Month of February, 2004

luomo ho on a boring saturday nite

i've become something of a symphony slut of late - i love the overdressed brahmins - both grouchy husbands and brooch-wearing wives - as well as the corny VMA hall w/ it's terrible ticketing situ and rather dead hall. the conductor is a real charmer tho - promising the audience between pieces that the music won't take too long and will have a part to wake them up at the end. a battle so lost it's won!

now that all the pazz and jop drama is over, it's ...

now that all the pazz and jop drama is over, it's back to scrunging for the year's new thing. gabe went to see franz ferdinand the other night, was raving, but i can't help but think the music is too thin, already dated and faux enthusiastic. was underwhelmed by the new 90 day men and sufjan stevens too, only leaving TV on the Radio as the only 'dudes who live up to the hype '04' on my radar.

am going to mardi gras today - read this and downl...

am going to mardi gras today - read this and download - enjoy, i hear the album is great.

February 24, 2004 | For Immediate Release

U of Iowa Professor to Join Copyright Civil Disobedience Planned February

24th

Contact:

Kembrew McLeod – kembrew@kembrew.com

Phone – 319-621-4620

Also:

Downhill Battle (www.dowhillbattle.org)

Holmes Wilson - hw@downhillbattle.org

Phone: 508-963-7832 / Fax: 775-878-0379

Grey Tuesday (www.greytuesday.org)

am down in new orleans and saw on thursday, a most...

am down in new orleans and saw on thursday, a most charming musical extravaganza named Bingo! which pits 9th ward hipsters against one another in an epic bingo battle whose prize is to dance with the masqued caller to a curious cool jazz/cabaret backing band led by a sideshow barker frontman with a megaphone. between rounds are films "who wants to see a mooo viiieee?" the barker asks, and incidental music with casios, upright bass, organ, violin, drums and percussion including toolboxes. a little bit of tom waits there, a lot of spectacle. how long can the novelty last?

just finishied my sufjan stevens piece. didn't kno...

just finishied my sufjan stevens piece. didn't know how to work my ackward conver w/ him abt being an "xtian" artist in, since he was so vehemently anti- the whole concept and title, but it's important none the less cause he's on the Danielson label now. michigan continues to be one of my favorite late night listening albums - i can't believe anyone my age can be so stripped of irony, so totally cohesive and self-less in the creating of great music. love love it, even if the arrangements could sometimes be more dynamic.

man, there's probably nothing more depressing than...

man, there's probably nothing more depressing than listening to the nirvana unplugged album in 2004, unless it's listening to the album to purge a weird dream you had about courtney love out of your head, the dream not the love. my friend luke thinks, and i agree, that the cult of nirvana is reigniting and that soon there will be a resurgence of interest, if there ever stopped being one.

oh man, i've become one of them and posted on i lo...

oh man, i've become one of them and posted on i love music on the feminism and p&j thread. i feel bad that the rain comes down on chuck, but since he posts all day long, and runs p&j, then he's in front line i suppose.

even though i almost wretched at the crossover bs of the foo fighters at the grammy's, i am really into the acoustic version of 'times like these' which i just downloaded in my newfound freedom to do so on the school computer.

Pazz and Jop Oh4, one damn day early for ya: AL...

Pazz and Jop Oh4, one damn day early for ya:

ALBUMS

1 OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)

2 The White Stripes Elephant (V2)

3 Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve)

4 Radiohead Hail to the Thief (Capitol)

5 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell (Interscope)

6 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)

7 New Pornographers Electric Version (Matador)

8 Basement Jaxx Kish Kash (Astralwerks)

9 Drive-By Truckers Decoration Day (New West)

10 Dizzee Rascal Boy in Da Corner (XL import)

Holy Poo I'm so half into the Mixel Pixel album - ...

Holy Poo I'm so half into the Mixel Pixel album - makes me think of Olivia Tremor Control + good times' Swirlies (me = devoted member of the Sneaky Flute Empire) mixxxed in with little Momus asides and post-electro (double post-) beats, aka, remember being into Casios, as if that ever went away? It's more, umm.., frantic and less clever than most lo-fi stuff, but the noise waves are well sewn with tricky high fi aural fodder - aka - listenable.

ahh, the superbowl. i haven't the time to blog, bu...

ahh, the superbowl. i haven't the time to blog, but YES is was intentional and apparently due to the lyric 'gonna have you naked by the end of this song' which is just one more example of the boring literal nature of MTV...

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