Dub…dub…and still more dub. Starting things off with the new 10 Ft. Ganja Plant Bush Rock album (on ROIR) and the fine new One Dub compilation (on Interchill). A cool new dub from The Technician; a new release from Springline Jamaica; and a cool mix from the Les Cristaux Liquident:http://www.lescristauxliquident.org Netlabel.
Big thanks to Michael Todaro from Power Balladz:http://www.powerballadz.com for the morning conversation about power ballads—structure, lyrics, their place in rock history, and the reason he co-created a cabaret-style musical around them (running at The Lab theater through June 28th). Thanks, also, to Michael for his good sense of humor with the power ballad off. Besides covers of Led Zeppelin and Queen, we heard new music from Raul Malo, A Fine Frenzy, and Jill Sobule this morning (thanks, Jim, for the Jill Sobule!).
New dub in the mail, new dub downloads, and a cool dub mix from The Dub Zone:http://thedubzone.blogsome.com. Trippy releases from Drama Jacqua and Motown Junkie (both on phonotactics.org:http://www.phonotactics.org netlabel), plus new releases from Loudspeaker Speaker meets Clearly Human, Meditronica, No Name Dub, High Tone Crew, and more…
New project from Garrison Starr called Among the Oak Ash made the 6:30am list of the highlights of this week’s new releases. We also heard ne Allen Toussaint and Fort King:http://www.myspace.com/fortking, from L.A. Thanks to those guys for coming in early and playing live, and to Larry Englund:http://www.kfai.org/rhythmngrooves for being our St Paul Jazz Coorespondant.