Take the Give

Posted by admin on Apr 3rd, 2013

L Bedford Station, Brooklyn 2013

There are times when moments of the present variety will be analyzed at a later time for it’s unique place in history. It can be good, bad, and at times both, considering the perspective of the particular person. I’ve been in the middle of the 1st, some say, failed modern gold rush of the late 90’s with the dot com tech boom/bust in San Francisco. And after that period, falling back on the world I tried to escape from, I was back in the mortgage world for that inevitable horrific destruction. I am now back on the colder coast, and in what I believe to be a wholly positive historical period which will be looked upon in the future as a moment where people will wish that they were here to experience it. An influential time that will have a ripple effect upon the people it will effect. What is it ? It has nothing to do with music, so I’ll share it at another time, and another place. Sorry. Here’s some music that will help you into Spring.

DOOM – Retarded Fren (Feat. Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood) – Until we get another Madvillian album, and with the spotty track record of Doom in recording, or in a live format, for sure, we get this gem from the two creative geniuses from Radiohead with the lazy slurry delivery of the masked man.

Atoms for Peace – Ingenue – Off of the second release from Thom Yorke’s solo venture, and this time with a band in tow, you get this moog-y water droplets in space tune. It’s probably one of the better songs from Thom in terms of melody in years.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Every Body – I used to volunteer at the after school tutoring program at 826 Valencia, and one of my friends pointed out Thao who was also volunteering there, which introduced first me to this special artist. Once she organized this incredible version of Jingle Bells with all of the kids providing percussion by banging on something. This track is off of her latest, and what I think to her greatest album, We The Common.

Bibio – À tout à l’heure – If the Instagram app could be turned into music, or if there was an artist that synced perfectly with the filters, it would be Stephen Wilkinson otherwise known as Bibio. It’s modern with that 70’s retro mustache feel. I guess some might say hipster with slurred speech and four clicks to the left of perfect vision.

Jamie Lidell – Blaming Something – Once again blending soul with credible beats. The entire album sounds like something I would have heard on pop radio in the 80’s, and I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but who else has these chops and the credibility with beats (see Warp Records). The Prince of electronic music……possibly.

Origamibiro – Sedimental Value (Aus Remix) – I need to do a post on some more abstract stuff like this track. It’s been awhile.  Aus is Yasuhiko Fukuzono, and this track is from ReCollected which is a collection of his remixes. Music for your pillows to lay on tonight.


Music Festival curated by FoeWeel

Posted by admin on Jan 20th, 2010

Here’s my ultimate music festival and it would be either on a remote island, or at Golden Gate Park in August. There are old and new, alive and dead, and everything in between, so I can only dream. Oh yeah, there would only be 500 people because that way I am less likely to be standing next to the drunk girl that keeps talking, the guy with his shirt off pointing his index finger randomly in the air, or the couple that just ate some chocolates and laughs at everything slow and dark.

I am truly excited about Coachella on Sunday. I will actually get to experience a Plastikman show, see Sly & The Family Stone and Thom Yorke as well as Talvin Singh in one evening.

FRIDAY – The Replacements, Bjork, New Order, Glenn Gould, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Archers of Loaf, Sugar, The Afghan Whigs, Aphex Twin, At The Drive-In, Wighnomy Brothers, The Blood Brothers, Boris, The Books, Shawn Smith, Nick Drake, The Brand New Heavies, Adam Beyer, Burial, Cat Power, Peter Gabriel, Charles Mingus, Everything But The Girl, False, Fennesz, The Go-Betweens, Grant Lee Buffalo, Matthew Herbert, Iron & Wine, Jah Wobble, LCD Soundsystem, Ornette Coleman, The Outfield, Pan Sonic, Tool, Peaches, Pinback, The The, Thelonious Monk, Tune-Yards, Venetian Snares

