I have nothing witty to say about this. Look it's a different
fruit than the fruit on his shirt!
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Burt jumping. Cary, NC.
Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Cary, NC.
This year's azaleas. Cary, NC.
Bracket fungi (not lichens as I've always called them). Marion,
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Two great skate videos...
1. Into the Thicket - a concept
video of sorts featuring Chris Haslem and friends skating a mini ramp
built not just in
the woods, but into the woods.
2. Alain Goikoetxea - don't ask me
how to pronounce the name of this Basque skater, but his footage is the
giant balls. Epic park rippage.
Put out by Volcom.
Some rad photos of salt mines around the
world. A trip to the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia has long been on
my wish list,
and this just moved it up a couple of places.
Put another collection of band
photos into the Photo
journal, as well as a few photos from a trip to Tom's Creek
The Music reviews
for this month - Hayden, the Mary Onettes, Maston, Mount Moriah, and more. Low output this
month. Fuck it.
(pronounced Yakko, like the character from "Animaniacs") is a young kid
from the Netherlands who
looks a little bit like Dmitri Martin and sounds a whole lot like the
Zombies. This is true of his recently released record
(that is quite good), and after seeing him live it's clearly true of
him live as well. The whole package holds up to the
comparison, but it's the ample use of harpsichord that really puts it
over the top. I was so excited for this show I bought
a ticket, thinking that internet buzz I had perceived on the guy would
lead to a potentially packed house. Turns out I was
way way off...there might have been 30 or 40 people there max.
Truly, this was everyone's loss, as this was probably
my favorite show of the year so far. And I guess it also goes to
show that internet jabber doesn't necessarily equal
butts in the seats. Jacco and his band played the bulk of his new
record "Cabinet of Curiosities," and it sounded just
as good live as it does recorded. There might not have been many
folks there but everyone seemed to genuinely be
enjoying it. I assume he was on his way to SXSW as it was that
time of the year, and hopefully the crowds got bigger -
because this is music that needs to be heard.
Kings was pretty full but based on it not being sold out and packed to
the gills, I'm guessing a lot of people still don't
realize that Chelsea Light Moving is the new
band of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. It's also possible the kids
even know who Sonic Youth are either, but those are stupid kids not to
be considered. I was standing at the bar and
saw the lanky Moore walk in the club - a weird feeling, seeing someone
of his rock icon status just milling about. I'm
not usually one to get star struck (save the time I saw the dad from
"Teen Wolf" in that bar in Wilmington), but this was
a scenario where I could have easily turned into a blubbering idiot
going on and on about how important Sonic Youth
was to my musical development. He's surely heard it countless
times, and for good reason - that band literally
Chelsea Light Moving put on a good
show. They played more or less all of their self-titled album,
which pretty much
sounds like early-to-mid-nineties Sonic Youth. Seeing Moore up
there, rocking out like a man half his age, it felt like
seeing Sonic Youth on a small stage in my opinion. And he seemed
to really be enjoying playing such a small venue,
with considerably less pressure - he was very gregarious, joking with
the band and the crowd in ways I'd never seen
him do when playing with the Youth in large venues. I have no
idea if this band is just a one-off whim or the future of
Thurston Moore, but either way this will go down as a great memory for
me, to see an artist of this caliber in such an
system here? This is Hi-Fi... high fidelity. What that means is that
it's the highest quality fidelity."
A couple of small collections this time around. First, a few
songs from various Peel sessions... Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown
(Peel Session) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (Peel
Session) The Cramps - What's Inside a Girl
(Peel Session) The Mummies - High Heel Sneakers (Peel
Session) The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another
Planet (Peel Session) The Only Ones - No Peace For The
Wicked (Peel Session) The Smashing Pumpkins - Siva (Peel
Session) XTC - Radio in Motion (Peel Session)
...and then some random selections from the subscription-based Sub Pop
Singles Club. Codeine - Realize Fugazi - Song #1 Modest Mouse - Never Ending Math
Equation Rocket From The Crypt - Normal Carpet
Ride The Mountain Goats - Store The White Stripes - Party Of Special
Things Ugly Casanova - Diggin' Holes in Water