We took a nice trip to Cambodia, a delayed honeymoon if you will.
See the "Photo Journal" link above for a boatload
of pictures. I also took a bunch of snaps with my "real" cameras,
those photos will follow later.
Also: It looks like our resident grappler has returned from the
dead! Read below for a new installment of Turnbuckle
Talk. It seems our boy nearly got himself mauled by a bear...I'm
sure those years of boy scout training came in handy.
a Leinenkugel and thought that a keyboard would go well with it, so it
is time to give all you little mouth
breathers an update on what your
pal has been doing.
Communiqués have been sparse due to the
season and an obnoxious tour that had me by the eyelashes: Tealeaf
Terror 2007.What the hell you ask – my exact
words to my manager, Lieutenant Leroy St. Clair.
The good Lieutenant put it like this, "My boy, do
cobras and four-armed, horny elephants…if so, we're going on
a trip that will milk your prostate."
if he was not right; it was nothing short of 36 weeks of riding God's
index finger.However, there was one blip
on the radar that I have got to share with my friends.
We were finishing up our last night in Darjeeling
Lieutenant tells me that the company wants me to help put this new
guy over.To which I answered, "Of course, the
Eagle will trade fisticuffs with any creature…including cripples."
that was foolish.I get in the ring and there it is
– Bruce "The Daddy Bear" DeBeau.Not
only did he make me
feel like whiskey breath telling me to keep this
"our little secret," but his little crony frightened the pudding out of
well.That bastard was wormy, pasty and decked out
in a pair of overalls that would have made Dexy's Midnight
As I am processing all of this,
Bruce sashays over and locks me in an inverted-Russian bear hug, with a
try having a John Oates mustache standing between you and the belt,
while getting squeezed through the
glory hole of
I will stop just short of admitting it, but there was a brief moment
when thoughts of a problem danced
around my head.
However, like Momma said I could, I quickly sacked up,
dropped a Ronnie Garvin fist of stone on his
ass and followed it
the European gutter cutter…the kid holds serve.
damage don't end the world. Or despair or fucking beatings. The
world ends when you're dead. Until then, you
got more punishment in
store. Stand it like a man... and give some back."
Not feeling really chatty about the downloads available this go
around...just don't miss the Isis or Destroyer, all those
tracks are top tits. And all the songs are quite good, I wouldn't
ass around with uploading them otherwise.
Bobby Bare Jr. - I'll
Bonus: What Difference Does It Make.
Frank Black - Fast
Bonus: In The Time Of My Ruin.
Isis - Celestial
Bonus: Deconstructing Towers.
Land Of Talk - BreaxxBaxx.
Bonus: Speak To Me Bones.
Thousand and Eight***
HAPPY NEW YEARS TO ALL SEVEN OF MY READERS!!!
Somehow the month of December didn't happen on this here retarded
website. I have no explanation other than
someone might have slipped me a mickey. Also, I had to go to Los
Angeles over xmas, so the city of Los Angeles
is probably to blame too.
Top Records of
wasn't too jazzed on most of the new releases I heard this year...the
first few releases on the list got a lot of
airplay, but for the most part I was either unmoved or downright
irritated with most of the new albums on the year.
National – Boxer
Collective - Strawberry Jam
Of Leon - Because Of The Times 4. Les
Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends 5. Dinosaur
Jr. - Beyond
Shout Out Louds - Our Ill Wills 7. Thee
More Shallows - Book of Bad Breaks
- The Hollows EP
Makes Nice - This Time Tomorrow
Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters
Call these the
w/ Michio Kurihara - Rainbow 12.
Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
13. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away 14. Patton
Oswalt - Werewolves and Lollipops 15. Super Furry
Animals - Hey Venus!
- Strength in Numbers 17. El-P
- I'll Sleep When You're Dead 18. Queens of
the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
19. The Dreadful
Yawns - Rest
River - The Stage Names 21. Aesop
Rock - None Shall Pass
22. Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I
Miss Everyone 23. Steven
Wright - I Still Have A Pony
Lake Swimmers - Ongiara
I know I
normally post MP3s when I write one of these lists, but I'm just too
damn lazy plus I've posted tracks by
most of these artists through the year already. Some of the links
might even still be active.
got one religious maniac, one malignant dwarf, two near-idiots... and
the rest I don't even wanna think about! "
Redhead - Misery
album was a pretty big disappointment, but this track is
Cab for Cutie - President
Not to sound like one of "those" people, but Death Cab's first record
really was their best. Consider this the smoking gun.
Bonus: The Face That Launched 1000
Johnny Thunders - (She's
Untouchable. I can't stop listening to this
song. I'm not one of those Johnny
Thunders fanatics, but this is one of the catchiest songs ever written.
Bonus: Great Big Kiss.
Son Volt - The
Picture. After a number of mediocre sad bastard
releases (both as Son Volt and solo), Jay Farrar
finally managed to recapture some of that magic from their first couple
Bonus: The Search.
The Jam - David
Watts. The two best songs from the best Jam record of
all time, "All Mod Cons". It don't get much
better than that.
Bonus: Down in the Tube Station at
Voxtrot - Firecracker.
I have absolutely nothing interesting to say about this band that
hasn't already been said by
about a thousand music bloggers. Catchy songs, interesting band,
Bonus: Kid Gloves.