by Cat Johnson
Different people have different ways of filing their records. Some alphabetize them, some split them into genres, some alphabetize them within their genres and some go for the ol’ put-it-anywhere-I’ll-find-it-someday method.
I have to say though, in all my years of hanging out with record nerds, I’ve never heard of anyone who files their records by record label. Until now.
Cut Chemist, one of the standout DJs of the last 20 years; the man who has worked with Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, DJ Shadow and many other top-tier acts, does just that.
Check it out:
A funny, star-packed video of the 2002 Sub Pop auditions for the The Postal Service…or something like that.
We have some great contests going on right now over at StreetlightRecords.com. Enter to win:
-A Woody Guthrie prize pack with a t-shirt, a lithograph and a sampler CD from the new box set
-A white vinyl, custom sleeve copy of Jeff the Brotherhood’s latest album, Hypnotic Nights
Who knew that the Batman logo has gone through so many changes; and yet they’re all, unmistakably, Batman. Very cool, indeed.
It’s been 25 years since the last Popeye cartoon and 10 years since Wilco released a video, but the stars aligned on this project. A collaboration between Wilco and the folks at King Features, which syndicates the Popeye comic strip, the video for the song “Dawned on Me” has the members of Wilco joined by Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy and Swee’Pea for music, dancing, mischief and a little romance. And the Popeye/Wilco thing doesn’t end there. The band, and the now-famous Wilco Brand Spinach Company were also featured in a Popeye comic book.
Tom Wilson, the stand-up comedian and musician who is better known as Biff, the bully in Back to the Future has grown so tired of answering questions about the wildly popular trilogy that he printed the answers to frequently asked questions on the back of his business card. When people start in on the Marty McFly questions, he simply hands them a card and walks away.
Photo by Neve Sweden
Some stuff that famous people said
“Rock & roll is not so much a question of electric guitars as it is striped pants.”
—David Lee Roth
“People think it’s glamorous, songwriting, but this is what it’s really about, walking around singing to yourself like a loony.”
“I loved Midwestern 7-Eleven parking lot rock. That’s what I was all about as a 13-year old.”
“Mythologizing Kurt is something he would abhor.”
“I’m naive in a Luke Skywalker way. not intuitive or smart enough to be a Darth Vader.”
“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.”