Letters to the Editor Sue Clancy
Regarding the Feb. 2 Oklahoma Gazette Commentary “Mayor McModern” by Keith Gaddie: I
wish Mayor Mick Cornett the best of luck in attempting to modernize a
city that has Christian extremist/ fundamentalists ringed around its
Music Rod Lott
Hosted by Christopher O’Reilly, NPR’s popular “From the Top” music
program will record a live taping at 3 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma City
University’s Kirkpatrick Auditorium to air in September.
Letters to the Editor James Stovall
Recent evidence indicates that climate change is happening much faster
than anyone predicted. Climatologists have learned that heat-trapping
pollution produces both drying and more precipitation.
Lots of locals in this week’s edition of cost-nothing listening, including Two Suns, Dr. Pants and O Fidelis.
O Fidelis — “Mad World” Normally, married Okie folkers’ songs occupy the opposite side of the emotional spectrum as this 1982 Tears for Fears track (which you might recall that Gary Jules covered for the cult film “Donnie Darko”), but this cover suits them quite nicely, I think.
Dr. Pants — “Calling Chewbacca”
Don’t neglect to read the story behind this one. It’s a doozy.
Two Suns — “Not the End” and “Nostalgic” “Dream Familiar,” the debut LP from Jake Davidson’s Norman recording project Two Suns, is now up to five tracks available for listening in his ongoing-release model. Check ’em out, as well as our review of the entire record.
Larry Chin — “Days and Nights” While not a new song, this dreamy, drippy guitar track from Kyle Mayfield (né Larry Chin) is now available for free download, with the message that he’s working on a new EP. Gives a new meaning to the phrase “chin music.” Anyway, this one gives a local lease on the excellent major indie band Real Estate.
Jack White — “Love Interruption” Let’s just say I liked Jack White better when he sported red and white and distorted blues guitar. This clarinet-blue-shaving-thing just isn’t working out for me.
Dr. Dog — “Be the Void” OKSee’s groovier, hippie tendencies got really excited last week when we found out Delo Creative shot the video for the first single on this record. With the whole album now available to hear, we’re happier than a dog off his leash.
Air— “Le Voyage Dans La” This first track “Astronomic Club” goes from sounding like My Morning Jacket’s weird single “Holding On to Black Metal” into some kind of oddball spaghetti Western twang. Welcome back, Air.
Fucked Up — “Zodiac” A couple of rare tracks from Canadian hardcore sextet about the Chinese zodiac. Nifty.
Not your average 5K, Saturday’s Fight for Air Climb is all
vertical, as participants traverse the 34 floors of Cotter Ranch Tower,
100 N. Broadway, to reach the finish line at the top! Scheduled from
8:30 a.m. to noon, the event benefits the American Lung Association.
Call 748-4674 ext. 206 or visit fightforairclimb.org.