Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 5

Sebadoh will always remind me of Ben. One of my good friends from Syracuse.

I haven't talked to Ben in a while.

I hope Portland continues to treat him well.

Sebadoh - Rebound. Used.

Taking Requests

Chad put in a request for Weezer.

I only own two items.

The only two items you'll ever need.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Convenience Fees

P.I.L. played recently. I didn't go.

I didn't think it would be any good. It might not have been.

I still regret not going. I wish shows weren't so expensive.

Tickets to anything for that matter. Fees. Fees. Fees. Sometimes even at the box office.

Go Buy It

Florence + The Machine - Lungs. Used.

Spencer's Gifts

I can't explain why, but I believe the mallpunks of America should have embraced Placebo the way they have embraced Muse.

Placebo - Because I Want You. Used.

Coulda Shoulda

I remember Adeet playing me a post-Building Sense Field album. I thought it sounded like Manic Street Preachers.

This one doesn't. Part of me wishes it did.

I could have stopped with Building. Curiosity got the best of me.

Sense Field - Living Outside. Used.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Blur, Oasis, The Verve, New Order, Happy Mondays, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Super Furry Animals, etc.

I've been buying their respective singles over a ten, fifteen year period. Many of them upon release.

James have a huge body of work. I'm still missing a few full-lengths. I've only just started dabbling in the singles.

My self-imposed "projects" never end.

James - The Best Of. Used.


I wish Andy Bell stuck it out with Hurricane #1 rather than contributing to the slow, inevitable death of Oasis.

I'm not sure if I can forgive him for being a part of Heathen Chemistry.


It was Momus' Pervert Doppelganger that made me fall in love with the word.

Sorry Curve.

Curve - Doppelganger. Used.

Go Buy It

Vampire Weekend - Contra. Target. New.

Hindsight Foresight

In 2000 the Princeton Record Exchange had a Blur box set for sale. The set consisted of every CD single released up until that point.

I didn't want to spend the money. Plus, I already owned a number of the singles.

In retrospect I should have bought it. It would have taken care of the discography gaps I'm still working on today.

Go Buy It

Penguin Prison - Animal Animal. iTunes Music Store.

Go Buy It

108 - 18.61. Deathwish Inc. Estore. New.

Go Buy It

Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster (Deluxe Edition). Christmas. New.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Before It Began

I came late to the party. And if the last Twitter post is any indication, the party is already over.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue were two of my favorite artists during the late nineties and early aughts. They are still two of my favorite artists. But they really dominated my listening through those years.

So you can imagine my excitement with the arrival of "Kids" in 2000.

Robbie Williams - Kids. Used.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


You wouldn't know it, but I'm twenty-two posts behind.

My plan was to catch up this weekend. The World Cup, errands and Father's Day are doing their best to stop me.

Now down to twenty-one.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Turn of the Century Nostalgia

It had been a while.

So I thank Alex for asking about Flash Flash Flash and the EP.

A good reason to give both a listen.

Both hold up well. Very well. Better than expected.

The Explosion. Generation Records. Used.

Too Good to Be True

I couldn't believe my luck. The Marina & The Diamonds full-length for under ten dollars.

Of course a few days later my order was canceled.

For now I will have to make do with the single. Not a bad thing.

Looking Festival

After Ned's Atomic Dustbin, why not some more dirty dread rock?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

For Sale

I bought my La Roux tickets yesterday.

The tickets are for July 29th at The Trocadero.

Twenty minutes later I looked at my calendar. I can't go.

Looks like I'll be selling them.

La Roux - In For the Kill. New.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Try Again

I absolutely hated Catatonia the first time I heard them. It was on a Select sampler. "Dead From the Waist Down."

Hated it.

After repeated listens, I started to love it.

Always reanalyze.

Catatonia - Stone by Stone. Used.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Endless and Cheapest Quest

My Erasure knowledge gets a bit spotty after I Say I Say I Say. I have a few items, but I'm lacking most of the full-lengths and singles.

Seeking out fifteen years of releases can take time.

Erasure - Stay With Me. Used.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

According to Wikipedia

Grebo was a United Kingdom subculture of the late 1980s and early 1990s, largely based in the English Midlands.

Influential bands in the scene were Pop Will Eat Itself (who had songs titled, "Oh Grebo I Think I Love You" and "Grebo Guru"), The Wonder Stuff, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Leicester bands Crazyhead, The Bomb Party, The Hunters Club, Scum Pups and Gaye Bykers on Acid. The term has also been used to describe Jesus Jones, who enjoyed success in both the UK and US. The musical styles of the bands were a blend of garage rock, the more alternative forms of rock, pop, hip-hop, and electronica. The musical genre found favour with adherents of the earlier Post-punk roots of Gothic rock such as Mick Mercer which by the late 1980s had changed character significantly.

The grebo visual style often included dreadlocks, partially shaved heads and high ponytails, undercut or shaved long hair, baggy clothing, boots, lumberjack shirts, loose tatty jeans, army surplus clothing, and eccentric hats and scarfs.

The movement, although short-lived, was a reasonable success at the time, and influenced a number of later bands. To a certain extent it was a music press invention, much like positive punk, a scene and style named by British indie magazines, specifically NME and the Melody Maker. The scene occupied the period in the late 1980s and early 1990s before Grunge, Britpop and other forms of Anglo-American alternative rock took over.

During the late-1990s to early-2000s in the United Kingdom, grebo became a derogative term for a fan of generally any form of metal or heavy music. Modern "grebos" are generally the opposition to chavs, another British subculture. The clash in fashion and music taste resembles the clash of Mods and Rockers in the 60s, albeit with less violence.

Ho Ho Ho

Thanks to the holiday season I finally caught up with the full-length releases.

Although the singles are a seemingly never ending project.

Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus! (Disc 1) (Disc 2). Christmas. New.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I hate when I mistakenly purchase a one-track promo single.

I'm in it for the b-sides.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Imitation Flattery

They say Lady Gaga stole your fashion sense.

I can see it.

I have room in my heart for both of you.

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered. New.


Not to be confused with D.A.N.C.E.

But enjoyed as much. Possibly more. Depending on your tastes.

Go Buy It

La Roux. Used.