jackie gleason’s all i want for christmas


merry christmas, folks! to everyone else, howdy! i am not a huge christmas music fan, but this is quite lovely as its all instrumental. anyway, hope you enjoy this, as i have. this was released in 69, for what its worth. not sure how long this will be up before the inevitable take down notice. everyone be safe out there, and hug your families, even if you hate em.

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1. christmas moon
2. let it snow!
3. blue christmas
4. snowbound for christmas
5. its christmas all over the world
6. thats what i want for christmas
7. december Continue reading “jackie gleason’s all i want for christmas”

joe pug “if i still cant be found” – new song


man, i cannot wait for this, this being joe pug’s new record windfall which is due out on march 10. im as excited about this as i am about the new american aquarium… the great despiser, his last record, was one of my favorite records from 2012? actually i think burn.flicker.die just beat out the great despiser that year. i cannot recommend his entire catalogue enough…

still one of my favorite videos on the youtubes!

dr. john live at ultrasonic studios, 11.6.73

top of the saturday to all you jerkballs! hope everyone is enjoying their day. i, on the other hand, am laying on the couch debating on whether having a beer or two will help cure this goddamn hangover im currently cursing! office xmas party aftermath. until later… i had a request for a repost of this.

here is lovely recording of a fm broadcast of dr john performing from ultrasonic studios in hempstead, new york on 11.6.73.

1. loup garou
2. walk on gilded splinters
3. danse kalinda da boom
4. stagger lee
5. hard judgment
6. traveling mood
7. life
8. put a little love in your heart
9. tipitina
10. mess around
11. interview Continue reading “dr. john live at ultrasonic studios, 11.6.73”

captains dead’s favorite records of 2014, 11-20, part 3 of 3

11. lee bains III & the glory firesdreconstructed

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12. m lockwood porter – 27

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13. run the jewels 2

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14. war on drugs – lost in the dream

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15. marah – mountain minstrelsy of pennsylvania

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16. bear medicine – the moon has been all my life

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17. the afghan whigs – do to the beast

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18. wooden wand – farmers corner

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19. the holy ghost electric show – the great american holy ghost record show

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JDD album cover
20. jerry david decicca – understanding land

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captains dead’s favorite videos of 2014

admittedly, i watch a lot of videos. i spend most of my work days watching whatever on youtube. i fluctuate between tech reviews and music related vids. when i say i spend a lot of time on youtube, i am not fucking around. i would gather at least 3-5 hours of my day are spent on said site. its pretty sad actually… i should be spending that time doing other shit, but alas, that is not the case.

i should mention that caleb’s “trade all the lights” is by far my favorite of the year. its an absolute gorgeous ode to new orleans, a city i both love and i hate. a sentiment i am sure most inhabitants share, but i may be wrong. either way, it kills me every time i watch it. although, hiss golden messenger’s “mahogany dread” is just as lovely and as a dude with a family, it tears at my old man heart strings. then there are the rest, all of which i dig or really dig for various reasons.

captains dead’s favorite records of 2014, 2-10, part 2 of 3

2. hiss golden messenger – lateness of dancers

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3. strand of oaks – heal

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4. sturgill simpsonmetamodern sounds in country music

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5. anders parker – theres a bluebird in my heart

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6. centro-matictake pride in your long odds

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7. caleb caudle – paint another layer on my heart

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8. hail mary mallon – bestiary

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9. fire mountain – all dies down

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10. michael rank and stag – deadstock

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captains dead’s favorite records of the year, part 1 of 3


today, im just doing my favorite record of the year, and it really should come as no surprise to anyone. that may be assuming way too much, but i have talked about this record a lot whether it be here, twitter, facebook, etc… i love this record as if it was my own stepchild. admittedly, my first go around with have you ever done something evil as not all what i expected. i wanted to be blown away, but i was left a little flat. maybe it was my mood, my expectations, my soberness or too much beer? who the hell knows? this was my problem, not theirs, though. i wrote a drunken ramblings piece on it back in may which pretty much sums everything up, in a absolutely incoherent way. feel free to read that or dont, it dont matter. what does matter is that this is the finest record i have heard this year, last year, and maybe the last 5 years? its pretty much as close to perfect as any band/artist could ever hope to get.

oh, so im going to finish up top twenty in two more posts probably later this week.

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m lockwood porter’s “27”


happy saturday, peoples! few weeks ago this here little stain on the internet turned 9, with zero fanfare, but thats ok. still, in internet time thats a pretty long time. ive written a lot of words over those 9 years, pretty much all by my lonesome, minus maybe 50 out of the 3104 that have been published. im tired, im tired of words that people really dont care about it, etc… shit, i just want to hear the music, i dont want to read what some asshole thinks i should be feeling, or whatever. so from here on out, no words, just music… well limited words. you understand what im saying.

m. lockwood porter’s 27 is one of the best records of the year, its an absolutely amazing collection of songs. you can pick it up for 9 bucks on his bandcamp page. cannot recommend it enough.