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***May Thirty First Two Thousand and Thirteen***

  

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Dem instagrams (old cars & giant doughnuts edition).


1962 Chrysler New Yorker.  Cary, NC. 


Lincoln Continental Mark IV.  Durham, NC.


Randy's Doughnuts.  Los Angeles, CA. 


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Dem links:


Some hot video action -
1.  Who likes Black Flag?  Everyone?  Good.  How about an old documentary on them called Reality 86'd then. 
2.  This might sound mundane, but's pretty damn fascinating...color footage of London in 1926.  It's the sort of thing
      you've likely seen plenty of in black & white, but color film was very rare in those years. 
3.  My favorite skate clip this month is a group of outtakes called Pushed Leftovers Part 8.  Lots of footage of Bobby
     Puleo and Pontus Alv, two favorites. 

Put yet another collection of band photos into the Photo journal, it's almost like I take a lot of photos at shows. 

The Music reviews for this month - Night Marchers, Telekinesis, and Warm Soda were the highlights,
and there were
a few more.



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Metz
Schoolkids Records
4/20/2013

Record Store Day - the day I spend way too much money on, well, records.  But at least this year I also got a free Metz
show out of it, as they played an in-store at Schoolkids.  I hadn't listened to their record a ton, but it certainly intrigued
me enough to get out of the house for a free show.  A smart move on my part - live they were blisteringly amazing.  I've
never encountered another band that reminded me this much of Hot Snakes outside of, well, Hot Snakes.  I didn't get
that vibe from the record, but it was hard to think of anything else in person.  Schoolkids was packed - not sure how
much was because of the band and how much was because of Record Store Day, but it was a good thing either way. 
They were so good I wanted to drive out to the 506 in Chapel Hill and see them again later that night, but I had other
plans to see the Durham Bulls with the wife.  Great band though - I'll definitely be seeing them next time they roll through
town. 

(Didn't take my camera so you get an extra shitty phone photo and you'll like it!)


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Redd Kross
with Pipe
Kings
4/4/2013

Redd Kross came to town and babysitters across the area rejoiced.  I'm usually the creepy old man at shows, but even
as I near forty I felt like a young gun at this gig.  I'm not sure there were any kids there at all, which is their loss - because
Redd Kross put on a power pop clinic, delivering an arena-worthy effort on the intimate stage of Kings.  I don't know
shit for song titles with this band, but they mixed their newest (and really great) record "Researching the Blues" with
older material from their thirty year career.  The McDonald brothers seem to have the energy and passion of musicians
half their age, and twice the talent.  So many hooks, so many goddamn catchy hooks all night long. 


Pipe opened the gig, and while it could be argued their old man indie punk was a weird pairing with the power pop
sheen of Redd Kross, it delighted me to no end.  I don't even know how I would begin to count how many times I've seen
Pipe at this point, but one thing is for sure - I'm always, ALWAYS happy to see them.  They did their aggro rock thing,
Ron Liberti danced and goofed while he sang, and a handful of beer cans were throw on the stage ( though far fewer
than usual).  The best moment of the night happened before the last song of their set, when the guitarist started tuning
his guitar, and Ron turned and said to him "like it matters!"  Everyone laughed.  Pipe for president. 



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I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to
give him a reach-around."


Here's a whole bunch of Bad Sports songs from their first two records...they have a real ear for catchy pop-punk ala
the Ramones. 
Can't Stay
Nothing But Agitation
Sinking You
Sweet Sweet Mandi
Teenage Girls

A handful of songs from the "Black America Sings Bob Dylan" compilation.  Definitive proof that the man was a great
songwriter, but not much of a singer. 
Freddie Scott - I Shall Be Released
Howard Tate - Girl From The North Country
OV Wright - Blowin' In The Wind
The Persuasions - The Man In Me

Aesop Rock - Zero Dark Thirty.  I've gotten old and crotchety about hip hop, but I still dig some Aesop Rock.
Bonus: ZZZ Top

Centro-Matic - Flashes And Cables (Relax/Recline).  If you were inclined to do so, how would you even classify this
band? Too rock for alt-country, a little too twangy for rock, and they are nothing like the bands called country tock.  Fuck
it, Centro-Matic rules so who cares. 
Bonus: Guillotines Hung Together

Lonnie Walker - Compass Comforts.  A couple of tracks from their free live album on bandcamp.  Probably makes
more sense just to download the whole thing from Bandcamp, but just in case you only want a couple of tracks...
Bonus: Summertime





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