The latest entry to the David Byrne Journal:
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.