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Thursday, November 30, 2006


The latest entry to the David Byrne Journal:
Do You Really Believe It'’s About Oil?
The War Of The Imagination

I also like to peruse on occasion Steve (The Church) Kilbey's blog The Time Being even though I usually can't follow his stream of consciousness.

Jon Wurster, erstwhile from Superchunk, puts together the funniest and unflappably driest radio comedy bits with cohort Tom Scharpling as straight man on Tom's WFMU radio show.

I went to see the legendary English Beat a few weeks ago. Dave Wakeling played of course (no Beat without him) but I did not realize the guy worked a dayjob for Greenpeace after his early career peaked. Interesting that he actually produced a solar-powered recording studio in 1994:
Unfortunately, alternative energy has a bad rap with a failed, '70s Carter administrative connotation to it, when in fact solar and wind power provide electricity for millions of homes in the U.S. now.

I have a penchant for "turning over the rocks" of musicians and bands that I enjoy, and constantly get surprised by the humanity behind the tunes.


Professor Blogger Big Gav said...

You do find some great stuff - I was just listening to "Under The Milky Way" earlier today...

4:42 AM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

An Aussie who likes The Church? How odd. :)

5:30 PM  
Professor Blogger Big Gav said...

Not odd for my generation obviously but I doubt the young uns here have heard of them. We don't seem to get music like that anymore - shame really...

There used to be a very interesting aussie drinking venue in London called The Church too :-)

4:08 AM  
Professor Blogger WHT said...

I used to think that the The Church were from New Zealand actually, because there was a specific time period where you can do no wrong getting records from similar sounding bands like The Chills, The Verlaines, and The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience. Talk about obscure, no one knows who these guys are!

9:03 AM  

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