David Carr and A. O. Scott on the deaths of MCA, Levon Helm, Donna Summer etc. It gets oddly touching toward the end.
After a long, long wait (15 years?) I was finally able to cross paths with the mighty Spiritualized last night. Soul thoroughly cleansed. Here’s a beautifully shot 45 minutes of them at the 9:30 club last Friday, courtesy of NPR. They’re also streaming the complete show (audio only) below the video embed.