Rock Stephen Carradini
Sometimes people buzz about a thing so that they can be excited about something. Some guy will promote a thing so that if more people get on the bandwagon, he can say he discovered it.
Let’s send off OKS veteran Stephen Carradini with some rad music vids.
And with that, I give you the song he loves more than most any in the whole, wide world:
Here’s one that buzzing across the blogosphere today: St. Vincent covering the heck out of ol’ Tom Waits. Astute fans of St. V’s (better known as Annie Clark) know this is far from the most exciting cover song she’s ever played. Also, she was born in my hometown and I have a Tulsa Driller-sized crush on her, in the interest of full disclosure:
Chapel Hill indie guitar legends Superchunk tossed a new/old video our way this week for the classic “Learn to Surf.” Let’s just say that their stage presence has neither increased nor decreased since 1998, nor have they apparently learned any new moves. How's that for consistency?
Not technically a music video, but it does feature OKC native Blake Griffin and former Sooner bulldozer Adrian Peterson, and is absolutely hilarious. That is, if you can stand Seth Meyer’s annoyingly glib grinning that introduces it:
How many different versions of ‘Hey Joe’ do you need to hear, really?
Rock Matt Carney
I’m absolutely, totally, 100 percent, completely in support of reissues.
There is great music in the past that often gets neglected or forgotten
once the generation that popularized it ambles a few years into their