If you could see my face, you would be able to see the look of relief
washed across it because I finally finished
editing and creating pages for all of the wedding photos. Just go
to the "Photo Journal" section if you are
interested. Otherwise, there is some music below...oh yeah, and I
also put a few music reviews in that section.
"What do you mean
brought it bowling, Dude? I didn't rent it shoes. I'm
not buying it a fucking beer. He's not taking
your fucking turn, Dude."
Animal Collective - For
Reverend Green. I can honestly say I've never been
much a fan of these guys, but good
goddamn does their new album "Strawberry Jam" kick ass. There is
a review of it in the music reviews section, if
Bonus: Unsolved Mysteries.
David Vandervelde - Can't
See Your Face No More. The record these tracks are
from, "The Moonstation
House Band", is easily one of my favorite records of the year, a real
glam pop masterpiece.
Bonus: Wisdom From A Tree.
Lower Forty-Eight - Blaue
Augen. Local Bay Area heavy rockers who never got
their due in my book. And I'm
not just saying this cause I know one of them...listen for yourself, it
MC5 - American
Ruse. Though mostly known only for their anthemic
stomper "Kick Out the Jams", these Detroit
rockers put out a number of great tracks...this one being one if the
best, in my opinion.
Unwound - Broken
E-Strings. I can't even begin to imagine how many
times I've described a band or a song as
being "Unwoundish". I think that is sure sign of the profound
effect a group has on a person, when their style of play
becomes that influential. They never got nearly enough credit,
though sometimes they did go out of their way to
sabotage their own chances of success numerous times.
Select tracks from "Teenage Shutdown, Volume 10", a killer comp of raw
garage songs that were the clear
foundation for what came to be known as "punk". Dr. Spec's Optical Illusion - She's
The One. Nomads - From
Zero Down. Shepherd's Heard - I
Thousand and Seven***
So I guess we done and got married.
Lots and lots of photos to come; a bunch taken by my friend Andrew
Paynter, such as this one; a bunch of
digital shots taken by us and my family; and a bunch of crappy snaps
from disposible cameras. Really, unless
you helped rais me you probably won't care, and even most of them will
most likely glaze over quickly.
In the meantime, a couple of quick photo journal entries and the other
"I don't know why they
call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh?"
Iron Maiden - Aces
High. I will always connect this song with Colin
McKay's skate part from the Plan B video
"Questionable", even though I knew the song quite well before that
video ever existed.
Neil Young - Helpless.
Absolutely loving the "Live at Massey Hall" disc that recently got
released. The sound
quality is perfect.
Plastic Bertrand - Ca
Plane Pour Moi.
Every time I hear a
shitty cover of "Ca Plane Pour Moi", I have to rush
and put the original on to help cleanse my brain. Probably one of
hte top 5 best songs of all time.
The Kinks - A
Well Respected Man. What the hell can I say about hte
Kinks here that would actually matter?
It's the Kinks, dammit.
Bonus: I Go To Sleep (Demo).
Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me
Bout That Girl. Set Me Free.
The Oblivians (featuring Quintron) -
The Life. Both of these tracks fall under the
description of "traditional",
though I highly doubt whoever originally wrote these never would have
expected their songs to recieve this treatment.
Props to Virgil Porter for
recommending this album many moons ago...what can I say, I operate
Bonus: What's The Matter Now?.