Toshiba-EMI finally released the track listing for Omoide In My Head 4 ~(Chin) NG & Rare Tracks~. The official Number Girl site specifies the origin of each track. I’ve translated as much as I could.
I’m working at Waterloo Records again for the holiday season, and a year-end tradition is the Employees’ Top 10 Picks. I haven’t kept a running list this year — apathy, go figure — but with a deadline looming for submission, I figure I may as well take a stab at making one.
100 years, Bono? Dude, have you listened to “Lemon”?
I looked over the list of Sony titles with XCP, and the only title I would have considered getting is The Bad Plus (which I didn’t.) I guess I don’t fit the profile of someone who would put Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper and A Static Lullaby up on a sharing network.
Sony Music Japan was not part of the Sony BMG merger, so I don’t think XCP made its way on any Japanese titles. In fact, Sony Music Japan announced more than a year ago it would no longer put copy protection on its releases. If one hand would only listen to what the other hand was saying …
To call the Brennans of County Donegal, Ireland, a musical family would be inadequate. Patriarch Leo Brennan was a musician himself before opening a tavern, but his children have found phenomenal success with their careers.
Multi-platinum seller Eithne releases her first album in five years, titled Amarantine, on Nov. 23, 2005. Her siblings in Clannad have been together for three decades, scoring the first Top 5 hit in the UK sung in Irish with “Harry’s Game” back in 1982.
Youngest daughter Bridin Brennan watched as Enya and Clannad became international stars, but instead of following in her siblings footsteps, she decided to become a hairdresser.
In the documentary Fearless Freaks, Jack White of the White Stripes attests to the influence of the Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne by saying recent bands are ripping off his singing style.
White didn’t name any names, but Win Butler of The Arcade Fire could certainly be a candidate. Personally, the first name I thought of when I heard Butler sing was David Byrne of Talking Heads.
That immediate recognition at first didn’t warm me up to Funeral, the band’s debut album. But the sheer ferocity of the performance on this album is enough to shut anyone up.
Damn, I hope Musicwhore.org never sounds like this.