Wednesday, September 30, 2009

No Wave Wednesday

Lydia Lunch


Brian Eno & James Chance

Richard Hell & James Chance

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Southern Boys, Just Like You And Me

a nice little reminder for all you kids just how much REM used to rule the school.

My Top 30 Favorite Beatles' Songs

so everyone's totally Beatles crazy of late, what with video games and remastered cds being shoved down our throats. it's times like this that you start listening to the Meatmen's classic "One Down Three To Go" and start wishing someone would wipe Ringo and Paul off the face of the planet...okay, not really, but still it's total Beatles overload. regardless it got me thinking about my own favorite Fab 4 cuts and so i have my personal top 30 of all time for you:

1. I Saw Her Standing There
2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
3. Taxman
4. Help!
5. Helter Skelter
6. I'm Only Sleeping
7. Two Of Us
8. Tomorrow Never Knows
9. I Should Have Known Better
10. Across The Universe
11. I'm So Tired
12. I'm Looking Through You
13. Something
14. I Want To Hold Your Hand
15. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me and My Monkey
16. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
17. Hey Jude
18. Revolution
19. Here Comes The Sun
20. Strawberry Fields Forever
21. Paperback Writer
22. If I Needed Someone
23. A Hard Day's Night
24. Ballad Of John and Yoko
25. It Won't Be Long
26. Don't Let Me Down
27. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
28. Lady Madonna
29. Eight Days A Week
30. Because

Monday, September 28, 2009



Sunday, September 27, 2009

a quick thought on black metal

when Ozzy and Satan invented Metal i don’t think they were thinking a bunch of Dungeons and Dragons dorks in Sweden or wherethefuckevercountrynoonecaresabout would decide to dress up like gay-KISS/ pretend-Vikings and murder each other. Metal is about how many chicks you can fuck and how much cocaine and booze it takes to kill you, didn’t you get the memo?

poseurs ruin everything.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Velvet Underground's "Squeeze"

file under: mistakes your favorite band made that you weren’t even aware of.

like all things dumb in rock n roll, trying to replace your founding singer/main songwriter (in this case Lou Reed) with some random dude just to keep the band going is always a BAD FUCKING IDEA. this album is super rare/totally out of print. i’ve heard some mp3s of it a long time ago, its not actually that bad. it kinda sounds like the Allman Brothers to be honest. the song "little jack" is actually pretty fucking good (you can listen to all the songs on youtube) and the track "Caroline" is fucking awesome, i mean it holds up with almost everything on Loaded. but it is in NO WAY a Velvet Underground album. the band has completely disowned it and i can't imagine where you could find a copy...but i wish someone would rerelease it.

its still better than that record the Doors made after Jim Morrison died.


"little jack"

a mixtape for a zombie

the misfits- night of the living dead
the zombies- i want you back again
crocodiles- i wanna kill
dead moon- dead moon night
the monochrome set- love zombies
…and you will know us by the trail of dead- flood of red
L7- pretend we’re dead
echo and the bunnymen- the killing moon
joy division- dead souls
the kills- fried my little brains
black sabbath- children of the grave
the ramones- you’re gonna kill that girl
sonic youth- inhuman
the stooges- open up and bleed
pylon- feast on my heart
the clash- city of the dead
the dead boys- caught with the meat in your mouth
la peste- better off dead
the grateful dead- a friend of the devil
roky erickson- i walked with a zombie

Thursday, September 24, 2009


some possible Agenda future 7 inch/album artwork/posters/promo art that Ryan made. at least our next record already has a name even if we've only got 5 songs written...

Les Idoles! 4 EVER

Les Iodles. rent it. watch it. become it.


awesome Hawkwind doc by the BBC










Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Boss

i stole this from Little Pat who mentioned on Facebook that it's Springsteen's birthday. "Growin' Up" of course is played accordingly. love this fucking song more than anything.

Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension

so the Strokes frontman is set to drop his 1st solo album next month. this is the first single. it's okay...sort of new wave/dancey. it sounds kinda like if Julian was singing over a mid-80s New Order (think "True Faith") track. it'll be tough for him to top Albert Hammond Jr.'s surprisingly enjoyable solo records.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


who says Hendrix wasn’t a punk? so this performance by THE EXPERIENCE was on a British tv show hosted by bubblegum popster (and total hottie) Lulu. Jimi and Co were supposed to play their hit "Hey Joe" but decided to bust into a heavy as fuck cover of Cream’s "Sunshine of Your Love" after the first verse of "hey Joe". i love the feedback drenched intro.

just for good measure, here's a full 8 minute version of the band jamming out on "Sunshine Of Your Love". listen to that fucking bass. so badass! this version kills Cream's.

Hey, We Are On The Cover Of The Flagpole

Hey look mom, they put me on the cover of a magazine.

the FLAGPOLE wrote a nice article about the Kindercore Records/ Owl Scooters music festival this weekend. (Thurs-Sat for all the kids keeping score at home.) tons of awesome local Athens/Atlanta bands plus you might win a scooter. this is mostly gonna result in me being drunk for 4 days straight instead of just 2. such is life.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Hey Athens/Atlanta/People Who Ain't Got Shit To Do This Weekend:

Kindercore Records and the new Owl Scooters are putting on a 3 day festival this weekend in Athens, GA at the Caledonia Lounge and 40 Watt from Thursday September 17th through Saturday September 19th. it'll be a 3 day party and Owl Scooters is going to be giving away 2 scooters for free to some lucky person. my band The Agenda! is playing the Thursday night show at the Caledonia. come out and get drunk and enjoy some great local music.

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 (Athens based singer songwriter)
Venice Is Sinking (Athens indie rockers)
Ruby Isle (dance rock trio)
The Young Sinclairs (Viriginia based 60's inspired jangle rockers)
Still Flyin' (San Fran ska/reggae tinged popsters)
Maserati (instrumental titans of rock)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm Listening To Crime Right Now

if you don't own San Francisco's Still Doomed then you should probably do something to fix that, ASAP.

just sayin'.

footage of the band playing " Baby, You're So Repulsive". you are welcome.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Love Retro Design

check out these cool as hell retro-designed album covers i found on flickr.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009