Friday, July 29, 2005

Screw This Cubicle, I'm Moving to Nashville, part 3

Matthew Cox - When My Ship Comes In.mp3 (2.6 Megs)


Thursday, July 28, 2005

Senate votes to change line of succession

Senate Changes Line of Succession

P.S. -- Third Rock From the Sun Season One DVD came out Tuesday. I bought it that morning.


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Owen Wilson appreciation from Slate

I have a platonic man-crush on Owen Wilson. I'm going to try to see "Wedding Crashers" today (since my fuse box blew, and now I have no Air Conditioning in this 108 degree heat).

Read this cool article about Owen and Wes in Slate.


Monday, July 25, 2005

Super Eagles

Talking about best albums of first half of 2005 a few days ago on this here blog. Sound Opinions radio crew did their show on the same subject. The one guy (the one that Ryan Adams didn't call up) was talking about this album "Love Is A Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa" and, sure enough, it's right here on my Rhapsody player.

It is awesome.

Super Eagles - Love is a Real Thing.mp3 (2.8 Megs) Buy It


asOf_July25-2005: "Test, test. A playlist is a living thing. Here's where mine wound up after this weekend."


Finally, more from RNRNRW news director Nathan:

"According to Hollywoodreporter.com, Martin Scorsese's two-part Bob Dylan documentary, which combines unseen footage of the legendary singer/songwriter combined with extensive interviews, will be airing Sept. 26 and 27 on BBC and PBS ... 07-22-05 - 7:51 am"


Saturday, July 23, 2005

Terry Zwigoff

I rode my new bicycle over to the Food Lion grocery, and I bought a ribeye steak (because I am an MVP card-holder, I saved quite a bit).

While eating the steak I watched "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (via DVD), and then, after the steak, whilst painting my third "work" (I've recently taken up painting), I watched "Noting Hill" on ABC tv. Then, that was over so, I put in "Ghost World" which is, to me, a fantastic movie that is directed by Terry Zwigoff.

I was trying to watch "Bad Santa" that I received via "Netflix". I didn't even realize that "Bad Santa" was a "Terry Zwigoff" film, but it is. And guess what?? It was broken. I couldn't really watch it 'cause it has a crack in it. Netflix is going to send me a replacement.

Anyway, Terry Zwigoff's "Ghost World" is my favorite movie ever. I can type for-ever about why.

"Mirror, Father, Mirror."


The only movies that are better than "Ghost World" are:

Taxi Driver
Easy Rider
Dr. Strangelove


"That's a Mongoose"...."That's not officially for sale." Says the same guy that made the last few seasons of Frasier so good (Although Shannon (from 99 Main) hates Frasier).


Anyway, "Ghost World" is a great movie;


"But those our our people."


Thursday, July 21, 2005

Must Read NYtimes article

Must Read NYtimes Article on music from Blockbuster movies. Check it.

Hollywood is just mixing everything they have in a big pot, throwing it at your face, and just hoping that whatever chunks of this mushy stew that landed in your mouth is something you like.


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

More Cowbell

D.Dagger Presents...

Ladell McLin

Listening to "Out of the Box" I heard this catchy song. Sounded very Hendrix-y. It was called "Rich Man's Lounge."

Ladell McLin was the guy's name.

He's not on Rhapsody or iTunes so I haven't heard that song again. But he has some stuff on his website to download.

And Pitchfork has a song from him to download.


Monday, July 18, 2005

Blast from the Past: Mucky Pup

In my younger and more formidable years, I was a skateboarder. I still am actually. They opened a little indoor skatepark one town over, and I can't wait to check it out.

Anywho, Back in the early nineties I was somewhere around 13 and I was listening to a lot of De La Soul is Dead, Nevermind, Death Certificate, They Might Be Giants, and somehow a friend had a tape of this band called Mucky Pup.

Very obscure. I lived in Germany at the time so how we found this tape I have no idea.

We listened to this album so much! Very heavy skate-rock sounds. 15+ years later I wanted to see if I could find out what album it was and if I could buy it. The fella at Relative Theory helped me find out that they had a website! And, not only that, but you can listen to all their albums!

The one we used to listen to was apparently called "Can't You Take a Joke" and it is exactly how I remember it. I was jumping around and FARrrreaking out with the biggest smile on my face. It was always like....like I wasn't sure if I dreamed up the band and I couldn't believe that they existed.

