I have this tumblr for several weeks now, but most of you followers/readers are only here for about a week, thanks to my post on the new Eddie Vedder track.
I have usually 10-15 visits a day here (more on my main website, but not much), and it soared to over 4,000 for two consecutive days. Obviously, it’s going down now, but it was nice while it lasted + it got me quite a lot of new followers, who may wanna get an introduction of what I’m doing here.
First of all, this tumblr started in French, as you can see from some pages not in English. Why? Not only because ‘m French-speaking, but mostly because my website, Music Box, is in French. So I felt like continuing that way. But after a short while, I decided to switch to English, just because I wanted it ;-)
I may start writing reviews in English, as requested by some of you here and on my Facebook page. There’s more people who understand English than French anyway. And I think I like writing in English more than in French.
I’ll try to regulary post music and various kind of music-related stuff, just take a look at what I posted to have an idea of what to expect.
Also, I reblogged a picture about a week ago, about donating money to quake/tsunami victims in Japan. It was supposed to be 1 cent/reblog, etc etc. Now, I’m poor, but this was enough + I don’t wanna do the math ;-)
So thanks to everyone who reblogged and loved the post and the new followers, I’ll be donating 20€ at the end of the month + all my Flattr revenue. Not much, I know, but it’s all I can at the moment.
Anyway, enough for now, and a heartfelt welcome to my Tumblr and other webpages.
I have been waiting for the news to break on this one for YEARS. I was an early fan of The Darkness and am a passionate believer in the sheer brilliance of their campy + cheeky sound. Regardless of how people describe them, the simple fact is that it’s GREAT music, and…
Ok I said I would post this yesterday, and I’m late. Whatever, this song is nearly 20 years old anyway.
It’s an instrumental from Pearl Jam’s forthcoming Vs. reissue, called Creedy Stomp, probably because it showcases the harder side of Hendrix-worshipping guitar hero Mike McCready, but also the thundering power of former drummer Dave Abbruzzese.
I wonder if Vedder ever tried to put vocals on this.
Late this month, we’ll be treated to the reissue of two of my all-time favourite records, Pearl Jam’s Vs. and Vitalogy. Each one has been remastered and will comme with three bonus tracks each. Here’s one of those.
Hold On is a Vs. outtake, which remained unknown until its inclusion on rarities comp Lost Dogs, in 2003. The Vs. reissue will feature an acoustic version, with affecting vocals from Eddie Vedder and a rather fantastic overall sound, with a really nice instrumental coda.
Other bonus tracks are Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover and live shows favourite), a Nothingman demo, alternate takes of Corduroy and Nothingman and the unreleased instrumental Creedy Stomp, which will be featured here tomorrow.
I love The Joy Formidable, probably my favourite new band of the year. Or so I thought, and then I discovered their first release was actually in 2009 : the EP A Balloon Called Moaning. This track comes from even somewhere else, the bonus CD from the deluxe edition of their debut The Big Roar.
It’s an alternate version of album standout Whirring, sung in Welsh and with an ethereal, Cocteau Twins meets early Dead Can Dance quality. Mesmerising and totally different from the album. Please keep being that good.