Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
I didn't get to here the spot on the radio. I was alerted to the fact that he had been on when I sold three Ryan Adams albums in one day. I finally commented on the fact to one of the customers and he informed me that he had heard the spot and had been impressed enough to come buy an album(even if it was a bit overpriced). He had Gold in hand and explained that he had heard that it was his best work. At that point I geeked out for a few minutes and went on a "Ryan Adams is a god" tirade that ended with him buying Gold and Heartbreaker.
Download - Ryan Adams - The Hardest Part
Download - Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Sounds like the opening went very well. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Alright I'll stop talking about Igloo tornado now(probably). But make sure you check out the amazing stuff this collective is producing. It is awesomely inspiring stuff. It looks like they still have some pieces for sell. Get some before they hit Banksy levels of popularity. Nice shirt.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
I got a call from my man Phil last night giving me an update on the life of my favorite hippy. Life sounds good. Phil brought up an artist I keep meaning to post on but haven't. I keep putting it off thinking a new album must be imminent but Phil managed to catch Mofro in Boulder at a ridiculously low price. Above is a picture of Mr. Gray that we took at ACL last year. He was just hanging out in the gospel tent. The day before he had put on an excellent set and we fell all over ourselves praising it. Most of you have already heard these tracks but if not welcome to Louisiana swamp rock.
Download - Y'all Ready?
Download - Dirtfloorcracker
Download - fireflies
Phil is already bought his ticket to Vegoose, anyone else going?
Phil I can't find your myspace.
Monday, September 18, 2006
But his outdoor graffiti stuff is where it's at. Go to his site and check out what this guy is putting up, especially his stuff from the west bank.
In other art new you can pick up some awesome pieces from the Igloo Tornado collective at their new show in L.A. You can get a little preview from their site Igloo Tornado or from the Losergoes1st site, or here .
Dylan insisted on hamburgers for dinner so we loaded up the car and headed to Barre and the closest burger king. It is in a gas station but what the hey, you only turn nine once.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Download - Mates of State - Like u crazy
Download - Starlight Mints - Rhino Stomp
Tonight most of the Vermont Bloggers are at the Rogue Wave concert, regretfully I couldn't make it. I'm sure we will see great posts over the show in the next couple of days and I do plan on being at the Built to Spill show.
Caleb's first band performance was tonight at the Chelsea 9-11 gathering. His cymbal playing was excellent. The festivities also included a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace, a women's quartet that consisted of a new hymn about the evils of terrorism and a two fiddle, guitar group that played God Bless America but didn't bother to tune up before playing. I didn't take my digital camera but i did have the video camera with me.
In other news I started a new part time job at a large book store in West Lebanon that has a no blogging policy. Next time you see me ask me the name of it and I may tell you(if you promise not to blog about it.)
Saturday, September 09, 2006
You can probably tell from my posts that I don't listen to a lot of rap but it's been a strange week. First I accidentally listened to A Tribe Called Quest's first album(it's hard to mess with the ipod while driving in Vermont). Then I somehow erased most of the music on my ipod which resulted in it playing four songs from Ghostface killahs new album Fishscales. And finally I came across a rapper that I really like on a shoe collector site.
R.A. the Rugged Man is one of those bigger than life rappers who brags a lot and has a bit of a chip on his shoulders but his songs are great. He is a white guy so that is the focus of many of his songs but that's all right. His style is nice and old school sounding(think KRS-One era new York).
Check it out, I know Luke will like it.
Download - R.A. the Rugged Man - Lessons
What a day this will be, this may be "the" day of the festival. Here's the rundown if I were in charge.
11:00 Find some lunch.
12:30 Centro-Matic, what a great underrated band, Will Johnson is a hell of a songwriter.
Download - Centro-Matic - Love has found me
1:30 phoenix is a great English speaking French band. I've listened to the hell out of this album since G! brought it back from France.
Download - Phoenix - Long Distance Call (25 hours a day mix)
2:30 Ben Kweller is back at ACL. His sets never disappoint.
3:30 The Secret Machines will rock for a bit but hang back because we are leaving early.
4:00 TV on the Radio will put on a great show, get close.
5:30 Calexico or Aimee Mann, I like both but Aimee is prettier.
6:30 The Raconteurs will be great but once again be prepared to duck out early or perhaps skip the whole set.
7:30 Iron & Wine is one of the guys that I am dying to see (damn your wedding to Hell Ryan) so I would be as close as possible for this set. Damn you ACL scheduler for putting the Kings of Leon up at the same time.
8:30 Willie Nelson will already be 15 minutes into his set but we've seen him before(he puts on a great show even when messed up, Whiskey river twice anyone?)
9:15 Massive Attack might play Protection so I'd stay to see them.
Download - Massive Attack - Protection
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is just around the corner and I'm going to miss it for the first time. Several of the crew will be there and have asked me about who they should see so I'm going to lay it out. Keep in mind this is a "hardcore" schedule that doesn't allow for a lot of deadweight.
Friday: Arrive around 11:30 grab a sandwich from Stubb's and wander around a bit to acclimate.
12:30 Asleep at the Wheel: No need to get real close we've seen them before, leave early.
1:30 Ted Leo: You have to have a good spot for Ted Leo.
2:30 Deadboy & the Elephantmen: I assume you saw Guster in Tulsa so I'd see these guys again.
3:30 Wolf Parade: Again get a good spot for this.
4:30 Gnarles Barkley: You gotta drop by to see what crazy stuff they have going on. 5:15 Okkervil River: I'd stay for all of this set and get to Gomez a little late.
7:30 Ray Lamontagne: I'd get to this one early and get up close.
I'd wander around near the back of the crowd for John Mayer and Van Morrison. I'm thinking Mayer might have a decent guest stop by his set.
Go home shower and drink.
Day two is pretty tricky, I'll post on it later.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Download: People you meet from Charm School
Download: Eve of Destruction from Charm School
Download: Corazon from January EP
On a personal note I may have found a part time job, I wore a jacket to the interview. On Thursday I go to get fingerprinted so I can substitute. I had dinner at the Dean's house and saw a kid touch an electric fence... I didn't laugh even though it made him slap a donkey.
Monday, September 04, 2006
On my way to the dump I came across this sweet ride. Ryan don't tell Daubney about this or he might drive up here and buy it, if his mom will let him.
And finally might new favorite ice cream.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Download: The Trapeze Swinger live on NPR One man in a room with his guitar, pretty close to perfection.
Download: The Trapeze Swinger album version (this is from the wicker park soundtrack I believe) Clean studio version, I love the "ohhs" and the band really fills out the sound.
Here is a clip of the song from this years Lollapaloza:
Friday, September 01, 2006
Nike and Emenim have collaborated on some air maxes for charity that are really cool. In three years I'll be able to buy shoes again.