giveaway: 33 1/3’s ‘fear of music’ by jonathan lethem

For reasons that don’t need exploring at this junction, I have ended up with two, TWO!, copies of the latest release from the 33 1/3 series, Jonathan Lethem’s book on Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music. I do not need two copies of this book, because I only need to read and write about one, so…

kinda brilliant. kinda dumb.

I lived in Minnesota for four years and never saw the Replacements. This, of course, is because I lived in Minnesota a good ten years after they split up, but still. That’s really sad, for me, and that’s part of why I’m so psyched to see Color Me Obsessed, because it’s that little bit of…

the mantras @ the blind tiger

the mantras @ the blind tiger, originally uploaded by minervacat. We went out to see the Mantras last night because Keith, their frontman, and Brian, their bassist, are friends of the New Familiars, and we’ve seen Keith play with those guys in Greensboro at least a couple of time. It was — an interesting night….

TRKfest 2009

TRKfest 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. There’s a move in music blogging toward blogs producing unqiue and exclusive content, be it audio or video, and I totally dig it. Today, a list of some of the best of the best: La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows. Along with the Black Cab Sessions, the granddaddies of weird…

scotland yard gospel choir — … and the horse you rode in on

weesefest 2009 @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir — … And The Horse You Rode In On.  My friend Amy turned me on to these guys a few years back — at least before the Franklin Street Schoolkids closed, because The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir was the last CD…

tim barry @ the local 506

tim barry @ the local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. I’m off tonight to see John Grisham and Kathy Reichs at the North Carolina Literary festival, a ticket I have courtesy of t., but if you’re just sitting your ass at home, you should go over to Suburban Home Records and get yourself a free…