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Monday, April 18, 2011

easier on you



van. delancey street, nyc

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randomy...

-FRIENDSHIP BRACELET- a music/mp3 blog
-i just friended my baby cousin on facebook. so adorable!
-i've been addicted to arrested development lately. shit is so fucking funny.
-i haven't mentioned balam acab on this shit yet and shame on me. he creates some haunting and profoundly good, super down tempo electro (don't call it witch house) that just floored me the first time i listened to it and pretty much every time since. he only had one ep out at first, but he just made some older stuff available on via links on his facebook that he did pre-BA which was also rather good. he is  wrapping up his first full length which i am very excited for. if you know whats good for you, get this shit immediately.
-KOZYNDAN- la based illustration duo
-EFFING DYKES is at it again. love this shit!
-i saw SUPER this past weekend and it was so fucking awesome. i laughed my ass off and especially loved the scene where they go to the gun store and when boltie drives the bolt mobile into some dude commiting "gay ass crime" hahahahaha. and the mere fact that boltie is hyper/nuts and curses like a fucking sailor (and makes fun of midgets) is hysterical shit in its own right. i practically peed my hoosy britches. i can't wait til i can own this gem on dvd. srsly.
-in case any one was wondering, during season 2 of the a-team, mr t. averaged 2 "suckas" and 2 "fools" per episode. no really. i kept track.
-go here for an interview with author/actress, amber benson
-my brother became an ordained minister the other day. steve is also a minister. they preach the church of fucking jackass!!! hahahaha.

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                                                                                   kaki king


                                                                         abandoned lighthouse

the above are pretty self explanatory. haha. both shows were fantastic (except the one opening act for sebadoh, some whiny dude with a piano, i don't even know what his name was, but he was awful) and i'd def go see any of the above artists again. the kaki king show was freaking awesome cuz i was right up front by the stage so i got to see all of the intricate stuff she does while she plays (not that i could ever hope to imitate it!) and also got to chat with her for a minute after the show which was cool (and during the show when she and i were jokingly going back and forth about me having my cell phone on and it sending feedback to her monitor on stage). abandoned lighthouse opened for her and was really friggen good. he had download cards for sale and i snatched one up since i can't be bothered with cd's anymore (so snooty of me!). it was onlt $5 and def worth it. the sebadoh pics are all of lou and jason playing bass cuz i didn't really get any good ones of either of them playing guitar. i was on the bass side of the stage so thats what i got. i was def a great show, but i wish that they had played songs from "bubble and scrape" (they did actually play one, "forced love" which i really like). oh well. perhaps they will tour again and do that album...or maybe even work on new material! that would def be awesome. anyhoo, it was good to see some bands play cuz these days i def don't do it enough. ill have to work on rectifying that for sure.

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i did a special bday shuffalump, 31 songs. 30 songs for the year and 1 to grow on! haha. i'll be posting that soon and then the "lost" shuffalump as well. after that, then i'll get back to the themed ones i have planned (the instrumental-lump which was supposed to be next hasn't worked out yet) stay tuned suckaz!

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hoosatron out!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

trebuchet


david hockney

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i was out of comission and away from home for the past week dealing with some health issues which is why i was not on this shit or my facebook, etc. i started this post before that and am finishing it now uninterupted. and let me say the worst thing about being away from home was not being able to see my cats! its true! i will still be out of work and school for a little while longer while i work out some other details, but i'll be at it on the ol bloggy.


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randomy....

-i just got a raise at work and found out i'm getting my biggest tax return ever. i think i'm going to take the money and disappear. haha. juuuust kidding. i will be responsible and do good things with it like save it and pay down some debts [and get tattoos. haha.]
-my mom and i just got tickets to see anjelah johnson's live stand up show in may. my mom absolutely loves her and i like her a bunch too. it should be a good time for sure.
-comicbookgrrrl
-CHANE. i just picked up the "i hate mayonnaise" shirt for me and the "i love fried chicken" shirt for steve. hot shit yo!
-there are musical things in the works for ol hoosy which has me really excited. no details yet as i don't know many other than i'm thinking drums for one project and guitar for the other. i've been playing guitar more recently so i can avoid the whole suck factor (i'm pretty crappy at guitar so i'm trying harder to not be. haha) we shall see and if there is anything to tell of these happenings, i will shout it from the nearest rooftop (can anyone tell how much i've missed playing? cuz i really have)
-i just DL'd cycle sluts from hell. fuck yeah!
-i don't remember if i mentioned this or not but i'm really excited that black moth super rainbow will be re-issuing "dandelion gum" soon AAAAND with 14 additional tracks! and not only that, but they are going to be touring in the fall. shit yeah son! i need to get in on that action.

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while i was away a tragedy happened in my town. i picked up the newspaper and was shocked to learn that the barber who cuts steve's hair had been beaten to death in his shop by an unknown assailant a few days earlier. and it happened in broad daylight. wtf. WTF. he was a nice elderly man who had been there for years, who the hell would want to hurt him? they think that it was a robbery gone terribly wrong. whatever the reason, it just makes me sick. no one has been apprehended as of yet, but i hope whoever did this will be brought to justice swiftly.

and as an aside...idk if i feel like my safety has been compromised. i can open my front door and walk to the shop faster than i could drive there and find a parking spot. and this is the second major, violent crime to happen in my tiny burg in the last year (the bank was robbed at gunpoint. this was also a short walk from my house). i know there are people who live places where shit like this happens all the time, but its disconcerting in such a small place where violent crime is very rare and where the most criminal activity is a drug bust and the police issue more traffic tickets than arrest warrants. i know it has perked some mild hysteria in town, but steve and i haven't changed our normal routine. i just hate shit like this, from all sides.

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escucha (points to those who know this means "listen" in spanish)

TRISTEZA- a traves de los ojos de nuestras hijas (i'm still working on a translation for this title...this song represents a lot of what i love about this band and why i love instrumental music in general, as well as the potential they have to explore other territory with their sound. its a bouncy number, more uptempo than is usual for them, and which features light electro beats, vibraphone, and horns in addition to their normal instrumentation. its also less melancholy than their usual fare which was refreshing. i also love the ending as everything else fades away and we're left with an airy, echoey ending more typical of their sound which was fitting. all in all its a stand out track on an already pretty amazing record, "paisajes" which is def among my favorites of their output so far. now i just need to see them live. their website doesn't list any tour dates....hopefully that will change soon though)

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next post pics from when i saw kaki king (not so great, taken with my cell phone) and sebadoh (i got some really rad shots!)

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hoosatron out!

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