Exactly one month since my last update...planning for a wedding (and
avoiding the planning at the same time),
playing too much "Picross DS" on my Gameboy and general laziness are
the best excuses I can come up with.
Not that it really matters anyways.
And I don't have that much to report this time either...there are a
couple of new photo journal entries and a bunch
of new songs below. Also, take a ppep at my good pal Andrew's
website which recently got an overhaul and now
looks all kinds of professional. Not as professional as this one,
but damn close.
Human Television - Automobile.
These Floridians play a nice brand of jangly indie pop with the
smallest hint of
emo, but don't hold that against them. For some reason their
tunes remind me a lot of the "college rock" I grew up
with in high school. And while I like this pretty well now in my
old age, I'm certain they would have been one of my
very favorite bands in 1992.
Bonus - In
Front Of The House.
Jarvis - Black
Magic. There is a high probability that I like this
solo album by JArvis Cocker more than anything
he ever did with Pulp, but don't tell the cool kids.
Bonus - Fat
Television - The
Dream's Dream. The best song off of "adventure",
though I gotta say that this album is such a
let down compared to the first one "Marquee Moon".
The Faces - Ooh
La La. This is pretty much the only form of Rod
Stewart I can stand, save a solo song or two.
Plus he's just a creepy looking bastard, so that doesn't help.
And yeah, it's not as good as The Small Faces, but
it still scratches an itch.
Bonus - Stay With Me.
The Nerves - Hanging
On The Telephone. This legendary power-pop band
only officially released one album,
an EP, but their influence has been felt for decades. And before
you ask, yes this is their song and Blondie covered
it. Hope they saw some nice royalties from it becoming a hit, but
somehow I doubt it.
Bonus - When Ya Find Out.
The Rosebuds - Get
Up Get Out. My old pals The Rosebuds took a decidedly
different path on their third album
"Night of the Furies" - they're still a fantastic pop band, but this go
around they infused a heavy dose of electronic
beats and dance tempos, the end result being an album that sounds like
it would have been recorded in 1985.
Zolar-X - Rocket
Roll. Words fail with this band - spaceman glam rock
from the 70s? They are one of those bands
that either sound great or irritating depending on what type of mood
you are in.