February 4, 2009
Mixtape: Clinging like fire to fuel
That photo has nothing to do with pop music. I just want to see it on this blog. Right now, it appears that it's truly raining shit in America. I don't ever remember a period this fearful, at least in a way that affects our daily lives. So the picture above, to me, symbolizes one of the only bright lights in our lives. A lot of people I know have had a very bad - or at least rollercoaster - week. They have my support and love.
Rose Elinor Dougall, ex Rosay of The Pipettes is streaming a woody new folk-based song on her myspace. May Holiday. Her album is looking to be one of the wonders of 2009. Her voice is so evocative of the 60's folk.
"I know all about the sphincter." A sentence uttered by Nina Persson (Cardigans, A Camp) in The Independent. I was wrong, by the way, about a new Cardigans CD in 2009. Unlikely.
I see The Killers are already planning a covers album. I suggest they talk to Duran Duran about what happened when they followed The Wedding Album with Thank You.
Oasis' new single Falling Down is their best single in 14 years (!) since their imperial moment. By far.
Tori Amos may be playing SXSW in Austin. Her album is due in 2 months and no one has any idea what it's called. ? Epic is also rumored to be releasing "Best Of" live release from her American Doll Posse tour.
Jem is attempting to resuscitate her DOA 2008 album, Down To Earth. It was shit then and it's shit now. The only good song is the fluttery On Top Of The World.
Did Morrissey's nude pic last week signal his sad decline? Maybe. I found it quite droll and it did get a lot of attention.
Little Boots new music is like less melodic Sophie Ellis Bextor ...without the unique accent.
Much bettah is the Welsh band Torr turned me onto, The Joy Formidable. It's crunchy but also really melodic. Lead singer's name is Ritzy.
New Divine Comedy album out in last half of 2009. Official.
PopJustice has a sample of the new Simmons and Christopher remix of Paris Is Burning. Sounds BEYOND.
Lady BlahBlah (thanx, Paul) - her Eh Eh song sounds like a massive hit to me, but let's just say she has a face for radio and leave it at that. AND SHE IS NOT 22! Puleez.
The genius Lucky Soul have been recording their new album for quite awhile. Here is what Ali looks like in the studio. She is deluxe. More on Lucky Soul.
In 1998, Joni Mitchell released one of her finest songs, Stay In Touch. The lyrics are words to live by. Here is a bit from the end of the song:
During times like these
The wise are influential
They can bear the imperfections
They can keep the harmony
No doubt about it
No doubt that's essential
No doubt that's always been a tricky one for me
We should just surrender
Let fate and duty shape us
Let light hearts remake us
Let the worries hush
In the middle of this continent
In the middle of our time on Earth
We perceive one another
Stay in touch
We should stay in touch