Wednesday, December 29, 2010


For some reason I always thought Joshua had something to do with Syracuse University.

I don't think they did.

They might have had something to do with Immigrant Sun. Which would put them in Ithaca. Not Syracuse.

Joshua. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Radio 4

Formerly known as Garden Variety. Or so I've been told.

Garden Variety - Knocking the Skill Level. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


The standing order is to purchase the more obscure Sub Pop releases of the early to mid-nineties.

Crackerbash meets that criteria.

Which Is Which

I rarely know which press I own. Occasionally I do. As for this record. I have no idea.

I'd like to know why "Full Speed Ahead" was changed to italics. Or maybe it was from italics.

A subtle difference. But it's my favorite variation between the two records.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's Aged Well...Really Well

I've been re-watching all of Arrested Development through Instant Netflix. However, season three, episode eight is a bad stream.

Fix it Netflix. I'm stuck.

I Want My MTV

Twelve year old me would get really excited any time videos from 120 Minutes or Headbangers Ball would make their way onto "regular" MTV.

For example, "Higher Ground."

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Staying Power

I'll always have a soft spot for Britpop.

Most of the bands have broken up. Or gone on hiatus. Or reunited.

I am impressed by The Bluetones continued existence. Intact.

The Bluetones - Mudslide EP. Used.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I am sixty-two posts behind.

I add everything to a list.

I am moving slow on that list. I moved faster when I was unemployed.

Catatonia - Lost Cat (Single 2). Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

There Are Imports and Then There Are Imports

Buying UK imports is one thing. They will generally run you twenty dollars or so.

But when I dabbled in Japanese pop and rock in the early 2000s. That was a whole other ball game.

They ran me about thirty to forty dollars.

The prices have not decreased over the years. It's the one thing keeping me from finishing my Kahimi Karie discography.

These are the things I fret about.

PUFFY - Love So Pure. Used.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I celebrate the collected works of Kylie Minogue.

Even the weird period between The Loco-Motion and dance anthems.

Kylie Minogue. Used.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


All of the critical acclaim is surrounding the Body Talk releases.

That is no reason not to check out everything else.

Robyn - Konichiwa Bitches. Used.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weird Sisters

I am in the process of re-reading the Harry Potter books. So I can finally get around to reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

After reading each book I am watching the corresponding movie. Last week I watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It reminded me that I need to find the Weird Sisters tracks.

Next up. Book five. My least favorite of the bunch.

Pulp - Help the Aged. Used.

Go Buy It

Hurts - Happiness. New.

Go Buy It

Little Boots - Hands. Used.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Not For Sale

I enjoy non-album promo releases. Always a nice find.

Echobelly - Great Things. Used.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


My cousin Michelle has good taste in music. When I was in third or fourth grade she gave me a mixtape for Christmas. She must have been in high school at the time.

It was my introduction to New Order.

It was also my introduction to Yello.

Yello didn't stick with me quite like New Order did.

Yello - Flag. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Moving On

For years So Solid Crew (and affiliated) releases would cost me an arm and a leg. Thankfully they can now be found lining the bargain bins of America.

Grime as well.

Your disinterest is my gain.

Lisa Maffia - First Lady. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cast Aside

People sell their compact discs for a number of reasons.

They don't like the band anymore.

They are going all digital.

Those are the luckiest days in the bargain bin.

Catatonia - Bleed (Single 2). Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We Built This City

I was always under the impression Jefferson Starship was the transitional band between Jefferson Airplane and Starship.

I didn't know it was originally a side-project of Paul Kantner. And after that the band of the same name.

An interesting album for sure.

Go Buy It

Warpaint - Exquisite Corpse. New.

Hit Singles

Admittedly, I don't know much about The Posies. What I do know is "Dream All Day."

I wasn't lucky enough to find that album in the bargain bin. But Dear 23 has piqued my interest in the band.

The Posies - Dear 23. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Go Buy It

Le Kid & Les Marinellis. iTunes.

Tin Roof Rusted

The only B-52's related product I like more than Cosmic Thing is Fred Schneider's "Monster."

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Underworld - Change the Weather.

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I've always confused Einst├╝rzende Neubauten and Nitzer Ebb.

I am aware they are different bands.

And I am aware they have completely different sounds.

That means nothing to me.

