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UPDATE — Final Mix Released! (See BElow)

Long-time readers know that I’m a big fan of Karsh Kale, my old neighbor and the current heavyweight champion of making music with cool people all around the world. For Valentine’s Day, Karsh shared an early mix from a recent collaboration with Blackstratblues (a.k.a., guitarist Warren Mendonsa’s new project after moving on from Indian Rock legends “Zero”).

“Hallelujah / Ode to a Sunny Day” is a straightforward concept: Kale sings a Jeff Buckley-esque interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” over the music to Mendonsa’s “Ode To A Sunny Day”, which was originally featured on 2009’s “The New Album”.

Billy Bragg on Anger, David Byrne reviews the Kindle, The Return of Leonard Cohen, and Trent Reznor discusses Chris Cornell and artistic ethics.

  1. Note to anyone looking for a new band name: I think “A Couple of Svens” is available. []

Otherwise known as “Three Links About Musicians I Like”:

Leonard Cohen

Here’s a 45 minute interview that was recently posted by The Daily Swarm and <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/qQ on CBC:


Producer, Mixer, Musician, and Knowle West Boy extraordinaire Tricky talks about his approach to music:

Trip-Hop Pioneer Tricky: Sweet and Naive – Video – Wired


Finally, a solid primer on Prince’s Music, written for the Onion A.V. Club by Keith Phipps…read up and learn/remember how Prince was practically teaching every class on how to write the perfect pop song 25 years ago!

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