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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

raygun






ronald reagan was shot 30 years ago today. in his honor, i recently hung a giant portrait of him in my bathroom so i can look at him every time i take a shit. that pretty much sums it up how i feel about ol ronny raygun.

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randomy...

-i got my elbow tattooed (again) the other day. how did it feel? it was  UNBEARABLY PAINFUL!!!! (no really, its one of the most painful tattoos i've ever gotten..not just yesterday, but my elbows in general) but fortunately it was brief (it was about 7minutes in duration. better than the almost 2 hours it took to get the original work done) cuz it was just some simple lining added to make it pop out a little. thank god both of my elbow's are done now. shit huuuuuurts!
-i had the chance to see the warhol and cars exhibit at the montclair art museum a few days ago. the work focused on warhol's fascination with cars at certain points in his career. it was pretty interesting and a good collection of pieces was on display including some pretty early drawings which i especially enjoyed. they dated from his days as an art student and his early commercial work. i always like to see the early works of iconic artists because it shows where they came from. i would still like to see more in terems of a larger body of his work, but this was a good taste for now. i'm reading a biography on him right now and it was nice to have a visual frame of reference other than just the reproduced prints in the book.
-i'm still waiting to obtain the forthcoming wild flag 7" that will be available on 4/16 (hey they're putting it out as a bday present to me!) in stores...they had it at shows, but i wasn't able to catch them when they were in nyc earlier this month. buuuut i was forunate enough to get ahold of some live tracks by them which i have been rocking. def excited to hear what they sound like polished up in the studio and next time they're around these parts, i need to prioritize getting to the show. 
-a new dollhouse epitaphs one shot written by jed whedon and maurissa tancharoen is now available. i gotta get my ass to the comic shop to pick this up.
-kaki king AAANNNNDD sebadoh next week!!!! both shows are my early 30th bday gift to myself. shit son!

-super opens in 2 days. def wanna see this shit. the trailer looks ridic and insane. haha. i just need to find a theater near me that i can hit up....i have some time off next week and will be in nyc for the above mentioned shows so i'm sure i can search it out there.


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earth hour was this past weekend and i think thats just great. i think its good to conserve electricity and for people to be aware. but what i really want to know is why the hell doesn't this happen daily? why just once a year? how hard it is to turn off non-essential lighting? not hard at all it just takes a little bit of training and self discipline. just ask steve what its like living in my house, i bitch at him every time he leaves a room and keeps the light on. he was the worst when we first moved in together, he left all the lights on all the time, but he's gotten a lot better. i'm really good at keeping the lights off when i'm awake and up and about but my biggest fault is that i tend to fall asleep when i'm reading. i always get really mad at myself when i wake up and the light has been on the whole time, but i'm really trying to put the book down and turn off the light as soon as i feel myself dozing off. but the plus of working overnight and sleeping during the day is that most of the time i can read by daylight before i go to sleep. i know that its not always feasable for major cities to just turn off the lights all the time, but individuals in their homes can do it and make a difference.

so i say, lets have earth hour every day, all year long. its so easy and takes next to no effort. in addition, keeping things like your dvd player, video game systems, microwaves, computers, chargers, etc unplugged when you aren't using them take zero effort and it all adds up in the long run to reducing energy consumption. are you with hoos on this super easy shit? if a lot of people make a lot of small steps, thats pretty big shit if you ask me.

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check this shit....

RAHIM-enduring love (i haven't listened to rahim in a while but something today made me think of them. i always loved this song, the whole structure of the song just gets to me, and i seem to find myself having a hard time describing it. probably because at the time that i was listening to them the most, it was a very emotional time in my life and thats what i connect most with rather than with the instrumentation [but i must say the vocals are stellar and the drums/percussion really make this song for me on a musical level]. the idea of enduring love was a fleeting concept to me then, and it still is now in a way, almost 5 years after frist hearing this song. i got a chance to see them play some time ago and it was a really good show. i'm not sure what they're up to these days and their website seems to not exist anymore...and their myspace page was unclear... but hopefully they're still around and will make more tunes. we shall see]

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

i will find a way to find you



playing with my new polaroid 300 (steve snapped this shot of my legs at the thrift store the other day) i'm happy to have a useable polaroid back in my life.  the image quality is much better and crisper than the old 600 camera i had and while these seem to develop faster than the old ones, i've noticed that it takes a full 30-45 min to really get the full depth of the image (for instance, i thought this was too over-exposed when it was first done "cooking" then looked at it a little while later under the same type of lighting and it had developed further with richer darks, more shadow tones, and truer color) i def like this camera but i do have a complaint in that this version of the film is not as easy to hand manipulate. at least not the stuff that i would do to them anyway, its still possible to manipulate them, but i just have to figure out some new techniques to get the effects i liked. we shall see what happens!

and fyi the fuji instax camera which i had tried a few years back is the exact same thing, the exact same film, just a different brand name slapped on it. i'm not sure if polaroid makes a larger version of this camera, but i know that fuji does. maybe i'll check it out.

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randomy...

-i'm an ass. i bought a new hoodie the other day and wore it for the first time the next day. i then proceeded to spill shit on it which did not wash out. way to go hoosatron! i think i'm just going to make the most of it and splatter it with paint. that works.
-men are the "new" group of jd samson of le tigre. i say "new" cuz they've actually been around since 2007, but didn't release a full length until january of this year. i just finally snagged it and its some really good shit. they're currently on tour but unfortunately will not be out my way which sucks. i saw le tigre a few times (including their first tour when jd was not in the band but was their projectionist) over the years and def enjoyed them. anyway, back to men! haha. the record is rad shit and made me wanna shake my hoosy ass. haha. fav standout tracks "credit card babies,""simultaneously" (love the guitar work in this) "boom boom boom," "make it reverse" (love the breakdown), and "be like this" (also with great guitar work) i just wish i could play this at work but prob NOT a good idea. haha. electro shit like this is what makes me happy to be alive! and go here for an older ny times blip about women and facial hair, which mentions jd's amazing stasche. reclaim that shit! and right here for a page that has a few videos of men/jd  and links to other shit.
-my dad, the least tech savvy/social media aware person i know...okay besides my mom...just made a facebook profile and he friended me. epic. EPIC.
-clean water nj what can you do to keep NJ's water clean? go here for some tips
-elizabeth taylor died today. sad.
-just snagged the new explosions in the sky record "take care, take care, take care" (it comes out next month, i'm not one for waiting. haha) on first listen it sounds good but i need to spend more time with it. it seems a little more mature and not as FUCKING EPICCCCCC (which is good and bad all at once... for me anyway) which i like. def want to see them again (i saw them 3 years ago), but as i stated in an earlier post, their show in nyc is just too much money and too big a venue for me to really justify going. perhaps another time.
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listen up!

