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sleeves without the deceased


Cool concept … record sleeves with only the living on them, the dead having been removed with some software or other … via http://liveiseedeadpeoples.tumblr.com/  [tnx4tip Eav!]

rip benny spellman


IM Benny Spellman (1931-12-11 > 2011-06-03), New Orleans soul legend. As produced by Allen Toussaint, and covered by the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Hollies … and others.

art of japanese single sleeves


And finally “Starstruck – art of Japanese picture sleeve” (sic), the third Easy on the Eye book yet, by EotE boss Simon Robinson, tbr Spring 2011 (ISBN 9780956143907) …

meet the new mose, same as the old mose


Those lyrics! That man! Mose Allison is an utter hero (not just of Pete Townshend), and he’s recorded a fantastic cover version of “My babe” for his superb new album “The Way Of The World” (Anti- 2010-03-22). A great sequel to Mr. Allison’s “My mind is on vacation”! (“My babe” was written by the legendary Willie Dixon; the original version was recorded by Little Walter in 1955, for Checker, a Chess subsidiary.)
http://www.moseallison.net/ (fan)
http://moseallison.com/ (official)

powergazer threesome (with a psychedelic edge)

(I always get a bit of a “We don’t get fooled again” kick out of this intro. Ride were by far my fave band of the Creation stable, I’ll be getting back to them later. Hey and Swervedriver refer to the Who too in their ’92 shoegazer-goes-raga-jazz [around the 4’11” mark] tour-de-force … The Telescopes were more into the End or “We love you” era Rolling Stones recording the “Celeste” 12″ back in ’91, I guess, judging by that swooping, Wymanesque bassline.)

sting! sting!!

+ http://www.stubru.be/programmas/video/091220daan
… both utterly wonderful … unlike Sting … (apparently “Icon” was written – in a Johnny Cash stylee – after seeing Leonard Cohen live in Bruges)

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …

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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.