TeeVee Dinner: Ziggy Stardust and the HD repeat last Sunday

With every new technology comes a slew of folks trying to cash in on it. Case in point — the waggleverse of Wii releases budgeted out and coded for a cheap thrill upon the release of the system. Anyone with HD channels knows this as well: there’s a whole crap load of channels dedicated to stuff that looks good in … Continue reading TeeVee Dinner: Ziggy Stardust and the HD repeat last Sunday

Loosie Tunes: A glass of Black Wine

These guys were in other bands, but aren’t anymore. Black Wine have some great fuzzy psyched out garage riffs and hooks, but is the world ready for everything they have to offer? As a test to see if their rock ‘n roll will melt your brain, you can check out two Black Wine songs on the band’s MySpace page. If … Continue reading Loosie Tunes: A glass of Black Wine

TeeVee Dinner: Ken Burns’ National Parks

Ken Burns is the man. There isn’t really much else that needs to be said of him. If the name’s not a familiar one, go check out Jazz, Empire of the Air or Unforgivable Blackness (you might recall Prince talking with Tavis Smiley about that one a few weeks ago). Well, he’s gone and done it again with a series … Continue reading TeeVee Dinner: Ken Burns’ National Parks

Amen to Zombie: Sept 14th, 2009

In a world where experimental electronic music exponentially splinters into a multitude of rogue genres that slowly shuffle the globe from demilitarized dance floors to sleeper cell bedroom studios and back, a team of disparate scientists tracks this solanum-like pandemic while desperately trying to interpret cryptic field recordings of Samhain’s past, not one day at a time, but from Amen … Continue reading Amen to Zombie: Sept 14th, 2009

Amen to Zombie: Sept 11, 2009

ZOMBIE So I’m about to dig into the first of four CDs that I bought in Dayton.  We’ll be starting with: Creepy Classics: A Mysteriously Moving Collection of Haunting Classical Masterpieces I’d be willing to bet that Halloween alliteration  started with Vincent Price.  This is not a collection of creaking doors and bubbling cauldrons, but a half an hour’s worth … Continue reading Amen to Zombie: Sept 11, 2009

The Pile: Evangelista, ‘Prince of Truth’

Artist: Evangelista Album: Prince of Truth Label: Constellation Year: 2009 Evangelista’s Prince of Truth is one of those albums that could very easily be a shelver. Playing like an avant noise jazz group doing their best rough-edged indie rock impersonation laden with dramatic swells and emotional outbursts, Prince isn’t quite the most accessible album of the year. But for all … Continue reading The Pile: Evangelista, ‘Prince of Truth’