The Listening Experience podcast #1

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Today marks the debut of my new podcast called The Listening Experience. It branches off a bit from Book’s Music but I want to try a few new things in this one, which I will do in the weeks/months to come. The show remains, for the time being, 90 minutes in length although if you think it would be better if it was compacted to 60 minutes, let me know. As you can see, I don’t have a special logo for The Listening Experience so for now it’s basic.

The Listening Experience podcast #1 by Booksmusic on Mixcloud

AUDIO: Charlie Cunningham’s “Lights Off”

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As an old blues song once said, when it’s midnight, you turn the lights out. Charlie Cunningham understands this and gets into that mode with his song “Lights Off”, a nice folk-ish tale that could be a bit of advice or just wisdom from someone who wants to wax poetic a bit. IF you’d like to hear more, the song will appear on a new EP due out on November 17th called Outside Things. He will be touring throughout Europe for most of November, head to his official Facebook made to find out about dates.

AUDIO: Kev Brown & Hassaan Mackey’s “Hassaan Be Rappin”


When Hassaan be rapping, you want to let everyone know what they do not know. Kev Brown did this in “Hassaan Be Rappin'”, with the Hassaan in question being Hassaan Mackey, and if you miss rappers who have that monotone style in the vein of Rakim or Guru, then press play on this baby. This will appear on their That Grit min-album due out on November 4th via Ill Adrenaline/Low Budget.

VIDEO/FREE MP3 DL: Kink Ador’s “Hold on Tight”


Kink Ador is not the name of any of the members in this group, but it is the name of the band, so get to know this Nashville trio. They’ve released an EP called Free World and are hoping it will cause a few ripples in their path, so have a listen to an original song called “Hold On Tight”, which encourages lovers and lovers-to-be to be strong in a relationship situation. If you’d like to hear more of their music, go to the official Kink Ador Soundcloud page. IF you find “Hold On Tight” to be worthy enough of a download, you may do so below.

FREE MP3 DL: John Doe featuring Redd’s “Favorite Song”


Have you ever heard a song and immediately said “wow, this is going to be a personal favorite of mine?” Did you want to say “this will be my favorite song” 16 times in a row? If so, you will definitely get into Joe Doe’s new song that was produced by and featuring Redd. The press release said “so that is why there are too sides to the record“, but I believe they meant “two sides to the record” but no matter, this is your favorite-song-to-be.

VIDEO: Qui’s “I Definitely Love You”


This video by Qui is a bit on the insane side, with special guests David Yow (Jesus Lizard) and Kevin Rutmanis (Cows, Melvins). Yow was a member of Qui and now he’s here displaying his… something or other. The song is from their Life, Water, Living… album.

The band are on tour in Italia and will return to the states when they’re done, aiming for two shows in southern California in December

October 21… Osio sopra / Bergamo, IT (Joe Koala)
October 23… Milano, IT (Bloom) @
October 26… Pisa, IT (Borderline Club)
October 27… Cremona, IT (Il Fico)
October 28… Brescia, IT (Lio Bar)
October 31… Velenje, Slovenia (Klub eMCe plac)
December 4… Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theater) #
December 5… San Diego, CA (Brick By Brick) #

@ = w/ Sebadoh
# = w/ Moving Units

FREE MP3 DJ: Jayceeoh & Sasha Grey featuring Bella’s “Heat Of The Night”

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The new song by Jayceeoh and Sasha Grey will put everything withing listening distance to get down on the dance floor. If you’re wondering if this is the Sasha Grey, it is indeed. She has left adult videos behind and has moved on to a number of other projects, including DJ’ing. On vocals is a singer who goes by the name of Bella, and it’s called “Heat Of The Night”.

If you live in Asia and Australia, you can check Grey out when she goes on a DJ tour next month:
November 13… Taguig, Manila, Philippines (Philippines Hyve)
November 15… New Delhi, India (Kitty Su)
November 16… Goa, India (Beach Grind Festival)
November 21… Hong Kong (Dragon-i)
November 23… At Sea (It’s The Ship (Cruise))
November 24… At Sea (It’s The Ship (Cruise))
November 27… Jakarta, Indonesia (Domain)
November 28… Bali, Indonesia (Stark Experience)
November 29… Seoul, Korea (Club Vanguard)
December 5… Perth, Australia (Villa)
December 6… Melbourne, Australia – Anyway at The Palace
December 7… Sydney, Australia – Marco Polo (early show)
December 7… Adelaide, Australia Zhivago (late show)

VIDEO: Wizdom featuring Grynch & Fearce Vill’s “My City’s Filthy


It’s getting a little colder up in the 206. For those who don’t know, that’s the primary area code for Seattle, and Wizdom has been doing his thing for a number of years and he wants to let you know why his city matters in “My City’s Filthy”. The song and video feature Grynch and Fearce Vill, put together by director Jeff Santos. The song is from Wizdom’s album The Next Step (my review of which can be read by clicking here) and yes, Macklemore makes an appearance before the first verse is dropped. If you know your way around Seattle, you’ll definitely love the paths everyone drives on in this.