Ha! Niggy’s Sunday Bloody Sunday

November 4, 2007 at 11:40 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
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There is a fabulous remake of U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday on Saul Williams new free/very affordable new album Niggy Tardust. This pleases me twice as much – I think I think I am the only person I know doesn’t like U2 – with the exception of this particular song. But Niggy’s version is MUCH better:-)

I also don’t like Radiohead. They slow me down and make me sad – but for no justifiable reason. I’ll let Astor Piazolla make me sad. Or the Tindersticks. But not Radiohead.

Niggy Tardust – for free or for $5

November 4, 2007 at 11:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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Niggy TardustI was a huge fan of Saul Williams’ “Amethyst Rockstar” album from 2001. I stopped following his music, like I stopped following most music.*) Now he came out with a new Album, The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of Niggy Tardust, produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and mixed by Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins). The album title echoes David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, but think of Niggy as a black version [Niggy –> Nigger, Tardust –> Teerstaub]. Amethyst Rockstar was rad, Niggy Tardust is even more rad, and before you have even listened to one line of it.

It’s NOT going to be available in record stores AT ALL. You can only download it from Saul’s website. And here comes the radical part: You can either pay $5 – or NOTHING. If you pay $5 you get to choose between three different types of download (including a 320Kps mp3), and if you choose the free version you get a 190kps mp3. AND you get the tracklist and the cover art as a separate pdf with both versions

Go here and pick which way you want it.

I downloaded the free version last night and will donate later today, when I do my paper work.


That’s the kind of thing that, I read, Radiohead should have done with their In Rainbows.

*) A note on the side: It is and was the mp3 business that put me off listening to music. I never was much of a radio person, so my music come to me via CDs. Buying CDs felt stupid when everyone around me downloaded music for free – but I am just not the mp3 person (I’ll make an exception for Saul). What am I supposed to do with a piece on music on my computer? I want it on my stereo. And the playlist business is rather tedious to me. And that’s that.

Peaches remakes Tone Loc’s Wild Thing

October 6, 2007 at 8:19 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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PeachesAnd you can listen to it here.

But is it hotter than lava as Perez suggests?

Feels more like a hot water bottle to me.

What do you think?

[Who is Peaches?]

Introducing: Amri Pardo

June 5, 2007 at 7:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Amri PardoIsn’t that cool? Yesterday somebody ended up on this blog who had been looking for my friend Amri Pardo, a very fine musician who has been writing and making music for more than 20 years (although he still looks like he’s barely 30). I don’t know how many songs he has written in his life: 200? 500? More than 1000? He’s definitely the most prolific songwriter I know of. On his myspace page you can download four of his songs for free. Yay! Autopilot is and shall me remain one of my favourite songs. And why he has not made it yet, with so many untalented people hitting the lists, is just another proof of the world’s injustice.

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