Mar
26
2011

Listen up: Galaxy Patrol is go!

The fine folks at Galaxy Patrol are now podcasting. Check it out on their site, or subscribe with iTunes. Two opposable thumbs up!

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Feb
19
2006

Vinyl Sharity

Although there’s been plenty of good new music released in the past year or so, some of us still love the old stuff too. When the world moved from records to CDs in the 1980s, quite a few excellent albums were left behind. Consequently, the “invisible ear” of music appreciation has moved in to fill […]

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Feb
05
2006

Hot wax and cool blues

Saw a fine documentary on IFC the other morning called Desperate Man Blues. The film is about Joe Bussard, a record collector from Maryland with a basement full of 78s, comprising what may be the finest collection of prewar country and blues anywhere. The film was largely shot in Bussard’s basement (where John Fahey cut […]

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Jan
03
2006

Egotar: Pedal Steel and Bass taste great together!

The Egotar is an interesting instrument, if you don’t mind the Frankenstein nature of a 4×4 bolted onto a cheap 4-string. It ain’t pretty, but the one-handed slide setup is ingenious, and looks like it might be more fun than a standard pedal steel. Great for amputees, or anyone who wants a hand free to […]

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Jan
02
2006

Ricky Gervais podcasts

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (creators of The Office and Extras) are doing a weekly podcast. The show is a mixture of comedy, chat,and monkey news. You should probably be listening.

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