<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Dem instagrams (old cars & giant doughnuts
1962 Chrysler New Yorker. Cary, NC.
Lincoln Continental Mark IV. Durham, NC.
Randy's Doughnuts. Los Angeles, CA.
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> 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
Leftovers Part 8. Lots of footage of Bobby Puleo
and Pontus Alv, two
Put yet another collection of band
photos into the Photo
journal, it's almost like I take a lot of photos at
The Music reviews
for this month - Night Marchers, Telekinesis, and Warm Soda were the
highlights, and there were
a few more.
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
(Didn't take my camera so you get an extra shitty phone photo and
you'll like it!)
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.
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
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
I've gotten old and crotchety about hip hop, but I still dig some Aesop
Bonus: ZZZ Top
Centro-Matic - Flashes
(Relax/Recline). If you were inclined to do so, how
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.
Lonnie Walker - Compass
A couple of tracks from their free live album on bandcamp.
more sense just to download the whole thing from Bandcamp, but just in case you
want a couple of tracks...