Thursday, April 12, 2007

Morning Shorts

Following up on the Vic Chesnutt post of the other day, greater New Yorkers can see him free at Fordham U.'s Flom Auditorium May 9th. If you wanna see the singular Vic, you'll need to RVSP to WFUV's Assistant News/Public Affairs Director George Bodarky at (718) 817-5561 or at gbodarky@wfuv. org byApril 18th. The performance is in conjunction with the premiere of an audio documentary on disabled musicians called "Musical Abilities", which will air and stream May 23rd at 8:30 PM on WFUV.

To add to the steadily growing surreality of Bright Eyes' rise as massive pop culture icon/object of derision from the humble beginnings of Saddle Creek home recordings: Pitchfork reports that Costco is/was hawking Oberst-autographed guitars for the bargain-basement rate of $899! However, a call to Bright Eyes' publicist revealed that they had no idea, and they'd be getting in touch with Costco. Lo and behold, the listing is down. The price of fame, Omaha!

Somehow on New Release Tuesday I missed an available track from Jana Hunter's great new record on Gnomonsong, There's No Home. Get woozy and weepy to "Valkyries".

MP3: Jana Hunter - Valkyries

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