The game plan behind this series is to talk about one of my favorite hobbies – MUSIC!!! I will try to the best of my crazy hectic ability (AMD, UT & family) to provide a weekly sampler plate of the latest music that’s been abuzz in my head.
My flavor of the week is a sibling group from Australia who call themselves, simply, Angus & Julia Stone. I’m not usually into making comparisons but this folksy-eclectic duo remind me of Neil Young, the White Stripes (in their more abstract songwriting forms), Sam Phillips and the Byrds. Check out their music at: http://www.myspace.com/angusandjuliastone.
I’d like to recommend a really cool show that you can download as a podcast called Sound Opinions. The guys are a bit on the snobbish side when it comes to music but I’ve been accused of the same, and I’m okay with it. We’re helping to keep music honest, super-cool and sharply creative. http://www.soundopinions.org/.
Finally, I recommend that you email your U.S. Congress representatives and voice your concern over the pending merger of Live Nation/Ticketmaster. If the merger goes through, this new fully-bloated company will be a monopoly, and it will be a complete assault on what music should be about – music. http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2009/02/19/650169.aspx