Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lost nine friends we’ll never know

It was ten years ago today when everything changed. Ten years ago, when lifelong fears were actualized and tragedy struck.

During early Pearl Jam shows, you could hear Eddie Vedder continually urging the crowd to be careful in the pit.

Is everyone OK in there? Are we all doing OK?

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The walls fall down

Today is the 17th of the Jewish month of Tamuz, a day that marks the beginning of a three-week mourning period. One of the things that is said to have happened on this day is that the walls surrounding the temple in Jerusalem were torn down about 2000 years ago.

To commemorate and remember this event here are a few songs for the day.

Gil Scot-Heron – Or Down You Fall

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The Best 10 16 Albums of The 1st Half of 2010

We’ve just about reached the halfway point of the year, and with it comes the time for us to take a gander back at all the amazing new albums released this year. We had some great debut albums and  myriad later releases, in a year that has so far released few of the albums I was excited about (Radiohead, The Strokes, Arcade Fire) but still has managed to keep me highly entertained.

So here it is: my list of the best, the most interesting, the quirkiest, and the stuff I just love to listen to; all combined into a no-order-necessary and no-nonsense list. Check out the tracks, buy the albums, and as always – enjoy the music.
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It’s not dark yet

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Local Natives – Live at Bonnaroo 2010

It has been a fabulous week, hasn’t it. If you haven’t been tuning in, over the last 5 days, I’ve been posting Bonnaroo  bootlegs from this year’s event. We had The National, Jay-Z, The Avett Brothers, and LCD Soundsystem.

To round things out, here are the Local Natives, a band I’ve hailed, seen in concert, and consider one of the best new acts of the year.  Enjoy the boot, and I hope you’ve enjoyed our time this week.

Download the entire show here.

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LCD Soundsystem – Live at Bonnaroo 2010

This is a band that I’ve only recently begun to listen to. I’m totally obsessed with his new album, and based on this bootleg, it’s clear that his energy and artistic vision translate brilliantly from the studio to the stage.

Enjoy!

Download the entire show here.

Intro

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The Avett Brothers – Live at Bonnaroo 2010

These guys are money all the time. Just a sweet but brash country but bluesy sound. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Download the entire show here.

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