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SESSION #42 - Yellow Ostrich

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An E-vite.


 Look, ma! We're on the radio!

As you can tell, us couchfolk are just squealing with glee over our newest radio-based venuture with those good eggs over at eMusic. Thanks to their expansive library, we were able to scrobble together some of our favorite songs from a whole long list of artists who have plopped onto those worn-in yellow cushions, as well as those we've spent days listening to with our tushies tucked there ourselves.

(We may not technically be having a pop superstar listening to their hit single on Z100 type of a moment, this is as close as we're gonna get to it, so we're going wild with it while we can.)

Get as close to sneaking into our musical libraries as possible by tuning in to hear everything from Yellow Ostrich and Spoon to J. Irvin Dally and Buddy Guy, all on one fun nifty station. Acesss it with your eMusic account, or sign up for a free one and get 10 hours of free radio listening time.

It's so grand, you won't want to get in a car and turn the dial ever again. Just don't blame any budding agoraphobia on us, k?



The Nose Knows.

Anyone who follows us on Twitter knows we're obsessed with this band. Like, Backstreet-Boys-in-the-TRL-studio-screaming-fan obsessed. We almost got wisked away by a flash flood at Lollapalooza catching their set, baked them a killer macaroni-and-cheese during their first stateside trip because we wanted them to adore Nueva York and literally yelped out loud yesterday when we heard one of their new songs being used in a commercial for our (well, my) large-schnozed love Owen Wilson's new movie.

Speaking of things we adore as well as those new diddies, we stopped by Knitting Factory back in August to catch them play those tunes live, and it was just as fantastic as we'd hoped. While we're not sure how long we'll have to wait in the middle of Times Square screaming upwards at 1515 Broadway to profess our love for these five, the amount of time that we need to put on the clock for the rest of you to get mesmerized comes in at just under 5 minutes, the proper amount of time each of these two videos from the show will set you back.

Coh-winky-dink? We think not. Take a goose and a gander at these slices of heaven, and keep an ear out for their return to some sets of cities next month. You know we'll be there.



Boy & Bear - "Blood To Gold (live at Knitting Factory)"

Boy & Bear - "Feeding Line (live at Knitting Factory)"

Boy & Bear - "The Storm (live at Knitting Factory)"


Big Ugly Yellow Couch Session: Boy & Bear


Polly Pocket Portables.

The cool cats over at Portable.TV reached out a few weeks ago and had us dish about our history, how we came together and in simpler terms, what we're all about. (Basically, this is the internet equivalent of our Barbara Walters interview. We don't explain the drug use. Don't even bother asking.)

See what equipment we use, what we're sacrificing to stick to our guns on only booking music we love, and which we'd have to settle on if we could only pick one of our favorite session tots, and if you make it all the way to the bottom, a cutie patootie picture of the Yellow Ostrich gang that had been collecting dust back in the far caverns of our memory.

Take a peek at the uber-cool site (oober uber huber cool) and dive deep into our faded and dated soul, but whatever you do, don't tell the seven-footer that they called her homely. It's fitting and undeniably true, but we don't want her know how much her cushions are sagging. Mmk?


Live at Bowery Ballroom: Givers


There's one thing that you can't miss when watching Givers live: Taylor Guarisco's face. If you've seen it, you know precisely what I'm talking about; if you haven't, either proceed without knowing or do a small bit of unearthing to find out exactly what we mean.

We're not poking fun or being sly, honest. It's just that these Lousiana pals have an effervesence onstage that when compared to the head bobs and drones and dirty hair forhead swiping of six-foot-somethings yielding guitars and sporting slim white Levis, is forever refreshing. 

 We saw these cool cats a short while back, and in case you can't tell from Tif's flopping in the air like a hair octopus or the rest of the band's open-mouthed enthusiasm, they're a hoot in person. If you ever get the opportunity to see them, take it. Once you see Taylor, you'll know exactly why.



Live at Glasslands: Lands & Peoples

We've held on to this one for a while but now it's time to share. The last time we saw Lands & Peoples they were playing among old knick knacks, rusty horse goblets and one giant wind chime. Though there were no bronze sculptures of humans or gongs nearby on this go around, they treated the audience at Glasslands to some amazing new tunes.

One of those new songs, "Memo", was played for the very first time, and we were there to capture for all.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Lands & Peoples under the sweaty blue clouds of Glasslands and keep your peepers open for their album "Pop Guilt" out in the next few months. Or look for us to remind you. You know we will.

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