Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Return of Music Playing in My Head
I've been in a funk for a while because of a situation with my job and a lack of other opportunities to apply for. But earlier today a friend of mine in the western part of the state alerted me to an opportunity in her area.
I haven't even applied yet but I feel very optimistic, hence, I give you:
Currently Playing in My Head
"From Blown Speakers" by The New Pornographers
Ed, I know you just posted about the redundancy of "link blogs," but oh well.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My friend's beautiful white cat died last night. The world is now a slightly less interesting place.
Vide retro.
Vide ultra.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mojo Magazine Punk Rock CD
The British music magazine Mojo's July issue comes with a free CD compilation of punk rock tracks, all circa 1977, from bands like Sham 69, Wire, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, X-Ray Spex, and the UK Subs. It's kick-ass and it rocks. Well worth the $9.99 cover price.
The issue also includes an article about Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, and a review of an Allison Krauss/Robert Plant show in Chattanooga.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Currently Playing in My Head
"The Laws Have Changed" by The New Pornographers
I went to buy the album after work yesterday but my record store was closed.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Goodbye, May
I am not sorry to see it go. Yesterday I left work and went and helped my sister get my parents home from the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. It was a very, very long day. No worries, they are all right. My dad had a routine procedure performed, but he was put under for it, and the next day there were scares, so the hospital kept him an extra night. But all now seems to be well, with my dad, anyway. Overall May has been full of family-related stress all month, so welcome, June.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Currently Playing in My Head
The Cramps "Goo Goo Muck"
Especially the line "I want the most but I'll take the least."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lou Reed
I saw Lou Reed last night at the Carolina Theatre. It was a good show, and thankfully - since I'm not as young as I once was and had to be at work at 8 am today - an early show. The opening band that was scheduled had to cancel, and instead of finding a replacement Lou just started early. I'm interested in him primarily for his involvement with the Velvet Underground. He played two songs from those days, "I'm Set Free" and "I'm Sticking With You." I thought the latter was a weird choice, since while it was recorded in 1969 it wasn't released until 1985. This morning though I saw that the Velvet Underground's drummer for most of the time they were around before 1970, Maureen "Moe" Tucker, re-recorded the song and released it in 2002.