Ken Richardson

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 29, 2011  |  1 comments

Loved that little ceremony? Loved the music even more?

It's online right now.

According to a press release, The Royal Wedding: The Official Album is ready for purchase from "the world's foremost download and streaming platforms."

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 18, 2011  |  0 comments

At the Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, New Jersey, I got two of the Record Store Day exclusives, both EPs:

• The Decemberists: Live at Bull Moose (CD)

• Kate Bush: Hounds of Love (10-inch pink-marble vinyl)

In addition, I found these:

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 14, 2011  |  0 comments

[UPDATE: This year's event is over now, but the RSD Web site remains active all year.]

Since this is the fourth annual Record Store Day, you should know what to do: Go to your local store and buy lotsa "records," be they vinyl LPs, CDs, or whatever else your shop happens to carry.

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 07, 2011  |  0 comments


Another major aftershock has hit Japan - which, again, hits home the fact that the country needs our help.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 31, 2011  |  0 comments


(Photo by David M. Bennett)

Couldn't resist sharing this photo with everyone.

It's Thom indeed, hawking The Universal Sigh in England.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 29, 2011  |  0 comments


Behold this mighty box indeed. (Click on image for larger view.)

It's a Limited Edition Gift Set of 100,000 copies, and here's what you get:

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 27, 2011  |  0 comments

The iPad is cool for a lot of things, but does it work for music? Various opinions came from the SXSW Music Festival, and together they're an interesting follow-up to Michael Berk's earlier post here on the concept of the iPad Album.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 25, 2011  |  0 comments

Back in NYC - after 9 days and nights of SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive in Austin, Texas - I finally have time to mull over the 21 acts I managed to see during the music portion of the festival.

That perfect 21 might suggest that I had a lucky hand at SXSW this year. But as is the case every year, I heard much that was good and some that was . . . not.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 19, 2011  |  0 comments

In her latest film, director/co-star Jodie Foster has Mel Gibson speaking almost exclusively in a Cockney accent - the "voice" of a beaver puppet.

Is this the recipe for a train wreck?