DREAMEND- magnesium light (i'm a sucker for songs with banjo...if they're done well which this song was. this project includes ryan graveface who is also in one of my all time favs, black moth super rainbow-who have a deluxe reissue of "dandelion gum" coming soon. shit! anyway, this song is mid-tempo with the above mentioned banjo-playing chords which i really liked instead of the oft heard finger picked style, choppy drums, and dreamy-ish slightly effects-y vocals i looked at the sky today and said i said, “hey, now” i looked in your eyes today and said i said, “hey, now” i looked at the stars tonight and said i said, “don’t go” i looked at the stars tonight and said i said, “don’t go away”  a really stellar track that made me think of a lot of the important people in my life past and present. you can check this track out at their myspace page. good shit.)

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i just saw this video by shannon hourigan after it was posted on FB by amber benson (author, actor, and buffy alum) whose work i also enjoy. this shit is awesome and so cute (cuz you know i love robots!) interestingly enough, i titled this blog before i saw this video but it makes perfect sense now. haha. it was destiny!

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this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

slm

1980-2008

you would have been 31 today. i love and miss you forever.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

beginning of the universe


hoosatron redux


as i mentioned last week or so, i've been reppin hard in the hoos sticker factory churning out a new supply for summer (its such a pain in the ass to work with enamel when its humid so i paint a lot in the cooler months). i still need to set aside a little time to design some fancy vinyl ones i can pay someone else to print for me, but i will never stop cranking out the custom ones on random stickers i find. i love the paint fumes too much! haha. (actually i hate the light headedness but it kinda goes with the territory)




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randomy....

-finally got a new laptop! its uber fast (4gbs of ram) and i can scan my finger print to log into shit. newavo techno yo! i have a lot of shit to transfer over still, but all 91gbs of my music is transferred which is prob some of the most important shit to be moved. and now that i have a cd drive that will actually read cd's i can start going through the boxes and boxes of shit i have in my basement and still at my parent's house. i went through a box last night and found some shit that is either way out of print, too obscure to find online, or shit from years back that i haven't listened to in ages. i can't wait to get that shit ripped!
-ol hoosy is going back overnight at work for the next few months. i'm happy about this because i feel like it will give me more time to focus on school in the morning after i get home from work with less distraction. i also can't wait til it gets just a tad warmer so i can start spending time outside; i always liked doing that first thing in the morning after work. i'm within walking distance of a rad river/park that i didn't spend enough time at last spring/summer and that needs to be fixed and it will be.
-MUSIC FOR LOVERS open up your funky mind and you can fly Free your mind and your ass will follow The kingdom of heaven is within Freedom is free of the need to be free Free your mind and your ass will follow The kingdom of heaven is within [haha. a wacky mp3 blog]
-since the rain storm made me get the last of my vinyl up from the basement, i've been spinning some slabs i haven't in a long time. (i was always a sucker for 10" records and as i type this, i'm rocking "arkansas heat" by the gossip. and speaking of them, you can go here for a quick blurb on beth ditto's upcoming autobiography "coal to diamonds") i was rocking in the kitchen and annoying steve! haha. i gotta break out some of my uber old school 78s for him cuz i think he'd really like them. now that's some rad ass shit.
-LUCA MUSES by my friend, the lovely luca lollibomb. read this shit. srsly.
-currently listening to skip james as a cool breeze blows through my bedroom window. there are certain joys to serious sleep deprivation (i've been up for 30+ hours with a 1.5 hour nap and 2 shifts at work in the middle. this is a regular thing for me. i haven't slept normally in almost 5 years)
-black tambourine i heart you.
-i am a complete spazzwad....twice in the past few weeks i've put on a pair of pants, reached in the pocket upon realizing there was something in it, and pulled out money. the other week i found $80 and just now i found $65. i can't stand when people leave money laying around (steve does this...its all over the floor in his room...too bad its only pennies and nickels) so this is weird for me. either that or a fairy is leaving money in my pockets...that could also be true. haha.
-50 most influential dance tracks of all time as told by skrufff.com. i was wondering if "blue monday" by new order would make the list and shit son, it was #1. thats fucking right! love that song!


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um...what? or rather WTF!?!?!

turns out the peeps over at chevron are really compassionate types and really care a whole bunch about the human race and the environment. it seems that they decided to SUE amazon natives it POISONED with toxins. hell yeah! i like that business plan. you know the "lets fuck some people over, fuck up the environment while we're at it, and then sue THEM so we don't have to take responsibility for it!" plan. its some smart shit right there. i should get a job working for chevron cuz you know, i'd feel great going to sleep at night cuz hey, it's not my problem, now is it? nope!

UGH!!!!!!!! f you chevron!

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DAVID BOWIE-rebel rebel ("not sure if you're a boy or a girl" haha. the story of my life. my old boss used to say "there's your line!" whenever it would come on the radio at work. i love that line, but what i love most about this song is the guitar. its simple and driving and just gets inside of me like fish hook. i like a lot of complex, deeper music, but i also like a lot of things that are just straightforward and easy too. those things are what get me hyper and moving like a spazz, especially when i'm at work. songs like that may not get inside my soul the way something more down tempo and moody would, but they still make a lasting latent impressions on me hours after the fact of listening to it and thats all i can ask for in a great song. this song def falls in that category )

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Monday, March 14, 2011

this morning i felt like running away



nikki mcclure

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randomy....

