Hark! Basketball season is upon us! I just completed my
draft in my first of two fantasy NBA leagues, a time
waster custom designed for me if there ever was one. Who will Ron
Artest beat up this year? Stay tuned!
More importantly, how will my North Carolina Tar Heels do?
Expectations are low after winning the National
Championship and losing their top 7 players, but even not expecting
much in the way of wins I'll still probably
give myself an ulcer worrying about it.
Retribution Gospel Choir
I didn't even know this band existed until a month or so before this
show. Color me ill informed I guess, it
wouldn't be the first time. The group is a side project of Low's
Alan Sparhawk, and on occasion Mark
Kozalek (of Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon) joins him.
They played lots of covers (mostly Low and Sun
Kil Moon tracks) and a few originals. They were selling a
tour-only EP with three original tracks, only 500
were made and they are hand numbered and put together by hand.
Here is one of the tracks:
Photo journal entry from a (somewhat) recent visit from my friends The Rosebuds. See!
Bad band photos,
but this time with the digital camera. And note: The Rosebuds
will be back in town for the third time in four
months on November 16th opening for The Shout Out Louds,
you should come out and support what good
pop music is all about.
shongs to dhownlhoad: Let's Make a Punk
Mix! part three... Bad Brains - Pay to
Cum. One of my favoite songs of all time, punk or not. This
and "Banned in DC" are
the watermarks of what punk rock is all about in my
book. Ed Gein's Car - Brain Dead Baby. I don't know much about
these dudes except they are from New York
City and this came out in the early 80's.
Great track. Shock - This Generation Is on Vacation. LA late 70's punk,
forward but so catchy. One of
members went on to form the Silencers, or so I've
read. The Features - Floozie of the Neighborhood. Shit, I may
have had this song up already a few months back
but I'm too lazy to go look. Pittsburgh group
that released only one 7 inch; if you're going to leave such a
small legacy, this is a damn impressive one to leave. The Weirdos - Ain't Bin To No Music School. Ok, I have
this tagged as a Weirdos track but all the info says
it's a Nosebleeds song. What gives?
Someone set me straight. Either way, killer track.
***October Tenth Two Thousand and Five***
I know! This is pretty much the most awesome picture ever to
exist. Apparently it's from some Moscow Cats
theatre troupe that is performing in NYC right now. Dammit all to
hell, why not here? Everyone know I love cat
comedy as much as anyone else. Please, write your congressman
and have the cat funnies deported to the
Bay Area post haste. My life may depend on it. (See a story
on the cats here,
and pics here)
These are long exposure night shots from just off of 3rd Street in
SF. The first photo is one of my favorite pics
I've taken in ages. I used to take tons of these sorts of photos
but strayed away...I'm trying ot get back to my
roots I guess. There is additional benefit as well, in that they
are currently building a rail line through this area
and in 10 years it's not going to look anything like it does now.
Put in a big photo journal
entry from a recent visit home, as well as updates on all the normal
Misc Musc: Let's Make a Punk
Mix! part two... Dow Jones & the Industrials - Can't Stand the Midwest.
This is one of those legendary bands who released
only a handful of songs, but one of them (this one)
is highly regarded as one of the greatest punk songs of all
time. This band proves that good things do
come out of Indiana. Nasty Facts - Drive My Car. This might well have been the
only single this New York band released. Or maybe
there was more and I'm too stupid and/or lazy to
find it. Either way, good track. The Damned - Smash It Up. I'm pretty sure I don't need to
explain this group, one of the legends of the genre.
Even their foray into goth didn't tarnish all the
great output. The Skinnies - I'm a Dullard. New Orleans punk band, this
was one side of their only release. Catchy. The Victims - Television Addict. Australian outfit, they
were only around for a couple of years but people in the
know seem to consider them one of the continent's
best. Dave Faulkner (guitar and vocals) went on to play
in the Hoodoo Gurus.