|March 20, 2010 | Found Images
Via The Glass Guillotine.
By Luis Ricardo Faléro, via Sexy Witch.
I met him once, at a bar in New Orleans. He looked at us accusingly and said, ” Where are y’all from? “, and we said ” South Louisiana “, and he said, ” Oh, that’s cool ” and went back to his drink.
Here’s Reggie Watts, who I guess you could call a comedian — although I think of him as ” funny, smart, interesting guy ” — using a Line 6 Echo Modeler to create a whole, multi-layered song. This is a very cool pedal, and I remember that when it came out, a couple of militantly anti-digital guitar players I knew started using them. I did too, although nowadays I’m more likely to be using the Echo Pro, which is the rackmount version. If you like this, check out Watts’ Fuck Shit Stack .
Here’s what a groove on a vinyl record looks like at a thousand times’ magnification. More at Synthgear.
Here’s a couple of beautiful, heartfelt tunes from Allen Toussaint’s Southern Nights LP. Although this musical giant has written and produced a flabbergasting number of hit songs for other artists, he is not generally known for his solo recordings – maybe it’s his voice – he’s a good singer, but not truly great ( or not totally distinctive, or something like that ) — which he certainly is as a composer and piano player. Here, backed by The Meters, he reflects on his childhood in New Orleans’ Gert Town neighborhood and visiting his French-speaking country relatives.
Allen Toussaint : ” Last Train ”
Allen Toussaint : ” Southern Nights ”