Health care, Les Paul, Answers in Leviticus and the Rwandan genocide

It’s another episode of “Interesting stuff I’m reading”: Answers in Genesis refuses God’s command and Ken Ham should repent (from Answers in Leviticus Les Paul Youtube Friday an old Crooked Timber post rounding up music by Les Paul, pioneer of the electric guitar and multitracking, who died this week aged 94. One they missed, at …

High Wide & Handsome – New Loudon Wainwright III album on August 18

Just one year after “Recovery”, Loudon Wainwright III has another album in the pipeline, and it’s another project-oriented record, based on the life and career of old-time North Carolina banjo picker Charlie Poole. It’s called High Wide & Handsome and there’s some video documenting the project and highlighting the songs on the project’s website. As …

Youtube find: early Pentangle recording from 1968

Embedding is unfortunately disabled on this live recording of “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme from 1968, but it’s worth a look, both for the musicianship and for singer Jacqui McShee’s unearthly appearance. And dig the way bassist Danny Thompson detunes his lowest string at the end to hit that last, extra-low note! Here’s one …

Some neat music stuff I found on Youtube

Loudon Wainwright III singing White Winos on a 2004 Dutch documentary in the Het Uur van de Wolf series. I watched this when it was broadcast. Then, as now, I loved the fact that the producers cared enough to have the song subtitled. When I showed the clip to DFG, she thought LWIII’s head movements …

Stormbringer, remastered

The music industry’s slowest remastering program lurched forwards one more step towards completion this week. Starting in 1995 with the 25th anniversary edition of Deep Purple in Rock, it has now finally managed to get around to the release of the 35th anniversary edition of the album Stormbringer that was originally released just 5 years …