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
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).
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
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
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,
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
The Tyde - Brock
Landers. Shiny California pop. Who can
Bonus: County Line.