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Postby Squid » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:53 am

Uhm, yeah. I'm trying to figure out ways to explain how death defyingly AWESOME Grinderman was last night.

Nick Cave is God. A seedy, porn-mustachioed, diminutive Anti-Christ. If you are a fan of the rock, you should buy the album.

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Postby grant » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:01 am

I'm having a problem with Kate Bush covers lately. It started with Placebo's striking fan-based video but has been replaced by Les July, bass artiste.

Just listening, over and over.

Amazing.

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Postby brodie » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:51 pm

weakerthans - reunion tour(album)

holy incredible!(but also not long enough)!

john k can write. plus find out what happens to the cat from "plea from a cat".

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Postby grant » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:50 am

More YouTube music:

Diamanda Galas singing "Gloomy Sunday"

Listen twice. She's using a different translation from the original Hungarian than the famous, Billie Holiday version.

Check the sidebar here for more info on the song's history.

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Postby Squid » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:05 am

Do you know how utterly life affirming it is to be gifted with Diamanda links first thing in the morning? The world is DELICIOUS, I tell you!

Sir Grant, I thank you. (Again.)

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Postby sour29 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:10 pm

Maybe I'm biast because I really, really love The Good Life... but man, Help Wanted Nights is amazing! Everyone should download Keely Aimee.

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Postby longtimecoming » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:20 pm

i have been listening to an entire ldubs show at union hall for a while, it cheers me up johns jokes, since i had a serious incident with a wrist and a razor/....theres still some blood on the keyboard.. anyway i cry over every song, esp mimi, it just makes me want to hug john.....

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Postby grant » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:11 am

The Good Life:

"Your Share of Men"
and
"You Don't Feel Like Home..."

are both winners in my book.

Odd how the streaming site only plays two at a time.

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Postby sour29 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:43 pm

Yay! Grant likes the Good Life! :)

I have been listening to that disc all week, virtually non-stop. Some of the songs were "growers", but I adore it. Didn't know that the streaming site only does two at a time...I've never heard of any streaming site doing that, but I guess it makes some sort of sense. *scratches head*

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Postby zach » Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:30 pm

Okkervil River's new album, anybody? It's called 'The Stage Names' and is definitely their poppiest album to date. I think it's brilliant, but I don't think Will Sheff could do any wrong in my eyes.

My favorite tracks right now are "Unless It's Kicks," "A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene," and "John Allyn Smith Sails."

I also just saw them in Seattle and would rank their show as one of the three best in my life.

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Postby the new girl » Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:47 am

The new Okkervil River's a fine piece of plastic! I saw them opening night of this tour in Albuquerque and it was a great show (long set, good opener, even an interesting cover of Neil Young's Albuquerque in the encore).

I've also been loving the not-so-new Jim Noir, 'Tower of Love' and (of course) Vanderslice's 'Emerald City.' Need to diversify my listening habits a little, I think...

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Postby Betty Felon » Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:39 am

Just discovered some very fine and sultry alt-country in Eilen Jewell:

http://www.eilenjewell.com

enjoy!

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Postby zach » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:00 pm

Ooh! Also Bishop Allen. Especially the song, "Click Click Click." SO good.

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Postby kyle_s9 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:13 pm

Kevin Drew

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Postby chelsea » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:38 pm

zach wrote:Ooh! Also Bishop Allen. Especially the song, "Click Click Click." SO good.


yes yes yes!

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Postby GMM » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:33 am

Bishop Allen FTW

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Postby grant » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:36 am

My Euphonious Spouse just turned me on to Bishop Allen.

Toy pianos, ukuleles and songs about traveling to China! Where the hell have they been hiding??

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Postby sour29 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:23 pm

So, basically, what you're all saying to me is that a) I should go early to the John Vanderslice show tonight and make sure I see all three bands (JV, 2 Gallants, Bishop Allen) and b), I should also make sure I bring enough batteries/minidiscs to tape all three bands.
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Postby junker347 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:00 pm

oh man, please get JVs set and share!! I liked bishop allen's set alright.. the mix was pretty bad tho. all you could really hear was drums and vocals

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Postby sour29 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:55 pm

Well, duh.

Got some of Rocky Votolato's set on Saturday. See?

Minidisc ate the first...umm, a lot of ... songs. But got the last four. Also got all of Portugal. The Man's set. Anyone into them? DAMN they put on a good show.


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