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New Yorker: Songs of the Years

Ben Greenman’s playlist for the New Yorker holiday party featured one track for each year of the New Yorker’s existence. It starts in 1925 (“Collegiate” by Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians) and moves all the way to 2010 (“Monster”, Kanye West).

Play it here, or follow the link below.

Or on Rdio.com: http://www.rdio.com/#/people/pfiller/playlists/32482/New_Yorker_Songs_of_the_Years/

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Holly Miranda, Joints [Video]

This morning I got an awesome cut from the neat music discovery website Track In The Box, Holly Miranda singing her original “Joints”.

From the Track in a Box website:

This track is off Miranda’s The Magicians’s Private Library (great title), but this version is from a trio of sessions with just her and fiddle player/solo artist Marques Toliver (who is amazing in his own right) which follows the two of them playing around Williamsburg. Miranda’s voice is absolutely phenomenal in a wait are you for real and why are you not everywhere sort of way, and while there are plenty of ‘she sounds like (insert female vocalist’s name here)’ comparisons out there, that’s really not doing it justice. She is amazing; there’s a bit with an echo in the staircase that’s… gah! Just listen, then listen again, then listen to the rest of the sessions, then listen to the album, then start over again. That’s what’s been going on over here anyway.



Dreamt of you again last night
Called your phone to hear your voice
I know
I know you know
That I’ll never let you go
How do I let go?

I can feel it in my joints
It aches and creaks and
There’s no point
In growing old
Oh this life I’ve made on my own
Is lonely with the love I’ve known

Where are you
Is where I want to be
Where are you
Is where I want to be

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I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store

Independent Record Store Day, Saturday April 17th!

For sale at indie record stores for 90 days starting on Independent Record Store Day, this Saturday April 17th, “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” (DVD site). Amoeba Records is listed as a distributor, but I didn’t see a mention of it on their schedule for the day.


YouTube link.

From the press release:

Guerilla filmmaker Brendan Toller unleashes “I NEED THAT RECORD! THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE,” a documentary feature examining why over 3000 independent record stores have closed across the U.S. in the past decade.

Greedy record labels, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, Ecommerce, shoddy “stars” pushed by big money, and the digital revolution all pose threats on the very well being of our favorite record stores. Will these stores die? Will they survive?

Featuring- Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Ian Mackaye of Dischord Records Fugazi/Minor Threat, activist/author Noam Chomsky, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Lenny Kaye guitarist of the Patti Smith Group, Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club, guitar composer Glenn Branca, Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers, Pat Carney of the Black Keys, punk author Legs McNeil, rock photographer Bob Gruen, BP Helium guitarist from Of Montreal, and many many indie record stores across the U.S. of A!

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