ADVANCE WARNING

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 7th, 2006

mark yr calendars for June 5, cause my main negro Greg Dulli is coming to town with the Twilight Singers to Smith’s Olde Bar.? the afghan whigs will be subject of not one but two albums i wish i would have recorded coming up in the near future. (114)

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lets talk about

Posted by gregor on Friday, April 7th, 2006

the flaming lips, briefly.? never have a band been so full of potential, but yet disappoint so much on a semi-regular basis.? their new record At War with the Mystics is not good as a whole, although upon first listen i was slighty entertained.? after many listens, i found myself skipping through most of the albums and in the end, feeling like a gay dude on prom night.? sure its not without its rewards, but they are too far and too in between.? their last record, Yoshimi, contained one of the best songs of that year, Do You Realize.? again, but on a whole hugely disappointing.? even the hugely jizzed over, The Soft Bulletin, is spotty and if anyone could use an editor its Wayne Coyne.? I could go on and on and further into their catalogue,? but i wont.? me thinks people are truly in love with the possibilities of Mr Coyne and Co. more than they are with their actual output.? maybe its just me, but color me unimpressed. (155)

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Posted by gregor on Friday, April 7th, 2006

my first “real” concert was dinosaur jr, at the metro, all the way back in 1989 or 1990.? babes in toyland was first on the bill, they did suck, but next on the bill was my bloody valentine.? i had never heard of kevin shields, nor mbv, but i swear if by the end of the set i was high as hell.? no drugs were involved but they put me in some fucked up trance, not only by the music but the visuals that were playing behind them, it was truly an experience.? not to be outdone, dino jr kicked all kinds of ass and was one of the loudest shows, next to the truckers, that i have ever witnessed.? if you are in the atlanta area, please go see them at the variety tomorrow night, and pour some of your PBR in the urinal for a homey that could not make it. (134)

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Posted by gregor on Friday, April 7th, 2006

devotion and doubt was my introduction to richard buckner, and also the beginning of my not so secret man crush on the big hulking man. i cant remember why or where i picked it up, usually i can remember where i bought a particular cd/record, but not in this case. it just kinda appeared one day.

if there is any record in my collection that i want to know absolutely nothing, more than i already do, about the backstory its devotion and doubt. maybe its just me but its a painful record to listen to sometimes, especially when copious amounts of alcohol have been consumed. a tear or two have been knowned to well up in these eyes, especially during Ed’s Song. 4 a.m. has the same effect, but as where Ed’s Song makes it seem as if all hope is lost, 4 a.m. gives a bit of hope, if only brief. as you could probably tell by the title the record has a running theme, and while its really nothing new to the realm of music, buckner makes it his own and we all are better for it.

musically devotion and doubt is very sparce, but his voice and the tales he weaves are the main centerpiece. you have to have a hella voice to be able to pull of this kind of record, and buckner does. for all these reasons, devotion and doubt is one record i wish i would have made, if i were talented and had a voice.

lil wallet picture

ed’s song (196)

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lylas spin band of the day

Posted by gregor on Thursday, April 6th, 2006

go vote for lylas over spin because if you do, josh of lylas says that if they get enough votes “they get a cookie or something.”? even if you think they suck still vote, cause they’re good people. (201)

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windows on mac

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

so apple has released a beta program to allow windows to be run on their intel based macs.? sounds like apple is preparing itself for complete world domination (94)

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Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

i often find myself zoning during my waking hours, most often about records or songs that i wish i would have recorded. there’s a revolving cast of about 10-15 records that incorporate these daydreams. the main culprite is mercury rev’s deserter’s songs, and while its not my favorite record, although its in my top 10, it has a timeless quality that i think people will rediscover for years to come. its much like a daydream, which is why i often find myself thinking about it. as much of a dream like trance it can put me in, there is also a nightmarish undertone. my wife made mention, once, that she thought it sounded like childrens lullabies, only much scarier. deserter’s songs could and probably has been dissected over the past 8 years since its release, but this is truly a record that should make the listener shut up and just listen. then, listen again.

endlessly

opus 40 (239)

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garden ruin e-card, etc

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

city slang is offering up a few streaming tracks of calexico’s new disc.? there is also a download of an acoustic version of All Systems Red.

digital panic has the centro-matic show from 3.29 from one of my favorite venues, The Earl.

how desperate does one have to be to smoke a cigarette that has already previously been smoked? (89)

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Posted by gregor on Monday, April 3rd, 2006

band o’ horses are coming to your god damn town, now go see them.

04-13 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04-14 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-27 George, WA – The Gorge (Sasquatch!)*
05-31 Boise, ID – Neurolux / Crazy
06-03 Fargo, ND – Aquarium
06-04 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
06-06 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06-07 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06-11 Cleveland Heights, Ohio – Grog Shop
06-13 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
06-16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06-17 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
06-20 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle Tavern
06-21 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
06-22 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06-30 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
07-01 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
07-29 Chicago, IL – Union Park (Pitchfork Music Festival) (206)

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Posted by gregor on Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

a very cool centro-matic show is available for download at digital panic, its from their recent show in Athens at Tasty World – wish i would have been able to make it. (132)

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