Elverum approaches his return to the Microphones name — his primary musical outlet from the late Nineties to the early 2000s — with a similar sense of zen. The Microphones were a roving, experimental project with Elverum as its only constant; he filled out the lineup with mainstays of the Olympia, Washington, indie scene that orbited K Records, including founder Calvin Johnson, Karl Blau and Mirah Zeitlyn. The band’s third album, 2001’s The Glow Pt. 2, became a benchmark for lo-fi music and earned wide critical acclaim. Elverum wasn’t all that impressed by its place in the canon, though; in a retrospective interview, he said: “I’m grateful for the attention and for the fact that I have been able to make music and art for so long, but I know for a fact that the idea that albums are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or ‘essential’ or not is a total myth that can usually be purchased by getting a more expensive publicist.” … [Read more...] about Phil Elverum Is Looking Back to Move Forward
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Jam 2 (Tiger Man) (Joe Hill Louis/Sam Burns) I’ve Lost You – take 1 (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) The Next Step Is Love – takes 3-6 (Paul Evans/Paul Parnes) You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – rehearsal Patch It Up – take 1 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke) Twenty Days And Twenty Nights – takes 5,6 & 8 (Ben Weisman/Clive Westlake) How The Web Was Woven – take 1 (Clive Westlake/David Most) Mary In The Morning – takes 3-4 (Johnny Cymbal/Michael Rashkow) Just Pretend – takes 1-2 (Doug Flett/Guy Fletcher) Stranger In The Crowd – takes 1-5 (Winfield Scott) Bridge Over Troubled Water – rehearsal, take 1 (Paul Simon) Patch It Up – take 9 (Eddie Rabbitt/Rory Bourke) The Sound Of Your Cry – take 3 (Bill Giant/Bernie Baum/Florence Kaye) Where Did They Go, Lord – takes 2-3 (Dallas Frazier/Arthur L. Owens) Rags To Riches – take 2 (Richard Adler/Jerry Ross) Disc 4 … [Read more...] about Elvis Presley’s Sessions With Nashville Cats Compiled on New ‘From Elvis in Nashville’ Set
Smith was in her late 20s when she recorded Horses. Now, in her late 60s, her voice has taken on more depth and grit, deepening the power of every song. You can hear her panting before the final “Gloria” (a surprise at the end of “Land”), and you can hear the tickle in her throat when she raves, “Tonight is a night to party/ We want to have a good time” in “Land.” It’s an album resurrected and living dangerously. … [Read more...] about Horses: Live at Electric Lady Studios
Beyond the general terribleness of The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn is such a bad character that he deserves special treatment: He takes Anakin Skywalker out of slavery yet pointedly doesn’t free Anakin’s mother; ignores the Council’s wishes and gets the Jedis involved in a trade war that doesn’t concern them; and basically sets in motion the entire series events of that will culminate in millions of deaths and decades of Empire-related strife in a galaxy far, far away. It seems unbelievable that Neeson looks back on the movie fondly, and is even interested in playing Qui-Gon again. But the notion makes a warped kind of sense. Wooden or not, he does ridiculous action things (with a lightsaber) and gets to be the “wise old action hero,” even if it fails miserably. And all this just six years after being nominated for an Oscar. Badass Rating: 2/10 … [Read more...] about How Badass Is Liam Neeson?
When asked about that timeline, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told reporters, “We don’t believe that it’s something that just happened in the last two or three weeks,” he said. “The state has told us that these reporting problems may have been throughout.” … [Read more...] about Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Total Cases Pass 200,000 As Deaths Approach 5,000