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  • Joe Brockmeier 9:47 pm on October 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Belly, music, , Throwing Muses, Tonya Donnelly   

    Song of the Day: "Not Too Soon" (Throwing Muses) 

    Not too soon album coverNot sure if it's the Tanya Donnelly's singing, the drums, or the incredible guitar on this piece that keep me coming back for more, but "Not Too Soon" is not to be missed.

    This was Donnelly's single off The Real Ramona, the last Throwing Muses album before Donnelly parted ways and formed Belly.

    This song has some real buzzsaw guitar going on, right at home with the rest of alt-rock college radio in 1991. But the drums and chorus take me back to the sound of 60s girl groups. Check it at about 1:30 in, there's definitely a throwback there. But the guitar sound is totally modern and just completely delicious.

    The Real Ramona is a fine album from start to finish, but "Not Too Soon" deserves special attention. If you want more like it, check out Donnelly's work with Belly. Not sure any of their songs quite match up with this one, but there's some solid stuff there.

    After tackling the 100 Albums of All Time project, I didn't want to lose the momentum of posting daily. But I'm not quite ready for another major project. Instead I thought I'd just look at posting some amazing songs that I think other folks would enjoy. Suggestions? Post 'em in the comments!

  • Joe Brockmeier 6:14 pm on April 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , music, Rdio, shuffle   

    Shuffle Mode 

    It'd be great if the "shuffle mode" used by media players and services like Rdio would not repeat the same song 30 minutes later. (Also: an album shuffle mode would be great.)

  • Joe Brockmeier 2:03 pm on April 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: amazon, CDs, , music, records, vinyl records   

    Amazon Adds Vinyl to AutoRip 

    Got a PR blast from Amazon today saying that they've added vinyl to the AutoRip program (where you get MP3s automagically via their Amazon MP3 downloads of music you buy on physical media).

    That's pretty damn sweet, I have to say. I hope that record companies are doing this independently so that if I buy a record at, say, Vintage Vinyl, I get the same thing.

    Pretty appealing. I've thought about collecting Vinyl before, but that would leave me needing to find MP3s or something for travel. If I recall correctly, Yep Roc records (Robyn Hitchcock's label these days) has done this with some of his stuff.

    To sum up: Buy a record on Amazon, get a free (and immediate) digital copy you can slap on your MP3 player and a vinyl copy you can spin on the record player occasionally when you want to be all old-timey. (Or just keep it pristine, and hope that it might be something that becomes a collector's item someday.) Smart. As terrible as Amazon has been for local businesses, they do have a habit of offering what users want – when there's competition and they have to make a case for your business.

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