Another day at the office
Spyboy, by Radio Nowhere. Another flood descends on New Orleans, but a Mardi Gras spyboy arrives to save the day
In a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, “The Spy Boy is first in the front: he is the baddest of all the Indians…he is ahead looking for trouble. Only a chosen few can be Spy Boy.” (in the words of a famous parade leader)
This song is a little about Hurricane Katrina, and the Great Flood of 1927, and it imagines the Spyboy as someone who arrives to help shield the city from the worst of the rising waters.
Be sure to stick around for the crazy synth break in the middle, and the slow-building lyrical tour de force that follows. Oh, and if you dig the song, you can download it for free at http://radionowhere.net/spyboy/fof.html .
Listen/download: Hello - It’s Radio Nowhere by Radio Nowhere
|—||Ken Baldwin, a Golden Gate Bridge jump survivior (Letter from California: Jumpers in the New Yorker)|
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In my early 20’s I thought music was not a viable career but I couldn’t figure out what to do instead. I wanted to do something “good” that didn’t hurt the world. Social work was an obvious choice, but I knew I was too sensitive to cope with it. Waitressing and…
Oh shit.. It appears as if @therealjonrogers caught me finger tapping last night at the TLA in Philly.
Tapping with a capo? Not sure that’s ever happened before. I think you just got your metal card and your folk card pulled during the same song!
A few thoughts on how I create guitar parts: http://stringjuggler.tumblr.com/PlayingParts.
‘I Sat by the Ocean’ by Queens of the Stone Age
The whole album is really my jam - been spinning it on repeat for weeks. Is Near-Death-Experience-Bubblegum-Rock a genre? Now it is!
#Mudhoney making history today in Seattle. #subpop #silverjubilee #spaceneedle (at the TOP of the Space Needle)
Mostly on your average day trawling the Internet, none of the images/blog posts/videos you see really make an impression.
This shot is an exception. This is fucking rad!