Saturday, December 17, 2005
Finding new music
As I grow old and calcified, I depend on two sources for new music: my daughter, Molly, who is the hippest person I know, possibly the hippest person on the planet, and my friend Jerry, who finds new stuff all the time in spite of being sober for 18 years.
No more. I have a new source. Plug a band into this site http://liveplasma.com/ and it'll plot out other bands within its musical sphere. Pretty cool.
But not perfect. Type in Blind Blake, an amazing guitar player from the 30's, and the best live plasma comes up with is Justin Timberlake. Not exactly in the same musical universe.
Little Charlie and the Nightcats (a band you should know) = Charlie Poole. Closer than Justin Timberlake, but still no cigar.
Snobbish carping aside, it does give you Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Son House, Little Walter, and Jimmy Eat World. Not bad.
(By the way, that poster up there is for our band's debut. If you're in North Carolina, come on by.)