Monday: January 7, 2013
- Watch the official Phish 2012-2013 New Year's Countdown and the golfing hijinks that followed.
For those who don't know: Phish does an elaborate New Year's Eve gag every year. This year's prank featured numerous ping pong balls, dance squads, and runaway golf cart marathons.
Thursday: December 13, 2012
- Phish announces four-night webcast for 2012-2013 New Years run.
Phish has done this webcast for two years in a row and both years I've purchased all four webcasts and enjoyed them immensely. I suspect this year that the tradition of this purchase won't be changing. The quality of the webcast is superb (glorious HD) and features a 10 camera system with the sound piped in right from the soundboard at amazing clarity. So that being said, if you need to reach me around New Years I will officially be on what is known affectionately to Phish fans as 'couch tour'.
- Nirvana reunion song to be part of soundtrack to Dave Grohl's directorial debut film.
The song you heard last night at the 12/12/12 concert (if you stayed up late enough) was titled 'Cut Me Some Slack'. This song is the result of the Nirvana reunion / Paul McCartney mashup and it will serve as part of the soundtrack to Sound City. Sound City ity is a film that Dave Grohl directed. It's a documentary chronicling the history of the Sound City recording studio over in Van Nuys, California. It has a notable history with some of the most legendary artists in music history laying down tracks there.
Wednesday: December 12, 2012
- Nirvana reuniting tonight with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain. Wait, what?
This unexpected bit of news should make for an interesting music performance this evening. Sorry Wednesday night programming - consider my television viewing and whatever other planned activities blocked off for the night. Good on you Sandy Benefit concert, good on you. Here's to hoping for a Scentless Apprentice > Polythene Pam > Polly medley.
Monday: August 1, 2011
- Tickets for Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert on sale today.
For those of you who happen to be a fan of all things Zelda while at the same time being fans of all things orchestral this October will be a good month for you. You'll get to hear some of your favorite Zelda themes performed by a 70-piece orchestra along with a choir at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. For those who can't make it out to Los Angeles, fear not - Nintendo is planning a full concert tour in 2012.
Thursday: March 11, 2010
- CNN lists out the top ten geek anthems of all time.
Slow news week eh, CNN? It's nice to see that they are tailoring articles that happen to be relevant to my specific interests. Coincidence or targeted advertising? All things considered (and to my surprise) this is actually a pretty well rounded selection of songs. Go ahead, get your geek on.
Monday: March 8, 2010
- Looking for some new music? Give the SXSW torrents a whirl.
More importantly, are you looking for some free and legal music to download? If the answer is yes than go ahead and enjoy over five gigabytes worth of audio content courtesy of the South by Southwest festival.
Thursday: November 5, 2009
- Beatles catalogue will soon be available via USB drive.
Yes, The Beatles have finally come to Apple. And by Apple, I mean an Apple-shaped USB device. And by USB device I really mean, oh wait. The collection includes FLAC files along with high quality MP3s and will set you back $280 bucks.
Friday: October 30, 2009
- A handy guide to Phish-speak just for you.
It's good to know the difference bewteen your custies, wookies, and aisle monkeys. Posting this in honor of this weekend's Festival 8 being put on by Phish over in California.
Thursday: September 10, 2009
- Wondering which version of The Beatles remasters you should be buying?
The post contains samples of both the mono and stereo versions (which is quite nice) as well as the reasoning as to why there are multiple versions of said remasters.
Wednesday: September 9, 2009
- Beatles catalogue coming to iTunes today after all?
Yoko Ono may have let this one leak out in a recent interview with Sky News. Sky News has since pulled the article with no retraction. Oh, and EMI says this isn't happening and to please ignore the past two sentences.
Monday: August 31, 2009
- You'll be seeing a lot more of The Beatles at certain stores in the coming weeks.
It will be hard to miss the push this fall as Restoration Hardware, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Ralph’s, Pathmark, 7-Eleven and Blockbuster all promote the CD collection.
Wednesday: August 19, 2009
- The twenty worst album titles of 2009 thus far.
Bravo, Willie Nelson. Bravo.
Thursday: August 13, 2009
- Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.
...the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday.
Friday: August 7, 2009
- A list of the top ten craziest guitars of all time.
Six-neck guitar and The Matterhorn suspiciously not included on this list.