Daily Archives: February 25, 2010


50 days to go til Coachella


I’ve been hearing about them for the past year or so, every since my friend bassist and Superintendent of Luminous Detail, Jeff Allen called me up and told me I needed to check them out.  But of course, I didn’t check them out.  I kept forgetting their name.  Then every few months when we spoke again, he’d mention them yet again, and I’d always mean to check them out but then I’d get side tracked (kids, work, dogs, etc)… So imagine my surprise when I saw their name on the Coachella lineup!  Jeff has great taste in music in general – except for the time he tried to sell me on some horrendous orchestral CD involving the New York Phil playing Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love.  Last time we spoke, he actually denied any memory of this, but I’m like an elephant and I remember sitting in his dumpy apartment on 91st Street trying to mask my horror as he pawned it off as good music.  I should probably add he also has a strange affinity for ambient space music – of the two notes every four thousand bar variety, where you’re not sure if you’re listening to music or the hum of a carburator five miles away.  Despite those two minor flaws he has fantastic taste in music, and I looked forward to checking out my MuteMath mix on our Sonos system.  And let me tell you… Continue reading

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