Friday's Find.

The latest episode of Live From Daryl's House featuring Joe WalshThe perfect choice for LFDH's 60th episode, Walsh had this to say of the state of today's pop music:

"It's all been programmed, there's no MOJO, there's nobody testifying, and there's not the magic of a human performance, which is never perfect and the magic of the human performance is what we all know and love in the old records..."

Photo: Live From Daryl's House


Groove, Groove - To The Beat Of This Drum.

The album that introduced me to The Jam is now 30 years old and as I have had it on repeat all day it still brings the good.

The Gift: 30th Anniversary (The Gift and beyond…) is now available for preview on itunes.


Friday's Find.

Paul Weller performing "Running on the Spot" (The Gift, 1982) on Oct. 18 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Photo: Jimmy Kimmel Live!


Friday's Find.

From the Best of Craigslist comes this, a Morrissey shrine:

My unemployment benefits ran out and I have to downsize, so I won't be able to take the shrine with me. No more reeling around the fountain, indeed. Comes from a home where smoking was previously allowed and 2 cats lived but they both died this summer. And I might as well tell you that I had to exchange all the stuff my ex-fiancee and I had at each other's places this morning, since he ended our relationship just as things were looking most grim for me, so I might be sobbing when you come by.


Shabooh Shoobah Is 30 Years Old.

From michaelhutchence.com: Where does the phrase "Shabooh Shoobah" come from? It came about in the early stages of recording the track "Spy Of Love" which was written by Michael Hutchence & Tim Farriss. Tim began singing the phrase as a rhythmic chant as the band played. Even once Michael had written lyrics, the phrase stuck in the bands minds and it became the album title.

Photo: michaelhutchence.com


Friday's Find.

For his debut novel Music For the End of the World, set to be published this winter, Michael Linford has asked some celebrity and non-celebrity types what songs they would choose if they only had time to listen to 20. Their answers are this Friday's Find.

Photo: Michael Linford


This Is Simply Just Too Much To Take In All At Once.

John Cusack bringing a boombox out to Peter Gabriel before his performance of "In Your Eyes" last night at the Hollywood Bowl with Cameron Crowe looking on. 

You can see it here.

Photo: Timothy Norris via Consequence of Sound


Friday's Find.

"Reboot the Mission" ft. Mick Jones from the Wallflowers' new studio album Glad All Over (set to be released Oct. 9).

Photo: The Wallflowers


Friday's Find.

Andy Williams billboard above Sunset Plaza, 1966

Photo: Vintage Los Angeles


A Broken Frame Turns 30 Years Old Today.

Tim Burrows of The Quietus gets to grips with Depeche Mode's second album, our favorite, via a fan coach tour of Basildon.

Photo: modefan.com


Move, Move, We Got The Gift Of Life.

Paul Weller is currently on the cover of two magazines and the offices of Waist High are abuzz today!

NME is celebrating its 60th birthday this week with eight special edition covers and this month's MOJO honors 30 years since The Gift and the end of The Jam.

In the MOJO cover story John Harris "tells the tale in forensic detail, as Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler revisit that tumultuous time..."

Photos: NME and MOJO


A Friday Find That Could Not Wait Until Friday.

NME has posted a link to Soundcloud user Inaudible Whisper who has slowed down Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" by 800% - turning the song "into a thing of eerie, Sigur Ros-like beauty..." with a sound editing software that stretches soundwaves.

Mind blown.

Photo: NME