Thursday, June 30, 2005


K-Os is hip hop by way of Canada. His album Joyfull Rebellion is one of my favorite hip hop albums and my love for his music has been renewed after I got a hold of his debut album. I'm really picky about the hip hop I listen to and K-Os is one of my favorites because of his orginality and his creativity. What I like most about K-Os is that he doesn't sit on one sound ( or genre) when he makes music.

Raised by Jehovah's Witness parents in locales as disparate as Toronto and Trinidad, it was no surprise that Kheaven Brereton, aka K-Os (pronounced: chaos) was a bit different than your average MC. A singer as well as a rhymer, and a producer to boot...

...this Canadian rapper puts a unique internationalist spin on contemporary rap. K-os is a skilled rhyme-slinger who openly loathes "bling rap"....

(just follow the links for the music)
K-Os - crabbuckit
K-Os - The Love Song
K-Os - Fantastique

Bell X1

I heard this one song by Bell X1 last year and I couldn't stop listening to it for that whole month. Few days ago I got the album and must say that I am not disappointed. The album has some very good tracks and came to me highly recommended by few people. Also the word on the street is that the lame television show "The OC" featured Eve, the apple of my eye on an episode.

Bell X1 - Next To You
Bell X1 - Eve, the apple of my eye

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


I never realized how messed this website looked on IE. I can't figure out how to fix it either. Its all just the sidebar font being too small and some alignment. I think its my wing-it html skills that caused this problem. I created some odd things on the template to get a certain look but never looked at it on IE. I'm a Firefox man and if that goes down its Netscape both of which show this page as intended. I would care less but I saw that 45% of people who look at this page use IE 6.0, which is the majority. After all my exams are over and I find some time I'm going to have to work on this. Also Haloscan commenting messes up too much and few months after I put it up Blogger got a decent commenting system. The odd part is that more people comment on the Blogger commenting than Haloscan but I don't see how they do it. It routes to my email so I can keep track but I'm thinking about switching back so its shows up on the page. Seems like lots of work but school and this test I have in 4 hours is top priority right now.

Mix of electronically inspired music

Casino vs. Japan - Aquarium
Four Tet - Spirit Fingers
Four Tet - Everythining is alright
Boards of Canada - Julie and Candy
Dntel - (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Lali Puna Remix)
Dntel - (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Safety Scissors Spilled My Drink Mix)
Ladytron - Playgirl
Fridge - Kinoshita
Postal Service - Against All Odds ( Take A Look At Me Now)(Phil Collins cover)
Autechre - Lentic Catachresis


Tuesday, June 28, 2005


EELS -- Sixteen Tons
2003 KCRW Session

Recorded live at the EELS 2003 Tour Of Duty KCRW session.
Available exclusively at the EELS' 2005 concerts.

01 i'm a loser
02 packing blankets
03 saturday morning
04 lone wolf
05 numbered days
06 last stop: this town
07 rock hard times
08 sixteen tons
09 grace kelly blues
10 my beloved monster

I've been an Eels fan for a while so when I saw this I was fast to download it. I don't know who uploaded it but I've seen it around. Its a great limited release.
pass : alienonacid

Monday, June 27, 2005

Late Night Musical Guests

Just some highlights

  • Letterman
    Monday, June 27

  • Conan
    Tuesday, June 28
    Duran Duran

  • Carson Daly
    Tuesday Jun 28

  • Jimmy Kimmel
    Wednesday, Jun 29
    Bloc Party

  • Craig Ferguson
    Thursday, June 30
    Fountains of Wayne

  • David Letterman
    Thursday, June 30
    The Eels

  • Conan Obrien
    Friday, July 1
    Le Tigre

Sunday, June 26, 2005


I just got back from my Political Sciences International Relations exam. I studied enough but there is always those questions where you think to yourself I didn't look at every detail when studying. The hardest part is this Game Theory bs. The diagram didn't really have to do with Political Science but there is a relation. Its just mental calculation of a word problem and then making charts and business strategies and fixed costs and on and on and on. Its easy but the instructor makes it so hard. Lot of people are dropping this class though, its kind of scary. The way I see it is that they payed for it and if they are going to drop now with an automatic fail they might as well get their moneys worth and maybe pull a miracle or just learn some more for when you retake the class. But thats easy to say. I can't do without my daily rant.

