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tommy stinson "its a drag"

this is what happens when you dont pay attention, ever! mr tommy stinson released a record last year, and i was none the wiser. said record is entitled one man mutiny and thus far, yeah, its probably the best thing he’s ever released. although, the first bash & pop record, friday night is killing me, is still pretty damn awesome. if you havent heard that one, definitely recommend checking it out. came out in the late 90’s i think, or shit, it may have even been earlier. my concept of time is escaping me in my advancing age. anyway, its pretty much just a straight ahead rock record, nothing too fancy, but damn enjoyable. definitely recommended!

buy it via amazon

its a drag

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the kids would all sing, he would take the wrong key


Soul Asylum was in town here in Boston for Earthfest, a music/greening festival hosted by WBOS. With only a few hours of hard labor to put in on Saturday, Tommy Stinson (now on bass for SA) and Dave Pirner sandwiched in some play – and playing – at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain at the Figgs sold-out two-night stand.

First night, Stinson got up on bass for a few Figgs songs, including the oui-c’est bon Hayes tune, “Je T’Adore.” Second night, vid below, Stinson got up to do “My Generation,” which Soul Asylum, errr, semi-stumbled through earlier in the day at the Hatch Shell. This is semi-stumbled, too, in that perfect hole in the wall rock haunt kind of way, but with ohhhhh a couple hundred thousand fewer people were looking on. They also did the Undertones’ “Teenage Kicks,” which, save the digital monkey comments, cuts off. Pirner only jumped up momentarily during the night, on either “Happy Jack” or “Bungalow Bill” I forget.


I know there are some Figgs fans on here so I’ll try to post some of the other vids. You’ll also be glad to know our good buddy Brad of Bradley’s Almanac was at the show (fucker owes me $13 and a review of “Palais”) will be posting a full aud recording of the show in the near or far future. Good things come to those who wait (and those who buy Figgs records).

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is you is or is you ain't my constituency?


evening, y’all! yeah i was supposed to be going to that isbell show, but the wife ended up having to work and at this point we need the cash more than i need to see jason again no matter how soul refreshing it may have been. in other news, it fuckin snowed down here in nola yesterday – you may have heard about it. it actually stuck, too, as seen in the photo above. i actually saw someone had taken probably about a block worths of snow and constructed a small snowman that had quickly melted a couple hours later. still, it was cool for the boy to mess around in it for a while.

until i finish compiling my top ten lists, here are the mats at cbgb’s on 10.12.84.

1. gary’s got a boner

2. run it

3. color me impressed

4. white and lazy

5. takin a ride

6. i will dare

7. unsatisfied

8. johnny’s gonna die

9. favorite thing

10. 20th century boy

11. sixteen blue

12. take me down to the hospital

13. go

14. customer

15. i’ll be there

16. kid’s dont follow

17. black diamond

18. kansas city star

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you using the whole fist, doc?

via king mag and their look at bush as a retrospective via pictures. here is the remainder of the mats show from dekalb.

28. he’s a whore

29. i want you to want me

30. southern girls

31. layla

32. smoke on the water

33. schools out

34. love grows where my rosemary goes

35. temptation eyes

36. i’ll be there

37. baby strange

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hey, up yours with a twirling lawnmower!

hola, friends! here’s part two of the mats show from dekalb. part three will be up later today. i am having serious storage capacity issues – i am down to like 20 megs. so, i gots to delete a whole bunch of stuff today.

16. black diamond

17. i hate music

18. tommy gets his tonsils out

19. unknown

20. cant hardly wait

21. god damn job

22. go

23. kids dont follow

24. garys got a boner

25. left here in the dark

26. otto

27. hitchin a ride

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falling asleep with a flop pop video on

woah! sorry bout that peeps. got a bit preoccupied yesterday with the whole apt hunting thing. we still havent made up our collective minds, but really its getting down to the wire that we really need to. enough about our trails and tribulations, here be the remainder of boink! more stuff coming later…

boink!! rar part 2

15. nowhere is my home

16. cant hardly wait (electric)

17. cant hardly wait (acoustic)

18. valentine

19. birthday girl

20. bundle up

21. red red wine

22. po box

23. time is killing us

24. iou

25. bastards of young

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bring your own lampshade, somewhere there's a party

lets kick off this weekend in grand style, shall we? tonight for your listening pleasure are some sire era mats demos/outtakes. some of em are a little rough, but all are definitely worth the download.

in other news, you ever go to open the door and you start proceeding through said door only to find that the door has met your foot first causing you to hit your head on the door? instant headache…awesome!

btw, i love how smangs shows up and all of a sudden i am changing the way i do shit around here. it’s just like a woman to go against the grain and expect us to fall in line. yet, sadly thats exactly what i am doing. bitches, man, bitches. i am assuming that the whole posting a few tracks but providing a full zip/rar is cool with everyone? understanding that i/we will never please anyone, i would like a general consensus.

1. little mascara

2. valentine

3. red red wine

4. empty is your heart

5. time is killing us

6. never mind

7. alex chilton

8. red red wine

9. run for the country

10. goin out of my head
11 learn how to fall
12 trouble on the way
13 make this your home
14 learn to fall
15 rock n roll ghost
16 someone take the wheel
17 only if we must
18 my little problem
19 someone take the wheel


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