THE A'S CLINCH THE DIVISION!!!
...And I've already got my playoff tickets for the entire
postseason! IT was a lot of loot to drop all at once
to watch a game, but I may not be in the Bay Area much longer
so it's now or never. Wish the good guys
(photo ganked from the chron website)
TRIP TO BODIE
Last weekend me and Chels went up to Yosemite and the surrounding
area to see the sights and get away
from the Yay Area. Most notably, we went to see the
ghost town of Bodie...and it was incredible.
Here are a chunk of pics I took of the interiors - without
getting into too much detail, many of the buildings
still contained much of their belongings from the gold rush
days when the town was bumping, as if all of the
residents just vanished into thin air (or turned to dust
based on the layer of it on top of all these belongings).
You can get more pics of this amazing place in the Photo
Journal section above, taken in color with the digi.
Next entry I'll post some of the black-n-white exteriors
that I took with the ones above.
And speaking of Herman Dune, you should just go over to their website where there are
tons of downloads
and lots of fantastic covers. Also, there is a track
from their new album called "I Wish That I Could See You
Soon" that one blog was
claiming is the best song of the year. And they are probably right.
You can watch
the cute video here (via
YouTube). I'll try to upload the song itself once I can remember
ot get the damn CD
out of my car.
***September Fourteenth Two Thousand and
I have no idea what it means, but it makes me laugh. A
A few random pictures I came across...
Drew - taken with my pinhole camera at Wallenberg High School
in the NOPA area of SF.
Todd - A couple of random snaps from the night of
my 21st birthday (which would mean these were taken
some 9+ years back, which makes me feel very old to think
about it like that).
updated a bunch of the areas up top - 3 new music reviews (Akron/Family,
The Pipettes and Silversun
Pickups), a grip of photos from a recent trip to Idaho in
the photo journal section, a bunch of crappy movie
reviews, and a freshly updated calendar.
Bill Janovitz - My
Radio. Most know this fine man for his work in the criminally
underrated band Buffalo
Tom (my second concert
ever, with Firehose, Dillon Fence and The Connells). This is
a track from his
third record "Fireworks
on TV!" that was released a couple of years back. It's a decent
outing, not nearly
as strong as his earlier
Buffalo Tom work or his first solo record "Lonesome Billy". Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Young
Shields. Owen Ashworth aka CFTPA decided to expand his
sound somewhat on
this newest release by him "Etiquette". This track almost sounds
like the best
Magnetic Fields song
that Stephen Merritt never wrote. Sonic Youth - Incinerate.
Guess what? Sonic Youth released their 472nd album, and
it sounds like Sonic
this track in particular sounds like it should have been on "Dirty".
And that is a good
thing, cause that
record still sounds amazing 15 years later. Spoon - Decora.
This is a cover of the Yo LA Tengo classic by everyone's favorite
Austinites, Spoon. Sure,
this song is so great
it would be tough to really screw it up - but Britt & Co do a
fabulous job, keeping true
to the original but
adding their own little twist. The Clientele - E.M.P.T.Y..
Um, I don't really have much to say on this except that The
Clientele have been
making beautiful music
and this is more of exactly what you expect out of them. They
have never dis-
appointed me. The Lost Patrol Band - Golden
Times. This is the side-project of (International) Noise
former Refused front
man Dennis Lyxsen - they sorta mine a 60's sound and run it through
a modern pop
track is from their self-titled album that came out last year (but
their third release mind you -
don't get me off on
the tangent of bands making their albums self-titled past the debut