This past Saturday and Sunday have been all about Caribou. Not the animal but the music. I did some mp3 house cleaning in my music files and I found the new Caribou album I never listened to. Now its one of my favorites of this year.

Dan Snaith's Manitoba project is back with a new name but his hypnotic music hasn't changed. Caribou, like Manitoba, is still heavy on electronic jam sessions, with peculiar swirls of sound and stoned instrumental wanderings leading you who-knows-where.

File Under: Indie Electronic, Electronic, Layered Instrumental,

Caribou - Pelican Narrows
Caribou - Hello Hammerheads
Caribou - Air Doom
Caribou - Crayon
Caribou - Brahminy Kite
Caribou - Barnowl

Also the record label The Leaf Label's site has some interesting music videos by Caribou and some more songs to listen to. There are also lots of mp3s to choose from by other artist on the label.

Saturday, June 25, 2005


Will Johnson is known for his consistently strong output with 3 [Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, and his solo] bands that he currently writes songs for. Originally from the city I reside in, Denton but now in Austin...that's where all the talent goes once they make a name for themselves [... see American Analog Set]. Great songs, great songwriter. I don't understand why they aren't bigger in the indie scene, they're so good. More about the band here

Last night

We had a hell off a time last night going to various bars down Fry Street. Every stop we had shots and we went to most every bar on one side of the street. I think the best part was after the bars close everyone kind of wanders around Fry Street and all the people are drunk so its a very friendly/crazy atmosphere. Stan knew all the bars and we just walked from his place. Before hand though we played some intense 21 basketball. I won one out of three games and almost took the last one but I missed one shot. I usually suck but I have these moments where everything just flows right and yesterdays game was that. Tonight I drive East.

Friday, June 24, 2005


ellen allien: "an album is a work from a period in one's life. constantly rushing around through clubs makes me feel distracted. i'm no longer grounded. instead, i'm still floating somewhere inside this club action, fluttering through the night, standing between the bass drum and the emotions of the people........"

Berlin Germany's Ellen Allien has new album Thrills, which came out earlier this month and I must say I'm impressed. She's at the top of her game with her groundbreaking albums, her reputation of being one of the best live DJ's, being an excellent producer, and her successfull record label, Bpitch Control. This is perfect long drive in the dark music.

I wish I could find something from Thrills but this is the best I got. If anyone wants more I can upload a track or two from the new one.

File Under: Cold/Harsh Electronic, IDM, Experimental, maybe Techno

Ellen Allien - live mix 10/2003

Cross Town Rebels
gold undliebe


The new Wolf Parade is coming out soon and I can't wait. I know a lot of the songs on there but I do want to hear how they sound re-recorded. Here is my list of albums I am anticipating;

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary [mp3]
Bishop Allen - Clementine
Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt [mp3]
Dangerdoom - TBA
The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike [US version]...It won't be very different from what I read in an interview.
Radiohead - TBA
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans

50 Coolest Websites 2005...according to Time. What was the critieria for this? It boggles my mind, I've only been to two of them and I invented the internet.

Did anyone read the new Time magazine, probably not but there was a long line at the grocery store and the issue is about the modern day China. This is a country the US should be watching. I'm not sure if the article talked about it but China is doing a massive military build up right now. The odd part is that they have no threats from anywhere. Chinas economy is booming mostly because of cheap labor and globalization. They make billions from the US consumer every year. Wal-Mart is a big reason for this. Alright thats enough of that. Read the magazine its a good feature.

Weekend Mix

How about the Spurs last night...!

