Author Archives: Robert Duffy

Video: Jack White “Sixteen Saltines”

After watching this video, I literally said out loud to no one, “What just happened there?” I didn’t get a response. But then I watched the video four more times.

Mad Men’s “Zou Bisou, Bisou” Being Released on Vinyl

Jessica Pare (as Megan Draper) performed “Zou Bisou, Bisou” on Mad Men Sunday and now it’s being released as a limited vinyl in either red or black. Order it from Insound, and watch the video below. More info over on Wall St Journal.

Video: Sharon Van Etten performs “Leonard” on Conan

Sharon Van Etten performs “Leonard” from her latest album, Tramp.

The Flaming Lips’ Immediate Collectible Record Store Day Releases

Yeah, I want this.

THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS will be pressed on two high-quality, multi-color vinyl discs housed in separate custom art jackets and poly bagged together. No two discs will look exactly alike. This double album will be very limited and released exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY. Once it’s gone, it will not be repressed again making THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS the most anticipated RSD release this year.

Track-listing for THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS is as follows:

Side 1:
2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
Ashes In The Air (featuring Bon Iver)
Helping The Retarded To Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2:
Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)
Children Of The Moon (featuring Tame Impala)
That Ain’t My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)

Side 3:
I’m Working At NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)
Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)
Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

Side 4:
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)
Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)
I Don’t Want You To Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)

The Flaming Lips will also release a split 7″ with Mastadon where the band covers “A Spoonful Weighs a Ton” and it’ll be on baby pink vinyl.

Video: Jay-Z Performing at SXSW

Here’s the full length Jay-Z show he did on Monday for AMEX at SXSWi.

Megan Palmer at SXSW 2012

Dear friend Megan Palmer is playing a few unofficial SXSW shows this week. Definitely add her to your calendar.

Thurs 15: Beatles Party at Hickory Street Grill (800 N. Congress), from 12pm-6pm; playing around 5:15

Friday 16: We are Columbus Showcase, Treehouse Pub, 501 E. Sixth St. Playing 9:15-9:50

Saturday 17: Local Correspondents Showcase at 219 West. 5:00pm, duo with Jeremiah Birnbaum

Adele x Daft Punk Mash-Up by Carlos Serrano

When you combine Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” wit Daft Punk’s “Something About Us”, it sounds like reuniting two long lost lovers. They were meant to be together since the beginning.

Jay-Z Performing SXSW Show for AMEX During Interactive

Might want to start camping out in line for this one starting tonight.

Ticket pickup will occur at the American Express Booth at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, March 10, at 7:00 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Amex will showcase the new Twitter experience during a special, nationally live streamed concert from SXSW at Austin City Limits on March 12 at 7 p.m. CT

The Amex Sync Show will be broadcast live at and also be available on the VEVO mobile and tablet platform. A special rebroadcast will be available on-demand from March 13th to March 19th

In Austin, SXSW Interactive badge holders that are American Express Cardmembers can sync their cards with their Twitter accounts for a chance to gain access to the “Amex Sync Show Presenting JAY Z” live for themselves plus one guest that is also a SXSW registrant. The concert will also be live-streamed from a digital billboard on the corner of 6th Street and Red River in Austin.

Video: The Magnetic Fields “Andrew in Drag”

Love at the Bottom of the Sea, the latest album by The Magnetic Fields, comes out tomorrow. It’s definitely one of my favorite recordings from the band in a long time, possibly since 69 Love Songs.

Nialler9 SXSW Event + The Hype Hotel

Our Irish cousins at Nialler9 are putting on a great event during SXSW next week. Click here for complete details.

This event is part of the week long series being presented by The Hype Machine, dubbed The Hype Hotel.