Sunday, August 31, 2003

Lightning struck itself.

As a change of pace, I'm going to write about something none of you are the least bit interested in. (Note irony.)

One of my favorite bands of all time is Television. Last night, while listening to their second album, I decided to see if there were any interesting web sites devoted to them. The best was The Wonder, which is jam-packed with info and pictures. Guitarist Richard Lloyd has his own site, which is a treasure trove if you happen to be a guitarist. Unfortunately, despite owning a few guitars, I'm not much of a guitarist, so I can't make much use of the amazing technical data Lloyd has available. Several other sites devoted entirely or partly to Television are this one, this one, and, yes, this one.

Love comes in spurts.

Another great guitarist from the same 70's New York punk scene that spawned Television is Robert Quine. He's known mostly for his gloriously angular, violent lead guitar work in Richard Hell and the Voidoids in the 70's, Lou Reed in the early 80's, and Mathew Sweet in the early 90's. His highly interesting web site is definately worth a look if you have the faintest clue who he is. And if you don't know who he is, don't bother. Seriously.

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