Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My plate

I just finished making my Halloween mix cd, something I've done for about 5 years around Halloween time. I thought I'd offer up some of my favorites and essentials. On top of that I've only posted 2x this month, thats insane. Lately I've had a lot on my plate but on the up side it looks like my efforts are paying off.

Nada Surf - See these bones
I just like this track and the anticipation for the new Nada Surf factors in.

Flaming Lips - Halloween on the Barbary Coast
This song is a reoccurring track on my Halloween mixes.

Starlight Mints - Pumpkin
This was just random, didn't include it in the mix just saw it and thought why not.

John Vanderslice - Lifeboat
This is the perfect soundtrack to a haunted house, everyone loves the mood it creates.

I have a lively night planned and I'm sure this will get me and perhaps you, by.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Clear Tigers

I've been obsessing over the songs on the Catbird Records released EP of Clear Tigers, and wait in anticipation for their debut full-length. I used to have a fairly long commute from place to place ranging from 4 hrs to 45 minutes. That was my favorite time to listen to albums, now years have passed and my commutes average 15 minutes, about 3 songs. I got trapped in rush hour traffic in West Plano last week and went through some important listening material and it was then I realized how much I liked this EP. Thanks to Catbirdseat, for the heads up on this gem. Too bad this release is out of print.

Clear Tigers - Igloo

Some tiger related tracks:

The Comas - Tiger in a Tower
Luna - Tiger Lily (live)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Missed opportunity

I don't keep up with the online music scene as much as I used to, the weird thing is that I doubt I really missed anything. I keep up with the important stuff and I'll read a review or two daily but my daily reads have been cut down dramatically to just a handful of sites.

I wanted to see Mobius Band last night at the Granada with Matthew Dear but I had too many things to do last night, if they were to headliners or played an hour later I would of most definitely been there. The new album, Heaven, rocks.

Mobius Band - Friends Like These
Mobius Band - Hallie

Of course the big release this week is the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows in glorious 160kbps. The site was pretty bogged down earlier but it looks freed up now. I ended up getting it elsewhere but I still plan of downloading from there and I might get that physical release if the packaging is worthwhile which more that likely it will be. They did win a Grammy for the Amnesiac packaging.

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