Posts Tagged mike johnson

re-discovering, mike johnson

Posted by gregor on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

mike-johnson

on my way back from atlanta the other week i, for some reason, brought a book of cds in addition to my ipod. this practice vanished years ago, but i knew there was some stuff in that book that wasnt on the ipod, and i just felt the need to maybe mix shit up. as it turns out i did indeed listen to a bunch of stuff that hadnt been heard in years, which was quite refreshing. one record during my drive that i re-discovered was mike johnson’s year of mondays. mike has worked with just about everybody in “indie” rock – most notably, playing on most mark lanegan’s early solo records and playing bass in dinosaur jr. as you may have already guessed by the title, year of mondays is a bit of a downer record. its not a depressing record, its just that johnson’s vocals, somewhere between lanegan and stephen merrit, make it difficult for the mood to rise above the doldrums. sadly, since my return i have been unable to locate year of mondays to provide a few tracks, via up,¬†for you sampling pleasure, but here are a few from his other, most excellent releases. will keep on attempting to locate mondays, though…

all there is off i feel alright

world hadn’t gone insane off gone out of your mind

arise off what would you do

mike johnson myspace (526)

Read the rest of this post →

{1 comment


Captains Dead Blog

    • john moreland – cherokee – video
      April 8, 2015

      howdy! long time no talk! anyway, mr moreland has a new record coming out very shortly, 4.21, entitled “high on tulsa heat.” got it yesterday, and have listened to it numerous times. as you can imagine, its pure gold. joey kneiser of glossary fame directed the video and there’s also a cameo by bingham barnes, […]

    • oh its on! couch by couchwest 2015
      March 18, 2015

      meant to do this few days ago, but been busy with the madness that is couch by couchwest. here are just a few of my favorites, thus far. there have been hundreds of videos posted, btw. i have barely gotten around to anything other than what i have done. damn shame! we got some great […]

    • hallelujah the hills’ “devil level zero” – premiere! and tour dates
      March 6, 2015

      if you know anything about me, you then know my love for hallelujah the hills knows no bounds. both have ever done something evil and no one knows what happens next were my favorite records from 2014 and 2012, respectively. without a doubt they are one of the greatest bands currently making music. “devil level […]


personalized nfl jerseys custom nfl football jerseys personalized jerseys