San Antonio tightened its defense and held the visiting Pistons to 17 points in the fourth quarter to win the 2005 NBA Championship with an 81-74 victory on Thursday. Finals MVP Tim Duncan scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the Spurs, who won their third title in the last seven years. Manu Ginobili added 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, and Robert Horry chipped in with 15.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Knock You Out


It's Thursday finally, my most favorite day of the week for this semester since its the furthest away from more class. I have exams Monday then Wednesday so this weekend will consist of lots of reading I hope and the usual shenanigans. I have a lot of time to do nothing which I'm not used to so I sit right were I am for long periods of time. I have plans for today but I'm out of food and very hungry so that makes me want to just sit here and think of a sollution to this problem. My conclusions require me to go outside and this heat isn't too welcoming being summer in Texas. It felt like it reached close to 100 degrees on my walk to my car. Such is the conundrum which is my life.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005



I missed Rilo Kiley on the Late Late Show, arg. I knew about it but I was watching the NBA Finals expecting the Spurs to take the game and drank some wine while watching and passed out early. Actually I went to lay down as they were playing on Craig Ferguson... I'm guessing. Then I also missed the Ravonettes on Carson Daly. Anyway today comedian Demetri Martin is going to be on the Late Late Show on CBS and The Futureheads on Jimmy Kimmel ABC. Thursday Ben Folds is going to be on Letterman. SNL is going to rerun the Will Ferrel episodes from very recently. Pretty good stuff. That's my TV notes for the week.

Today I went down to the ol' biblioteca and checked out some local (Denton) artists albums. I shall be enjoying Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Little Grizzly and compilation of Denton music. The only reason I picked up the compilation is because there is a song by a guy name Corn Mo and the song is Denton Girls (update, its a new wave song?). Either its going to be really funny or lame because they are trying to be funny. I couldn't find the Baptist Generals which is surprising since they were from Denton.

Anyway that's todays rant.

Rap and R&B folder ....I recommend Commons, Be and maybe some Nas.

Also here is "The Go! Team (b-sides)" from their debut album which is being redone and released in the US.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Check out the sandals and the Thumbdrive.


Looks like the Smashing Pumpkins might be reuniting but there is another reunion that I care about much more, The Promise Ring are reforming for one performance. Hopefully this one off performance will turn into a permanent reunion. I used to listen to TPR in high school, back in the day when emo was something else. I know that none of the members have anything really big going on musically so a full reunion with new material might happen. Maybe.

The Promise Ring will reunite on stage to raise money for a Chicago charity.

Organizers of the Flower15 event announced the Minneapolis emo legends will reform for a set at Chicago’s Metro. While a date hasn’t been pinned down, yet, the event stretches from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15. The Promise Ring splintered in 2002, shortly after its Wood/Water(Anti) hit stores.

The Promise Ring - Why Did We Ever Meet
The Promise Ring - Pink Chimneys
The Promise Ring - Electric Pink
The Promise Ring - Best Looking Boys
The Promise Ring - Deep South
The Promise Ring - Red & Blue Jeans
The Promise Ring - Skips a beat
The Promise Ring - Happiness is all the rage
The Promise Ring - Picture Postcard
The Promise Ring - East Texas Ave

According to Jade Tree;

Dan Didier
Milwaukee’s best drummer and a diligent Bob Villa wannabe, Dan is constantly upgrading the duplex he owns with his wife.
Scott Beschta
Scott can be a hard man to find. We think he can be found working at a record store in Milwaukee, but that is just our best guess.
Jason Gnewikow
A busy graphic designer for his own projects, as well as acts like Jimmy Eat World, Jason has moved to New York City to hang out, rock some jams, and make the scene.
Scott Schoenbeck
Scott is the proud papa of a baby girl and bassist for Dashboard Confessional.
Davey vonBohlen
Currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he is married, plays a lot of Playstation, and watches way too much ESPN Sportscenter.

The H is O

Those crazy Canadians The New Pornographers have a new album coming out in late August. The title track has been available since April and I'm surprised I never stumbled on it. The album, Twin Cinemas is pretty good, I'm liking it. I'm a bigger fan of Dan Bejar and AC Newmans solo work and still can't figure out why they don't get the props they deserve.

New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
AC Newman - Miracle Drug
AC Newman - Drink To Me Babe Then
Destroyer - It's Gonna Take An Airplane
Destroyer - The Music Lovers
Destroyer - New Ways of Living
Fancey - dial jupiter
Fancey - Saturday Morning

I forgot to post this streaming video of Spoon on KCRWs Morning Becomes Eclectic from Friday, May 13, 2005. It sounds great and I can watch Brit on guitar and play along like a nerd. Here. They have a lot of other great stuff to stream on the KCRW website, its worth a browse.

