Thursday, March 31, 2011

Billy Joel--Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

by Jay Allbritton
I may be entering a piano phase.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Allo Darlin'--If Loneliness Was Art

by Jay Allbritton
From the band's 2010 self-titled debut album.

Elton John--Daniel

by Jay Allbritton
"Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky..."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Los Campesinos!--Romance Is Boring

by Jay Allbritton
Live at KEXP.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yoko Ono And Cat Power - Revelations

by Hector Diego

Yoko Ono is performing in New York City for the benefit of Japan--To Japan With Love. Tickets are on sale now.

Mamas And The Papas - Monday Monday

by Hector Diego

It's Sunday, but I am reminded that Monday is tomorrow--and I don't trust it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beach Boys - Don't Go Near The Water

by Hector Diego

Hear the message!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Yusuf Islam - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

by Hector Diego

It's Cat Stevens, for those who haven't heard. His version of this Animals' classic is uplifting and spiritual, as it should be.

Here's a live version.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

John Fahey--Desperate Man Blues

by Jay Allbritton
My friend Kevin made this video so that more people could hear the greatness of Mr. Fahey.

Sea Of Bees--Sidepain

by Jay Allbritton
In this interview, Julie Baenziger explains how Jenny Lewis inspired her to write this song.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stevie Ray Vaughn--Couldn't Stand the Weather

by Jay Allbritton
Lest we forget.

Elizabeth Taylor 1932 - 2011

by Hector Diego

The face says it all.

Kimya Dawson--Walk Like Thunder

by Jay Allbritton
This song is going to be on Kimya Dawson's new album. It is one of the most emotionally charged tear-jerkers I've ever heard.

Walk Like Thunder by kimyadawson

Monday, March 21, 2011

She Loves You

by Hector Diego

When you are a child, naturally you think of all the careers that you could have when you grow up. And I thought about them, and all I could come up with is that I wanted to be a Beatle. They had girls screaming over them, and, well, it just seems that for that reason alone, no other career could compare. But I also realized that there were only four Beatles and there would never be any more--there was no way I could be what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now that is depressing!

So now you know why a guy like me can never be what he wants to be! How sad! But at least I have a good wife! She doesn't scream over me, but man she sure can cook!

And "She Loves Me." Yeah, yeah, yeah!

You Like Me Too Much

by Hector Diego

It's George.

Lily Allen - Fuck You

by Hector Diego

Lily Allen has made it, but one has to wonder if she deserves it. Well, she deserves it more than Britney Spears, OK? At least her lyrics do express good values, and if you don't like them, the title of her song says it all.

Jenny Lewis and Elvis Costello--Carpetbaggers, Why Don't You Go Away

by Jay Allbritton
Jenny Lewis is joined by Elvis Costello on one of her songs, then she joins him for one of his songs.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thao and Mirah--We're So Sorry

by Jay Allbritton
There's so much going on that I lost track of what Thao is doing. Well, I just got the word, and here it is--an album with Mirah that drops on April 26.

This is going to rule.

Yellow Submarine

by Hector Diego

Ringo hits one out of the park, concluding our Sunday morning Beatles extravaganza. Keep it tuned to KTWS Radio--that's on your cyber radio dial!

I Need You

by Hector Diego

Pattie Harrison introduced the British Isles to the sacred plant Tulasi Devi.


by Hector Diego

I remember the first time I heard this song, in Clovis, New Mexico. I was 11.

It's Only Love

by Hector Diego

Love those double-track vocals.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Stand Up--Kyle Kinane

by Jay Allbritton
Hmm... CC DeVille's guitar or a trip to the dentist?

In this clip Kyle discusses his employment history, which includes his interview to be mayor of Nike Town.

Mother Love Bone--Stargazer

by Jay Allbritton
One of the fastest, brightest flame-outs in music history was the tragic story of Andy Wood, singer of groundbreaking Seattle bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. For anyone who fell in love with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney or any of the other celebrated Seattle bands that blew up from 1991-1994, the book Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music is one hell of a good read.

This song by MLB shows only a flash of talent that was lost when Wood overdosed on March 19, 1990, 21 years ago today.

Jack White--Not Fade Away

by Jay Allbritton
Mr. Jack White plays "a Texas song" for the SXSW crowd. (h/t YANP)

Sri Caitanya - Siksastakam

by Hector Diego

If you want to "trip out" listening to Sri Caitanya's Siksastakam, this version is for you.

This version, with tamboura, is more traditional.

This is a classic version by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, with harmonium, mrdanga, and karatalas. It also features a translation.

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Jaya Radha Madhava

by Hector Diego

Today is the Appearance Day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Golden Avatara.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kimya Dawson--My Rollercoaster

by Jay Allbritton
When I look at your face I can tell that you're not going to be stopping soon or even slowing down...
And if we keep up this pace pretty soon we'll know the name of every kid and every grown up booking house shows in their town...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Flogging Molly--If I Ever Leave This World Alive

by Jay Allbritton
"If I ever leave this world alive
I'll thank for all the things you did in my life..."

