in an interesting turn of events, the captains dead compound will soon, in 7 months, have a new member. thats right, my bride is expecting our second child. just when i thought i was just about done wiping ass and making vain attempts at explaing the universe, i get pulled right back in. this is all from a guy and a gal that never expected to have one, let alone two. i blame my wife! i told her that if she wasnt such a slut we wouldnt be having these little happy accidents. she laughed. no, seriously she did.
in other news, i am unfortunately going to have to start deleting a lot of older stuff. this is due to quite a few pains in my ass that refuse to stop the leeching. i am blowing through about 20 gigs a day when i should only do about 5. so, anything older than 4 months old will be going away over the next few days. there will be no way for me to recover this stuff cause i just dont have the time to download everything. its just much easier to delete the stuff.
how awesome would it be to live in a tree house?
half way through listening to former athenian phosphorescent’s pride, i got this weird vision in my head that i was sitting in some church and a through the black couds shown a light directly on me, kinda like what happened to jake in the blues brothers. pride has this really strange, but uplifting, other worldly quality that is hard to deny. there is something very church like about pride. the vocals seem to reach to the heavens, but the music seems to be from the dirt – if that makes any sense. pride is one of those special kinda records that you dont want to share with anyone, but want to preach to the masses about from the top of a mountain. not to sound overly queer, but pride left me kinda stunned. i wasnt expecting this at all and i actually sat there motionless for a few moments once it was finished. that is something that hasnt happened since my first listen to bee thousand – which happens to be my favorite record of all time. if i dont listen to another record this year that would probably be ok with me. as a reference point, i would say that pride is part graceland era paul simon, beach boys’ pet sounds and will oldham’s ease on down the road.
pride is being released on oct 23 – i believe. he’s currently doing a bunch of shows, so check his myspace page for details.
daytrotter has an interview with matthhew houck, who is phosphorescent, and in typical daytrotter fashion have a couple of live tracks available.
i found this pumpkins bootleg the other day and found it to be kinda cool. i dont know much about it but its entitled “may we have a record contract, please.” according to some sources this is a demo collection circa 1989 which is pre gish.
1. honeyspider (alternate)
2. with you
4. rhinoceros (alternate)
5. bye june
10. bury me
12. not worth asking
16. love (old demo)