Monthly Archives: September 2013

Listen: Stream Or Download Volcano Choir’s Remix EP

Justin Vernon’s Volcano Choir is giving away their new Comrade remix ep.

The tracks:

1 Comrade (All Tiny Creatures Remix)
2 Comrade (Altos Remix)
3 Comrade (Collections Of Colonies Of Bees Remix)
4 Comrade (Rosenau Remix)

Listen below or download at Soundcloud.

Watch: 1976 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Footage


Got hipped to this terrific footage from Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s four-night run at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in March 1976. Young performs “Tell Me Why,” “Stringman” and “Human Highway” solo before doing “Down By the River” and “Cortez the Killer” with Crazy Horse.

Thanks to JamBase and Dangerous Minds who pointed me to this clip. Watch it now before it’s gone.

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Put On IV Drip


Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, on the eighth day of her hunger strike, has been put on an IV dip and Russian officials say they will force-feed her with glucose via the drip if necessary, according to Agence France-Presse. Today is the eighth day of Tolokonnikova’s hunger strike protesting what she calls “slavery-like conditions” at the Russian prison camp Penal Colony No. 14 where she is serving a two year sentence.

For more on this story, go to the news report.
Agence France-Presse report.

Roots Of Beatlemania

Dorian Lynskey delivers a fairly in-depth look in fandom, pre and post-Beatlemania in a piece that ran yesterday in London’s The Observer, which is owned by The Guardian Media Group.

“You soaked up energy from the crowd,” said Linda Ihle, a Beatles fan who attended the band’s first Shea Stadium show in 1965. “The screaming never stopped. We could barely hear the music because the sound systems weren’t very good back then. There were police everywhere, trying to keep fans from jumping on to the field. It was a happening, to use a word from the time. It was the event itself. It was being there.”

For the full story head to The Guardian.

Nobel Prize For Bob Dylan?


In a fascinating Op/Ed piece in today’s (Spet. 29, 2013) New York Times titled “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Nobel’s Door,” culture critic Bill Wyman argues that it’s time for the Swedish Academy to honor Dylan, “a fierce and uncompromising poet whose writing, 50 years on, still crackles with relevance,” and give him the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Read Wyman’s essay here.

Watch: Eleanor Friedberger & Superchunk Blast Out Ramones Classic


Last night at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom Eleanor Friedberger joined Superchunk for a raucous cover of the Ramones’ “Oh, Oh, I Love Her So” off the punk quartet’s second album, 1977’s Leave Home.

Very cool.