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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Posted by gregor on Monday, April 12th, 2010
happy monday! i never thought i would be so happy to be at work as i am today. the wife worked two doubles this weekend so it was me and the raging lunatics all weekend. sure we had some fun, but damn if by about 5 pm yesterday, i had had enough. btw, dont ever google “skeeter eater” when your child is around, it aint pretty. in my defense though, he wanted to see pictures of the bugs that eat mosquitos and wanted to me to google that particular phrase.
found this over the weekend, and as the title suggests it comes from uncut and was put out in 05, i believe. i dont think it was ever for sale, per se, but if you want to buy it in all its cd glory someone is selling it on amazon for 143 bucks.
drive by truckers – like a rolling stone
marc carrol – tombstone blues
paul westerberg – it takes a lot to laugh, it takes a train to cry
richmond fontaine – from a buick 6
willard grant conspiracy – ballad of a thin man
american music club – queen jane approximately
dave alvin – highway 61 revisited
the handsome family – just like tom thumb blues
songdog – desolation row