Two months and two days ago, Gilad passed away. Somehow, we’ve all been living and going on, despite this horrible hole in our hearts. And one of the ways that I’ve been dealing with everything is through music: the music that Gilad listened to, the music that he and I played together, and most importantly – his own recordings.
We only have a few tracks, but they are truly to be treasured – to be able to hear his voice, his guitar playing, and his musical talent. We miss you so much Gilad.
Music news? On this blog? And it’s not about Pearl Jam? I know, it’s kind of weird, but a few things caught my eye in the past few days, and I couldn’t help but post about them:
Firstly, Daft Punk has a new song out. I don’t know all the details, but I think it has something to do with the new Tron movie coming out. You can read more about that at Stereogum, or download the track below.
Secondly, Crystal Castles teamed up with Robert Smith of The Cure to cover Platinum Blond’s Not In Love. The track is pretty good. I think Crystal Castles should consider adding Mr. Smith as a permanent band member; it makes their music much easier on the ears.
Finally, the Pixies just decided to offer a recording of their 2004 Coachella performance for free on their website. If you don’t like the Pixies, then listen to the track below and you’ll be converted. If you still don’t like them, then just rip your ears off; you’re not using them properly anyway.