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***July Thirty First Two Thousand and Sixteen***



I turned 40 this month.  Decided to get a new car.  I think I made a wise choice.  


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Instantgramms.


Tight crew.  Cary, NC.  


1968(ish) Chevrolet Impala.  Cary, NC.  


Admiral Fatlegs.  Cary, NC.  


Crazy clouds.  Marion, NC.  


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Linkseses.

Stevie Perez got a new pro shoe on Lakai, and put out a promo vid to promote/celebrate the event.  I was kinda in-
different to this guy when he first came on the scene, but the last year or so everything he has released has been gold.  

Sam Chao released a new short video of SF ripping called All Damn Day.  I have no idea who he is, but he has a
bunch of Crailtap dudes in there ripping so you go Sam.  Stick around to the very end to actually see the extremely
rare sight of Rick Howard skating!

Peter Hewitt released a new part for Spitfire.  Excellent tranny skating from start to finish, but my god that last trick...
an alley oop eggplant over a channel?  It's hard to fuckin' comprehend.  

One photo journal entry again, this from our recent yearly trip to Topsail Beach to hang with the family.    


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Jenny Besetzt
with No One Mind, Enemy Waves, and Konvoi
The Pinhook
7/23/2016

It had been forever since I'd been to a show...two months maybe?  Probably Moogfest was my last outing...apparently
I only go to shows in Durham now.  And what better way to throw yourself back in to the scene than to attend a four band
show, and be there from the very start?  Actually, there are a lot of better ways, but that's what I did. 


The reason for getting there so early?  Konvoi, an actual good band from Boone.  The idea of there being a group
from Boone that I would ever give a shit about was a foreign concept growing up just down the road from that hippie
haven, where most of the live entertainment involved groups with names like Mushroom Gravy Funk Concern, Quilted
Pants Family Band, and Patchouli Joe & the Broken Volkswagen Transmissions.  Instead, you get a four piece of
young dudes who are more (early) Whatever Brains than Widespread Panic.  They had a dark vibe to them as well,
reminiscent of Ex-Cult or Pop. 1280...lots of distorted vocals and minor chords.  Some call it art punk I guess.  They've
only released a cassette so far, and I no longer own a cassette player since selling my old Subaru, but you can listen
online if you're so inclined...and I'll definitely be seeing them again. 

Enemy Waves would probably count as the main reason I left the house tonight.  For whatever reason, every time
they play it's opposite other plans I have or I'm out of town or some such shit - luckily tonight worked out in my favor. 
Three-fourths of Enemy Waves might be made up of Birds of Avalon members, but you would never confuse the two
groups from their sound - this outfit is instrumental and pretty goddamn jazzy.  Jazzy in that mid-90s Thrill Jockey sort
of way mind you, not classic hard bop or anything.  Their sets used to feel a lot more freeform, but it had been a while
since the last time I saw them live and now the performance is much more structured.  They started and ended their
night with more traditional "rock" jams (with a bit of a kraut backbone), but in the middle they had both saxophones
out, squawking a very fanciful fashion...sounded great.  Those dudes really know how to blow a horn.  I'm really stoked
it finally worked out that I got to see them again. 

I didn't know anything about No One Mind, the third band of the night.  My friend Paul said "It's the Toddlers, basically,"
but I'm not sure if that was a reference to their sound, the band members, or maybe both.  To be honest I don't really
remember the Toddlers but I'm pretty sure I saw them live a time or two, they played a ton a few years back.  Once
they took the stage I did notice Missy from Love Language and Birds of Avalon (and god knows how many other
bands) in the group, but that was the limit to my knowledge.  The band turned down the lights, manned their own per-
sonal light show set up at their feet, and then proceeded to play what I would most generically describe as dark indie
pop.  Not that the band was generic, just my effort of describing them.  My first reaction was it reminded me of Arcade
Fire, and I know to a lot of people that might sound like an insult but fuck it, that first Arcade Fire record was damn
good.  No One Mind seems like an act to keep an eye on, wouldn't be at all surprised if they got a little buzz behind
them.   

At this point, it was time for the last act Jenny Besetzt, and goddamn was I tired.  They were there to celebrate the
release of their new full-length "Tender Madness," and I loved everything I heard but after a few songs my ass had to
bow out before I collapsed from lazinessitis and old leg syndrome.  They're a good pairing with No One Mind, both are
in the general frame of dark indie pop, with keyboards playing a large role in each band.  One of the most noticeable/
interesting aspect of Jenny Besetzt are the deep, almost Ian Curtis-like vocals; they kinda have a classic Echo & the
Bunnymen/Psychedelic Furs vibe.  What's not to like about that?  Next time I see them hopefully they won't be the fourth
group of the night. 


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"Pain or 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."


Courtney Barnett - Depreston.  Hey, an actual popular artist that plays on SNL and is known by (at least some of)
the masses that I actually really like!
Elevator Operator
Pedestrian At Best

Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks - Houston Hades.  Pavement is an all-time favorite but I don't listen to Malkmus'
solo work as often as I should, considering it sounds just like Pavement with a tad more guitar histrionics.  
Lariat

Sturgill Simpson - The Promise.  There's a reason Sturgill has been getting so much hype the last couple of years...
it's well deserved.  Dude is on another plane.
Turtles All the Way Down

Swearin' - Dust In The Gold Sack.  I'm not sure if Swearin' is a still a thing or not, now that singer Allison Crutchfield
is signed as  solo artist with Merge, but I expect good things from her in the future regardless.  Swearin' was great live.  
Here to Hear
Unwanted Place

Teenage Fanclub - Catholic Education 2.  Fanclub's first record gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, it's a little more
shoegaze slacker rock than the perfect pop band they would become...but I still love it.  Just not as much.  
Everything Flows

Them - Don't Look Back.  Hot take of the day: Van Morrison was much better with Them than he ever was solo.  
Gloria





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