-i went to my brother's house yesterday to watch the a-team with him, but we ended up watching more sarah silverman than anything else. its been a while since i've watched her stuff and god i laughed so much. i friggen love her! it all came about cuz she somehow came up in conversation and i asked my brother if he'd seen the blackface episode of her show which he had not. seriously one of my fav episodes ever. so fucking funny and so fucking wrong! hahaha. i then i found out he hadn't seen "jesus is magic" either. WTF?!?!?! but we fixed that shit in a hurry!
-so...all the flooding in my town over the past few days was fun. the river across the street from my house ran way over its banks which resulted in my road being shut down for over a day, lots of businesses closing down, and a few of my neighbors houses getting really fucked up. we were lucky cuz though we got a total of about 10" of water in my basement (which has all been pumped out as of today) and our heat being knocked out (which is still not back on), not much of our shit was ruined, its not so cold out that its super terrible not having heat for a few days, and we never lost power. it could be way worse as some of the surrounding areas/towns were hit really hard. and then there's japan. i don't even have any problems compared to what happened there. i feel really bad and wish there was more i could do. as more info becomes available, i'm going to look to donate money since i can't donate my time by going there (though a part of me wants to but the whole no passport thing and can't take time off of work thing...2 big bummers. i am gonna get my passport soon though esp if i'm gonna actually be going to canada this summer)
-left handed guitar shop the place for southpaw axes.
-i have officially found sushi within walking/biking distance of my house which is friggen awesome as heck! its a new place about a mile down the road which steve and i spotted it last week much to our excitement. we had dinner there last night and def plan on going back but next time on foot or by bike. i can walk to pretty much everything in this town but never sushi until now. amazing!
-FLUXBLOG an mp3 blog (i used to read this one all the time. i should get back on that)
-shit son, death from above 1979 is back together?!?! hell yes! super excited for this one! they have new rehearsal videos posted on their website now. i'm gonna go watch that shit.
-i've followed bradley's almanac, (a boston based mp3 blog that posts some good live shit) on and off for several years now and remember to check in every so often. i went today and saw he just some live covers posted here of superchunk covering SSD, rival schools covering the smiths, and wild flag covering patti smith. def rad shit. (a few years back i emailed  him cuz i lost some tracks in the shuffle between 2 or 3 computers that i had DL'd from him of the teenbeat records 20th anniversary show. he was nice enough to write me back right away and send me the files....or maybe he reposted them....but in any case, i got the tracks back which was awesome of him. the live version of flin flon's "black bear" that came from that show is fucking awesome and so much better than the original studio recording. i only ever saw FF once and that shit blew my mind...but its been so long that i don't remember if they played this song)
-ooooooo new post at EFFING DYKES reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeead that shittttt!!!!

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listen up!

LITTLE RED CAR WRECK- rip up the carpet (this song appeared on one of my favorite comps of all time, yo yo projector:another studio compilation which came out in 1999. pat maley who was the man behind yo yo records/yo yo a go go was in LRCW as well. there is just something so cute and so innocent and so fucking pure about this song. the super simple and ultra clean guitar, the bangy drums, the little keyboard, the super cute vocals. the lyrics (see below). just so perfect. i have the album they put out "motor like a mother" and its good, but not as good as this one single song. and even better, japanther does an awesome cover/reboot of this track retitled as "public square" on their 2003 album, "dump the body in the rikki lake" their version includes the original guitar parts and keys with added distorted guitar and drums as well as their own vocalsbrilliant shit. i wish i could push a button and a rope would instantly tie around my ankles and i would be hung up from the highest window in the highest skyscraper in the world. 25 million miles above the sky 25 million miles above the solar system 25 million miles above my house and i would rip up the carpet.

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i just realized that there are two odes to olympia wa, in this post. haha. nikki mcclure and little red car wreck both hale from good ole oly, wa and i discovered both while i lived there. one of these days i'm going to take another trip out to visit. i haven't been back in almost 6 years.    

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shuffalump zhen


at the time of this shuffalump's scientific conduction, my ipod had 19,214 songs on it, but it has since grown to 19,331....actually more since i have some fresh aquisitions to add on. this is also is the shortest of the lumps yet, but its all good. i am throwing together a kickass all instrumental lump for volume 11 since i've been thinking/talking about doing themed ones for a bit and here we go. i am working on it as i type this actually and its safe to say boards of canada will be making an appearance on the 11th edition! i might change up the format a little too since there is a lot i want to cover...we'll see. okay sucka mc's, read on! comment to me, email me, tell me what you think. and as i mentioned last post, the invite to be a guest shuffalumper is still open as long as you meet the criteria (email me or check the last lump). alright...here we go!


p.s. this is the unofficial "rainy/sad day" shuffalump since it was rainy and i was feeling melancholy when i did it.


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BEIRUT-postcards from italy (oh what a good rainy day song! i admittedly never got super into them, though i really should revisit that, but i remember hearing this song for the first time in 2006 and just fell in love with it right away. i also remember being sure to include it on a mix cd in hopes of impressing a girl...i don't think it worked...prob not considering nothing much happened. oh well she turned out to be pretty lame anyway. haha. but yeah, i still get a certain sparkle in my heart when i hear this song. its just beautiful)
MARITIME- souvenirs (another band that in my mind is forever attached to 2006 as well but late fall, early winterish. and because of another girl, this one who would have much further and far reaching implications on my life, but we won't get into that here. haha. she was also far too...idk...something...to appreciate a lot of the music i like and deemed 90% of it weird and/or annoying. haha. we agreed mostly on rock and downtempo electro stuff and i kept stuff like this to myself... though its far from being "weird" or "annoying," she still never seemed to get it. the album that spoke most to me was not the one that this song is on "glass floor" which sounded too polished to me, but their 2nd album "we, the vehicles" i must have listened to that record a million and a half times...there was just something so vulnerable about it. not unlike how i was feeling at that time in my life)
7 SECONDS-99 red balloons (a snotty cover of the classic 80s track by nena. they don't stray far from the formula of a punk rock cover but that doesn't bother me. does it bother you?)
FC KAHUNA- machine says yes (this is from the album of the same name. its a good slab despite their name being on the pretty stupid side. haha. yes i did just say that! but yeah, i have said it many times how much i have a weakness for electro music and i like how they go back and forth from upbeat stuff that makes me hyper to slower stuff that just gets me zoned out and trapped in my own head. they did a bunch of eps and singles as well as a mix cd-which i have used while DJing- but to my knowledge this is the only full album they ever did)
FUGAZI- shaken all over (this is a very short segue track from the "instrument" soundtrack which i absolutely adore. i have it on vinyl and i used to play that record sooooo much over and over flipping it from side to side again and again (though i always was partial to side b). i have it on my ipod now obviously and i still just love how stripped and raw it is. i've said it before that i love fugazi more than almost any other band ever and more than that, i have so much respect for them for always staying true to what they set out to do in the first place. this is an amazing record and a look at the true greatness that fugazi. i need to break out the LP again, theres something far more magical than hearing it on my ipod. i should also watch the movie since its been some time since i've seen it)
GORILLAZ- double bass (all of which makes me anxious, at times unbearably so. when i first moved back to nj in december 2001 and then into early 2002, i pretty much played this record all the time. and not because of "clint eastwood" but because of the strength of the other tracks that weren't getting played on the radio, this almost entirely instrumental track being one of them)
LADY GAGA-so happy i could die (say what you want, but hoosy likes gaga! hahaha. i love when something like this pops up in a shuffalump-britney spears made an appearance on one of the earliest volumes. anyway, is there anyone else who gets a real underlying vibe of sadness in this? cuz i do)
LINDA SMITH-its now (about 10 years ago i came into possession of a delightful gem of a comp called typical girls that was filled with some pretty kickass, mostly obscure, and lofi shit by mostly female artists. i have listened to it many times over the years and still get a lot out of it. i don't know all that much about many of the artists on it because there isn't a lot out there about many of them. i'm just hoping the above link to ms.smith is accurate. the typical girls link has a list of tons of pre-riot grrrl female post punk musicians which could keep me very busy for a while. i can also hook you peeps up with this comp cuz its so worth having . you know if you're an uber music dork like me. haha. just hit me up)


