the return of cost
-----i'm a crazy cat lady, and i'm not afraid to blog about it! it says so right in my little description on the top of the main page of this shit! hahaha. that being said, i just want to let you all know that i love it when my cats make little squeaking noises or "trills" when they walk in the room or jump up onto something. haha. my baby, my giant boy, thomas, is always making little noises here and there and i just think its the most adorable thing ever. EVVVVERRRRRRRRRRR
-----i was just listening to one of my all-time faves, pinback, and have decided that they need to have some new material out and that they need to come to nyc for some shows asap. yep. that is what i have decided.
-----10 things you never noticed about wizard of oz yeah def didn't notice like ANY of these. haha. but i love this movie and it is time i watched it again cuz i haven't in a while...over a year i think.... and i'm def gonna look out for these, ESP dorothy's cruller. gotta be on top of those baked er um....fried goods! hahahaha
-----f yeah queer music i meant to post this link a while back and idk why i didn't. this blog, or tumblr [isn't it the same thing? idk i'm not up on the new terms all the kids are using these days! haha] is GOOOOOOD and i need to remember to check it more often cuz it is updated all the time. when the time comes and we have some tunes recorded and we're playing shows, i'm def gonna hit them up and let them know about -ghostmouse- yo!
-----i just want to let you all know that as i'm typing this i'm listening to minor threat. ian mackaye and i have the same bday but you know he's older than me and all. the day he turned nineteen i came into this world and i think its pretty rad that while i was in diapers he was making these songs that still stand so true today. yeah idk. its just cool is all. a rambling thought. go with it. just goooooo with it. hahahaha.
-----i'm a total dork and never shy about it, but you hookers already knew that! i love to read about everything from light subject matter to music to more "dense" and thought driven topics. that being said, i have recently decided that i'm not really doing enough in terms of educating myself on a daily basis. i want to keep learning regardless of whether i'm a college dropout [which i am] or have a hundred degrees to my name [which i don't] or whatever because i'm bored when i'm not learning. thus, i made a list of things i want to research further. included on that list is the history of aids in africa, the history and distribution of the english language, and great ape genetics, among several other things, mostly history and medical related. oh and i want to keep researching stuff about vintage guitars too cuz that's just cool. hahaha. speaking of which, before i forget to share this link, interesting stuff can be found here on teisco guitars which i adore. damn them for never having made leftys. DAMN THEM.
-----now that i mentioned teisco i have to sadly say that i'm most likely selling the one i have : ( it sucks but i need the cash flow it will generate cuz it's not a common model [the et-312] and will net me a little more coin. but mostly its cuz i'm broke! also i mean, it is a righty guitar and i don't play righty and i really don't like to play upside down guitars 99% of the time, esp this one cuz the way its configured, everything is in my way and rubs against my arm which annoys the crap out of me. so really...i can't justify having it, particularly since i don't ahem...play it! haha. but man, if i were rich, i'd be buying them up right and left and cleaning them up and displaying them but alas...i'm no millionaire. also maybe when i'm rich i can get left handed copies made, that would be some raaaaad shit! [i have a different generic-ish, off-brand groovy 60s guitar that is also obviously right handed though is much easier to approach upside down, but it is worth a bit less so i'm trying to hold onto it for now. if i need to sell it though i will]
-----i have mentioned my love of mogwai about 9,000 times on this blog so you all know it already how much i love them. hahaha. so yeah....don't tell anyone but i just managed to score rave tapes [i'm the master, what can i say? haha] which they are releasing on january 20th. i just gave it a preliminary listen and it is not too shabby. to my ear it is more mellow than their last offering hardcore will never die but you will but there's nothing wrong with that and it is a solid record. i'm going to give it some more detailed listening and i'll report back. there will be a limited edition box set with this release as well and it's contents are pretty impressive. it is limited to 4000 copies worldwide outside of north america. subpop is handling the domestic release and best i can tell [the site was a little unclear] there will be 500 copies available for $80 each. i think that is pretty reasonable for everything that is included in it, but since i don't have the extra cash to spare right now, i won't be picking one up unfortunately. read about the contents here. and yes, it does in fact include a cassette copy of the album!
