Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I'm not sure what prompted me to buy this.

I like The Knife, but not enough to pick up a side project.

That being said, I do like it.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I didn't remember the song until I listened to the single.

My Morrissey knowledge takes a serious downward dive in regards to anything after Maladjusted.

I'm ashamed to say I don't even own the last album.

Although I saw him on that particular tour.

Morrissey - Let Me Kiss You. Amazon.com. Used.

All Mine

Talking Heads, Blondie, The Rolling Stones. Those were my parents' bands.

Culture Club. The first band that was mine.

Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain bin.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Japanese Weird

Multi-teamed, all-girl, Japanese pop/theater group.

A pop concept so strange, of course I'm buying.

AKB48 - Kamikyokutachi. Amazon.com. Used.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

South Africa

I always thought more music should come out of South Africa. Pop and rock. Not Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

When BLK JKS came out I saw it as a positive. The same thing with Die Antwoord.

With Die Antwoord as a starting point I wanted to look into more South Africa rap/hip-hop. Thanks to the magic of the Internet I was able to track down MaxNormal.TV and Sibot. I'm sure there is more out there.

Is there some sort of homegrown, hip-hop-esque, music of the townships? The baile funk of South Africa? I don't know. I'm asking.

When I was there in 2001 people predominantly listened to British and American music. I didn't come across a lot of domestic releases the way I did in New Zealand. Maybe South Africa has been releasing a ton of pop and rock. Maybe I managed to miss out. Please point me in the right direction.

Go Buy It

Best Coast - Crazy for You. Amazon.com. New.

Then and Now

I didn't like fIREHOSE as a teen.

I thought maybe I would like them as an adult.

I don't. Maybe you will.

Monday, May 16, 2011


I can't figure out why I always think of Roseanne Barr when I think of Delores O'Riordan.

I believe it has something to do with their marriages.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


They managed to outlast most of their contemporaries. At least what I considered to be their contemporaries.

An eclectic discography, some releases much better than others.

This is not a favorite.

Go Buy It

Lady Gaga - Born This Way. Target. New.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


In middle school I started to raid my parents LPs. They have some great things. Rolling Stones. Blondie. Talking Heads. The Who. And an obscene amount of Linda Ronstadt. My dad's doing apparently.

This record was a secret pleasure. But there shouldn't be anything secret about it. I'm happy to have it on compact disc.

Kenny Rogers - 20 Great Years. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Becoming A Man

All I remember is Ian and Ryan marching around Scott's Bar Mitzvah to the tune of "Devil Inside."

Novelty sunglasses were involved.

INXS - Kick. Amazon.com. Used.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Do you like to rock? Then you probably already own this.

Boston. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Forget starting rumors about The Stone Roses getting back together.

Work on getting your own band back together.

Inspiral Carpets - Cool As ****. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain rock.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Music By Mail

I used Columbia House and BMG to build my metal collection.

Sepultura, Carcass, Morbid Angel, Death, Slayer. For some reason, both companies had decent metal options.

I've since sold most of those discs (regrettably). And I'm probably in debt to both companies.

But it was worth it.

Sepultura - Chaos A.D. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain metal.


I like the occasional reminder about how incredible they were circa ninety-three.

Not that things got worse with time. But hearing them for the first time really blew you away.

Me at least.

Verve - Blue. Princeton Record Exchange. Bargain rock.