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

disguise



ashley wood

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randomy...

-on the left hand, there are no easy answers a NY times article on the mysteries of left-handedness. i am happy to say i'm part of the select 10% of the population that can call ourselves southpaws.
-supersized:strange tales from a fast food culture is a new graphic novel by morgan spurlock (with jeremy barlow, lukas ketner, tony millionaire, and ron chan) about fast food culture. this looks interesting, i prob am gonna pick it up.
-c86 and all that: the 25th anniversary why the C86 cassette compilation has a far more important legacy in independent music than just giving rise to jangly indie-pop
-i cut my finger at work today and it was annoying. the end. haha.
-egg city radio is a wacky mp3 blog that i've loosely followed for a while. it rose out of the ashes of post punk junk which was just a brilliant thing and i was very sad to see its demise. luckiyl ECR popped up not long after. the new blog focuses less on post punk music as an aesthetic and mostly has some pretty weird obscure shit on it (the last post was of porno 8tracks from the 70s) which i can't say i like as much as i like PPJ as i found out about some rad osbcuro new wave/punk/post punk stuff on there that had more value to me than some crazy porno mp3s (though i'm not gonna lie, i've DLd some of these before cuz they're so fucking funny). not to say everything he posts is like that, but yeah, anyway, check this shiz!
-monster movie music a blog about monster movies and their music. its got some good pics too. i should steal some. haha. and it is also regularly updated which is a plus. i hate when i find new blogs about nifty things and the creators are less than thorough about keeping up with them.
-explosions in the sky has a new song called "trembling hands" available for DL now. its from their upcoming record, "take care, take care, take care" which comes out in april. the song is short for them, clocking in at a mere three and a half minutes. it was also a departure from their usual quiet-loud-quiet-LOUD-quiet-REALLY LOUD format which to me is def enticing cuz it was honestly getting a little old (don't get me wrong, i love EITS, but i think they have a lot more to offer than some of the formulated sad/epic songs they've churned out in the past). there were also vocals, though not words, which was a change as well. it makes me wonder what the whole record will sound like...i'm def excited to hear it. they are playing in NYC on 4/6 and i looked into tickets but its not general admission and for where i'd be in the venue, its not worth the price (i think $52 after fees) to me. plus i'm going to see two other shows that week (kaki king on thurs and sebadoh on sat) so i'll be pretty rocked out. haha. perhaps next time they're on tour and if i can get decent tickets i'll go to the show.
-i've been working in the hoosy sticker factory again churning out custom hand painted (okay...stenciled) stickers to get ready for the warm weather. i like to get a lot painted this time of year to have ready for when it gets warm and i start to lurk around in urban areas. and before it gets too humid and then takes 17 hours for the paint to dry, that too. i also think i'm going to do a new design or maybe 2 styles to get professionally done on vinyl since i'm out of version 2.0 and have uber limited numbers of version 1.0 left. i say this because, though i'm not sure yet, but i'm thinking of doing some traveling this summer and leaning heavily towards going international (aka canada) you know as soon as i get that whole passport thing worked out...as in you know, getting one. for those who know me well, you know there is one thing i don't travel without and that would be stickers/adhesives of some kind. and if i'm going international, shit son, i'm going fucking large!

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FUGAZI-epic problem (this is from their last album "the argument" and shit i can't believe its been almost 10 years since it came out. please fugazi, please come off of "indefinate hiatus" and make some new music. this record was major for me when it came out in late 2001 and for most of the next year. i've got an epic problem, this epic problem's not a problem for me. ahh i just love it. i was most dissapointed that they haven't recorded anything since as a band because this record really was starting to go off in a whole new direction as they matured. though all of the members have stayed active doing other things it still isn't the same. i've mostly kept up with ian mackaye's band the evens (love that shit!) and joe lally's  solo work (to date he's released 2 solo records).  every day i still wish they'd do another record. every day. you never know, it might happen!

and as a funny aside, as i've mentioned before, i'm the music master at work and don't shy away from playing shit just because the vast majority of the people there won't know who it is. i also like to have fun and do random trivia questions and give away sodas and candy to the winners. i do a lot of history questions but this morning it was all music action. in addition to my question about john williams (i absolutely love his work), i decided to do "name that tune" and played "arpeggiator" to keep it tricky for them to figure it out. i didn't think anyone would get it but then a little while later a shy girl who doesn't talk all that much came up to me and was like "was that 'arpeggiator'?" to which i got very excited and gave her a high five! haha. i tried that game with emilys sassy lime a few months back and not one person knew (not suprisingly). haha. though i did have one kid come tell me he really liked it so i burned it for him. shit, why did i never have a cool boss who burned me rips of obscure 7"s? oh was that just tooting my own horn? hahaha.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

management accounting


dave mckean

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randomy...

