Monthly Archive: April, 2009

IPOD NO MORE

It had to happen. It was inevitable.  Destiny, whatever, it’s gone.  Uncle E’s iPod is no more. The story of it’s demise is short but horrifying, so for those of you with weak… Continue reading

Why The Radio & Music Industry Sucks

Kraftwerk And The Birth Of The Modern

Great insightful interview with original member of the krautrock/electronica pioneers Kraftwerk HERE

What came first, the music or the misery?

I finally packed up my cd’s, boxed ’em, put ’em away and, geez, that was much tougher than I thought it was going to be. Felt like I put the family cat to sleep.… Continue reading

Nick Lowe’s Best Stuff, As Compiled By Uncle E

The new Nick Lowe comp, entitled “Quiet Please…” is a good primer, full of excellent tunes spanning Nick’s career from The Brinsley’s to At My Age. Inspired, I sifted through the man’s back… Continue reading

20 Greatest Songs Of The 60’s

The following list is from  those oh-so-edgy and controversial music “critiques” over at Pitchfork Media. But you know, it’s actually a pretty decent list, although putting Desmond Dekker and The Aces “Isrealites” at… Continue reading

Buh-Bye Phil

Eccentric music producer Phil Spector was convicted  Monday of murdering a Hollywood actress in 2003, and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. See ya in the next life, pal…

Australia Vs England

This is one of the most gut-bustingly funny things I’ve read in a very long time. Two of the writers over at The Quietus, including the original Mr Agreeable David Stubbs, are debating which country… Continue reading

What’s In A Cover?

Been thinking about record covers today and the roll they (used?) to play in the overall enjoyment of an album. I used to pour over the details as the slab of plastic played… Continue reading

Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/Light Years

If you are what you eat then I must be a Super Furry Animal, ’cause this new album is all I’ve been consuming all week. It’s “fookin’ massive”. Unlike Hey Venus, the Furries… Continue reading