Friday, June 27, 2008

A brief update

Things have been incredibly busy with packing, discarding, shopping and cursing the visa process and the exchange rate so the posts have been lacking. A big sorry to the two people that read this.
Some days i've just got to give my ipod props. I rarely listen to it on anything but shuffle and although I use less that half of its 60 Gig capacity i end up having to skip over things i'm not in the mood to hear, but some days it seems to be hardwired into my brain and only plays things i love to hear right then.
I need to do a full write up of the R.E.M. show, it was tits.
I did find time to get to the tattoo shop.
Phil is here for the heavy lifting and whip cracking but i keep distracting him with tattoos and stuff.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Long live cover art

I've just got to say that this article is encouraging. As everyone knows there is something special about vinyl and not only vinyl, i miss carefully planned and well executed packaging. Whether it be a cd booklet, that carefully folded sheet in cassettes or the big gatefold covers for vinyl it was a really cool physical connection to the music and the artist themselves...

Friday, June 06, 2008

False 45th Record Club

G! and i attended the False 45th record club blowout at the Black Door in Montpelier on Tuesday. What a great event, we heard lots of cool music and met lots of really awesome people. The music choices were really all over the place making for a very diverse mix. Everyone submitted two songs and the False 45th crew put a mix together that we all got copies of. I chose American Girl by Tom Petty simply because it is an awesome song. I've always thought that this track is the sound that the Strokes were trying to get on their first album. My other pick was The Slow Descent into Alcoholism by The New Pornographers. I chose it because it's a great track by a great band and I always thought it would be funny to hear that track in a bar... and it was.
G! didn't submit any songs so on the way home we discussed what her choices would have been. Her choices would have been Ecoutez bien by Eux Autres and maybe I wanna be your Lover by Prince. Those were tentatively arrived at after 30 more were proposed and then withdrawn.

We also checked out the bike art that is displayed around town.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

D Fest Tulsa, Oklahoma

During the month of July I will be in Oklahoma. The temperature will easily be in the 100s but at least Tulsa will be hosting D Fest. This year the festival will be hosting a pretty decent lineup. There are several bands i'm excited to see including The Roots, Ghostland Observatory, Apples in Stereo, El Paso Hot Button and Helmet. There is even a chance that I'll get my hippy on and check out the Disco Biscuits and Moe. At least the beer will be cold.