Posted on September 26, 2007 by Steve

The biggest challenge in linking to these mp3 files found online is coming up with descriptions for the music. Chuck Klosterman inspired me this morning by describing Radiohead's music as "transcendent, fragile, pre-apocalyptic math rock" in an article for Spin magazine (found in his book).

Hours later, I was listening to "Myxomatosis," which Klosterman allowed is "perhaps the most interesting entry on Hail to the Thief." By chance it was in the wget queue at just the right time. The story from the interview is that a young Thom Yorke's parents showed him dead rabbits all over the English countryside, killed by the virus with a mellifluous name.

Meanwhile, Spin is covering the latest developments in the murder of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G. One of his tracks also found its way to my hard drive.

Wget picks of the week

Posted on September 12, 2007 by Steve

Suggested servings:

Koop Island Blues by Koop.

If you didn't pick up the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack, here's Son of a Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield.

Some items from names you've possibly heard of:

An 18-minute vocal/guitar wallpaper with an occasional F-word, but I haven't paid attention to the lyrics. Willie Deadwilder by Cat Power.

I've heard a lot about Sigur Rós, but haven't figured out what to make of them. Here's a sample: Viðrar vel til loftárása ("good weather for airstrikes").

Thumbing My Way by Pearl Jam

Motion Picture Soundtrack by Radiohead

Latest of wget

Posted on September 05, 2007 by Steve

Best of the latest lot:

by Cary Brothers

Diamond Rings 2007
by Deer Tick
("Deer Tick plays like super sweet blues, country, and grunge influenced music.")

also mentions:
Mardy Bum
by Arctic Monkeys

The Distance
by Dntel

and a little anthropology lesson:
Eight nights of Holi