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 (223)

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links for 2006-04-27

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

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time travel, toonces, spoon, etc…

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

i feel i am may have been a little harsh on my boys in spoon this morning. after cutting steve the intern’s brake lines, i started feeling a little guilty about how i treated britt and co. then my thoughts quickly turned to time travel and how totally kick ass that would be. after pondering time travel for 2 hours, my thoughts came back to spoon’s gifts to the world. the views of other people’s work is always to disect from the cheap seats, and while their catalogue as a whole still frustrates me, it’s better than being spoon fed everything – no pun intended.

dont let it get you down

everythings gonna be well alright

he was soon to undergo an experience

headz

i could be underground

buy spoon stuff, bitches. (292)

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spoon rarities and how i learned to accept

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

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this morning here at hq, i dared intern steve to eat peanuts although i know he is deathly allergic to them. knowing that he aims to please, he ate the peanuts anyway. his throat closed up, and i just laughed, and laughed. after 6 hours at the hospital we are finally back safe and sound.

one band of merry men that frustrates the hell outta me is spoon. sure, they put out the minor classic girls can tell, but how about some consistency, guys. is that too much to ask? i want to love you long time, i really, really do. there are absolute glimpses of absolute greatness on each record, but then shit that just falls flat. i know, i know, what the fuck am i doing to change the world? not much, sadly. i will keep half heartedly loving you guys, but please dont make me end up feeling like one legged man in an ass kicking contest.

here is the first in a 5 part series of spoon rarities, demos, outtakes.

anticipation

back to the fire

chicago at night

cool it, you need to relax

do the manta ray

by the way, people. if you have not heard springsteen’s seeger sessions disc, you need to like yesterday. it’s absolutely fantastic. it is definitely his best work in years. (461)

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links for 2006-04-26

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

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threads, ye must gather round

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

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you ever to go to someone’s house and upon stepping foot in the joint you get the feeling that something just aint right? well, maybe you’re drunk at a party and you open a door thinkin its the toilet and just walk in on some people gettin it on, or that there is some secret being pass around and you aint in on it. that’s the feeling i get when listening to threads, a band straight outta south portland, maine.

threads remind me of the first time i listened to the massacre. they strike me more like a movement than a band. if that makes sense? i always felt that anton wanted the populus has his disciples, and threads rings that chord in me. are they striving for the same thing? i dont know? in my opinion, we need more musical movements. i wish the “indie” rock scene could follow in hip hop’s footsteps in the fact their are a lot of collaborations between artists, whether they be good or bad is not the point. they are atleast getting together, throwing ideas off each other and putting shit to tape, forging alliances and bringing people together.

whether or not threads is out for world domination, or just to make people think they are, they are an interesting listen. the one thing i really like is their seemingly “who gives a fuck attitude.” they sound as if every song could sound completely different every night, and i like that. oh yeah, if you like the mountain goats check these peeps out.
grin

tsunami

three or more

toknight (283)

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ride the death vessel

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

i happened to be reading a blog entry posted by my girl mary lou lord and she seems to be all hyped on this band death vessel. she says not since kurt, gbv, elliot and daniel johnston has the world needed a band like death vessel. while i am not totally convinced given the few tracks i have heard, i will wait for further proof before making any longterm love affairs.

deep in the horchata

mandan dink (187)

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kristin diable, a woman on the verge

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

steve, the intern, wastes most of his days scouring myspce for hot chicks, and picking up my cigarette butts. the only qualification to be an intern here at captainsdead.com is to be able to withstand either A. a prince albert or B. the ability to make 50 prank phone call a day. my favorites are when you call people and ask them what their favorite radio station is and that they have one 1000 bucks. by the way, the prince albert was not a pre-requisite, steve requested it. weird little guy he is.

you ever get the feeling when you are listening to an artist/band that they could be on the verge of being huge? i am talking about gap commercial huge, here people. thats not a bad thing necessarily, the marketing people over there have done a decent job at featuring some pretty good artists. ryan adams and of course the icon, willie nelson, come to mind. kristin diable is one such artist. she seems to be the complete package, shes got pipes, talent, beauty, and youth all on her side. did i mention she’s got a voice on her? oh i did? i will reiterate that she has a beautiful smoke and whisky set of lungs. oh, and here is a novel idea, she writes her own songs!

musically she changes up the styles like son of bezerk, bringing the funk, soul, blues and even a bit of twang. frankly, i would love to hear her put out a stripped down bluegrass or folk-type record so her voice could take centre stage. she could definitely pull it off ala sarah harmer’s wonderful songs for clem. it would be a god damn travesty if success, in some varying degree, doesnt find kristin cause she is in a class all to herself, in a world of pre-fab artists and cheap marketing ploys.

her debut record, shelter, can be purchased via her myspace page, speakeasy records, or ask for it at your favorite local record shop.

sister sadie

accidents

black plague and dynamite (175)

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links for 2006-04-25

Posted by gregor on Monday, April 24th, 2006

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stardate 1984

Posted by gregor on Monday, April 24th, 2006

lets keep this between us, ok? we here at hq used to love new edition. mr telephone man and cool it now were the absolute coolest back in 84. “ronnie, bobby, ricky, mike i like the girl i dont care you who you like.” that was dope! you know who else were kick ass in 84? the detroit tigers, thats who!

speaking of tigers, here is a XFM radio session by neutral milk hotel from may of 1998. if you notice the dj refers to king of carrot flowers part two and three as up an over again.
engine

gardenhead

king of carrot flowers

oh comely (189)

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