Sunday, December 17, 2006

The slight return of Chavez and the fist of Tarver

LIVE BAND REVIEW: We know it is going to be a momentary thing. We know if we want to live for another chance. This was it - sorry baltimore and chicago you lost again. The time to experience the sonic bliss was now; already yesterday. The drumming of The James Low does not even have a suitable metaphor --it is just uncharted. We put up with the bassplayer just got off a plane jokes. The chance to hear a live set(1 of 3) mixed by Bob Weston was worth the price of admission -- quality control- check. It was good to see these influencers of influencers. It was not perfect but so damn close to it; we wouldn't have it any other way. Deep down we hope there is more than a box-set for the men of chavez but we know. They know what is best. So we wait and talk of the sausage fest. The next time it comes-up. We can say again, ,remember when we drank polish beer at Warsaw in Brooklyn and saw Chavez in 2006 and we ran into: walt of Aviso'Hara, those drinking bastardsPilot to Gunner, Morgan, Brian, Scott, Steve, Jen, etc. We hope the legacy and tradition continues; as the chavez brand of indie is in the same vain that howlin wolf inspired the rolling stones. They rose the proverbial bar. This we are certain of.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Mog review, Best of Christmas mp3 posts and Redemption Song

I've been pretty busy so here are three quick posts in one. Lots of stuff going on and during the holidays it is important to take a minute or two and think about the people you miss and people who made a difference in the world. Joe Strummer was one of those people.

CHRISTMAS MP3'sI've also been mining all the dang Christmas mp3 blog posts and top 2006 song posts. so if your are looking for music to spice up your mixes, well here you go:


I also, promised a mog review and I am now proud to say that I have risen from a below the radar user to a chill user while I tested and interacted on the site and got my music fix practically everyday since I joined. If you are looking to see what some of your favorite indie stars are listening too on the mog like: Mathew Caws from Nada surf or Mac from Portastatic you can do that. If you are looking for some quick music recommendations from people this is easy too. The mog-o-matic that interfaces with your itunes does slow down your computer processor a whee-bit but otherwise all the community magic happens right on site. The mog-sphere, where all your blog posts go, all land in the same pot. You can collect trusted moggers, etc. what is neat is that every connection is based how much interaction you put it. go ahead and try it. The mog has a much less corporate marketing feel than lastfm that only moggers can understand.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ween, Chris Harford Live b/w Nico

I thought this video of The Velvet Underground is fantastic.

Tomorrow: Gene(Aaron) and Dean(Mickey) Ween will be supporting Chris Harford when he appears on WXPN’s “Free at Noon” show, Friday Dec. 8th at NOON (duh, really?).

This is an hour long show that is performed live as it is broadcast from the “World Cafe Live” venue in Philadelpia. This very intimate event is open to the public and if you have never seen these guys perform together in a venue like John and Peter’s in New Hope, or at Stoneybrook farm years ago sucking on helium(fun story for another day), it is a once in lifetime opportunity to experience Chris’s “Band of Changes”; this time around it will be comprised of Dave Dreiwitz on bass (ween/instant death), Scott Metzger on guitar (rana, particle), Eric Slick on Drums (Adrian Belew), with Dean & Gene adding additional vocals & guitar.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Drive a Wedding Present Documentary

"The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock 'n' Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I'm right and you're wrong!" John Peel.

The premier screening of the film “The Wedding Present – Drive” is going to be on Thursday, December 7, at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, which documents their first tour of the U.S. and Canada in more than 8 years. My old pal Steve from vital cog records and now third hand films tells me seating is limited so get in touch with the gallery or him directly. I went to one of the shows he taped at Maxwells and it was pretty much exactly as they were 10 years ago, so if you missed them this is your chance.