Listen: Frans Schuman – “Wakin’ On A Pretty Day” (Kurt Vile Cover)

Frans Schuman sent over this cover of Kurt Vile & The Violators “Wakin On a Pretty Day” after seeing the previous post.

with this explanation of his reasoning for the cover on his website :

After almost a year hearing about his latest album I finally got a hold on Wakin On a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile and the Violators. Kurt Vile Wakin On a Pretty Day

In the opening title that I cover here, Kurt Vile expresses this peculiar feeling of waking up to a beautiful day. And it’s not all about the sun shining high, but rather an impression that the day is perfectly reflecting your inner state of mind.

I wished I’d seen him playing live when I went to see Moon Duo (space partners!) last summer, with whom he has toured as hinted in the track KV Crimes.

The album is about Kurt Vile’s life.

While he’s happy his music is getting more and more recognition, there are downsides to touring abroad and a lot.

Because Kurt Vile makes no secret that he is a family man, anxious to spend the most time with his kids.


TBT: Devo / Chrissie Hynde/ The Black Keys – Obama/Biden Rally 10/07/08

Bob Casale of Devo died at the age of 61 last Monday.
It made me feel grateful of the time Dkline, Todd and I drove up from Columbus to Akron see Devo, Chrissie Hynde, and The Black Keys play an Obama/Biden Rally at the Civic Theater.
It was pretty amazing evening. If you are familiar with TBK sense of humor than you can see the Devo in them. So it was cool in itself that the Keys opened for Devo.

Devo was amazing. They played all the hits, and also interwined commentary about how Devoution was real. Devo basically was saying Obama/Biden would be method to combat how bad things had gotten during the Bush Regime.

You can watch the above video and see some of what Devo had to say. Obama wasn’t there. But it was still a pretty special evening. Seeing that Mr. Casale died last Monday, and Alan Meyers died in 2013; I feel pretty fortunate that I got to see the Ohio legends.

After the jump you can look at an instagram picture Patrick Carney posted of an autograph Bob Casale gave him after the show and also the end jam session with Devo, Chrissie Hynde and the Black Keys.

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Video: RJD2- “Descended From Myth”


RJD2 explained the concept for his new video off his latest album “More is Than Isn’t”, “Thom Glunt’s idea for “Descended From Myth” was a perfect fit for the song. I’ve been asked time and time again, ‘How do you make your records? What does the process look like?’ So the idea that the song came from a massive musical automaton of sorts seemed to be a great narrative for a song like this.”

tourdats after  jump

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TBT: LeBron James @ Milk Bar 10/24/2008

It’s not Thursday, but I didn’t have time yesterday.
The Milk Bar Boutique is celebrating it’s 6th Anniversary this Weekend.

So I figured it was fitting to look back to 2008 when LeBron James had a party there.

This was when the Milk Bar was located closer to 5th Avenue.

LeBron was in town because the Cavs played the Wizards at the Value City Arena here in Columbus. So his people decided to throw a party to show some love for Columbus.

Johnny Cashola, and Clockwork deejayed early. DJ Steph Floss took to the tables right before LeBron showed up.

Floss played pretty much all Jay-Z all night save for a Fly Union song.

LeBron knew every word to every song. He hung out the side in a corner with his people and just rapped along.

I remember looking over when Steph Floss played “Swagger LIke Us” and thinking it was cool seeing Lebron singing along with MIA. It was surreal, but kinda normal.

I wondered if LeBron doesn’t get to just hang out and listen to music with his people in a normal setting like a normal 23 year old Hip Hip head would get to so the evening was fun for him.

It was cool for us because Milk Bar stocked a bar, and all of our friends were there. So It like doing what we normally do on a weekend but adding the world’s greatest basketball player and free booze.

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