Oct 022012
Frank Ocean - Øyafestivalen 2012

Frank Ocean – Øyafestivalen 2012 (Photo credit: NRK P3)

Apparently coughing and being sick is the new thing these last few days, so I might as well blog about it, right? I’m trying to avoid getting ill myself by moving desks around when I can, but being sleep-deprived (no one to blame but myself for staying up until 4 in the morning to work on silly projects that I’ll probably never finish) isn’t giving my immune system any help.

Oh well, here’s what’s spinning in my world lately:

Stay healthy, my friends.
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Jul 092012
Emperor X

Cover of Emperor X

This past Thursday, Emperor X played to a standing room crowd at Menza pri Koritu as part of the Caffeine Hours festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, touching our hearts and for at least a brief spell helping us forget this Mediterranean summer heat that we’ve been experiencing. It was one of those amazing nights that makes you feel good to be alive, and I felt inclined to write something, anything, about what a spectacular guy Chad is for helping to contribute to that.

To kick it off, my buddy Uroš captured the following video of “The Magnetic Media Storage Practices of Rural Pakistan”:

which should help give you a taste of what we saw. The remainder of the performance was equally as enjoyable and memorable, and after it ended we danced the night away to the sounds of Guess What? and Orchestre du Mont-Plaisant.

Drunk and happy at 3 in the morning, I walked home in the same direction as Chad and Rok (curator of Caffeine Hours) where something truly magical happened. Rok and I were telling Chad about how our buddy Jure was a big fan and really wanted to be at the show that night, but was unable to make it. Upon hearing this, he INSISTED that we do something special for our good friend Jure, which turned into him improvising a song in Slovenian (while Rok whispered translations in his ear) and belting out the lyrics into the otherwise quiet latenight Ljubljana streets. Enjoy:

For some more Emperor X goodness, check out his recent Daytrotter Session from 20 April 2012

Allahu Akbar.

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Jun 272012
LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy (via last.fm)

Howdy ladies and gents,

Been away for a bit, between Berlin Buzzwords, a trip to Copenhagen, Venice, seeing Bruce Springsteen in Trieste, hiking Velika Planina in Slovenia, and camping in Baska on Krk island in Croatia, this guy’s been on the move. Fear not though, for I am back and full of summer energy.

Here’s the latest from the music blogosphere:

Until next time,


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Apr 272012
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Dayman Fighter of the Nightman Champion of the sun You’re a master of karate and friendship for everyone! Dayman (Auhhhaahhh) Fighter of the Nightman  (Auhhhaahhh) Champion of the sun  (Auhhhaahhh) You’re a master of karate and friendship for everyone! Dayman, Dayman  (Auhhhaahhh) Fighter of the Nightman Champion of the sun

(Lyrics to Dayman vs. Nightman by Charlie in Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

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Apr 222012

“I’m so blessed to have spent the time with my family and the friends I’ve loved in my short life I have met so many people I deeply care for”

I woke up with Yeasayer‘s Blogotheque session in my head this morning and I still can’t get enough of it.

#87.1 – YEASAYER – No need to worry / Redcave by lablogotheque

via http://www.blogotheque.net/2008/03/10/yeasayer/ (or http://en.blogotheque.net/2008/03/10/yeasayer-en/)

Enjoy – happy rainy Sunday!


PS. If you’re in Ljubljana, see you at PJ Bond and Mark McCabe at [A] Infoshop tonight!

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Apr 212012
Gramophone / Phonograph / Record Player - Engi...

Gramophone / Phonograph / Record Player - Engines in Enginuity, Coalbrookdale (Photo credit: ell brown)

Another year, another Record Store Day.

Some blogs I read are heralding it as the largest music event in the world. Pretty sweet sauce – you’d think that for something of that magnitude, a cultural European center the size of Ljubljana might have something going on. Unfortunately, no. Ljubljana has no proper record shops, just a couple of music stores that look like they transported here from the mid-90’s, and I have to read about events like Other Music’s in-store DJ lineup of Suckers, Four Tet, Ex Cops, The Men, and Wild Nothing, not to mention the fact that the releases I’m listening to online are actually available there on 7 inch vinyl

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Last year I prepared myself better and made a day trip to Zagreb to see some in-store performances and buy some vinyl, and despite talk of making a road trip to Austria this year with some friends, this year finds me unprepared and sitting on my couch. Oh well. I guess I’ll have to settle for internet streams this year – at least this year finds me with a record player to listen to the few vinyls I’ve been able to collect over the past year.

Either way, here are my picks:

And a couple of non-RSD picks: Happy Record Store Day. Next year in Jerusalem!
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Mar 072012
Beach House performing at Coachella 2010

Image via Wikipedia

Wow. We All Just Want Someone To Shout For said it proper – “2012 just got real.” Check out this new Beach House:

[new]: Beach House – Myth (via We All Want Someone To Shout For)

In other music news:

Also out this week:

Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself The Magnetic Fields – Love at the Bottom of the Sea


Krzysztof Penderecki And Jonny Greenwood (via NPR)

Bonus feature:

A buddy of mine named Zoran has been publishing an online zine called Addicted to Nothing, offering excellent new mixtapes every Sunday, which have been pretty popular in recent weeks in the Ljubljana blogger community. This week’s installment features a mixtape from another friend, Tadej Štrok, and comes highly recommended from this happy subscriber!

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Looking for something to do tomorrow night in Ljubljana?

Check out Tune-Yards at Menza pri Koritu (in Metelkova)

That’s all for now. Veseli sreda, y’all!

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