Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 7 – Rolling Stone Cover / Lonelygirl15


Welcome to episode 7! Sorry for the delay; this one took a long time in editing. This episode features a short discussion about the Rolling Stone magazine cover photo of the Boston bombing suspect, a longer discussion about the phenomenon that was Lonelygirl15, and links of the week and updates. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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Two Golden Age Bollywood Songs That I Love Right Now

Kabuliwala opening title

I’ve always been a fan of traditional Indian music. I used to search Limewire for long live recordings of ragas and tabla solos. The best recordings combined severe technical proficiency with a fun, improvisational feeling. The rhythms and melodies were complex, but there was something very satisfying and whole about the compositions, no matter how fractured they could appear if you thought too much about what time signature they were using.

Recently, that interest led me to a new style of music. I’ve been exploring the golden age of Bollywood cinema, the music produced for Indian popular cinema in the 50s and 60s. (more…)

Kurt Cobain died 17 years ago

Jim Romenesko Poynter had an intereresting blog post yesterday quickly reviewing coverage of Kurt Cobain’s death on April 5, 1994.

And it reminded me, I am not a huge Nirvana fan, but I really, really love their MTV Unplugged performance of Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.”. It’s one of the better covers out there, and as art tends to be, infinitely more interesting after the artist’s untimely death.