-----if anyone was wondering how i come up with the names of the posts for this shit, which i know are seemingly weird and random and nonsensical, it usually stems from something i've just talked or read about. right before starting this post, i had been reading about and then talking to my mom about squeaky fromme, nutjob extraordinaire, who was a manson family member, and who had the bright idea to wave a gun at gerald ford in 1975. yeah, brandishing a weapon in front of the president isn't exactly high up there on the list of smart moves. i was surprised to learn she was released from prison in 2009 after serving 34 years of a life sentence, esp given the fact that she beat another inmate with a hammer at one point and also escaped once. it is a federal law that any assassination attempt against the president be punished with life sentence...though you would think it would be life WITHOUT parole but whatevs, minor detail, right? haha. interesting to note, the only other woman to attempt to assassinate a president, sara jane moore, also tried to off ford a mere seventeen days after fromme's attempt [in the fromme attempt, the weapon was never fired, and supposedly unloaded, but moore did manage to get one shot off before being subdued by a bystander] she too has since been released from prison [she served 32 years] i guess they figure old ladies aren't gonna try to off the president anymore. also ford is dead so idk maybe they don't think either of them would go after another president but its still kinda crazy to think of a would be assassin walking free. so yeah, that is how i got the name for this post. haha. a conversation about a crazy lady named squeaky. hahahahahaha
-----if you haven't had the chance to see the punk singer yet, you need to DO IT!!! the film gives an intimate look into the life of kathleen hanna, activist and singer of bikini kill, le tigre, and the julie ruin. it goes into her brutal battle with lyme disease and how she suffered for years without a correct diagnosis. the debilitating symptoms are what led her to withdraw from music and touring in 2005, though at the time no real explanation was given other than she felt she had said/written/done all that she was going to do which really seemed kind of odd for someone as charismatic and outspoken as she is. none-the-less, that is the reason that she gave at the time and what we had to go on. she's someone i really look up to and respect so i'm more than thrilled that she has been back at it again and is again sharing her voice, intelligence, and fierceness with the world. i liked that the film went into the difficult time of her dealing with her disease and ultimately showed her making her way back into things and getting her new project, the julie ruin going. but what i loved even more was the older footage and interviews with people from the early days of riot grrrl. the look into her early life and what she was like and what she did in the days before and leading up to BK gave me a historical perspective that i hadn't had before. i was impressed by a lot of the accomplishments and collaborations she made in the late 80s leading up to her time as the defacto leader of riot grrrl which don't often get mentioned. a lot of times when books make mention of her history, they begin at the outset of BK and go from there. def do yourself a favor and check this out. and if you don't feel like finding a theater its playing at, you can rent it on iTunes right in the comfort of your own home which is pretty rad. i didn't feel like dragging my ass into the city and then paying for a movie ticket on top of it so i opted to go the iTunes route which cost 6.99, a heck of a lot cheaper for me!
the breeders yo!
i went to see them last week at webster hall and it was aaaaawwwweeeessssommmmeeee!!! they played two nights and i was there for the first but sadly not for the second. boo! they were awesome and it was even better than the first time i saw them earlier this year cuz this time i was closer, right up front and center. also they played not just the entirety of last splash but they also played all of pod as well as a new song! aaaahhhhh!!!!! totally fricken awesome. i brought my little point and shoot camera in hopes of using it but they were being strict on photos [at least to start, then they relaxed towards the end] so i didn't want to risk it and just stuck to my phone. so yeah here we have a shot of bassist josephine wiggs and then another of her and kelley deal. i wasn't able to get any good shots of kim deal cuz at the angle i was at and with the lighting, it kept illuminating her from behind and i couldn't get any light on her face so they were all muddy and not worth using. of course had i had an slr with me...but whatevs. i just miss the days when i could show up at a gig with an slr and no one [or almost no one] would bother me and i could get actual decent shots even at some of the bigger venues. anyway, it was a fantastic show and a nice xmas gift to myself! i can't wait to see them again in 2014!
[the pics are crappy quality but the lighting and blending of colors looks rad....which annoys me cuz again, if i had only had an slr to work with and no one annoying me about it, i would have had some really rad printable photos. ugh! you can click on the photos to get a larger version. while i can't do it for bigger gigs, i think i'm going to start bringing my slr to smaller gigs that my friend's bands are playing, the only downside being is that the lighting will never be as cool! hahaha. i've been looking at my old band photos and i really miss doing it and every time i'm stuck taking mediocre photos with my phone i silently kick myself. i think i'm going to post some of my favs and let you suckaz see what i can do when i have real equipment to work with. cuz i think i have a pretty good eye for it that still comes thru on my phone, its just i need to up the gear and get back in the game]
sebadoh- oxygen [from the new slab defend yourself. just feels like a sebadoh kind of day. i have those days from time to time and i kind of love them a little bit]
the breeders -freed pig [hey since both bands are in the post already, why not have a little cover action with the breeders covering sebadoh? this song appears on the 1994 ep head to toe, which contains the song "head to toe" which is one of my fav of their b-sides....though is this technically a b-side....? well whatever it is, i love it and was happy they played it live the first time i saw them. and i'll just be super obnoxious for a minute to whoever made this video and point out that almost all of the photos they used were historically inaccurate because they show the post 2000 line-up of the band. there was only one pic of the 1994 lineup that actually recorded the ep. some shots included could have been from an earlier time, but if you look at them closely, you can see that there is the newer band logo in the background in some of them so....hard to tell if any of the live shots are accurate to the period. also, did you just put a pic of frank black in there and pics of kim with a bass aka playing with the pixies? idk, i thought it was lame, the inaccuracies, and esp the pixies stuff. i know i'm being kind of a purist and pretty uptight [hahaha], but if you're going to make a video of a band, at least be spot on with what you include and DON'T put in pics of other bands, and esp not a pic of a band member ahem, mr.black, that so famously doesn't get along with kim deal. geeeezzzzz!!!!]
cassettes won't listen- freed pig [here is another, totally different take on the song. this is one of my favorite all time covers because it is so far removed from the original that its like "huh? really? he just did that, didn't he?" haha. if i just heard this and didn't know it was sebadoh's song, i would never connect the two because CWL sounds so completely different than anything sebadoh has ever done and vice versa. i discovered this on a blog ages ago and have loved it ever since]
sebadoh- freed pig [shit while we're at it, why not post the original! haha. i like their version alright but i have to say i like the covers better! its true! hahaha]
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fin- xo hoos