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Friday, December 30, 2011

brace

ashley wood

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randomy...

-i got a new tv for xmas. santy claus was good to ol hoosy.
-people say i'm hard to shop for when it comes to gift giving so i end up with a lot of giftcards, namely itunes ones. while i'm always appreciative to be thought of i am not a fan of itunes cards cuz i don't like the whole thing on when you DL from itunes you don't really own the track, you have to authorize computers and shit. if i pay for it it should be mine to do what i will with it. this is why i've always been a fan of emusic cuz its buy to own. i've used them for years and their selection is really starting to grow. the only drawback is that its a monthly subscription service so you can't just DL albums randomly like you can with itunes and you can't sample the songs before hand. though actually i think you might be able to now...i gotta look into that shit
-blogger is being mad stupid and keeps freezing as i'm trying to type entries.
-portlandia is on netflix. hell yeah! "the dream of the 90s is alive in portland"
-been rocking the lunachicks alot lately. i fucking loved that shit as a teenager. i gotta dig up the negatives of the time i saw them in 1999.
-ok so i saved the absolute best for last.... violet hour is playing our first show on feb 2nd! we will be at trash bar in brooklyn and are ready to rock your asses! come out and have a drink w us, rock out, grab a unicorn pin and show the love for VH.
-i hate when people are mean for no reason. totally blows.
-i cried for the first time in months the other day. it was kind of liberating in a way. (kind of related to the meany pants-ness)

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  tunabunny       when we go out [this band=superfuzzy and supercute. something new i just happened across and i really dig it. reminds me of all things girlie and 90s. haha. def want to hear more by them and/or go see them play]

song for my solar sister [i like this song the best]


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

sleepyhead


hoos in london. yes that london. thanks to marc and andrea for taking me across the ocean!

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randomy...

-so i mentioned last post that el ten eleven made me wanna go out and buy 50 effects pedals for my guitar. haha. well i didn't buy 50 but i did buy a loop station which i've been wanting for a while. shit yeah. and also totally rad is they have a list on their website of all the equipment they use which is really expansive and awesome to read through.
-i've learned a bunch of random and interesting factoids in my computer class such as the first email was sent in 1971 and that youtube is the second largest search engine on the web. hmmm interesting indeed.
-john lindaman of true love always has 2 new e.p.s out and is doing some live performances as well. if i wasn't working, i'd head over to nyc to check this out.
-"low level owl" volume one and two is an amazing pair of albums by the appleseed cast which i have been rocking the last few days. def brings back a lot of old memories of days gone by.
-i really miss playing hockey. if i ever work during the day again i'm going to get back on that shit.
-just snagged tickets to see thurston moore at maxwells in february. def excited to see him play and in such a small venue.
-so kim jong-il kicked the bucket. i know this has major implications for the world but all i can think of is the 30rock episode where margaret cho plays him and how awesome it is. hahaha. there are like no youtube clips of that shit either except for her doing the weather as him but that shit is on netflix and is friggen hysterical. watch that shit.



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beat happening-sleepyhead [i like to think of myself in this song cuz i'm a sleepyhead during the day when everyone else is working. haha. i count BH among my musical influences, not because i'm a huge fan of them or anything cuz i'm really not but because of their raw energy. they couldn't really play that well and were very basic in their song structure/instrumentation but they never let that slow them down at all. you've gotta respect drive like that. so what if they aren't technical wizards, its about the raw power and tenacity. i feel the same way about bands like bratmobile whose early material is golden and emilys sassy lime whose "some deaths take forever" 7" still makes me weak in the knees more than a decade and a half later.]
emilys sassy lime-not in the biblical sense

bratmobile-kiss and ride

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

bop



kicking it old school with my government name. GOSSIP at the first unitarian church in philadelphia, march 2006.

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randomy....

-on nights that i'm off i try to stick to my normal sleep pattern (doesn't always work) but its perfect time for doing homework and blogging. but even better, for exploring the depths of my vast music collection. i'm pushing 24,000 songs on my ipod and so some shit naturally gets lost in the shuffle (pardon the pun) and forgotten about. such as christian death cuz i completely forgot i had any of their stuff on my ipod. ain't that some shit.
-i've been re-reading my old blog from 05 and 06 (thats where i nabbed the gossip pic) and it was a whole other era in my world. its interesting to go back now and read it. the girl i was with then. the bands i was in then. the shows i went to. the things i did. working during the day. it all seems light years away now. sigh.
-so if you haven't watched the "hitler finds out" videos on youtube you so need to cuz that shit is HILARIOUS!!! but i was also curious to see the movie that the clip was taken from, downfall. as luck would have it, it is available to stream on netflix so the other night i watched it. its entirely in german and there is some really fine acting throughout. it details the final 12 days of the third reich and is very well done. def recommend it for you history nerds and foreign film viewers. i just couldn't take the one scene seriously. haha.
-early christmas presents of  fuzzy robot pj pants rule. just saying.
-sometimes a little late night ac dc doesn't hurt.
-the violet hour stickers are here!!!! you know you want one...or a hundred. hahaha. hit me up for details on how to score some.

