Corners Residency At The Echo With Debt And Adult Book, Monday July 28th 2014

Corners Residency At The Echo With Debt And Adult Book, Monday July 28th 2014

The cool thing with these residencies is that the crowd is full of musicians enjoying the set of other bands (I recognized at least one of the Mystic Braves), and my Silver Lake-Echo Park neighborhood looks like a big family of musicians packed inside the Echo, right?

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TicketNetwork Makes Nice With The FTC

TicketNetwork Makes Nice With The FTC

In a nutshell, TN would make you redirect from a venue representing itself as the ‘official’ ticket seller for places like Radio City Music Hall. So the consumer felt they were buying direct but they were actually purchasing bumped up tickets from a reseller.

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Stream Michelle Shocked’s Silent New Album

Stream Michelle Shocked’s Silent New Album

She is releasing an LP entitled ‘Inaudible Woman’ consisting of 11 tracks, all totally silent. The ‘songs’ that you can stream on CD Baby (is this a joke or what?) are named after executives in the digital music world, such as SiriusXM executive Patrick Donnelly, Clear Channel executive Robert Walls,… and are available for download at $0.99 each

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Spotify-Viacom Deal A Biggie for The Streaming company

Spotify-Viacom Deal A Biggie for The Streaming company

It seems to me Spotify have settled themselves after last years somewhat stalled growth (and I still think they have passed on the older generation before they had to), are back to taking over the world of streaming by storm. And I believe this is a future of music distribution (which is what we are discussing, of course

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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga’s “Anything Goes” reviewed

Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga’s “Anything Goes” reviewed

Lady Gaga, who I am sick to death of, doesn’t simply jump the Shark here, but climbs on top of it, squeezes it between her legs and rides it like Slim Pickens at the end of “Dr. Strangelove” and in the worst is yet to come mode, Bennett delivers his single worst vocal performance of all time

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Corners Residency At The Echo With Debt And Adult Book, Monday July 28th 2014

IMG_5955 copy

The cool thing with these residencies is that the crowd is full of musicians enjoying the set of other bands (I recognized at least one of the Mystic Braves), and my Silver Lake-Echo Park neighborhood looks like a big family of musicians packed inside the Echo, right?

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TicketNetwork Makes Nice With The FTC

Connecticuts Pride

In a nutshell, TN would make you redirect from a venue representing itself as the ‘official’ ticket seller for places like Radio City Music Hall. So the consumer felt they were buying direct but they were actually purchasing bumped up tickets from a reseller.

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Stream Michelle Shocked’s Silent New Album

Michelle Shocked in 2005

She is releasing an LP entitled ‘Inaudible Woman’ consisting of 11 tracks, all totally silent. The ‘songs’ that you can stream on CD Baby (is this a joke or what?) are named after executives in the digital music world, such as SiriusXM executive Patrick Donnelly, Clear Channel executive Robert Walls,… and are available for download at $0.99 each

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Spotify-Viacom Deal A Biggie for The Streaming company

I Want My Spotify

It seems to me Spotify have settled themselves after last years somewhat stalled growth (and I still think they have passed on the older generation before they had to), are back to taking over the world of streaming by storm. And I believe this is a future of music distribution (which is what we are discussing, of course

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Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga’s “Anything Goes” reviewed

Amything Goes Home

Lady Gaga, who I am sick to death of, doesn’t simply jump the Shark here, but climbs on top of it, squeezes it between her legs and rides it like Slim Pickens at the end of “Dr. Strangelove” and in the worst is yet to come mode, Bennett delivers his single worst vocal performance of all time

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US top 10 Singles 8-9-14

Seer

Every week the US Albums charts is like this explosion of new albums, shooting stars, often gone he next week or the week after, while the singles charts is like water on stone, slowly slow slowly something cracks open the door. This week it is Sia, a song I don’t have much time for, but one thay has done the difficult, it has made its presence felt on the singles charts.

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US Top 10 Albums 8-9-14

Common Lays It Down

I know I prefer 5SOS to common but the reason they have the same grade is a question of ambition, both of these albums have one absolute ambition: the former to be a worldwide smash for teen girls, the other to seriously wory what is happening in Chicago, Ill. Common may fail but I applaud the attempt.

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10 Songs, Thursday, July 31st, 2014

ODB not NDB

Recognize – Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Man, I miss this guy. I also miss the years Chris Rock was cool and on this gotta recognize recognition it is worth mentioning a certain Pharrell Williams co-produced the track… yup, he was a P.I.M.P. alright – Grade: A

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Morrissey’s Bodyguard Is Suing Him

Morrissey

Morrissey has a few camps of fans. The know it alls who can tell you the number of hairs on his ass cheeks and his pulse rate at each recording session, the ones who dig his music his politics, and think he’s a fox (that’s me!) and the Uber psychotics who live in worlds of fan fiction and verbal muscle tactics. Everyone wants a piece of the guy and someone’s gonna get one.

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Conor Oberst At Central Park Summerstage, Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, Reviewed

Conor Oberst At Summerstage, July 2014

Played with Bright eyes-y full throttle intensity, plus horns, plus back up singers, plus two girls on guitar, plus Conor emoting the holy fuck out of them, they supercharged the evening. I didn’t like the horns on “Hundreds Of Ways on the recorded version, but it worked here and the three song opening did something Conor didn’t quite do at Carnegie Hall a couple of years ago, it grew him up without changing him.

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University of Connecticut CT Scans Instruments And Im Paying For It

FAFSA Taxes and Research Waste

So we all love instruments right? I mean hell we love music so when we stumble across a French horn at a yard sale and its missing a valve or two.. there is hope. Well there is now- cuz the crazy kids and professors at UCONN have figured out how to use a CT scan to look inside instruments. Are ya stoked?!

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Not With The Band: Each Concert Can Bring Its Lot Of Surprises

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People were jumping from electric poles, the crowd was pushing and the barricades were not holding up, it was scary! I have seen a guy passing out at a Shins in-store show at Amoeba, the poor kid had been waiting too long in the sun without water probably, but what else out of the ordinary could I remember?

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1982 – A+ List

rotary phones ruled

Mrs. Lorene Burns, an Alabama woman that had the famous seven digits for her telephone number was not a fan. “When we’d first get calls at 2 or 3 in the morning, my husband would answer the phone. He can’t hear too well. They’d ask for Jenny, and he’d say ‘Jimmy doesn’t live here anymore.’ Tommy Tutone was the one who had the record. I’d like to get hold of his neck and choke him.”

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Blood On The Dancefloor Kicked off CombiChrist Tour, Dahvie Speaks

Dahvie and his Bitch

Due to unfortunate circumstances, we must announce that we will no longer be touring with Combichrist, and honestly we have the social media to blame. It’s truly sad, and quite pathetic that people are willing to stoop as low as to spread some sick, twisted rumors about me

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