Shanee Pink of the up-and-coming neo-folk indie ban, Pink and Noseworthy, is staying in my loft with my roommate, Yam, while she makes the transition from LA to New York. Shanee gave me a copy of her new CD to listen to, so I decided to blog about it. Pink and Noseworthy's sound is evocative of bands like Belle and Sebastian, the Velvet Underground and Benjamin Biolay and Chiara Mastroianni. Shanee's voice has the intensity and urgency of Marianne Faithfull and the occasional hint of a Nico-esque darkness which floats on top of Noseworthy's warm, enveloping instrumentation. But comparisons with other musicians really don't do them justice, so check them out and listen for yourselves on their website and MySpace page:
I think I’m in love with Lady Liberty, Madame la Liberté, New York City Baby! And what a gracious, forgiving mistress she is, welcoming the freaks, the weirdos, the dreamers and the damaged people who can’t function anywhere else into her ample bosom.
Here is my iTunes playlist homage to the new woman in my life:
- 1. New York City – They Might Be Giants
- 2. New York Telephone Conversation – Lou Reed
- 3. Englishman In New York – Sting
- 4. Manhattan – Holly Cole
- 5. Teen Age Riot – Sonic Youth
- 6. Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
- 7. Heart Of Glass – Blondie
- 8. La Vie Boheme – Rent Soundtrack
- 9. Sci Fi Wasabi – Cibo Matto
- 10. Take Me Back to Manhattan – Cole Porter
- 11. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
- 12. New York – Madonna
- 13. Take the “A” Train – Duke Ellington
- 14. It’s Tricky – Run D.M.C.
- 15. Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
Did I miss anything? Let me know if you have any suggestions for additions to this playlist!
Last weekend, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to DUMBO for the Under the Bridge Festival. Here are some pics from a tranny rock show I wandered into.
Beck: The Information
My latest Amazon acquisition. I don’t usually buy CDs anymore, but this one comes with stickers to make your own album art and a DVD of all the tracks. Plus, I had an Amazon gift certificate from my credit card rewards points.
The review haiku:
Genre is Beck’s whore
Hip hop trailer trash bitch slap
Rimbaud with a beat
(Above) LS, Nico and Bob
Last weekend, I got back together with some old friends, Nico and Bob to work on a musical project called The Morpions. Deconstructed, one-take, post-noise. So old, it’s new again. It was nice to play some crazy, experimental music again, just like old times.
Check it out at TheMorpions.com,
new audio uploads (including the results from last weekend’s recording session) coming soon, so check back often UPDATE! New audio tracks have been uploaded to the Morpions website. Unfortunately, due to some microphone problems, some of the tracks we recorded did not come out right, but there are a few gems that came out great. Tracks 8-12 feature the LS.
Also, take a look at some photos from the recording session: