Archive: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

Please Explain to Me ... Kenny Chesney

No shoes, no shirt, plenty popular. It's been a few months since we rolled out this feature by asking you, the Post Rock readers/ interlopers/ commenters/ hecklers, to explain the worthiness and appeal of My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless." Decent idea, apparently, as one of my favorite music blogs recently...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 18, 2008; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (54)

Live Last Night, On TV

Time for a new Friday feature to replace the dearly departed Two-Minute Man. This concept is similarly simple, just using TV instead of radio. We've made it to the 1950s! There's certainly more variety than the 200 or so songs that populate 94.7's playlist as we get everything from the...

By David Malitz | July 18, 2008; 9:40 AM ET | Comments (10)

Six Questions (And Really, Really Long Answers) With ... Steve Miller

Some people call him Maurice. Ben Franklin said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." If Big Ben was still alive today he'd surely add "hearing Steve Miller on classic rock radio" to his shortlist. Songs like "The Joker," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock 'N...

By David Malitz | July 17, 2008; 8:42 AM ET | Comments (12)

Six Questions For ... Love as Laughter

Love as Laughter gets "Holy." Love as Laughter is one of those bands that are easy to root for. Over the course of nearly 15 years and six albums the loosely organized crew led by Sam Jayne has played loosely organized indie rock. They know the power of a...

By David Malitz | July 16, 2008; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

More on the Hold Steady

The Hold Steady, not quite like the first time. I started my review of the Hold Steady's "Stay Positive" with a bit of a backhanded compliment. The gist of it was: This is probably the worst Hold Steady album - but that when dealing with the Hold Steady, "worst"...

By David Malitz | July 15, 2008; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

They Played What, Where? Vol. 1, No. 4/Summer Mixtape, Track 11- "Can You Get to That" - Funkadelic

Hearing good music in retail stores has become such a regular occurrence these days that it's pretty much put an end to this feature. Some recent examples include: - Spoon's "The Underdog" in CVS (much better than that damn "Give Me the Beat Boys" Doobies song that makes me want...

By David Malitz | July 14, 2008; 7:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Summer Mixtape, Track 10: 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' - Lauryn Hill

You remember L-Boogie, right? The Fugees centerpiece who became a solo star with the 1998 release of "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" album ... and then basically stopped making music, save for that raggedy MTV Unplugged session, a few appearances with the Fugees and a random track here (the "Surf's...

By J. Freedom du Lac | July 14, 2008; 9:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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