Archive for April, 2008

Record store day

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

This Saturday, 4/19, is record store day. Yesterday, Vintage Vinyl had “no sales tax” and “free beer” on its marquee, but today it just says a bunch of free stuff. Whether or not yesterday’s marquee was accurate, you could probably find a use for some new records on the day after record store day…

WFMU Calls "St. Louis Whirl" the "Greatest Newspaper Ever Printed"

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

One of our favorite blogs, WFMU’s Beware of the Blog from WMFU 91.1 FM Jersey City, NJ, just featured a lengthy post about St. Louis’ own crime fighting newspaper, the “Evening Whirl”…

Check out the post here


Fela Kuti’s son to release album…

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

…no word if he is as massive as his father.

Andrew Bird’s new album sounds horrendous

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

“The record I want to make here and now — the one I wish I could find in my local record store — is a gentle, lulling, polyrhythmic, minimalist yet warm tapestry of acoustic instruments. No solos, just interlocking parts. A little Steve Reich, but groovier. A little Ghanaian street music, but more arranged. Thick and creamy vocals like the Zombies’s Colin Blunstone. The bass warm and tubby like Studio One dub.”

…but seriously, read this. It’s a great behind-the-scenes look at making an album.

Subversive Cinema: Hip Government Propaganda

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Vincent Collins200

“This trippy tribute to our country’s 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency–the government’s propaganda agency.”

Since this is an official government film, it is in the public domain. Download your own (legal) copy at