Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mis Cinco o seis o seite....

In no particular order. Wouldn't want to hurt anyone's feelings here.

Caribou - Swim
Beach House - Teen Dream
The Tallest Man on Earth - Wild Hunt
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Album Leaf - A Chorus of Storytellers
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
Fang Island - Fang Island
Ratatat - LP4
Black Keys - Brothers

Boom. If you really want me to narrow it down, I suppose I could...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Top 5

1) The Black Keyes - Brothers
2) Broken Bells - Broken Bells
3) Sleigh Bells - Treats
4) The Album Leaf - A Chorus of Storytellers
5) Valentin Silvestrov - Sacred Words

honorable mention: Fang Island - Fang Island

dictated but not read

Friday, December 17, 2010

Oh Mander Top 5 Albums of 2010

1. Menomena - Mines
2. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
3. Tame Impala - Innespeaker
4. Beach House - Teen Dream
5. Black Keys - Brothers

Honorable Mentions: Broken Bells - (Self-Titled), Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Joe muthafockin Webb

The future of the Minnesota Vikings. He looks pretty sneaky.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pretty cool link to some high speed and high resolution pictures of some mundane occurences, like a water balloon the instant that it pops in a guy's hand.

Check it out- safe for work.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dear Rustic, et al...

Lets try to get that top 5 or 10 of 2010 going. Should we make a poll, or some other way to track this?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Winter Shows!

So, this fall was pretty weak for shows in Omaha. But the playbill for this winter isn't half bad. Start pinching pennies because Interpol is $30!

Thu 12/16 - Somasphere - Free
Sat 01/01 - Cowboy Mouth - $15
Thu 01/13 - Toubab Krewe - $12
Wed 02/09 - Interpol w/ School of 7 Bells - $30
Sat 02/12 - Wavves w/ Best Coast - $15
Sun 01/13 - Umphrey's McGee - $22.50
Thu 02/24 - Tapes 'n Tapes - $12
Sat 04/30 - Mogwai - $30

So far I'm dead set on going to the Interpol and Tapes 'n Tapes shows, and you should be, too! Wavves would also be fun - we could always just drink at Jake's while Best Coast plays. I could probably be convinced to go to any of the others. Whatdyall think?


really fun, from athens, ga

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Heard these guys today, kinda liked it. A little electronica sounding, but kinda cool. And they're from New Zealand, so I immediately think of the Flight of the Concords.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Free Tunes!

Download 30 live tracks of the dead here, site available until December 8th. And a live disk of Phish here. Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Voting History Map

Pretty neat. More info here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Way Back Home

Cool video I saw this week at work. Also was really digging the song from Loch Lomond.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

I think this qualifies as "keeping it shanty". You want to hear the audio. Pay attention for my favorite phrase, "Don't go ninja-in' nobody don't need ninja-in'".

Thursday, November 18, 2010

This was posted by Rusty, showing me how to embed some things. Embedding them? Thi.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Why we quit smoking

That's right, oxygen tank and Marlboro jacket. Saw him later sitting down struggling for breathe as his wife fanned him

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!

still not sure if i did this right. also not sure if this is "keeping it shanty", but it's something i really like and am looking forward to.

Monday, November 8, 2010

(Thump Thump) Is this thing on?

Awful quiet out there. Just in case you check this before you check your email, I am trying to get a head count for 11/13 Iron and Wine show in STL. Lemme hear ya now...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

frontier ruckus

eh wodes. sorry it's been so long. i went to frontier ruckus tonight. i give it a quite strong. good find scoot.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pinna Storm

This cover of Float On is pretty chill. Found it through a link on Pinna Storm which is a pretty decent, new, music blog.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dinner Belles

Came across some good stuff over the weekend in the form of Dinner Belles. I don't believe they have any recording out yet, but La Blogotheque captured some fantastic video. See one more and read the story here. Or here, if you prefer to read in Français.

Dinner Belles - Til The Dawn from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

For old times' sake....

Monday, October 4, 2010

Upcoming Shows

OK, I'm going to make this really easy for y'all. I'm down to go to any or all of these upcoming shows, so let me know if anything strikes your fancy.

