Iron Fred G-nose knows of The H2Y's love of Daft Punk, the Bowl's greatest techno band. He served up the tools and Mr. M-nose took it higher.
I have been playing the alternative soundtracks to ADVENTURELAND since yesterday morning. As good as a group of songs we licensed, and for all the loving embraces Greg gave the bad generoulsly placed them next to the good -- and thus allowed the worthy to rise in all their glory, there was also a great amount of truly memorable tunes we considered along the way but had to let go. And some were truly greats.
"Pushin Too Hard" by The Seeds has been one of my favorite songs since the moment I first heard it sometime in the late 70's. I first thought they were a new punk band at the time and only learned later, they came a decade or so earlier. The song just grabbed me with it's propulsive rhythm and some of the best bratty vocal stylings ever. The nasal annoyance teams with the vocals to give it the perfect "get-off-my-back" attitude.
One of the great new music art forms of recent times is the mash-up, but it is a lot harder than it first sounds. A mash-up is essentially of what was originally two or more songs or music tracks that have been mixed together. It is one of the many ways to make something old new again. You could say it is the cousin of the sample, which is exactly what it sounds like: a sample of one song used in another song, say just three drum beats or one phrase from the lyrics.
I wish this instrument could fill a sixty story building with hundreds of gillions of drawers with each one being a different sound. Think of symphony that a third grade class could engineer. We particularly like the sound of "Wit's End"; we know it well.
There has been very few things that have truly blown my mind. And those that have, I cherish. For some reason, I expect more from the music world, to have had that power. The first time I heard X's "Johnny Hit And Run Pauline" certainly charts. I will come up with a few others.
On one hand it's absurd, what with the country in the shape that it is in, that anyone would need further incentive to vote. On the other, sometimes people need to pledge things to their friends and family in order to actually go out and do them.
A is for Apple, B is for Butt, C is for Cat-butt, D is for Doo-Doo, E is for Elephant-butt, F is for Fart, G is for Gorilla-fart, H is for Hairy Gorilla-fart"
The desire for authenticity is an interesting thing. I often have had creative executives say to me that they are looking for something that "feels authentic", which I take it is something entirely different from something that is authentic. The DFA is closely related to "keeping it real" which is a style I've seen worn quite well by those who are anything but (see Adbusters' great article on Hipsters).
Early this year, we stumbled into a show at Joe's Pub. We were there to see some folkie that there was some buzz about. Luckily there was some guy all alone at his table with great sight lines and we invited ourselves to join him. Then Jeffrey Lewis took the stage.