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Chops A Must: Hot Violin and Cello Chicks

Advertising looks and chops a must. No big hair!Chops A Must is a new Glorious Noise series where we’ll scour Craigslist for the best “Musicians Wanted” ads. No big hair! If you’ve seen a good one, email it to us at chopsamust AT gloriousnoise.com.

Why not to post on craigslist on 4/20:

wanted hot violin & cello chicks

Looking fir a hot cello and violin chicks to back up guiiitarr/singer. dudes ok if good an can’t find fems, or just better and can huff round cello. Looking to record some, book gigs, busk. I have about 50 simple songs.

Jerry Overmyer, former bassist for the “legendary” Chicago power pop band The Krinkles, moved to Fort Collins, CO. After a brief “retirement” from music, Jerry is once again searching for musicians. His craigslist “Musicians” search finds some interesting posts.

Adam Yauch: Meditate to Smash Cancer Cells

Yauch, 2007Not sure how much should be read into the latest email from Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who is recovering from cancer… But anyway, here it is:

hello,

wanted to send this out to you guys in case you were into it, or wanted to give it to anyone who you think might be.

a few friends and i are meditating at the same time twice a day. 9:30am and 6:30pm eastern standard time, for about an hour and half.

we are picturing smashing apart all of the cancer cells in the world.

we are visualizing taking the energy away from the cancer, and then sending it back at the cancer as lightening bolts that will break apart the DNA and RNA of the cells. if you have the time, please join us in whipping up this lightening storm. mind over matter……

if you prefer to sit then sit, but if you are not used to meditating, or sitting quietly doesn’t sound like fun, put on some music and dance while you do the visualization, and if you want to do it at some other time, or picture curing some other illness that’s fine too. yoko will be joining the meditation by visualizing all of us dancing with joy to celebrate the world without cancer. all variations are welcome. this is really just being done with a wish for all beings to be cured of all illnesses and to find true lasting happiness.

i’ll also be saying prayers for the earthquake victims in tibet, so join in on that if you can too.

please feel free to pass this onto anyone who you think may find it interesting.

with all my love,

adam yauch

Can’t hurt, right? In the meantime, let’s also encourage all young girls to get vaccinated, which can prevent most types of cervical cancer.

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Cool Band: Pancho-san

Pancho-san Last week I joined some friends in a great big Portland welcome for former Beulah frontman Miles Kurosky who recently settled in our fair city. It was everything you loved about Beulah…without Beulah…sorta.

Kurosky did have a great backing band featuring two other members of Beulah, Patrick Abernethy (also of Rogue Wave) and Eli Crews. Those two were joined by drummer Pat Spurgeon and opened the show with their own deal: Pancho-san.

Still following along? Good.

There’s a jaunty, jangly spirit to Pancho-san. A dash of the Beatles, a pinch of the Libertines, a smidge of Arcade Fire, all adding up to their own sound. I only mention these other bands as a frame of reference for the elements within the Pancho-san stew. They don’t really sound like any of those bands, but they do have these bits and pieces that reference their work. They could be in a Canadian collective with those bands.

But then, true to the name, there’s a bit of a Spanish flair thrown in, which is both welcome and surprising. They don’t play Spanish songs but instead sprinkle some of the spice and flavor. If this band were a Tapas dish I would order two: one to share and one to keep to myself.

No MP3s available but their album Oh Mellow Melody is streaming on MySpace. I especially dig “Kick the Fences Down” with it’s spooky, groovy George Harrison outtro. Extra texture, indeed!

Pancho-san: iTunes

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Miles Kurosky: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Rogue Wave: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Rolling Stone Redesigns, Erects Pay Wall

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Rolling Stone is taking a cue from Rupert Murdoch by relaunching their online experience with—wait for it—a pay wall. Yes, misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows and the media industry is certainly in misery.

The Associated Press reports that today’s Rollingstone.com relaunch will not only be a look and feel redesign but also a new approach to their online content and business model.

Homepage content, including top news stories, recent photo essays, and some features from the latest issues, will remain “free” and supported by ad revenue. Access to the full issues will be behind a pay wall, with one-month passes going for $3.95 and annual subscriptions at $29.99. But there’s a twist…there’s always a twist.

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Documentary: Re-Vinylized

We’ve done a number of original video features here at GLONO, mostly with Chicago filmmaker John Boston and his Whiskey Bender Productions. As it happens, John has been working on a documentary about the record store, it’s challenges, and it’s unlikely savior: vinyl.

Check out this trailer from the film, still in progress, and if you happen to be in Chicago this weekend you might find yourself in the final cut as John is filming some last minute clips from Record Store Day 2010 to use in the film.

Video: Re-Vinylized Trailer

“Re-Vinylized” trailer from John Boston on Vimeo.

Documentary: Madchester – The Sound of the North

To understand why Jake and I went to Manchester, take a peek at this documentary from Granada Television that focuses on the Madchester sound.

Madchester – The Sound of the North (part 1 of 8)

Madchester – The Sound of the North (part 2 of 8)

Madchester – The Sound of the North (part 3 of 8)

Parts 4 through 8 after the jump…

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Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings Debut at #15

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings mark the Billboard Top 20 debut of their new album I Learned the Hard Way with a bad ass video for the title track.

Video: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “I Learned the Hard Way”

First week sales for the album totaled 22,689, putting I Learned the Hard Way at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 this week. This marks the band’s highest chart position yet, despite (or maybe because of) a low sales week.

A blurb about the album’s production and the band’s attention to vintage detail after the jump…

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Roger Waters’ Ego Doesn’t Age: Rebuilding the Wall

The WallThe news came out today that Roger Waters will be taking Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” on the road this fall. I distinctly remember kids in school saying you had to be stoned to “get it.” Maybe you do, if you’re the type of braindead dipshit who thinks Jim Morrison is a major American poet. I mean, I was a half-bright fifteen-year-old virgin when I first saw it, and even I caught the obvious central metaphor. It’s the shallowest, least subtle concept album of the original rock opera era. It’s frankly just kinda dumb.

But don’t tell that to Roger Waters. Dude has milked his dead dad and overprotective mom for the last 30 years. Boo hoo, your teachers were mean! Fucking crybaby.

So now he apparently feels he needs to justify hauling out his guaranteed cash cow: “This new production of The Wall is an attempt to draw some comparisons, to illuminate our current predicament, and is dedicated to all the innocent lost in the intervening years.” Dude, it’s okay to do it for the money.

Read Waters’ entire pathetic justification below…

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Alex Chilton had no health insurance

Alex ChiltonThis is a really great article from the Times-Picayune: Alex Chilton’s life in New Orleans was a mystery, and that’s how the Big Star singer wanted it. Totally worth reading because it really makes the case that at the time of his death Chilton was truly living the life he wanted to live.

However, this paragraph near the end really bummed me out.

At least twice in the week before his fatal heart attack, Chilton experienced shortness of breath and chills while cutting grass. But he did not seek medical attention, [his wife Laura] Kersting said, in part because he had no health insurance.

In a blog post in response to errors in Bob Lefsetz’s Chilton obituary, Bruce Eaton, author of 33 1/3’s Radio City, wrote:

He had no qualms about going to a doctor. Again, I know more than you ever will know on this subject but don’t feel like sharing details that I consider private. But to imply that he was a poor, rundown man without the mental or financial wherewithal to go to a doctor is scurrilous.

So who knows? If he had health insurance, maybe he would’ve visited the doctor sooner. Maybe not. Chilton did things his way. If you haven’t read his wife Laura’s statement from the South by Southwest tribute, you should really read it. It gives a fascinating perspective of just what an interesting, complex guy Chilton was.

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