RA RA RIOT - Friday, Oct. 8th @ Waiting Room ($13)

THE WALKMEN w/ Japandroids & Tennis - Saturday, Oct. 16th @ Waiting Room ($13)

DR. DOG w/ Here We Go Magic - Monday, Oct. 25th @ Waiting Room ($14)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jon Stewart on Bill O'Reilly's show

someone needs to help me figure out how to post links to websites on this blog thing. you know, like you guys do, so it'll show up as the youtube picture and you can just click it instead of having to copy it and paste it into your browser.

anyway- check out this link. i love jon stewart.

choice line: "i don't buy the messiah thing with the messiah thing, let alone with a politician."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

For fans of TV on the Radio

"TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek will release his debut solo album under the name Maximum Balloon on August 24, complete with guest vocalists like David Byrne, Karen O, Little Dragon, Theophilus London, and his TVOTR bandmates Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, and lots of other Sitek buddies make guest appearances. The guy singing “Tiger” is Aku from the Brooklyn band Dragons of Zynth."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kanye West ft. Jay-Z and Bon Iver

Meh. Interesting combination though...

New Cee-Lo

This one always puts a smile on my face.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mumford Video

I'm sure some of you have seen this video, but I randomly came across the link on facebook. it made me smile, so it thought i'd pass it along. enjoy.

Friday, September 3, 2010

U.S. Open Brawl

just another day at the country club. be sure to watch the whole video clip.

El Ten Eleven

From their self-titled debut, released in 2004. For the most part (I have no idea where "Central Nervous Piston" came from), strong post-rock influences (like Album Leaf) can be heard emerging out of a more traditional west coast vibe.

The album was just re-released in vinyl, and it's just been bumpted to the top of my Vintage Vinyl list. Favorites so far include "My Only Swerving," "Lorge" and "Fanshawe." On repeat all day today at work. Haven't been able to check out their newer stuff yet, but if you're so inclined, check them out on MySpace.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

go here and click on "listening party". the new lanegan album, new cotton, and new s. carey to name a few. manderselb- might be similar to your groove shark. play new albums from start to finish.

time for an stl trip. selby, i know you were just in this fine state, but you know you want some more. paul, rock, scott, jim, trevo-let's go people

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Homeless Guy

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Carries On

You may remember me chanting about these guys a while ago with their "Home." It's a really fun song. I'm surprised none of you jumped on it.

Well, while the whole album may not work so great, there is another song I'd like you to check out. Again, nothing mind blowing, but still kinda fun.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Dear Space,

Thank you.



from discover magazine---

"A Ring of Light Around the Sun

Photographer Miloslav Druckmuller artificially removed the blue sky around the sun's surface in this image of an eclipse. The result reveals the green hues of the inner ring, or inner corona, which gets its tint from a form of highly ionized iron known as "coronium."

In this photo, the corona becomes redder the farther it is from the sun. That's because dust particles deflect shorter wavelengths of light more than longer wavelenghts, so only long-wavelength light--i.e., red--finds its way to the camera."

Image: Thierry Legault
When the Sun's Surface Erupts

Arc-like solar prominences like these form when hot gaseous matter erupts from the sun, then is drawn back to the solar surface by strong magnetic fields.

Solar prominences, which are the most common solar activity, don't disappear instantaneously; in fact, they can last for months. They can also extend for thousands of miles above the solar surface and release the gas they contain into space.


if you want to laugh a little bit

Sunday, August 29, 2010


st. louis' first real festival in forest park!

jeff tweedy

fruit bats

corey chisel

Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick question...

Am I a ghey for really really diggin' this band lately?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Delta Spirit - Streetwalker

Here before the Shanty crowd I submit that a good part of the magic of Mumford was the result of someone attempting to extract some kind of emo-punk out of folk music. In this way, it's probably safe to say that the combination of the two genres should yeild some exciting stuff. With that, take a look at Delta Spirit.

After the San Diego-based emo outfit Noise Ratchet called it quits in 2004, the bassist and drummer decided to ditch their punk influenced sound for something more rootsy. Welcome to the Shanty, Delta Spirit.

This is fucking sick!!

Philip Selway's solo project (dude from radiohead).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Autotune the News

Excuse me while I go geek out on this for the next few weeks. The rape was actually a pretty recent news story. These guys have taken the video recording of that story and run it through some software (sort like the stuff that T Pain uses). Now they're making "Billboard Top 100" money. Story at Techdirt.

vetiver and fruit bats

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Broken Bells Video

Click to start. Move your mouse. Stare. Repeat.

The Indecision

Another Steve Porter gem:

Fans of the Great Lake Swimmers...step inside!


"SISKIYOU is the recorded work of colin huebert in collaboration with erik arnesen. Until recently colin huebert was a member of the group Great Lake Swimmers. Erik arnesen continues to play banjo and guitar for Great Lake Swimmers. The forthcoming self-titled album was recorded by huebert inside stairwells, bathrooms, hotel rooms, and on beaches and rooftops in the greater Vancouver area."

