Thursday, October 16, 2014
And now all those records, [people say] “Man I love that record.” Boy, where were you in 1983? Henry Rollins, in a recent Smithsonian interview.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Every time in the last few years that I’ve said to myself, “This might be the best thing I’ve ever seen on television,” it has involved Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Damien Jurado- Silver Timothy

This has flashes of classic psychedelia and jazz in it, and Jurado’s melodic vocals are as haunting as ever.  Whenever I’ve seen him perform, I’ve had the strangest sensation immediately afterward, like I needed to get into a room with a guitar and a notebook right away, and start writing music.  It’s not that he makes songwriting seem easy, of course— it’s that he makes the connection between music and ourselves seem so clear and present.

Buy his records.

Buy his records.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sun Kil Moon- Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes (live at Pitchfork 2014)

Kozelek is that rare artist who has grown into himself consistently for the last 25 years.  His intensity steadily smolders and his artistry grows deeper and more complex every year.  In a way, his music has evolved with the times, but there is a continuous turning back into itself, where the subtle growth and development are more like a purification than a transformation.

It’s like Wes Anderson, in that the familiar tropes become finely honed— for Kozelek, it’s the drone, the melodicism, the powerful pulse that resonates at any tempo, volume, or instrumentation.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hot 8 Brass Brand- Sexual Healing

This is one of those songs that I thought was un-coverable.  I’m sure it’s been covered badly before— probably by the pop idol crowd, or Britney, or Gaga, or whoever it is that’s doing that sort of thing these days.

I heard this on the Chef soundtrack, and it’s just terrific.  For that matter, the movie itself is pretty good.  Oddly enough, it’s the cast of Iron Man reassembled into a good movie, with Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris and Sofia Vergara thrown in.

randyhaddock:

So here it is. Here’s my debut EP. I’m very excited about this. It’s only on Bandcamp for now but I’m planning on getting it up on Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and all the other digital places soon.

I would love to press some physical copies, too. I’m seriously considering it.

To those of you who have supported me over the years, thank you. I made this for you. You’ve kept me going. It hasn’t been an easy road but I’m still here, and this is just the beginning.

Listen/purchase: Seven Miles EP by Randy Haddock

New music worth hearing.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
themaninthegreenshirt:

Ella Fitzgerald performs at Mr Kelly’s nightclub, Chicago, Illinois, 1958

I would pay real money for a framed print.

themaninthegreenshirt:

Ella Fitzgerald performs at Mr Kelly’s nightclub, Chicago, Illinois, 1958

I would pay real money for a framed print.

Friday, September 19, 2014
You can tell so much about a person by the way they leave you.

Redvers Bailey (via kvtes)

Of course, you can also tell a lot about yourself.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

José Gonzáles- Stay Alive

Sometimes a movie looks like it’s going to be terrible, and it usually is.  But one time in a hundred, one of those movies turns out to be beautiful.  Those aren’t great odds, but I’ll take them every time.

Also, the world needs more José Gonzáles.

(Source: dylannord)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Nick Drake- Way To Blue (home recording)

I am a fan of Drake.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
When your band has a name like Seven Year Bitch, you don’t have to be very good. Butthead, to Beavis, one afternoon on the sofa in the mid 1990s.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Magnetic Fields- I Think I Need a New Heart

I’m itching to go down to NYC this month, as there’s going to be a pretty great lineup at BAM.  There’s an evening with 3 singer/songwriter types: Sam Beam (yes!), Devendra Banhart (meh), and Stephen Merritt (also yes!).

I’m pretty sure I won’t find the time to get away, but i can dream.  It’s times like this that can inspire someone to move to someplace where more *things* happen.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Rolling Stones- Dead Flowers (live 1972)

Poor old boring middle of the road me, posting the most famous touring band in the world on my tumblr.  And sure, I prefer the Townes Van Zandt version of this.  But it’s 4am and I should be working already, and need something up tempo and with drums.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
matthewryan101:

Throw Back Thursday is cool and all but more importantly: Forward into Now…
Please RT & Share & do those smart things you warm & savvy people do! BOXERS will be available on 10.14.14 Visit www.matthewryanonline.com for updates. Join the mailing list and receive a free song.

matthewryan101:

Throw Back Thursday is cool and all but more importantly: Forward into Now…

Please RT & Share & do those smart things you warm & savvy people do! BOXERS will be available on 10.14.14 Visit www.matthewryanonline.com for updates. Join the mailing list and receive a free song.