Archive for December, 2009

Phish live (in Miami and elsewhere) updates

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , on December 30, 2009 by mvl

LINK: http://fromtheroad.phish.com/tour/2009-12-29-american-airlines-arena

phish

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Echoes set to 2001

Posted in Interesting links, Pink Floyd with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2009 by mvl

Never saw this before, very trippy…

Far out.

Flaming Lips DSOTM

Posted in Interesting links, Pink Floyd with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2009 by mvl

lips

Well, it’s out. Henry Rollins is a little out there and aggro for the disc.

Not quite psychedelic, too weird to be that, IMO. The first few notes did grab me, I must admit. Fuzz bass…it is groovy, I’m shaking a bit to it…oh my, Money is really weird…

Linkage to follow…

http://www.flaminglips.com/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-dark-side-of-the-moon/id346025381

http://www.prefixmag.com/media/stardeath-and-white-dwarfs-the-flaming-lips/speak-to-mebreath-ft-henry-rollins-peaches-pink-fl/35825/

http://www.weallwantsomeone.org/2009/12/22/the-flaming-lips-money-pink-floyd-cover/

http://www.melophobe.com/news/a-heads-up-reminder-the-flaming-lips-covering-dark-side-of-the-moon-album-i/

801 and 801 Live

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by mvl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/801_(band)

This is a tremendous band, with Eno, Phil Manzanera (Roxy), Simon Phillips on kit, Francis Monkman on synths…

(I forgot to add that Phil is Dave Gilmour’s right hand man nowadays…)

I always enjoy listening to this record, it is on my ipod permanently, because I can always turn to it and give it some volume and get deep into it…the sound is amazing, a really great drum sound for a live show in 1976, not to mention the world-class performance.

Highly recommend this for any music fan. It’s instrumental music for the most part, but music consumers did appreciate live musicians playing well at one point…

For more on Francis Monkman…love that name…check this out. this used to get broadcast on cable in the 80s, ARTS before it became A&E I think. Not really great drumming from Tristan Fry, but not unpleasant music. It sounds like the 70s to me.

Porcupine Tree

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by mvl

It’s interesting to me that they appear to be the only prog band from the UK, that doesn’t court the popular like Muse, that can make it over here to play shows in a professional manner.

Kinda cool.

Formula 5000

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by mvl

These short-lived cars were some of the most powerful, brutal, punishing race cars in the history of racing. Formula One with huge V8 engines slamming the ground with massive rear tires.

And they were fun! You really had to be brave to force one of those animals around, on those narrow tracks, no safety rails, no safety considerations…they were assaultingly fast.

Wow, the sounds those engines made, musical and maniacal.

This is cool, Sam Posey talking cars, which is always a very special treat.

Just sort of avoiding work…

The Audi Trans Am IMSA cars. Won everything in sight. Four wheel drive, a little heavy, but drove on rails.

Classic 80s industrial video making on display, much better than the hip hoppy rappy quick cutting distracting video that people produce nowadays. Classy, professional and mature, with respect for the subject, not disrespect and ignorance. It’s about the subject, not the method of production.

Rant off…

With the 200th post

Posted in Interesting links with tags , , , on December 18, 2009 by mvl

Linking to Dave Gilmour’s blog.

http://www.davidgilmourblog.com/

Looks like it’s updated regularly. Nice find.

http://www.davidgilmourblog.com/2009/12/cavern-club.html