You can listen to "Can't You Take a Joke" if you want to by going to here.

Mucky Pup Audio Jukebox.


Saturday, July 16, 2005

Art Brut - Good Weekend.mp3 (2.6 Megs) Buy it.


Best albums of first half of 2005? Discuss.


Thursday, July 14, 2005

White Stripes in Brazil on MTV

Got this Tuesday from RNRNRW operative Nathan from West Point, NY. He copied and pasted this news item that I meant to post to you back then:

"The White Stripes' recent performance in Manaus, Brazil, will be debuting in an MTV special on Wednesday (July 13), Rollingstone.com reports. The unique show was held in the middle of the Amazon rainforest ... 07-12-05 - 8:56 am"

Apparently it aired Yesterday. Was it any good?


Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

Today starts the 8th annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.

I was going to go to Siren Fest again this year. I had made a reservation at East Village Bed and Coffee but I had to cancel my trip. Bummer. I had such a good time last year (and the year before that was even more fun).

From the Archives:

Siren 2004 Photo Essay

Siren 2003 epic Greyhound 24 hour roundtrip, sleeping in the Port Authority, hanging out with Rick Shapiro adventure:

5:At Siren,
6:No Nellie,
7:Picture Recap


Monday, July 11, 2005

Joanna Newsom Audio Interview

Wicked cool audio interview with Joanna Newsom.
I watched La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and Amelie this past week. My netflix queue is full of foreign movies with English subtitles. I'm feeling very in touch with my European side and am desperate to learn a romance language.


Saturday, July 09, 2005

Kimya Dawson - My Heroes.mp3 (2.7 Megs)


Thursday, July 07, 2005

Spinto Band Video!

Ah-right! Spinto Band video from the awesome show at Relative Theory. Awesome Album! Awesome Song! Awesome Show!

This whole entire album is great. You all should buy it.

Spinto Band, Live at Relative Theory Records - Crack the Whip.mp4

Check the video out. It's an *.mp4 that will open in Quicktime player which is free at apple.com/quicktime.


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I like to ride my bicycle


So two days ago I finally got me a new bike too! Jaime got the cool one last weekend and I'd been looking for the perfect bike for me. Luckily for my wallet I found a perfect one at the Kmart. It's a six speeder "comfort" style so I can still cruise around relaxed like, or I can kick it up and get some aerobic exercise.

In the two days I've had it I've gotten two injuries, both on or below my right ankle. Hopefully the honeymoon period of injury is now over and I can just concentrate on having fun.


On Independence Day I rode my new bike over to Milford Rd for the Brandon Heights 4th of July Independence Parade, where I was a judge. It was a blast. I voted this kid 3rd place in the "Wagons/Strollers" category.

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It's a little pool!

"I have to say, it was a good [Independence] day." - Ice Cube

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Friday, July 01, 2005

Trachtenburg's New Album

Well that Birchmere was a pretty cool venue. I mean that literally. It was cool. Freezing actually.

So it turns out that little Rachel (of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Player) was sick. It was just Jason on stage. Tina wasn't there even to run the projector. Some dude was doing it and he didn't do a very good job. Jason kept having to pause in the middle of the song to tell the guy to go back. He was flying through the slides too fast.

Jason played Nellie's piano and his acoustic guitar. Then Nellie came out at played for 90 minutes or so. She keep introducing songs as "This is when Jennifer Aniston is..." and Jaime and I didn't really know what the heck she was talking about. She said something about "This is another song that was written and rejected for a Jennifer Aniston movie" but she didn't give any other info about it. She later mentioned Mark Ruffalo so maybe she meant this movie.

Other than that, it was the same basic Nellie thing, her and a piano. She seemed a little bored by her old songs. She's been singing some of those since early-early 2003 so I can't really blame her. Fun time, but maybe it wasn't really worth a three hour drive. I got back super late and yadda, yadda, yadda, I'm really tired today. I hope she comes by a little closer home next time.

Jason Trachtenburg says their next album will be named after their song "Middle America."

Watch a Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players Middle America Slideshow.


From the RNRNRW archives:

Letters to Milt (Jason's dad).

Milt's Reply.

Kimya Dawson is Amazing.

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