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john michael rouchell “holler”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

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new orleans artist john michael rouchell, who you may know better as the main man behind my name is john michael, has a new ep coming out on april 27 entitled the seperation ep. i loved his work with his previous band, and i dont see that love stopping with this solo work. oh, and he’s releasing two more ep’s this year under his full name – all of which i am sure i will be talking about. first listen to this song was a bit taken aback, cause its quite different than his my name is… stuff. a little back information about myself, i grew up on r&b and bands like the eagles, creedence, etc. admittedly, i am still a closet fan of some r&b stuff, i cant help it. anyway, after speaking to john, briefly, he stated he wanted to create something resembling a cross tween prince, bill withers, dj premier and the zombies. cant recommend this enough, dig it!
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cat power “manhattan” video

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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david vandervelde and giant cloud tonight at the saint, new orleans

Posted by gregor on Monday, July 12th, 2010

howdy! man i wish i was able to hit up this show tonight. david vandervelde and new orleans’ giant cloud are playing at the saint. i haven’t heard much of giant cloud except those two tracks and what they play on wtul but i definitely dig em. so, if ya got nothing going on tonight and you’re in new orleans def check out this show.

checkin out my baby
learn how to hang
someone like you off waiting for the sunrise
nothin no

giant cloud – both off the old books ep courtesy of park the van records
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television's i need a new adventure

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 24th, 2010

howdy, peoples! what we have here are alternate takes to television’s second record adventure. believe these were recorded at bearsville studios back in 1978. it was released on cd back in 03, but you can only find for 30 bucks and upwards. there’s some pretty awesome stuff on here and cant recommend checking it out, enough.

1. aint that nothin
2. adventure
3. glory
4. days
5. foxhole
6. carried away
7. aint that nothin (2)
8. i dont care
9. glory (2)
10. carried away (instrumental)
11. up all night
12. grip of love
13. last night (piano song)
14. the dreams dream
15. glory (3)
16. the fire (677)

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modest mouse's tube fruit all smiles and chocolate

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

so i got an email yesterday re: this modest mouse record that was that was not only a cassette only release, but only 100 were made – it is to be believed. its a pretty interesting listen and like the young man, corey who came across it on 4chan says its very mangum-esque. you can read more about this at music birds and cereal. again, thanks to corey for bringing this to my attention. also, there’s a mediafire link on his site to grab em all.

1. an apology from dog to cat concerning a comment made earlier bout cats breath
2. tossing your weight
3. measure my sleep
4. bliss phone explanation
5. custard toothed alpha bet
6. racecar grin
7. the gravity involved in climbing
8. leaflets gabe
9. super saver day
10. thinking lead to suspicion
11. piggy tails buries….
12. go on out, come on, carry off
13. less thought than sleep
14. livin your life in two
15. the naive choking on a shallow line
16. uninvited
17. slave trade definition transfer
18. immigration office spelling bee
19. ignoring each other, together for it
20. my name on a letter in the mailbox
21. bulldozers on high
22. crow bar
23. novacain peppermint
24. candy blue
25. favorite horse at the tracks (780)

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whiskeytown/ryan adams' drunken confessions

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 17th, 2010

afternoon, dillholes! all i gotta say is all praise be to ativan and the fellow/lady that invented it. the fucked up thing about relying a little pill to chill you out, is just that, its fucked up. so if a stupid little pill can chill me out, why the hell cant i just chill myself out? one of life’s mysteries i suppose? hopefully i wont have to take it very long, but in the meantime, ill take it.

here today is a whiskeytown/ryan adams bootleg compilation entitled drunken confessions. for more info on the comp clicky here.

1. drank like a river
2. to druink to dream
3. fuckin bastards
4. take your guns to town
5. the great divide
6. mining town
7. nervous breakdown
8. pawnshop aint no place for a wedding ring
9. macon, georgia county line
10. western star
11. jacksonville city lights
12. young fair mary
13. the bed that i bought
14. movin on up - jeffersons theme
15. steal a car
16. lucky star
17. texas
18. lay your hand down on the coffin
19. barter town
20. messengers of god
21. somebody remember the rose
22. nervous breakdown
23. what may seem like love
24. faithless street – live
25. mining town - live (1375)

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jill andrews' "little less" hear ya session

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Jill Andrews – “Little Less” – HearYa Live Session 4/22/10 from HearYa.com on Vimeo.

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CAPTAINS DEAD’S FAVORITE RECORDS OF ALL TIME 26-50

Posted by gregor on Sunday, June 13th, 2010

happy sunday! im debating on doing a top 100. as i peruse my hard drives and more than 1k cd’s there are still so many that i could consider favorites. i would almost feel guilty not mentioning em. so, i guess onto a 100 i go. in the mean time here are 26-50.


26. raindogs – lost souls
i believe


27. the replacements – tim
bastards of young


28. paul westerberg – 14 songs
mannequin shop


29. vic chesnutt – west of rome
lucinda williams


30. explosions in the sky – the earth is not a cold dead place
first breath after coma


31. public enemy – fear of a black planet
war at 33 1/3


32. the rolling stones – exile on mainstreet
shine a light


33. dinosaur jr – green mind
blowing it


34. sebadoh – bakesale
s. soup


35. archers of loaf – vee vee
harnessed in slums


36. buffalo tom – let me come over
staples


37. kamikaze hearts – oneida road
deer hunter


38. the black crowes – the southern harmony and musical companion
sometimes salvation


39. screaming trees – uncle anesthesia
alice said


40. lucero – that much further west
that much further west


41. pavement – wowee zowee
best friend’s arm


42. red house painters – songs for a blue guitar
make like paper


43. mercury rev – deserter’s songs
opus 40


44. urge overkill – exit the dragon
this is no place


45. modest mouse – the lonesome crowded west
truckers atlas


46. sweet relief: songs of victoria williams – sweet relief
matthew sweet this moment


47. richard buckner – bloomed
gauzy dress in the sun


48. nwa – straight outta compton
straight outta compton


49. whiskeytown – strangers almanac
waiting to derail


50. lyle lovett – joshua judges ruth
church (700)

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the afghan whigs' "true love travels on a gravel road"

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

i’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic as of late, and for really no reason that i can think of. still, its been going on, and i’ve been rediscovering stuff that at one held a significant place in my heart/mind/whatever at one time. its not to say that they still dont, but time changes everything as we all understand. my favorite song, for many a year, was the afghan whigs version of the elvis presley’s “true love travels on a gravel road.” it was released via sub pop on their covers ep, uptown avondale, which is so worth tracking down.

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band of horses on kcrw, 9.6.2007

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

my very short review of infinite arms goes as follows: some will love it, some will hate it. im actually working on a real review for said record. so look for that in a few days. i believe you can grab it via itunes or you can order it in an array of different forms via their site. below the gaudy widget is the kcrw performance.

1. is there a ghost
2. islands on the coast
3. the general specific
4. our swords
5. ode to the lrc
6. the funeral
7. wicked gil
8. the marry song
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