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Records From The Looney Bin

1 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
2 Lonesome Road
3 I'm A Nut
4 Bongo Beatin' Beatnik
5 Kookie's Mad Pad
6 These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
7 I Told You Not To Cry
8 You Made Me Love You
9 Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
10 Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
11 Mama Don't Want No Peas An' No Rice
12 Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
13 Chicken Grabber
14 Mexican Hat Dance
15 Blinded By Turds
16 Everybody Loves A Nut
17 Downtown
18 Can't Stop Talking
19 Lively Ones
20 You're The Top
21 I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
22 I Wish I Had a Horse
23 Gopher Mambo
24 Cch-Cha Joe
25 What Is This Generation Coming To?
26 Crazy Words - Crazy Tune
27 (I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For)Ice Cream
28 We Ain't Goin' Nowhere
29 Uh Oh! Part 1
30 The Wizard
31 Happy Go Lucky Me
32 Rubber Room

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picture for article On Holding Hands at Shows: Girls at Bimbo's in SF

On Holding Hands at Shows: Girls at Bimbo's in SF

Because the personal narrative at the heart of most Girls songs is so twisted and inaccessible -- Owens grew up in a cult and escaped into drugs and punk rock as a teenager -- it's amazing that this music is so perfect for hand-holding. Christopher Owens is no James Taylor, of course, but there's no denying the easygoing, almost romantic side of his oeuvre.

-- Ryan Mixtape

picture for article Pitchfork: Brand vs. Band

Pitchfork: Brand vs. Band

That's why this year's plan is both risky and exciting from a business perspective. All other things held constant, Pitchfork could easily raise prices, since it has clearly been selling at a price lower than the point at which the demand and supply curves meet. However, unlike Coachella and Bonnaroo, which rely primarily on their lineups and pricing to drive brand value, the Pitchfork Music Festival's brand also gains tremendous value from Pitchfork's core offerings. So the levers it can pull are more varied. Essentially, Pitchfork has the unique privilege of choosing to hold price, but nothing else, constant.

-- Ryan Mixtape

picture for article The Creators Project in San Francisco, March 17

The Creators Project in San Francisco, March 17

A really interesting effect of the Creators Project format is that the broad focus on technology and art (the music pavilion accounted for only about 25 percent of the event's total footprint) freed the musicians to focus on performance rather than spectacle. After all, it’s nearly impossible to compete with the building-size interactive light-and-sound rendering of Origin by United Visual Artists. The Creators Project will hopefully continue to add smaller cities like San Francisco to its world tour of art, technology and innovation.

-- Ryan Mixtape