Our Psychic reporters are telling us that Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Death Grips lead Grammy noms. No surprises there.
Jack White’s Third Man Records Reissues Cranky Old Guy’s First Single On Playable Vinyl Hat
Traditional Appalachian jug music has been overlooked in the recent indie pillaging of ‘folk music’ but leave it to Jack White to show off he knows more about segregation-era music than anybody else reappropriating old timey fashions.
Jug player Johnny Jax’s first single “Bloody Old Hat Rag” is being given an apropos rerelease by the Nashville label. Jax, 89, was quoted as saying “Good thing that Mr. White is getting young people excited about old music. But I don’t quite understand the song on the hat.”
Mr. White could not be reached for comment as he was whittling the wooden boxes the hats themselves will be released in. Included with the hat will be an oral history and 14 exhaustive essays on Appalachian music from Spring of 1937-Winter of 1937. “I just hope that some [word redacted] will be able to afford this record.” said Mr. Jax, using parlance of his day. “$300 is more than most of them make in a year, poor old boys.” The hat runs a pricey $321.99 and is limited to an edition of 37.
Jay Z Goes Vegan, Ranks Phish’s Studio Albums
His thoughts on TMWSIY will surely leave you “frozen in awe!”
COUNTING DOWN THE YEAR’S BEST “BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR LIST” LIST
5. Rolling Stone- Their lists were sometimes too cute for their own good. But with this years, they went deeper, adding scope and ambition to all the sophistication. In 2013, no other best album list mixed emotional weight with studio-rat craft and sheer stuck-in-your-head hummability. It’s one of rock’s great lists about staring down adulthood and trying not to blink.
4. Spin- Behind us, there’s 11 months of blustery, severe lists, but Spin’s is the loudest, boldest, riskiest, best-selling, most controversial, and most divisive example.
3. Paste- This list pursues both sin and absolution and offers apology for neither. It adapts contemporary tools and technology to blend troubadour folk, Nashville country and Southern rock into a sound that’s fully its own. Paste recapitulates the moment of love’s collapse and catapults out into the companionable lonesome that waits.
2. Mojo- What did they get right? What did they miss? Check out all their choices (including each choice’s standout phrase) then let us know your favourite 2013 lists. To read their full, star-studded Listy 5000 be sure to pick up the new issue of MOJO – on sale now.
1. Stereogum- This list is a sucker punch, a grand act of making them unlike you as soon as they like you. Here, we have one of the world’s biggest and most important music blogs making a list full of digital screeches and groans, sex-fiend animosity, deconstructed club music, frustrated noise. All of it feels like a conscious rejection of anything anyone ever liked about them.
Bob Dylan is Being Sued For Racism
Kathleen Hanna is being sued for sexism, Elton John for homophobia, and Jim Morrison for 42 years of tax evasion.
Unconfirmed that Frank Black has reached out to Kim Thayil, Kim Jong Un, and Kim Kardashian today.