Henry Rollins: The Column! My New Year's Resolution: To Rock Out
It's been a sonic avalanche at my joint: Ashtray Navigations, Black Sabbath, J Mascis, Iggy, Hototogisu, Zaïmph, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Lair of the Minotaur, VUM, the Evens, Le Butcherettes, Led Zeppelin, Wolf Eyes, Stare Case, Czech Nymphs, Bridget Hayden, Stooges, Velvet Underground, Ramones, Electric Wizard, Melt-Banana, Tracy + the Plastics, Comets on Fire, Sun Ra, Roscoe Mitchell, True Widow, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, Les Rallizes Denudes, the Fall, Boris, Henry & Hazel Slaughter -- you get the point.
Post by NotMitchelBade on Jan 9, 2012 2:02:48 GMT -5
It's not a read, it's a video, but everyone should check this out. I know it's been posted in the electronic music thread in Troo, but I figured it fits here, too. Bassnectar describes electronic music genres really really well.
This is actually a pretty great read. Tom Scharpling is doing a feature about LULU, one track per entry, while actually giving it more than just an "this is obviously garbage" dismissal. It's still a negative review, but it's a great read. At part 9 now, check em all here:
It's interesting to hear about their relationship and how Dilla pushed Questlove in new directions and largely influenced his sound.
The last stage of this period, that to me was more exciting, because he really wasn’t able to communicate. Which really makes Donuts that much creepier for me to hear because all of those [samples], I’m now certain beyond a shadow of a doubt, were actual messages from him. Not just him randomly choosing stuff. If you analyze everything that’s said on Donuts—from “Workinonit,” (where the sample says I’m still working—’cause that’s the thing, he was confined to a wheelchair, he really couldn’t talk, he was half his weight. To see him would freak you out and frighten you. And then he’d press play and you’re like, “Wait a minute!” And that’s when it hits you, like, “Oh, OK, the brain and the creativity inside him are still the same even though the physicality is different.”
Post by nodepression on Feb 17, 2012 13:09:15 GMT -5
"And the kids who wanted to get jiggy definitely weren't having it: at the Ybor City show, a girl repeatedly screamed, "WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS!?" She seemed on the verge of panic, literally out of her (Honda) Element."