Wednesday, June 27, 2007

If you haven't gotten a chance to see the movie Once, you probably should. (or at least try. hard.)
Good movie, but mostly, excellent music.
Also, probably the only movie I've seen recently in which the main characters are never named. (Check out the credits at the end.)


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Sugarbeeters - As Far As I Can See

A new music video by the up-and-coming indie rock sensations The Sugarbeeters, from Helena, Montana.

Footage of a radio station that looks suspiciously like WMCN figures prominently...

well the year is almost half over and at this point i feel that dinosaur jr.’s album "beyond" is easily the best of 2007. it might even be their best album ever. it’s ear-shreddingly loud of course and there are tons of gratuitous/absolutely necessary guitar solos. but the most endearing thing about “beyond” is how vulnerable j mascis sounds (he always was, but no one ever notices). he’s a lonely old dude and it’s really touching to hear him come to grips with that and be sort of hopeful at the same time.

or maybe “beyond” is total shit and i'm crazy. who knows? start choppin:
dinosaur jr.--"crumble"
dinosaur jr.--"almost ready (live)"

anyone else have a fave?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Brian Wilson - Surf's Up

happy 65th

Saturday, June 09, 2007

in the orgy of boomer self-congratulation that is the 40th anniversary celebration of “sgt. pepper’s” (the seventh best beatles album) let’s not forget these guys, who released “major happy’s up and coming once upon a good time band”...things were never quite the same after ron, dirk, stig and nasty hit the scene.

here's a clip from their ill-fated “tragical history tour”