Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Two Hipsters Angrily Call Each Other 'Hipster'
From The Onion
Millions of fans beg Morrissey to dig in.
On the heels of the comments made by Johnny Marr that the Smiths were offered even more money (10 million dollars supposedly) to reunite and play New York's Hyde Park, Morrissey had this to say in Uncut Magazine “I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that’s saying something for a vegetarian.”
"When I'm in San Francisco, I'm dreaming all the time"
Around the time I discovered her last record Escondida two years ago, I was taking lots and lots of walks around the city and this record pretty much became my soundtrack during that therapy.
From Springtime Can Kill You
Jolie Holland - Springtime Can Kill You
From Escondida, these two songs are perfect for when you're crying like a little baby.
Jolie Holland - Darlin' Ukulele
Jolie Holland - Damn Shame
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
I Am High...On The Subway Home video
Crazy cat with six toes terrorizes Connecticut Town
Lewis, a 5-year-old, black-and-white longhaired cat, attacked at least a half-dozen people on the cul-de-sac and even took on the local Avon lady, neighbors say.
"He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot each with a long claw," Sunset Circle resident Janet Kettman said. "They are formidable weapons.""I was walking along the sidewalk
when he sprang at me. I never saw it coming, but that's how it often is. He comes at you from behind, springs and wraps himself around your legs, biting and scratching," she said.
"The last time I had three bites and eight scratches and I ended up at the walk-in clinic.
"The Avon lady was getting out of her car when Lewis attacked her from behind," Kettman said. "She ended up going to the hospital."
Solveira was so concerned about Lewis' attacks in the neighborhood of neatly kept homes off High Street that she placed a restraining order on him. It was the first time such an action was taken against a cat in Fairfield and possibly in the state. In effect, Lewis is under house arrest, forbidden to leave his home.
Cisero said she adopted Lewis three years ago and he never attacked her or any members of her family. "He's a cat's cat, he climbs trees and sits on people's roofs but now he's forced to be in the house all the time."
She theorized that Lewis may be acting in self-defense. "One day he came home covered in eggs because someone had egged him and another time a woman sprayed him with a hose. They have been tormenting this poor animal."
But Bachtig sees a more sinister side to the feline.
"The neighborhood is afraid of this cat," Bachtig said. "Lewis will stare you down, and you never know how he will react."
Watch the VIDEO
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The Concretes to disband after new record gets 4.7 out of 10 rating on Pitchfork
You can preview the record (which we think should have gotten a 7.4) "In Colour" here. This will be the only place you can hear it as it's been decided that the CD will be pulled from stores and all copies burned.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Fat Cat Is Living Large
Video of Slim
did i forget that i said to you that i'd be there
I swear that every time Pinback comes to my city, I'm always away, it's been happening the last three years, it's my curse.
I read in a recent interview in Billboard that Pinback will have a new album out in the Spring of 2007 and after four thousand years there will be be a new Three Mile Pilot album and tour next year.
Pinback have released tour only ep's which are great addendums to their proper releases, you can check them out at the band's site
Tripoli (Live in Donnys Garage) (Taken from 2000 tour ep)
Offline PK (Taken from the 2002 tour ep)
Sleep Bath (Taken from the 2003 tour ep)
Tripoli (Tin Foil Remix) (Taken from the Tripoli single)
The song Tripoli is an all time favorite and was what really sold me on Pinback.
Friday, March 24, 2006
War on Terror Exclusive
listen to the report
Thursday, March 23, 2006
The Comet Gain video for Strength
Dr. Jack Shepard is Indie
"I'm obsessed with Wolf Parade. I like finding music that's not in the mainstream."
- Actor and hunk Matthew Fox who portrays Dr. Jack Shepard on the hit ABC television show Lost
Hurley is Indie
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Rolling Stone Magazine goes Real World
Excitement will consist of chilling with Shakira, the new cast of Laguana Beach, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Bonus additonal responsibility will include helping Senior Editor David Fricke with his hair every morning.
The losing contestant on each episode will be told by publisher Jann Wenner "Hey! You! Get Off of My Cloud" and then be subjected to a writing gig with Alternative Press Magazine.
Applications for the show
The State I Am In
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Piper skydives without a parachute
Piper, a family cat in South Carolina was stuck in a tree for eight days fell 80 feet to the ground, landed on its feet and then ran away uninjured.
"When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone" (T.Williams)
Saved from obscurity by Elf Power's Orange Twin label
Monday, March 20, 2006
Ted Leo bleeds for your sin.
In this next one he's bleeding for you.
From hitting his head over and over with his mic during one of the songs.
Demos of some new songs that are really dynamite
Ted Leo - Some Beginners Mind
Ted Leo - Army Bound
Give support to Lookout Records, buy some of his old records
Pickle from Huntingdon, Cambs
Here's a snippet of some songs
Music and Movement - I Saw You
Music and Movement - Caravan
You can hear the full versions at their Myspace site.
Friday, March 17, 2006
A Kitten World
Exclusive Interview with The Smiths bassist
My telephone interview with Smiths bassist Andy Rourke
ISSFT - Andy, I heard you turned down 5 million dollars to reunite
AR - Yeh, I couldn't take any more vacation days from my job
ISSFT - Where are you working these days.
AR - I work at W H Smith, my stores in the London Westminister Underground Station. OK, gotta run and alphabetize the magazines.
