Monthly Archives: September 2008

Pledge to vote, get a free song from Wilco

Get a free MP3 of Wilco & Fleet Foxes covering “I Shall Be Released” by Bob Dylan. All you have to do is pledge to vote this November. You were going to vote anyway, right?

Here’s a sample of the song, which was recorded from a live show this summer. Very reminiscent of Dylan and The Band.

sample of I Shall Be Release by Wilco & Fleet Foxes (mp3)

Found via Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Daily.

Sting Unplugged


I recently stumbled upon this little gem: a bootleg of Sting’s Unplugged performance at MTV studios, in March of 1991 — back when MTV actually had music on the channel.

Sting was touring to support his latest release at the time, The Soul Cages. He plays four songs from that underrated CD, but the highlights of the session are outstanding versions of “Message in a Bottle,” “Fragile,” an excellent cover of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Tea in The Sahara” which segues into “Walking On The Moon.”

sample of Message In A Bottle by Sting (mp3)

Although a cover image is included in the archive, I didn’t think the publicity image of a Synchronicity era Sting made sense, so I came up with my own cover based on images from The Soul Cages CD.

Share and enjoy.

Reading meme

Andy, the Information Tyrannosaur, tagged me with the following meme. So any embarrassment I might incur is his fault!

This is a list of the top 106 books most often marked unread by LibraryThing users. The rules: bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  • Anna Karenina
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Catch-22
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Silmarillion
  • Life of Pi : a novel      Continue reading Reading meme