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New Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Album + Mini-Tour in May
April 3, 2009, 10:00 pm
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Yusuf’s new album is available for preorder on Amazon with a release date of 5/5/09. To promote the new album, Yusuf will be playing a small number of shows in North America, including Toronto, LA, and New York. No further details are yet available.




T5AotW: Week 34
March 29, 2009, 5:18 pm
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Week 34 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-34

1. Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes
2. The Slider by T. Rex
3. Faster than the Speed of Night by Bonnie Tyler
4. Small Change by Tom Waits
5. Live in London by Leonard Cohen (don’t worry; I’ll buy a real copy soon!)

T5AotW: Week 33
March 21, 2009, 9:08 pm
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Week 33 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-33

1. Mule Variations by Tom Waits
2. First Impressions of Earth by The Strokes
3. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
4. Red Hot Blues by Elmore James
5. 24 of Hank Williams’ Greatest Hits

New Tentative Coachella Schedule
March 20, 2009, 7:00 pm
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Hello all zero of you,

Since I will not be going to Coachella with Yanira as originally planned, I am updating my tentative schedule. I no longer have to suffer through the Conor Oberst/Jenny Lewis bullshit and can focus on the actual talent at the festival. Here it is:

Friday, April 17th:
Franz Ferdinand
Leonard Cohen
Paul McCartney

The Black Keys

Saturday, April 18th:
Booker T.
Fleet Foxes
Henry Rollins

Hercules and Love Affair
The Killers
TV on the Radio

Sunday, April 19th:
Antony and the Johnsons
Paul Weller
The Cure
Throbbing Gristle
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

And the must-see list:

Friday, April 17th:
Leonard Cohen

Morrissey (he’s sort of in between, I would ditch him for any other must-see)
Paul McCartney

Saturday, April 18th:

The Killers

Sunday, April 19th:

Antony and the Johnsons
The Cure
Throbbing Gristle
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Top Five Albums of the Week: Week 32
March 15, 2009, 8:23 pm
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Week 32 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-32

1. Singles 86-98 by Depeche Mode
2. Ten New Songs by Leonard Cohen
3. Reality by David Bowie
4. Pod by The Breeders
5. Add It Up by the Violent Femmes

T5AotW: Week 31
March 8, 2009, 12:08 pm
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Week 31 Mixtape: http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-31

1. Live at Red Rocks by Rickie Lee Jones
2. Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Songs from a Room by Leonard Cohen
4. Mixed Up by The Cure (on the mixtape is a cover of David Bowie’s “Young Americans” by The Cure. This is not on Mixed Up, but I have never heard it before and thought it was worth putting on.)
5. Is This It by The Strokes

T5AotW: Week 30
March 2, 2009, 12:13 am
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Week 30 (NEW! Listen to select tracks from these albums at 8tracks.com): http://8tracks.com/Yaanon/top-five-albums-of-the-week-week-30

1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars by David Bowie
2. Live at the Beacon Theatre bootleg by Leonard Cohen
3. Glassworks by Philip Glass
4. The Best of the Velvet Underground
5. Low by David Bowie