Saturday, August 28, 2004
"Got a Feelin" I'll be at the beach all week
Yep, I'm on Holiday for a week! I don't think I'll get a chance to post down at the Beach Cottage I'll be staying at.
So, just in case I don't get a chance to post this week, I just wanted to thank you all for stopping by! Come on by after Labor Day and I'll be rippin' and roarin' and peelin' and all that!
Check out my blog links over there --> there are bunches of good ones: My Blog is Poop, Standard deviance, Anise, Toole, and Chromatic Musings to name the best. Check 'em, and I'll see ya.
PS I FINALLY got my documentary burned to DVD-r!! Whew, just in time for the big premier at the beach house.
Oh, and I found this neat site that about the Mamas and the Papas with Real Audio tracks of Mamas and Papas covers. Denny Doherty was one of the Papas. He writes up a 17 page insiders account of the group and has these covers he's posted of M+P's songs.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Mooney's Bass Player??
They had a different bass player??? It wasn't this guy:
It was....some other guy?? What the heck?
Plus the first single off the new album is "Alive and Amplified" and it's not a very good song.
Check out the video though, and judge for yourself:
Mooney Suzuki - Alive and Amplified (Quicktime Video)
(Where's the Frampton-esque "Talk Box" in the video? He used it on Kilborn and when I saw them live. Why not in the video?)
Plus, Rhapsody had the entire album available for streaming a week ago. Now since the actual CD is out in stores...you can only stream three of the songs!
So, I'll post a better song from their new album here:
The album is out now, if'n you want to check it out at your local independent music store.
Monday, August 23, 2004
Went to the Beatlemania Show before the Norfolk Tides game Friday (Pics get bigger if you click on 'em)
It was awesome. They started with the old (and best) stuff, then put on the Sgt. Pepper outfits.
They end with the "Let it Be" action
I never had more fun in my life. The Beatles man!
Then Sunday, I was browsing 'round the Barnes and Noble and I picked up this awesome Beatles themed book "Ticket to Ride: Inside the Beatles' 1965 & 1965 Tours" It's a fun read so far.
Thursday, August 19, 2004
I wore out They Might Be Giants - Flood, Ice Cube - Death Certificate, Nirvana - Nevermind, and I even had the original cassette of Body Count's debut album. And I wore them out! No words left on 'em, you know what I mean?
So my closet still has the three or four boxes of cassettes I lugged around from to town to town in my teenage years. Tonight, I'm listening to my Rhapsody:listen.com player and I have almost every one of those songs at my fingertips. Just how amazing is this technology? It didn't hit me till yesterday when I decide to hear Body Count 10 years after.
Here it is. This is what it sounded it like then. It makes me feel weird to listen to it. I'm not ready to remember the awkwardness of youth.
Oh, and Body Count will be at the Knitting Factory - New York City Aug. 21, if you're up that way.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
I have a gig tonight. I'm playing my guitar and singing my songs at Ben's Birthday party. Isn't that cool?
He hasn't heard any of my stuff that I haven't posted on this website. I can't wait to play "Never Made Love." He'll get it. I'm gonna post it one of these days.
"Never Made Love to a Woman before
But still know I could rock your world.
waited my whole life, for a wife like you.
So if you ain't bow-legged, you will be soon."
Listen.com already has the new Mooney Suzuki available. It also has stuff like Body Count, Violent Femmes, Dolly Parton, and Jack Kerouac reading his poetry.
"Bob began with jazz..." See that? I wrote "Bob began with Jazz" I didn't mean "My Blog is Poop began with Jazz." I meant "Bop began with Jazz." Jeez.
I saw in the new entertainment weekly, Kimya Dawson in "Download This." Congrats to her. You can get her new song "Loose Lips" on her site.
Monday, August 16, 2004
Patty in the "Rain"
So, Saturday that Hurricane Charley bummed me out something fierce.
I was wholed up in the yellow house all day hoping the skies would squeeze it all out before the outdoor concert I had already purchased tickets for. I had over 24 hours till the Sunday show, but still, the way things have been going this summer, I wasn't getting my hopes up for a dry show.
I went to the Patty Griffin (Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Buddy Miller) show last night. I got soaked, but at least Gillian did too.
The worst part of it was that Patty didn't sing this song:
It's her best song. Maybe it would have been a little heavy-handed, but screw subtlety, we were wet.