-i just got a new ninja turtles shirt. let me tell you i watched this shit on tv at like 8 years old and shit, i will wear a tshirt of them at (almost) 30 years old, i don't give a fuck! i thank my lucky stars every day that i never really grew up. every single day.
-speaking of shirts...i need to go through my tshirts cuz i have a million of em and i never have them nice and organized. well, maybe not a million but certainly plenty. all my wolf tshirts in one place.... all my bad metal band shirts over here....all my random shirts like this....my element shirts like that....hahaha
-epitonic is back. i very much enjoyed this shit back in the day. glad to see its return. (i was also happy to see a technicolor song, "on the bottom" featured)
-destroy and rebuild nyc
-i'm totally distracted trying to do a dumb ass paper on management accounting. ugh. last day of this shit!
-and while i'm on the subject of EWWW! i had the crappiest day in a long time today. but i dusted myself off and will go back at it again tomorrow for the better. i also went out and bunch of new socks. an absurdly simple stress reliever i must say!
-have i mentioned god is an astronaut on this shit before? i do believe i have. but i'm mentioning them again cuz i'm listening to them right now and really enjoying it. melancholy instrumental rock without delving to much in epicness or loudness. lots of keys/synth. love that shit.
-macbeth footwear is pretty hard to find in sizes small enough for my little kid feet, however i do believe that moo shoes can help me in this pursuit.

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listen up!

BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW- elq milq (though it was not the case, in my mind, my first conscious memory of hearing this song was in my car while driving northbound into philadelphia from deleware rather than my usual southbound route from jersey. i like approaching philly that way going northbound on 95 cuz you arc around the city and i feel like you get to see more...idk...maybe its just me. it was shortly after one of the people i've loved most in my life died, someone who adored that city to its core, and it was just a surreal experience. at once it made me nostalgic for her old times, made me miss her, and made me hopeful for the future. BMSR has a secret power over my heart and mind, its true)

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Monday, March 7, 2011

shuffalump the 9th!



ooooh shit! i figure since it took me 80 years between volumes 7 and 8, i better get right on top of volume 9 and here it is in all its glory. as i'm typing this, i am jamming on some uber catchy electroclash which is like crack for me...once i hear it, i can't get enough. haha. anyway the official song count on my ipod is 19,154 and counting.

as the lump gets older and more mature, i've been really thinking about trying some new things. i am looking into having guest shuffalumpers (again not sure if i'm going to go soley with their commentary or add my own...we'll see how it goes).  i've talked to a few people already and if you're interested please let me know. i also think i wanna do some lumps that i make up myself. haha. fake shuffalumps. or maybe i dig through my 7" records and talk about them....or put all of the songs i've ripped from my vinyl collection in one playlist and shuffle that. or about one specific artist or record label. you know, mix it up. idk. we shall see.

DISCLAIMER: the role of a guest shuffalumper is NOT to be taken lightly and this is ONLY open to super serious music dorks who willingly devote hours of their life to music be it obsessively listening to it, teaching it, playing it, going to see bands, digging around in the used bins at tiny record stores (its been soooo long since i've partaken) etc. anyone with a k records related tattoo (i have 2 for the record), i urge you to bring it forth!!!! ipod nanos need not apply. hahaha.

also, if you are interested in any of these artists further, hit me up too. discussion is welcome and encouraged.

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DRUMS AND TUBA- the horse and the tree (i saw D&T a few years back at a tiny hole in the wall place in brooklyn to a crowd that was smaller than the crowds the band i was in at the time was playing for which struck me as odd cuz i figured the place would be mobbed. there was also an incident of public lewdness that night but we don't need to worry about that. haha. anyway, i love their earliest stuff best when they were purely instrumental, but i must say the drummer also being the vocalist is pretty rad. i was in a short lived project in which i was the drummer/vocalist but thankfully it didn't go far because i'm a terrible singer! hahaha. we did record a song in a real studio though oddly enough [as a favor to a recording student]...and i had to do a billion takes of the vocal tracks with the sorest throat ever....but i don't have a copy so don't ask to hear it!)
THE VANDALS- the rog (i must say this song is disspointing as is the album it comes from "fear of a punk planet". i always loved 1995s "live fast diarrhea" the best which i rocked on cassette all throughout high school. haha. all the rest of their stuff fell short of LFD to me. and i admit, i also wore plaid pants a lot of the time while i was rocking it. hahahahaha)
PEACHES-serpentine (oh motherfuckerrrr! i fucking LOVE peaches. 2 funny facts...i used to blast "the teaches of peaches" when i was in college the first time. you know the time i went for photography. haha. but yeah i would play it in the studio during shoots regardless of it made my studio partner uncomfortable or not...and just for the record the lab tech loved it and encouraged it! and 2nd fact, when i was first in my old band, to figure out if we could play together we learned a few covers and banged out a nastily bad version of "set it off" which looking back, was pretty fucking awesome(ly bad). there may be a bad recording of it somewhere but i don't have it and we never played it out when we started playing shows. to this day "teaches" remains my favorite of her albums, though i do love them all. this track comes from "i feel cream" and let me just say i fucking love any songs that include mullets and talk of women having beards and mustasches. hahahahaha. i just wish i could get away with playing this at work but i think its probably best i shy away from it. this shit rules)
CAMBER-temporary (this...THIS...was the most amazing thing to me at 18years old. i loved the record this is on "anyway, i've been there" and it was the real start of my somewhat major obsession with all things deep elm records that lasted the next 4 years. back then they were putting out some epic shit, shit that really mattered to me, and was not at all watered down or poppy. i miss those days. this record also was in heavy rotation after my split with my first gf. oooooooh what a sad little hoos i was! this record makes me nostalgic, but its also still pretty friggen good. there's that too. i still get all super excited like i used to when i would pop the cassette-yes cassette! into my crap ass first car and drive around all over nj/ny with this blaring. good times!)
KANYE WEST-late (oh kanye west. haha. its been a while since i've listened to him and i can't say i'm a huge fan, but i just transferred stuff from an older hard drive and this was some of it. this is snarky. i like it. haha)
RADIOHEAD-lucky [acoustic] (who reading this actually knew that radiohead has been around since 1985? though at that time they were known as on a friday and didn't change their name til several years later. google that shit son. this is a really raw acoustic version of the "OK computer" track as in just thom yorke and a 12string. the recording quality is not super great either but somehow that really makes it for me. i really enjoy the original and it makes me want to lay on my bed just fading into it...or perhaps out in the grass in a field somewhere. this marks one of a number of shuffalump appearance for radiohead)
IRIS intercede light (i heard them for the first time on my 29th birthday at balance hair salon in jc. i've never gotten my hair cut there but i have shown art there and gone to shows as well....and worn a shit costume with horns. hell yeah! this track comes from "wrath" which was definately a departure and features a lot more guitar and a harder feel rather than straight up electro. its not bad but i'm more a fan of their straight up bouncy electro shit i must say)
FREEZEPOP-strange (oh freezepop so cute. i had a severe problem with them a few years back as in i needed electopop rehab when i was done with them. my old band mates would beg me not to play this in the car when we were driving places even though they got me into FP in the first place! this is from their new record "imaginary friends" and while it is not a huge departure from their past work, its slightly more mature and less cutesy which is a nice change strange the way you're like a ghost to me....love that shit)
FANTASY MISSION FORCE-train surf (the bio for FMF on their myspace page is pretty detailed so check it out. anyway, this is one of the lesser known of the million side projects of rob crow of pinback. let me just state for those who don't know, i love pinback and rob crow. more than most things. FMF is pretty noisy and lofi which is pure brilliance in my book. they did a few things but they've been hard to track down...i'm not even sure where i got the tracks i do have. but i'll keep searching for more)
DICK DALE- del-tone rock (the king of the surf guitar! not only is he a guitar legend and the father of surf music, he is also a badass southpaw! he is still performing and puts on a great show...but be warned, you only have to go once because if you go twice, you will see the EXACT same thing right down to the stage banter.that being said, i'm really glad i got to see him [the first time!] and he gave me one of his guitar picks which i glued onto the pick guard of my trusty southpaw stratocaster)
EXCUSE 17- forever fired (this is carrie brownstein before she was in sleater kinney and incidentally, this is also my favorite excuse 17 song. go ipod for picking it out for me to enjoy! haha. its so interesting to listen to this now and to hear brownstein at the beginning of her musical career and all the potential that was apparent even then. i'm really excited for her new band wild flag which also features SK/quasi drummer janet weiss and mary timony of helium who i also love. i've saw SK a bunch of times over the years including their 3rd to last show, saw mary timony solo 4 or 5 times and saw quasi once. all of the shows were incredible so i can only imagine what all 3 of them together will sound like. now that i think of it, about 10 years ago i also saw carrie in a very tiny and short lived band she did in olympia,wa called the prowl. i'm not sure how many shows they did...i only remember that one which was above a record store at a sweet little venue that had some great shows before it got shut down. i have pictures somewhere but god only knows where. and though i had a tape recorder that night, i didn't tape their set which i've always secretly kicked myself over because they never recorded anything)
GAY AGAINST YOU- ppanda (shit you gotta love snotty, annoying electro/bitpop! this is the kind of stuff that when its on in my car and my mom is with me i know to skip immediately. haha. i myself even have limited patience for it and have to take it in limited doses so it doens't lose its magically dork appeal. haha. this is a noisy bouncy instrumental number and i want to jump around now that i've heard it. haha)