Will Ferrel & Ben Stiller - The H is O [The Heat Is On] SNL sketch


...California act that play an ambient-influence style of rock that brings together influences like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to Air and Tortoise. An expansive, dynamic record produced and engineered by John McEntire.

Innaway - Rise
Innaway - Threat Hawk

Monday, June 20, 2005


Oh yes good ole Mondays, the furthest day from the weekend. I did enjoy this past weekend very nicely. I helped my dad put up a fence up at my parents house which I consider my fathers day present to him. Then we had our usual fathers day backyard bbq. I even fit in the new Batman movie, Batman Begins. The guy playing Batman was kind of odd in that he had this one voice that he always used, kind of soft voice, holding back his real voice thing. Its kind of Keanuesque. It started anoying me after about an hour. George Clooney was a pretty good Batman they should of recast him. Anyway the movie was good, I like my super heros and Batman is up there on the list.

Spoon is coming to the Gypsy Tea Room [dallas] this Friday. They don't come around as much as I would of thought a Texas band would usually come around. Here is a live track from their very excellent Girls Can Tell.

Spoon - Chicago at night [live]

Few more from GCT;

Spoon - 1020am
Spoon - Take the Fifth
Spoon - This Book Is The Movie

Few other tunes

Dismemberment Plan - Time Bomb
Dismemberment Plan - Sentimental Man
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - And The Rest Will Follow
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Summer 91
Duran Duran - Come Undone
The Comas - Tiger in a Tower
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Casiotone for the painfully alone - Jeane, if you're ever in Portland
Frou Frou - Let Go

Friday, June 17, 2005

Weekend Tunes

Here is a little something for the weekend

The Robot Ate Me - The Genocide Ball
The Robot Ate Me - Oh No! Oh My!
The Robot Ate Me - On Vacation
The Robot Ate Me - Apricot Tea
The Robot Ate Me - Bad Feelings
The Kinks - Girl You've Really Got Me
Okkervil River - It ends with a fall
The Smiths - How Soon is Now

Belle & Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo
Summer at Shatter Creek - My Neighbor is Having a Seizure
Mountain Goats - hast thou considered the tetrapod (live radio vers.)
The Rentals - I Must Be Wrong
The Rentals - Say Goodbye
Pixies - Caribou
Pixies - Wave of Mutilation

Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die

More Cowbell Sketch on SNL
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper -- song from above video

/Peachcake/Reindeer-Tiger Team/

Two bands hailing from Arizona.


I stumbled on Peachcake after I saw an awesome keytar picture of them playing live[below]. From Tempe, AZ comes the two-man electro-pop act known as Peachcake. They just won Arizona Infusion of Music Award's "Best Electronic" Act few days ago. Catchy, dancy, electronic, indie-rock. I don't want to throw a Postal Service reference so I won't. Lots of promise though.

Stop acting like you know more about the internet cafe than me
I hope we don't get exploded

Hundreds and hundreds of thousands
Are we accidentally at a party?!

Website with some great live videos

Reindeer-Tiger Team

Tempe, Arizona’s, Reindeer/Tiger Team mix of heartfelt songwriting and post-punk drumbeats.

I think the real talent in the band is the drummer. I wouldn't of downloaded their EP if its wasn't for the first time when I heard a song by them I just listened to the drums and wanted to hear more. I think with a good producer and a full band this band can make a great album.

Reindeer-Tiger Team - Boy & Chief (7 Inch)
Boy + Cheif
City (City (Part 1))

The Captain Says...
Get It Out

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Check out the 40 things every drunkard should do before he dies. I think the funniest part is the fact that there is a publication about drinking called Modern Drunkard Magazine.

Here is a soundboard of Master Shake and a Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Can't ever get enough Tom Waits
Tom Waits - Alice
Tom Waits - Another Mans Vine
Tom Waits - Hows It Gonna End
Tom Waits - Hold On

Wilco - How To Fight Loneliness
Wlico - Company on my back
Badly Drawn Boy - Shining
Nico - These Days
Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
Bob Dylan - Like a rolling stone
Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee
The Go! Team - Huddle Formation

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Bright Eyes on NPR

Bright Eyes - I Must Belong Somewhere Here is a preview of things to come, a new unreleased Bright Eyes tune. Its live but great quality from a NPR broadcast from Washington DC.

