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March 26, 2009

Hey John Cale, check this out.

topic: artsy krautrock

You can't get much artsier than having Josephy Beuys as your lead singer.

March 20, 2009

Paul Ford's 7,812 words about 1,302 SXSW band demos: 2009 edition

Six-Word Reviews of 1,302 SXSW Mp3s. On local hometown faves Parachute, formerly Sparky's Flaw: "Wants so much to be infectious."

(Another great review: "ELO, I must be going. (Kazoo?)."

March 17, 2009

Bernard Purdie drum lesson

First I was thinking "imagine the mashups you could do with the audio from this." Then I realized that it should be left alone and just played as-is on a dance floor, with him playing and explaining the beats and nothing else, especially if you start at 0:25.

YouTube has several clips of him explaining things.

March 13, 2009

2000 people each paid 6 cents to sing backup

Via Mechanical Turk. Bicycle Built for 2000. The little video is worth watching.

March 11, 2009

random bandname/album title/album cover generator

My Album Generator

March 4, 2009

field recordings of 80s video arcades

These kids took their Sony cassette recorder with them to video arcades from 1982 to 1988: Classic Arcade Sounds