Sunday, January 31, 2010
They were the reason I bought the album in 1994.
I didn't know it was Doug Martsch.
I learned this looking through my repurchase last week.
Built to Spill. Now there's a band I don't enjoy.
The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk. AKA Music. Bargain bin.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I thought Gling-Gló was a band name, not an album title.
I thought Gling-Gló predated The Sugarcubes. I didn't realize the album was recorded and released during their existence.
I didn't know it was a jazz album.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar - Gling-Gló. AKA Music. Bargain bin.
Posted by Handsome Pete at 7:26 AM
Tags: Bjork, Björk Guðmundsdóttir and Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar, One Little Indian, The Sugarcubes
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Shift, Prema, Chamberlain. It was in Levittown. Shows didn't get much closer than that.
They were okay. They weren't Split Lip.
Fast forward to December 7, 2009.
The Split Lip/Chamberlain "reunion" at The Bowery Ballroom.
I made the Monday night drive New York in an effort to finally see Split Lip.
I'm glad I did. The show exceeded my expectations.
Split Lip - Archived Music for Stubborn People. Amazon.com. Used.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Then again I slept on Blink-182 until "All the Small Things" was tearing up MTV.
Sure, I liked "Dammit." It was in Can't Hardly Wait after all.
But it was the non-stop airplay of "All the Small Things" that pushed me to buy Enema of the State.
Blink-182 - Dude Ranch. Amazon.com. Used.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Do you know what was unfair?
Unfair was seeing the great albums Thrasher would give away with a new subscription. Never with a renewal.
One subscription. Nine years of renewals. Nothing to show for it.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
For some reason I never ordered the Sebadoh releases. I'm not sure why. There must have been something in the catalog description that put me off.
"Spoiled" from the Kids soundtrack is perfect. Yet it never inspired me to seek out additional material.
Ben would often play Bakesale at school. I liked it a lot. Yet it never inspired me to seek out material to purchase.
A random thought about the band one day. That's what inspired me to finally seek out an album.
Sebadoh - The Sebadoh. Amazon.com. Used.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Your timing is impeccable. A recent acquisition, listened to and ripped last week.
One step closer to completing the PIL discography.
Public Image Ltd. - Compact Disc. Amazon.com. Used.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
They were referenced as his favorite band in almost every article I read about his life and career.
I downloaded some items. I'm glad I did.
My first physical purchase? The Peel Sessions. Fittingly.
Undertones - The Peel Sessions. Long In the Tooth. Used.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
For the past fifteen years the three-song single has been dominant.
Or the six-song single. Single one. Single two.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Apparently that's not the case. My U.K. pop awareness not nearly as impressive as I thought it was. Once upon a time it might have been. Those days have passed me by.
Girls Aloud - Sound of the Underground. AKA Music. Bargain bin.
I rip weekly, upload alphabetically. So some things tend to sit.
S through Z.
Monday, January 11, 2010
A Cornelius remix of The High Llamas introduced me to The High Llamas. Or it was The High Llamas remix of Cornelius that introduced me to The High Llamas.
Either or. I decided to investigate further.
I owned Cold and Bouncy. I sold Cold and Bouncy.
I was bored by it. I couldn't pinpoint why.
About ten years later I decided to try again.
I still can't decide.
It isn't dislike. And it certainly isn't love.
Casual enjoyment. No more. No less.
The High Llamas - Lollo Rosso. Amazon.com. Used.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Ben had an extra ticket. I liked a few songs. Why not.
Being a responsible nineteen year old I decided to polish off a bottle of Southern Comfort before the show.
I found my seat, stood for a few minutes, then made my way to the bathroom to urinate.
Once there, I vomited. Shortly thereafter I was escorted outside by security. I may or may not have been crying. (Yes.) Drunk crying. The worst crying. It was January. In Syracuse. I was in a t-shirt.
It was snowing.
My friends eventually found me. I'm not sure if they had to miss the rest of the show.
I don't miss drinking.
Dave Matthews Band - Crash. Amazon.com. Used.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Housemartins - Now That's What I Call Quite Good. eBay. Used.