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Drummer of Fleet Foxes Leaves Band

Posted: February 7, 2012 in News
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Backseat Nation


Drummer J. Tillman of highly acclaimed indie-folk band Fleet Foxes announced yesterday on his tumblr that he was quiting the band. He is quoted as saying “Farewell Fleet Fans and Friends. Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go. Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.”

Fleet Foxes released their sophomore album “Helplessness Blues” last year.


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Kitchen Music

Posted: January 17, 2012 in Videos
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I came across this great little video from Stephen J. Anderson the other day that put a smile on my face.  According to him,

“I got bored and curious at the same time so I decided to see if I could turn my kitchen into a musical instrument… DIY style.”

Looks like some good ol’ fun around the house! Reminds me something I might have done with bandmates in high school. Good times!

Yeah, it’s a little early to announce, but ya gotta love Grandmaster Flash’s, “The Message!”

Can’t wait!

Grandmaster Flash will perform "The Message" with Common, Lupe Fiasco and LL Cool J at The Grammys 2012 Award Nomination Ceremony.

The Grammy Awards are slated for February 12th, 2012, but the fine folks at the Grammy Foundation are already doing their part to get the hype rolling. (If you’re one of those people that thinks October is way too early for Christmas ads and decorations, you might want to skip this one.)

Common, Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross and LL Cool J will join Grandmaster Flash – known as Godfather of Hip Hop for his influence on the genre’s roots – for a special live performance of “The Message” at the Grammy Nomination Concert on November 30. The iconic track established hip hop as a valuable platform to raise awareness of the poverty, violence and drug problems present in inner-city ghettos.

For its impact on the genre, “The Message” will see induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame, plus this special cross-generational performance on Wednesday night’s Grammy Nomination ceremony.

The Grammy Nominations…

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