ratatat

  • Thu
    Nov 06
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Nov 09
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the walrii live

the singer/songwriter al stewart said of his song "terminal eyes," that it wouldn't have existed if not for the musical concepts in the beatles' "i am the walrus." he specifically mentioned the rhythmical vocal lines, drums, rhythmic string section, psychedelic imagery of the lyrics, and multi-instrumental musical complexities...

i agree, but he's not the only one.

beatles walrusfirst of all, for being a weird, psychedelic anthem, the song has been covered by artists ranging from bono, jim carrey, spooky tooth, and (just released last week) al di meola.

and perhaps more significantly, the song has influenced several generations of artists, from the flaming lips, tame impala, the secret machines, ratatat, and even luddite alexander (from edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros).

  • Thu
    Dec 30
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 02
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

2010 Part B

I'm continuing to review this year's music. A lot was excellent and overall it was diverse. You're in for some surprises.

Here's one: santana and india.ariean interesting collaboration between Carlos Santana, Yo Yo Ma, and india.arie (pictured). Pretty interesting eh? Well, wait til you hear their dark and beautiful version of "While my guitar gently weeps."

My nominations for albums of the year: ES Posthumus's "Makara" and Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs."

Also, some downtempo magic from Emancipator's debut CD "Safe in the steep cliffs" and Billions and Billions' "It was beautiful."

The complete playlist is here: http://kruufm.com/node/9305