Category Archives: Musicians

Who Won The Week?

You would think that Detroit music buddies (and Raconteurs bandmates) Jack White and Brendan Benson could coordinate their new album release dates a little better, but they both released their new solo albums (“Blunderbuss” and “What Kind Of World,” respectively) on Tuesday. To pack the day even more, Portland indie rock favorites The Dandy Warhols […]

The Revolution Will Be Analogue?

Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) spoke at The Economist’s The World In 2012 Festival about the future of music formats. Wes has some experience with the recent trend of deluxe editions, so it’s not surprising that he sees tangible copies of albums as being a selling or marketing tool. The Revolution Will Be Analogue […]

Newspaper Album

I finally received the “newspaper” edition of Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs album, after months of wondering what it was all about. It’s a newspaper. With lyric printed on it. And some artwork. The “purpose built sleeve” is a cardboard record sleeve. Nothing special about it. The “625 tiny pieces of artwork” appears to be […]

In The Graveyard With Wayne And The Lips

Los Angeles is an industry town, and the primary industry is celebrity. A such, it is fitting that L.A. cemeteries are as famous as their most prominent inhabitants.¬†Cemeteries like Forest Lawn and Westwood Memorial Park discourage blatant tourism, but Hollywood Forever is not shy about its famous residents,¬†which include Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph […]

Sir Paul Does It Again

Paul McCartney did a great job remastering Band On The Run, releasing 24 bit 96 kHz, wide dynamic range digital files. The album was released under the “Paul McCartney Archive Collection,” suggesting that there would be other releases. The next in the series is McCartney and McCartney II, Sir Paul’s two one-man-band albums from 1970 […]