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Trent Reznor Unleashes Free Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Tracks
Topic: Music 7:25 am EST, Dec  6, 2011

Wonderful, sneaky devil Trent Reznor has never been one to release just a single version of an album, and his “beautiful and disturbing” score for David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake is no different

Trent Reznor Unleashes Free Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Tracks

YouTube - Nag by The Halos
Topic: Music 8:56 am EDT, Apr 19, 2010

They play oldies music in the San Antonio airport, much to the delight of the mostly baby boomer business traveling class, many of whom were bopping along at the ticket counter to old standards like "Shop Around" by the Miracles when I was last there. I'm not a big fan of pop music, regardless of the era or genera. There is a lot of good music from the 60's, for example, but instead of hearing it we usually hear the same small collection of pop songs played over and over and over again. When the attached song started playing I literally laughed out loud. I'd never heard this before, and something about hearing taunting sarcasm worked into a melody was deviously entertaining...

YouTube - Nag by The Halos

The Easybeats, 'Sorry' (1966) - Boing Boing
Topic: Music 4:13 pm EST, Jan 23, 2009

Great garage mod punk from The Easybeats (1966). According to Frank at Save vs. Death, "George Young, the rhythm guitar player, is the older brother of Angus and Malcom Young and produced the first six AC/DC records. How's that for an awesome pedigree?" There's a family resemblance for sure!

This thread contains an collection of YouTube videos of Aussie rock that seems to collectively cover the gap between the beatles and early 90's grunge bands. A few interesting tracks in here.

Although not Aussie, this video from the Monks in particular is amazing for it's time.

The Easybeats, 'Sorry' (1966) - Boing Boing

Weirdly morphed Leadbelly photo "sings" - Boing Boing
Topic: Music 1:41 pm EST, Jan 20, 2009

"Where did you sleep last night" is one of my favorite Nirvana covers. Its an old folk song, and I've been meaning to track down this version. Apparently the associated video is creepy but I'm mostly blogging this because I want to listen to the song later.

Weirdly morphed Leadbelly photo "sings" - Boing Boing

American Memory - Boing Boing
Topic: Music 1:50 pm EDT, Oct  2, 2008

American Memory is a new and compelling DVD coming from Skinny Puppy later this year. It took me a while to figure out exactly what was going on, but that didn't detract from this hypnotic and ultimately forceful piece.

American Memory - Boing Boing - The Black Clouds - Monmouth County, New Jersey - Rock / Alternative / Grunge -
Topic: Music 2:28 pm EDT, Jul 16, 2008

Unleashed in late spring, 2004, New Jersey’s Black Clouds play bracing rock music characterized by soaring melodies, dynamic arrangements and superior song craft. Hard, loud and impossibly catchy, the band has won a loyal following by lighting up clubs on both sides of the Hudson River. For fans of classic hard rock and alternative, the Black Clouds aim to bring danger, fun and deep lyricism back to rock and roll. To music lovers, nationwide, who have eagerly awaited the return of danceable, unpretentious rock, the Black Clouds have arrived. With a self-financed, self-produced album released in January of 2008, mixed and mastered by Jack Endino, known best for his work with Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, these four motivated young musicians have set their sights very high. They worked ceaselessly to develop a sound that balances the creativity of indie rock with the professional acumen required to achieve mainstream success. -Patrick Veil

Wow, I've never read Vile sounding so professional. In any event, I got my hands on a copy of "Wishing Well" and listened to it recently. If you're one of those people who is still listening to early '90s grunge rock you should check this out. Its good, and you haven't heard it before, but its exactly what you want to hear. - The Black Clouds - Monmouth County, New Jersey - Rock / Alternative / Grunge -

Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico | The Underwire from
Topic: Music 3:11 pm EDT, Jun  3, 2008

A series of attacks on dyed-hair, eye-makeup-wearing emo kids began in early March when several hundred people went on an emo-beating rampage in Querétaro, a town of 1.5 million about 160 miles north of Mexico City.

The next week, shaggy-haired emo teenagers were harassed again by punks and rockabillys in the capital, prompting police protection and a segment on the TV news. Most recently, a Mexican newspaper reported that metal heads and gangsters have warned Tijuana's emo kids to stay away from the town's fair next month.

"It's a great clusterfuck for the American mind's idea of Mexico," Arellano said. "This teaches the rest of the world that Mexico is not just a bunch of cactuses and sombreros."

Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico | The Underwire from

Undiscovered 60's Underground Music
Topic: Music 4:51 pm EDT, May  8, 2008

BEYOND THE BEAT GENERATION archives and publishes the entire, long forgotten 'wild' musical gems out of the great years of the sixties (1965-1969) to a bright audience by using today's technology as we call 'Stream Radio'.

We broadcast 24 hours non-stop through the Internet the music formerly known as: Hippie music, Underground, 60's punk, Flower Power, Mod, Free-Form-Freak-out, Garage music, Psychedelia or Teen Beat, the weirdest, the worst, the most powerful and nastiest ever recorded.

This could be incredibly cool.

Undiscovered 60's Underground Music

Apple may bundle unlimited iTunes with iPods
Topic: Music 7:12 pm EDT, Mar 19, 2008

A report by the Financial Times (registration required) cites unnamed executives who say that Apple is in talks with record labels to offer access to the entire iTunes music library for a lump sum price. The fee would be added as a premium option on an iPod or iPhone, or it could come as a monthly charge. It would allow downloading of any song at any time so long as the purchaser still owns the device, and the songs would be yours to keep.

Did Apple finally figure out that digital information is not like phonographs?

Apple may bundle unlimited iTunes with iPods

Latest NIN Album released under a CC license
Topic: Music 8:13 pm EST, Mar  4, 2008

Other information:
Ghosts I-IV is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license.

An exciting partnership and experience regarding this release will be announced soon.

Wow. I just learned about Still last weekend, and I haven't listened to the remixes of Year Zero, and now they make 36 new tracks available for 5 bucks! Looks like I've got a lot of listening to do!

Latest NIN Album released under a CC license

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