Kurt Vile - Wakin On a Pretty Day
Wakin in the dawn of day
I can think about what I want to say
Falling off the shelf
I guess he wanted to kill himself
Wakin on a pretty day
Don’t know why I ever go away
Its’ hard to explain
My love in these days.
The new Mark Lanegan EP came out in the US a couple of days ago (though people were apparently receiving their copies a week early). I am surprised it has not made its way online yet. Surprised and slightly annoyed, because it’s not coming out for another 3 and a half weeks or whatever in England.
It’s really putting me on edge.
Someone hook me up, please?
"One day in the subway, James saw a red cat with a wound to the leg that likely resulted from a fight with another cat. It was obvious that the cat needed help. James could not pass and took the cat to the vet. With a little medical treatment and prescription drugs, the cat quickly recovered. At that point, James found it impossible to say goodbye to Street Cat Bob. Bob followed James everywhere he went. As James played the guitar on the street and Bob sat nearby, revenues increased dramatically. People found it difficult to pass when they looked at the cute kitty. James went on to write a book describing their adventures in the street which was full of life – both dramatic and comedic. In the book, James says that he could not have imagined how meeting Bob would change his life. His friendship with the cat healed him from a life that had been very hard. Most likely, if Bob could speak, he would say the same thing.”(viaTumbleOn)
This is the best. I keep meaning to get that book.
Dinosaur Jr. // Raisans
Nils Frahm - Says (Live on KEXP)
This is insanely good. I love the sound from the tape delay manipulation.
a kitten trying super hard to fight a ceramic cat statue
THANK U 4 THIS
Oh god oh god
Decided I’m gonna mod my Jazzmaster to have separate outputs for the pickups… I don’t see why more guitars don’t have dual outputs. It seems to make a lot of sense to me, but maybe it’d be useless for most people.
If you think about it you can still use it in a conventional kind of way, but route the two outputs to an A/B/Y box on the floor and then you have pedal controlled pickup switching. That in itself is useful if your hands are tied up… Then there’s the option of running both pickups through different amps or effects chains, and turning one on or off for a boost in sound. Or running one through a ton of processing for weird atmospheric sound while the other one has a more conventional guitar sound. For weird ambient looping shit it would be killer… It’d be incredibly useful for recording for me, because I could record both singlecoil and humbucker sounds in one take… Which means more options down the line and less time spent playing different takes.
I’m trying to work out the best way to do it though, because it would be handy for the pickup selector to work as normal when only one is plugged in if that makes sense. So it’d need a switching jack for the second output… And after that’s plugged in I think the pickup selector switch would work as a killswitch for the first output… Or maybe not quite because it wouldn’t be grounded… I struggle thinking about these things in abstract…
Has anyone ever seen The Ricky Gervais show?
I end up seeing it quite often as it always seems to be on TV when I go for my breaks at work…
It would be so much better if it wasn’t called the Ricky Gervais show, and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant weren’t on it. Ricky Gervais is a total prick. He acts like everything Karl Pilkington says is nonsense, when usually he makes more sense than Ricky or at least questions things. That is now pretty much all Ricky Gervais’ career has amounted to now - making fun of Karl Pilkington, who is actually likeable and funny. Nice one Ricky. For him to name that show after himself is really egocentric, considering he doesn’t really do anything except try to get Karl to say funny things and then laugh at literally everything he does say in that horrendous laugh of his.
What a prick.
In fact, the more I see Ricky Gervais the more I think ‘what a prick’.
Admittedly the Office was good, but my god, what a prick. He pretty much is David Brent, right?
Sonic Youth - “The Simpsons” End Credits Theme
It’s Thurston Moore’s birthday today, apparently.
For some weird reason I’ve been watching the Simpsons lately.
For some weird reason Sonic Youth covered the Simpsons theme tune.
Apparently Matt Groening was originally going to get John Zorn to do the theme tune.
These aren’t useful things to know.
Lots of cool gigs coming up… Lots to look forward to!
15th Aug: Jabberwocky (Chelsea Wolfe, Thee Oh Sees, Deafheaven etc)
16th Aug: Jabberwocky (Jesu, Earth, Electric Wizard, Kurt Vile etc)
9th Sep: Secret Chiefs 3 (Ishraqiyun / FORMS sets) @ Corsica Studios
10th Sep: Secret Chiefs 3 (UR / Xaphan sets) @ Corsica Studios
11th Sep: Secret Chiefs 3 (+ guests) @ Corsica Studios
20th Sep: King Buzzo @ London Oslo
23rd Sep: White Hills @ Corsica Studios
23rd Oct: Lee Ranaldo @ Cafe Oto
I’ve not got tickets for King Buzzo or White Hills yet… Still kind of on the fence about King Buzzo, and I’d need to get time off work to go, so I dunno if I’ll bother. I’ve seen White Hills 5 times now, and while they have been amazing every time they’ve not released anything new since the last tour so I don’t wanna get sick of them… Kinda feel like I should go to both, but I dunno. It gets expensive when you keep adding up train fares and gig tickets… Pumped for the ones I do have tickets for though! Gonna have to check out more of the bands that are playing Jabberwocky, as it is getting incredibly close…