Posted on April 9, 2009 by Bill Jones
Reading through Mr. Zappa’s 1989 autobiography can warp one’s mind and it seems to bring the reader to a different time and place all together. The reader gets taken all over the place, much like the space-rocker’s music, but to be taken to the future? Very few would argue that the Freak Out! artist’s musical exploits seemed to be channeling artists from the future, but the digital age…in the 80s?? An exerpt from said autobiography reveals he conceived of music downloads years before the digital revolution even began.
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Posted on March 26, 2009 by Bill Jones
Everything has it’s time and place. Much of what endears us to our favorite types of music has a lot to do with many different variables. Whether it is wher we first heard a particular band or perhaps, what said particular band’s relationship with each other at the time was, or the venue they were playing at. When listening to “live” recordings one should, and most likely does, get transported to the time and place of the show. If it is a particulary great performence one can pickout diffeneces between that one and similar performences; especially if you have a storyline to go along with it. That being said, we here at Impossible City we are featuring a show from 1972, before we were even founded, that is a true–and unheard of–classic. The rauchous Japanese crowd eats up the dark over-the-top antics of Zep while probably not understanding a word.
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Posted on March 23, 2009 by Bill Jones
The Underground Hip-Hop scene is laying in-wait for the new LP from a true master: DOOM (formerly MF Doom). His new album Born Like This., Lex Records March 24th, features contributions from two of Wu-Tang’s members Ghostface Killah and Raekwon as well as the beats of the late genius J Dilla. Thom Yorke recently remixed the sleazy single “Gazillion Ear” and a Jake One-produced “Ballskin” has been blogged about more lately than Kid Cudi’s retirement. The true surprise, at least here at Impossible City, is another collaborator featured on the record.
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Posted on March 19, 2009 by Bill Jones
Booker T. & the MGs were/are the originators of the Memphis soul sound and the house band on many Stax/Volt hits, they became one of the most respected and imitated bands of the mid 1960s. The group forged a soulful sound and backed many of the greatest soul and rhythm & blues musicians of the era, including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Picket, Albert King and many others. March Madness has started and our Bracket has Memphis winning it all. In honor of that, today Impossible City will do a focus on the true Originators of the Memphis-Soul Sound: Booker T & the MGs. Continue reading
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Posted on March 18, 2009 by Bill Jones
Not surprisingly most of what is written out there in the interwebs about music around this time has to do with SXSW, or the South by Southwest festival. For all those who do make it out there and “live blog” and twitter themselves away, there are millions that don’t show up in Austin. While those at SXSW are generally too busy twittering to actually listen to the music they are hyping before the hype, some that will not attend the event have started their own “Unfestival” if you will.
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Posted on March 17, 2009 by Bill Jones
“This is not a novelty .. I consider this my new record…I’m incredibly proud of this.” Says the piano bar-y genius Ben Folds about his latest album. “If this were Ben World, this would be my greatest hits album. I’d rather this be my greatest hits record than someone collecting my masters and slapping on a photo of me leaning against a piano. This is a better way. I’m a songwriter, and these are my songs.”
So what is he talking about??
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