Bright Eyes - Loose Leaves
This is one of my favorite songs by Bright Eyes released on an EP, also from the NPR broadcast.

Bright Eyes - Carrot/Diamond/Jump Off I think this is another unreleased song... from the same show.

Great quality, here's a link to the whole show.

Today I got 4 more CDs from the music library at school. Since the school I go to is a really big music school there is a whole floor of the library dedicated to music. The weird part is that its kind of out of the way so no one really knows about it. I'm running out of bands. I'm excited about few cds that I got, especially the Future Soundtrack for America. I've been meaning to get my hands on that for a while. Other than that the Raveonettes, Rapture, Deathray Davies and on and on.

random stuff

TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun
Rilo Kiley - It's A Hit
Jimmy Eat World - Hear You Me
Weezer - Island in the Sun [demo with Organ]
Blur - Coffee and TV
Modest Mouse - Dramamine
R.Kelly - Ignition(Remix) Never gave it a chance till the Mountain Goats covered it.
Four Tet - Twenty Three
Coldplay - X&Y

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


NBA Finals continues tonight. The Spurs are probably going to win the series and thats just fine with me.

Check this out, its a webpage translator and here is this page

Check out this index of albums, it has something for everyone. Here

For Real

My computer is lame. Its pretty good for today's technology, I have a fast processor, a good amount of ram, the video card is adequate, I have lots of hard-drive space and a nice collection of files. But then there comes these stupid little twitches my computer does. Like randomly it won't open any webpages like I have no internet connection but as soon as I restart I have access again. Right now I'm using Real Player as a browser because it seems to be the only thing immune to this. Sure I can restart and get Firefox/Netscape working but that's a lot of work. Yesterday I was moving files from one hard drive to another and my computer crashed repeatedly. Especially when I used winamp afterwards. But Realplayer is here to the rescue. Its no where near as good as winamp for audio or Firefox as a browser but it works. This post of music is dedicated to the under appreciated Realplayer, my favorite video player because it is so versatile, my to the rescue audio player and back up browser.

Q and Not U had Power that came out last year, it had this incredible song Wonderful People and I expected the whole album to sound like that and when it didn't I didn't give it a good listen. Eventually I listened to it again and realized they do have other great tracks in there. There is great energy on this album as with their others and it gets better everytime you listen to it.

Q and Not U - Wonderful People

Q and Not U - Wet Work

Also some music from Family Guy... the animated series; here

Monday, June 13, 2005

Not Guilty!

Michael Jackson was found not guilty on all 10 counts. I had to take a break from my research project and do a little MJ update. Good for him.


This week should be really tough with two exams, one really hard the other one I have no idea. I got my book in the mail and its 11 years old instead of 1-2 years old. I think I'll manage with the old edition but I did buy the new one last night on Amazon. Really quick post since I have a research project I negelected all weekend and have till before class tonight to finish it.

Random Indie Mix;

Hot Water Music - Remedy
AC Newman - Miracle Drug
AC Newman - Drink To Me Babe, Then
The Strokes - 12:51
The Pixies - Debaser
Pixies - Hey
Stephen Malkmus - Us
Sufjan Stevens - All Good Naysayers, Speak Up or Forever Hold Your Peace
The Walkmen - We've Been Had
13&God - Men of Station
Feist - Mushaboom
Modest Mouse - Interstate 8

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Lazy Sunday

We had a nice little celebration of my roommate Ryan's birthday, there were few people over and a lot of beer flowing. Actually there is a lot of left of beer. I have about 40 Today I head over to my aunts house for a party which shall be catered very nicely so I am excited. Its a hardknock life.

Shrek 1 and 2 soundtracks, both with great Eels songs, Tom Wait and Frou Frou...

Shrek 2

stabby mcknife

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Ogre You Asshole

I really don't know how I stumbled on this page but I found it and the music in the folder that read "1st demo cd-r". I laughed when I saw the band name "Ogre you asshole". Its a line from Revenge of the Nerds. I kind of panned them as another goofy band then I download a song and went on with my searches. Then the next day I started listening to the song and I like it and went back and downloaded the whole demo cd.

