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October 19 at 10:00am

Live Music Is Better (Generally Speaking)

You should have this beautiful concert in your life:

Neil Young – Carnegie Hall – December 5, 1970:
http://youtu.be/96IJIegiR24

And then this one too (The sound is better, but it’s shorter, and there’s less witty dialogue with the audience)

Neil Young – BBC – 1971

http://youtu.be/U6vp1EMnqho

 


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October 12 at 10:00am

Pop Culture 101: The LAST Live Sex Pistols Show Ever

January 14, 1978, at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.

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August 10 at 9:42am

When You Find That Thing That Feels Like It Is Yours

I loved rock and roll from a young age.  It was one of those things that helped me recognize that I differed from my contemporaries.  If memory serves correctly it was the same day that The Peanuts movie “You Are A Good Man Charlie Brown” and “Woodstock: The Movie” came out.  Although the former was more age appropriate, I saw the latter and managed to stay up just until Hendrix started playing.  ”Kung Fu Fighting” was the number one cafeteria junior high juke box smash when Springsteen’s “Born To Run” captured me away.  I had cycled out all my classic rock for new wave by senior year in high school, but had yet to truly lock onto something until in college.  It was another party in the kitchen when X’s “Johnny Hit And Run Pauline” punched out of the radio and blew my mind.  I found much to love sonically over the next 5 years or so, but I probably saw X more than any band.  Just seeing/hearing them here brings back that rush I felt back then, the one that clarified “yes, finally, there was a music made for me”.  Know what I mean?


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November 3 at 10:00am

How Great Is This? Daniel Johnston & The Swell Season

If you have yet to give yourself the pleasure wallop of seeing and hearing Daniel, I don’t want you “to be free of hope”… so….


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April 30 at 11:00am

Where’s The AllMashUp AllTheTime Station?

And beyond this great clip (and The Grey Album, GirlTalk, & BiggieHendrix) what else plays on it?


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February 2 at 11:20am

Inspiration 101: “How I Wrote…”

I just stumbled across The Guardian’s live music series “How I Wrote…” where musicians tell of the inspiration behind their top songs — and then perform them live in the studio.  It’s quite a find and worthy of burning off  at least an hour today.  From Cee Lo Green, British Sea Power, Warpaint, Antony & The Johnsons, to Rufus Wainwright and Corinne Bailey Rae.  It’s quite a collection.

You can follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates of course..


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October 21 at 10:20am

Ultimate Mash-up Live? Three Of My Fave Bands Sort Of Together

I moved to NYC because of Lou Reed and Martin Scorsese. They were my young man gods of creation.

Yo La Tengo first album came out my second or so years ago. I think I have listened to all of them and have most of them. I’ve put their songs in my films. I did one video for them back in the day (with Hal Hartley). They scored ADVENTURELAND (which featured the idea of Lou Reed along with some of his songs).
And through all that Alex Chilton, Big Star, and The Box Tops played consistently on my stereo(s).
This definitely sits in the “wish I could’ve been there” bin of my time on this earth. I should’ve and could’ve but… well you know how the song goes.
hat tip: Neil Marks


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