Saturday, September 24, 2005

some reviews on emusic

I couldn't resist to be some of the first to review some recent releases on emusic. Discover a Lovelier you by Pernice Brothers, The Meadowlands by Jersey's Wrens, ok this one has been out for awhile but it was new to emusic this past week. In my top 10 for the year is also, Bright Ideas by Portastatic and the most noteworthy political release On the Offense by The Poster Children.

Friday, September 16, 2005

What is punk anyway

Jack Rabid from the Big Takeover takes a stab at the ellusive topic on this emusic article. We all have our answers and some of these answers might not be music related at all. To me an ultimate punk song is "12XU" or perhaps something by Black Flag like "six pack". The movie Suburbia helped define what the asthetic is and still remains oddly the same to this day, w/ spiked belts, funky hair and self made clothing. Tight pants or baggy clothing.The body is the hanger art and some take this to the extreme. For better or for worse what is great about punk is that it should be free for every little skater to decide in mid-air or when they land.

Friday, September 02, 2005

working on my top 10 for 05'

Armed with nothing more than a Fosters Oil can, Ginsing tea for lunch and some late work-nite spunk, I present to you my top 5 out of 10 for the year so far. Considering that business is in it’s 4th quarter stretch and there are some juicy releases yet to be released or found and be noted right before cmj. Here it goes in no particular order.

  • Portastatic – Bright Ideas – Merge Records
  • And you will know us by Trail of Dead – Worlds Apart –
  • Pernice Brothers – Discover a Lovelier you
  • Spoon – Gimme Fiction
  • Stephen Malkmus – Face the truth - matador

Ok, so I can’t remember the two’s indie’s as I have not copied over the files from my home computer to work computer, and well frankly my life is rife with details and a few slip to the way side only to be recalled at very weird times. Sometime during a piss and the guy next to me thinks I’m nuts. Other things that are on my radar are The Bigger Lovers, Grandaddy and anything by The Flamming Lips (see related post)