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Date:2007-03-08 20:09
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Date:2007-01-23 17:35
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found this thanks to Bryner... he tipped me off to the complete Desperate Bicycles Discography at this site however while i was there i found a whole lot of Fall bootlegs

Fall bootlegs

My website expired and it will cost me $45,000 dollars to buy it back so not a lot of pictures in the old posts...

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Date:2006-06-21 12:15
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Ok so I have not updated in quite some time. not sure why i've felt obliged to do it today but when I woke up this morning/afternoon and went to look up the Everly Bros. on Allmusic I found this interview with Mayo Thompson which is a great treat. Nobody really speaks this well in interviews about pop music and it's short: Mayo Thompson

And since Jeff just passed on to me several iPod ready episodes of He-man, which I have now started watching with great joy, a link to a site I found a few years ago that should have been posted here long ago. This site unveil's Loo-Kee's hiding space in every episode of She-Ra, which to any boy with an ounce of sense, was way more interesting than He-Man. Loo-Kee Gallery:


Continuing my tradition of recent Beatles posts, the godlike Woebot recently did a Ian MacDonald-style tribute writing about 10 Beatles songs that i found to be very in tune with Now. Check it: 10 Unfamiliar Beatles Tracks by Woebot

And last but not least, since i have been updating so infrequently, anyone caring about my wellbeing or week-to-week activity should be directed to Highgate, my buddy Tanner's blog that is not only well-written but covers all things important in Burlington.

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Date:2006-05-11 02:48
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The Evolution of Beatles' Recording Technology

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Date:2006-05-04 01:35
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Jay Babcock's interview for Arthur with SULLY ERNA of Godsmack:

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Date:2006-04-27 02:30
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Date:2006-04-13 02:15
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a few sides of john lennon i've access to for free from the safety of my living room via the world wide web:

Rolling Stone November 23, 1968
this interview is really, really great. you should check out Beatles Number 9 homepage too, because its pretty awesome in its 1996ness, the kind of site that makes you miss classic internet. They also have a kick ass 'media' page and some other treats too.

How Does a Beatle Live? John Lennon Lives Like This
by Maureen Cleave
London Evening Standard, March 4 1966

This is the famous Jesus interview, although that didn't come up until months later in the american press, and out of context. Good thing too, could you imagine the fury if they had included the other stuff he says. Some has been made about john's end quote 'there's something else I'm going to do, something I must do-only I don't know what it is' defining his mid-rubbersoul/revolver god given artistic attitude shift (see Pollack's discussion of And Your Bird Can Sing at Soundscapes), however i think he's just blowing off about how he's a multitalented genius angel like how Dylan was always saying he was gonna make movies and put out an amazing book.

Beatlemoney.com -> John 1964-67
This list is pretty great especially in light of the Evening Standard article, i mean who knew the man bought so many islands? I would have too if they only cost a few thousand pounds. What a lucky hippie commune, that shit just doesn't happen anymore. One other thing I learned from this list is that i should probably start hanging out with Mike Gordon.

Rolling Stone 1970 interview Podcast
Rolling Stone actually has a podcast available of the famous 197O conversation where he trashes everyone. I havent listened to it all cause its 4 and a half hours long...


{speaking of podcasts, this site has a kick ass old cartoon everyday:vintagetooncast.com }

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Date:2006-04-06 01:50
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coupla recent show nest material youtube's posted over at highgate . one good one not so good, in my opinion. thanks Eva! still anxious to see all the footage adam had shot.

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Date:2006-03-30 03:01
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wow. superfuck mcsweeneys.

Aspen. The multimedia magazine in a box. As archived at Ubuweb.
I, for one had never seen this before.

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Date:2006-03-29 00:55
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Beatles Song Structure Database

and follow the link to Beatles Studies. That's where shit gets really insane. I really wish i had mono.

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Date:2006-03-02 02:54
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So I've been meaning to read up on Pu-ehr tea now that Joey and I have been quickly moving through the supply at work. Joey is currently taking a break from drinking it because lately he 'hasn't felt right', and he thought it might be a good idea to ease down off the 3 bags per cup ratio he had achieved. Today I finally decided to do some research since in my experience, Pu-ehr is really weird:

*It tastes like moldy basement.
*The brewed tea appears dark and brown like coffee after awhile, but if you dont move the tea bag the amber steep, it concentrates in a small area in the bottom of your cup and becomes intimidating. Anyone experienced in Pu-ehr drinking will know what I am talking about.
*The bag can steep forever and still tastes ok, in fact maybe better.This fact is crucial at my work because any other tea I make is easily ruined by even a couple regular coffee-to-go customers.
*Pu-ehr has very little caffiene and the ability to make us instantly nice to people at work, even on a Saturday. In fact the 'euphoric' effect of Pu-ehr is so great that frankly I am shocked there is no heavy machinery warning on the package. This quality has led us to create the 'one person on staff has to refrain from being on the Pu-ehr' rule at work, and has caused too many hazy memories of KISS FM fueled laughter filled afternoons.

