· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · August
· · · · 30 (3 entries)

Afro Celt Sound System · One of the nicest ways to find out about good new music is to hear it while you’re shopping in the record store. I picked up this one that afternoon in San Fran because they were playing it real loud in the Virgin store and I knew I had to have it. This recording by Afro Celt is called POD (Real World 7243 597526 0 0) and it’s a collection of remixes. Occasionally they stumble into world-music clichés, and a couple of the tracks are just sonic wallpaper; but very pretty wallpaper. The flavor is more Afro than Celt and occasionally the pipes or penny whistle or whatever don’t quite make it with the djembes, but usually they do, and the sound is generally glorious. Plus it came with a DVD of the band performing, and they seem like some damn hot stuff, I’ll go see ’em if I get a chance.
Sun Gets Rollerized · Dave Johnson, head Roller wrangler, is coming to work for Sun. One of the remarkable things about Roller is that it’s all been built as an after-hours project. No longer.
Grass · When we were in Saskatchewan earlier this month, I didn’t (unlike last year) get many interesting Prairie snapshots; a pity, because it’s always a feast for the eyes. But I got two ...
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