October 08, 2004

Pop Music

I've been thinking a lot about music lately, listening to lots of good new stuff, too. I'm trying to finish a teensy essay for the Lost in the Grooves book release event next month at Book Soup (Nov. 30), which looks like it's gonna be fun.

So, I found this site which tells you what was #1 on the charts the day you were born. Since I'm ca. '64, it's naturally the Beatles, but that's cool, right? Maybe not as cool as The Night Chicago Died, but, well...

My two newest purchases, from CDBaby which has the best purchase acknowledgement email in the world:

Jon Brion, Meaningless - I know, everybody's talking about him now 'cause of the I Heart Huckabees soundtrack, but this is a really sweet record, very reminiscent of Game Theory, which is a very good thing in my book.

Brave Old World, Bless the Fire - If the Klezmatics are the Rolling Stones of the Klezmer revival scene, Brave Old World is the Kinks. They've been around longer, have better musical chops and just don't stop trying new stuff. And Michael Alpert is one of the best singers I've ever heard, in any language.

Posted by krudman at October 8, 2004 08:07 AM
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