Leon Ware on I Want You

I happened upon a sharp, informative podcast commentary about one of our favorite recordings, Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, courtesy of master songwriter and co-creator Leon Ware.

Recorded for Motown’s 50th anniversary, Leon talks about his working relationship with Marvin and finishes with his own solo piano version of the title track.


Sucking in the 70’s

First presented as Mick’s response to Keith’s new autobiography ‘Life’ – a nicely written hoax/response here.

and – Happy Birthday Gram!


The Life and Death of Apple

“…like a sort of Western communism.”

On The Way Home…

Ari Up (1962-2010)

“In her feral 14-year-old way, she did represent a new archetype of womanhood.”

Still blows my mind that Johnny Rotten was her stepdad…

Viv Albertine recently wrote  about Ari Up.


Mark E. Smith is Sick of A**-lickers

Fall frontman lobs a bottle at Mumford & Sons to “shut them cunts up”.

–CL [HT: Brian Turner]

Hallogallo 2010 7″

Hallogallo 2010 7″ Blinkgurtel/Drone Schlager

The debut record (and download) by Micheal Rother (NEU!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia),  Steve Shelley and Aaron Mullan (Tall Firs, Glass Rock) is also the premier release on Steve’s new Vampire Blues record label. The single features two new exclusive instrumentals recorded at SY’s Hoboken, NJ studio in September 2008.

A new edition of the 7″s coming soon a few copies still available.. The 7″s are in  hand silkscreened covers and come with a download card and are available for  mail-order at the sy webstore.

Here’s Hallogallo 2010 performing Negativland live in Berlin –


LE NOISE Streams This Week

Neil Young’s newest record ” Le Noise”, produced by Daniel Lanois, will be released next week but until then NPR is streaming the album in it’s entirety here.

Rolling Stone has this preview of Neil’s new record.



This came to my attention via blip.fm. Cue up ‘Only the Lonely’ and enjoy this Gay Talese story on Frank.


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