Wednesday, March 18

News: SSM's Recommended Spring Releases

There are a slew of new albums from reliable bands set to be released this Spring. Here are SSM's recommended picks:

Pete Doherty - Grace/Wastelands - March 24
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz - March 31
Peter Bjorn & John - Living Thing - March 31
Doves - Kingdom of Rust - April 7
Tortoise - TBA - April 21
Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years - April 21
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - May 26
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - May 26
Sonic Youth - The Eternal - June 9
Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship - June 23

Tuesday, March 10

Craigslist: Antique Toolbox With Organ Built-In

Someone in Hollywood owns a Le Guide Chant Kasriel organ and is willing to part with it for $450.00. It is supposed to sound like the organ played during the introduction to "Strawberry Fields Forever". The seller recommends:

"Have fun- you can tell your family that you're going to do home repairs, in the garageand when they look out the window, they'll see you in your toolbox, working away!"*

Other Kasriel organs are out there.

*All errors in quotation are sic.

Saturday, March 7

News: HD Music Channel Palladia Less Hit-Or-Miss

High definition music channel Palladia (formerly MHD) has beefed up its schedule recently. Although there still is a lot of crap--hilarious Nickelback videos, for example--recent schedules have included live performances from The Verve and The Cure, a Memphis club show with Elvis Costello and the Impostors, The Who/David Bowie at The Isle of Wight Festival, and regular showings of the 1967 Bob Dylan U.K. tour documentary Don't Look Back. Tonight, Palladia will feature the Kanye West edition of VH1's Storytellers. Check local listings.