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Last night I saw Tom Morello and friends play a benefit show at the Hotel Cafe for the Axis of Justice/Food Not Bombs program. But I have to be honest although the Axis of Justice is a fantastic program, which I fully support…And of course hearing Tom Morello acoustic style was awesome as well…The main attraction for me was Alexi Murdoch. He is no stranger to the Hotel Cafe, a small intimate bar for acoustic performances, the ideal setting to see Alexi in.
He was quite honestly just amazing…If people didn’t know of him before the show, they knew of him after and you could just tell that he quickly became the main act. This was the second of three shows they are doing at the Hotel Cafe within a 3 week span. I couldn’t make the first one but I am going again next week for their final performance.
I think what impresses me the most about his music is the attention given to each chord, each note and every lyric. He is so meticulous, such a perfectionist…An artist indeed.
And if you didn’t catch the other 5 times I suggested picking up his new album then hopefully you will hear me now because Time Without Consequence sits at the very top of my “Best of 2006” it is #1. There is no doubt…It appeals to all and you can listen to every single track from beginning to end and then listen to it all over again.
And just in case you are still not convinced here is a track from the album for you to sample also one of the songs from his set last night:

Breathe (mp3 expired) – Alexi Murdoch
BUY Time Without Consequence

In other news all I do is work…In fact tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US (America stuff your face day and then spend, consume and spend some more day) and remember when I said I got 4 glorious days off….Yeah that’s not going to happen…I am going to have to go in. But I did get the raise! :) Thank you for your words of encouragement and advice, I don’t think I would have spoken up if it wasn’t for all of your support…So a thousand thank yous.

And now on to this weeks releases…Three tracks from three stand out albums. Enjoy. Support the artists!!!!

All Fires (mp3 expired) – Swan Lake
Buy Beast Moans

The Matrimony Vine (mp3 expired) – Dave Fischoff
Buy Crawl

This last one is kind of the odd one out…But I think Jay Z is actually an extremely talented, smart businessman and musician. And the fact that he is open to expanding outside his rap/hip-hop style up and is why he is so good at what he does. Also I chose this track because I have a serious soft spot for Coldplay and not only does Chris Martin collaborate with Jay here, he produced it (put together the beats, which was originally going to be handed to Dr. Dre to do but Chris jumped in head first…It is a good fucking song. As for the album? Well…I think I am still digesting it so I can’t really say as of yet but did I mention the song Beach Chair? That is a good song…

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Beach Chair (mp3 expired)- Jay-Z (feat. Chris Martin)
Kingdom Come


13 Responses to “Stuffed Post”

  1. Don't Need Anything on November 23rd, 2006 9:44 am

    i feel so DIRTY downloading a Jay-z song…

  2. mjrc on November 23rd, 2006 12:25 pm

    great post. i’ve always wanted to go to one of those hotel cafe concerts.

    hey, did you get it together to submit to the podcast yet? i did it as quickly as possible, coz i was really jonesing for it.

    hope you didn’t have to work too hard today and that someone cooks you a really nice pumpkin pie. : )

  3. Rachel on November 23rd, 2006 2:33 pm

    LOL, yeah I feel kind of bad too. ;)

    mjrc, yeah no I didn’t…I feel bad I didn’t even go over there yet. But I am going now. :)

    I didn’t have to work today or tomorrow…But Saturday and possibly Sunday…

    I did make an apple pie…My dad taught me how to make the best pie crust…So yeah, I wish someone would make me a pumpkin pie. :)

  4. w.a.fading on November 23rd, 2006 6:02 pm

    Good to hear you got to see Alexi – I can just imagine the smile on you face!

    I can make a pretty mean soup using pumpkin (lots of rosemary).

    For a pie I’d need to experiment a bit!

  5. tad on November 24th, 2006 1:18 pm

    just spent the better part of an hour looking through your place, liking everything i read/saw/listened to. an ever-so-slightly-belated-happy-thanksgiving to you, congratulations on the raise, and better luck with your car!

  6. Anonymous on November 24th, 2006 11:51 pm

    I felt so dirty downloading the Jay-Z song as well.

    But I don’t regret it. It’s a good song. <3

    Thanks a ton!

  7. Rachel on November 25th, 2006 1:45 am

    w.a. fading, I am still smiling just thinking of it. I didn’t know you cooked too…That’s fantastic!

    tad, thank you, quite pleased you enjoyed. Happy thanksgiving although somewhat belated…But haven’t we really extended Thanksgiving to the whole weekend? At least I think Friday counts too. :) Sand is Overrated is a mighty fine site as well; bookmarked and linked.

    Anon, I am glad you don’t regret it, I would feel terrible if you had. A good song indeed. Cheers!

  8. mjrc on November 26th, 2006 6:28 am

    i’m going to disagree here and say i didn’t like the jay-z as much as the rest of you. but i did like the alexi–that’s a beautiful tune!

  9. fb on November 26th, 2006 7:40 am

    Can we all just stop and say yay! for the raise?

    Looking forward to hearing where you went with the chicken theme–I missed the boat again.

  10. tara on November 26th, 2006 2:51 pm

    hey rachel-this is tara-shane’s sister. he linked me to your blog awhile back because he said we have similar music tastes.

    anyway-i found alexi a couple of years ago-and bought his single from CD Baby-the only place I could find it.

    i already bought his new one-but just wanted to say hey-so hey.

    and im jealous you got to see him.

    and check out The Notwist. (if you havent already)

  11. tara on December 3rd, 2006 1:13 pm

    i was told of my heinous transgression. please believe i know that it was an EP your mp3 highness!

    my generation bought a lot of singles on tape at wherehouse for 2.99 growing up. and of course, this is not an excuse, but i always say single when i mean EP.

    (bowing and backing away slowly)

    (removing tongue from cheek)


  12. Rachel on December 3rd, 2006 1:54 pm

    OMG!!!! I am going to kick your brother’s ass!

    I was merely kidding…I appreciate the comment and checking out my home away from home. :) I linked to your wonderful site, you are ever so talented.

    And please don’t mind me I am just a snob times 10. ;)

  13. tara on December 4th, 2006 9:59 pm

    hahahaha-please kick his ass. he deserves it. :)

    we need to just hang out, then you will know i love snobs that are multiplied by ten.

    and i was also only kidding. i just couldnt help myself.

    later you!

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