(painting by Jesse Golfis, hanging in my living room)
It has been a particularly reflective week or so in light of Beastie Boy MCA moving on to bigger and better things. Here’s one of my favorite outtakes from an interview with the Beastie Boys which aired on REV 105 and Spin Radio Network:
Studio outtakes -
Here’s the edited version for the REV 105 commercial –
Their quick humor and obvious skill on the mic brings a smile to my face every time I hear it. A refreshing change to hear people enjoying themselves and having such a great time.
Shoegaze monsters Colfax Abbey grew at such a fast pace once they got started, they went from opening in The 7th Street Entry to national tours in what seemed months. In concert, they perfected something I’ve never seen beforehand or since: even as the band was blissfully noisy & washed in droning sheets of sound, they were quiet, and you could carry on a conversation right in front of them. It was inviting & personal, yet very polished and produced sounding. Unique. Their two CDs & 7″ single are nothing short of beautiful. Thanks to Mark Margosian for giving me the go-ahead to present these.
GJG is certainly the best place to buy a ton of records. We have 470,000 of them, and have been selling 'em for 29 years. GJG is also a blog: I like lo-fi analog sound (cassettes and vinyl, please) and lo-rez/highly-pixelated/blurry photographs of (mainly) Minnesota music and its related ephemera.
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