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***February Twenty Second Two Thousand and Eight***




Uploaded a few crappy scans of photos taken with my "real" cameras while in cambodia...I've got some cross-processed color
snaps I need to scan and put here as well, but god knows when that will actually happen.

                   

              


A few other photos that were on one of those rolls - these were all taken at a show that happened inside of a bus parked down
at Jack London Square.  The headliner was Thrones, and he was awesome, but of course all my photos of him were terrible.
Instead here are a couple of photos of The Grey Daturas (first two photos) and Bobby Bruno (second two photos).

              


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"One morning, over at Elizabeth's beach house, she asked me if I'd rather go water-skiing or lay out. And I realized that
not only did I not want to answer THAT question, but I never wanted to answer another water-sports question, or see
any of these people again for the rest of my life."


I'm going with a double helping of music this time.  We'll call it a late valentine's day present or some such shit. 

Coconut Coolouts - (Please Don't Break Me Out Of) Party Jail.  Is this the best song ever written?  I'm not saying
itis, but it might be worth considering.

Great Lake Swimmers - Song For The Angels.  This group of troubadours is vastly underrated.  All three of their
records are fantastic if you like what my friend Greg calls "sad bastard music". 
Bonus: When It Flows

Hot Snakes - Hatchet Job.  Probably as opposite of "sad bastard music" as you can get.
Bonus: Plenty For All.

Ladyhawk - My Old Jacknife.  Yet more greatness from the "Black Mountain" collective.  What is it with Canadians
and them grouping together and forming multiple bands together?  I blame socialized healthcare.  And moose.
Bonus: The Dugout

The Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running.  Coincidence that the only two really good songs off of their second
album are both about cars?  I think not!
Bonus: No Cars Go

The Twilight Sad - Cold Days From The Birdhouse.  I've always been a sucker for Scottish bands where the
singer's accent is so strong that you can even hear it when they sing (see also Arab Strap).
Bonus: I'm Taking The Train Home

Beirut - Prenzlauerberg.  The squeezebox never sounded so good.

C Average - Dark Harbour/Green Mountain Airways/Illgagaard Forever.  An epic track from an epic band.  Yet
another rad band that Joe Preston had a hand in. 

Maximo Park - Our Velocity.  As far as NME-hyped bands go, these guys aren't half bad. 

Morrissey - Good Looking Man About Town.  These tracks are more b-sides from singles; this man releases
more awesome songs as b-sides than most folks would dream of putting out as their proper singles.
Bonus: Human Being

Reigning Sound - Drowning.  It took me a while to get won over by the album these tracks are from, "Too Much
Guitar" - the album wasn't instantly as catchy as their other releases, but once it grew on me I might actually consider
this their best outing.
Bonus: If You Can't Give Me Everything
Bonus: I'll Cry

The Sea & Cake - Coconut.  They're never going to release a record as good as "The Biz" again, I've come to
terms with it.  But they still pop out a great song every now and then.

The Tyde - Brock Landers.  Shiny California pop.  Who can complain? 
Bonus: County Line






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