One of my favorite labels out today just launched a podcast series today. For this episode, they're talking about some upcoming Record Store Day releases, including their limited release of the Shogun Assassin soundtrack, and the long long Willie Nelson / Daniel Lanois collaboration album Teatro. Let's hope Light In the Attic continues this series for a long time.
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"My Other Life Is A Failure" is a new mixtape I put together for the wonderful website workinnights.com. It features some of my all time and recent favorite songs. You should go have a listen.
Cover art background image by yours truly.
This video gives me goosebumps. Seeing such an awesome, gentle man like Rodriguez finally getting the recognition he deserves is really really great. I had the pleasure of meeting this man a few years ago when he came to visit my place of employment after playing a show at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. After already having been familiar with his Cold Fact LP for a few years, I was extremely nervous to meet him. He was already a celebrity to me. I remember shaking his hand and telling him how much I loved his music, and he continued to shake my hand for a very long time, while very humbly saying "Aww, thanks a lot, man." It was a very memorable moment for me. You REALLY need to head out and check out the new documentary about him, Searching For Sugar Man. After you watch it, come back and watch this video again. You'll look at it in a completely different way. I promise.
jim sullivan - "highways" (download) [audio http://www.divshare.com/direct/13291737-b1b.mp3]
From Jim Sullivan's "lost psych masterpiece" UFO, which was recently reissued by the always-impressive Light In the Attic label (home to Rodriguez, The Monks, Kris Kristofferson and Cat Stevens reissues). The fascinating thing is that Jim Sullivan mysteriously disappeared outside Santa Rose, New Mexico in 1975 after recording this album. His VW Bug was found, and his hotel room was left untouched. A lot of people think he may have had mafia ties, or was maybe abducted by aliens. Either way, this album is truly a "lost classic" filled with psychedelic pop gems that have really held up over the years. Start to finish, this is an amazing record that should not be overlooked. buy