Actionsuit North!

One member of the Actionsuit! collective and a friend onstage in Chicago doing “Comfortably Numb” and “I Got Mine,” acoustic-style.

More Genesis

Here are two great Genesis albums I was exposed to as a kid via my dad’s and uncles record collections. The first is ‘Selling England By the Pound‘ and the second, ‘A Trick of the Tail‘, is the first album with Phil Collins doing lead vocals (replacing Peter Gabriel and previously doing drums and backing vocals).

Both are great albums worth a full listen, with Selling England By the Pound now widely regarded/claimed as an early progressive masterpiece. I remember being fascinated by the album cover and always wondered how they came up with their seemingly crazy but interesting songs and how they could remember such long and complicated songs. My only guess is weed and spicy chips. Enjoy.

More Reggie Watts

Just came across another brilliant video of Reggie Watts (recently posted about him here). This time at TED back in February. Link.

The Rains of Castamere

The Game of Thrones epsisode, Blackwater, from this Sunday was nothing short of a spectacular imaging of the Battle of Blackwater. That and outstanding performances from both Lena Headey (Cersei) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) mark this episode as the best of the season so far, not to mention bookending the episode with the Lannister song, ‘The Rains of Castamere,’ from the Game of Thrones Season 2 Soundtrack by The National.

Gypsyphonic Disko

Here is the second and newest installment (released April 2nd) of the Gypsyphonic Disko Mixtape. A mash of New Orleans bounce, klezmer, hip hop, and Balkan music. DJ Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman of Galactic put together this mix featuring the likes of Big Freedia, Juvenile, Lateef the Truthspeaker, and many other artists from the New Orleans area. Volume 1 and the new Volume 2 are free for the download directly from Gypsyphonic Disko.