Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

Justin Verson [of Bon Iver] sits in with Bill Frisell [Mp3+Video]

Audio:

Bill Frisell w/ Justin Vernon + Sara Siskind – Lovin’s for Fools (Live).mp3 [Listen]

http://drop.io/frisellvernon [Download]

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April 21, 2009 Posted by | indie, live, music, video | , , , | Leave a comment

Amanda Palmer Crowdsurfing and Performing ‘Creep’ @ Coachella

You’re just like an angel, your skin makes me cry….

April 20, 2009 Posted by | live, music, video | Leave a comment

Leonard Cohen performing “Hallelujah” @ Coachella 2009

Nothing more to say about this.

April 20, 2009 Posted by | live, music, video | , , , | Leave a comment

Zach Galifianakis, Will Oldham do Kanye West

I’ll never get sick of this. Ever. Even though it’s a couple of months past the blogger expiration date to post this, I’m gonna. If anyone cracks me up more than Will Oldham being ‘normal’, it’s Zach Galifianakis with a chainsaw. Na, Na, Na, Na. Wait till I get me money right….

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Comedy, hip hop, music, video | Leave a comment

Ryan Adams and 48 Hours Revisited

In 2001, Ryan Adams made one of the best albums of his career, and never released it. It’s pretty safe to say that its one of my favorite albums that has never seen the light of day. A Youtube-er asked me if I could locate the album for him, and I gladly obliged… so there’s no sense in not sharing with everyone, right?

And the other reason for re-posting, Marty is on his way back to New England, right now, interviewing for a job and hoping to move back east. I’ll be seeing him tomorrow, sharing stories and comparing notes over a tallboy, and some good food at Angelo’s Civita Farnese.


Download the “48 Hours” album at : http://drop.io/v7vdmis


Samples:

Ryan Adams – 48 Hours – Walls
Ryan Adams – 48 Hours – Like The Twilight (Drunk and Fucked Up)


Excerpt:

You all know that Ryan Adams is slightly more than a hobby for me. Mangled B-sides and garbled concert clips are Mozart to these ears. One-off web clips are collectors items and treasured additions to my music collection. So when I got a hold of a number of Ryan Adams’ unreleased sessions a while back, (back when trading was done with bubble mailers and postage stamps…..none of this torrent malarkey), as you can imagine, I was amazed that the wealth of material that D.R. Adams had “tossed aside” was viable and desirable as good, quality music. 48 Hours, The Destroyer Sessions, The Suicide Handbook, The Heartbreaker Demos. My roommate, Marty and I would latch onto different albums, for the same reasons. Mainly, there were no reasons.

Marty had cemented this song for me, a few years back, on a road trip to New Haven. It was a few weeks after I had handed him a stack of new music. He popped in the newest latest greatest mix cd into the dashboard player. I think it was called “You Could’ve Looked Better”. This one song came on about 20 minutes down the highway. He said, “This is the best song ever written”.

We were going too fast and had too many things passing through our bloodstream. But being weary and being on the road, and working on what little sleep we could afford between drinking Narragansett tallboys after last call at the Decatur and a midmorning breakfast at the Classic Cafe. That day was ours, and this WAS the greatest, most perfect song ever written. It’s still pretty damn good. Glad I didn’t move to New Haven that fall. Wish I had those times back….



Excerpt taken from: The full, original post from early 2008

Further Reading: http://ghost-electricity.blogspot.com/search/label/ryan%20adams

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February 4, 2009 Posted by | 48 hours, alt country, alternative, americana, cardinals, Ethan Johns, ghost of electricity, rhode island, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, video, walls | 3 Comments

Pre-order Phish’s Clifford Ball DVD, get chotchkies. You know you want ’em


From Phish Dry Goods

Brand new 7-DVD box set documenting The Clifford Ball, a landmark concert event that drew more than 70,000 fans to upstate New York in August 1996. The Clifford Ball was the first of seven, two-day spectacles the band staged, including The Great Went a year later, followed by Lemonwheel in 1998. The Clifford Ball was held in Plattsburgh New York at a decommissioned air force base, where Phish played two marathon concerts and delivered a one-of-a-kind experience for fans.

The box set features nine hours of concert and event footage (with six complete sets of music recorded Live August 16 & 17, 1996 and bonus features including Phish’s extended soundcheck, its late night flatbed truck jam and a 30-minute featurette with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more. This regionless DVD set includes options for both stereo and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Audio (remixed and mastered from the band’s multi-track tapes). 4:3 aspect ratio.

