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***March Thirty First Two Thousand and Eighteen***   



Hey, does anyone know if Aerosmith has a new album coming out?


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Sunbeam'n.  Cary, NC.


Datsun 240z.  Raleigh, NC.


Dorton Arena.  Raleigh, NC.


Easter Bunny.  Cary, NC.  


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Links -

Only a couple of videos this go around...

Jb Gillet turns 40 this month.  And he's still producing footage like this for Nike.  I should probably stop complaining
about how bad I am at skateboarding because I'm old now.  

It gets mentioned below, but you can watch the scarily realistic British film Threads here.  If you somehow didn't find
the prospect of nuclear holocaust scary before, this unflinching look on what would really happen in the event of wide-
spread bomb dropping will probably have you shitting your pants.  

My new job has me working in an office every day.  This means I'm listening to shitloads more music.  That has lead
to a renewed attack at my own special brand of shitty music reviews, to be found 
here.  Bat Fangs gets my vote for
record of the month.  It's also a strong contender for record of the year.  


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Movies -

It felt like I was behind in my movie count for the entire month, what with working in an office every day and all, but I
somehow managed to just barely go over my monthly quota, 32 in 31 days, and a first quarter total of 97 in 90.

Best of the month: 
Black Panther (2018)
Worst of the month: Bye Bye Man (2017)*
Best Use of Ed Schrader's Music Beat in a Soundtrack:
Rat Film (2017)
Most Depressing British Film (aka the Ken Loach Award): Threads (1984)**
AMC Javelin Appearance-of-the-Month:
Bug (1975)
Kids Film That Was Actually Mostly Enjoyable: Sing (2016)
Most Hilarious Car Explosion in Mid-Air for No Good Reason: Walking Tall (1973)
Least Creepy Film Where an Adult Man Flirts with a Pre-Teen Girl:
Beautiful Girls (1996)
Doofus Dude in Drag Award: Sylvester Stallone in
Nighthawks (1981)
Of Course the Creepy Lady Next Door Is Also a Ping Pong Champion: Ping Pong Summer (2014)
Most Impressive Giant Snake Strap-On Dildo:
Lair Of The White Worm (1988)

*Ignoring the two MST3K films in here(
The Girl in Lovers Lane (1960) & Time of the Apes (1987)), which are tech-
 nically worse but much more entertaining
**Narrowly defeating the actual super-depressing Ken Loach film I watched -
I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Everything else: Word Is Bond (2018), Jonestown: The Women Behind the Massacre (2018), The Zookeepers
Wife (2017), They Came Together (2014), I Am Another You (2017), The Weekend Sailor (2016), The Light Between
Oceans (2016), Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982), The Woman In Green (1945), McLaren (2017), Sebastian Maniscalco:
Why Would You Do That? (2016), Black Christmas (2006), Terror By Night (1946), Jackie (2016), The Bitter Buddha
(2012), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Pecking Order (2017), The Beguiled (2017)


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Destroyer
Cat’s Cradle
1/30/2018

I almost forgot to write about this Destroyer show, and I likely would have totally forgotten had I not also taken photos
and if those same photos haven’t been staring at me for well over a month begging me to edit them.  There’s a good
reason one might forget about a Destroyer show – they’re all more or less the same.  Well, the songs change, as Dan
Bejar and company tend to mostly just play their newest record (in this particular case, “Ken”) with a couple of recent
classics thrown in, but their subdued performance doesn’t lend itself to strong memories or compelling reasons to
rehash a gig.  Despite that, every time they come through town  I can’t buy my ticket fast enough...I’ve gone through
this cycle a number of times, and at no point has it ever really made sense to me.  I guess there’s that part of your
brain that wants to hear these songs you love live no matter how interesting the journey is…it also doesn’t hurt that
despite barely moving, Bejar is still pretty damn photogenic.  It might be the Kramer hair.  I’m really jealous of that hair. 
Well, I’m really jealous of any hair these days, but his is particularly fantastic.

Anyways, Destroyer played a show.  It was totally fine,  Sounded great.  Not much happened.  I can't wait to see them
again.


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"I had sponsors in from all over the coast and I'm hugging, and holding hands, and praying for a good showin'. And
what do we do? We end up looking like a monkey fucking a football out there."


Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys - Blue Moon Of Kentucky.  I should probably branch out and listen to other
bluegrass artists than Bill Monroe, but for some reason this is all I need anytime I've got an itch for banjo.
Roll On Buddy, Roll On
When The Cactus Is In Bloom

Carl Perkins - Caldonia.  The king of rockabilly.  I'm not sure he requires a lot of explanation.  
Pink Pedal Pushers

Sade - By Your Side.  Her best song probably?  Probably.  

Stephen Malkmus - Jenny & The Ess-Dog.  Been on a big Malkmus kick lately, which corresponds nicely with him
going on tour and playing here in June.  
Phantasies
Troubbble

The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody.  The Lips really haven't done much for me since Yoshimi, but this most recent record
of theirs was a real return to form, at least for me.  And I'll be goddamned if having Miley Cyrus on one of your songs
doesn't make it better!
One Night While Hunting For Faeries And Witches And Wizards To Kill
The Castle
We A Famly (feat. Miley Cyrus)

The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy!  I still liked Lifter Puller better, which is what I've probably said every time I've ever
posted any songs by the Hold Steady.  
Hot Soft Light

The Radio Dept - This Thing Was Bound to Happen.  Those damn Swedes are so damn good at this sort of
mellow, electronic pop.
We Got Game





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