3.20.2006

Good News and Bad News...

MUSIC UPDATE

GOOD NEWS

ITEM #1
Radiohead's blog, Dead Air Space, has seen a lot of activity over the past few weeks. The brit boys have kicked off into an intense recording session, which will likely last a while. Anyone who knows anything about Radiohead knows that their creative process is never easy for them. Thom Yorke has been known to head into the studio many hours before recording starts to practice and generally "warm up" on the piano. He's also been known to play and record drunk sometimes when pressure gets high. I really hope that the guys have worked out their method this time. Everyone is coming in from totally different directions in life. Johnny's been composing for the BBC. Thom's been dealing with The Big Ask. Everyone is raising their families. It will be very interesting to see how their sound has matured (as it certainly has over the years). Also, Warner Bros. announced recently that Radiohead's music will provide the score for the upcoming Richard Linklater film, A Scanner Darkly, based on the novel by Phillip K Dick (author of the Blade Runner book and many others). Warner hasn't announced whether it will be all new music or a mixture of old and new, but they did say it will feature tracks from Thom's upcoming solo album. Basically, this brings the impending Radiohead album count to 3 albums coming soon. How exciting! You can check out the full story here.

EXPIRED!!!>> Radiohead - Meeting in the Aisle.mp3 from "How's My Driving?"

ITEM #2
Kate Rusby, the UK folk-songstress, has been asked to join up with The Big Ask. She will be performing for benefits and such with Members of Radiohead and The Super Furry Animals. If you don't know who Kate Rusby is, you're seriously missing out. Her voice is absolutely perfect. If you look her up on iTunes you will only find one of her albums, though. She's put out six albums, but the AMG Review listed on iTunes seems to think she's only put one album out. Somebody needs to do some research! Anyway, you can download all her albums from her official website for about the same as they would cost on iTunes anyway. "Little Lights" is my favorite album, but they're all good. Go check it out by clicking here.

EXPIRED!!!>> Kate Rusby - I Courted a Sailor.mp3 from "Little Lights"

EXPIRED!!!>> Kate Rusby - Playing of Ball.mp3 from "Little Lights"


BAD NEWS

ITEM #1
I was just checking the ESL (Eighteenth Street Lounge Music) website and apparently singer Pam Bricker died about a month ago. Pam Bricker was a pillar of Thievery Corporation, providing vocals on tracks like "Lebanese Blonde". You can check out her memorial site by clicking here.

EXPIRED!!!>>Thievery Corporation ft. Pam Bricker - Lebanese Blonde.mp3 from "The Mirror Conspiracy"


ITEM #2
Perhaps I am far too greedy for good music. Perhaps all Americans are. But I just figured something out that drives me absolutely crazy. People in the US cannot pre-order the new Stereophonics album off iTunes. Now, we've all known for a long time that the different "stores" on iTunes (Australia, UK, USA, etc.) sell different music. The principle reason for this is that record companies often share or split distribution rights based on location. Sometimes, though, they are unwilling to share distribution rights. Well, I checked the iTunes "stores" for every country, and ever last country gets to pre-order the upcoming Stereophonics live album, "Live From Dakota"...every country except the USA! What's the deal with that? I'm definitely going to do something about it. I'm not sure just what, but something.

EXPIRED!!!>>Stereophonics - Nothing Compares to You (Live).mp3 from "Live Lounge"

+joe

Posted by SL @ 3:03 PM

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