Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Chet Baker

Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (Oklahoma, 23 December 1929 - Amsterdam, 13 May 1988) was a really great American jazz trumpeter and singer. Specializing in relaxed, even melancholy music, Baker was a leading name in cool jazz in the 1950s. Baker's good looks and intimate singing voice established him as a promising name in pop music as well. But his success was badly hampered by his drug addiction, particularly in the 1960s. He died in '88.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

largest record collection in the WORLD

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

if you got 3 million $, and a place for 2,5 million records...

Monday, 22 September 2008


covers can suck... or can be great !

two things.

# I'm not there
a movie about the life of Bob Dylan, with Cate Blanchette, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere.
It was overall critically acclaimed last year, and i liked it too. I just found one critical review here.
The Dylan soundtrack is great, but the actual OST-album is a cover album. All artists were supported by The Million Dollar Bashers, an all-star band ( featuring Sonic Youth stars Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Television guitarist Tom Verlaine, Dylan bassist Tony Garnier, guitarist Smokey Hormel and keyboardist John Medeski)

Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Pavement & The Million Dollar Bashers - Ballad Of A Thin Man
My Morning Jacket & Calexico - Goin' To Acapulco
Antony & The Johnsons - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

# BBC Radio 1 - established 1967
Radio 1 was 40 years old last year, and did a cover album :
40 artists have recorded 40 cover versions as part of Radio 1 Established 1967. Each artist was given a different year, and asked to record a track that was a Top 20 hit in that particular year. Some of them remained true to the original version, and others reinterpreted it.

Amy Winehouse - Cupid (Johnny Nash 1969)
Robbie Williams - Lola (The Kinks 1970)
Franz Ferdinand - Sound And Vision (David Bowie 1977)
Editors - Lullaby (The Cure 1989)
Klaxons - No Diggity (Blackstreet 1996)
Hard-Fi - Toxic (britney spears 2004)

+ PS : here's an older post with a lot of great covers.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

remix : boys noize

aka Alexander Ridha (Alex Ridha / Kid Alex) is a german multitalent. He is praised as one of the top young producers in the Electro scene. In 2003, Alex produced some electro tracks as Boys Noize and got in touch with DJ Hell. Hell knew that he found a talented young guy and signed the first Boys Noize single to International Gigolo Records. The 2nd Boys Noize came out on Datapunk Records. After that Boys Noize got to remix some bands, like Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs, Marilyn Manson or Tiga, and many more. His remix for Feist (My Moon My man) was one of the best tracks of 2007. Boys Noize’s debut album ‘Oi Oi Oi’ was released in September 2007 on his own Boys Noize Records. The album contains the single Don’t Believe the Hype and Lava Lava. He released then in 2008 a really great Bugged Out presents Suck My Deck mix album.

Gonzales - Working together (Boys Noize Vocal Mix)

Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Classic Mix)
Cut Copy - Lights And Music [Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix]
Sébastien Tellier - L'amour et la violence (Boys Noize Remix)