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el ten eleven-hot cakes [so... i love this band. i love instrumental music in general and especially when its upbeat and dynamic like this. what amazed me to find out was that they were only a 2 piece band because they have such a layered sound. i figured it was just shit they did in the studio and i didn't think much of it again until i saw some live videos of them and was blown away by exactly how they craft their sound. its fucking awesome and it makes me love them even more. and the fact that their drummer is a lefty like me? well thats just the cherry on top. i'm a nerd for lefty drummers cuz there are so few of us. yeah phil collins! i was thinking about going to see them over the summer and i ended up not going which i really regret. i NEED to see this band live. it makes me want to go out and buy 50 pedals and start trying my hand at this kind of shit. so inspiring]
every direction is north
jumping frenchmen of maine

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

thats the way it goes sometimes

looks like someone was having a shitty day.

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randomy...

-so i currently have work up at LITM in jersey city for their annual little wonders show. and awesomely enough...not to brag or anything...oh hell, yes to brag, all of my work sold before the show even opened! hell yeah! one piece sold before it even got hung as another artist was their dropping of her work and liked it and snagged it before it made it to the wall. i haven't done as many shows this year but the few i have done i've had great results at. shit yeah.
-love is riding around in your car with 3 other awesome people (aka my super rad band mates and my dearest steve) and pumping out the 60s jams on the radio.  yeah thats love.
-violet hour released our songs!!! we have 3 songs available to stream and 1 to DL at reverb nation. just follow that link and get your hands on the goods yo. and like us/fan us. we would really appreciate it. ps we will have pins soon. and be having a new photo shoot to debut our official VH formal wear. stay tuned.
-parking tickets just suck. ugh. fucking ugh. oh well.
-tacos. yeah. tacos. SHIT YEAH!
-i am once again trying to kick the soda habit. shit is so hard cuz i drink that stuff like its going out of style. really its bad i drink it like a fish. but its no good for me (or my wallet when you add it all up) and i'm trying to wean myself off. the phosphoric acid is killer on your joints and for the first time in 16 years of playing i'm starting to get pain in my left elbow after drumming for a while and that is def concerning. i don't want to risk it continuing or getting worse so i have to make some changes.
-speaking of changes should i stop eating meat again? discuss.

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the supremes-baby love [speaking of the 60s i thought i'd post a few of my fav tracks by the supremes and martha and the vandellas. i thank my mom for exposing me to this legendary sound as a kid. i used to come home from school and listen to her old motown 45s while doing my homework. awesome shit]
the supremes-you can't hurry love [so glamourous!]
martha and the vandellas-heat wave [i love how their dance moves are out of sync! haha.]
martha and the vandellas-dancing in the street [doesn't get much better than this. classic]

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Friday, December 2, 2011

the time has come

hoos circa 1984

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randomy...

-i strained my back at work the other night. shit fucking hurts. painkillers please.
-why you shouldn't donate to the salvation army the organization has a history of anti-lgbt actions. this acticle details them. i admit i go to the thrift store sometimes but i really should stop and just go to goodwill cuz this is some shady shit.
-Violet Hour was in the studio the other night and it was AWESOME! we recorded 3 songs and we just got the first one back and it sounds so good. we are going to be releasing them via our website which will also be launching very soon so stay tuned for that shit! we're talking shows at this point and hope to get the ball rolling on that within a month or so.
-this is going to sound a little contradictory but i really hate people who feel the need to complain about everything. like for real. i know some people who just complain for complainings sake and its really irritating. they're the kind of people that if you hand them $20 instead of saying thanks they'll complain that you didn't hand them $40. jesus i'm so over it.
-i can't believe its december already. my betty white calendar is almost done! shit son!
-fugazi live series a-z is a series of live shows being released by dischord for download. there are currently 130 shows available and there is a total of 800+ shows that they plan to release. fugazi is one of my all time favorite bands and i so wish i could have seen them play live. to my knowledge they never officially broke up and just went on hiatus. even though its been since 2001 that they released anything new i still hold out hope that they'll work on new material and play out again. we'll see. and as pointless trivia for you suckaz, ian mackaye and i have the same bday, april 16th though he is 19years older than me. also you can go here with an interview with mr.mackaye on the new live series.

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nina gordon- straight outta compton [it doesn't get much better than an acoustic version of the n.w.a. classic. when i did the covers shuffalump a few months back i must have been on something to forget this, idk what i was thinking. this is one of my fav all time covers because it is so far off from the original in terms of genre and execution. i wonder what dr. dre would think of this. hahaha]

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