Thursday, November 20, 2008

Brian Wilson - Back Home (live)

Don't know what show this was for, looks like there's some SNL house players in the background, but can't say for sure. Anyways, here's a nice performance of the great late period Beach Boys tune Back Home (but curiously no Beach Boys are present besides Brian). He loses track of the lyrics at the 1:30 mark, but recovers nicely. Brian!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tons of Waits

Thanks to this guy's sweet youtube page, there's an entire 1977 Rockpalast Tom Waits show on the internet and the footage and music is excellent, check out some samples below...

Step Right Up

Emotional Weather Report

Jitterbug Boy

There's also plenty of other good videos (Lou Reed, Beck) on that youtube page so look around a bit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

2 Music Videos From Rob Schrab

Whether it's through his comic book Scud or his directional flourishes on The Sarah Silverman Program, Rob Schrab's brilliant work puts a big smile on my face. Enjoy these two music videos that he directed. The Ween one, as far as I know, was a labor of love, not an official release, and the Death Cab one was for a DVD that they released. But official or not, Schrab's unique touch is all over these things. Everything here is lovingling handmade and endlessly fussed over, which are at least two of the many reasons these videos are so amazing. I dare you not stare at your computer monitor with an unabashed grin! Make that a double dog dare. (I skipped a dare)

Ween - Roses Are Free

Death Cab For Cutie - Crooked Teeth

If you liked these, check out these Bonus Schrab Links:

Twigger's Holiday

Rob Schrab's Home Page

Monday, November 17, 2008


There's some amazing Thelonius Monk clips on youtube, here's 3 of many...

Round About Midnight


Blue Monk

Thursday, November 13, 2008



Fluxblog is absolutely one of the greatest music blogs ever, Matthew Perpetua reeeeeaaaallllly knows his stuff. So as a dedicated reader of that blog, I was surprised to learn today (as a result of the site's technical issues) that Matt also has a pretty great tumblr where he posts his more random musical musings called Fluxtumblr. Check it...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

3 Sweet Pavement Live Clips

More vids from the MTV Music site...

Cut Your Hair

Stop Breathin


The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Just looking around MTV's new music video site, (not bad, not bad at all) and when I saw this clip on the home page I had to post it. This video just brings a huge smile to my face.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fluorescent Adolescent

Just discovered this great little video of Kate Nash putting her spin on the great Artic Monkeys tune. Enjoy!

First the original...

Now the cover...