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Albert Hofmann's Problem Child and Other Assorted Goodies

Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain:

Learn the history of Seattle music as seen by John Roderick of The Long Winters in a special two-for-one show of love, because I somehow missed part one last week. Here are the first two pieces in this epic rock and roll odyssey, My Seattle Rock Journey.

In honor of the passing of Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD, LA Weekly's Jeff Weiss offers this blog and Muxtape. And I offer that Albert Hofmann's problem child is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th centurey, in my not-so-humble opinion.

Geek-rock icon Jonathan Coulton sits down* for a chat with Minneapolis/St. Paul paper the City Pages and explains some things. *In all honesty, I have no idea if he was sitting, standing or lying down.

David Karsten Daniels gets married, and our reviewer fears the singer will lose his bitter, heart-broken edge.

If you hated Across the Universe, you'll probably enjoy this speculative look at the director's next project. If you didn't hate it, there's probably something terribly wrong with you.

Cheap electronic toys are turned into avant-garde electronic sound generators, creating much conceptual joy and little listenable music at the Bent Festival.

You like free? I like free. This blog points to a free album by Museum Mutters, an alt-country/jangle-pop type outfit. And it has a bonus LOLcat!

Jandek's 52nd album release finds his ardent fans slightly less charmed than before, inspiring a look back at how love went wrong.

Apparently, country music aficionados have a sweet festival called Stagecoach to call their own. Read about it and check out the photos here. -- Cory Casciato

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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