Hiya...got lots of photos to post but still working on scanner issues
and it is driving me insane and yadda
yadda yadda here is a picture I took from Epicly Later'd of
The Gonz doing a wallride at the Brooklyn Banks
with a water bottle in his mouth. Pretty much my favorite skate
photo in ages.
Anyways, here are some free musics to download. Get it before
this cat does.
Candy Bars - Violets. One of my favorite records of the
year so far, which is not something I can say often
about bands from Florida.
Dig those sleigh bells kick in, makes me smile every time.
Hypatia Lake - Joseph And The Divine Intervention. This
album is kinda all over the place, but this track,
expecially the guitars, always
stands out to me.
Oranger - Stoney Curtis In Reverse. Early Oranger action.
of their most recent album has prompted
me to give their older material a
second chance; not as good, but better than I remembered, and this is
one of the highlights.
Rocky Votolato - Portland Is Leaving.
fuck it he wrotes some
good damn songs and has a great
The Beatings - Feel Good Ending. I find most of the output of
group to be hit-or-miss, but
when it hits it kills.
Husker Du meets Pixies meets old Superchunk, it's like the good
songs were custom
designed to my tastes.
The Dreadful Yawns - You Sold The Farm. If it wasn't for the
fact that it came out last year, this record would
probably be a shoe-in for my
favorite record of the year. Folky country-tinged pop...The
Beachwood Sparks, and Kingsbury
Manx all serve as touchstones.
The Eagles Of Death Metal - Cherry Cola. I think their new
record is even better and more
fun than the first.
The Penetrators - Life Stinks. If it comes out on Swami,
just buy it. That label has never let me down. This
is a reissue of some late 70's
party punk, lots of great tracks, this is one of many. Makes me
***August Eleventh Two Thousand and Six***
Hola internets! Long time no see! I have no valid excuse
other than laziness. Um, and I got kidnapped, yeah
that is what happened...
a few flicks: BBQ
Oh look, I stood in exactly the same spot to take a bunch of photos of
a one-man band! Jesus I'm dumb
sometimes. But I'll be damned if BBQ wasn't as awesome as
ever. You should really do yourself a favor
and buy his "Tie Your Noose" disc/vinyl, it's worth owning for
"Waddlin' Around" alone.
How many damn photos have I taken of this band? I've lost
count. Too bad they are always awesome,
and they play out a lot. A match made in heaven.
Sevin Sawngs Fur Listnin
Two. Just some shit I been digging lately...
André Ethier - Let Me Put My Suitcase Down. This is
the lead track off of his solo album that came out
back in 2004.
He is probably best known for is work with the Deadly Snakes, but
I guess since they
broke up this might be his new full-time thing? I dunno, but it
sounds like a good idea to
me - while
I've liked everything I've heard by the Snakes, I like this record a
lot more. Also worth
is a rookie player for the hated Dodgers with the same name as this
cat, which tripped
the first time I saw it. Chris Brokaw - My Confidante. Chris Brokaw was in Codeine,
one of the greatest bands ever. I can't
say that I
feel as strongly about all of his other work, but this track off of
a same-titled EP is as good
as anything he
contributed to Codeine. Criteria - Mainline Life. Most musicians are lucky to be
in one good band. Stephen Pedersen has been in
Cursive, The White Octave, and now Criteria. Despite his having
attended that pit of hatred
known as Duke,
I at least get ot claim him and his work as having a North Carolina
like classic mid-90's guitar driven indie rock, the very material on
which I formed so much of
mind. Danielson - Two Sitting Ducks. This is not the best song
on his newish album "Ships" - that would be
Step on Your Trumpet?", but everyone and their brother had put that up
for download so I'm
second favorite track from the record. I've been engrossed by
Daniel Smith and his clan of
religious freaks for years, but I'm still not aloud to play his music
around the house when the old
lady is there
or she has a fit. Sparrow - The Early Years. This is the outfit of Jason
Zumpano, formerly of the awesome pop group
No, I'm not sure how long that band spent thinking up that name,
but it is a good question.
Anyways - more
pop music. When done right, you can never have too much of it;
and while the album
this is from
("The Early Years") isn't perfect there are plenty of highlights and
it is well worth looking into
like the catchy goodness. The Red Onions - A New Direction. This would be the best
song of the bunch IMO; just good, catchy old-
style punk. I don't know much about the band - they are from
every song of the 5 track EP
this is off of
rules, and I'm guessing pretty girls like to touch their ding-dongs.
Really, that's all that you
need to know
anyways. Tight Bros From Way Back When - Drop to My Knees. I'm
going to go out on a limb and say that every
this band ever got in their short existence used the term "cock rock".
But I'm not sure what else
about it - it just fuckin' rocks. Thankfully Jared is still
us the good tunes with Big Business,
who bring more
rippingness than any two piece ever should, yes even more than The
Captain & Tenille
can believe that.
Also: Change yer drawers, cause in one month:
The new Mastodon record comes out. I've already heard it,
and it fucking kills, then resurrects, then kills again.
Try not to pop too many boners while you are in line waiting to
purchase it, cause the cover art is just goddamn