Of course I went first to Wikipedia where I read this:

"...Often times the tea is then formed into cakes or bricks, wrapped in paper or pomello rinds, and stored outside exposed to moisture, air, and heat in order to further mature. Then the tea is stored underground for several years before taking on the darker, mellower characteristics that make Pu'erh tea. This type of tea originated from the natural aging process that happened along the ancient caravan routes, and the tea bricks were at times used as a form of currency. The tea bricks developed a unique flavor that was then refined by aficionados. One of the most expensive and rare Pu'erh teas is made from the droppings of worms that eat stored Pu'erh bricks."



more info on the rare Pu-Ehr here, this is insane:
Poo Error







So basically, now I super want to drink some of that moth poo tea.







ps. see this picture my brother took

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Date:2006-02-22 14:09
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ok ok tanner. no more Danzig, i'll do a post.

Can't think of anything to write, except that Tanner didn't show up to practice on Monday. Todd and I had walked a long way in the cold to get there too.

Here is a link to a great video of T. Rex doing 'Children of the Revolution' first out of the middle of a piano, but then with Elton John, Ringo Star, and I think the guy from Os Mutantes. Jeff showed it to me the other day, its from the Born To Boogie DVD that just came out.



'Children of the Revolution' - T. Rex with Elton John and Ringo Starr.


i wish embeddable player links worked on lj. i should investigate that.
btw heres a link to how to save you tube videos that sorta actually works:http://www.tian.cc/2005/11/how-to-save-flash-videos-from-youtube.html

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Date:2006-02-12 01:01
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Shit man, I somehow went and got myself the fuck into Danzig. It feels really weird. Yeah.
But nonetheless this post is dedicated to, if reading, Kevin Sherman, Dan Mylie, and Dana Forte.

I in no way condone the above video as a proper entry point into the world of Danzig, it is only for the already initiated, and for those of you who would like to watch a REALLY super wierd music video.

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Date:2006-02-07 21:29
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Some blurry studio pics of the new layout as promised to mike a few posts back:






also if nobody already saw there's a Walker Brothers video up at Bedazzled today!

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Date:2006-02-02 21:27
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So I've gotten into the habit of singing along to songs out loud over my headphones while I walk down the street. I think mainly cause I never drive anywhere anymore and I really miss the time to just wail...really it just comes out naturally, mainly late at night or early in the morning. Some of the the time I don't even recognize I'm doing it and it makes for an embarrassing bit when I cross paths with someone unexpectedly at a corner or in a driveway. For example tonight, when on the way to band practice im moaning along deeply to Camper Van Beethoven's paticularly gleaming rendition of 'Storms' from TUSK, and right as I get into the 'your softness fades away' part I pass by this young couple on the porch, very obviously ending their crutial relationship: Boy is crying and stepping down on the sidewalk, while the girl just sits on the swing seat with her head down and her hands in her lap...what a moment...for an instance I was like a living cue on Dawson's Creek and it was an amiable good time.


This is the part where i just wrote a big thanks to everyone for such a rewarding practice but i'll save it for when i see you guys in person.

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Date:2006-02-01 14:43
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Date:2006-01-26 03:19
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My friend Graham told me about this solar power charger for the iPod. This brings a whole new light to the idea of getting shipwrecked on a desert island. So much light I think I'll begin to make frequent trips on ramshackle boats. How would your life be different if all you had to think about was what to listen to that day? Remember the nineties and 'Desert Island Disc' lists? That shit sucks. Cause now you could just be like 'today, I'm just gonna listen to all the Tricky'.

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Date:2006-01-26 01:24
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Tonight was one of those nights of tremendous beauty where you're wandering home at One and everything is washed over in the smoothest soft white paint, only it's got a tiny amount of silver glitter mixed in that flashes in super slow motion. All the parked cars have been covered over and you have to walk right down the center of the steet cause the sidewalks have been so quickly filled - In the off chance that you meet a car, you wave as if it was a passenger horse. All the empty tree branches have been traced in white-out. There is absolutley no music that can compete with the sound of the surrounding calm silence and beats of flake on snow.

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Date:2006-01-22 15:52
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Last night I found this clip at the Rockpalast Archive of Amon Duul II's video for All the Years Round which was a single track, later issued on Lemmingmania, later as a bonus track of the CD reissue of Carnival in Babylon. (Just click where it says mediasamples, sucks its in realvideo).
I'll let you know when i figure out what is going on in the video but its neat to see those skinny german fucks sneak around buildings, drive around in a fancy car, and find a tamborine in the snow.

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Date:2006-01-18 09:29
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what computer can call itself a computer if its not got the WOEBOT "Greatest 100 Recordings" A3 Print-Out tiled on its desktop? In celebration of all that is good, in a time where the world so badly needs it...

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