An aside: I originally wanted to write a post arguing that for moral and ethical reasons, you shouldn’t buy Facebook stock, no matter how much money it earns, because doing so is the equivalent of investing in Big Tobacco, or Monsanto, or Dow Chemical, or Exxon. That was slapped aside, and I was basically told to shut my hippie mouth and that I am a dyspeptic old curmudgeon who ought to slink back to whatever stinky all-ages Fugazi show I came from.
John Peel, our beloved national treasure of a BBC DJ who died way too young, had a legendary record collection which is being made available online in its entirety. The website recreates his office and the first 100 albums in the A section are up now, more to be added as time goes on. You get to listen to these, and to a massive collection of the famous Peel Sessions, via Spotify.
This is staggeringly great news, guys. Have at it.
So excited about this show I could squeal. Dean Wareham is touring a little bit playing Galaxie 500 songs, and I have tickets for May 11 at the Hemlock in San Francisco. I never saw that band or Luna live, and I’ve never seen Dean & Britta, but Dean is easily one of my favorite guitarists and songwriters and one of his bands is constantly on my heavy rotation list.
actually my picture, but I typed my own password wrong so it only posted to the community tumblr