Nitzer Ebb - Belief. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Peaks and Valleys

The only song I remember from Big Thing is "All She Wants Is."

I tend to think of the late eighties as a down era for Duran Duran. Big Thing came out during that time. That's not so say it's a bad era. Or a bad album. But it's not the band at their best.

Then the early nineties came. And Duran Duran was back on the map with Duran Duran.

Duran Duran - Big Thing. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Go Buy It

Texas Is the Reason - Do You Know Who You Are? Used.


I forget where I first read about Birdland. Thrasher. Vox. Select. It was one of the bunch.

They were British. In the nineties that was about as deep as my criteria went.

I eventually found a disc. Possibly when I was in the U.K. I didn't love it. I sold it.

When I saw this EP I decided to give them another chance. I still don't love it. Although I do like them more now. Unremarkable for the most part.

Birdland. Musical Energi. Used.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Specially-Priced Mini-CD

I'm curious what "specially-priced" meant in 1988.

Regular discs ran $15.00 - $18.00.

Perhaps "specially-priced" put it in today's $12.00 range.

Erasure - Crackers International. Musical Energi. Used.

Grown Men

In retrospect it's pretty embarrassing how excited me and my friends would get when "Since U Been Gone" would come on at the bar.

Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway. Used.

Go Buy It

Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 2. New.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I know absolutely nothing about this band.

The album looked British. The album looked nineties. The album was in a bargain bin.

It was hard to pass up.

Five Thirty - Bed. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I wonder what determined whether you became a Revelation band or a Crisis band.

Similar bands. Similar sounds.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Beginning of the End

I didn't like 13 the first few times I listened to it.

"Tender" went on forever and sounded like "Kumbaya."

Eventually it started to grow on me. It took repeated listens. And the passage of time. It doesn't come close to the albums that preceded it. Although it certainly stands on it's own.

Is it one of my favorite Blur albums? No. But there are a lot of great songs on here. "No Distance Left to Run" is a downer that I'd put in my Blur top ten.

I finally came around on "Tender". It took the Cornelius remix to do so. "Kumbaya" sentiments and all.

Blur - 13. New.

Song 2

It's a shame that this is the song Blur will be remembered for. Forever.

Sports. Advertisements. It continues to have legs.


I believe there are three covers for this record. I'm not sure about the vinyl. Mine is on black.

For now I'll work on the other covers. They tend to pop up on eBay every now and then.

Along with Missile Command and Asteroid records.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I'm looking for a digital copies of the following demos:


Thank you.

To Buy?

My plan was to post a link to purchase Ten Years Strong: A Complete Discography. But I can't find it for sale anywhere.

Out of print?

If it is available anywhere, let me know. I will remove the file.

Atari - Skate Tuff. eBay. Used.


I read Suede just released a greatest hits package.

I have it all. But I still need it.

Suede - Trash (Single 1). Used.

Court House

Chad lives in Arlington. It seems like a fine place to live.

Except for the traffic.

And except for Chad.

Student Council

Our student council advisor taught high school history. AP. Honors. And otherwise. He spent his weekends working at an independent record store in Doylestown.

He gave the five of us compact discs for the holidays. One of mine was a Poster Children disc. I traded it with someone for a Erasure disc. That was the last time I had heard them. Prior to purchasing this record.


A 4AD band I slept on. Perhaps because they were a bit later in the 4AD game. And by later I mean, late nineties. As opposed to the wonderful 4AD of the early nineties.

Justin introduced me to them. The two albums he provided were lost in the great hard drive crash of 2010. Thankfully I had already purchased another. Adding His Name Is Alive to my listen-purchase cycle.

A cycle that is entirely too complex and geeky to publicly discuss.


I stopped following Dannii Minogue on Twitter. I continue to follow Kylie Minogue. I can't remember why Dannii suffered the pain of "Unfollow."

Dannii - Girl. Used.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


When The Man Who came out I thought it was the best thing ever. For months.

Like a lot of albums, it was eventually filed away. Listened to on occasion. Songs on random.

I really loved that album. I wonder how well it has aged.

I think I'm due for a The Man Who one man listening party.

Travis - Closer. New.

Friday, November 5, 2010


This is technically a repost. But now I own the vinyl.

Seaweed - Bill. eBay. Used.