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volume 10 is done and will be ready to go soon! shit son!

hoosatron out!

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

between planets



ryan heshka


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randomy...

-my one cat, bella-bop, is super fat and a champion snuggler who sleeps on/with me every single night. waking up at the fucking ass crack of (not even) dawn (230am every day of my life!) is made somewhat better knowing a fat, purry, blob of a girl will be there to greet me. but even better than that, she generally hides all day but since she also wheezes at practically all times, you always know where she is. hahaha. thats some nice stealth moves right there. wheez and no one will find you!
-a beginners guide to the mountain goats to imitate the mountain goats in these days of super-cheap digital recording would be an exercise in trying too hard. couldn't have said it better myself.
-does any other southpaw find it amusing when people say "oh you're left handed" to you like its some kind of disease? hahaha. us lefties, we're just sick like that! (i have SP tattooed on my left wrist so i can rep my southpaw status hard fucking core!)
-i was at the dr. the other day and i have a big ass bruise on my leg from smashing into with a pallet at work and he joked and asked if it was a new tattoo since its on the leg that i have a bunch of pieces on. haha. i love when older man doctor types make awkward quips to try to break up the silence. its kinda cute. (i was at the dr. with a friend over the summer and his dr COULD NOT GET OVER us cuz you could tell he had never seen heavily tattooed and pierced people before. at least not up close anyway. he asked us a million questions in only the way an uptight wealthy man in pleated pants can. haha)
-miley fucking cyrus wore a mustasche on the jimmy fallon show!?!?! HAHAHAHA. fucking love that shit. now if only my dad had ever grown a mullet...damn (hoosy trivia...i have never in my entire life seen my father without his mustasche. my parents have been together almost 40 years and i think in that time my mom has said she has only seen him once without it. thats devotion...my dad and the stasche that is. haha)
-go here for an interview with jonny greenwood of radiohead.
-primitive future
-i have a serious problem with electropop. i'm addicted. just ask steve.
-i hate mean people just as much as i hate lazy people. and lazy mean people who give you the stink eye on top of it? well then i really hate you.

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FLEETWOOD MAC-little lies (okay, okay...a little on the cheesy side, but still you gotta admit its a great song. this came out when i was a wee 6 years old-in 1987- and i rememeber hearing it a lot as a kid. i always liked the keys and foofy windchimes in it. haha. anyway, i was out with steve and mr. pineapple today and we stopped into the store and it was on, made me nostalgic, and i realized i didn't have it so i went home and DL'd it. i've been having a hard time lately with some things in my life and its been hard to reconcile with these things...i'm trying...but its slow going...but yeah...its a toss up if i want the cold hard truth or for someone to tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies. i just don't know which one would be better at this point)

and today....there are 2 runner up songs that really have been winding their way through the vortex of my mind and they are "vampire" by antsy pants and "i wanna be your dog" by the stooges. all 3 of these songs sound really different from each other aesthetically but they all speak to me in the same way which is why though stylistically they don't seem to relate, in my mind they absolutely do.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

once before i'm dead


david mack

DM is one of my favorite contemporary artists and of all time for that matter. dream logic was incredible.
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randomy...

