Trials + Tribulations


And So It Begins
November 30, 2006, 6:05 am
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I love the buzz before SXSW.
The Stooges are booking a full spring reunion tour including a March 17th date at SXSW. They will first master their new album, recorded with Steve Albini at the helm. Mike Watt is on bass, and Brendan Benson even did some vocals on “Free and Freaky.” They’re also playing All Tomorrow’s Parties with Sonic Youth, Deerhoof, Dinosaur Jr, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Wolf Eyes, Melvins, Blood Stereo, Jackie-O Motherf*^%er and more. This is the December 8,9,10th installment of ATP. More Stooges details here.

Also scheduled/announced for SXSW 2007:
Rickie Lee Jones to speak
Booker T
CSS
Kristoffer Ragnstam

Iggy Pop and Francoise Hardy – I’ll Be Seeing You (mp3)

Iggy Pop interview with Tom Snyder (c.1981) (mp3)

REM – The Passenger (Iggy Pop cover~live) (mp3)



A-B-B-A
November 29, 2006, 2:00 pm
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Beloved Swedes, Abba, are going to be honored with a museum in Stockholm. Set to open in 2008, the band will do little more than contribute items. So sad that these buggers won’t get back together.

Abba – Take a Chance on Me

Abba – Knowing Me Knowing You

Madonnna – Hung Up (sgl remix)



November 28, 2006, 1:03 pm
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‘Member that orchestral White Stripes limited cd I spoke of earlier? It’s being used as material for a dance company in London and the Stripes themselves are looking to make an appearance at the last show. Here are a few mp3s.

White Stripes – Aluminium

White Stripes – I’m Bound to Pack It Up

White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button

Also:

Nelly Furtado has announced tour dates for some of the US and her native Canada. She’s hoping some guests will come along, namely Chris Martin or Justin Timberlake or Timbaland. There’s a presale on her site for you lovely Canucks.

December 2 Indianapolis,IN Pepsi Coliseum
December 3 Anaheim,CA Honda Center
December 9 Sacramento,CA ARCO Arena
December 10 Tacoma,WA Tacoma Dome
December 13 Camden,NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
December 15 New York,NY Madison Square Garden
December 16 Sunrise,FL BankAtlantic Center
March 21 Victoria,BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
March 22 Vancouver,BC General Motors Place
March 23 Kleowna,BC Prospera Place
March 25 Grande Prairie,AB Crystal Centre
March 26 Edmonton,AB Shaw Conference Centre
March 27 Calgary,AB Pengrowth Saddledome
April 4 Toronto,ON Air Canada Centre
April 5 Montreal,QC Bell Centre
April 6 Ottawa,ON Scotiabank Place

Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (written w/Chris Martin)

Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous (w/Timbaland)

Nelly Furtado – Maneater



November 28, 2006, 1:03 pm
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‘Member that orchestral White Stripes limited cd I spoke of earlier? It’s being used as material for a dance company in London and the Stripes themselves are looking to make an appearance at the last show. Here are a few mp3s.

White Stripes – Aluminium

White Stripes – I’m Bound to Pack It Up

White Stripes – The Hardest Button to Button

Also:

Nelly Furtado has announced tour dates for some of the US and her native Canada. She’s hoping some guests will come along, namely Chris Martin or Justin Timberlake or Timbaland. There’s a presale on her site for you lovely Canucks.

December 2 Indianapolis,IN Pepsi Coliseum
December 3 Anaheim,CA Honda Center
December 9 Sacramento,CA ARCO Arena
December 10 Tacoma,WA Tacoma Dome
December 13 Camden,NJ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
December 15 New York,NY Madison Square Garden
December 16 Sunrise,FL BankAtlantic Center
March 21 Victoria,BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
March 22 Vancouver,BC General Motors Place
March 23 Kleowna,BC Prospera Place
March 25 Grande Prairie,AB Crystal Centre
March 26 Edmonton,AB Shaw Conference Centre
March 27 Calgary,AB Pengrowth Saddledome
April 4 Toronto,ON Air Canada Centre
April 5 Montreal,QC Bell Centre
April 6 Ottawa,ON Scotiabank Place

Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (written w/Chris Martin)

Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous (w/Timbaland)

Nelly Furtado – Maneater



Muse-ack
November 27, 2006, 1:36 pm
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Hope everyone had a good holiday. Busy momma and 4AD darling, Kristin Hersh will be releasing another solo album in the new year entitled Learn to Sing Like a Star (full track listing here). It will be her first solo album in 4 years. But don’t let that fool you, in that time she’s been busy with 4 boys, 50 Foot Wave, and still playing gigs with her stepsister Tanya Donnelly in Throwing Muses. She will also be featured in the upcoming documentary Rock’n Roll Mamas. Watch the trailer and buy a cd, where all proceeds go to the film, here.

Throwing Muses – Shimmer (live Aug ’06)

50 Foot Wave – Sally is a Girl

Kristin Hersh – Your Dirty Answer



This Couldn’t Wait
November 22, 2006, 2:39 pm
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My newest obsession is, not the leaked Grinderman, but Dana Falconberry. She opened for Peter & the Wolf and then lent harmony and backing vocals during much of his set. She can span the spectrum between gritty and almost bluesy to quiet and innocent. Be her friend.

Morning That I Died (live)

My Sweetheart, My Dear (live)

Sweet Clementine

I predict, if he shares, Gorilla Vs Bear will have some great photos. Sorry, I’m going to upgrade my digital someday.



November 21, 2006, 1:57 pm
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While you’re out picking up the Sufjan Xmas cd, pick up the new double cd of Mirah songs that have been retooled by all of her K friends. With all of the talent lending their paws, I’m super excited for the result.

“Following three albums, Mirah offered her songs to old friends and new ones for remixing, including Khaela Maricich (The Blow), Phil Elverum (Mt. Eerie), Guy Sigsworth (remixed Madonna and Bjork), Cindy Wonderful (Scream Club), Jona Bechtolt (Yacht), and Melanie Valera (Tender Forever). These songs are hot, sweet, and teeming with rhythmic divinity. Turn it up and dance it off.”

Totally in love with all that helped remix including Anna Oxygen and Emily Kingan of The Haggard.

Super cool fact: Mirah was on Double Dare as a kid. I’m so jealous.

If you live in Portland you can go to the record release party where Mirah and her friends will be djing and video djing. It’s November 26 at the North Star Ballroom.

The Light (Hooliganship mix)




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