RE: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] My Blog: Aural Ephem era #14.
- Awesome Jen! (currently watching the Axl Rose interview ;) ) - Not to take away from the mailing list, but is there a facebook page of some sorts?Regardless, thanks for the missive.Oliver.-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] My Blog: Aural Ephemera #14.
From: "sidewaysgaze" <jdloc4@...>
Date: Sat, November 10, 2012 9:25 am
Aural Ephemera #18
I¡¦ve got a plethora of aural pleasures to enthusiastically effuse about this time around, but not much time to do so, so without further ado:
1. Lana Del Rey releases Born To Die ¡V The Paradise Edition this Monday or Tuesday and in its simplest form it¡¦s a 2-CD set; one being the original Born To Die Album; the other titled Paradise and containing 8 new songs of the similar ilk (¡§Ride¡¨, ¡§American¡¨, ¡§Cola¡¨, ¡§Body Electric¡¨, an unnecessary cover of ¡§Blue Velvet¡¨ if you¡¦ve heard Bobby Vinton¡¦s take, Gods And Monsters¡¨, ¡§Yayo¡¨, and ¡§Bel Air¡¨). Check out audio for lead single ¡§Ride¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvb8wdBglpw and official video for ¡§Bel Air¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq3yT8CkPzY
The extended video for ¡§Ride¡¨, audio of which is not on the album, is here:
2. If you peruse Adequacy.net you¡¦ll find it¡¦s no secret that I¡¦m bonkers for the recent self-titled album by duo TKTTSM. It¡¦s a romping psych-rock/candy pop thrill ride. You can hear the whole kit ¡¥n¡¦ caboodle at Johanna and Owen¡¦s BandCamp site: http://tkttsm.bandcamp.com/ If you¡¦re a fan of Scarling, Spinnerette, non-Ruby Throat KatieJane Garside, riot grrrl bands with innocent babydoll to shouty female vocals, and full, layered, but precise production, this is your pep pill.
3. I¡¦m head over heels, and have been for several months now, over Mike Furey and his band/project Dangerous Muse. Catchy, sexy, dancefloor-ready synth-pop is Mike¡¦s calling card, and there are 4 songs you have to hear if you¡¦re into smoldering vocals and arch attitude coupled with rhythmically tight electro-beats. Actually, make that 5 songs ¡V and pump up the volume on ¡¥em:
Official Video for sultry ¡§I Want It All¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN6sc-zpFL0
The rockin¡¦ ¡§Take Control (Disco Pusher Mix)¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1THRyHxFTA
The dreamy ¡§Fame Kills¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcjMDleAF1k
Audio for cocky cover ¡§Girls Like You¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7wlFf8v3QY
Video snip from film House Of Boys, which features cameo of Mike onstage strutting through some of ¡§Girls Like You¡¨ (starting at 1min 31sec): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNz3aEGs1tY
Official Video for melancholically moody ¡§Mr. StrangeLove¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCp_94vbPEc
4. I¡¦m really into Garbage¡¦s latest album, Not Your Kind of People, but there¡¦s one song that didn¡¦t make the cut on the original album, but is featured on the Deluxe Edition. That would be the tautly breakneck blaster ¡§The One¡¨, with its sly reference to Shirley Manson¡¦s gig as a Terminator in the unjustly terminated TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Audio for ¡§The One¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VbGJwktMqw
Plus some clips of Shirley from The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
The moment viewers find out she¡¦s a Terminator of the liquid metal kind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5bQg8GT_XA
On a slash ¡¥n¡¦ stab spree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8K7va4AGYY
The kiss of death: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_oECpATybo
Showing her, uh, more human side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYzbj0pkEJ0
5. Mesmerizingly moody song and video of ¡§I Know Where My Journey Will End¡¨ from noir darling Rykarda Parasol: http://vimeo.com/40046558