Justin Bieber, so hot right now

So, I found some time today morning to dick around on the iPhone for a few minutes. A fellow psych intern posted on facebook a link to this article describing a Justin Bieber song that actually sounded pretty good if you had the resources to slow it down by about a factor of 8.

Now I know what you're thinking, Mander. "But wait, Justin Bieber sounds mindblowingly awesome enough normal, assholes." And you're right, but...

I checked it out. It's actually pretty interesting. If you download the MP3 and play it on Windows Media Player (you may remember this from the pre-iTunes era that we all enjoyed during our first years of college), you can speed it up using the available enhancements, verifying for yourself at least the similarity between the downloaded track and the pop single recorded by Justin Bieber.

I'm not here to draw lines between drafts, that's entirely Rusty's job. But, it was worth the wait between initially catching wind of the thing at 0945, and finally getting the opportunity to explore it at 2020. Vague, unhelpful references to post-rock icons notwithstanding, it's still worth the download.,44254/


Justin Vernon, the dudes from Megafaun, and 19 others started a band earlier this year. Stream the full album below or download a few of the songs from Brooklyn Vegan.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Quick and Easy Whiskey Sours


Lime Juice
One Glass


Pour ice into the glass.
Fill up the glass 1/4 full with whiskey.
Fill up the glass 1/4 full with lime juice.
Fill up the glass 1/2 full with Sprite.
Repeat as necessary.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jeremy Messersmith

This guy is good.
Funny and True

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
13. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -ever.
14. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello?), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
15. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
16. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
17. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
18. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
19. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
20. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
21. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
22. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent someone from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
23. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
24. My check engine light has been on for three months now and nothing's happened. I'm starting to think that my car just wants attention.
25. My GPS says "Estimated Arrival Time." I see "Time to Beat."
26. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".
27. My keyboard needs a removable crumb tray like my toaster.
28. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?
29. I wish it were appropriate to say to a complete stranger, "Excuse me, would you like me to show you how to discipline your child?"
30. Chocolate is not a treat, it is a food group.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Golden Ages

Golden Ages

"On their debut full-length, Tradition, Golden Ages picks up where they left off on last year’s Sitting Softly In The Sea EP. “Waiting” is packed with eccentric electronic experimentation on par with a more melodic, less tribal Animal Collective. What really sets this band apart from its contemporaries is that they take common elements of electronic dance and filter them through an Oz-like world of mystery and bizarre darkness. From the ambient calm to the melodic electro-noise, Golden Ages are pretty much one of a kind.

And like other bands that fit this ethereal space, Golden Ages blends each song together, making a cohesive, seamless album. “The Knife House” fades into the percussive intro of “Grow Kid”. Always leaning toward a mesmerizing meditative sound well beyond reality, Golden Ages have created a signature abrasiveness not in abstract harmonies but in the sheer weight of the volume. In other words, this shit is LOUD! Or, better yet, if you’re listening to it right now: THIS SHIT IS LOUD!!! It’s also quite good.

Tradition reminds me of something both exotic and other-worldly; like, maybe the music super good-looking aliens with ten times our brain power would listen to. Exotic, smart, and so very progressive."

Big Spider's Back

For fans of atlas sound and panda bear.

Check it.

Beat Connection

Another free download from bandcamp. I love band camp. These guys are really good.

Beat Connection

Candy Claws

Candy Claws

"I would categorize Candy Claws and their single “Catamaran” as experimental pop in the vein of Panda Bear. “Catamaran” and the album from whence it came, Candy Claws’ debut LP In The Dream Of The Sea Life, has similar experimental characteristics, from the varied and incandescent instrumentation to hushed, melodic and oft indecipherable vocals. The theme is consistency and flow; each song transitions flawlessly into the next. "

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Well, unfortunately this is where we live...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tame Impala

Mander, I was going to post about tame impala and saw that you did already. Good stuff. You guys should check it out.

