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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WTMD's uncut interview with Alejandro Escovedo

John Mathews interviews the Real Animal Alejandro Escovedo for an Afternoon Drive. Here is the full, uncut interview for your enjoyment.

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Tracy Chapman Transcends Time

A song that, unfortunately, could still be made today is Tracy Chapman's "Across the Lines."

I played it this morning for the first time in awhile and it struck me how, even though this song is 20 years old, it has relevance and resonance, now.

It also brought up the memory of attending the Amnesty International's "Conspiracy of Hope" tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

Man, I miss that place! I saw my best U2 show there, and seeing Tracy, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen that day and coming away very inspired to do something, is something I'll never forget. I still have a t-shirt from that show (doesn't fit)!

She's got a new one coming out November 10th called, Our Bright Future. Let's hope so.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Indie Bands in the Strangest Places

Bandstand Busking, a British-based Web music series, frees artists from the cramped confines of studios and nightclubs for impromptu performances in and around aging London bandstands.

Recent highlights include Of Montreal in Regent's Park

and We Were Promised Jetpacks taking a spin in a teacup