Sunday, November 29, 2009

Adam Ant 1985 KROQ interview

I'm not ashamed to admit... I'm a huge Adam and the Ants fan... more "Ants" than "Ant". They would have probably been my first foray into "new wave" music... actually back then, they probably fell under "punk". I found this and I thought I would's a 1985 interview from KROQ by Jed the Fish. This is from his post-Ants period.

Also, I found this really cool website with a comic book style history of Adam:




Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

I'm sure some people had I Can't Believe It's Not Butter on their dinner table today. This is a hilarious observation:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wilco live - 2nd set, night 5, 2/20/08 Riviera Theater

Sadly, this is all I have of Wilco's five night run at the Riviera theater in Chicago. As you may know, they played their entire catalog over the five nights. I only managed to capture the second set of night five.

Actually, I got some of the last song of the first set, "Hummingbird", as well as the 30 minute intermission, and then all of the second set.

These are the songs:

Via Chicago, Blood of the Lamb, Can’t Stand It, Box full of Letters, Heavy Metal Drummer, Hate It Here, The Thanks I Get, Just a Kid, Red-Eyed and Blue, I Got You (at the end of the century), Casino Queen, I’m a Wheel, Less Than You Think


I’m the Man Who Loves You, Dreamer in My Dreams

This sounds as if it's straight off the soundboard.

Complain all you want that it is only part of the show, but I dare you to find this anywhere on the web in any form.

Here's a good write-up: Glide Magazine Wilco review

Sunday, November 15, 2009

In case you couldn't make it: Pixies - Doolittle at Hollywood Palladium

I was lucky enough to go see Pixies at one of their triumphant Palladium shows two weeks ago. It was an amazing show and very faithful to the original recordings.
In case you didn't get a chance, I created this recording to share.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Pixies interview, summer 88 at the Roxy

This was an interview done upstairs at the Roxy before their show. A lesson I learned from this interview: load your tape recorder with new batteries before an interview. Sadly, the batteries were at the end of their life. Towards the end of the interview, the tape recorded slow so when it is played back, their voices are really fast. I do think I got most of the interview. Luckily, with the advent of computer editing, after digitizing the cassette, I slowed it back down. This was done with my friend Christa and there was a guy there named Blaze who was interviewing them for his zine. Later, Blaze was in the band TVTVs.