"On first listen, Innerspeaker provides a lot of dots to connect: There are patches of late-60s American psychedelia, buzzy Motor City riffage, and decades of British pop, ranging from the pastoral pop of the Kinks to the vivid expansiveness of the Verve to the narcotic warmth of the Stone Roses. Frontman Kevin Parker shares an eerie vocal similarity with John Lennon, both in tone and in the way he allows his voice to soar with each melodic turn or rhythmic surge. Though most of the album is a little restrained lyrically, Parker's rapturous phrasing conveys the meaning. Mixed by Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann, each component is here is set on an even plane, allowing bass lines and delay-swept guitar bursts to melt into one another, cultivating a uniform feel that's vintage, far-out, and irrepressibly cool."

from pitchfork

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dark Night of the Soul

For those of you that haven't heard this yet . . . Yet another Danger Mouse project, this time with Sparklehorse and a host of talented guests. The album almost didn't get released due to the December overdose death of guest vocalist Vic Chestnut and the March suicide of Sparklehorse front man Mark Linkous.

The website is also interesting:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Eagleman Stag

This looks to be a pretty cool movie from director Michael Please.

The description from YouTube:

This is but a mere trailer for my new Film. It is 9 minutes in total and has kept me very busy for the past 6 months. It features the wonderful vocal talents of David Cann and a musical score by Benedict Please. Alas I cannot upload the whole film quite yet, but it will be screening very soon at a theatre near YOU.... Like I know where you are.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Another free album. All you have to do is click and roll. Its pretty experimental with a brush of psych across the canvas. Start with number two.

From the blogosphere... "Next up we have Wools. I want you all to stop and take note. Six months down the line, when Wools takes over Sleigh Bells’ title as the most-blogged about nextbigthing, I want you to remember that you heard it here first. With love. From me to you."


Monday, July 19, 2010

New Panda Bear

First two tracks from upcoming album

Friday, July 16, 2010

Y La Bamba

Check out Portland-based y la bamba. Their upcoming album was produced by The Decemberists' Chris Funk and is expected out in September.

Calexico Show in Nuremberg

Stream the concert or download mp3s HERE.

Another day at the Oakland Burger King

Thursday, July 15, 2010


This is a band called Guards. Excellent....and free. Enjoy!

1.resolution of one 03:15
2.trophy queen (feat. Caroline Polachek) 02:10
3.sail it slow (feat. CULTS) 03:02
4.dont wake the dead 03:10
5.crystal truth 02:27
6.long time 01:43
7.i see it coming 03:14

Monday, July 12, 2010


I couldn't find any way of embedding, but I thought THIS SONG from Portland-based agesandages was Shanty-worthy.

New Books Album

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to the LP!

In case you guys needed a reason to celebrate today, besides it being the Summer Solstice (longest day of Summer, fuck yea!), today is also the birthday of the long playing (or LP) record format. On this day in 1945, Columbia records released two albums simultaneously, which were the first 10 inch and 12 inch LPs released. Those two albums (respectively) were a reissue of Frank Sinatra's "The Voice of Frank Sinatra" and Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64. Well, technically LPs were introduced by Columbia two days earlier at a press conference, and I suppose RCA should really get credit for releasing them way earlier in 1931. However, since RCA chose to release them right before the Great Depression, initial sales naturally suffered and they were pulled off the market two years later.

In honor of the occasion, Wired has posted on some of the best album covers of all time. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you.

Of course.
First album ever.
Bitch is hot.

Is it just me, or does this thing look like it moves?

That's it for me. Did I forget anything?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Platte River Rain

This is for all the STLers that haven't been able to get a Cello Dave fix in a while. Paul and I went down to the Holland Lawn last Friday to check out Platte River Rain. Pretty darn good.

You can buy the album on iTunes, or if you come up to Omaha for CWS, I'll get ya a copy. (You see what I did there? You need to come to Omaha, and then it's free. So come.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Uff! Brazil goal against North Korea

wanted to make sure you guys saw this one. rusty, i forgot the correct width and height for posting videos. what is it again?

Watch your mouth

"False friends" are two words, from two different languages, that sound the same but mean different things. For those of you going abroad (particularly Turkey, Iran or Swaziland), it's important that you pay particular attention to these types of words. Here are some examples:

Lawman (Surinam): Lunatic
Sky (Norway): Cloud
Alone (Italy) Halo
Bless (Iceland): Good-bye
Fart (Turkey): Exaggerating
Bog (Russia): God
Turd (Iran): Fragile
Chew (Ethiopia): Salt
Babe (Swaziland): Priest
Made (Netherland): Maggot
Pasta (Portugal): Briefcase

Monday, June 14, 2010

Maybe this will get you going

From The Oatmeal's "3 Most Common Uses of Irony" (actually pretty informative).

Trace That Tune

Did you know that...

...actually came from...

Kind of a cool story. Check it out here.

