Tuesday, April 16, 2013

pete drake and his talking steel guitar

I thought that this was a modern video, it is so perfectly stylised and these people just can't exist. Everyone is straight out of Twin Peaks and at any time something dark and twisted is going to happen. I wont lie, they creep me out a bit. I love the sound of the talk box, at first I thought it was a vocoder because they sound so similar. I have never heard of either being used with a steel lap guitar though, so that's cool.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


I bought three new lovely records from The Record Crate in Glebe tonight, after a considerable hiatus from collecting I have returned with a vengeance, buying five more for my collection in the past week alone. I am usually very restrained, and I don't let myself enter these shops anymore because invariably I will find a record to lust over and I am an impulsive buyer. The Record Crate is my enabler, they are fairly new and possibly the finest second hand store in Sydney. I have not seen such a well curated selection in a long time, and such fantastic quality - they are certainly not 'padding out' the occasional good record with shit. I was even condescendingly asked at the register if I "actually owned a record player", it wouldn't be a visit to a record store without being asked if I'm "buying these for my father" or if I actually own the machine on which to play these records I'm paying $60 for. Either way my resulting facial expressions made him back-pedal as fast as he could manage. 

 Crowded House - Self- titled debut

 Leonard Cohen - The songs of Leonard Cohen
 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country

In all their beautiful unscratched, undamaged glory. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

take this waltz/leonard cohen

"...I want you, I want you, I want you

On a chair with a dead magazine
In the cave at the tip of the lilly,
In some hallway where love's never been
On a bed where the moon has been sweating,
In a cry filled with footsteps and sand

Take this waltz, take this waltz
Take its broken waist in your hand

This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
Dragging its tail in the sea..." 


so this is why I'm spending the rest of my week memorising scales and key signatures. eugh, worth it.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gil Scott-Heron

tom waits

cause he's the ice cream man

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

nick cave

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