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Derek Webb – Democracy Vol 1 #8

16th Sep 10 (Thu) Leave a comment

Sorry for the late post, this came out about a week or so ago, but I’ve been on vacation…

One a month in 2010…

Derek Webb‘s Democracy Vol 1 is rolling along… This month, it’s a lush “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles. Excellently recorded and lush… a nice rebound from the Huey Lewis cover from July.

For those not in the know, Democracy Vol 1 was part of the Stockholm Syndrome pre-order package, but you can still join in over at the DW store and get the following (plus future releases):

  • January: The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • February: Coldplay – Fix You
  • March: Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’
  • April: Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
  • May: Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
  • June: U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
  • July: Huey Lewis & the News – Power of Love
  • August: The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

~Dan – np: KCRW Monring Becomes Eclectic Quadron

Democracy Vol. 1 is the first in a series of subscription based albums of cover songs that Derek will be recording annually, starting January 2010. Those who participate will not only receive the exclusive album, but will democratically decide what songs Derek will record.

Ever wished you could hear Derek cover your favorite Beatles song? Or Backstreet Boys song? Or even re-record your favorite old Caedmon’s Call song? Here’s your chance. Songs will be nominated and voted down to 12. Derek will record them (demo quality) and deliver them digitally (320kbps MP3s), one song per month for 12 months. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique collaborative project with Derek Webb!

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Derek Webb – Democracy Vol 1 #1

8th Feb 10 (Mon) 2 comments

One a month in 2010…

Derek Webb‘s Democracy Vol 1 is underway… first up is The Beatles’While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”  It’s great.  Democracy Vol 1 was part of the Stockholm Syndrome pre-order package, but you can still join in over at the DW storeMy plea for Derek to cover Tori Amos’ “Crucify” is likely not gonna happen.  Oh well… I like month #1’s output regardless.

He’s also heading out on a short east coast tour with Jennifer Knapp this March… check it…

Derek Webb & Jennifer Knapp – Spring 2010

March 5 New York, NY City Winery
March 6 Manheim, PA Warehouse 54
March 8 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
March 12 Asheville, NC Pisgah Brewing Company
March 13 Knoxville, TN The Square Room
March 26 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe Live
March 27 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater

~Dan – np: Derek Webb “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

Democracy Vol. 1 is the first in a series of subscription based albums of cover songs that Derek will be recording annually, starting January 2010. Those who participate will not only receive the exclusive album, but will democratically decide what songs Derek will record.

Ever wished you could hear Derek cover your favorite Beatles song? Or Backstreet Boys song? Or even re-record your favorite old Caedmon’s Call song? Here’s your chance. Songs will be nominated and voted down to 12. Derek will record them (demo quality) and deliver them digitally (320kbps MP3s), one song per month for 12 months. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique collaborative project with Derek Webb!

Radiohead & the Beatles (official collaboration)

1st Apr 09 (Wed) 3 comments

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Per NME Magazine… Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead) and Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (of the Beatles) are teaming up for a special -EP- to support cancer research in the UK.  They’re re-recording Radiohead’s “Just” (with Paul on vocals), the Beatles “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” (with Thom on vocals), and a newly collaborative piece with a working title “Mâche.”

Read the full story here over at NME.

~Dan

odd music news day

17th Nov 08 (Mon) Leave a comment

I honestly don’t know which one I like best…

(1) Tool front-man Maynard James Keenan planning a Las Vegas act at The Palms for 2009, or

(2) The Beatles 14-minute avant-garde “Carnival of Light” experiment (from 1967) is going to be released

From Blabbermouth:

The Pulse of Radio reports that TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan is putting together a cabaret-style show for a string of dates at The Palms in Las Vegas, beginning in mid-February. According to an inside source, the shows will feature both comedy and music. Keenan is not a stranger to this kind of gig – he told The Pulse of Radio that his side band PUSCIFER actually evolved out of a similar type of show he used to do in his pre-TOOL days in Hollywood. “Generally started off as a name that I was attaching to some of the comedy things I was doing with (comedian) Laura Milligan at this club called Tantrum which existed in the Diamond Club on Hollywood and La Brea,” he said. “(We’d) have a variety show, lots of talent coming through there just kind of trying out their new stuff. So PUSCIFER was kind of like the band that would kind of close the show.”

Milligan is a comedian and actress seen on “Mr. Show” and more recently in “Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny”. Several performers from both projects used to work on the same gigs as Keenan. Keenan’s Vegas act will reportedly incorporate both friends and outside musicians to perform some music from PUSCIFER and other material.

From All Music & NME:

The Beatles’ “Carnival of Light,” a 14-minute experimental piece from 1967, may see the light of day soon if Paul McCartney has his way. McCartney confirmed the track’s existence in a BBC Radio 4 interview; the song was recorded for an electronic music festival but was never officially released.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, McCartney said: “The time has come for it to get its moment. “I like it because it’s The Beatles free, going off piste. I said all I want you to do is just wander around all the stuff, bang it, shout, play it, it doesn’t need to make any sense. Hit a drum then wander on to the piano, hit a few notes, just wander around. So that’s what we did and then put a bit of an echo on it. It’s very free.” According to BBC News, McCartney pushed for the song to be included on The Beatles’ Anthology releases in the mid-’90s, but it was vetoed by the rest of the band.

~Dan – np: John ZornFilm Works XXI: Belle de Nature / The New Rijksmuseum

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