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***April Thirtieth Two Thousand and Sixteen***



Politics, am I right?


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Instagrams:


Burt showing off his paws.  Cary, NC.  


Cardinal eggs.  Cary, NC.


Lola vs. calzone.  Morrisville, NC.  


Old store.  Marion, NC.  


Old homestead.  Mocksville, NC.  


Lola and Uncle Skyler.  Outer Banks, NC.  


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Links:

Bronze
(or Bronze56k, or whatever the fuck they want to be called) released a short vid called Plug  - amazing skating,
highly questionable fashion.  Overalls, really?

If you ever need to feel confused about the state of skateboarding these days, Chris Cope just released this part
featuring so many insane tricks it's hard to quantify...the last two in particular don't make any goddamn sense.  And the
dude isn't even properly sponsored!

Three photo journal entries...lots of baby photos.  You've been warned.   


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Yo La Tengo
The Orange Peel
4/2/2015

There was nearly a fight at a Yo La Tengo show.  It never would have come to blows, but there was definitely some
chest puffing and angry jostling for a particular piece of real estate not far from the stage.  Fittingly, one of the guys
was a middle-aged, overweight, bearded man who likely is a brewmaster at one of Asheville's 45,772 breweries, and
the other was wearing a scarf and surely worked as a barista.  I wonder if anyone wearing a scarf has ever actually got
into a fight?  Seems like you would be giving your opponent a pretty good weapon to use against you and choke you
out.  Anyways...


I was up in the mountains to see the family anyways, so it was fortuitous that I actually looked at the calendar and saw
Yo La Tengo would be appearing at the Orange Peel after performing at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville the night
before.  I had never been to the Orange Peel before (a couple of Morrissey cancellations were my only other attempts) -
nice venue, good sound...like a wider and shallower Cats' Cradle maybe.  It was just them, no openers, and they played
one acoustic set, took a break, and then played an electric set.  The acoustic set was made up mostly of songs from
their most recent record "Stuff Like That There," and I was glad to finally see some of that material live; when they
passed through the Triangle last Fall after that record came out, I had a newborn baby and couldn't make it.  For the
electric portion of the evening, they included three of my favorite songs: "Tom Courtenay," "Sugarcube," and "Ohm,"
as well as an encore of Half Japanese's "No More Beatlemania" and some sort of double drum funk cover that in-
volved the word motherfucker being used repetitively. 

I know it's the old person in me, but I'd love it if more bands took this route of playing shows by themselves sans
opening acts.  In the case of Yo La Tengo (or Low earlier in the year who had the same approach), getting to see
more of the headliner you actually want to see is always a better option.  Hell, even if the band didn't want to play
longer and only played their normal set, that still seems better than slogging through most openers.  Okay, I'm going
to return to yelling at clouds and telling stories about wearing an onion on my belt now, at least until Yo La Tengo
comes back through town.



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“I’m not running a charity here, except the one where I donate my old towels to poor people with the same
initials as me.”


Gross Ghost - Architect.  I thought Gross Ghost were destinied to get big, at least locally, but for reasons unclear to
me they sorta disappeared.  
Devious

Lower Dens - Suckers Shangri-La.  One of my favorite records of last year, which I probably mentioned a few
months ago.
To Die In L.A.

Run The Jewels - Bust No Moves (feat. Cuz).  A couple of tracks from the "Bust No Moves" EP...this group shits
out gold songs like that proverbial goose.  
Pew Pew Pew (feat. DJ QBert)

Silkworm - And Then... (Pavement cover).  A couple of terriffic covers...I never listened to much Silkworm in their
heyday, but I always liked them any time I would come across them.  
Let's Kill Saturday Night (Robbie Fulks cover)

Tom Petty - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better.  I'm pretty sure I don't need to write anything about Tom Petty.  
Runnin Down A Dream
Yer So Bad

Tweedy - Low Key.  I went in apprehensive, but Jeff Tweedy's "solo" record comes closer to the vibe of earlier Wilco
much more than the full band releases.  
Nobody Dies Anymore
Please Don't Let Me Be So Understood

White Octave - Animal Chin.  Still hoping for more reunion shows, the one at Hopscotch in 2014 was the tits.  Definitely
made me feel young again...kinda.
Weight





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