That Saturday, when I was bored out of my living mind (waiting for Charley to pass), I tried to see if I could sing a Patty Griffin song on my guitar. I think there is a reason she was on stage and I had pruned toes in my 25 dollar orchestra seat. The fone ("ph" my arse) rang just after the first verse and mercifully cut short the song. You can thank "Unknown Name" for that.
Saturday, August 14, 2004
The Strokes as Pupae
I promised to find a way to get this video to you way back when. And now here it is.
This is a gift to all of you. It's the Strokes as of April 29th, 2000. On stage, looking dorky.
This clip is the one of NYC Cops where Nick falls off the stage.
I wish Nick was having this much fun on stage today.
Jules though....I'm glad he left the Beastie arms behind.
This is a real media file so you'll need Real Player. It's only 3.1 megs, so you dial-uppers will only have to wait 20 mins or so. Go make yourself a sandwich.
The video window will look really small. Grab the lower right corner of your real player and drag it so it's a little bigger.
UPDATE Sept 16, 2004 - Send me and email, I'll try to help you get this movie:
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
iPod vs. The Cassette
"I Miss You Already, Carmen"
The joys of being white in Harlem.
What he sees out of his window of his office
What I see (out of my office window):
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Hank Williams Video
I once hung out at the back of Sheldon Hank's (i.e. Hank iii) tour bus. Fun night that one.
Here is a track from Sheldon. It's from an album that his record company won't release. The album would be called "This Ain't Country." The song I have off it is:'
Monday, August 09, 2004
It Pays to Read "Rock n Roll in the Real World"
...anywho, Hunter Thompson is cool. Funny thing is, I don't really like his famous works like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these collections of letters (The Proud Highway). Fascinating.
And I love his "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved" ....and his "Song of the Sausage Creature"...
Enjoy the book.
Please let me know if you decided on "The Proud Highway" or some other book.
Enjoy and Congratulations!
PS I didn't start out to have a hidden quote. I tried to make it visible, but I still can't figure out how to have Blogger show that quote. Something in the blogger template that hides it.
I actually had never read any of his stuff before so I went ahead and read those stories before I ordered. I liked them a lot so I did get that book. And guess what! I got it used and was therefore able to finally buy the killers album (with a bit of money from my own pocket). Thought you'd be pleased.
Saturday, August 07, 2004
Richard Mulder Fan Club
Hey check it. I feeled so giddy when I saw this.
EndingEast.com points the way to Nike's Skateboarding page.
As a long time 'boarder, I check it out; and what do I find out? Richard Mulder rides for them!!
And you can make him dance when you wiggle your mouse around.
I lived in California for three or so years (military kid), and even graduated from Silver Valley High out in Yermo (class of 95). Then I went to Victorville Community College for a while. I, and so many others, were sponsored by Blast Skate Shop outta Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga is just one town over from Ontario, which is where Chaffey High school was. That was such an Amazing spot to skateboard. Awesome.
Now Richard Mulder was sponsored by Chocolate. And in the high school days, the way to score a nice deck for cheap was to buy it off a sponsored rider. So more than once you'd be at Chaffey, and Mulder would be hanging out and we'd be talking about religion and skating and stuff. "Anybody got a deck for twenty bucks?" and boom.
I still have the last deck I bought off of him right before I moved to the East Coast. I gave my other one to my little brother recently, so I pulled the Keenen Milton, that Mulder was riding that last day at Chaffey, out from under the bed and have been enjoying it again.
The coolest part about the Nike thing, was Mulder's Bio. He actually mentions Chaffey circa '94 as his favorite spot. Hell yeah.
So this all made me want to check-out some World Wide Web skate videos. I found one at Crailtap.com called Oi! Meets Girl. It's in the "Featured Feature" section. It features a Walkmen song too (Little House of Savages).
And Kimya Dawson has a new mp3 up on her site.
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Good Eye Kate!!
And since Eric was sooooo patient, here's the other acoustic Killers songs from the VH1 thing:
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Of course, mp3s are for evaluation purposes only, so delete after two days.
Congrats to Bridget!
Monday, August 02, 2004
Comedy is My Elvis
PS Flizzum is back in form this summer. I think the school season slows him up, but man, his last few posts excite me something fierce. Here's to summer, drink it in.
Interesting that he would mention "The [Good] Doctor" when I've been rereading "The Proud Highway" by Hunty himself. I love this book.
PS. My contest is still without a winner.
I was watching an Elvis movie today on American Movie Classics today. It reminded me of when I read this story on Salon.com about his '68 Comeback Special. I cried at my desk at work.
Elvis was the KING!
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