Thursday, October 30, 2008

Herman Dune in the 11eme

I've blogged about this cool French duo Herman Dune before but i just found these videos. If you step out my front door, take a right and walk 30 steps that's where this video starts.

This video is on the same street, it ends in our bakery.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ryan Adam and the Cardinals - Cardinology

Wow, it seems like all i blog about anymore is Ryan Adams. Well I heard the new album tonight. I was so excited that i emailed Andrea while i listened to it, here is the email, unedited.

Born into a light is the first track. Nice acoustic riff. This sounds gooood.
track 2 Go easy. I like it.
track 3 Fix it. Wow this is alot more laid back then the live version we've been hearing. It has a little slinky feel to it.
track 4 Magick. A rocker! Is this political? Weird but me like the rock. Sweet a lyric about zombies. I like this song. Is it the halloweenhead of this album?
track 5 Cobwebs. Solid, mid tempo heartbreaker.
track 6 Let us down easy. This is a good song. I'm not sure how to categorize it. I hear a country guitar sound in there but it's not a country song. Maybe a little sixties do wop feel to it. I like what he's doing vocally in the chorus.
track 7 Crossed out names. He's just so sad.
track 8 Natural Ghost. Classic Ryan Adams alt country sound. Pretty chorus. Man his voice sounds good.
track 9 Sink ships. Sounds good. He's doing that thing where he cams a lot of words in some versus. There are some nice lines in here "blackbirds inside a bell". He is hitting his notes, nice. Tempo change. What a perfect ending.
track 10 Evergreen. This is pretty. How many times have i said that? Who is singing backup?
track 11 Like Yesterday. A classic laid back song. It's so comftrable sounding.
track 12. Stop. I was praying it was a Jane's Addiction cover for a millisecond. This is like September sad, but in a great way.
That is one hell of an album.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wayne's house

Check out this great article in the New York Times about Wayne Coyne's house(s). As any Oklahoma based Flaming Lips fan can attest Wayne is a great, warm, accomidating man. I think we've probably all cruised around OKC hoping to find him in his yard and be invited in for dinner.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


There are a lot of cool things on the web.
Of all the ridiculous ways to spend money this library makes the most sense to me.

Due to some cool posters in the metro i've been listening to a French band called Herman Dune(don't worry they sing in English). Check out their website, they have a cool thing going on.

Wooster Collective have the latest by everyone's favorite street artist BANKSY.

Scot has one lucky kid.

Somehow, this makes me feel better.

I wish I were in San Francisco.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Ordering Blues

The new not-yet-released Ryan Adams book Infinity Blues is available for preorder from Akashic books in New York City. The book is 50$ with a 10$ shipping fee in the states and a 20$ fee outside the states. The book is a hand signed hardback edition with a book of poetry titled Sad American Mythology thrown in. I guess i've paid more for books but i guess i better ask the boss before i order. Needless to say i'm super psyched about this release and it's always great to get a package in the mail.
I noticed while perusing their website that Akashic publishes one of my favorite beat poets Amiri Baraka. I caught one of his poetry readings about 12 years ago and actually got to speak to the man and get some books signed. If you get a chance to hear him read, jump on it. He has an awesome style and presence.