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***February Twenty Eighth Two Thousand and Nineteen***   


I feel like maybe this guy should learn to be a little more careful with his sword.  


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Instagram -


The kid and the dog.  Cary, NC.  


Neighbor cat being neighborly.  Cary, NC.  


New Hope Valley Railway.  New Hope, NC.    


Emerald tree boa.  Raleigh, NC.  


Western lowland gorilla.  Asheboro, NC.  


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Best Shows of 2018!
I forgot to make this list earlier in the year.  Whatever.  In alphabetical order, though Baroness was also my favorite.
Jenny Lewis was probably number two.  After that, the order would probably depend on my mood.


Baroness (Carolina Rebellion), Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/6/2018
(Photo from an older show, I didn't have my camera at this festival.)


Bat Fangs & Pipe, Cat’s Cradle Back Room, 2/3/2018


Built To Spill & The Afghan Whigs, Cat’s Cradle, 4/28/2018
(Photo
from an older show, I didn't have my camera at this gig.)


Yonatan Gat, Hopscotch Music Festival (Day Three), 9/6/2018

Jenny Lewis, North Carolina Museum of Art, 8/1/2018
(I've never taken a photo of her and that is a goddamn travesty.)


Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Cat’s Cradle, 6/19/2018


Psychic TV, Moogfest (Day 3), 5/19/2018


The Sea And Cake, The Pinhook, 5/20/2018


Tracyanne & Danny, Motorco, 6/15/2018


Wye Oak, Ponysaurus Brewing, 10/20/2018


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Links -

If given magical powers I've said for a long time that Brandon Westgate is who I would wish I could skate like, and
nothing about this new NB Numeric part would make me change my mind.  Much clean, so pop.  

A combo part from Transworld featuring Zack Wallin & Vincent Alvarez - Zack is incredibly good, but the story for
me is always going to be Vincent, who has one of the top 5 best styles in skateboarding.  

This Evan Smith part for Element from their War an Peace series is...it just has to be seen to be believed.  Dude
does tricks I literally didn't think was possible.  No matter how good he is I continue to find his hair distracting though.  

Chris Haslam is still fuckin' killing it.  No sponsors?  Who cares, put out a banger anyways.  

Matt Tomasello  = Tim and Eric (skateboarding, not Adult Swim) + Gou Miyagi + old school Welcome.  Lest that
description scares you off, he fucking rips and here is the proof from Fancy Lad.  

I posted a few new music reviews since the last time I posted there were new music reviews.        

No photo journal updates and I have a fuckload of photos I need to edit.



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Movies -

Even though I'm technically not trying to watch at least one movie per day in 2019, I liked keeping track of what I
watched anyways so I'm going to keep up with that.  And I still managed to see 28 in January anyways...

Best of the month (new): Sicario: Day Of The Soldado (2018)
Best of the month (previously seen): Godfather (1972)
Worst of the month: Cellular (2004)
Best stand-up of the month: Ron Funches: Giggle Fit (2019)
I'm not crying, you're crying: Survivors (2018)
Inspector Gadget award: Shamus (1973) (tie: bed/pool table combo & phone in a basket you lower from the ceiling)
Best performance from a Real Housewife: Kim Richards in Tuff Turf (1985)
Best ensemble cast in a stupid movie: Tag (2018)
It all started with bootleg DVD players: Fast And The Furious (2001)

The rest:
Mission: Impossible II (2000), Anthropoid (2016), American Dream/American Knightmare (2015), Love Gilda (2018),
Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia (2018), Life Of The Party (2018), My Country No More (2018), James Davis: Live From
The Town (2019), Clerks (1994), Ocean’s 8 (2018), Rodents Of Unusual Size (2017), Chris Destefano: Size 38 Waist
(2019), Buffalo Bill And The Indians, Or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976), Roy Wood Jr: No One Loves You (2019),
Slow West (2015), Porndemic (2016), Allman Brothers Band: After The Crash (2016), Jeff Beck: Still On The Run
(2018), Struggle: The Life And Lost Art Of Szukalski (2018)


