Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Last night was rather extraordinary - 'Broadway Backwards'
...more about that tomorrow... on Friday, I review 'I'm Not There...'

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The DJ Who Wasn't There

This week's Song/Video of the Week, Burial's 'Archangel,' I expect, will insinuate itself into hip, urban life in 2008.

It won't play on the radio, but will be heard trendy clothing stores, bars, and restaurants, and as shared music between friends and lovers on iPods...

All we know about Burial is that he's an anonymous, critically acclaimed DJ working in London. His latest album, Untrue (pictured left), came very late in 2007 but was still one of the year's five best-reviewed albums.

And he really is anonymous - reportedly only five people know that he even makes music. He is part of the genre called 'dubstep,' which surfaced in the UK in late 2005 and is described as 'dark mood, sparse rhythms, and emphasis on bass,'

'Archangel' is an insistent, moody, electronic track with haunting looped vocals..

Of course Burial is too anonymous for videos, but a fan put together an awesome clip using some Japanese anime from 'The Melancholy of Haruhu Suzumiya.' Here it is for your enjoyment:

Paul Lynde Snappy Answer of the Day:

Q: Does Mark Spitz* believe swimming in the nude helps you go faster?
Lynde: Well, it's easier to steer.
*1970s Olympic Gold Medal Swimming Champion

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