Lisbeth Salander

An 8tracks mix inspired by Lisbeth Salander, who is the main character in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of books. I really enjoyed the books, but the movies are a bit uneven. It's all one story, each title picks up right where the previous one left off, but the first movie definitely is the best of the bunch. I liked the second and third films, but they lacked the intensity of the first. The books were much better.


The King Crimson Barber Shop

It's nice to know that a band can have a little fun at their own expense. When I think of King Crimson, they're such amazing musicians that I tend to think of them as "serious artists" (whatever that means), despite Adrian Belew's whacked out and sometimes whimsical lyrics. The King Crimson Barber Shop gives me a good chuckle. The first time I had heard it, on the Frame By Frame box set, it was so unexpected. I remember looking at the box set track list, The King Crimson Barber Shop kinda stuck out and I wondered what the hell it could be. According to the liner notes, Tony Levin came up with it. After its appearance on the box set,  the track showed up on the reissue of Three of a Perfect Pair, so I'm guessing it's a b-side from those sessions.

King Crimson - The King Crimson Barber Shop


Love Letter To Japan

Get well soon, Japan.
The Bird and the Bee - Love Letter To Japan

Image above and text below are from Pink Tentacle:

In the meantime, if you would like to support the ongoing disaster relief efforts, please consider making a much-needed donation to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund. (Small contributions are appreciated, and credit card payments are accepted.)

You can also help by purchasing any of the Japan Earthquake Relief prints by underground artists at the Poster Cause Project. 75% of profits from these prints will be donated to the Doctors Without Borders' earthquake and relief efforts in Japan.


Lost in blackness

I love this track, Marching Song, by Esben and the Witch. It sounds like impending doom approaching underneath a starless sky on a cold winter night. I'm loving the rest of their album, Violet Cries, as well. I came across it a couple weeks ago and I haven't been able to put it down. Looks like they're gonna hit San Francisco in a couple weeks, I think I might like to attend. Oh, and check out the video for Marching Song, it's kinda disturbing.

Esben and the Witch - Marching Song