sup? for you futurama fans, like myself, out there, adult swim is airing nothing but until 11.30 pm, new years eve.
i’m curious did you guys/gals get anything from your respective companies for xmas? its gotten to the point that i would rather get nothing than what they try and shovel on us. i dont want to sound ungrateful, but did i really need a 20 buck gift card to carrabba’s? really, i didnt; but, thanks anyway, i suppose. since i am no fan of the joint i will be losing money on a meal that i didnt care to have in the first place. here’s an idea spend the extra 30 cents or whatever and get everyone visa gift cards or something similiar. maybe i am just becoming too disenchanted with the ways of corporate america.
so, i went through the entire pfork list last night and listened to whomever i was not familiar with. i was hoping that i would come away with at least a few new bands worth investigating further. the sad truth is that 90 percent of the tracks that make up their list are pure shite. ok, maybe not 90 but at least 70. still a sad state of affairs on what they consider to be the best of the best. lcd soundsystem? two tracks int the top ten? are you fuckin kidding me? the only two i can agree with are panda bear’s “bro,” which should be single of the year, and interestingly enough, “umbrella” – i liked it the first time i heard it. the only band that made an impression on me was the funky stones/springsteen/marah inspired sounds king khan & his shrines. check em out.
king khan and his shrines site
back in my early twenties i went through a mildly big roxy music phase which just so happened to coincide with my own personal british invasion. then like a lot of musical awakenings, see obsessions, it ended up abruptly. the only record i listen to with any regularity from that era of my life is blur’s parklife and pulp’s this is hardcore – which i still contend is one of the best records ever recorded. as of late i have found a new appreciation for roxy music’s siren and country life. i dont know what made me pull them back out, but its always a testament to the strength of a record when it sounds as good as the first time you heard it.
here they are playing in 75 on the siren tour. as a note, she sells might actually be the second track and it is tagged as such. the first actual track is missing but it may be just crowd noise.
1. she sells
10. song for europe
11. virginia plain
12. for your pleasure