April 1, 2006

Today's Hotness: Rollins, Editors, David Byrne, Brian Eno

Rollins>> Love or hate the former Henry Garfield (we personally skew more toward love, despite his faults), but Rollins Band has reformed. PunkNews has the news here. Former Black Flag fronter and current radio and TV presenter Rollins began blogging late last year -- read along here.

>> Rhapsody sponsored an Editors acoustic set at SXSW, and you can watch it at Real.com. The performance includes the cuts "Munich," "Someone Says," "Bullets" and "All Sparks." Not sure if the band's music translates particularly well via acoustic guitars, but you can decide for yourself here. Additionally, Rhapsody recently acquired the out-of-print Joe Strummer title Earthquake Weather. Have a listen here.

>> Two tracks from David Byrne and Brian Eno's recently reissued and groundbreaking 1981 set My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts are available via Creative Commons license for enterprising fans to edit, sample and remix. And if you are wondering where the track "Qu'ran" from the initial release is, there is a whole explanation of that (as well as links to sites posting the track) at this BoingBoing post.

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