Monday, August 31, 2009

Bangles doing Big Star

the first time i ever heard "September Gurls" (aka one of my favorite songs ever that misspells the word girl) was when the Bangles did a cover version of it when i was a kid. and now i share that version with you.

i still would totally do it with Susanna Hoffs.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Best Flyer Ever or Best Flyer Possible

leave it up to the Melvins to inspire such art.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


i was listening to Shape Of Punk To Come the other day for probably the first time in several still holds up. too bad it's the album most responsible for opening the floodgates of really bad emo and hardcore bands for a decade to come. i guess Nirvana were guilty of the same thing as well. can't blame the awesome bands for all the shittiness that they wrought.

if i'm ranking best videos of the last 15 years, this wins hands down.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Get Pumped Athens

Kindercore Records is kicking off the new school year right with a 3 night festival Sept. 17th-19th. lots of good local bands from the Athens/Atlanta area will be rocking all 3 nights. also the festival is being sponsored by the new local scooter company OWL MOTORS who will be giving away some free scooters during the fest.

the lineups for each night

Thursday Sept 17th has been dubbed the ROCK NIGHT @ The Caledonia

Turf War (sloppy powerpop/punk from Augusta, GA)
GG King (Atlanta garage punkers. former members of the Carbonas)
The Matt Kurz One (one man rock and roll band of awesome)
The Agenda! (some band of assholes)
Je Suis France (Athens/Atlanta lo-fi masters of party rock)

Friday Sept 18th has been dubbed the POP NIGHT @ The Caledonia

Werewolves (Athens new indie pop young guns)
Mark Mallman
The Gold Party (Athens Brit-pop inspired Glamrockers)
Grape Soda (Athens psychedelic organ and drums pop duo)
Masters Of the Hemisphere (Athens Indie Pop legends reunited)

Saturday Sept 19th is the BIG NIGHT @ The 40 Watt

Allison Weis
Venice Is Sinking
Ruby Isle
The Young Sinclairs
Still Flyin'

BLEACH is almost old enough to drink.

BLEACH is turning 20 years old?!?! jesus christ, i am fucking older than i think. as i’ve gotten up in my years it’s the one Nirvana album that i still listen to as much as i did when i was 15. SUB POP is rereleasing a special 20th anniversary edition with a bonus disc of some live show…but more importantly they are putting it out on white vinyl.

Bleach: Deluxe Edition
1. Blew
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese
13. Downer

Live at Pine Street Theatre
1. Intro
2. School
3. Floyd the Barber
4. Dive
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly’s Lips
8. Sappy
9. Scoff
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
12. Blew

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Animal Collective. what's the big deal?

Seriously, maybe I'm just retarded or maybe I just don't get it...but what's the big fucking deal? They're the most overrated band of this decade, in my opinion. For all the shit that got talked about the Strokes at least they had some tunes. I think Animal Collective has put out enough albums that by now id like at least one of em...yeah not so much. Whatever, fuck animal bands. I just want animal crackers.

Friday, August 21, 2009

my favorite video of the 90s

thanks to OJ for reminding me of this.

this was my favorite video ever in highschool. the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion "Flavor (remix)" featuring a rapping Beck pretending to be Steven Tyler with the Blues Explosion as Run DMC...and a guest cameo by Mike D. this video pretty much sums up high school for me.

god i used to love me some Jon Spencer. here's a bonus Blue Explosion youtube vid of the band doing my favorite of their songs "2 Kindsa Love".

my crush on Yelle is pretty much out of control


this video makes me feel all funny.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Night Thurston and Beck blew my 16 year old mind

one of the truly great moments in the history of MTV and the 90s in general.

Thurston Moore’s guest host spot on 120 Minutes (greatest show ever!!!) where he interviews a very young Beck. this was right when "Loser" was first coming out. Beck gave the strangest interview i’d ever seen at the time and then Mike D from the Beastie Boys shows up to promote their summer tour with Johnny Cash, Donovan, Oprah, Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins and then the 3 of them do some noiserock/rap improv at the end. total joy.

does anyone have my copy of HATED?

GG Allin...still dead.

little chick with a big guitar

Sunday, August 16, 2009


i just wanna know your name

someone needs to teach me how to host mp3s on my blog. i am too retarded/lazy/useless to figure something like that on my own.

1. Elvis Costello Alison
2. the Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
3. The Smiths - Jeane
4. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Jennifer
5. Big Star - O, Dana
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
7. T. Rex - Debora
8. The dBs - Judy
9. The Kinks - Victoria
10. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Molina
11. The Faces - Cindy Incidentally
12. John Lennon - Oh, Yoko!
13. The Apples In Stereo - Ruby
14. The White Stripes - Joleen
15. Nervous Eaters - Loretta
16. Billy Bragg - Shirley
17. Vampire Weekend - Bryn
18. Nirvana - Polly
19. M83 - Kim & Jessie
20. Suicide - Cheree
21. The Rolling Stones - Angie
22. Wreckless Eric - Veronica
23. The Nips - Gabrielle
24. The Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda
25. The Beatles - Michelle
26. The Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
27. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Deanna
28. Elliott Smith - Clementine
29. Neutral Milk Hotel - Naomi
30. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne

Friday, August 14, 2009


shameless plug for my show tonight. come out tonight if you can. fun times.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Talkin' to Dracula and his crew, All aboard for funtime

Iggy & Bowie doing "Funtime". awesome.

The Dead Weather "Treat Me Like Your Mother"

this video is all kinds of rad. i'm not much of a fan of the song.

2 new RADIOHEAD songs, thanks internets

"These Are My Twisted Words" possibly the song they recorded for the new Twilight movie.

"Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" is a tribute to England's last surviving soldier of WWI (he recently died at the age of 111).

you can download it here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

rad SONIC YOUTH posters

i found these on this cool site where you can buy old flyers and posters from shows. they've got pretty much any band you'd want on there. it's a cool fucking site. check it out.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

more MC5 related-ness

Dennis Thompson of the MC5 has a blog. check it out.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Been jamming a shit load of Budgie lately...

Welsh rippers:

Better than Rush? Catalog says yes.

MC5 live in 1972

the MC5 in 1972 playing some songs for a TV program. i have no idea what or who this was for, also i have no idea the correct order of all these songs. anyways enjoy.

"Ramblin' Rose"

"Motorcity Is Burning"

"Black To Comm"


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

thought of the day

i think the reason most bands write songs about teenage girls is because the word teen rhymes with lots of things. also guys in rock bands are perverts.