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MUSIC: Springsteen! Radiohead “Weird Fishes” Animated Video! Coachella 2009 Line-up!

January 30, 2009

It’s a Friday musical mash up! Springsteen, Radiohead, Coachella (PAUL McCartney?!), Michael Franti and Spearhead!!

Springsteen’s got 3 songs during his 12 minute SuperBowl Half-time show this Sunday. Take a bet on “Born to Run” any body? Two songs from Working On A Dream? Think he’ll be able to keep the music going and leave the stories at home in Jersey? What do YOU think he’ll do and play? Leave your best bets in the comments and go here for more Bruce musings.

Plus I just found this cool Radiohead “Weird Fishes” animation by Tobias Stretch which is one of four entrants from over 1,000  which won $10,000 to produce a full length video. I’ve watched all four, and this one is the best by far–the most amazing and imaginative. Really, the most mind blowing music video I’ve ever seen.  You can find the whole contest shebang here.

If you know the song “Weird Fishes” from In Rainbows as well as I do (I admit I am obsessed with this cd and have listened to it more times than you can imagine), get one video going, then count to 12 and  play the next for a different, delayed choral experience that is very very cool! Not to mention psychedelic stereoptical craziness of the stop motion animated puppet video drama!

No surprise to me, Radiohead’s In Rainbows is up for a Grammy for album of the year–and obviously would get my vote if I could vote: go here on KCRW’s site to see more about this year’s nominees and various in-studio interviews and guest appearances or here for the list of nominees. BTW, while you’re at KCRW–subscribe! It’s the right thing to do and you get cool stuff in addition to the best radio on the planet. Pledge time today through Monday Feb 9.

Coachell 2009 main posterAnd while Radiohead WILL  BE playing at the Grammies, they WILL NOT be at Coachella this year. However,  the line-up announced TODAY (thanks KCRW for the heads-up! see list below) features some of my favorites including Michael Franti and Spearhead (playing down the block from our house TONIGHT!!), Henry Rollins, X, THIEVERY CORPORATION!! GROOVE ARMADA!!

AND PAUL MCCARTNEY????  SIR Paul McCartney? Next thing you know,  they will book Bruce Springsteen! (Knowing him, he might just stick around after his Weds April 15 LA Sports Arena show to go play at Coachella with Conor Oberst on Friday April 17–and then maybe with Sir Paul! Wouldn’t that be a blast? After all,  Bruce is not due in Boston until April 22 and he’s got 4 teeenagers–how would he say no Coachella to them?…Shhh, don’t tell anyone about Bruce Springsteen playing at Coachella! Go here to see Springsteen & The E Street Band 2009 tour dates.)

Obviously, I could go on and on! We attended in 2002 and 2003–and yes, you’ll see us there in 2009! See the list for yourself below or check out the Coachella site.

Who do you want to see at Coachella?

Fri, April 17th

Sat, April 18th

Sun, April 19th

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2009 4:56 am

    That’s an incredible lineup. Paul Weller is a legend and a poet. That’s a different James Morrison, there’s so many of them. I thought it was the Aussie trumpeter and jazz musician. And how many opportunities will you get to see Leonard Cohen and Henry Rollins on the same bill? Maybe they’ll duet.

  2. February 2, 2009 5:17 pm

    I agree! There are a number of legends on the bill–the criticism of course is too many legends and not enough newer, edgier music. But in this economy, who can blame the producers for pullin gout the stops to book these kinds of names tp bring in people who can afford $300 for the weekend? Since Leonard Cohen is getting quite old, may not have too many more chances to hear him at all!

    Of course, living close to LA, we have opportunities to go see many of these musicians on a regular basis–we just DON”T–what with hours of driving, not enough bang for the buck too often.

    What’s most awesome to me about Coachella is the opportunity to see bands you wouldn’t see otherwise–music that expands my outlook and experiences. In 2002 and 2003 we planned for many of the musicians but others we wandered by and checked out by chance.


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