Thursday, December 30, 2010
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
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
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?
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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Monday, November 29, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
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
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
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
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
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
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.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
"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."
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.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
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
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
"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."http://www.myspace.com/wearegoldenages
"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
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"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."
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
The website is also interesting:
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
First album ever.
Bitch is hot.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Yup, still posting. How's it going, Jason?
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
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
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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:
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.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
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
Thursday, May 13, 2010
$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
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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.