OM - Cremation Ghat I & II
07/02/2010 Live @ An Club, Athens, Greece
Wellwater Conspiracy - Teen Lambchop
Dinosaur Jr. - Bulbs Of Passion
Probably my favourite song from that very early era of the band. I prefer this live version - it sounds better and there is something about the energy of it which totally makes it. I think it’s Lou’s screams…
Hear a new Thurston Moore song, “The Best Day,” the title track from his forthcoming solo album. His band includes Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and My Bloody Valentine’s Deb Googe.
Good shit. Sounds like I’m gonna dig the album more than Demolished Thoughts (though I guess this is more in keeping with the Chelsea Light Moving material, which I liked a lot)… Lots of cool albums coming out in the second half of this year though…
I am a tooth
Fuck. I am SO bummed out about this. Cancellations suck. Especially at such short notice…
Shitty news indeed.
I guess there’s gonna be a bunch of gigs set up at short notice while the bands are in London, but that means I gotta decide who to see provided I can get tickets with what short notice there is…
Dale Crover - United Fruit
Dale Crover solo 7”. Joined by Lou Barlow and Kevin Rutmanis.
For that that don’t know - Dale played drums on Lou Barlow’s Goodnight Unknown album, and helps him write the drum parts for the songs he writes for Dinosaur Jr. They both also appeared on the Dumb Numbers album.
Kevin Rutmanis was of course a Melvin from around 1999-2005.
I would like to hear a whole solo album from Dale sometime… I guess if Buzz keeps up the acoustic thing Dale’s gonna need something to fill his time. More Altamont would be cool, but a solo album with a load of guests like Lou and Kevin would be killer. Or something where Dale plays everything, because he fucking can. The Dale Crover EP is still one of my all-time favourite Melvins releases and I’m pretty sure he played everything on that…
Marnie Stern - Plato’s Fucked Up Cave
I seriously need to get This Is It And I Am It And blah blah blah, because I play the fuck out of all the other Marnie Stern albums…
Another boring text post so I can bitch about the radio at work.
I swear that nearly every ‘new’ pop song that comes on sounds exactly like an older one and I’m thinking ‘oh yeah, this is the one which goes like…’ and then it does not go like that, and it is the most unsatisfying thing ever because even though I don’t actually like the thing I initially think it is it does at least resolve to the bit that I think it’s gonna resolve to, instead of sounding like a half baked rip-off which never quite gets all the way to having a hook which I recognise…
Also, I always forget how fucking abysmal the lyrics for pop songs are. Here is an example ‘I tried to carry the weight of the world, but I’ve only got two hands’. Ok. I tried to carry 9 oranges but I’ve only got two hands. Having more hands isn’t going to help you carry more weight is it? It’ll help you carry more oranges fine enough, but not if they weighed the same as the world. It’s so fucking smarmy and smug and ‘I’m so profound’. God it makes me angry. Also I have noticed another recent pop hit which seems to be doing the rounds lately (the radio station will literally play it at least two times in one of my shifts) which has the worst chorus lyrics ever. ‘Why you gotta be so rude? I’m gonna marry her anyway!’. What. The. Fuck. Is. That!? WHAT IS THAT? Is that a lyric? Is that even a thing anyone would ever say? Just what in the hell is that? That is the fucking CHORUS. The bit which repeats MULTIPLE TIMES throughout the song. Once is bad enough. It’s sung in a jovial manner, too. That’s probably what makes it so bad. And it is SO BAD. It just sounds like one of those ‘oh you! what are you like?’ kind of things. Y’know?
The other thing which REALLY irks me is the catchphrases or whatever they’re called that the stations use. One is ‘We love being local, because we live here too’, which I have bitched about in the past because it makes no fucking sense whatsoever, but the other one is ‘more music variety’. MORE MUSIC VARIETY? They play the same fucking songs every fucking night. How can they even say ‘more music variety’? More music variety than what? A broken jukebox? A skipping record? A CD stuck on repeat (we’re stretching it a bit with that one)? There is more music variety in my anus. JEEZ.
They play really bad boyband stuff like it’s still the 90’s. More bad lyrics including ‘I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, just as long as you love me’ - could you write anything more narcissistic if you tried?
Well that was an unexpectedly long rant.
On an unrelated note: my favourite really bad pop song is Toxic by Britney Spears. Just so you know. I won’t complain if that comes on the radio. It’s about as good as bad pop music gets.
There’s a guy at work right, and he came up to me holding a packet of oreo-like biscuits called ‘black and whites’ and said ‘look how racist that is! You can’t say that… you have to say mixed race now’. I thought he was joking, but then later on he came over and said ‘there are so many racist things in this shop - there’s an ebony kettle over there’. I asked him if he was joking and apparently he is not. I have no idea what is going on there, but I feel like I want to ask him his opinion on ‘pink lemonade’.
Give your cat the F L O A T I N G J U D G E M E N T B O X to allow them to stare at your half finished work from afar
You know what blows my mind every time I think about it?
One of my friends was on Robot Wars, and I saw him on TV years before meeting him, and I can actually kind of remember him as a kid from that show (the team he was on won at least one grand final). He met Craaaiiig Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarles (Craaaiiig Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarles should always be pronounced in his accent, which of course require elongated and overemphasised vowels), and I’m still mad jealous about the whole thing. I tried to find him on youtube but I couldn’t… There is photographic evidence though - my favourite of which is a rather excellent picture in which he is standing behind a table full of miniature robots he made out of out of paper…
This classic is definitely in my top ten cat gifs of all time.