Sun, 30 April 2006
Actually, it was very laid back as Eugene Hutz, Sergey Ryabtsev and Yury Lemeshev of the band stopped in at All Things Considered to talk and have a small acoustic set yesterday. Regular visitors/listeners of The Yank Sizzler know that I'm absolutely rabid about Gogol Bordello. Did I mention they are the best live band playing today?
Make sure you head on over to NPR's website and check out the full set and interview, especially the unaired parts of the interview as they are more interesting than the stuff that made it to air.
As a treat, here is a MP3 of "Greencard Husband" played acoustically for the NPR session. For some reason they decided not to play a song about lesbian roommates on the air. And here I was positive that NPR was more progressive than that.
Enjoy it everyone,
The photo was taken by someone I don't know of. But they deserve any credit for it.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 4:49am CDT
Sun, 30 April 2006
Hey remember that crappy song by the Reel Big Fish? Way back in 1998 i was at a really boring music festival with an odd commercial lineup that was
Reel Big Fish
and I was arguing with some guy who insisted that Sublime sang the above mentioned song. When RBFish sang it, he did not apologize.
So goes life, and so go musicians who write a catchy little diddy for some company.
A day or two ago, the blog Thighs Wide Shut put up the Jack White jingle he wrote for that certain soda company, you know, the one with the polar bears and the Latin American union-busting death squads.
It reminded me of the great minds that have shelled out talent for various products and in addition to Jack's "What Goes Around", there is also the infamous Ween / Pizza Hut team-up that created "Where's the Mother-Fuckin' Cheese". Interestingly enough, PH passed on the song, even the clean version.
And of course, there's Mick doin' it for Rice Krispies.
Hundreds of others have done it too, but those are the ones that come to mind right now. Rest assured I will probably be sued for suggesting that some soda company is connected with hired thugs who murder people.
That said, I still respect Jack White and still really love a lot of the music he creates. The Raconteurs new material is pretty good.
Category:Shared Music -- posted at: 12:57am CDT