strange packages and south san gabriel

Posted by gregor on Saturday, April 29th, 2006

so, being the nice guy that i am, i decided to deliver intern steve’s mail to him in the hospital.? his mail consisted of jet, jugs, and a piece of mail conveniently, or inconveniently for me, wrapped in brown paper.? wanting to make sure it wasn’t a letter bomb or contained anthrax, i had to open it.? it was the print version of mandigo: blacks on blondes volume 38.

if your an avid reader of captainsdead.com you know that i have a unflappable love affair of all things will johnson/centro-matic/south san gabriel.? i am much too lazy and too tired to string enough flattering words together on the subject of south san gabriel.? with that being the case, i will let the music do the talking.

the dark of the garage

i am six pounds of dynamite

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taj mahal live at the fillmore east in 71

aimee mann radio sessions from 93

maybe, more spoon rarities (189)

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call me ishmael and spoon pt III

Posted by gregor on Saturday, April 29th, 2006

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so, the wife tricked me into going to the hospital to see steve the intern.? she said that she was taking me to my favorite place for awesome food and one serious salad bar, ruby tuesday.? i have been totally craving some really authentic mexican food, and ruby tuesday is as authentic as they come.? dont ask how she tricked me, its quite embarrasing.

as it turns out intern steve was traveling up to the georgia mountains to pick me up something that i had been for searching, high and low, for the better part of fifteen years. every time i thought i had it within my grasp, i would get outbid on ebay.? it was my eleanore, for those that have seen gone in 60 seconds.? what is this piece of history you ask?? an original RAD movie poster signed by bill allen himself!!!? i dont know how that little son of a bitch found it, but he did.? i guess i should not have cut his brake lines.? he still isn’t comin back to work lookin like he does.

in the right place the right time

is this the last time

jonathon fisk

let the distance keep us together

paper tiger (298)

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links for 2006-04-29

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 28th, 2006

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Posted by gregor on Friday, April 28th, 2006

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not dead yet and dead hot workshop

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 28th, 2006

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as it turns out, steve is not dead. he’s just badly injured, and apparently horribly disfigured. frankly, he is not wanted around these parts anymore if he’s any uglier. i am sure i would lose my lunch if that were the case.

one thing we love doing here at hq is going through old cd boxes that we haven’t looked at in years. since we are almost completely digital now, we really dont have any need to look through these boxes that often. every once in awhile though, we get bored and need something to do.

a record that i used to love that was pulled out of the wreckage is tempe’s dead hot workshop’s 1001. i am not ashamed to say that i loved the gin blossom’s new miserable experience, and dead hot workshop is in the same vein. while new miserable experience was pure pop bliss, 1001 is a wee bit dirtier and not as poppy, but just as good in it’s own right. after that record though, they seemed to have fallen off the map. as it turns out they have put out two more records, that i cannot vouch for, but the mp3’s on their site sound pretty all right.

river otis

jesus revisited

sex with strangers (333)

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steve update and pavement in montana

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 28th, 2006

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steve, the intern, is dead. long live steve!!!!

it should come to no surprise that being of the early 30’s demographic that i am, one of my favorite, if not my favorite, bands is pavement. depending on the day it fluctuates between pavement, guided by voices, superchunk, wilco and a few others. it’s sad to admit, but i am an aging hipster. one day i woke up and was married, had a mortgage, two car payments, and a wee lad. all of this and i still feel like i am 15, at least mentally. dont think it wont happen to you, people!

hearing slanted and enchanted for the first time struck me the same way as it takes a nation of millions. it was a glorious racket that was an absolute mess, not unlike my life at the time. it sounded as if everything could fall apart at any moment, but they kept on moving forward regardless. it truly was a life affirming record. if i thought that slanted and enchanted was life affirming, then crooked rain was life changing. we’ll touch on that at a later date.

pavement

missoula, mt

4.21.97

passat dream

grave architecture

gold soundzzzz

shady lane

heaven’s a truck

date with ikea

the hexx

black out

stereo

transport is arranged

kennel district

old to begin

westy cant drum

gangstas and prankstas

type slowly

summer babe

blue hawaiian

unfair

we are underused

in other news.

why does american apparel ads use such big breasted women?? they taunt me. (300)

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links for 2006-04-28

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 27th, 2006

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tomorrow on captainsdead.com

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 27th, 2006

a great pavement show from 97 in montanta

picking up where we left off with the spoon stuff

bands i totally forgot about, pt 2

mp3 o’ the day

probably my favorite song of the year, from one of the best records of the year, rabbit fur coat by jenny lewis and the watson twins.

rise up with fists – live (195)

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the wynn brothers, its a family affair

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 27th, 2006

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we here at captainsdead.com are much like elephants in the fact that we never forget, nor do we ever forgive. we once met a guy that ruined it for the rest of man kind, or anyone that happens to carry this certain trait. he was what we called a fucking know it all. oh man, you could not tell this guy nothing. he had some crazy, and i mean crazy, crackpot ideas on stuff. off the wall ideas are good, half baked crazy ideas not so good. which brings me around to that one trait. he was a carrier of the white guy with dreads disease, or trustafarian disease. since then i have been unable to trust any guy inflicted with this disease.

so, given the history here, i should be very wary of orlando’s the wynn brothers. its a shame, too, that i saw thomas wynn’s photo before actually listening. god damn you myspace! as you probably figured out by now, i actually did listen, but pictured the lead singer looking like don knotts – dont ask me why. to my surprise, the wynn bros, are pretty damn good. if you are in the market for allman bros flavored rock, then these guys will itch where right you scratch. they sound like a band from a different time and place, completely outta step with todays musical landscape. landscapes be damned!

these are streams, btw.

summer song

cant get over you (234)

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links for 2006-04-27

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

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