for your live shows ((Right?)):
Some of you might remember a discouraging post I wrote a little over a year ago when Watts Music closed shop. It appears that another of the largest record distributors, Syntax Music, has decided to call it quits. With Syntax and Watts gone, there are few left to bring your favorite labels from Europe. TimeContinue reading “Syntax Music closes”
You may remember a strange incident between a famous rapper and a giant donut that I wrote about a while back. It turns out that Jelly Donut has been immortalized in history on Lady Sovereign’s Wikipedia page. Respect to the J.D.
On New Years Eve Radiohead released a 52 minute live performance of On Rainbows titled Scotch Mist. It features some poetry as well as imagery selected by the band (Current is also playing it on the teevee). Yet another move that makes me think Radiohead totally gets the web. I hope they sell a billionContinue reading “Radiohead – Scotch Mist”
My friend Dan Paluska is working on an art project in the suburbs of Paris with Chico MacMurtrie called totemobile. I’m sure they have some fancy art words to describe it, but this is how I see things. First, there was the dancing CitroÃ«n: People laughed. People cried. People feared that Transformers are coming toContinue reading “Transforming CitroÃ«n: first flight”
This is a story about one man’s brush with celebrity, and a donut. So this guy (Zach Slow) goes to Coachella and sees a cute girl who goes by the name of SOV. Mesmerized and inspired, he sets up a website to get her attention by raising $10k for a date with said girl. AfterContinue reading “Lady not so Sovereign in SF”
I don’t usually participate in the “what is your favorite citrus fruit?!?” games, but when Chad calls, I listen. I got tagged Chad, Cody, Ian and some number of intermediaries back to the ur post. 1. I wanted to be an engineer from a very young age. When I was 5 years old, we hadContinue reading “Five things you didn’t know about me”
It is a sad day for DJs and electronic music producers. The website of Watts Music, America’s largest distributor of dance vinyl, has announced it is officially closed for business. Most people have never heard of Watts, even if they are a DJ, but they have been directly responsible for moving tons and tons ofContinue reading “Watts music closes”