Here's a thought: whenever a weather forecaster gets it wrong, let's subject he/she to public humiliation.
There have been several times in the last two weeks were rain was promised and nothing happened (and vice-versa). How many people changed their plans based on what we were told? And when the errors are pointed out, the forecasters shrug their shoulders and go "What do you want? It's weather."
I think that they're not trying hard enough. Greater accuracy should be encouraged by the threat of public shaming when they get it wrong. Think it over.
As you're doing so, here's the latest round of double-filtered music recommendations. Juliette Jagger has the final say.
Artist: Buffalo Killers, “Get It”
Album: Dig. Sow. Love. Grow.
This is rough and tumble, dirty south, throwback blues rock done right.
Sounds like: Americanarama
Link/Listen/Watch: Stream it here.
Artist: Sid Johnson “Leh”
Album: Dirt Rose Up
I really enjoy when an independent artist comes out of the middle of nowhere and is simply good at what they do. When they’re honest, and when they sound like they’ve been places, seen and felt things, cause that’s what this is really all about.
Sounds like: Driving aimlessly
Artist: Ira Lee, “Strike”
Nothing gets me like an artist with an eye for aesthetics. Not only is “Strike” a really interesting track, the visuals speak loud and clear. I don’t usually dig modern day protest music because it’s generally to obvious, but this song takes rights and labor issues and makes them incredibly human.
Sounds like: A call to action.
Artist: The Invisible “Generational”
This album is deeply and freakishly compelling. It exists momentarily in a very really way, and then collapses back unto itself.
Sounds like: Limbo.
Artist: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, “Tapes & Money”
Although the DJ culture has long been alive, well and underground, on a mainstream level this is truly the Age of the DJ. We are really starting to see some immensely talented individuals emerge who have created an art form out of mixing and manipulating sound in a way that our bodies instinctually respond to. On top of that, now we are starting to see a new crop of DJ’s who provide their own vocal tracks to a song. Very cool shit.
Sounds like: Empire of the Sun visuals meets rave inducing soundscapes