I was going to climb the KXT tower and hang a bandana with giant braids today in honor of Willie Nelson’s 79th Birthday, but there is a chance of thunderstorms so here’s an inspiring picture instead. Happy Birthday Willie!
Are you as confused as I am why Lana Del Rey is being attacked by the same critics who were praising her last summer? Well this piece of animation from Taiwan will sum it up in about 1 minute. This proves once again that it’s generally a good idea to get an outside perspective.
Wednesday was Tom Waits’ birthday, which I celebrated by drinking whiskey and listening to perhaps the best non-traditional holiday song, “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis.” It also reminded me of perhaps the greatest ever mash-up with the great Tom Waits and Cookie Monster. After you watch it you will kick yourself for not thinking of it first. Enjoy!
While Record Store Day isn’t until April, Black Friday is also a great day for exclusive vinyl releases at independent record stores, like our friends at Good Records. Among the highlights, The Black Keys “Lonely Boy” with another song from the upcoming album El Camino, “Run Right Back”, Jimmy Cliff Sacred Fire EP, Ryan Adams demos recording during the Ashes & Fire sessions, and Wilco 10” with 2 unreleased tracks. View all the Black Friday releases here.