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Some old pimp shh…

Here’s another of my favourite bands – Funkadelic, playing I Got a Thing (1970). The perfect acoustic accompaniment to pink Cadillacs and full-length fur coats, this could well be the funkiest film footage ever recorded. (And that is a blue Ku Klux Klan outfit he’s wearing.)

One of my favourite bands, Radiohead, releases a new album called In Rainbows on October 15th. The album is not being distributed by a record label, but instead will be available exclusively as a digital download from the band’s website. There’s nothing particularly innovative about how the album is being released. What is innovative is…

An old favourite

I heard this being played by someone who was selling records and CDs in the street, next to a bar we went into last night. It’s an old favourite of mine, from way back when hip hop was still good. There’s no video, so enjoy looking at the album cover while you listen. It’s by…

Music & the mind

This week’s New Yorker contains an article by Oliver Sacks about a condition called musicophilia, in which one feels sudden urges to listen to, or play, music follwing brain injury: In 1994, when Tony Cicoria was forty-two, and a well-regarded orthopedic surgeon, he was struck by lightning. He had an out-of-body experience. “I saw my…