Monday, June 26, 2006

The Residents' "River of Crime," plus Kraftwerk on eBay, "Control" Soundtrack, Learning to Krall, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan, Creative Commons

  • The Residents would like to sell you two blank CDs. River of crime indeed!
  • You can get Kraftwerk's original vocoder on eBay.
  • Confirmed for the soundtrack for Control, the Ian Curtis movie: David Bowie, Roxy Music, Iggy Pop, Buzzcocks, Lou Reed, and Sex Pistols. Unconfirmed: Hanson.
  • Diana Krall and Elvis Costello are expecting a baby. I wonder if you learn to crawl more quickly if your mom's name is Krall.
  • Michael Jackson performing with Bob Dylan in Ireland sounds wonderful, but did it happen?
  • From the New York Times: "an unusual global alliance of artists, scientists and lawyers, meeting here over the weekend, has been working in recent years to forge a 'creative commons' that allows artists to decide which rights they want to retain and which they would rather share." Sounds interesting and boring. Can someone read the article and tell me what it says?


Cool Noise said...

I'm glad to see you mention The Residents. I suspect that they may be the only band that started off as Advanced. I remember the album Eskimo album with the homemade instruments and invented language that clearly ends with 'Coke Adds Life' chorus - a very serious album demonstrating the corruption of the Inuit into comsumer desolation. The crowning moment was the follow up 'Diskomo' album that compressed it into 10 minutes with a very heavy Disco beat.

Advanced Genius Theory said...

they're wonderful, no doubt about it.

Cool Noise said...

I did name my cat after a Residents' song from the Duck Stab EP: Constantinople (Stan for short). He never reached a ripe old age when I planned to rename him Istanbul (Stan for short).

Jon Black and Britt Bergman said...

Mick Jagger started out very advanced.