My busy work schedule has forced me to do even more web surfing than usual. In the process, I've stumbled onto an obscene amount of MP3's from various MP3 blog sites. It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there. Assuming it doesn't all suck, there will be lots to post in the near future. And my L ride will be so much better. So far, this is the best of the lot, a remix of the entire London Calling album for it's 25th anniversary.
Lot's of people in this world have too much time. Some build bombs, some learn to knit, some sit around and feel sorry for themselves. This guy, on the other hand, takes requests via email and writes absurdly creative songs:
My friends in American Draft somehow scored a gig with Don Caballero this Friday night at the Bottom Lounge. The Don will blow you away. American Draft should be good for a laugh or two.
The little man that lives in my subwoofer:
So yeah, big surprise, the latest Stephen Merritt effort, titled simply "I" is all over the internet. In the interest of fairness, I've decided not to post any MP3's from it. Instead, I'm streaming the entire album. That's right, the whole damn thing. Please note that my is still going strong. This is a separate one:
The first new Magnetic Fields album since the life-changing, era-defining, epochal 69 Love Songs is scheduled to be released next week. Looks like it's already on the net though. I'm in queue to download it at the moment, assuming somebody isn't pulling my leg. Tragically, miss Claudia Gonson will not be singing so much as a whisper on it.
Over the weekend, my phone survived being dropped into a toilet, and I survived a Snow Patrol show. But seriously, the show was a lot better than I expected. They're still a little too Pete Yorn for me but apparently their earlier work isn't too shabby. During their set at the Empty Bottle Sunday night, two extremely vocal individuals screamed song titles from the first album so persistently that the lead singer had to say "Okay, you need to stop that now." to which they answered with more requests from said album. Amazingly, they convinced the band to play three more songs than they had on their set list. And of course, those were the good ones.
I found a cool new track from Menomena on Soulseek today from what I'm guessing is an early album. Cuz I'm smart like that, I decided to go to their web site to see if I could get some info. Holy fuck, this site is so bad it hurt my feelings. I'm ready to denounce them as my latest favorite band. I understand that a struggling indie act doesn't have the cash to hire 2advanced to do their web site but for god's sake man, you should all be ashamed of yourselves. On the other hand, at the Snow Patrol show, I noticed a really cool Def Jux poster on the wall and it turns out that their site is even cooler than the poster.