Posts Tagged: live

Song of the Day: “Creep”

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An important part of Prince’s artistic image has relied upon mystery—the mystery of his genius is comprised of equal parts sexuality and technical prowess. But there is another component to it, and that is Prince’s ironclad policy against the free distribution of his music. For years, online searches for his music yielded nothing. So you […]

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Song of the Day: “Fool”

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Perfume Genius is the stage moniker of Seattle-based artist Mike Hadreas, whose buzz-worthy new album reeks of deliberate, inspired songwriting and technical ability. Hadreas showcases his impressive vocal range on this beautiful track from the record, Too Bright, titled “Fool.” The deceptively flippant lyrics mask a melodic complexity that rewards us more and more with each […]

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Nick Cave Monday #27: “Tupelo”

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It was a dark and stormy night in April 1936. The city of Tupelo, Mississippi was ravaged by a tornado that killed more than 230 people. It is ranked as the fourth deadliest tornado in U.S. history. Tupelo is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley. But the real reason we’re here is because “Tupelo” is […]

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Bootleg/Out of Print Comedy Records

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At the A Special Thing message board, users have devoted a thread to posting bootlegged standup comedy shows and out of print comedy records. Many of these shows feature familiar jokes and bits, recognizable to anyone who’s listened to the artists’ official releases, but they’re often in a more nascent, early form. Sometimes the jokes […]

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Woke Up Way Too Late

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The genius of Ben Folds is not just the albums he releases. You don’t understand the intense creativity and expression of the man until you see or hear him perform live. At his best, Folds improvises one or more songs as part of his set, often about banal, mundane subjects like buoyant force or the […]

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