4. Mai. 2011, 22:03 von micaleano46
30. Apr. 2010, 23:08 von tarboxI just started brainstorming trying to recall live shows I've seen. Came up with this list instantly. I'm completely sure I'm forgetting tons, even important shows and esp. shows over the past five years or so. (The list continues in the comments below.)
Bad Mutha Goose
Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys
Blood on the Saddle
Chris D and the Divine Horsemen
Hank Williams Jr
Jo Carol Pierce
Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers
9. Mär. 2010, 18:29 von tarboxBeen spending a lot more time back in Houston, Texas lately and every time I go, driving through the waste and blight, the corporatized areas that used to be so cool, and the overwhelming sprawl of the place, I keep finding myself in love with it again.
It's hideous, yes, but perversely its horrors foster a particular kind of rebellion and freedom as they beg you to reject the ugly. And so there is a parallel Houston full of brilliant musicians and all kinds of artists and ... it's splendid.
Listening to Culturcide and Really Red this morning, and feeling lucky as shit to have been raised up there. Because it was at once such a fucking backwater and humongous urban center, it was free of much of the pressure to "rebel" just like everyone else did, but had enough people for me to find great and inspirational friends and true-rebel role models.
God save Houston!
23. Jun. 2008, 1:01 von tarboxI've written at least once somewhere else in this blog about how in 1979, at age 15, my whole life changed when I went to see the Clash. I sat next to Houston artist and museum-guy Bill Steen and his daughter Nico - who was probably about 8 and had a big plastic ducky pin on her fuzzy cardigan.
And after the show, as my buddy and I waited for parents to come pick us up, a kid showed me how to get backstage and snag 3-out-of-4 of the Clash's autographs. The only piece of paper I could find on the spur of the moment happened to be a very early flyer (notice the 'open before you know it' note on the flyer - the store wasn't even quite open yet.... ) for what became Houston's "only record store that mattered," Real Records. It was run, initially, by Ronnie Bond of Really Red and Jim Craine of Plastic Idols. It was the record store where Ronnie taught me how impossible it would ever be for me to know as much about music as I wanted to; where I got John Cale to autograph my bowling…
9. Apr. 2008, 3:45 von satch69April 8, 2008
This is my music collection BEFORE my computer upgrade. Current laptop of 4 years has 30GB; within a month I plan on upgrading to much bigger. Correspondingly, the music collection should increase.
This is the "before" snapshot:
Artist - Album
!!! - !!!
4hero - Two Pages
A Minor Forest - Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996)
A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
Add N To (X) - Avant Hard
Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth
Aesop Rock - Float
Al DiMeola - Friday Night in San Francisco
The Album Leaf - In A Safe Place
The Album Leaf - One Day I'll Be on Time
The Album Leaf - The Seal Beach EP
Amon Tobin - Foley Room
Amon Tobin - Permutation
Andy Statman & David Grisman - Songs of Our Fathers
Animal Collective - Feels
Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
Arab Strap - Elephant Shoe
Arab Strap - Monday At The Hug And Pint
Arab Strap - The Red Thread
6. Mär. 2008, 7:12 von tarboxSo far, I've ripped at least one - and in some cases several - seven inch singles by the following over the last couple of days:
Rik L Rik
It seems like i've accomplished so much when i think how many stupid hours I have sunk into it... but then i look at the number of tracks - UGH.
Right now I'm ripping a whole LP -
Foundation Steppers - one of the handful of BRILLIANT ON-U slabs of vinyl I haven't been able to replace on CD yet... much creation rebel and prince far-I and stuff over the next few days.... if my stamina holds out. and more texas alt/punk from the 70s through now.
27. Okt. 2006, 3:16 von bradleybee1. Jandek - After 28 years the music world has finally caught up with Jandek. In the 80s & 90s anybody mentioning Jandek harped on how tortured and insane he sounded. Now he's getting remixed, and people are even claiming he "sold out" just because he played a few gigs!
2. Culturcide - Best known for Tacky Souvenirs of Pre-Revolutionary America - a collection of 80s pop-pap perverted and subverted with noisy overdubs and spot-on re-written lyrics lampooning moralists, arrogant media whores, corporate conglomerates, Houston cops and even Michael Jackson fans! Their year one LP/Cassette is their true gem though, with painfully revealing lyrics ripped straight from the guts.
3. rotten piece - A cornerstone of the local Houston noise/experimental scene for decades, Shaun & Carol produce consistantly powerful and innovative Garage Punk, Collage, Noise, Power Electronics and Drone music.
4. Pain Teens - Before they got a rhythm section and started touring the world as grunge superstars…