New music, Dylan, Young, etc.

21 Aug

The music gods smiled on me a few weeks ago when I won 30 free downloads from emusic.com. I had stopped at Backyard Burgers and they have me a little scratch off thing to win, well, I don’t remember what else I could’ve won, I was just hoping for the music. And that’s what I got. So I spent like three hours last night very carefully picking out my 30 songs.

I got a little White Stripes I’d somehow lost over the years, as well as some Peter Bjorn and John, Spoon, Sleater-Kinney, Elizabeth Cook, Vampire Weekend…stuff like that.
Then on iTunes I picked up Folk Uke’s debut, which I am in LOVE with. I loved their take on “Wildwood Flower,” which was on the Folk Songbook I reviewed a few weeks ago.
Folk Uke and their record are both excellent. Be sure to hear “In Case We Die,” “Knock Me Up,” “Tonight You Belong to Me” and, of course, the fabulous last song that I know I’d get fired for putting on here, even if it was bleeped out. 🙂

On top of that, I got “Guilt by Association” in the mail today, which we’ll review in next week’s Scene. Basically, a lot of artists cover their favorite guilty pleasure songs, like “Say My Name,” “Chop Suey” and “Viva Forever.”
AND, I’ve got to find a copy of “Kala” by M.I.A. somewhere in Tupelo today. I’m drowning in music…drowning. 🙂

Alright, y’all want a little news, right? OK, OK – I’m getting there.

  • Bob Dylan AND Elvis Costello in one tour? Yep, but not really anywhere near here (just break my heart, why don’t you, boys?). Still, check out the dates.
  • New Neil Young music!
  • Click here to see the trailer for “Control,” the biopic of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis.
  • Well, is she or isn’t she? Maybe J.K. Rowling isn’t writing that new book after all.

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