Not My Own Content

I’m not in a con­tent-pro­vid­ing mood this week. Instead, for a change, I’m link­ing to oth­ers’ con­tent. Today I’ll post some links to mp3s you may or may not like.

Eric Satie: 1. Four Gnossiennes 1-Lent 3:34 [mp3]

— Satie was a French com­pos­er who lived in the late 19th and ear­ly 20th cen­turies. If you like this you can lis­ten to much more on Ubu.

The Scarring Party: Ocean Bottom [mp3]

— I found this song through Metafilter Music and liked the band so much I bought their CD. It is great and this song is one of my fa­vorites for 2006. There are a cou­ple more songs avail­able at their site. Please vis­it.

Friend: Flora [mp3]

— Friend is one of my fa­vorite lo­cal mu­sic acts. It is amaz­ing how the mu­sic can qui­et down the row­dy in­die crowd. This isn’t my fa­vorite song which is called Tess, but this is an­oth­er good one. You can hear more on MySpace.

This Moment in Black History: Tape Don’t Lie [mp3]

— Probably my fa­vorite Cleveland band. Great live shows. They’ve got a new al­bum avail­able called It Takes a Nation (of Assholes to Hold Us Back). This track is from that al­bum. Hear more on MySpace.

Bob Log III: Log Bomb [mp3]

— Phil over at Lead Singer Disorder slapped me in the face with Fat Possum Records the oth­er day, and I’ve lis­tened to a ton of their free mp3s since. This fat blues jam comes from there.

Jonathan Coulton: Mandelbrot Set [mp3]

— This guy writes very en­ter­tain­ing songs about a va­ri­ety of things, in­clud­ing SCIENCE!. This one hap­pens to be about frac­tals. Many of his songs are free, or do­na­tion-based down­loads. His busi­ness mod­el pre­dates the iTunes store by quite a bit. Go lis­ten to more by him.

Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie: When the Levee Breaks [mp3]

— All of the songs on this site are from the Web Archive col­lec­tion, but since they’re al­ready culled and good bluesy stuff it might be more use­ful. This song is NOT a cov­er of the Led Zeppelin tune, as peo­ple keep think­ing when I make them lis­ten to it. LZ cov­ered it!

The Up Ensemble: Belly Dancing [mp3]

— These Cleveland guys do great free-form jazz as well as cre­at­ing some ex­cel­lent fu­sions be­tween var­i­ous world mu­sic styles. More at MySpace.