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As always, Fake Shore Drive is a good place for a Freddie Gibbs fix.
* Almost forgot that Beck, Tortoise (who play Millennium Park on Thursday), and Thurston Moore covered Yanni's Live at the Acropolis. Compare the version below to the original. More Yanni coverage at Beck's site.
You laugh, but once upon a time Yiannis Hrysomallis was rocking the Midwest with Chameleon and its revolving drum kit. Some of your friends may already be this ambient.
* The High Confessions—metal super-producer Sanford Parker, White/Light member (and Pavement tour blogger) Jeremy Lemos, Ministry/Revolting Cocks vet and Wim Winders fave Chris Connelly, and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley—are streaming at Stereogum.
* A friend highly recommends Like a Ship (Without a Sail) by T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir, featuring liner notes by our own Peter Margasak. It certainly inspired one of the all-time great weird record-critic triangulations:
“Like A Ship evokes the Beach Boys’ ’ ‘Til I Die’ and Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.’ ” — Spin