Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Sunburned and Constipated
I listened to the All Songs Considered podcast discussion of The Year's Best Music (So Far) yesterday. I enjoyed the effort even though I don't share the panelists' tastes. NPR Music, the forum's parent, offered a separate list that includes a handful of titles more to my liking. Even so, the sensibilities of these refined list makers is worlds removed from mine. "Sunburned and constipated," I responded when a friend asked how I was feeling yesterday. I blasted a rock station's broadcast of Korn's "Freak On a Leash" and Staind's "For You" during my commute from work last night. No, I don't have a CD player in my car. I don't even have A/C. My affection for disaffected music is undoubtedly related to that issue.
This week's new releases, in order of personal preference: Pat Metheny, Terakaft, Bad Meets Evil (Eminem and Royce Da 5'9"), Aaron Goldberg/Guillermo Klein, Ledisi, , Erik Friedlander, Neil Young, Freddie Hubbard, Junior Boys, Madeleine Peyroux and Black Country Communion.
Marilyn Maye has been hospitalized.
I reviewed Deborah Brown's recent concert at Plastic Sax.
Music industry veteran Steve Popovich died June 8.
Seth Putnam of Anal C*nt has died.
Credentials HIp Hop, a Kansas City hip hop blog, is back on the scene.
Kansas City Click: March Fourth Marching Band performs at Crossroads KC on Tuesday.
Brandi Carlile is Wednesday's opener at Starlight.
Jason Ricci plays Knuckleheads on Thursday.
(Original image by There Stands the Glass.)