6. I haven¡¦t totally stuck my hand into the bucket of Slug Guts, but I¡¦ve heard a couple of numbers from this Australian band and I¡¦m enjoying the Nick Cave-like howlin¡¦ vocals, hard guitar charge, and pressing drum rumble. Too bad they don¡¦t want to do an interview with me¡K ¼ The band¡¦s 3rd or 4th album, Playin¡¦ in Time with the Deadbeat is out now on Sacred Bones Records. Here¡¦s the Official Video for ¡§Scum¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZqL67UGYR8
Audio for ¡§Hangin¡¦ in the Pisser¡¨, the 1st song that caught my attention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RCawS6jD18
7. I¡¦m so totally getting into The Faint right now, even though the eletro-dance-rock band¡¦s albums have been out for years! I¡¦ve been listening to Danse Macabre and the Remixes album and my fave track is, and has always been, ¡§Your Retro Career Melted¡¨; fan video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f16CC883T4
The Deluxe Edition of Danse Macabre was released at the end of October (remastered album with bonus and unreleased material, etc¡K) and the band is current on tour and playing the whole album at each show. Official site: http://www.thefaint.com/
8. Martin Kennedy is back with a new All India Radio album, Red Shadow Landing, and it¡¦s a beauty. You¡¦ll be able to read about my thoughts on it soon at Adequacy.net. In the meantime, check out these official vids/songs:
¡§The Original¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usRTCTFz8Sk&feature=plcp
¡§The North Sky¡¨: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytAMiZ6alr8&feature=plcp
9. Axl Rose came out of seclusion to do an interview with Jimmy Kimmel a couple weeks back and dispels rumors that he¡¦s a curmudgeon. Here are the official links to Parts 1 and 2 of the interview on YouTube:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7gjUa1y99g
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8qeBmFcKg
10. As of a couple of weeks ago, Morrissey postponed the rest of his U.S. to be with his mom who is sick. Of course there¡¦s no update¡K News outlets tend to post breaking, sensational or, well, hopefully informative news and then never follow up on it¡K
Just For A Laugh, because I¡¦m feeling warm and fuzzy on a Saturday (TGIWeekend!):
Vid clips from the irreverent Brit flick-action comedy homage Hot Fuzz, helmed by Edgar Wright and brought to life (on the page and on screen) by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It¡¦s part 2 of a pop culture funfest that started with the now-classic zomromcom Shaun of the Dead and ends in 2013 with the highly anticipated The World¡¦s End.
The clips are funnier if you see them within the context of the movie, and unfortunately, the brief, but oddly hilarious scene with a cameo by Cate Blanchett is not on YouTube, so you must make do with the following (plot spoilers ahead!!):
To whet your whistle, the trailer that should have been shown (fanmade):
Car Chase and Point Break: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-lcqIuVaR8
The Swan¡¦s Escaped: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koU01Ah_MrY
Sea Mine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cun-LZvOTdw&feature=fvwrel
When¡¦s Your Birthday?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMaiKjsAhIM
Brain Freeze: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjeiYzkUBQw
It¡¦s Just Bolognese!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGxH8pGzrjY
- Hi Oliver! :D Great to hear back from you and it's nice to get some feedback and know someone is reading what I'm posting. LOL
I'm not sure what you mean by a FaceBook page though. I do have one for myself and it is music-oriented, but I'm barely there.
Unless you meant a FaceBook page for Axl Rose, or Jimmy Kimmel...? I just found the official (I think?) Guns N' Roses profile at FaceBook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Axl-Rose/36069623798#!/gunsnroses?fref=ts
Apologies for the formatting issues with my Aural Ephemera post this time around. I composed it in Word, then cut 'n' pasted into Yahoo Groups, and somehow the quotes and apostrophes got all messed up in the conversion...
Lastly, Oliver, dude! Why are you not promoting your band DulceSky and your solo work here?
Link to official DulceSky site: http://dulcesky.com/
and FaceBook profile: http://www.facebook.com/dulcesky
Do you have a site online dedicated to your solo work? Feel free to post here and let us know, if so! :)