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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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Vic Chesnutt R.I.P

December 28th, 2009

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On Christmas day Vic Chestnutt was gone, dead at 45 from an overdose of muscle relaxants. The Constellation Records website has published an announcement: ‘Surrounded by family and friends, Vic Chesnutt died in Athens Georgia this afternoon, Friday 25 December at 14:59. In the few short years that we knew him personally, Vic transformed our sense of what true character, grace and determination are all about. Our grief is inexpressible and Vic’s absence unfathomable’… Don & Ian Constellation

Vic Chesnutt has released over a dozen albums since the early 90s, and has been one of our favorite singer songwriters/ musicians. collaborating with everyone from Michael Stipe, Lambchop, and Elf Power to Widespread Panic, Van Dyke Parks, and A Silver Mount Zion. The 1996 tribute album Sweet Relief II featured covers of Chesnutt songs by Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Sparklehorse, Indigo Girls, and more. Chesnutt has been in a wheelchair since the age of 18, when he was in a car accident. From his friends: “The most important story to report now is not Vic’s death but a life and work overflowing with insight, humor, and yes, resilience. This, after all, was the man who wrote: “I thought I had a calling, anyway, I just kept dialing.” Sixteen extraordinary albums, five in the last couple of years; countless live shows so powerful and sublime they deeply altered the lives of those on the stage with Vic and those looking up, yes up, at him. The second most important story here has to do with a broken health care system depriving so many of the help they need to stay around and stay sane, and a society that never balks at providing more money for more wars but fights tooth and nail against decent care for its citizens. Vic’s death, just so you all know, did not come at the end of some cliché downward spiral. He was battling deep depression but also at the peak of his powers, and with the help of friends and family he was in the middle of a desperate search for help. The system failed to provide it. I miss him terribly. ”  Jem Cohen (Filmaker)

 I flew around a little room once. A line from Supernatural. He was just that. He possessed an unearthly energy and yet was humanistic with the common man in mind. He was entirely present and entirely somewhere else. A mystical somewhere else. A child and an old guy as he called himselfBefore he made an album he said he was a bum. Now he is in flight bumming round beyond the little room. With his angel voice. (Patti Smith)

Musician Kristin Hersh has set up a donation website on behalf of the Chesnutt family in tribute to the artist. 100% of all funds go directly to his family. Please donate. 

Got to listen to this incredible song of his,     Philip_Guston

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The Eli Janney interview

November 24th, 2009

Eli Janney is a multi platinum producer/ mixer/ engineer born and raised in Washington DC, learning the art of recording under the masterful ears of Don Zientara (‘Minor threat’, ‘Fugazi‘) and working with DC`s finest ( ‘Nation of Ulysses’, ‘Shudder to think‘ and ‘Jawbox’ ). Eventually started working as an engineer with producer Ted Niceley. In 1991 has moved to NY to persue a musical career with ‘Girls against Boys’, working on six albums and going out on the road with the band. During that time he was getting into remixing , and remixed groups like ‘Garbage‘, ‘Rage against the machine’, ‘Sneaker pimps’. In 2003 he had retired from touring to concentrate in studio life and since then worked with producers like Steve Lillywhite, and bands like ‘The soft pack’, ‘Holly F**k’, ‘Wilco‘, ‘Delamarca‘. ( Photo: In the studio w/ ‘The soft pack’ )
This is the first of a series of Lofiles interviews. Coming up next: ‘Apse’ and ‘Olafur Arnalds’.

Read the full interview.