Our top quality #1 pal Jonathan Coulton has made the newspaper of record -- check out this great piece about him in the New York Times Magazine!
Pitchfork is reporting that Light in the Attic Records will be re-issuing the discography of the great funkstress Betty Davis. I couldn't be more excited.
Davis's sound was almost definitional of funk -- with the Sly Stone rhythm section behind her, she pushed the limits of the outrageousness of Parliament-style funk while grounding the whole affair with raw, immediate vocal performances. It's something amazing to hear.
Here's a song from one of the records that's going to be re-released - Nasty Gal.
"Let's Fish," which pairs Brendon Small (Home Movies, Dethklok) with Scott Adsit (30 Rock).
"The Drinky Cow Show," based on the comic strip Maakies by Kasper Hauser pal Tony Millionaire.
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Our forums have really been hopping, and here are a few topics in which you might be interested:
Miss Emma has started a thread about Sweden, giving the suprising number of Swedes in our fan base: "Sweden is a secular country, faith is more a hang it up than keep it up. Although we have a country where you can believe in anything and it will be OK with people."
I just did a nice interview with Mo Ibrahim of the Long Island Press. You can find it here. I reveal, among other things, which podcast is the most fun for me to do.
We talk about the proliferation of celebrity snark, the recent Kimmel/Gawker kerfuffle and much more.
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