The band is Japanese, they sing in Japanese. That about all I know about them other than they have this one release. Their site is in Japanese but I translated it and got this much more;

Recording data:
March of 2004 1st - on the 3rd, the star and the rainbow recording studio (Yamanasi prefecture Kobuchizawa) being similar, you record

Coming out door study (guitar and vocal)
Horse deep water Hiroshi (guitar)
Flat coming out correcting/rule person (base)
The west new it is thick (drum)

I just love these language translations.

This is great quality for a 1st demo released just on CD-R. They have some ties with K Records, I think they tour with artists on the label or are releasing in the Japanese affiliate. One song called Either Right Brain is so Sea and Cake instrumental wise. But the rest is just, I guess a Japanese take on American Indie. I like it.

1st Demo
Ogre You Asshole - Kaisentou
Ogre You Asshole - Tights of Purple
Ogre You Asshole - Either Right Brain
Ogre You Asshole -(Something In Japanese)
Ogre You Asshole - Lobotomy

Friday, June 10, 2005


William Schaff

Here is a little something for the weekend.

My Morning Jacket - I will be there when you die
My Morning Jacket - O is the one that is real
My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday

Xiu Xiu - Clowne Towne
Xiu Xiu - Fast Car
Xiu Xiu - Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl
Xiu Xiu - I broke up
Interpol - Slow Hands
The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
The Rapture - Sister Savior
The Rapture - Sister Saviour (Blackstrobe Remix)
Stephen Malkmus - No More Shoes
At the Drive-In - Pattern Against User
Weezer - Jaime
Weezer - Just What I Needed [Cars]
Weezer - Say It Ain't So [demo]
Weezer - Island In the Sun
Weezer - Worry Rock [greenday cover]
Weezer - Undone [demo]
Spoon - Jonathan Fisk
Ladytron - Playgirl
Mirah - Jerusalem
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Mistakes and Regrets

Latest Toughs

When I first heard Black Sheep Boy by Okkervil River few months ago I declared it my favorite album of the year in my first listen. I have a particular affinity for bands that are from Texas but also bands that are from Texas and are really good. Great songwriter and great backing band.

Okkervil River - Black

Okkervil River - Latest Toughs

Okkervil River - Get Big

Okkervil River seemed to come out of no where with this album, I've heard a few songs from other albums few years back but never really listened to them or never had anything good enough to turn me on to them but Black Sheep Boy did that for me. After hearing this album I had to hear the others in the back catalog which are great also but this to me is the best of their albums.

Thursday, June 09, 2005


Class is going well so far because I haven't had any exams but that will change next week. I have to study really hard for my International Relations class. The bad part of it is my book hasn't come in the mail yet and I just dropped $124 skrillas on my Social Psychology book. On a good note the weekend just started and I kicked it off by walking around aimlessly around various buildings around campus and came home and made a grand sandwich, my stomach hasn't been this happy in a long time. The good life.

The Eels are basically one guy, E. He just released a 33 song double album this year which is his return to greatness after two lame albums. They (the previous 2) had few good songs but there were others on there that were less than what I expect from the Eels. Here are few tunes from various albums, a nice little mix for your listening pleasure.

Eels - novocaine for the soul
Eels - Lone Wolf
Eels - Old Shit/New Shit
Eels - Mr. E's Beautiful Blues
Eels - Fresh Feeling
Eels - My Beloved Monster

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Money Folder

I uploaded this Madvillain - Four Tet Remixes 12" EP for someone and posted it somewhere a while back and I realized everyone was posting the exact upload in random places. So after seeing it enough I thought I should post it on here. Its a limited press EP available on Stones throw records along with a companion EP with remixes of the same album.

pass: villain

Highly recomended for fans of hip hop.

I See Darkness

Throughout my years of listening to music I learned not to be scared of music. More specifically I learned to be more open minded towards musical genres. I love that look people give me when I say that a musician is folk or folkish, its like the kiss of death, atleast to the people I'm around. Years ago if I would of heard Will Oldham, I would of just panned him as another slow country-folk musician. When I was first introduced to Will Oldham I was told that he was Alternative-Country Rock. Then I was told that he sounded like Iron and Wine. He doesn't really sound like Iron and Wine but does have that indie-folk in him.