Sweet Fish - Trancing Things

Song is "Please Don't Go" by Barcelona

Hello Folks

This kid is going strait to NASA (if it's still around). Incidentally, this is exactly how I took care of my first beard.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Eclipse Soundtrack

Much like the second, the third installment of the Twilight series has a pretty good soundtrack. Again, some big names and decent songs here. And again, this is the full tracklist, so I don't necessarily stand by every song. And again, direct all inqueries related to the movie's release date, cast, plot line, etc. to Rusty.

Yup, still posting. How's it going, Jason?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Ratatat

I'm just gonna keep posting until you fuckers give me something new.

New Band of Horses

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jim Joyce/James Joyce

Alrighty, I know not all of you are baseball fans, but something major happened yesterday. Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game (21st in history. That's right, in the history of major league baseball) and it was ripped away from him on a blown call by veteran umpire Jim Joyce on the 27th out. Watch the play here. This would prove to be the worst call of Joyce's career, though he has been described as one of the best umpires in the game. It was very emotional for both Galarraga and Joyce, but it seems the call will not be overturned, even though Joyce admitted he had "kicked the shit" out of the call after watching the replay. Both Galarraga and Joyce have been applauded for their conduct following such an historic event.

Those of you English majors out there might remember an Irish author named James Joyce that wrote about the "epiphany". Will Jim Joyce's call be Bud Selig's "epiphany" to install an instant replay policy in major league baseball? I think it should, and I think Galarraga should be awarded the perfect game. Selig stated today that he will not overturn the call, probably because of the tradition of baseball, and the "human element" that makes the game so great. But come on man, it will still be a great game. Make an exception. Unfortunately, Bud Selig will not.

James Joyce- epiphany in Dubliners. Jim Joyce- epiphany in baseball. Coincidence? I don't think so.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sleigh Bells

I posted a song or two from these folks while they were touring with Yeasayer. Here is (almost) the full album. Kinda girly but I've been digging it lately.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stream Full "Brothers" Album

Bout fucking time . . .

Michael Michael. Motorcylce

Solution to Grooveshark Posting Problems

Good news! I figured out how to post shit from Grooveshark again. I don't know if anyone else was having problems, but everytime I tried to post a new playlist I got an Embed Code error. Turns out the codes provided by Grooveshark in the Copy & Paste step are incomplete. After far too much guess and check work I realized the following modifications will make the playlists postable:

Go to the very last line of the embed code where it says:

wmode="window" /

Erase the space between "window" and the /.

Add the following symbols in its place:


After the / add the following:


I tried to type out what the whole thing should look like but the blog thinks its code. Lett me know if you can't get it to work and I can email the full instructions.

New Broken Social Scene

Monday, May 31, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

summer concert schedule for st. louis

hey wodes. here's a list of some shows that aren't sold out for you omaha folk to think about when you plan your next visit.

Caribou. Monday, June 7- The Firebird
Dave Matthews. Wednesday, June 16- Riverport
Jay Ferrar. Thursday, June 17- Off Broadway
Blit-thunz. Monday, June 21- Off Broadway
Robert Randolph. Friday, July 16- The Pageant
Tom Petty. Sunday, July 18- Riverport
Nathaniel Rateliff (dude from The Wheel). Tuesday, July 20- Off Broadway
Kings of Leon (for the 3rd time in STL touring the same album... yikes). Friday, July 23-Riverport
Deer Tick. Thursday, August 5- Off Broadway
Gogol Bordello. Friday, August 6- The Pageant
Better Than Ezra. Saturday, August 7- The Pageant
Phoenix. Monday, August 9- The Pageant
Cotton Jones. Sunday, August 22- Schlafly Bottleworks
The Black Crowes. Friday, August 27- The Pageant
Lou Fest (including Jeff Tweedy, Fruit Bats, She & Him). Saturday and Sunday, Aug 28-29- Forest Park

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Latest from The National

Pretty good . . .

New LCD Soundsystem

I still haven't made my mind up about these dudes. Some of it is sweet. Some of it is annoying. Their new album fits that same description. "I Can Change" is pretty good.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Your Ears Can Gorge on Goodness!

That delicious ear food is coming to Omaha and St. Louis!
Fruit Bats. August 26th at the Waiting Room. And August 29th at LouFest!
Info HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nate Wilson Group

Speakin of remember this band. Remember these guys? Give scatterbrain a try. Makes me wanna party


Shpongle DMT

Remember this band paul? Evidently they put on a strange/awesome show... Pretty narly stuff! The cello is a nice touch. this either on headphones or good speakers and turn it up LOUD.