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Bandway
With Enemy Waves
Kings
1/5/2019

I can blame it on the winter or maybe even my rapidly advancing age, but the end result is I’ve barely gone to any
shows these past few months.  One thing I never, ever miss though – Bandway.  They’ve only played 3-4 times over
the past decade, what with the duo busy being psychiatrists and cabinet makers and such, so it’s always a goddamn
joyous occasion when they take the stage for a night of sing-alongs and drunken revelry.  Anyone showing up to a
Bandway show in 2019 is almost always already as big a fan as I am, and likely just as old - I’m sure a number of
babysitters got paid this evening.  Their set sampled their entire career, but possibly the most noteworthy item is they
actually had a new song called “Sprinkles” that included lines such as “I love my pussy with wrinkles” and “my hang
down has the drippies.”  Brooks commented after that they actually have a new record coming out…as soon as they
write the rest of the songs for the album.  The sing-along highlights of the night were two obvious ones – “King Kong”
and “Four Day Weekend” – wherein the crowd was possibly even louder than the band.  Shockingly not included was
“Balls Out,” a minor grievance on an otherwise stellar night.  I’m super excited to see them again in two or three more
years, and to hear that new album in 2030.

Finding an opener for Bandway is no easy task – few can measure up to their particular brand of nonsense.  Given
that, Kings honcho Paul Siler just threw himself on the bill with one of his bands Enemy Waves, because why not.  I
hadn’t seen them in a while, but I really liked the direction of their new tunes – particularly the last one of the first part of
their set, which had this strong Mdou Moctar/Tuareg-style guitar line all the way through it that had me mesmerized. 
After that, just for shits and giggles apparently, the entire band put on fake beards and then proceeded to play three
ZZ Top songs – including the two chart toppers “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’.”  Something you
rarely see addressed with your more prominent ZZ Top cover bands: how do you play guitar solos when your fake
beard is draped all over the neck and strings?  It’s a real conundrum in this day and age, one hopefully the nation’s
leading scientists can tackle in the coming decades.

It should also be noted, for reasons unclear to everyone (including the people involved): between the two bands local
man-about-town Trent Bowles took the stage, dressed in a Super Dave-type outfit, and proceeded to ride an electric
scooter (stolen off the street) off of a terrible make-shift ramp directly into the far wall.  The result was as expected –
he collapsed into the ground, cursed a lot, and then freaked out and start throwing things all over the stage (the ramp
went through the drywall more than once).  Like most pranks of this ilk it was 2/3rds funny and 1/3rd went on for too
long. 


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"Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought us to this."

6 String Drag - Every Time She Walks On By.  The name might sound alt-country and the band might even look alt-
country, but the music is pure early Elvis Costello-esque pop.  A favorite from 2018.  
Let's Fool Around Til The End Of The World
Small Town Punks

Courtney Barnett - Charity.  Everyone knows Courtney at this point.  No words needed.  One of the few modern
artists that are really popular that I actually like.  
Need A Little Time

Here's a bunch of power pop perfection from the Incredible Kidda Band, the best band way too few people have
ever heard of.  
Can I Take The Car Tonight
Fighting My Way Back
Got To Keep The Noise Turned Down
I Want You
I'm Gonna Join The Army
Saturday Night Fever

Public Image Ltd - Brave New World.  I've been listening to PIL off and on for three decades now and I'm still not
sure if I like them...but I keep going back and trying, so that says something I guess.  
Disappointed

The La's - There She Goes.  One of the greatest pop songs of all time.  Top 10 probably.  
Timeless Melody

The Love Language - Lalita.  The first Love Language record is still the gold standard for the band.  
Providence

The Thrills - Big Sur.  This one got a LOT of play in the early oughts, but it had been a while.  A recent re-visit re-
minded me that (a) it's still really damn good and (b) they were really obsessed with California.  
One Horse Town





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