Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  2 comments
"i used to be a queen in
egypt and will likely be one again. . . ."
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  0 comments
"Cover your ears, there she goes again."
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  2 comments
Remember when the writing about music was as great as the music itself? Even when I violently disagreed with Bangs (his review of David Bromberg's first album, for instance), he wrote so hard and hot, I had to respect that it was his opinion and not just the music critics' party line. When he loved something, he conveyed what it was he loved better than just about anybody. (Except perhaps for Ian MacDonald, but that was the subject of a post yesterday.)
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  0 comments
Big Rock Candy Mountain is a big, beautiful blog, filled with wonderful writing about music (mostly) and full of MP3 links pertinent to the posts. I love the post for February 8, "Strange Revival," which links to Fern Jones' fabulous cover of Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Strange Things Happening Every Day," which has to be the most joyous report of the impending end times I have ever heard.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  2 comments
J10 Scull passes along this hard hitting Radar investigation that involves two potheads, two small children, and a primate researcher.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  1 comments
Richard Taylor analyzed a selection of Pollock's paintings and found them "composed of distinct fractal patterns," even though Pollock was working long before the science of fractals was refined. Now pattern analyses may prove critical in determining the authenticity of 32 possible Pollocks.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 10, 2006  |  1 comments
I'm linking to Senor Coconuts' wacky cover of "Smoke on the Water." Money quote: "The Rolling Stones playing yust outside," Cha cha cha!
Stephen Mejias  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  2 comments
You should see Elizabeth right now, in blue sweater and black jeans, hair obscuring her sharp eyes as she preys over hundreds of black & white photocopied pages of equipment reports, columns, and, of course, "Recommended Components."
Jon Iverson  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
The first thing you notice is the rather large black foam rubber foot sitting (standing?) in the room. And then the swanky furniture and trendy layout.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 09, 2006  |  0 comments
Ian MacDonald's Revolution in the Head: The Beatles Records and the Sixties is, quite simply, the best book ever published about the Beatles and their music. Its first half is the best description of the '60s I've ever read; its second half is a track by track exploration of the songs and the process of recording them. It's out of print in the USA, but there's a new edition available in the UK and it can be ordered from the link. Do yourself a favor and read this book if the Beatles mean anything to you at all.