the slingerland ride

Posted by gregor on Saturday, April 15th, 2006


if you live the chicago area, be on the lookout for the slingerland ride cause they are going to start blowing shit up. fronted by michael dean, who has a penchant for writing tales that would tom waits stand up and take notice, they are wiping the sleep out of their eyes from that long chicago winter slumber and are prepared to bring their shit to the masses this spring/summer. fans of waits, firewater, nick cave, et al take notice.

this is how the story goes

leave it all behind

slinger land ride on myspace (261)

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thank god for mental illness

Posted by gregor on Saturday, April 15th, 2006

if i could pick one record to have been a fly on the wall during the recording process, brian jonestown massacre’s thank god for mental illness would be that record. from beginning to end it feels and sounds like one fucked up trip.? just take a look at the cover, and thats what you can expect. its a mess of a record, but that mess also makes a wonderful listen. the main man, anton newcombe could be a musical genius or maybe just a mad man. after being a fan for many years, i still have not made up my mind. needless to say, the man has a vision and thats to keep music evil and he does so with the greatest of ease. all of the massacre’s releases are available for download on their website, but today i offer up his/their greatest work.
thank god for mental illness (347)

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calexico's cruel video

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 14th, 2006


touch and go is offering up the video for cruel off of calexico’s amazing new record, garden ruin. (466)

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nashville does dallas and lambchop is doing the doing

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 14th, 2006

lambchop is a great band, and if you can find this record, nashville does dallas, i highly recommend picking it up.? i assume your best bet is ebay. (411)

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from the captain's dead desk

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 14th, 2006

ok people, i am just curious here.

1. what do you think of my little site?

2. anything you would like to see that no one else is doing?

3. anything you hate? me?

4. should i just go to hell?

thanks for any feedback you could provide.

sincerely

jane doe (488)

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band of horses on kexp

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 14th, 2006

thanks to the fine folks at so much silence for offering these up. i am assuming these are the same that are being offered up on dime a dozen. if anyone could hook a brother up with an account it would be much appreciated. i had one but i didnt use it regularly enough so they booted my ass. anyway, without much further adieu.

the great salt lake

part one

wicked gil

the funeral (177)

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russian circles

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 14th, 2006

chicago’s, russian circles, new record Enter is set to be released on May 16. russian circles are what we have come to expect outta chicago based insturmental bands, or maybe insturmental bands entirely. musically these guys are tight as hell, and if they stick it out long enough i can definitely see these guys becoming major players, along the lines of explosions in the sky.

carpe

death rides a horse

in other news:

chan is not having my baby after all.

check out the ladies at red/blondehead they do a fantastic job and are in need of some love, plus they are hot.

thanks to lhb for pointing out that subpop is streaming band of horses video for funeral.? in my humble opinion the best song and album of the year thus far. (153)

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help save music in our schools

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 13th, 2006

on april 18th the Fulton County school board, here in Georgia, will vote on whether or not to do away with music programs in 52 of their schools. i wish i knew what they were planning on putting in place of this vital piece to child growth. fo those that werent very athletic, not yours truly mind you, band and orchestra was a safe have for those to seek refuge and find a common bond with other kids. i was in band, but unfortunately my band teachers breath stank so bad i just had to quit. there is still no question that participating in band helped shaped the person i would grow up to be.

so, if you give a shit at all please send a letter to the school district heads by clicking here. thanks to tessa at drive a faster car for pointing it out.

thanks

jane doe (145)

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neko, tomorrow night at the variety

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 13th, 2006

dearest atlantians,

do yourselves a favor wont you? cause you like good music, right? good. go see the red headed siren, neko case, friday night at the variety. tickets arent too much, and luckily for you some are still available. am i going, you ask? nope, i gots to watch my wife’s baby, which would be my son. so my not so hot fortune could be your good fortune, cause there will be at least one extra ticket due to my absence. be well. (196)

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the crew is called BDP

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 13th, 2006

after immersing myself in It Takes a Nation… i delved even further into the hip hop culture, well not culture, cause my parents would not allow that, but i picked up just about every rap record that was out at the time.? one of my next purchases was the classic joint from Boogie Down Productions, By All Means Necessary, fronted by one of the most gifted mcs/lyricists, KRS One.? now, a little back story on this record.? his dj Scott LaRock was murdered, and if you listen to the first BDP record and By All Means Necessary, you will notice a big jump in cultural awareness on the part of KRS One.? so, there is a big shift in messages between the two.? sometimes out of tragedy comes great art, and this is most certainly the case.? my philosophy, in my opinion, is one of the greatest opening tracks in all of music.? it does a great job of setting the tone for the rest of the record.
my philosophy

ya slippin (237)

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