I See Darkness by Will Oldhams alias Bonnie Prince Billy is his masterpiece in my opinion. Its one of the best drinking by yourself albums. It was named's Best of 1999. I'm not that good with words so I'm going to let run with it (and plus I wrote a whole thing about this album and my browser crashed!)

Will Oldham has always threatened to make a completely devastating album and this is it....Oldham's forte, murder ballads, antispirituals, dead-sea chanteys, and lost-love songs, has always been "difficult," forcing the listener to confront some rather unseemly topics...Oldham is still singing about the blackness of his soul, but in between--in small bursting moments--there are bits of light, hope, and a suggestion that maybe--just maybe--there may be redemption through love. That message, presented in these carefully constructed, gently offered songs, pushes this recording beyond the usual, curious appeal of Oldham and into an entirely new realm of greatness.

This year he released his critically acclaimed Superwolf a collaboration of Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matthew Sweeney which is great but not as great as I See Darkness. If you are not afraid of musical labels check out Will Oldham and his various alias he records under (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Palace, Palace Music, Palace Brothers, and Will Oldham)

Here's some tracks from I See Darkness by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Minor Place

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Madeleine-Mary

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Another Day Full of Dread

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

No Surprises

Since a new Radiohead album won't be out till next year;

According to the fan site, Radiohead will complete recording their new album by December, with plans for a release date in February or March 2006. Currently, Radiohead are working on 15 songs with two described as "already done and amazing." Recording for the follow-up to 2003's Hail to the Thief commenced back in January in which frontman Thom Yorke played new songs for the rest of the band, who then contributed their own parts to them. While in keeping with Radiohead's oft-collaborative spirit, the seventh album's recording process, however, is said to be "unorganized" and markedly divergent from past practices.

is a nice Radiohead acoustic session from KROQ radio courtesy of

There There
A Punchup at a Wedding
I Might Be Wrong
Sail to the Moon
Knives Out
Go To Sleep
Everything In Its Right Place
No Surprises
Follow Me Around

Hip Hop

On this post I'm representing for all the gangstas all across the world.

Madvillain - Money Folder(Four Tet Remix) This track is so good. MF Dooms and Madlibs Madvillain getting the remix treatment from Four Tet. The EP has some very very very nice remixes including this one.

Madvillain - Figaro (remix)
Another great track getting the remix treatment, good remix but I like the original better...maybe.

RJD2 - Ghostwritter
My favorite track from RJD2s debut Dead Ringer

snoop dogg ft the doors - riders on the storm (fredwreck remix). From the Need For Speed Underground 2 soundtrack. Snoop Doggy Dog sampling the Doors.

Hieroglyphics - Chicago
I don't know much about Hieroglyphics but my friend recomends them and he seems to have good taste in hip hop. Acoustic guitar with a beat behind it.

Yoshimi Battles Snoop Dogg - Snoop Dogg vs The Flaming Lips DJ BC Mash-Up I'm not a big fan of Mash-ups but this kind of works

Dr Dre - Dre Day Bass bumping classic. Yeah, I'm a dre-a-holic

Dr Dre - Still Dre
I'd call this the sequal to the song above, snoop and dre together again.

Monday, June 06, 2005

More Parts Per Million

I finally have a record player and this weekend I finally got a chance to play my Thermals LP I won in a Sub Pop contest few years back. I can't remember what I did to win it but I'm sure it wasn't much because I don't usually win anything so I have no motivation do put forth effort to do so. I won their debut More Parts Per Million and since then they released another album Fuckin' A both nice three chord punk albums on Sub Pop. I think sums them up pretty nicely;

Since so much three-chord punk has gotten stale, this Portland, Oregon trio often strips down to just two chords--which makes those moments when they do splurge on that third precious bundle of notes staggeringly climactic. The Thermals have just one basic melody, but it's a great one, and like the finest bluesmen, their brilliance is in the variations they work over these standard changes. Except these variations aren't solos--they're gradations of emotional tone and feedback burst and Hutch Harris' clearly enunciated rants

Something like that.

The Thermals - No Culture Icons

The Thermals - How We Know

The Thermals - Stare Like Yours

The Thermals - God and Country

Summer school again

It was a pretty nice weekend but today the new semester starts after a 3 day break from the previous and so far I have gone to International Relations a Political Science class and then tonight I have Social Psychology and Behavior a Sociology class. The Political Science class seems really hard and the instructor started the class with a 10 minute speech on how the class is hard and you should drop it, I won't get my feelings hurt if you leave right now, I'm not scared to give out D and F, I don't take it easy during the summer and if you don't want to jeopardize your GPA drop this class now. It sounds like its going to be fun. Yea...

