I've been meaning to post this photo for a while...my friend Adam went
on some super long hike up the Pacific
coast, and this was the "after" photo from when he finished the trip.
Total Grizzerly Adams situation, it makes
me laugh every time I look at it...
Saw a matinee show of Condor
and Experimental Dental
School a month or so ago at the Make Out Room...
god I love a matinee show. Rock music + getting home
early is my cup of tea. Yeah, I know that makes me
sound old, but fuck it. Photos of Experimenta Dental
School next go around, which will hopefully be a quicker
turn around than this time out.
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Ice Cream Man. Gone is
the Velvet Underground-inspired swirly
rock, this track is from one of the early albums
where Jonathan started to really focus in on the sound that
would carry him through present-day stardom.
Truly one of the most engaging live performers I have ever
The Kinks - Just Can't Go To Sleep. Early Kinks are the best
Kinks as far as I'm concerned, and this is one
of the best of their best, and they gotta lot of
The Rosebuds - Blue Bird. Can't. Get. This. Song. Out. Of. My.
Head. The more I listen to The Rosebud's
sophomore album, the more I realize it's
most likely going to make my top 10 of the year list.
The Sleepy Jackson - This Day. It took me a while to get into
this album, but now I love it...and I think it's be-
cause I realized that it was filling that George
Harrison niche that has been missing lately...
We Ragazzi - Making You Queens Tonight. I'm glad someone is
channeling the ghost of Ian Svenonious.
Wait, whaddya mean he ain't dead? Still, this
Chicago trio brings the catchy rock songs in exactly the way
I like them.
***November Fourth Two Thousand and Five***
I have no idea what this means, but I like it.
Some pics from their most recent show at Bottom of the
Hill, opening for Portastatic.
I also took snaps
of them and the openers Citizens
Here & Abroad, but they all came out assy.
will be back in town later in the month at Great American Music Hall
with the Shout Out
on November 16th.
It would be in everyones best interest to go there for the great
Two photo journal entries: one from the final show of the Hate
Breeders, a Misfits cover band; another from
a trip to an A's game, one of the last ones of the season.
track marks for yer music fix: Let's Make a Punk
Mix! part four and final... The Art Attacks - I am
a Dalek. Very short-lived British punk band from 77-78, who only
had a handful of
songs; this one is the stand-out track from their (I
believe) only 7 inch release. The Autistics - What a Way To Go. Early 80's San Diego
punk...simple, catchy, good. The Bodies - Radio. Shit, I can't find anything on these
guys except they are
from California. Song rules tho'. The Thought Criminals - More Suicides Please. One of
those original Australian punk
bands that are still
getting a lot of mileage from the cool kids.
Every time I listen to this song I get that intro "ba-da-bump"
bit stuck in my head for days. The Weird Lovemakers - Gotta Gotta Get Some. Look, an
almost new band! Well,
they're broken up now,
but this Tucson group rules. Some of the
members went on to form The Knockout Pills, another dude was
involved with the Radio Reelers, both great groups.