Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Long Live Syd Barrett

I Begin this post today on some sad News

Syd Barrett legenuar Member member of Pink Floyd have died at the age of 60 years old, According to various reports in the UK he died on Friday and According to the AP he died of complications from diabetes he had for years, The Suriviing Member of the band (David Gilmour,Nick Mason,Roger Waters and Richard Wright) said in a statement that they were "very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death."
"Syd was the guiding light of the early band lineup and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire,".

Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 with Waters, Mason and Wright, and wrote many of the band's early songs. The group's jazz-infused rock and drug-laced, multimedia "happenings" made them darlings of the London psychedelic scene. The 1967 album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" — largely written by Barrett, who also played guitar — was a commercial and critical hit.

But Barrett suffered from mental instability, exacerbated by his use of LSD. His behavior grew increasingly erratic, and he left the group in 1968 — five years before the release of Pink Floyd's most popular album, "Dark Side of the Moon" — to be replaced by Gilmour.

Barrett released two solo albums — "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett" — but soon withdrew from the music business altogether. An album of previously unreleased material, "Opel," was issued in 1988.

He Spen his later years away from the spot light living at his monther home in his hometown of Cambridge, England, he passed the time painting and tending the garden. His former bandmates made sure Barrett continued to receive royalties from his work with Pink Floyd.

Despite his brief career, Barrett's fragile, wistful songs influenced many musicians, from David Bowie — who covered the Barrett track "See Emily Play" — to the other members of Pink Floyd, who recorded the album "Wish You Were Here" as a tribute to their troubled bandmate.

It contained the song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" — "Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun." The band also dwelt on themes of mental illness on the albums "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall."

The band spokeswoman said a small, private funeral would be held.

The Top local music Note in Culture city came in a myspace on the bullent board and i found out it begin release today, The Fondas Long awaited follow up to there self title debut in 2003 it call "Runaway Bombshell" it have 14 tracks and accroing to the press released it have 14 songs on it Featuring nine new originals, ranging from the primitive fuzztone stomp of "Make You Mine" to the baroque/psychedelic ballad "Infatuation".

Other originals include the more punk/ rave up "Cant Live With Out Love" and "Tied Emotion". Equally rich in depth and style are the more honkey tonk originals "May as well go" and "Tell Me Love Sick Blues".All this and "Don't Come Back" written by GREG CARTWRIGHT (from the Raining Sounds) make RUNAWAY BOMBSHELL another great addition to the legacy of Motor City Rock and Roll.

The first songs "Don't Come Back" and the cover of the Bangles "In Your Room" is on the fondas myspace site at www.myspace.com/thefondas or you can find more info on the founas site thefondas.net and you know the news stuff will make little steven underground Gardae, that make littel steven happy.

Also a update on EX-WDET DJ and long time music director at the station who was uncemamoty dump with no warning so that would do news during the day back in December 2005, well she update the
detroit Free Press today that she have been in conversations with several metro Detroit radio stations and hope to be back on the air very soon, but she have been keeping very busy wheid she off the air. she's producing a performance-art piece, based on the paintings of Detroit artist Jon Strand, with dancers, live musicians and a flash animation film; Adams is composing and performing the score, All i say to that you stick it to the Newsman Judy.

also a alter for thouse of you on-line at home or at work tomommow The rodger sister (one fo the bands i like in cluture City, and when to there show early this year) will be on Public Radio WNYC Music Talk show sound Check tommorrow at 2 PM on the WNYC web sight at
www.wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/.

Mean whiel check out sterogum as Jennifer Rogers as sh andserw a questionar in the model of inside the actor Studio
Here.

And speaking of bands on the radio or on myspace, got a nice invite from the Local Band who i saw a couple of weeks ago at the belmont Acoustic Indie-Pop sunshine doray who have a myspace page at
www.myspace.com/sunshinedoray they have tunes from there self title released(They dont have a web site yet) there next show will be at the Belmont on Auguest 18th at the belmont, Oh but the indie guys Both ladies from sunshine doray are alread taken by friends i know.

and now let go outside the 313 for stuff outside the indie world.

It look like a date have been set for The Killers follow up to there massit follow up to the "Hot Fuss" the yet untitled 2nd album will drop on October 3rd in the US, The 1st song is up on-line right now but it only a 40 second clip of there 1st single
"When You Were Young" which will drop on Spet.18(you can click on the song title to here a sinp of the song).

Other song on the New Album are "Read My Mind","Bones" and Uncle Johnny Did Cocaine" and a title track to the yet unname CD, and whiel that happend lead singer Brandon Flowers will beat up on more Emo band before the new alblum.

Also a date have been set for Razorlight 2nd album as well there self title second alblum will be out on August 22 Universal Motown Records Group

and also coming to a indie store near you Tori Amos will release a career-spanning box set, A Piano, September 25. The five-CD collection will feature classics, B-sides and unreleased material contained in deluxe packaging that resembles a piano's keyboard. The set will also include selections from her studio albums and her recent compilation, Tales Of A Librarian, as well as several songs that Amos remixed herself. If that wasn't enough for Amos fans (and honestly, since her fans are pretty obsessive, what is?) there will also be an extensive track-by-track commentary written by Amos, who will discus the inspiration behind the songs and why they were chosen for the set, so start saving Now.

It look like davie jones do not want to do anonder Monkeey reunion he told Scripps Howard News Service recently "I would not work with those guys again if my life depended on it," "I can't be responsible for their attitudes and the way they treat people."

he say this as Rhino record will re-released the band 1st two albums 1966's "The Monkees," and 1967 "More of the Monkees" on August 15.


And now here a link to review on our turs site
the floks at Pitchforkmedia.com have tons of reviews
Album review from
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse
Kid606: Pretty Girls Make Raves EP
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River in Reverse
Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
also single review by
Hot Chip: And I Was a Boy From School (Erol Alkan's Extended Re-Work)
Stephen Malkmus: METS to Infinity [from the PDX Pop Now! 2006 compilation]
Jarvis Cocker: Running the World [from the forthcoming Warrior on the Edge Time LP]
Tokyo Police Club: Nature of the Experiment [from the A Lesson in Crime EP]
The Divine Comedy: A Lady of a Certain Age [from the Victory for the Comic Muse LP]
Also live review from
Wolfmother
The Constantines
Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN
and also a story
Rev. C.L. Franklin in Resonant Frequency

And Tomorrow Weather in a around the tri country area
Hi-79°
Sky- Scattered thunderstorms, Chance of rain 60%.

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