You’re kind of rough but I love you! Read on, Reader!
To celebrate our run of storms in Texas, I’ve made a digital music mix courtesy of the protector and curator of all good music on the internet, worldwide— the Free Music Archives, overseen and co-curated by the oldest long-running independent radio station in the U.S., WFMU. (WFMU just won a MacArthur Grant! Woot!) Read on, Reader!
First, there was rock ‘n’ roll. And then there was Lester Bangs, a one-man-fan-machine who taught rock ‘n’ roll to give a damn about itself. Consider what you’re about to read a love story between a man and his music. Read on, Reader!
The short version: I couldn’t sleep, so I made you a live-broadcast mix tape on Grooveshark. Then, I put together this embedded playlist of that broadcast for your listening pleasure. Read on, Reader!
Set your ears properly. This song is all noodling and lullaby until 1:54 when the song proper starts. And when it starts, oh poppets, this song is a WONDER. Read on, Reader!
There’s so much juicy goodness in this mashup that I’m just going to let you watch before I give you some context in the notes below it. <3 Read on, Reader!
She was walking down the street looking fine as she could be! Read on, Reader!
For nearly a year now, I’ve been haunted by this version of Lilly Allen’s “Chinese,” her tribute to her mother, Allison Owen, by the Capital Children’s Choir. But I couldn’t post it. Not yet. Not and feel right about having done it. Read on, Reader!
“I guess I thought the dream-space would be all about the visual, but it’s more about the feeling. My question is what happens when you start messing with the physics of it. ” —Ariadne, the Architect. (Inception.) Read on, Reader!
A Daft Punk cover by La Pompe Moderne that was shot in ONE take. “Unbelievable,” your mind will tell you. “Oh, yes indeedy,” your eyes will reply. But, wait! There’s MORE. Read on, Reader!
Please enjoy. These innovators amaze me. And I hope, I just hope, that they amaze you too. Read on, Reader!
Should we do a week of music just created (or played by) natives of Texas? How about we start with the incomparable Stevie Ray Vaughan and see how it goes? Read on, Reader!
I couldn’t sleep all night. So I sang to her— Read on, Reader!
Happy Monday, everyone! This song will put a little pepper in your soup. It’s fantastic! Let me know what you think. Read on, Reader!
Mmmm. Peacocks are lovely. Read on, Reader!
Jeezalou! I am in love with today’s song! Just wait, y’all— just wait!
Read on, Reader!
After last year’s accidentally stunning Valentine’s Day 5-Minute Dance Party (see here), I was a leeeetle worried that I wouldn’t be able to find something nearly so wonderful. But I think I did. Because I was inspired by you. Read on, Reader!
Jacques Cousteau. Now there was a man who knew exactly what he liked. <3 Read on, Reader!
This song just about kills me, and I almost never would have heard it— except by happy accident. Read on, Reader!
I go with my instincts most of the time. Sometimes my instincts are right on. Sometimes they are seriously on the fritz. Today, I think I got the music juuuust right. <3 Read on, Reader!
Well, even I didn’t know I was going to find this very fine montage the other day. But, by golly— here it is. I trip over the wildest things, don’t I? Read on, Reader!
Beauty moves me greatly, but it also compels me to share it, extravagantly. For you, tonight. All for you. Honestly. Read on, Reader!
Marie douceur c’est ainsi que tu me surnommes…. Read on, Reader!
Watch the video, and then check out the audience’s faces right at the end. Wild, no? Read on, Reader!
I believe that a raw indie rock and roll sound fills the heart with a raw-edged hope. Read on, Reader!
Do you know who sung Venus first? Oooh, have I got a surprise for you, today! Read on, Reader!
Want to meet the godmother of rock and roll? <3 Read on, Reader!
Here’s the New Year’s Eve song. One second before midnight, I’ll be posting a New Year’s Day song! Read on, Reader!
Yes, I like it like that. Read on, Reader!
If this girl doesn’t make it big in the next four years, I will eat my collection of hats. I own a LOT of hats, y’all. A LOT. Read on, Reader!