Sunday, April 29, 2007


Sir Salvatore

San Francisco's Sir Salvatore sent me a letter announcing their new EP, "These Men Are Not Astronauts." Their web site includes complete mp3's of "Hooray This Projector" and Public Key, and they also have a nifty video for "Hooray This Projector" full of Atomic Age footage, including a view of the nearly-forgotten X-15 aircraft, which is much more watchable than most videos out today.

I doubt if they'd prefer their sound to be called "80's" but the influences are obvious, and the guitar work really reminds one of both Randall Bewley of Pylon and the late Ricky Wilson of the B-52's, and I really don't think it's my Athens location that influences those comparisons. Most importantly, it's always refreshing to hear unpretentious music that must have been fun to create. I really like the drum sound, too, exactly because it wasn't made to sound like it was recorded in a subway tunnel or a castle, but more like someone performing at your house party.

At their MySpace page, you can also hear a demo version of "Townies," which is another word we use very much in Athens, though it's certainly not limited to any particular city. I'm sure I'll see many familiar parallels to life here when I finally visit the San Francisco scene.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Karaoke ends

There will be no more of my Monday karaoke nights at Tasty World. I thank and apologize to those who came in past editions but my decision is final.

Sunday, April 08, 2007



As I post, Univision is broadcasting an episode of "Otro Rollo" which apparently aired live on 20 March. This is Mariajosé performing her single "Quién Eres Tu" from the same broadcast. The single is also downloadable from her MySpace page as well as from the official site.

The male voice featured in the song belongs to Trey Songz.

Monday, April 02, 2007


Teddybears & Iggy Pop

Like many of you, particularly if you've been watching the NCAA basketball championship, I saw a Cadillac commercial using an unfamiliar song with a familiar voice. Learning the song is "Punkrocker" by Teddybears, the next stop was a quick search for the band's MySpace page, where I found that the song features good old Iggy Pop. To make it even better, the embedded video for "Punkrocker" offers the option to copy its HTML code. Now you can watch it without leaving Lestermix.

No, I don't remember seeing this during the Super Bowl. It must have aired while I was at the store.

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