-the strokes new record, "angles" is coming out on 3/22. i admit it, i have a little soft spot for them. a very little one. haha. (and some hoosy trivia, the 22nd also happens to be my brother's bday)
-no banksy at the academy awards. when i heard about them not allowing him to come, even though he was nominated for "exit through the giftshop" i was so mad that i decided i wasn't going to go either and i declined my invite! that'll show 'em! hahahaha
-new post at EFFING DYKES!!!! AAAAND it won best LGBT blog in the 2011 bloggies. shit yeah! now lets get this blog nominated for a bloggie in 2012, shit!
-steve and i have an asinine habit of conducting "merges" as in wearing matching shirts (sometimes complete outfits) and not just any matching shirts, like a plain black shirt or something. it has to meet certain criteria to be considered merge worthy: it could be found in a trailer park, have a hip hop artist on it, perhaps a terrible 80s metal band or some other 80s reference, maybe even jesus christ himself. we do this entirely just to be flaming assbags....we went to our friends house in matching purple wolf shirts the other night but i layered up to disguise this to throw them off our game! and you know, cuz its fucking FUNNY AS FUCKING HELL!!!!!! we have a total of 6 matching shirts (we just added another wolf shirt and motherfucking stryper to the mix) and in fact are wearing matching mr. t shirts at this very moment. shit yeah!
-go here for another interview with beth ditto of gossip at drowned in sound. “Can you give me a minute? I need to do a number two. You can put that in your article – Beth Ditto needs a poo!” hahahaha. love that shit! oh um...pardon the pun. hahahaha.
-the story of stuff:cosmetics not that i wear makeup but i use the basics like shampoo and soap and stuff, duh! interesting.
-go here for an interview with cale parks of brahms (and also of aloha). i heart his solo work. so good.
-you know what, i just have no patience for lazy people. really i don't and i just wanted to get that out in the open. haha.

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now playing...

les savy fav- hold on to your genre (i never got super into LSF though i do have a number of their records thanks in part to an old gf. that being said, i love this song. i love it purely for the music and mainly because i do tend to be a sucker for driving basslines. the guitar work is rambly, echoey, and at times just as insistent as the bassline. the drums and vocals are nothing really special to me, the real win is in the strings. perfect driving music)

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I COULD NOT HELP MYSELF!!!!! since i mentioned him earlier, i thought it fitting that i include this video. this song is FUCKING AMAZING. i love that his "singing" voice sounds exactly like he speaks. hahaha. and the lyrical quality is just faaaaantastic. haha. i used to sing this to my mom when i was a teenager in a fake voice.hahahahaha. in fact, i also just used this as an opportunity to text her "mutha, there is no otha" i know she appreciated it. hahaha.

and while i'm at it...i mentioned this last post...or the one before, idk, but recently. anyway, i mentioned that steve and i are watching the entire run of the a-team and we're keeping track of shit. we are indeed, we are conducting scientific research (with labcoats and everything! okay...not really) on certain data from the show...as in how many car flips and how many tires get shot out. and as of season 2, episode 8, how many times BA says "sucka" or "fool" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. we also got the suggestion from my brother that we keep track of how many cigars hannibal smokes but we haven't incorporated that in yet. we also thought of some other things (how many times they drug BA to get him to fly, how many bad disguises hannibal wears, how many times the same actor appears as a different character) but perhaps we'll look into that for future viewing. after all in the life of uber dorks, you really can't watch the entire run of the a-team just once now can you?

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

shuffalump volumen ocho



yo suckaz! welcome to the eighth installment of the trusty and mighty SHUFFALUMP!!!!!!! it's been a while cuz you know, holiday craziness, then adjusting my schedule from overnight to early, early morning (2am) and now just to early morning (4am). got all that? haha. and don't forget hoosy's college education. but yeah, i started this shit in january and very much neglected it, but i'm back at it now and am going to finish it up so i can get this lump on the road. shit son! the hoosatronic ipod of doom is now up to 19,152 songs. bow the fuck down!

p.s. this shuffalump was scientifically conducted in liz's car! check out her blog lizzy's adventures in food. tell 'em hoosatron sent ya!

