Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Listening

since hearing of the passing of Marion Brown, been listening to some amazing cuts over on the Destination Out blog, check out the great tribute over there (and thanks to the blog reader for the heads up) Destination Out

also listening to some recent pickups from Amoeba and CD Alley:

David Bowie - Station to Station box
Hauschka - Foreign Landscapes
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip
Stars - The Five Ghosts
V/A - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
V/A - Next Stop....Soweto Vol 3 (this is an eye-opening Jazz comp)
Syl Johnson Numero Group box set (incredible! the music, the package, everything)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

West Coast, one of the best coasts

thanks to everyone who came out to our West Coast shows, not a clunker among them and great, nutty crowds down the line from Vancouver to LA's tour closer. here's our setlist from LA, including Samhain / Reptile House drummer London May joining us on Horror Business! awesome. Telekinesis killed it every night, what a lineup they have going right now and it's one hit after another, as were the Teenage Fanclub and Vaselines sets we saw! didn't even plan on it being a Scot-oriented tour but there you have it.

LA Music Box set

Learnt to Surf
For Tension
My Gap
Question iS How fast
Sick to Move
Like A Fool
Hello Hawk
Nu Bruises
Crossed Wires
First Pt
Cast Iron
Everything @ Once

100K Fireflies
Horror Business
Precision Auto

Hyper Enough
Throwing Things

Friday, October 08, 2010

Matador is 21, and Hockey is Happening!

'Canes just won their first two games of the season in Helsinki, wish i could have been there. Second game won in a shootout by rookie Skinner; can you imagine if your first NHL goal was a shootout game-winner? Also just to make me feel old, dude was born in the 90's. here's great postgame w/ Skinner:

Jeff Skinner Postgame

speaking of audio, i was lucky enough to join Peter Sagal and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! crew long enough to play their "Not My Job" quiz. i won, but barely and with much help. i was really nervous but it was fun.

Wait Wait...

Matador 21 weekend in vegas was great and exhausting. tons of great sets, highlights for me were Come, Sonic Youth, New Pornographers, Spoon, The Clean (who really punked it up!), Yo La Tengo, Times New Viking, and the Fucked Up / Ted Leo battle of the cover bands, Scharpling & Wurster as MCs...Thanks to everyone at Matador who ran the circus, it's a ton of work and everyone seemed to be having a great time. also had fantastic Thai food, some of the best ever, at Lotus of Siam, located in one of the sketchier strip malls you'll find anywhere!