Here's A Summer Playlist
01. Hang Around - Biters 02. Needle Hits E - Sugar 03. Apartment Story - The National 04. Mirror, Mirror - Dr. Dog 05. Finally - The Frames 06. Terms of Psychic Warfare - Husker Du 07. Living in Colour - Frightened Rabbit 08. I Might - Wilco 09. Behold the Hurricane - Horrible Crowes 10. Wetsuit - The Vaccines 11. I Stand Corrected - Vampire Weekend 12. Sorry - The Easybeats 13. Not...
This is a pretty badass song, and the band as a...
egadsy: The Weakerthans - Civil Twilight Just rediscovered this song and remembered why I loved it so much a few years ago. Its crazy good
I was getting kinda tired of the old look of this thing, so I changed it up. If this screws with anyones ability to view the pages because of some of the new features just post it in the questions area and I’ll see what I can do to change it. Thanks for reading!
That awkward moment when you realise you've been...
mickeyscrumble: I aint even mad.
kabinessence: WHISKEYTOWN | Midway Park Think...
Home is Where...Where is Home?
Its a strange sensation coming home to a house that no longer feels like home. I quietly slipped through the front door tonight, not wanting to wake anyone else up, locking the door behind me. There were no lights on; all the lamps had been packed. I took off my shoes and headed to the basement. I came down the stairs and was confronted with a labyrinth of boxes. My room had been packed. My...
“Me, I’ll be playing the Beatles when I get home. Abbey Road, probably, although I’ll program the CD to skip over “Something.” The Beatles were bubblegum and Help at the Saturday morning cinema and toy plastic guitars and singing “Yellow Submarine” at the top of my voice in the back row of the coach on school trips. They belong to me, not to me and Laura,...
What I've Been Listening To, Part 2
I have been stuck in an early 80’s punk rut. Which, all things considered, is not a bad thing at all. Among the albums I have listened to frequently are: What Makes a Man Start a Fire - The Minutemen Meat Puppets II - Meat Puppets Metal Circus, New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig, Everything Falls Apart - Husker Du Milo Goes to College - The Descendents These are all pretty stellar records...
You see, Stan, as you get older, things that you used to like start looking and...– South Park Season 15 Episode 7 Its sad that I identify with this at age 19 I think.
Husker Du - In A Free Land This was the...
Problems with Spin
http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/spin100.html I recently stumbled upon this collection of lists by Spin and I was intrigued at first because I generally like Spin as a publication (more than that rag Rolling Stone anyway) and I tend to agree with a lot of what they have to say. So I kinda scrolled down the list and found they had a bunch of lists about punk, and so I said, alright, lets see what...
Tokyo Police Club is a pretty cool band. They make...
Literally no other band that I have heard in the past 3 years has excited me the way Cheap Girls do. They are the closest thing to the Replacements my generation will ever have. But they are an entirely seperate entity, not some Replacements clone, and that’s what makes them awesome. They don’t just do the garage rock White Stripes imitations, and the don’t just bang out 3 chords...
Bob Mould has been mocking me for the past 30 days. Its beginning to piss me off. Mould, for those for those of you who don’t know, was one of the two contributing songwriters to the band Husker Du (there are some Umlauts in there, and I just don’t know how to make them. Nor do I care at this point). He wrote a song for the band’s 1985 album New Day Rising called, if you can’t guess it,...
As many of you know, my family is moving to memphis, and our house is on the market. As a result, there are showings of my home that require it to be in pristine condition, as if no one lived there. This is driving me up the wall. This is my house and I live here. It will not kill you to see a laundry basket sitting our with my dirty clothes in it. It will not kill you to see a few books stacked...
Every once in a while I get the urge to listen to The Replacements final album...
Nicolas Cage should be in every movie.
missharlot: Nicolas Cage should play every character in every movie. Think of how much more enjoyable Twilight would be if Nicolas Cage played Edward and Bella. Or The Notebook. Or Bring it On. Or 8 Mile. Or Schindler’s List. Or Legally Blonde. Or The Ring. I dare you to think of a movie that couldn’t be improved by Sir Cage. I agree with this idea wholeheartedly. Nic Cage is, after all, my...
Rain King - Counting Crows Say what you will...
Music I've Been Listening to...
So the past few days I’ve been listening to a few albums pretty much non stop. The first of these is the Vaccines debut, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? which is a damn fine rock record and a contender for my album of the year. Its just damn fun music, a sample of which I posted yesterday. A quintessential summer album. I have also been listening to Shame, Shame by Dr. Dog. A very...
If You Wanna - The Vaccines This is just a...
About Last Night (Via Text)
Me: I puked a bunch. I'm fine now though. i can't believe David (Name changed for this persons sake) peed right next to him.
A: He remember anything?
Me: Nope. He' shellshocked, can't believe he did it and all that. I felt kinda bad for him. Damn funny though
A: Patrick (name changed) okay?
Me: yeah i think so. A little pissed but otherwise unharmed.
A: he was paranoid this morning, couldn't sleep because he thought someone would piss on him
Me: lol thats f***ing hilarious. and you f***ing sent me a captains log supplemental.
A: Yeah I wrote it while you were puking. for some reason I thought it would help
Me: haha well it was funny to read this morning. what a shitshow
A: Yeah things really got out of hand fast...one minute we were listening to herbie mann and being classy and the next thing I knew we were barbarians
Me: It was the mot depraved situation i have recently been a part of. the pissing thing really put it over the edge.
A: did it clean up okay?
Me: yeah it did. there were no stains and there were no other spills. His mom new but shes okay with it. Such a saint.
A: thats good. I felt kinda bad bailing like that
Me: yeah its all good. nobody'll hold it against you. good luck at work
Wilco's Ten Best Pre-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Songs
So yesterday, I posted a list of Wilco’s best songs post Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The three albums released prior to YHF were A.M. (1995), Being There (1996), and Summerteeth (1999). They also collaborated with English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg to record two albums of unreleased Woody Guthrie songs, Mermaid Avenue and Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2, released in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Here are...
Wilco's Ten Best Post-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Songs
Wilco came out with a new single this last week, debuting it at their own Solid Sound Festival and making it available for all to hear. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNs7NLwuHx0&feature=player_embedded) I happen to think its an excellent song, and one of Tweedy’s best since Wilco’s critical peak, 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (This is not really that contestable of a point...