Wednesday, February 28, 2007

the 1st blogiversary = cupcakes

Monday, February 26, 2007

It would seem that tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the first post on this blog. How should we celebrate?
so the oscars came and went and featured some really bad music.

i think i prefer my movie music a bit weirder, especially when it takes place inside a human ear:

Saturday, February 24, 2007

for geoff, steph and caitlin:

highlights from band practice?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Literally exploding with content! Available tomorrow in the usual places.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

i am so disappointed with myself that i didn't make it out to this show:

seriously, these guys rule. comprising 2/3 of low rgc "plays loud and sings in key"

a number of their songs appear reinterpreted on low's forthcoming drums and guns.

mp3: retribution gospel choir : breaker
mp3: low : breaker

i prefer the rockin to the blip bleep bloop. what say you?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

r. stevie morsels

my mind is thoroughly blown:

this is just as good and far weirder

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Buster Poindexter Hot Hot Hot

everything i ever needed to know i learned from william shatner on late-night television. thank you vh1!!

i love you.

Friday, February 16, 2007

springfest rumor mill: nothing official, and you didn't hear it from me.

battle of the bands(?)


pharoahe monch -

mp3: the light : the kids like this one

ghostland observatory -

mp3: sad sad city : riyl doing coke w/ models

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Does anyone remember Kittie? Maybe you were in middle school and you bought thier CD because, wow, girls playing metal. I know I did. It didn't take long, however, for the gimmic to fall apart and for people to realize Kittie actually wasn't all that special or talented. For most people, Kittie is now probably completely forgotten, or maybe a shameful secret hiding in the back of thier CDs collections. This isn't due to lack of trying on Kittie's part however, they have actually been very active these last few years, releasing the three more CDs since "Spit" and going through more lineup changes than most bands could survive. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean they have moved forward at all musically, rather, they seem to have lost whatever minor edge and talent they once had. Funeral For Yesterday doesn't have much appeal, none of the tracks really hold up after one listen, and the entire album just feels like something by a Kittie cover band that decided to write some original tracks. The screaming is of note for being particularily weak and feels forced in to make the CD seem like it has some abrasion; Morgan Lander's ability to yell has definitally fallen off since her stronger grunting on "Oracle" which, although not being a fantastic CD by any means, at least had moments and some sort of passion and energy to it. It doesn't help either that the tracks on Funeral For Yesterday all sound like eachother and even Lander's clean vocals are lacking any interest and are hard to get into. Oh well. Definitally not recommended.

For some recent metal that is actually pushing the bar:
Amon Amarth

Industrial act Combichrist has a sampler up for thier new CD to be released soon entitled "What the fcuk is wrong with you people?" at

Valentine for Perfect Strangers

i hope you like this video. and enjoy your vd!!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Who says music can only come from people?
this is a test to see if you can tell it's me posting, so as not to tarnish the reputation of wmcn.

make no mistake, this mp3 in no way reflects the collective taste of wmcn.

i just like it.

Arrah and the Ferns: "An Apple for Evan"

edit: cool, it works.
Phish - The Sloth 1991

this was my favorite band in middle school and halfway into high school. my favorite jam song is harry hood tied with suzy greenberg and my favorite non-jam song is waste. my favorite cover is sneaking sally through the alley. because i was a little kid, my mom didn't let me do what phish fans do (follow them). but i did see them four times in the cities and environs. and i traded tapes. i have hundreds of tapes at my parents' house under the bed. i look back and think, how silly. but watch this clip. they're not all bad...or?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Kristin Hersh will be back in Minneapolis sometime in April, this time with full band, string section, and the whole thing. Should be great.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Starting the semester off right...
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