Excerpt from a Playboy interview with Bob Dylan

October 09, 2007

PLAYBOY: Mistake or not, what made you decide to go the rock-'n'-roll route?

DYLAN: Carelessness. I lost my one true love. I started drinking. The first thing I know, I'm in a card game. Then I'm in a crap game. I wake up in a pool hall. Then this big Mexican lady drags me off the table, takes me to Philadelphia. She leaves me alone in her house, and it burns down. I wind up in Phoenix. I get a job as a Chinaman. I start working in a dime store, and move in with a 13-year-old girl. Then this big Mexican lady from Philadelphia comes in and burns the house down. I go down to Dallas. I get a job as a "before" in a Charles Atlas "before and after" ad. I move in with a delivery boy who can cook fantastic chili and hot dogs. Then this 13-year-old girl from Phoenix comes and burns the house down. The delivery boy - he ain't so mild: He gives her the knife, and the next thing I know I'm in Omaha. It's so cold there, by this time I'm robbing my own bicycles and frying my own fish. I stumble onto some luck and get a job as a carburetor out at the hot-rod races every Thursday night. I move in with a high school teacher who also does a little plumbing on the side, who ain't much to look at, but who's built a special kind of refrigerator that can turn newspaper into lettuce. Everything's going good until that delivery boy shows up and tries to knife me. Needless to say, he burned the house down, and I hit the road. The first guy that picked me up asked me if I wanted to be a star. What could I say?

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Naturally Seven human beatbox on a Parisian Metro

March 16, 2007

Naturally Seven, a human beatbox group, does an amazing impromptu performance of "Feel it (in the air tonight)" on the Parisian metro.

Very, very well performed and seems like the fellow passengers enjoyed it.

BRAVO!

[via Boing Boing]



Tatabojs Nanoalbum

March 06, 2005

The good news is that you have just stumbled upon a futuristic and gripping concept album 'Nanoalbum' by the group 'Tatabojs'. The bad news is that it is in Czech and you may have a hard time following the fascinating story line.

The story is set in the future and narrated by the robodog HAL9000. He will introduce the listeners to the concepts of nanotechnology, nanogamy and nanopilots. HAL9000 will also talk passionately about his owner iTom who has embraced technology and iTom's sweetheart Elisabeth who is iTom's complete opposite: a technophobic. A schizophrenic professor Dot, his assistant 90-60-90 and the C.V.A.N. (centrum for research and application of nanogamy) complete the cast.

Tatabojs sound is a mix of melodic rock a la U2, a splash of The Cure and a dash of Radiohead. Songs like 'Virtual Duet' and 'To Elisabeth' have become instant hits on radio due to their pop like, upbeat sound. I prefer some of the harder, darker songs like 'The healer' (Lécitel) and 'Ill' (Nemocná).

Nanoalbum is however not about single songs. Instead it is about the change in pace and mood between it's songs and the complete story it tells. A story that can only be described as an utopian novel and from which I get goose bumps while listening to it over and over.

My cousin Rudolf made me aware of this album and it has sparked an interest in me for more local music; be it Czech, Swedish or London underground. A music genre I have neglected just because it's not playing on MTV.



New star in town

September 13, 2004

This girl will make it to your radio stations in the future. She just has to be discovered first.

So here is one of her demo songs, feel free to pass it on. Especially to music agents :-)

I'm with you - (demo song) (right-click, Save As...)

[This is a cover of a song with the same name by Avril Lavigne. I you like the song, feel free to purchase the album Let Go by Avril Lavigne.]
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