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.
...or, not so much. I don't have anything worthwhile to put up
right now* so here are some covers! Everyone
loves a good cover.
(* = this is totally a lie. I've gotten gobs of good stuff
lately, I've just been too lazy and even sometimes too
busy to actually upload it to my computer)
Snowden - Time of the Season (Byrds Cover). I'm really loving
the new Snowden album, though I'm not
sure why that is. Sonic Youth - Superstar (Carpenters Cover). One of my most
favoritest covers by anyone ever. Yayahoni - True Love Is Not Nice (Jonathan Richman Cover).
is also known as/part of
Herman Dune. It's fitting
he is doing a cover of Jonathan Richman, since that's what I always
when I listen to him/them.
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
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 Six***
I have no idea what it means, but it makes me laugh. A lot.
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
updated a bunch of the areas up top - 3 new music reviews
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
third record "Fireworks on TV!"
that was released a couple of years back. It's a decent outing,
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
Youth! Seriously, 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
appointed me. The Lost Patrol Band - Golden Times. This is the
side-project of (International) Noise Conspiracy and
former Refused front man Dennis
Lyxsen - they sorta mine a 60's sound and run it through a modern pop
filter. This 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 release).