* An in-depth analysis of David Bowie’s teeth.
* ” 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. ” Forgetify.
* The Nazis’ relationship with jazz in World War II : The Death Of Music.
* Druillet. Because that’s what I’m into right now.
|January 28, 2014 | Stuffs
I’m doing some honest work this week, and here are a couple of Instagram shots to prove it. Yesterday I helped hump 1600 lbs. of vinyl LPs in deluxe ( spot varnish! Extra-thick cardboard!! ) gatefold sleeves out of a truck and up into Waxwork HQ.
Mailers and inserts : 1700 lbs. of cardboard.
Waxwork’s third release, and the second one that I mastered, is the original score for Rosemary’s Baby, which has never been released before ( there is some confusion about this – there was a RMB soundtrack, but that music was not the actual music that’s in the film, which this is ). There are 4 different kinds of wax : clear, crystal clear, black and burgundy haze, and 2-color.
Oh yeah, the cover has brand new art by the great Jay Shaw, and the album comes with liner notes and a deluxe art print.
Today was the coldest day I’ve ever experienced in New Orleans ( and, WOW, were people freaking out about it ), but I was mostly inside, packing LPs into mailers.
Here’s the crystal-clear vinyl. It’s pretty clear.
Pete Seeger, May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014.
“ Before Seeger’s confrontation with HUAC, people sometimes regarded his optimism as childish, and unrealistic, as a habit of mind inconsistent with the moral rigor of a serious person. Afterward, he became a figure of undeniable stature. He had stared down jail time. He had stood amid peril for his beliefs. He had typified the principles of all the brave people he had sung about. “
* A president accused of murder and convicted for drug smuggling. Rogue gold miners and outlaw timber harvesters, most of them foreigners drawn to the lawlessness. Roads that end two hours outside the capital, leaving travelers with the choice of either taking handmade canoes through rivers infested with anacondas and piranhas or flying on prop planes with alarming safety records. Why would anyone want to go to Suriname?
* Ringo‘s photos. Graham Nash‘s photos.
* Bootleg Led Zeppelin LP covers of the Soviet Union.
* David Byrnes‘s take on the Bywater.
* Memento mori ( ” remember, you must die ” ) jewelry, poison rings. Bengal tiger claws, braided human hair. Indulging an obsession with antique jewelry.
* What is it with Hotel California? Why is is ubiquitous across the world?
I would go to Suriname.
He has played guitar in The Cramps, The Gun Club, and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds : three enduring, important bands. He’s kinda burned into my head as a cool character because of the great photos on the cover of The Cramps’ 1981 Psychedelic Jungle LP, which I studied intently that year.
Today, I came across an internet radio show featuring an interview with him, and it’s a cool show ( The Pharmacy ) with lots of good music and wacky stuff. Me, I really just wanted to hear what Kid Congo had to say, so I made my own edit, which is just the interview, no tunes, which I am parking here, for a while. Or you can listen to the original, complete version here.
Kid Congo Powers Interview
Kid Congo Powers Interview