Friday, March 28, 2008

Rambling Keith Richard Interview!

GQ has a rambling interview with Keith Richards:
Q: You should sell your body on eBay.
Yeah, I think so. Apparently, I do have an incredible immune system. I had hepatitis C and cured it by myself.

Q: How?
Just by being me.

Q: Do you regret not moisturizing your face?
No. I leave that up to other people.

Q: Ever think about getting Botox?
No one's ever talked me into doing that. You're lucky if you walk out of there alive. God bless you.

Q: Are you still cutting your own hair? You've done that all your life, right?
Yes. I did this bit here yesterday. [holds up a few strands on the side of his head] Also, I'm letting the dye grow out, since I'm not on the road. If the wife likes it, I'll keep it.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks let it loose

Former Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus has proven me wrong! I actually thought his best days were behind him but then I stumbled upon his MySpace site that right now stream his entire new album 'Real Emotional Trash' made with backing band 'the Jicks'.

Slow, nasty guitar hooks introduces the opener 'Dragonfly Pie' and sets the tone of an album inspired by 60's and 70's psychedelic hard rock. Think early Sabbath and Neil Young's extensive guitar passages. All this wonderfullly mixed with the usual Malkmus-like quirky playfulness.

I do not hesitate to put this album on par with anything Pavement ever did. Actually, you will be hard pressed to find a more cohesive set of songs throughout Malkmus' career. '*Real Emotional Trash' is loaded with killer songs!! Sometimes it's quite nice to be wrong...

If you would like some off-beat acoustic versions of some of the songs, go see the French 'La Blogotheque'.

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' at MySpace

Friday, March 07, 2008

Halleluja - analyzing the history of an evergreen!

Over at ClapClap they've way too much time on their hands. But they spend it wise and have gone absolutely beserk in analyzing the recording history of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. It's extensive -- and I mean extensive - complete with graphs and stuff. Definitely fascinating.

Here is a danish version sung by legendary Steffen Brandt and his young apprentice Tina Dickow (Dico). So if you don't know the danish language... enjoy!