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…
Archive for April, 2008
…no word if he is as massive as his father.
“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.
“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 Archive.org