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drunken ramblings: american aquarium’s wolves

Posted by gregor on Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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i have never been a road weary musician longing for the comfort of my own bed, familiar surroundings and having a constant support system of family and friends. only part of that is true, i have never been a road weary musician. i moved away from my home twelve years ago, leaving behind comfort, family, friends and a place i called home. on the surface there may not seem much of a correlation tween say the men of american aquarium and myself, but they have lived life, and i so have i. we have taken roads, we have made decisions, some or maybe a lot regrettable, some i/they wouldnt take back the world. since my days of leaving home, i have grown, had kids, started paying bills on time, etc… there’s only so long you can go acting like an asshole before it catches up to you. take a listen to wolves, and the themes are the same. although mine are much much less sexy….

if burn.flicker.die was supposed to be american aquariums swan song, then wolves is the sound of band taking that swan out back, fucking it up royally, and burying it in the ground. wolves is about growing up, but not giving in to what is maybe expected of you. i have no idea where im going with all of this, but wolves is their masterpiece. not taking anything away from their other records, but this is their “thinking mans” record, whatever the fuck that means? they’ve replaced anthems, with introspective songs about what life is really all about. “family problems” right down there, is probably the best song they’ve put to tape. those freakin horns, love em! and then the wilco-esque white noise lead out, i mean c’mon! in all seriousness, record is incredible, recommend even if you have never liked an american aquarium record before, for some fucking reason.

buy wolves via here

follow em on twitter, although they/bj unfollwed me for some reason :/ / like em on facebook

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rick valentin (poster children) “new day”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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photo by gilman chatsworth

top of the saturday to you all! one of my favorite bands in my 20s was the poster children and their brand of high energy power pop mixed with a whole bunch of other styles. admittedly, its been a few years since i popped a poster kids record into my ear drums, but look back on them very very fondly. maybe, the release of rick’s moniker thoughts detecting machines release work the circuits, due out on march 16, will jumpstart getting back into em? definitely looking forward to giving this a spin. if you’ve never checked out the poster kids, and use spotify, theres a few of my favorite records down there or pick something up via amazon

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joe pug “if i still cant be found” – new song

Posted by gregor on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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man, i cannot wait for this, this being joe pug’s new record windfall which is due out on march 10. im as excited about this as i am about the new american aquarium… the great despiser, his last record, was one of my favorite records from 2012? actually i think burn.flicker.die just beat out the great despiser that year. i cannot recommend his entire catalogue enough…

still one of my favorite videos on the youtubes!
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dr. john live at ultrasonic studios, 11.6.73

Posted by gregor on Saturday, December 20th, 2014

top of the saturday to all you jerkballs! hope everyone is enjoying their day. i, on the other hand, am laying on the couch debating on whether having a beer or two will help cure this goddamn hangover im currently cursing! office xmas party aftermath. until later… i had a request for a repost of this.

here is lovely recording of a fm broadcast of dr john performing from ultrasonic studios in hempstead, new york on 11.6.73.

1. loup garou
2. walk on gilded splinters
3. danse kalinda da boom
4. stagger lee
5. hard judgment
6. traveling mood
7. life
8. put a little love in your heart
9. tipitina
10. mess around
11. interview (4501)

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captains dead’s favorite records of 2014, 2-10, part 2 of 3

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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2. hiss golden messenger – lateness of dancers

follow him on twitter / like him on facebook

buy his stuff via amazon

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3. strand of oaks – heal

follow strand of oaks on twitter and like em on facebook

buy his previous records via his bandcamp page and heal or buy everything via amazon

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4. sturgill simpsonmetamodern sounds in country music

follow him on twitter and like him on facebook

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5. anders parker – theres a bluebird in my heart

buy anders stuff via amazon and varnaline stuff via amazon or via his site, i think he has a sale going on right now

follow him on twitter like him on facebook

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6. centro-matictake pride in your long odds

buy their stuff via amazon

follow em on twitter and like em on facebook – sad face

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7. caleb caudle – paint another layer on my heart

buy paint another layer on my heart via his bandcamp page

follow him on twitter and like him on facebook

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8. hail mary mallon – bestiary

buy bestiary via amazon

follow aesop rock and rob_sonic via twitter

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9. fire mountain – all dies down

buy all dies down via bandcamp

follow them on the twitter and like them on the facebook

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10. michael rank and stag – deadstock

buy michael rank and stag stuff, including deadstock, via their bandcamp page

follow em on twitter and like em on facebook

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strand of oaks “alex chilton”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, December 6th, 2014

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thanks to phila taper!

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centro-matic “after all this time” – new song

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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well, the end is near, dear people. good night, good luck and godspeed my friends, centro-matic, one of the greatest bands to ever grace this planet. if youre lucky to see them on their farewell tour, i am jealous, but i dont need to hear about it, cause im a dick.

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strand of oaks “same emotions” – video

Posted by gregor on Monday, July 28th, 2014

firstly, the video is possibly nsfw, just a fyi. secondly, read more about the video here, and buy heal – one of the best records of the year, here.
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souvenir driver “feel the flood”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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off living water buy it via their bandcamp page / facebook

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bob mould “calm before the storm” bootleg

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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photo by greg kay and taken from here

hey-o! sup peoples? what we got here is mr mould playing at mccabes on 5.17.91. this be a repost, as i had a request for it last night. until we speak again…..

1. wishing well
2. out of your life
3. hear me calling
4. see a little light
5. stand guard
6. celebrated summer
7. hanging tree
8. the act we act (2500)

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