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Fun with Forkcast, Round 15

Pitchfork: ForkcastHere’s some good stuff that Pitchfork has given up recently on their Forkcast:

Erykah Badu and the Roots: “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Michael Jackson cover)

Fleet Foxes: “Blue Spotted Tail” (Live on BBC 6 Music)

Spiral Stairs: “Maltese Terrier” from The Real Feel, out October 20 on Matador

Circulatory System: “Overjoyed” from Signal Morning, out September 8 on Cloud Recordings

Sally Shapiro: “Miracle (Bogdan Irk√ľk Remix)” original version on My Guilty Pleasure

More after the jump…

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Lollapalooza 2007: Hit it and quit it

Lollapalooza 2007You can’t see everything, and with 130 bands over three days, you wouldn’t want to. I wasn’t very excited about this year’s lineup. In fact, there were less than 25 bands that I was even vaguely interested in, and that’s being liberal with my definition of “interested.” So there was no way that I could spend every waking hour for an entire weekend there. Not this year. Not for three whole days.

I devised a plan which I called “Hit it and quit it.” Get in, see some bands, and get out before I got bored or sunburned or too wasted. I ended up getting sunburned anyway. But I saw some great sets and had a few pleasant surprises, which is all you can really ask for.

Not really, of course. There’s a lot more you can ask for… like good sound and short beer lines, both of which were handled very professionally this year.

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