Tuesday, April 29, 2008

what i listened to in 2004.

I've been finding lately that the music I was listening to, or making in 2004 can either lift me up and make me so happy or compeletly destroy me for days. It was probably the best year of my life, Honestly. It was when I was at my happiest and probably at my most despressed. It was the first time I got to be on my own completely. January 1st I got in my shitty 1983 Chevy Caprice with just a few mix cds with my dad following behind me in the UHaul that was packed with all of my belongings, and we headed south to Orlando.

I met some people during this year that even though I don't really talk to much, still mean more to me than people I've known my whole life. They became second family. I was free. I finally escaped the hollowed out remains of the once booming coal mining area, that I had dreamed about for so long. I spent many night in my apartment with my disc changer on repeat and just read books or chatted online, but some of these albums bring back some of the best members in no particular order here are a few.

Sigur Ros - ( )
Mum - Summer Make Good
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Cursive - The Ugly Organ
Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlantism
The Appleseed Cast - Two Conversations
A Silver Mt. Zion - Rusted Satelittles
In Memory of Winter - When All Else Fails Cut Your Loses & Knot the Rope
Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Microphones - The Glow pt. 2
PG.99 - Documents #7 & #8
Circle Takes the Sqaure - As The Roots Undo
A Day in Black and White - My Heros Have Always Killed Cowboys
DJ Shadow - Entroducing

Okay so that was a bit more than a few, and sure you may be saying to yourself thats a shitload of post rock. My music collection was ALOT and i mean ALOT! smaller than it is now, and it post rock didnt even really make its peak until 2007ish before it started dying. These are all still pretty landmark albums to me.

Like most of my posts this had an ending a clear destination but I get side tracked to fast and I lose it.

I'm just in a mood and Sigur Ros' ( ) is currently destroying me.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Dear Blogspot,

Not a whole lot has really gone on in my life in the last few weeks, I've spent WAAAAAAAAAAYY too much money on vinyl lately, but I got some awesome shit I'll post a list later, still waiting on a bunch of it to come in the mail. Got my tickets for Earth/Kayo Dot show on May 6th in NY, britten and I are going it should be awesome.

Went to Pennsylvania on monday night, saw YGGR/Monotonix/An Albatross at the Metro, it was pretty rad I guess, then I woke up and hit up the used CD sections of the valley's Gallery of Sounds. Found a bunch of rad shit, plus in the vinyl section found a Khanate - Thing Viral still sealed thats probably been sitting in the store since 2003. The real reason for the PA trip besides seeing the family, was VOTING!!! Went out to support the Obama didnt win, but still got some delegates woooo for that. Drove past the Hiliary office and yelled OBAMA! at all the old ladies holding signs that read: HONK FOR HILIRAY. Tried to get a shirt from the Obama office but they didnt have any so I grabbed a bunch of stickers.

Today Boris announced their North American Summer tour so I took my vaction around the time they will be on the east coast. If you want to chill I'll be at these shows.
07/08 - Black Cat, Washington DC
07/09 - First Unitarian, Philadelpha PA
07/10 - Webster Hall, New York NY
07/11 - Middle East, Cambridge MA

i'm thinking i may have some free demos with me on the trip that'll have a song or two from the full lenght, noise piece, an alternate version and maybe even a cover. if i have any left over I'll probably sell them for like $2PPD off my myspace.

recent albums i can't seem to put down, Torche Meandrathal, The Microphones The Glow pt2 - reissue

thanks to the none of you, that is all

Friday, April 11, 2008


Hey just because I have a bunch of cds in my hands doesnt mean I work at Vintage Vinyl, and just because I can flip through the used cd section fast doesnt mean I work at Jacks, I wear ripped up jeans and band tshirts that show off my sleeve dont fucking ask me if you can plug that guitar in "man". It never fails whenever I'm somewhere other than my own place of employement someone askes for my assitance, Do I really look the like the type of dude to ask questions!?!?! I'm baffled. Hell its even happened to me at KFC while trying to enjoy a mashed potato bowl on one of my breaks!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Money Money Money, MONEY!

So I need a way to come with $2000 REALLY FAST!!!! that doesn't involve me selling any of my rare vinyl or cds, or selling any of my guitars/effects/amps. If you have any ideas let me know, this dude wants an Orange stack!