Say Hi To Your Mom - The Twenty-Second Century
I [insound] just wanted to let you know that we[insound] currently have Say Hi To Your Mom's upcoming album 'Ferocious Mopes' on pre-order here at Insound. There's also a coupon code to save 15% on the album, "mopes15", that can be entered at checkout and expires 6.7.05. Here's the link to pre-order the album

I should of posted that earlier but I left for the weekend but there are more tunes by them as mentioned few weeks ago here, at there website.

Twisted Sister - Were Not Gonna To Take It

Few album in this index

Last nights show

I saw The Faint today [well yesterday I guess]with Bright Eyes and Airborn Audio at the Nokia Center. It was a nice show indeed. I walked in at the end of hip hoppers Airborn Audio's set which sounded good from the 2 songs I heard. It seems that more shows I go to lately have a younger crowd, then I realized they were the same age but I was older. Its cool though because I don't look as old as I am.

The Faint played a really good set. Everyone was dancing and the sound was great, they got the crowd really into the music. Bright Eyes took the stage with a full band including members of The Faint, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and some other regulars for Bright Eyes' touring band. At first I was surprised to see Nick Zinner from the YYY's but then I remembered he played some guitar on the Bright Eyes album so it made sense. I think at most there were 10 people on stage playing. The string section [2 people] sounded great with the Faint and Bright Eyes. I recognized a handful of songs but only really knew three of them, Take it Easy, Neely O'hara and Lover I don't have to love. I really wished I brought my camera, I rushed out of my apartment and realized it wasn't with me when it was too late.

I was really pleased with The Faints set which they played all that I wanted to hear. They were the best performance of the night.

Airbourn Audio - Bright Lights

The Faint - Agenda Suicide

The Faint - I Disappear

The Faint - Birth

The Faint - Worked Up So Sexual

Bright Eyes - Lover I dont have to love

Bright Eyes - Take It Easy (Love Nothing)

Bright Eyes - Gold Mine Gutted

Bright Eyes - Lua

Friday, June 03, 2005

Outer Banks

Last night I lay down to catch a little television and I feel asleep really early then woke up at 5a and tried to go to sleep. I gave up a little before 7a and declared it a new day. That is how I celebrate the end to my 3 week semester by sleeping earlier than I ever have since ....ever. So far I drove around randomly, went to a park, listened to some tunes and downloaded tried to download some music.

I found Punk-O-Rama 10 to download and I said why not, I don't listen to that much "punk" anymore, I should wet my ears. Damn has punk gone down the drain. Atleast in the Epitaph side of things. I haven't skipped over that many tracks on one release ever before. There are three good tracks out of 26 all three hip hop. I put one on the list because the lyrics make me laugh. "I'm here to laugh, love, fuck and drink liquor". The track sounds so G-Funk, you know the sound of Dr. Dre's first album.

Some very random downloads

I missed LCD Soundsystem on Letterman but damn what a performance. Yes the lovely internet has got my back check it out here. They played a shorter version of daft punk is playing at my home. It sounds great live, pure partying music.

Album Leaf - Outer Banks This is my favorite song of his Sub Pop debut In A Safe Place. I tried to record this on my phone when I saw them live but my phone doesn't record too well. Great show though.

Sneaker Pimps - Six Underground
Great song, great band name, great voice. What else do you want!

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy This is my lame song of the day post, I want you to download this, burn it on a cd, take it to your car, put all your windows down, and drive around town with this on high volume. I'm sorry I'm not cool enough to do it so I want to see other people doing it.

Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade I know one person who reads this will appreciate this album.

Karate Kid - OST Oh yes, this is the album you didn't know you wanted but you know you do. First it starts with, "maybe I'll listen to one track", then the next thing you know you have it on full blast singing your the best around. If anyone dogs this album I will fight you, that is no lie.

This cd cover shows the scene right after Mr. Miyagi confesses his love for Daniel son and they move close for the climax of the film, their first kiss.