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Friday, Oct 30, 2009

This week in 1964: The Rolling Stones performed “Around and Around” on The Ed Sullivan Show. The girls screaming in the crowd were the ones who always had a soft spot for the bad boy, and were secretly bored with the Beatles. Enjoy the first performance and subsequent performances.


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1966


“1969”



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Friday, Oct 30, 2009

Snow Patrol
Up to Now
(Fiction/A&M)
Releasing: 18 November


Snow Patrol, who found major success with “Chasing Cars”, will be releasing Up to Now, a compilation of highlights from their 15 years in music. The album will have three completely new songs in addition to the oldies, including this single, “Just Say Yes”.


SONG LIST
Disc One
01 Chocolate
02 Chasing Cars
03 Crack The Shutters
04 Set The Fire To The Third Bar
05 Crazy In Love
06 Just Say Yes
07 Batten Down The Hatch
08 You’re All I Have
09 Hands Open
10 Cartwheels
11 The Planets Bend Between Us (2009 Version)
12 Ask Me How I Am
13 On-Off
14 Making Enemies
15 Run (Live at the Union Chapel)


Disc Two
01 Take Back the City
02 Shut Your Eyes
03 An Olive Grove Facing the Sea (2009 Version)
04 Run
05 Give Me Strength
06 Signal Fire
07 Spitting Games
08 Open Your Eyes
09 Dark Roman Wine
10 Fifteen Minutes Old
11 You Are My Joy
12 Golden Floor
13 Starfighter Pilot
14 PPP
15 Chasing Cars (Live at the Union Chapel)



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Thursday, Oct 29, 2009

Watch the video for Zola Jesus’ “Clay Bodies”, filled with the glorious, decaying remains of Detroit. Channeling the Corpse Bride, the gothic songstress adds to the ambient despair with her haunting falsetto. Full of gloom and lace, “Clay Bodies” is unwaveringly bleak yet beautiful.



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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009

Last week there was an MP3from the Swedish techno-pop duo, now there’s a video:



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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009

When I saw Them Crooked Vultures at their first show at the Metro, nobody knew what to think of “Interlude with Ludes”, with John Paul Jones coaxing a cheesy tune from a keytar and Josh Homme vamping around the stage like a campy seductress, but it at least showed Homme’s supreme self-confidence and disregard for a stodgy, hypermasculine stomp-rock image, for what people expect him to be. The same will probably go for Julian Casablancas on Conan, where instead of standing behind a mic stand and rolling his eyes, he dances around like a bizarro Tom Jones. My thoughts cycled from “I can’t believe he’s doing that” to “I can’t believe he’s making it look cool”, from “is that actually cool?” to “who cares?”. The performance is more fun for it. It’s not like he could sing this song and not dance.



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