ISSFT - Thanks Andy, I love you, I miss you
AR - I love and miss you too.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Fred Fernando Commercial
The Walkmen Van
My Favorite Seat 3
- What they write is all true, I own this seat in our van and have occupied it about 90 percent since forever. People don't even bother going for it and there is a little look of fear on everyone's face when newcomers sit there oblivious to the law. Shotgun is totally overrated and too much trouble. If I can get out of driving more power to me.
My favorite song done by The Walkmen
The Walkmen - Look Out The Window
From The Walkmen/Calla split on Troubleman Unlimited
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
One song by the band Dub Narcotic Sounds System and one by The Red Stars Theory, both featuring the guest vocalist Lois.
Red Stars Theory with Lois - A Sailors Warning
Dub Narcotic Sound System with Lois - Ship to Shore
iTunes has most of her entire catalog.
Go buy Butterfly Kisses and move down the list, they're all winners.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Oh No Amen Birdmen
If anyone is curious about what the band sounds like I've posted a link to their myspace site. You’re going to love them if you’ve waited for an artist to fuse Dave Matthews with the band Bush and topping all that off with a more tripped out Survivor (The “Eye of the Tiger” band) .
This is from their website about the origins of their band name – I’m totally not pulling your leg:
“We started thinking of names that would evoke our common feelings: some kind of loneliness, sadness, the feeling of being lost and at the same time, power, flying animals and every supernatural things…We finally understood that it could be the name of a lost civilization of flying men called the Birdmen, something mythological! A full name appeared to us: Amen Birdmen. The meaning of the band’s name would be: We believe in Birdmen. Amen. “
Legalize Mouse-Cat Marriage
A cat in Tunisia has given birth to something strange. According to the owner of the cat, the litter included 5 regular kittens, and one that more resembles a mouse. The owner says the nose, mouth and ears look like that of a mouse, but the rest of the body is that of a cat. The mother cat doesn't seem to notice or mind. She's nursing and taking care of it, just like the kittens.
Blip Blip Blop Blip...It's The New Matmos
Remember Matmos's 2001 record 'A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure' with the club hit “Lipostudio (And So On...)” which paired the sound of human fat being sucked during liposuction surgery with screetching from the clarinet. That whole record was composed and elaborated on with samples from the operating rooms... a kick drum from the sound of bones being broken, "the droney buzz of human skin conducting electricity through acupuncture points".
The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast is the new record by the San Francisco duo. After reading the biographies of 10 different individuals, Matmos " re-enacted events from their lives... making songs out of the sounds of the re-enactments."
"The album features Matmos’s most extremist and gutsy sound design (the sound of semen, burning flesh, and the embalmed reproductive tract of a cow are all featured)"
Example 1: The Patricia Highsmith song was made as a collaboration with her favorite animal, the snail (they aimed a laser at a light sensitive theremin, and then got snails to crawl across the path of the laser, triggering changes in the theremin's pitch).
Example 2: the Darby Crash song is dark electronics made out of the sound of Drew Daniel crying out in pain getting burned by the Germs’ Don Bolles, combined with the noise of M.C. Schmidt shaving his head
The record is out in May from Matador Records
Matmos are genius.
Matmos - Roses and Teeth for Ludwig Wittgenstein (the Wittgenstein song is just an exploded view of a single paragraph from his text "Philosophical Investigations")
Matmos - Lipostudio (And So On...)
Monday, March 13, 2006
Psyched! Folk part III
The Tyde is High
Friday, March 10, 2006
A) His name is Howie Mandel.
B) Someone corrected the spelling of Howie from Howee.
C) Howie has obviously done some modeling.
D) The little patch of color above his left lip looks like Cartman.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Paul Says Fuck ( I can make it out with headphones on but he could easily be saying "Benny Hill" )
Taken from The Face of Today blog
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
The Force Rocks
It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best...especially if you're ugly
Her voice hurts your heart.
Karen Dalton - Are You Leavin For The Country
Karen Dalton - Sweet Substitute
She only recorded two records:
It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You
The Best & In My Own Time
Monday, March 06, 2006
Colossal Fuck Yes
***Widely known as the 'drummer dude' in Comets on Fire, Utrillo Kushner's musical talents range far beyond the drunken-master-style wailing he unleashes on any given night with the Comets. It's his skills as a songwriter and bandleader that impress on the sentimental rock stylings of Acapulco Roughs. Having tickled the ivories for close to a decade, Kushner assumes command of the keys in Colossal Yes and steps it up as a full-fledged piano man.
3 songs for download at the Myspace Site
Buy the debut record Acapulco Roughs at Ba Da Bing Records
Lloyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Home, home and dry
Saturday, March 04, 2006
New The Concretes Video
Friday, March 03, 2006
Are Your Cats Old Enough To Learn About Jesus?
From Wednesdays Onion
A year later they've written and recorded a sophmore record Outgoing Behavior that's every bit as good. It'll be out on April 11th from Suicide Squeeze Records.
They are playing in Berkeley at the Bears Liar this coming Monday the 6th and are on tour of the western U.S throughout this and next month
From Outgoing Behavior
The Crystal Skulls -Baby Boy (My favorite of the year so far)
The Crystal Skulls - Cosmic Door
From Blocked Numbers
The Crystal Skulls -Airport Motels
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Tom Waits and the Dog Food Commercial
In 1981 Tom Waits decided to do voice-over work on a television commercial for Ralston Purina. The product was a dry dog food called Butcher's Blend. It appears this is the only time Waits has done an advertisement for a for-profit company.
Hurley is Indie
Wednesday, March 01, 2006