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 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


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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.


king of carrot flowers

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shake your groove thang to the black crowes

Posted by gregor on Monday, April 24th, 2006

when the boys here at the captains dead hq aren’t googling “scarlett johansson nude,” doing three story beer bongs, or gathering around the water cooler typically talking about last night’s sex in the city, we like to put on “pretend” concerts. typically this includes but not limited to broom sticks, old school boom box antennas, and cardboard boxes. what each is used as, i will leave that for you to decide. we do a lot of pointing to the “crowd,” we put our cupped hands to our ears as if to say “make some noise” or “we cant hear you, (insert city), and quite often go back to back for extended solos.

there are two records that can cause such a sensation that it sweeps the nation. the first is styx’s paradise theatre, the second southern harmony by the black crowes. i will focus on the latter for this post.

southern harmony sounds as if blacula took a huge bite outta the boys and injected them with some black magic, or at very least one of em used a pic of pam grier for some kind of weird receptacle.

groove train, thats what you are on when you listen to southern harmony. a groove train right to the heart of your inner blackness or less whiteness, and this train aint makin no stops until the record ends. if it doesnt make you want to shake yr ass, then you my friend are dead to me, and dont bother comin back.

hotel illness – live
black moon creeping – live

edit: thanks to matt and mike for providing me with these songs, for without them this post would not have been possible.? i owe them everything and anything. (540)

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black heart procession fan?

Posted by gregor on Monday, April 24th, 2006

then get yr ass over to clever titles and enter. (176)

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the artificial hearts

Posted by gregor on Monday, April 24th, 2006

fine afternoon to you all. another excellent myspace find is christian carl aka the artificial hearts. the artificial hearts sound like a perfect soundtrack for either a david lynch film, or for a summer evening that is winding down after spending the day drinking. he builds a nice landscape of sound for just one guy, and according to his myspace profile all the insturments digital or analog were fed into a rudimentary recording device. i would like to know what device that may have been.

his debut record is scheduled to be released by undertow sometime in june.

and the conversation

your heart…

a place to unwind (333)

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links for 2006-04-24

Posted by gregor on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006


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recommendation street

Posted by gregor on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

so dear reader, before i hit the hay, i have a request.? if anyone could recommend me any good african music along the lines of the gents featured in paul simon’s graceland.? it would be greatly appreciated.? good night and good luck. (291)

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raining all over the world

Posted by gregor on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

as night has fallen here at the captain’s dead hq, i am without beer. well, there is beer in the house but the wife has ordered me to wait to have one until she arrives home. bummer, and yes i am a pussy.

i must admit that i got a message some months ago from leah, one of the ladies behind red/blondehead, that i never responded to, admittedly. it didnt go unnoticed though, casue the band i write about tonite is the subject matter of said message.

hem is a lovely band outta brooklyn, i swear they sound like the south, or at least what i think the south sounds like. mossy and hazy is what i believe the south sounds like, and yeah i know they aint sounds. use your imagination! hem doesnt a wonderful job of letting sally ellyson be the main centerpiece, because although the music is beautiful ellyson’s voice is mesmerizing. she may have the most perfect blend of power and fragility in a voice that i have ever heard.

if you are looking for a reference point, i would say they are much less boring cowboy junkies.

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the city and the traveler

betting on trains

buy their records at cdbaby, baby. (298)

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the afghan whigs live in boston 1994

Posted by gregor on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

we here at the captain’s dead headquarters located just mere minutes from the bubbling metropolis of douglasville, ga and just mere steps away from a really cool publix, would like to take time and honour the men of the afghan whigs. never have 4 seemingly average looking men been so succesful in creating a soundtrack for the young and sexy – like me.

this show, like the title says was recorded in boston sometime in 1994. i headed over to summerskiss which has a mind numbing amount of whigs/dulli information, but sadly their gig database is currently non operational. so, outside of boston and 1994 i dont know much about it.

turn on the water

be sweet

the dark end of the street

what jail is like



i’m her slave

when we two parted

fountain and fairfax

come see about me

you my flower

when doves cry


my curse

two whigs records to grow on:

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