DISC 1 – Day One (8/16/1996) – Set One
Chalk Dust Torture
Bathtub Gin
Ya Mar
AC/DC Bag
Esther
The Divided Sky
Halley’s Comet
David Bowie

DISC 2 – Day One (8/16/1996) – Set Two
Split Open And Melt
Sparkle
Free
The Squirming Coil
Waste
Talk
Train Song
Strange Design
Hello My Baby
Mike’s Song
Simple
Contact
Weekapaug Groove

DISC 3 – Day One (8/16/1996) – Set Three
Makisupa Policeman
2001
Down With Disease
NICU
Life On Mars
Harry Hood
Encore: Amazing Grace

DISC 4 – Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set One
Old Home Place
Punch You In The Eye
Reba
Cars Trucks Buses
The Lizards
Sample In A Jar
Taste
Fee
Maze
Suzy Greenberg

DISC 5 – Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set Two
The Curtain
Runaway Jim
It’s Ice
Brother
Fluffhead
Run Like An Antelope
Golgi Apparatus
Slave To The Traffic Light

DISC 6 – Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set Three
Wilson
Frankenstein
Scent Of A Mule
Tweezer
A Day In The Life
Possum
Tweezer Reprise
Encore: Harpua

DISC 7 – Bonus Disc
The Clifford Ball: A Beacon Of Light
The Flatbed Jam
Soundcheck (8/15/1996)
An Interview With Jim Pollock
Chris Kuroda Split-Screen
Phish: On Jamming
Phish: The LG

Everyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a free Festival Souvenir Pack which includes two original Clifford Ball concert entry wristbands and a Clifford Ball balsa wood gilder. In addition to the wristbands and glider, we’ve got some great memorabilia from the Archives to hand out, so 1,500 random orders will also receive original Clifford Ball camping tickets, an original festival map, or satin sticky Clifford Ball backstage passes.


Preorder from Phish Dry Goods and receive all that cool extra schwag and if you have any extras for the summer tour, (I’m looking at you, Mansfield…) give me a shout:

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February 3, 2009 Posted by | 1996, clifford ball, concert, dry goods, dvd, ghost of electricity, live, music, new york, Phish, plattsburg, toodrunktodream, video | Leave a comment

Misheard lyrics: Pearl Jam edition


This one is for anyone who’s ever been to a Pearl Jam show and sung along to this Pearl Jam epic. Let’s just face it, people, none of us know the lyrics. Personally, I don’t think it matters! In actuality, I think the only permanent words in this song are “box” and “bag”, but who knows, even that’s a guess!

Thanks to my man, Jeff, for giving me a good laugh this morning.

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January 30, 2009 Posted by | alternative, ghost of electricity, guitar, misheard lyrics, music, pearl jam, rock, toodrunktodream, video, yellow ledbetter | Leave a comment

If this continues, then Esau Mwamwaya is gonna owe me an IPod.

Do you guys own this yet? This album has been KILLING my Ipod since Pitchfork pushed it so hard. It’s the debut mixtape from Esau Mwamwaya, a Malawi-born, British educated artist. There’s lots of hype surrounding him, but I think he deserves a fair amount of it, based upon the strength of Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are The Very Best.

Download it HERE from Green Owl – (don’t worry, it’s free and legal)

From Pitchfork:

Continuing their Six Degrees of Indie game, Radioclit and Mwamwaya leaked “Get It Up”– which featured not only Maya herself, but also Santogold– “Kamphopo”, built on an Architecture in Helsinki track, and covers of the Beatles and Vampire Weekend featuring, respectively, the Ruby Suns and, uh, Vampire Weekend. The refreshing thing, however, was that unlike 95% of the superfluous odds and sods clogging blogspace, these tracks were actually really good.

I think that’s one of the most to-the-point and accurate descriptions that Pitchfork has ever done. The official video for “Kamphopo” is below.  It shows Esau returning home to Malawi for the first time in 9 years.  The kids in the video are his brothers, sisters and villagers.  The song itself is based around Architecture in Helsinki’s “Heart It Races”, which follows.

Heart It Races – Architecture In Helsinki

thanks to Gotcha Media for tipping me off to the video.

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January 13, 2009 Posted by | african, afrobeat, architecture in Helsinki, esau mwamwaya, ghost of electricity, jameson, malawi, mixtape, radioclit, santogold, toodrunktodream, vampire weekend, video | 3 Comments

Members of Wilco, Radiohead, The Smiths attempt to implode universe….

Music fans: if you chose to click ONE LINK, I’d highly recommend it be this one. This is the collaboration of the century.

Ed O’Brien – guitar [Radiohead]
Neil Finn – guitar [Crowded House]
Jeff Tweedy – vocals/guitar [Wilco]
John Stirratt – bass [Wilco]
Phil Selway – drums [Radiohead]
Johnny Marr – guitar [The Smiths/Modest Mouse]

The ‘7 Worlds Collide’ band performing “Fake Plastic Trees” and “Bodysnatchers” by Radiohead

You Ain’t No Picasso

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January 12, 2009 Posted by | 7 worlds collide, alt country, americana, ghost of electricity, jameson, john stirratt, johnny marr, Modest Mouse, neil finn, radiohead, the smiths, toodrunktodream, video, wilco | Leave a comment

M. Ward unleashes new video for "Hold Time"

New M. Ward track, “Hold Time” off of his upcoming album, due February 2009


Thanks to Merge Records for this one….but I just cannot help but wonder if they’ve been studying the videos that I’ve personally made… hmmm. Some similar stylistic connections here…

She and Him – You Really Got A Hold On Me [Video] – obvious band connection there, and video has a retro vibe.

Ryan Adams – Walls- [Video] – hmmm, retro stock footage of amusement parks, trains etc…

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January 12, 2009 Posted by | ghost of electricity, hold time, jameson, m. ward, ryan adams, she and him, toodrunktodream, video, zooey deschanel | Leave a comment