SATURDAY – Radiohead, The Beastie Boys, Outkast, Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, Boards of Canada, Lamb, Matias Aguayo, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Liars, The Avalanches, Joseph Arthur, Basehead, Ben Sims, TV On The Radio, Big Audio Dynamite, Bon Iver, Buffalo Tom, Talk Talk, Built to Spill, Chris deLuca & Peabird, Noze, Richard Devine, Neutral Milk Hotel, Speedy J, Ricardo Villalobos, Crowded House, Danger Doom, Madvillian, Battles, Deadbeat, Red House Painters, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Dirty Projectors, dj /rupture, Fever Ray, Fink, Flight of the Conchords, Spiritualized, Kangding Ray, aus, Skyphone, Mikkel Metal, Mochipet, Kode9 & Spaceape, Ride, Stewart Walker, The Stranglers, World Party

SUNDAY – The Stone Roses, Plastikman/Richie Hawtin, Sigur Ros, Akufen, Ani DiFranco, Bill Hicks, Beans, A Tribe Called Quest, The Goats, Seam, Aretha Franklin, Soul Coughing, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Murcof, Joe Jackson, Autechre, Spank Rock, Beirut, American Music Club, Sonic Youth, Caribou, Modeselektor, Catherine Wheel, M.I.A., Fiona Apple, Monolake, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Squeeze, Girl Talk, Jamie Lidell, Jose Gonzalez, Morphine, The Antlers, The XX, Pole, Prefuse 73, Quicksand, The Wonderstuff, Xymox


Here are some of the performers for that Sunday at Coachella:

Sly & The Family Stone – Que Sera Sera – From the incredible 1973 release Fresh, a cover that exceeds the original as well as the soundtrack to the ending of Heathers.

Plastikman – Ethnik (Paco Osuna Remix) – Off of the Plus 8 100 Remixes release. This is the moniker that started the devastation and the following that continues to evolve and can only be experienced in a live setting.

Talvin Singh – Piya Milan (Radio Edit) – A producer and master tabla player who makes some of the most challenging yet accessible music.

Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage – A new track that clearly steals, or was heavily influenced by the Modeselektor buzzy bass line.

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A Pause

Posted by admin on Aug 6th, 2008

Elevator, 2008

Distance and space. from people. in between words. pauses. thoughts. gazes. your stride. your perception of reality. of memories. a smell. a sound. an act. what causes one to remember one moment versus another.
i remember looking out the rear windshield of my dad’s car when i was about 5 yrs old. it was right by where we were living at the time, and i guess it was a perfect frame for my memory of the tall trees with leaves falling from the impending darkness of winter. i remember telling myself that i would remember this picture. i would capture this moment.
transition. letting go. to start again. the leaves falling, the eyes opening………

Here are some beats for your day of humpness. Trentemoller being the common thread with a bit of Pole, Modeselektor and Thom Yorke.

Lulu Rouge – Lulu’s Theme (Feat. Trentemøller)

Trentemøller – Miss You (Pole Remix)

Modeselektor – The White Flash ft. Thom Yorke (Trentemøller Remix)

EarWaxBeGone December 2007 Compilation

Posted by admin on Dec 11th, 2007

Picture provided by Wikimedia

I am not doing a “best of” list this year. I had some songs and some albums put together, but I figure if you go through my posts throughout the year, you can find out what I dig/dug. As most of the tracks are still up for your listening or d-loding pleasure, go dig. I actually did put together a list of best albums which is on a friend’s new site which should be ready sometime next year, so…… Instead of lists, I put together a compilation of songs, some old, some new, some crude…..some just hard-to-find.

People Press Play – Always Wrong
Ben Benjamin – Selective Periphera nov1
Thom Yorke – A Rat’s Nest
Mikkel Metal – Brikan
Saul Williams – Black Stacey (Deadbeat Remix)
Matthew Dear – Deserter
Pinback – Devil You Know
Spoon – Black Like Me – Spoon
Franz Ferdinand – All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem Cover)
Nina Simone – Since I Fell For You
Cold War Kids – Electioneering (Radiohead Cover)
Diplo – Young Folks Pussy


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