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***October Thirty First Two Thousand and Seventeen***



I kept my halloween costume low-key this year.  


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Instagrams:


Moth or butterfly?  Asheboro, NC.  


Suspicious sunning.  Cary, NC.  


Buick Skylark.  Cary, NC.  


Magnum PI - the next generation.  Cary, NC.


Non-Smokey Mountains.  Marion, NC.


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Links:

Even by my very low standards, I ain't got much this month.  

This doc called "Streetwise" about street kids in Seattle in the early eighties is fascinating, well made, and most of all
really sad.    Crazy post-script - one of the girls actually ended up being one of the victims of the Green River Killer.  You
can watch it on youtube here.  

A couple of photo journal entries, one of Lola's second birthday and another from our recent trip to the NC zoo.


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Guided By Voices
Motorco
10/13/2017

To paraphrase Uncle Bob towards the end of the night - "This was billed as a night with Guided By Voices - our encore
is longer than any opener we might have had!"  I mean, he's not wrong.  This write-up feels like it should be nothing but a
bunch of short bullet points, basically the review version of GBV themselves. 

 - I left after two and a half hours...I felt like I had gotten my money's worth of Bob and company.  It's entirely possible
   they're still playing. 
 - According to setlist.fm, they played 52 songs.  Honestly, that number feels much lower than I would have guessed.
 - They played a lot of the last two records, but Bob also knows what most of the crowd wants to hear, and every three
   or four songs he's throw in a "Motor Away" or "Echoes Myron" or "My Valuable Hunting Knife" to re-energize the
   crowd. 
 - They played the national anthem before the band took the stage...I have no idea if this was an ironic decision or not. 
   It's possible no one knows. 

 - "KISS is the dumbest motherfucking band of all time."
 - He mentioned they already have a new album in the can for release in March and the demos for a double album that
   will be out next summer.  The man is a machine. 
 - Bob was much chattier and rantier than usual, giving Trump the business at every turn.  And plenty of entertainers as
    well. 
 - "With all due respect to the Foo Fighters, I hate the fucking Foo Fighters."
 - When I pointed out to the guy beside me that he was about to sit his hoodie into a pool of beer, he shrugged, sat it in
    the beer anyways, and then offered to share his vape pen with me - I politely declined.  The world is a weird place. 
 - "I bet Tom Brady never wrote a song in his life."
 - I'm so happy this band has been in my life for more than two decades. 


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"Oh, I'm in no condition to drive. Wait a minute. I don't have to listen to myself. I'm drunk."

David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Christopher Columbus.  New Zealand pop greatness, as always.  
Like Rain

Lydia Loveless - Bilbao.  I'm not as nuts for her most recent record "Real" as I was for the previous one "Somewhere
Else," but these are two damn songs.  
Same To You

Some selected cuts from the Trojan Producer & Upsetter box sets.  
Clancy Eccles All Stars - CN Express
Jah Lloyd - White Belly Rat
Lee Perry - Yakety Yak
Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
The Upsetters - Popcorn
The Upsetters - The Vampire

I needed more songs for this month, so let's hear it for some of the best jams of 1989!
De La Soul - Eye Know
Fugazi - Margin Walker
Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
The Cure - Lovesong
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored





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