tagged w/ Sebadoh
Monday is here, and while I typically bemoan the end of a weekend, this particular Monday arrives bearing gifts in the form of Current praise from none other than Lo-fi legend Lou Barlow.
Lou is the guest editor for Magnet Magazine this week, and to kick things off they sat down for a Q&A with Barlow. On Sunday they posted a snippet from said Q&A titled, "Lou Barlow's Good Things: Current T.V."
This is Lou Barlow, one of the founding members of Dinosaur Jr., we're talking about here. He's responsible for Sebadoh, and The Folk Implosion! Amazing. In the post, Lou shares his experience discovering Current along with some very insightful feedback on our programming -- ranging from infoMania, Vanguard, and SuperNews! Getting into Current wasn't exactly a cakewalk for Lou, and I think his recount of the journey to eventually place us on his list of good things is a telling document.
Here's some of what he had to say:
So, now I’m hooked. I don’t mind the time bar, and the music content is way indie: Animal Collective during the hourly what’s-hot-on-the-web stats, a best-of Take-Away Show (the French web series that captures all our favorite precocious indie stars emoting in public places), a Death Cab For Cutie documentary, etc.
Based on Lou's interest in our music programming, I wonder if he's had a chance to check out some of the sneak peeks of Embedded -- our six part music special premiering Wednesday October 14th 11/10c. The show covers a wide range of artists, including Mos Def, Silversun Pickups, Ben Harper, Common, Thievery Corporation, and The Decemberists to name a few. To name a few more, you'll also catch glimpses of K'Naan, Arcade Fire, Lykke Li, Bloc Party, Amanda Palmer, Delta Spirit, Passion Pit, and Bon Iver to boot.
Current Music Presents: Embedded -- premiering October 14 11/10c on Current TV
This is just a taste, so please take the time to read his full write-up over on Magnet. If you're so inclined, do yourself a favor an check out the re-united (and touring) original members of Dinosaur Jr. If you happen to catch them on tour, say hello to Lou for us and deliver this message on our behalf:
Lou, Current is honored to be listed as one of "Lou Barlow's Good Things." Thanks for the awesome feedback.
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You may know Lou Barlow from his musical exploits: Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and The Folk Implosion to name a few. But, did you know that he's a fan of Current?
In a post on Magnet Magazine, Lou shares how he discovered Current, his first impressions, and what got him hooked. Take a look!
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Thanks!You may know Lou Barlow from his musical exploits: Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, and The Folk... more