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(For which we beg your forgiveness)

Posted by Job O Brother, April 6, 2009 03:12pm | Post a Comment
walker
I spend a lot of time walking; it’s my favorite mode of transportation, except for maybe riding a train, but riding a train from my apartment to, say, Amoeba Music Hollywood, would require either walking half the day to the train station, spending lots of money on a ticket to the next nearest destination which would be somewhere on the outskirts of Los Angeles, at which point I would either have to walk back, which would take a couple days (stopping for food/bathroom/weeping breaks) OR a couple hours in a cab (which would cost more money than I make in a week) OR require walking to a bus-stop and a day-long bus ride. I could do all that, or I could walk the 10 minutes from my apartment to Amoeba.

So, while technically riding a train is my favorite mode of transportation, context is of some consideration, and that results in walking sometimes being my favorite mode of transportation.

Please accept my apologies for the above two paragraphs; they were a complete waste of both our time.

While walking to various destinations, I often enjoy listening to books that have been recorded. People, myself included, still most often refer to these as “books on tape,” even though compact discs are the preferred vehicle for said recordings (“said recordings” – get it?).

I am really hating my journalistic “voice” in this article. Like, a lot. But, going on…
tape

Amoeba Music has a hearty supply of used, “books on tape” and other spoken-word gems. In the Hollywood branch, they’re located in the jazz room, tucked between the classical and experimental sections. We put them there because they kept getting picked-on by the rock/pop DVD’s and vintage posters, both sections known for their name-calling and general rowdiness.

This Week At The New Bev: Tarkovsky, Cassavetes, Thin Man & more!

Posted by phil blankenship, April 6, 2009 10:49am | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly!


Sunday, Monday & Tuesday April 5, 6, & 7

Andrei Tarkovsky's medieval epic masterpiece ANDREI RUBLEV (1966), presented in the full, 205-minute version!

Andrei Rublev
(1966)
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0060107/
dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoli Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko, Nikolai Sergeyev
Sun: 5:00 only; Mon/Tue: 8:00


Wednesday & Thursday April 8 & 9


Two By John Cassavetes

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) Out Of Print On DVD!
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0067433/
written & directed by John Cassavetes, starring Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Timothy Carey
7:30

Imaginary Jukebox, Part 2

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 6, 2009 01:29am | Post a Comment
My quest for the ultimate jukebox continues...Here are the latest selections, from Colombia, Australia and Philadelphia:

Lito Barrientos - "Chambacu Con Tambores"


X (Not the one from L.A.) - "I Don't Wanna Go Out"


Schoolly D - "Saturday Night"

Stuff I Thought Was Interesting, April 2009

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 6, 2009 01:01am | Post a Comment

Death -
…For The Whole World To See (Drag City)

Chances are if you are dating a single mother, you’re going to have some influence on her kids. That is what happened to Bobby, David & Dannis Hackney. The Hackney brothers’ mom was dating a Detroit area bouncer who worked the rock clubs. He got the young brothers into the clubs and exposed them to the crème de la crème of the Detroit scene of the late 60’s, early 70’s. They saw groups such as The MC5, The Stooges, Funkadelic and Alice Cooper. Soon they started their own band and recorded the best album you've never heard. Recorded in 1974, Death’s …For The Whole World To See finally sees the light of day. Death was one of those bands that no one knew what to do with. They were black teenagers that played Stooges influenced rock and roll. The African American community was into Motown and the Philly sound and Punk rock didn’t even have a name yet. Not having a vehicle to release their album, Death released an independent single from this session, their 1976 single, "Politician In My Eyes," which made it seem like these guys were followers rather than one of the originators of Punk. Nothing against The Ramones, New York Dolls or many of those bands people mention as being a part of the genesis of Punk Rock, but Death should have been mentioned along with those groups as pioneers of Punk. Hopefully now they will get their due.
amadou & miriam welcome to mali
Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali (Nonesuch)

Coachella 2009 30/30 Initiative: The Courteeners

Posted by Amoebite, April 5, 2009 10:21pm | Post a Comment

127 Bands, 5 Stages, 3 Days and 1 Mean Sunburn.

"Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - April 17-19th, 2009 or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Find 30 Reasons To Love a Weekend in the Desert."

- By Scott Butterworth

Coachella LineupThe Courteeners


Day #20 - Artist #20 - The Courteeners:

Twenty-two year old singer-songwriter Liam Fray grabbed three of his childhood friends from Manchester, England to form The Courteeners in 2006. Their debut album, St. Jude, was released in April 2008.The Courteeners

Listen to the Courteens, if you like -- you get a little bit of each of these:  The Walkmen, The Smiths. The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, Stone Roses, Oasis. Paul McCartney, The Cribs, The Jam. And also listen to The Courteeners...because Morrissey said so!! Apparently now-a-days, New Musical Express (NME), Rolling Stone, Village Voice and pitchfork.com are all out the window -- to be crowned the "new hip band," all you have to do is get David Bowie or Morrissey to sign your permission slip.

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