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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

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Electric Arguments

Posted by shanoah on December 10, 2008

Oh, we got from Gypsy music to Klesmer through Austowitz, as I recall, Sean. I actually had another Klesmer clip lined up as a followup, too, by the Amsterdam Klesmer Band. I might still have played it, but I happened to hear a few songs from Paul McCartney & Youth’s new album, Electric Arguments, under the band name The Fireman. And I decided that you get to hear a few of them as well. And you can hear all of them streamed, or buy un-DRMed copies at Paul’s website. FLAC, even. Because Paul’s that kind of guy.

For a little background, over the course of about a year, they recorded 13 tracks in 13 full day sessions, going into the studio with absolutely no plan or direction of how they wanted the album to sound. Makes for a creative, free, album that strikes me as highly Discordian.

The Sun is Shining

This is one of maccaspan2008‘s homebrew videos to the song, The Sun is Shining. Like, well, a lot of songs from this album, this is an instant classic Paul McCartney song. Of course, I’m partial to the Beatles, both together and apart.

Travelling Light

This one just sends chills down me. And is quite different from ‘The Sun is Shining’. It just surrounds you with its sound. Amazing music.

Sing the Changes

And this is actually the official video to ‘Sing the Changes’.  This one was the one that convinced me to try listening to the others. Mainly because it was such a trippy, experimental video. I’ll admit, this album, which just came out, really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting any new, fresh, or even remotely interesting from Paul these days. This may have convinced me to check out his next album as well…

Edit: Updated because the old copy of Sing The Changes went embedded-only due to a claim by Universal Studios. The new copy was posted by some bloke named Paul McCartney. I think he’s got a better claim on it…


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