Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Word for the week: Green


The recently-concluded Live Earth showed rock stars trying to be noble sons to Mother Nature, even if they probably didn't fly economy class to flaunt their eco-savvy heinies. Time has a decent article on trying to find meaning in an event like this. Time also has an article about the most important gadgets of the modern era, which includes the Atari 2600. Which someone should TOTALLY make a movie about, starring Zach Braff as the dude who played too much Space Invaders.

Deerhoof - Green Cosmos (from Green Cosmos EP)
Schizo band employs some yang-sy instrumentation (read: drum pads, tambourines, church organs, chuggy guitars) to balance Satomi Matsuzaki's ying-sy squeals. How that sounds, I have no idea.

Yo La Tengo - Blue-Green Arrow (from Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985-2003)
The trio borrow a few melody lines from 'Silent Night', then keep the volume knob at 3. And the angels sing along.

R.E.M. - Green Grow the Rushes (from Fables of the Reconstruction)
In preparation for album number 14, the chaps recently played five sold-out nights in Dublin. "Working rehearsals", they called it. Sure, and those free beers are like coffee breaks.

Yusuf Islam - Green Fields, Golden Sands (from An Other Cup)
With a quiver and a sigh, the artiste formally known as Cat Stevens delivers a plaintive litany to an Earth he has never known. The dude should just migrate to Gondor.

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