Not sure if you have heard of this or not, but Jose Gonzalez came out with an album under the name of JUNIP. IMO, a more "complete" sound. Check it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Jimmy Fallon Musical Guests

Mon, May 17 - Public Image Ltd.
Tue, May 18 - Ray Wylie Hubbard
Wed, May 19 - Mumford & Sons
Fri, May 21 - Robbie Dupree

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Most Amazing Music Video

This music video recently won the One Show Design Awards 'Best in Show', made by choreographing individuals all over the world in front of their web cams. And, on top of being a great video, the song is pretty great.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Congrats Dr. Wode!!!

Three pieces of advice for the new Dr. Wode.

1) Never forget the rhythm of the world....1,2,3,4

2) Always make sure to keep your irrational fears in a safe place....

3) And remember....never, ever, ever, listen to Tom Cruise!

Phish on Jimmy Fallon

Phish played their rendition of the Rolling Stone's "Loving Cup" on Late Nite w/ Jimmy Fallon yesterday. This has always been one of my favorite covers that they do. They did, however, have to keep the jamming to a minimum since the show is only an hour long :)


got lucky last night on these tickets. pujols hits a double in this picture, but we still got swept by the astros...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

To Mander...

Is this what you were telling me about a while back? I think your project made the news!!

$5M Project Aims To Clear Carter Lake Water
Chemical Will Starve Algae, Officials Say

OMAHA, Neb. --
A $5 million project to be conducted during the next two weeks will starve algae in Carter Lake and clear up the water, officials said.

A chemical called alum will be added. It has never been used before at Carter Lake, but the Carter Lake Preservation Society said the chemical is entirely safe. Fishers can even fish from the shore during the process.

The project is five years in the making.

"We had to get together, the two cities, two counties, two states, because everybody was pointing fingers -- well, it's an Iowa lake, no, it's a Nebraska lake, no it's all of this," said Carter Lake resident Jeanne Eibes.

As the alum is added, the algae will starve. The results should be clear relatively quickly, a different story than now.

"When you stand in the lake waist-deep, you can't see your feet. When you put your hands in the water, you can't even see your hand if you bend over. So what this tells us is it's not a fun lake to be in," Eibes said.

The improvement should be dramatic and fast, she said.

The next phase begins in September, when fish will be removed and new fish will be added.

"You can take as many fish as you want, and they're safe to eat," said Tetra Tech's John Holz. "There's not a chance that it could get caught up in fish tissue, in the filets or muscle tissue, for example. The fish in the lake are safe to eat before and after the treatment."

Water clarity should improve to about eight feet within a matter of days, Eibes said.

The lake's treatment should be done by Memorial Day. The project is funded by the cities of Omaha and Carter Lake, and the states of Nebraska and Iowa.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Oh my god.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

uff! been a crazy couple of days

so, album leaf in philly sunday night was with a string quartet (recommended). we saw some dude on the street with a pet parrot. (not the touristy situation in a scheme for money, just some dude with his pet). it was in a church in the middle of center city--pretty crazy watching this from a church pew, especially with hipster's drinking booze out of paper bags. great show though!

and then pearl jam in stl last night!! one for the books. (this one's for you brendan) when they opened with "sometimes", i turn around and see a cop, a dude with a drink tray full of 10 dollar beers, and a blind dude standing in the same area... next thing i know, tray of beer is thrown on the cop, mase was involved... after talking to the guy in front of me, i think the blind guy accidentally spilled the dude's beer, and he flipped out.. there was a scuffle with the blind dude right in the mix. fucking crazy!! and scary. i felt bad for the blind guy b/c he was obviously there for the music (and who could blame him) shit just keeps gettin' weirder.

Hipster to hippie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sex and the Single Girl

Caught this on television the other week and fell in love with some of the soundtrack. It reminds me of some of Jon Brion's stuff for Eternal Sunshine, I Heart Huckabees, and Punch-Drunk Love.

It's by Neal Hefti, the guy who also did the The Odd Couple and the old Batman tv show. The strings in The Odd Couple theme song are pretty luscious.

Holy S**T!!!

Primus is coming to Omaha too! woot woot! But wait, its on the same day as black keys...dang it!

Black Keys with The Morning Benders

Outdoors at the Anchor Inn Aug. 9th. Veee niicce!

Monday, May 3, 2010

How to other america lives

Ever wonder what the "other america" listens to? The other america that Anne Braden fought against with the veterans for hope project?

Well, I found it... A cross between Redneck Hillbilly music & heavy metal.