I don’t know when The Grays’ “Ro Sham Bo” showed up on Spotify (and RDio, and iTunes for that matter), but it did and you should snap it up because it is perfect.
PERFECT ALBUM. So damn good. Twenty years old, my goodness.
Jon Brion, Jason Falkner… produced and mixed by Jack Joseph Puig… gah!
808 is a documentary about the Roland TR-808 drum machine, one of the first of it’s kind. The TR-808 helped shape the sound of a massive number of music legends including Pharrel, Rick Rubin, Questlove, and Phil Collins (just to name a few).
Check out the trailer above…
This is really the problem with Sam Harris and his sort of zealous disciples is that — and why the only term for what they believe in is fundamentalism. When you combine an absolute sense of certainty with the kind of literalism that I’ve already described with an utter sense of siege — Sam Harris thinks that he is completely under siege by everyone, that everyone is out to get him — and of course that this notion that everyone who disagrees with you aren’t just wrong but evil, sinister, they have some hidden agenda. It’s not just a disagreement. That there is something else going on there. That’s called fundamentalism. It doesn’t matter whether it’s religious fundamentalism or atheist fundamentalism, and it needs to be rejected by all people.
Ryan Adams - improvised song about Security Guard at Milwaukee show
Yep, it’s exactly what the title says it is. Dude was standing front and center with his back to the stage (as expected) and Ryan couldn’t help himself. This is the final two minutes of what was a 5 or 6 minute interlude to the set. And it was grand.
Ryan Adams tonight in Milwaukee… and he (and his band) were a fucking revelation. No joke. I was blown away.
You haven’t heard live music this epic until you’ve heard his song I See Monsters done with this tour’s arrangement. I leapt out of my seat so fast as it ended, I couldn’t help but stand and cheer. Just amazing. Breathtaking.