Sunday, February 22, 2009

Music news: The Nerves, Steve Jones, and more

A few cool things I found while browsing through the music blogosphere recently. Hope you'll find something worthwhile here too.

1. Steve Jones (Sex Pistols guitarist and rock radio dj) is without a radio gig for the moment, due to LA's Indie 103.1 radio station recently folding. Bad economy and all that...

For those who'd like to hear Steve's show (I understand it had a loyal following in LA), I checked around and you can find archived programs of Jonesy's Jukebox at the Indie 103.1 site, as well as this Blip.tv link.

2. 365 rpm (Hat tip: Post Punk Tumblr) hips us to the rock n' roll brilliance of The Nerves, and the little-known fact that "Hanging on the Telephone" (a tune made famous by Blondie) is actually a Nerves original.

3. So Many Records has some cool things to share re: Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac, and Glasvegas.

Definitely check out this blog; I came in via search to a post on Dave Dee, Dozy, Beeky, Mick and Tich and was completely sold after checking out all the great posts on the home page. This guy's got a lot of rock n' roll stories to boot!

4. Mr. Obscure has turned me on to some interesting stuff lately, including songs from the Venus In Fur's 1986 LP, Real Moral Fibre. I've managed to find one song from this rather hard to find record up on YouTube and hope to hear more in the future.

Check out the MP3's found in the white scroll box. It's updated every month, though from what I gather by looking around at this very unconventional Blogger site, there doesn't seem to be a post archive. But you will find song descriptions and links to more music blogs further down the page.

That's it for now. Enjoy the links and the tunes!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Madder Rose - Car Song

Madder Rose - Car Song.



Great song, with a very dreamy/melancholy feeling throughout the verse and a chorus that really hits home and sells it.

One of the many bands riding the '90s alternative/college-rock wave, I guess this song by Madder Rose just kind of got lost in the shuffle over time.

After coming across this clip, I remembered meeting part of the band (singer and drummer I think it was) outside of the Chicago Metro back in '94, and they were quite nice as I recall.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Trader Rock Jukebox

YouTube hits from the Trader Rock jukebox. Click and play.

1. Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer.

2. Animal Collective - My Girls.

3. Frankie Knuckles & Jamie Principle - Your Love.

4. The Stranglers - Princess of the Streets.

5. The Kinks - Two Sisters.

6. Babyshambles - Fuck Forever.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Trading hits: market news

Some chart-climbing hits from the artists of the investment blogosphere and the web.

1. Stock market performance round-up - Investment Postcards.

2. A Daschle tax roundup - TaxProf Blog.

3. Groundhog day market wrap - Bear Mountain Bull.

4. Falling rents and their effect on home prices - Big Picture.

5. Jim Rogers on Obama's economic team - BBC News.

6. Hedge funds as "easy victims", bullish on 2009 - All About Alpha.

7. Congress makes hedge funds a scapegoat for financial crisis - Jeff Matthews.

8. Art as a financial asset class - Market Movers (H/T Abnormal Returns).

Have a look around at the blogs posted above. We'll see you back here for more new music and rock n' roll fun tomorrow.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Trader Rock Jukebox

Welcome to the "Super/Lazy Sunday" edition of the jukebox.

1. Pretty Things - Rosalyn.

2. Les Fleur De Lys - Circles.

3. Small Faces - Lazy Sunday.

4. The Kinks - Lincoln County.

5. Led Zeppelin - Ramble On.

6. Jimi Hendrix - Wind Cries Mary.

Cross posted at Finance Trends Matter, home of the jukebox.