Alynda Lee Segarra might have the mellowest, kindest voice that’s ever told us to rip up what we know and start again. Her clear-eyed, street-level portrait of New Orleans demonstrates exactly what’s most valuable and remarkable about Hurray for the Riff Raff's music: its commitment to truth-telling.
"A MAN WITH LEGS MADE OF SAUSAGES?!": NOEL GALLAGHER SLATES OASIS VIDEOS IN A VERY FUNNY WAY
When Noel Gallagher was forced to watch lots of Oasis videos for a DVD commentary, it’s fair to say he didn’t enjoy it very much. This is geuinely laugh out loud stuff. Watch it even if you can’t stand Oasis (you’ll soon find you share some common ground with Noel Gallagher on that point). CS
This is perfect. —Lars
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Tina took over the couch tonight, so it’s time to make up a pallet on the floor, so we can living room camp in front of the fireplace and Christmas tree and watch bad movies until we fall asleep! I kinda love Christmas…
haha! holler, my squeaks!
From today’s Cafe session, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric perform an acoustic version of “Live It Out” from their 2005 album of the same name. Listen to the entire session and interview with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun here via NPR Music.
Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night. The intimate setting offered the perfect space to showcase Callahan's beautiful, if deadpan, baritone voice, plus a stunning version of Percy Mayfield's 1950 song “Please Send Me Someone to Love.”
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this is so amazing and beautiful. Listen!!! With headphones if you can!
Our friends at CBC Music in Canada are so excited about Reflektor, that producer Samantha Smith has made Arcade Fire paper dolls!
Print out Win, Régine and the gang, then set up your own paper doll show while streaming a First Listen Live at 10 p.m. ET tonight.
I wanted it to be like Amy Grant, but it didn’t pan out that way.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
The characters of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Watch the trailer here.
yes, please. please hurry. please please please.
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truth… I’ve been operating at superhero levels on all my types of work. today, I do believe I have reached my limit.
I kinda want to hide in a dark room and sleep but I can’t and won’t cause there’s emails, voice mails, donations to coordinate, events to order for, schedules to write, shows to book, posters to design, gigs to advance, bands to contact, vinyl to sleeve and wrap, parents to call, fuzzy animals to feed, laundry to do, and blah and blah and blah. I’m not really complaining but I’m just starting to realize that working 80 hours a week for two jobs that even combined really don’t pay me much is well… Kinda hard! but at least one is my life’s passion and pursuit.
I wouldn’t trade either for anything in the world. It’s also my choice to add on to a full time job another 40 hours a week of effort at practicing, playing, selling, and marketing my own music. So I’m not looking for any “way to go”s or “wow you’re so awesome”s…. BUT, today when a coworker insensitively implied as I left, (to try and ya know, have a few hours of a day off!!!) that “wow, you’re always getting to leave… Must be so nice…” my brain almost exploded.
Just because my job is so-called “easy” doesn’t mean that I don’t work my ASS off at it, more times than not OFF the fucking clock. and if you had my skill set you would have my job, but guess what? You DON’T. Being a community manager isn’t easy, I just happen to love it. and I’m really really good at it. Like, one of the best. I may be quick to downplay praise or a compliment here and there in life, but I’m not modest or humble about what I do for a living, I tell ya right now…
so basically, I’m going to slow my roll a bit. It’s time for me to be a better friend to those I love. Id like to see some of you socially and not just from behind a microphone or in passing at the grocery store where I work. I’d like to support you in your endeavors the way you all constantly do in mine. It’s time to be a good and supportive and present girlfriend because I struck gold with this man of mine, and though we live sleep and work together, sometimes on busy weeks he can seem really far away… Sometimes I’ll say “oh I didn’t know that! Why didn’t you tell me?…” And he just sighs and smiles and says “I did… You just didn’t hear it…” Which is so very true.
we’ve got a Sunday night residency in town starting soon. A weekly gig has been our goal for a while. So we aren’t gonna hit the road every week spending our days off side by side in a van driving anywhere from 100-400 miles in less than 24 hours. But we are gonna write, and practice, and hone, and experiment, and just live for a minute. We moved here for a reason. We are gonna start to experience and enjoy it if it’s the last thing we do!
I got the chance to go see some live music last week that I wasn’t playing or promoting or a part of in any way, other than being the event’s “rain date sub” if that were to occur. Lucky for me and everyone else the weather was perfect so the original show went on. So I just sat on a blanket outside with my dog, Willie, and just listened. it was amaZing. For at least 45 minutes I didn’t think about my permanent to do list. I need more days like that. My whole family does…
*oct 10th crafted greensboro, nc
*oct 12th deep roots greensboro, nc
*oct 18th sessions greensboro, nc
*oct 27th turntable Jamestown, nc
*nov 3rd the station carrboro, nc
*nov 8th somewhere else tavern greensboro, nc
*nov 9th blind tiger greensboro, nc
*nov 10th I
TODAY IN NEW WORK
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