Rebel Frequencies

I've been meaning to plug Alexander Billet's blog Rebel Frequencies -- which has, among other things, made me want to go listen to The Selecter.

See in particular the recent item about Rock Against Racism.

Which reminds me....My essay about Joe Strummer from five years ago is now up at the site of the magazine that originally published it. The preferred title would be "Hearing Music From Another Time" (per the song "Spanish Bombs") but so it goes.

May 20, 2008 7:04 PM | | Comments (4)

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Ah, I see that you are still perversely resisting Britney awareness, opting instead for all that meaningful music. Huh!

Actually, the dance hit of the summer will be - you heard it here first! To bi or not to bi by the sauciest bisexual ever to don a french maids-cum-louis xv outfit, Ysa Ferrer!

It is time to leap forward into the music of the Obama era. It will be neo-cabaret - odd Santogold beats and historicism run amuck in the wardrobe department!

Okay, Roger, now I'm scared....

"The harder stuff usually revolved around intricate -- and extremely long -- guitar solos on concept albums..."

Can you say "Yes"?

I actually remember the *precise* moment I first heard The Clash: I'd walked into an all-night grocery (in search of frozen pizza) and the cashier was a guy (Steve Buscemi-esque, with scraggly facial hair) I knew to be into strange music (I was the singer in a strange band called Kindergarten and he was into that band): I said, "What's that on the radio?" (from a 50-watt college station)

"The Clash."

I must admit that I didn't, at first, like it. Later, I did. Painful when Strummer died.

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