this wasnt too heartbreaking, at all… goddamn feelings. fuck cancer…. (52)
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Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
if you happen to be in toronto this friday night, i know i wish i could be but screw that cold, you should probably hit up the garrison to check out fort york, wax atlantic and odd years. i have really gotten into fort york’s 2013 ep, the short season, which reminds me of a little bit of simon and garfunkel, which is always a great thing. i may be totally off on that comparison, but hey thats what i hear. the ep was released in january and is a follow up to their 2011 8 song record entitled feels like then, but plan on it very soon. fort york is made up of, kyle fulton – geetar and vocals, nick kewin on da bass, conor lavelle on vocals, acoustic guitar and banjo, his brother, rory on piano, harmonium and vox and dan lefebvre on percussion, all friends who unfortunately dont get to play many gigs cause they’re all work and/or go to school. you know adult stuff. so, this late december show has become a bit of a tradition, with this being either the third or fourth year they’ve done it. if i would have heard the short season a little sooner, or if i did a best ep of the year type deal, this would definitely be on it.
Posted by gregor on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
off wig out jagbags due out next year… (38)
Posted by gregor on Sunday, December 8th, 2013
well, i guess it’s that time of year again? everyone compiling and overthinking their best of the year lists. hey, trust me, i am not above the whole overthinking aspect, but in this case, my favorite video of the year, its simple. no overthinking, or second guessing at all. public enemy has been in my life my 25 years, if you want all the gory details on my love for them just hit the “public enemy” tag at the bottom of this post and go from there. either way, the message in this song is simple, and never in a hundred years would i think that chuck d would be the one laying it out better than anyone, or actually write a song about it. this shit, twitter, facebook, this website, this tablet, this smartphone, etc, etc, etc, its all fleeting. not saying all of this technology is not awesome, cause it is, and i have met a lot of awesome people because of it, but when it becomes your life, then we got a problem. im guilty, and im pretty sure most of us are. i have zero doubt that other videos were released this year that are requiring “think pieces,” which is probably the most annoying thing ever – “think pieces” that is, but i know some have gotten to a point where its more important to tell people how to feel rather than feeling the music themselves. admittedly, this song has made me mist up a bit, its the music, the message, coupled with the visuals, and here is my favorite video of the year.
the evil empire of everything was released last year, but this video was released in january…. (37)
Posted by gregor on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
the song is a hot mess, as is the video, but it’s freakin awesome. admittedly, i have been a fan since his first record. sure, not all of its great, but when he’s on, there arent many rappers better, imo. of course there is always a counterpoint to everything, and this 13 year old feels a bit differently than i do.
Posted by gregor on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
if youve been around these parts for a while, you know i absolutely love boston’s hallelujah the hills. their 2012 release, no one knows what happens next, is one of those records that just grows and grows and grow. it was already one of my favorite records from last year, but ill be damned if it aint something ill be listening to for years to come. they put out a collection record this year, which is also great, called portrait of the artist as a young trashcan which features one of my favorite songs of the year, “three minute mark,” and you can check it out down there. they just did a kickstarter for their 2014 record, do you have romantic courage, which is due out in may. i dont care what else comes out next year, but this is probably my most anticipated.
Posted by gregor on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
today jeff would have been 47…. very interesting that a guy who really put out one record is still in the hearts of so many nearly 16 years after his death. speaks volumes to his talent, and i guess what could have been. this is not the best recording, but its lovely in warts and blemishes. rip jeff
Posted by gregor on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
well, i missed my birthday yesterday. well, captainsdead’s birthday that is. 8 years old, yesterday, which may as well be 129 in blog/site years. i want to thank everyone from the bottom of my soul that has helped me out over the years, visited, visited only to download whatever, sent a nice email, etc… i truly, truly appreciate it. in 8 years there have been almost 3k posts, 99% done all done by myself, and almost 5 million visitors which for a one man operation, aint too shabby! i do this for the love of music, no other reason. hopefully y’all enjoy it as much as i do, or at least half as much. xoxoxo greg aka captainsdead. as proof, see below, you can see when i put this site online. here’s one of, if not, my favorite song ever….