So I’m still abrtoad, but I’ve settled down a bit and may even get around to blogging once in a while. We’ll see. A quick perusal of my old haunts led me to find a few new and old gems lurking out in the wild wide interweb. So until I do get blogging, you’ll have to make do with some of these great music blogs:
Times ain’t like they used to be – Though he’s just started out, he’s already got a wealth of roots music covering at least 4 continents, and his selections are very much to my taste. Wild Greek Rebetiko, congolese soukous, rare vintage blues, Irish fiddle, early jazz, and top-notch folk by the likes of John Jacob Niles. It gets the full Irate Pirate “Aye” of approval, and you should all frequent it.
Henry’s Archive – Many fine gems of Indian classical music here. So many, that he usually just abbreviates the names. For instance, NB is Nikhil Banerjee and VK is Vilayat Khan; 2 of the most amazing sitarists ever to record. So fear not if you don’t recognize the name, the quality’s there. Also american Rockonoclasts like Hendrix, Beefheart & Zappa
Mehfil-E-Mausiqi – Archival Audio Recordings of Indian Classical Music. “Utter Joy”
Magic of Juju – All styles; interesting writing; odd pictures; what more could you want? Well, they stopped about the same time as I. But plenty of treasure to be had in their trove, still.
We Love Music – Sure they have country music…pick a country. Really. No corner of the world is left out.
Haji Maji – “Scratchy Old Chinese Records” about covers it. Having just seen Pipa-ist Liu Fang in concert, you can bet I’ll be gobbling this stuff up. I mean, seriously. What other country has a 3-string fiddle-banjo?
oh, and I should mention: if any of you find cool blogs or have one of your own, feel free to post a comment in this post. There’s lots of buried treasure out there.