photo credit steven cohen @ music photography
i thank the big baby jesus above that the day of infamy, the iphone release date, has passed. now, we must wade through extended, see bullshit, coverage of said device at just about every tech website imaginable – most notably two of my favorites, engadget and gizmodo. as it turns out, and not surprisingly, there are few issues arising after making their purchases. a few that i would find quite annoying if i had purchased one are: activations taking greater than 24 hours, most 3rd party head phones dont work and it turns out the iphone doesnt work with 64 bit xp or vista. even with all these annoyances i still wish sprint had gotten it. i dont understand why oh why apple would team up with att – probably the worst network out there. i had att for 5 years and their tdma service was awesome but as soon as i switched to gsm all bets were off. what they claimed and what was delivered were two totally separate things. that was in chicago, then when i came to atlanta and cingular took over my phone was pretty much unusable 50 percent of the time. i still want one! did any of you guys buy one and if so whats up?
hey, in case you have not heard everyones 6th or 7th favorite canadian ensemble, stars, have a new record, in our bedroom after the war, coming out on sept 25. in case you never heard it, there debut set yourself on fire is pure bliss and i am hoping for more of the same from this one. here’s the first single off in our bedroom..
you can listen to set yourself on fire on the arts and crafts site, here
austinite chris simpson who goes under the monikor, zookeeper, has crafted a wonderful piece of lazy day, going no where in particular pop with his zookeeper debut. suprisingly, he’s been around for awhile in such bands as mineral and the gloria record – anyone ever hear of them – but i have never heard of him until a few days ago. after listening to it repeatedly over the past few days, i can confidently say this will probably end up in my top 10 of the year.
you can stream the record here
has anyone listened to wilco’ sky blue sky more than 5 times? i know i havent. is there something i am missing? this has been my view of sky blue sky over my 5 +/- listens: meh, getting better, better, skip skip, meh, boring. i know thats six, what can i say? every time i go to listen to it, i find myself skipping over 90% of the tracks which is truly depressing. definitely my most disappointing record in some time. anyway, here they are in 2001 @ the majestic theatre in detroit.
3. war on war
5. shes a jar
8. one by one
10. shot in the arm
13. cant stand it
15. passenger side
16. physics lesson
17. california stars
19. outta sight
20. sunken treasure
21. i got you (597)