Known about it for ages, but I never checked out npr : all songs considered before.
Signal to Noise from the CD, Up: On his first collection of new songs in ten years, Peter Gabriel explores death, depression, loneliness, loss and, ultimately, hope.
Not a single reason not to have done. New Peter Gabriel is always a good thing, and the presentation, although low-tech, is well assembled. And low-tech means those of us who couldn't install Flash 6 even if we wanted to aren't left out.
There's also a song from some guy whose name sounds familiar for some reason:
We get a lot of CDs at All Songs Considered from artists we've never heard of. Andy Stochansky is one of them, and we think you'll agree he's a great unknown.
You have two days left in the contest, if you're interested.
ChartAttack is thrilled to bring you an extra-special Andy Stochansky Five Star Motel Contest!
In honour of Andy's new release, entitled Five Star Motel, we're giving one lucky winner the chance to win a "Five Star Motel" prize package which includes a night for two in a Five Star Motel near you and dinner for two in your favourite local restaurant.
Five secondary prize winners will receive a copy of Andy Stochansky's new CD, Five Star Motel!
Draw date: September 30, 2002.
Fair warning to Michelle, though; he's Canadian. But I think he hides it well.
Update 9/29: Today on TheySun:
It's been 10 years since Peter Gabriel recorded a studio album. Up was released this past week on Real World Records. True to form, Up is a global production, recorded in Senegal, France, and aboard a boat on the Amazon.
Gabriel sat down last week with Liane Hansen for Weekend Edition Sunday to talk about what he's been doing for the past 10 years, about the new album, and about jamming with apes.
Well. . . I'm still not listening to Will Shortz. I'm not that much in their demographic, dammit.