***September Twenty Seventh
Two Thousand and Five***
I've been thinking a lot about the show "BJ & the Bear" lately,
and found this cartoon somewhere out there
in the ether. When are they going to release this show on DVD
anyways? Sounds like some DVD man-
ufacturers need to get their priorities straight.
Some new pics...
Took these late at night at Pac Bell or whatever the baseball park
is called in SF. I'm pretty stoked on them,
more so than I have any pictures of mine in a while.
This is The Makes Nice, and this was their first show at the
Fabric House. Interestingly enough, the photos
are crappy enough that you would think it was a first for me too,
but for documentation's sake I decided to
put them up. The two on either end are of the drummer Jack,
also in Harold
Ray: Live in Concert. The
middle photo is Aaron, bassist and vocals and also in The Mothballs. This photo
actually came out really
great I think, but sadly I caught the guy at an awkward moment. Not
pictured is Josh, guitarist and vocals and
formerly of The Fucking
Champs. Even though it was their first outing they ruled
like none other, and are
instant favorites. Next time hopefully I can even get some decent
Music: Let's Make a Punk Mix! part one... Headache City - Kneejerk
Reaction. Newerish punk from Chicago - some heavy synth lead
action but the
music isn't new wave at all. Featuring a
member or members of the Motards. The Maids - Back
to Bataan. Got this off of Killed by Death #7, which means this
is a pretty obscure track I
guess. The Maids existed for a short time
in the 70's right next door to me in Berkeley, and self-released
this track in 77 I think. It will get stuck
in your head all day after you listen to it. An interesting article
band here. Plastichke - ca
Gaze Pour Moi. A punk classic that has been recorded a zillion
times and a number of diff-
erent languages. Another catchy mother of
a song - I guess you'd call it a cover of the Plastic Bertrand track,
but that was kinda a cover of the Elton Motello
song "Jet Boy/Jet Girl" which I think I posted on here ages
ago. Or maybe not, sometimes my brain doesn't
work so well. Les Spurts - Je
Suis Fiere De Mon Grand Pere. I can't really find much on this group,
other than the assump-
tion that they are french. Damn good song
though. Satan's Rats - Louise.
Kinda unknown British group with a heavy pop lean, from the hot era
of 77-79. Prob-
ably my favorite of all of these tracks, I really
need to pick up that reissue of their material put out this year.
***September Tenth Two Thousand and Five***
It recently dawned upon me, a little nugget of knowledge to live
your life by... "...the more translucent
the doughnut bag, the better the doughnut."
Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave (with a little help from Pat)
I was certain I had posted these photos before, but I guess not...these
are from a few years back at an outdoor
show I put together with Josh from the Shimmer Kids (who now
go by Society of Rockets). I got Zach from
Rogue Wave to play a few songs between the full bands, and it
was brilliant. This was before they hit it off big
and got signed to SubPop and all that, but it was pretty obvious
right away that they were going to be something
Saw these New York City cats recently here in Oakland, they
kinda play a brand of prog-rock/math-rock that's
decent sometimes but can get old. Extremely gifted musicians,
but only moderately exciting.
This dude Jeff (the boyfriend of Meg just so you know) - he's
good people and makes a damn fine mix. Earlier
in the year he gave me a couple of mixes, then I lost them in
a stack of CDs I needed to give to a friend and
luckily I spotted them before I sent them to that friend, but
none of that really matters. What really matters is both
mixes are fantastic, so I decided to upload a few of my favorite
tracks from one of them for folks to enjoy here.
Amos Wilburn Jr - Gloria.
I'm not totally sure this is the right name, as my search on
the dude came up empty.
Either way, it's a great bluesy song. Roxy Music - Virginia
Plain. Classic glam rock group that everyone already knows
and loves...one of their
best tracks. The Bobbyteens - Secret
Date. Long gone but well loved Bay Area female garage rock
group. I don't know
how much I would actually listen to an entire
album by them, but this track works great in a mix. The Honeys - The
One You Can't Have. Classic California girl-group with that
great 60's sound. I really need
to check out more from these ladies.
***September First Two Thousand and Five***
Here at Dog in a Sweater Industries, September is known as
"National Weightlifting Month." To celebrate,
here are some mediocre photos:
Random buildings - from left to right - Wilmington NC, NYC,
SF, Emeryville CA, and SF. The last shot was
taken with the pinhole in case you care.
In other non-news, I'm getting back two rolls of film in a
couple of days but trying something new - since my
scans are so crappy, I'm having these pics burned onto CD
by Photoworks. Hopefully the quality of the photos
posted here will vastly improve. If not in skill level,
at least in clarity.
wax tracks... Constantines
Enough. On their last album, the fifth track "Young Lions"
was not only the best song
on the album but possibly my favorite song
of the entire year. Well it's a new year, and a new album by
Canucks, and yet again they give us a fifth
song that may end up being my favorite song of the year. Their
impending show in a couple of months with
the Hold Steady has me wet with anticipation.
Fire*Eater - When
Prince Was a Kid. A vastly underappreciated band, even by
me...most of this
group went on to form the Walkmen, but
not before they put out a number of great songs as Jonathan Fire*
Eater. This track was on a mix a
friend made, and from their first single.
Although this song isn't the best example, everytime I listen
to any of Palaxy
Tracks output it always makes me think
of the Czars, and that is high praise in my book. Their new album
"Twelve Rooms" is a great listen from start
to finish. Sweet - All
You'll Ever Get From Me. This was Sweet before they found
that definitive sound that brought
them their great hits like "Fox on the
Run" and "Ballroom Blitz" and all that; and while their early recordings
aren't quite as good, there's still some
gems in there such as this track.