• Missed connections

    4 Oct 2007, 09:42 by object88

    After some procrastinating, amateurasitinating, and even a touch of concastinating, I made it out to 21 Grand last night. Small show; all told there were probably only about three to four times as many attendees as musicians, which puts the total attendance somewhere around... 40, including staff. Perhaps more like 50. And that filled up 21 Grand decently.

    I enjoyed the first performer, which was either Always or Bulbs. I think Always. Imagine, if you will, a factory filled with machines churning away: a whirr, a creek, a clank, a thump, etc; everything in synchronized time. Now imagine that this factory is in a attraction at Disneyland, and as you ride the cart through the attraction, sounds from the previous area fade out while new sounds come in, continuously. Now, take that mental aural image, and replace the factory sounds with the sounds of a tropical rain forest: chirping and croaking amphibians of all sorts, bird calls, the occasional groan from something you've not imagined. …
  • May 10th: On this Day

    10 May 2007, 16:22 by tenderbranson69

    2005, Seal married German supermodel Heidi Klum in a low-key ceremony on a beach in Mexico near the singer's home on the luxurious Costa Careyes.

    1999, Country singer, songwriter Shel Silverstein died of a heart attack aged 57. Wrote, 'A Boy Named Sue' for Johnny Cash and 'Sylvia's Mother' for Dr Hook.

    1986, Tommy Lee from Motley Crue married actress Heather Locklear famous for her role in the TV show Dynasty.

    1969, The Turtles gave a special performance at the White House as guests of Trica Nixon. Stories circulate concerning members of the group allegedly snorted cocaine on Abraham Lincon's desk.

    1957, Born on this day, John Ritchie (Sid Vicious), bass, vocals, Sex Pistols, 1977 UK No.2 single 'God Save The Queen', and 1977 UK No.1 album 'Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols'). Vicious died of a heroin overdose on 2nd February 1979.

    1952, Born on this day, Sly Dunbar, session drummer, as Sly And Robbie worked with Peter Tosh, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, (1987 UK No. …
  • process in background

    6 Aug 2006, 21:54 by MHotel

    this is a background process.

    compiled over a few months (beginning back when it really was pollination time), this was more of a distraction than a concentrated effort. what happened was a collision between an influx of soul into my collection and a desire to keep the product subdued but playful. i don't know if i really accomplished that, but i did succeed in distracting myself from actual productive work for a while. the resulting mishmash of jazz, soul, hip-hop, rawk and disco (!!!) isn't entirely cohesive, but is a nice backdrop to a tall glass of whiskey, so i consider it a success.

    also Will Oldham makes me cry. thanks country music.


    "process in background"

    1. pollen
    Detroit Spinners - it's a shame
    Viktor Vaughn - back end
    Blockhead - nightlife
    Mickey and The Soul Generation - mystery girl
    Marvin Gaye - 't' plays it cool
    Rodan - mineral kingdom
    The God Sons - merry up

    2. nation
    Jackie Wilson - no pity (in the naked city)
    Parliament - hit it and quit it
  • oh snap... download my mixtape

    27 Jun 2006, 15:35 by cherriebomb

    My friend dreamstress noted in her journal yesterday morning that she was stuck with no music all day, so I zipped up some tracks and uploaded them to YouSendIt. It ends up being a pretty cool mixtape, and it has 100 download spots, so I figured I'd share the wealth.

    Of course, if you hear something you like, GO BUY IT. Or go see the artists live and buy lots of merch. Please!


    track list:
    Five Seconds - Peeping Tom
    Hungry Freaks, Daddy - Frank Zappa
    Now - NoMeansNo
    String Around A Stick - Bob Log III
    The Hockey Song - The Hanson Brothers
    101 North - Tomahawk
    Imaginary Places - Busdriver
    Mojo - Peeping Tom
    One Man Band Boom - Bob Log III
    Where Have All The Rude boys Gone? - Ted Leo + Pharmacists
    Unemployed Black Astronaut - Busdriver
    Explosions - Devo
    Gone Daddy Gone - Gnarls Barkley
    Snowball - DEVO
    Song For Bob Dylan - Wally Pleasant
    The Air-Conditioned Nightmare - Mr. Bungle
    Dance, Dance, Dance - Steve Miller Band
  • This Day in Music History - May 10

    10 May 2006, 14:12 by ChetSparks

    - This Day in Music History - May 10 -

    I have a hard time writing. I'm a drawer. I've been drawing since I was a little kid. I couldn't pay attention in class because I was drawing so much.
    -Nick Carter
    {I bet he spent like three hours shading the upper lip}

    Born on this day, Donovan, UK singer, songwriter, (1966 US No.1 & 1967 UK No.2 single 'Sunshine Superman').

    Born on this day, Karl Hyde, vocals, guitar, Underworld, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Born Slippy').

    Born on this day, John Ritchie (Sid Vicious), bass, vocals, Sex Pistols, 1977 UK No.2 single 'God Save The Queen', and 1977 UK No.1 album 'Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols'). Vicious died of a heroin overdose on 2nd February 1979.

    Born on this day, Paul Hewson, (Bono), vocals, guitar, U2, (1984 UK No.3 single 'Pride, In The Name Of Love', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles. 1987 UK world wide No.1 album, 'The Joshua Tree').