Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don't call it a comeback. Actually, do. Yay vinyl. (Said the guy who only buys digitally).
While live dj sets of anything are usually awful, this is pretty great. That is, if you're Marc, Derek, or possibly Stu.
The grand taxonomy of rap names.
Thanks for the CEG link, Bri. Have been listening to Music Go Music after reading many a recommendation online and am less than thrilled. Watered down Abba as daring indie rock? I'll pass.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hey boys. Nice 90's-homage ear candy from Cymbals Eats Guitars on their new release. The last one was a real guilty pleasure and sounds like this will be no different.
Those of your irritated by yesterday's link can only be grateful that dear Babs decided not to go with this type of album cover.

Monday, August 29, 2011

If your Monday isn't annoying enough already, then.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hey Kyle, I agree, first and very brief listen sounds pretty exciting.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Listening to the new Malkmus. A welcome return to form, imo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Apparently, CKLN is selling off its vinyl co this Saturday.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Recording tonight's music as we go:

1. Hello Echo - Hello. Brian
2. Bon iver - 2nd record Stu
3. Washed Out - Within and Without. Kyle
4. She and Him - Volume II. Marc

1. Radio Department - passive aggressive:singles 2002-2010. Stu
2. Erik Friedlander : Alchemy. Brian
3. UNKLE - where did the night fall. Kyle
4. Telekinesis - 12 desperate straight lines. Marc

1. Josh T.Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen. Stu
2, The Donkeys - Born With Stripes. Brian
3. Music Go Music - Expressions. Marc
4. Little dragon - Ritual Union. Kyle

1. Matt Pond - Spring Fair (ep) Brian
2. Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind and Where You Been (all of us)
3. The Panics - Cruel Guards. Stu
4. Galaxie - Le Tigre Kyle

1. The Disappears - Guider. Brian
2. Calvin Jackson - Live at the plaza. Marc
3. Low Spark of High-heeled Boys - traffic. Marc

Friday, August 12, 2011

But I've already bought the family pack of cheesies......
i dunno Kyle, personally i would have preferred Derek's place....hes a little more accomodating and generally a better host...wouldnt you say?

Stunning, colossally stupid question(s). My place.
Hey Stu,
I don't think it's a stupid question. But that's because I'm not clear on the location either.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kyle, I picked up G. Welchs first record many years back and have loved her since... the best of the bunch is Time the revelator to my ears (of the 3 I have) , but the new one is pretty great too, im with you there... ( avoid her partners solo record ...David Rawlings....of last year)
I have a stupid question, but since i am stupid perhaps its not unsurprizing..... Where is this cd club at... Dereks or Brians?
The 18th is a go gents. Anytime after 7:30. Trying and failing to cut and paste some fave album covers, will look at it later today. Kyle, thanks for the G. Welch recommendation. Not to pigeonhole you, but I wouldn't have thought this was your kind of thing, as I don't think of you as a roots fan. Even in our forties we can surprise each other. Oh yes.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

random notes, in advance of next week's apparent cd club meeting on the 18th, sans Mr. Gaines, of course, who apparently values his marriage and family above sitting around a room and talking crap about music with a bunch of men in their 40s (priorities, dude?):

-the new Gillian Welch album is gorgeous, and perfectly suited to hazy August mornings. Will likely be one of my last buys from emusic, where I'm enjoying a free last month but am still struggling to spend my last $12 or so.

-an update on the london fires' impact on the indie labels, referenced yesterday

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Here ye go laddie.

On those fires, it seems that a bunch of smaller independent labels may go under as a consequence.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Famine in Somalia, brutal oppression in Syria, London burning, and the markets in free fall. But since this is a music blog, your end of the world harbinger is the fact that the average price of a Jimmy Buffett concert ticket is over $216.

Also tried to find a good YouTube clip for Panic, which has been going through my head, but alas, only shitty covers, inaudible live bootlegs to be found.

Friday, August 05, 2011

18th looks good! will post again soon. kisses.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hey Kylie P are you playing hard to get? How does the 18th look for a music night?

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I'm afraid Aug 18 won't work for me - that happens to be my anniversary, and Caroline takes that sort of thing rather seriously! I'm going to be in Toronto on the weekend of Aug 12, but that weekend is a complete mess, with a softball tournament, furniture shopping for my daughter and my visiting parents in tow, so I wouldn't be able to participate in an evening of music regardless. I'll also be back in the Big Smoke sometime in late August or early September to drop Jenn off for another year of school - if music night slips until then, I could potentially join you. But I think you should go ahead with the 18th and drink a toast to my 21st anniversary while you're enjoying some suitably uptempo and celebratory tune.

I've given some thought to the question of musical predecessors, and I've drawn a blank. I can think of lots of artists whose original bands were better than their solo careers or subsequent bands, but I can't think of any that I discovered after the fact. And I also flipped through my album covers (although I've fully digitized my collection, I've taken great pains to ensure that every song is tagged with the correct album art), and I was surprised to find that it was difficult to identify many real favorites. I have lots of fond memories of gazing at album covers while listening to music, but when it comes right down to it, not that many of them really strike me as interesting artistically. Here are the few that I came up with:

Monday, August 01, 2011

Some of my favourite record covers as promised. You may not recognize the first or last. The last is Echo & the Bunnymen's 1982 12" release of "Back of Love".
Nice post Kyle. Have been to Chicago several times but sadly have never seen the Marina City buildings or at least wasn't sober enough to recognize them as such. Found it quite astonishing the number of potential album covers they run through before they decide on the right fit. Technology obviously makes that a much easier process.

I'm sure in the grand old days of full blown LP covers there wasn't as much deliberation over album artwork. Anyone care to throw out their fave 3, 5, 10 album covers in their collection. I'll post a few of my faves shortly. Kyle your participation is not required seeing as how you no longer own any music that comes with a cover.

I've spent a fair bit of time Brian pondering your question re predecessor bands coming to my attention after the fact and outshining their musical spin-offs and I can't think of a single example. Maybe it's because I'm just so plugged in.

August 18th works for me.