Thursday, February 23, 2012

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen - "Dream Baby Dream"

Keep the fire burning.
Have you seen Bruce Springsteen's live version of Suicide's 1977 song "Keep Your Dreams"?? It's the best thing ever. I want to make love with it, have babies with it, and live forever in the exact split second that I found out it exists.

[Thank you, Arthur P.]

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

MP3: Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem - "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire"

Liberate Your Lutes
There is rarely anything about Jim Jarmusch that I don't envy. His flawless record of indie films such as Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Dead Man, Coffee and Cigarettes... speaks volumes to his impeccable style. I mean, look at that fucking haircut - it's perfection in its most unflinching, eccentric form.

Only slightly lesser known are his musical talents. (Insert obligatory joke about David Lynch here.) Many may know him as vocalist/keyboardist of 80's No Wave group the Del-Byzanteens (yes that IS John Lurie on sax). On the soundtrack to his 2009 film The Limits of Control - watch it, if you haven't already - Jarmusch performs as one third of Bad Rabbit. The band formed solely for the purpose of recording 4 ambient metal jams for the soundtrack which is one of the best contemporary movie soundtracks ever compiled. Seriously, it just does not quit. Much to our shagrin, however, we were unable to find any further Bad Rabbit material, though search we did - day and fucking night. Thus, left behind is an unquenchable thirst that can only be identified as the ever-painful longing for more guitar-heavy psychedelic rock delivered at the hands of one Mr. James Jarmusch. *dry sob*

Until now? Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity is not Jarmusch's first collaboration with Dutch lute-master Jozef Van Wissem, but it certainly is the most exciting. As you'll find below, this record may potentially serve to moisten even our most parched, impoverished orifices of desire for what once was so beauteous about Bad Rabbit, and all that is awesome about Jim Jarmusch... and the lute.

Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem - "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire"

Much rumored is Jarmusch's inevitable move towards a solo project. But there's no point in breaking our own hearts for nothing. So, til then, Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity is set to be released February 28 on Important Records.