Was sick from work yesterday, heading to the in-laws in Glenwood today. Might not be around much: have a good weekend.
Thinking about the Spring Standards on Wednesday night at the 7th street. They opened for Ha Ha Tonka at the Varsity in 2011.
What have you got on your player?
It's Friday already? Crud. Boss is back from a business trip on Monday and I estimate that I've got between 2000 lbs and 1000 kg of manure to work on before he's back. Wonder what my soundtrack will be... Wonder what your soundtrack will be. (Share it.)
"What about Ha Ha Tonka?"
"Scott. H. Biram?"
"Bobby Bare Jr. or the Bottle Rockets?"
"Dad! Those all come from the same label!"
"Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical label."
That's how I feel some days. Whenever Bloodshot announces a new artist on their label, I figure there's a 50/50 chance they're soon gonna be my new favorite band.
Anyways, share your lists below.
I would have mentioned this last week, but it seems that hall passes are difficult to procure within X months of the birth of one's Xth child:
Ha Ha Tonka tomorrow night at Triple Rock!
Opening for Langhorne Slim. If I haven't bought you tickets before, I will tomorrow night. Or a CD or T-Shirt etc.
Lydia Loveless Tuesday night at the 400 Bar!
Either opening for or Co-Headlining with Scott H. Biram, who's pretty badass himself. ("The Dirty Old One-Man Band". Also, "The H. Stands for 'F--- You!'") I can probably extend my ticket offer to this show too.
Algonad, I know you said you were interested in the HHT/Langhorne show a month or so ago. Anyone else interested let me know below.
And then share your random tens.
I've got nothing to say. Have a fun Memorial Day weeknd, but first drop your random ten.
So after Bootsy's been pushing her for months now, I've listened very casually to Sharon Van Etten's Tramp. Well Wednesday night while feeding LBR her bottle, I was shuffling and "Give Out" and "Serpents" both came up, with two songs between them that I likely skipped. It finally clicked, and I've now listened to the whole thing through maybe 5 or 6 times. I'm not 100% on the full album, but of the 12 songs on the album, I'd say at least 7 are pretty great. I still have to unravel some of her lyrics, but now I'm fairly certain I'll put the effort in to do so. Her music's got some mysterious allure and a sense of broken, cynical wisdom. I'm trying to put my finger on why it is so, but I'm getting flashbacks to the first time I listened to the Breeders's Last Splash. (You may remember, but I've never listened to the Pixies, and all I had heard from the band was the single "Cannonball".)
Here's a clip:
Thanks for pushing this so hard, Bootsy!
I fell asleep on the couch last night, and just woke up. (It was my wife's night on baby duty and the baby slept thru the night anyways - third time in 15 days!) I may write more here later. Until then, share your random lists.
This month, my ADDled tastes have had me listening to a lot of late 70's early 80's dub music. Man, you should hear what Sly & Robbie could do to Black Uhuru's originals. Burning Spear was nice enough to put the entire album Marcus Garvey and the dub versions Garvey's Ghost on the same disc!
Time to break out my Cypress Hill cassettes?