Musick Archive

Totalitarian Pop

I pilfered these from Graham Harman‘s blog. Graham is right, this is one of the best songs to emerge from an evil dictatorship. I love both versions, but this second one opens up a Soviet sized nostalgia zone in my head… even though I’ve never heard this song before. All the notes this songs

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Seated Heat

Saturday night I saw Seated Heat and Food Pyramid at the Hexagon Bar. They opened for Gay Beast… if I remember correctly, I didn’t stick around. I did manage a few sketches though: Sho tearing up the keyboards for Seated Heat left: Seated Heat. right: Food Pyramid

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Bill Patten at Dusty’s

Every other Saturday, at a small bar named Dusty’s, in Northeast Minneapolis, Bill Patten and his posse perform a variety of songs. His musical tastes are eclectic, but impeccable. Watch especially for the Dick Dale meets Ennio Moricone mashup which frequently ends the night. No matter what mood I’m in when I get there,

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Ursula Bogner

Every now and then I like to imagine a counterfactual pop-music history. In the 50s & 60s, instead of plonking on guitars, aspiring pop musicians stocked up on wires, transistors & vacuum tubes. The basements and garages of their parents suburban homes became audio research laboratories exploring the musical potential of electricity, electro-magnetism and

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