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LADYTRON-discotraxx (ooh ladytron! this is a bouncy lil number from their first album, "604." i do enjoy this track and the record as a whole, but for me their work has always been more about a few really strong individual tracks per record rather than big albums. i think i can really say that for a lot of the electropop/clash groups i enjoy. i had a chance to go see them on my 25th birthday but something else came up-i don't remember what now-but i wish i had seen them. i def want to see them...i should get on that)
SATAN STOMPING CATERPILLARS- aphid (SSC was a very early incarnation of one black moth super rainbow-who make their own appearance later in this list. this track and the ep it comes from, "flower slides" has a bit more of an organic feel to it, with more guitar work and the absense of heavy synths and vocoded vocals..or much vocals at all. but you can def see where they were headed and it all makes sense when put in perspective with BMSR's catalog and the solo work of front man tobacco. love this shit. really, i do)
MARIO-ft. gucci- break up (this is not something i normally would say i'd listen to but i have it because of work. i have a huge playlist of stuff i play at work and i give my crew the opportunity to add to it by giving me stuff and one guy gave me a flash drive with about 70 songs including r&b, old school funk, and some hip hop. a lot of it was pretty good and it was nice to get a sampling of something else other than rock and indie stuff that i usually get requests for and that i mostly listen to)
THE EVENS- until they're clear (my god do i love the evens. for those who don't know, this is ian mackaye's post fugazi project. and for those who don't know, i fucking LOVE fugazi a whole lot more than i love most bands on this earth. this song is short, low, and mysterious....nobody's here...and i feel all alone when i hear it. not saying that as a bad thing. just a thing. haha. this comes from their first record which is really good, though not as good as their second record which is really great. i'm not sure if they're going to be releasing any music, ian mackaye and amy farina had a baby in 2008 so i imagine that they've been pretty much busy with that. i sure hope they do though)
MIRAH- education (i went sleigh riding with mirah once...over a decade ago now...during the brief time that i lived in olympia, wa. interestingly enough i would see her around, went to her house once or twice, and would see her at her ladyfriend's house-who was roommates with my then lady friend-but i never really went to her shows. i saw her once before i met her and lived out west, and once in 2007  and that was it. its been years and i doubt she would remember me anyway. this comes from "(a)spera" which i must say is not my favorite record of hers. its a good slab, but i always loved her earliest work on random 7"s and comps as well as her first album "you think its like this but really its like this" which is a fucking adorable gem of a record. those songs were nothing short of magical. excuse me while i go listen to it on repeat now. haha)
JUNO-a listening ear (from "this is the way it goes and goes and goes" this record still has the ability to crush me under its emotional weight even a decade after first listening to it. i took the greyhound home when i came back from olympia all those years ago and it was an insane ride...cold...painful...stinky...long...snowy...lots of delays...but i had this cd with me and i listened to it over and over on that 3,500 mile trek. this track is not my favorite from the album, but its still good. i remember trying to hold back tears on the open road when-along the columbia river-it hit me that i was heading home with "the sea looked like lead" in my ears. i feel a million miles/hours or more have passed since that moment, but it still radiates) 
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW- run through or around the park (could it be? BMSR-technically-twice in one shuffalump?! though for you more astute readers this has already occured before, on volume 5 of the good ol shuffalumpy. i could continue to gush, or you fools can just get with it and DL them so you can understand their amazingness for yourself. this particular track makes me get a far away look in my eye and imagine the sun shining down on me in the middle of the forrest or perhaps close to the ocean...either really...but leaning more towards the ocean cuz i just love the ocean. yeah, its just that fucking good.  they officially have "DL or die!" status)
KIMYA DAWSON-everything's alright (this is from "i'm sorry that sometimes i'm mean" which if you ask me, is one of the greatest album titles fucking ever! such a cute crushy song, i just heart it. i also heart any song that has silly video game noises in the background. cute guitar, cute lyrics, video game noises? yes please!)
SANTO AND JOHNNY-sleepwalk (i have long held the opinion that this is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written; its just that good and gets that deep under my skin. after hearing it at a very young age, i'm sure its a big part of the reason why i've had a lifelong love of instrumental music. i love good lyrics in a song, but a powerful instrumental tends to stick with me a lot longer and it all started here. their rendition of "summertime" is fucking amazing as is a lot of their stuff, but nothing ever captured the power of "sleepwalk")
AIR MIAMI-the event horizon (i just love anything mark robinson does, for real. this is one of their less hyper songs with a more laid back jangle to the cute and clean guitars coupled with slightly cheesy canned drum beats and a subtle bass line. bridget cross handles all the vocals on this track, and while i prefer the song's mark sings more, this song is still pretty awesome)
14 ICED BEARS-coming down (oh so cute! it'd been a while since i'd heard 14IB and this def made me smile a toothy, jangly pop style smile...and yes i can use jangle/jangly twice in one post! i love the echoey vocals and how the drums seem to threaten to overtake them at any moment. the line "reality is only temporary" just gets me every time. there is just something so magic and irreplaceable about fuzzy C86ish bands like 14IB-{tho they did not actually appear on the legendary C86 tape}. they and others like them went to a place that few new bands ever touch but maybe its better that way)
AT THE DRIVE IN-doorman's placebo (i was never a big fan of ATDI though i did later really love sparta and somewhat the mars volta  which sprang from their ashes. i'm not sure if this track appeared on any of their albums, the version i have came from a 7" that was very poorly ripped. not to worry though cuz its not all that stellar of a song. definitely lacks the power of their later material and of my favorite ATDI song "one armed scissor" i'll skip this next time. haha)
KAKI KING-the footsteps die out forever (a relatively short beauty of a song incorporating lap steel which can go either way for me. fortunately on this track it goes in a good way for me and layered with her masterful guitar work, its a small slice of perfection. i'm super excited to see her next month, its gonna be an amazing night for sure)

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i will now be including a song in every "regular" post of this here blog and i will def be keeping up with the shuffalump better from now on, promise!

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hoosatron out!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

wooden heart




andy warhol


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randomy...


-go here for an interview with beth ditto of gossip. "that's the best part of turning 30, you don't fucking care any more" well said beth! well said! i'll be 30 next month and you know, some shit i just don't fucking care about at all anymore. haha.
-i'm debating if i should get the new iron and wine record. its been a while...they can go either way for me...idk...i need to find the old I/W cd's i have and rip them now that i think about it...
-i got another gift of a 12" vinyl lp the other day, this being IV by peter gabriel. hot shit. hoooot shit.
-it was free pancake day at ihop today. shit yeah! i also was particularly amused that they seated us by a party of about a dozen elderly patrons. you know me and old people! hahahahahahahaha.
-i have a show coming up at gallery u at the end of the month. i will have more details soon...not sure what i'm going to be showing yet (photos or paintings) but i'll cook something up.
-my leg hurts. it's on. so fucking on.
-i made an appointment for next week to get my big ship tattoo colored in by morgan at electric lotus (another artist started it, but i prefer morgan's style so i will be having him lock it down). its been sitting on my arm in black and white for almost 4 years so i figure its high time i get that shit looking sharp!


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now playing...

kimya dawson- "velvet rabbit" (i was celebrating my 21st birthday in nyc with a friend and we went to see the butchies at the knitting factory which was a staple in my life back then. i still remember that night 9 years later and not because of the butchies, but because of the charming opening act which turned out was one ms. kimya dawson; i knew instantly i was watching someone special. she had 3 cdrs for sale of her albums and i snatched them all up...these were all re-released on various labels over the next few years. my favorite of the 3 was "my cute fiend sweet princess" from which this song comes from as well as one of my other favs of hers "chemistry". but it was the lyrics from this song, specifically "like the water i want to keep running," that really spoke to me; they rattled around inside my head for a very, very long time afterwards and to this day still strike a chord in me. i am also thoroughly in love with the cheesy drum machine beats in the background. a true lo-fi masterpiece thats been affecting me for nearly a decade)

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 hahahahahaha. i love this shit! felicia day and the entire cast of the guild is fantastic in this and i couldn't stop laughing. i especially love the dance scenes when they go into slow motion cuz my life is so like that! hahahaha. i have backup dancers with me at all times and we often break into song/slow-mo dance sequences with our hair blowing in the wind. i showed it to a friend the other night after he showed me the bollywood themed song/video they did "game on" which is equally fucking amazingly awesome. this song is also so so electropop and kind of sounds like freezepop which all ya'll bitches know hoosy is a softy for (freezepop and electropop in general). i just snagged the mp3 so i can be an uber dork and put it on in the car. hahahaha.

and i just noticed that maurissa tancharoen is one of the backup dancers in this. shit yeah! she's a screen writer and joss whedon's sister in law. she also acts and was in a few episodes of dollhouse as the active kilo.

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hoosatron out!

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