Monday, June 19, 2006


Lots of great stuff being offered up around the web. Check it out:

Jefitoblog is embarking on a series of posts which are pretty much going to school all of us for the weeks to come. He's currently in the middle of posting all 17 volumes of the well-known but impossible to find Live from Studio C series from KBCO. Check out parts 1 (including Roger McGuinn and Jellyfish) and 2 (including Matthew Sweet).

After this series, expect to see the thirteen disc Love, Tears & Mystery set by Bruce Springsteen, and then a ton of bootlegs, including some rare Matthew Sweet. In a word, awesome.

Remember Wheat? The adventurous Boston band that put out the incredible Hope and Adams album, only to follow it up with one of the worst albums ever recorded? Well, they're back, and this time they're more than happy to admit that Per Second, Per Second, Per Second.. Every Second sucked balls. And apparently they have a new album coming out soon. Read all about it. (Via Chromewaves.)

"Don't I Hold You" -- pre-suck Wheat

Large Hearted Boy links to a short but interesting interview with Jon Auer. Jon makes clear that, yes, the Posies did in fact break up at one point. However, I still can't work out the timeline on the whole thing, considering that the Jon/Ken acoustic tour seemed to take place just months after the breakup.

Your favorite daily stop for heavy metal news, and mine, Blabbermouth, reports that Universal Music will be releasing Live To Win, a solo album by Paul Stanley of Kiss in September. That sound you just heard was the world not caring.

Finally, I'd be remiss if I didn't post something about Levon Levan, the Croatian Sensation With No Explanation, a/k/a the Croatian Tom Jones. This guy may be the greatest thing I've heard in years. If you haven't heard of him, here's a brief snippet of his website bio to whet your whistle:
Cut to many years later. Levon Levan is in America, stunning audiences left and right with his powerful vocal delivery, fiery stage presence, and insightful lyrics. When Levon launches into a funky dance number like "Steam" or a song about love, such as "I Wonder If She's Kinky" there's not a dry panty in the house.
Do yourself a favor and head over to Marathon Packs to get the whole story.


At 2:35 PM, Blogger music is art said...

nice! hope and adams was such a great cd... have some great memories in boston revolving around that tracl *dont i hold you*. thanks for sharing

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I'd actually forgotten how good Hope and Adams is, but have been listening to it pretty much non-stop since reading this interview a couple of days ago.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

That's great to hear them slog off Per Second, because, well, it was truly horrendous, following two damn near perfect records, but someone still needs to explain to me that show I saw at the Mercury a few years ago. That wasn't beat-detection making them sound like Matchbox 20, that was them.


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