Little Joy--Next Time Around

by Jay Allbritton
This is one of those side projects that turned out better than the bands from whence the musicians came.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Elected--Babyface

by Jay Allbritton
A preview of The Elected's new album, Bury Me in My Rings is up at Filter. The record, which features Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett playing just about everything, comes out May 17.

This is the first single, "Babyface".
The Elected by VagrantRecords

Monday, March 14, 2011

Grateful Dead - Alabama Getaway

by Hector Diego

I am posting this for the benefit of the Right Reverend Richard Warfield, pastor of the Psychedelic Church out in Wimberley, Texas, who has been kidnapped by a spiritual crone and is now being held for ransom in Alabama.

I'm not paying it.

Weezer--The Good Life

by Jay Allbritton
From a televised performance in Toronto back in the Pinkerton era.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pearl Jam--Throw Your Arms Around Me

by Jay Allbritton
Mark Seymour joins PJ for a cover of his band Hunters and Collectors' tune "Throw Your Arms Around Me".

Cannabis - It's What's For Dinner

by Hector Diego

A new study has fund that marijuana use could lead to a significant reduction in cancer. You read it here first.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Elliott Smith--Angeles

by Jay Allbritton
One last beauty from the Seattle show I've been milking the last three days. This is one of the all time greats...

Rilo Kiley - American Wife

by Hector Diego

Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis

This is one of Rilo Kiley's so-called B sides, and it is really great. You can tell Ms. Lewis learned a lot from the Beatles.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Elliott Smith--Between the Bars

by Jay Allbritton
Another from the Breakroom in Seattle.

Happy Birthday Danny Pudi

by Jay Allbritton
@dannypudi, who turns 32 today, plays the preternaturally grounded character Abed on NBC's Community. His charisma with cast-mate Donald Glover is excellent, as shown in this clip from the show.

Pudi recently was the guest on the Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick and Co. That delightful hour can be heard here.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Elliott Smith--Biggest Lie

by Jay Allbritton
From the Breakroom in Seattle.

Elsewhere, Drew Litowitz imagines a world where Elliott Smith never made any solo records. Talk about bleak.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Buffalo Springfield--For what it's worth

by Jay Allbritton
"There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear..."

Lila Shakti Romay - Make Up Artist

by Hector Diego

This is daughter #1.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

It's Only Love

by Hector Diego

Short and sweet, a perfect little gem.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Friday, March 04, 2011

Tofu - The Other White Meat

by Hector Diego

Hundreds of wonderful dishes can be made from tofu

I don't eat much tofu anymore, but I used to. I began to eat it several years after becoming a vegetarian, so it had nothing to do with my transition to an innocent diet. However, foods like tofu can be immensely helpful to people who are new vegetarians. This subject comes up with me from time to time because of advertisements by the meat industry, such as "Beef--it's what's for dinner." Now, when I was young the meat industry never advertised. So why are they advertising now? Obviously, because people are listening to sane counsel and eating less meat. There are some ways we can assist this international transition to an innocent diet, and one of them is by language. For instance, it would help if people said cow not beef, pig not pork. We're having cow or bull for dinner, not beef; it's time for pig chops, etc.

How about a nice hog roast?

Tim Tebow On The Green

by Hector Diego
What can I say, we're based in Florida. So we're always interested in the career of Tim Tebow, who appears to have struck up a friendship with legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Marc Maron on CNET

by Jay Allbritton
From May of 2010, Marc talks about Conan, Robin Williams, his podcast WTF, tech and more.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Monsters of Folk on ACL

by Jay Allbritton
Conor Oberst, Jim James, Mike Mogis and M. Ward play a nice, tight set on PBS's Austin City Limits. Help save public broadcasting here.

Watch the full episode. See more Austin City Limits.

Jessica Lea Mayfield--Our Hearts Are Wrong

by Jay Allbritton
Mayfield made her TV debut this week on Letterman.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Gaddafi Clip

by Hector Diego

I just thought some of you would be interested to see the video that is currently sweeping the Arab world.

Pearl Jam--Oceans

by Jay Allbritton
Completing the trilogy of Seattle-based bands doing MTV Unplugged, PJ's cut track, "Oceans". So far, Soundgarden is the only band among Seattle's "big 4" that has not participated, but who knows? Maybe they'll bring it back.

Nirvana--Where Did You Sleep Last Night

by Jay Allbritton
From MTV Unplugged. Feeling very 1994 today.

Alice in Chains--Got Me Wrong

by Jay Allbritton
From MTV Unplugged.

Last American WW I Veteran Dies

by Hector Diego

Corporal Frank Buckles, Doughboy

I posted this to mark the passage of time, which has us all by the heels. We forget it, but this is a mistake. These days, even a WW II veteran is rare.

But there will be more veterans, and more crying mothers...


Antique walrus print courtesy of FineRarePrints.Com