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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
  I wrote this

One thing this week: an article about the Vivian Girls, in the Weekly Dig. They have never played in an arena, to the best of my knowledge. Or probably even a garage, for that matter, since they're in or around New York City.

Everybody I know who regularly reads this weblog would probably like this band.
 
Monday, July 28, 2008
  Can post this now...

 
  "oh oh ohohohohohoh oh oh"

One of the fucking best....weekends....ever! What. I'm serious. Try to get some sort of recount up, but seriously it would take a book. Written by Jimmy Buffett.
 
  last week's playlist

Mesmerization Eclipse playlist for Friday July 25 2008

Martin from Reports brought a lot of records with him, and most of what we played came from that stack.

Big Dipper “Ron Klaus Wrecked His House” from Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology CD
Nice Face “Hidden Automatic” from Thing in My Head b/w Hidden Automatic 7"
Endless Boogie “Executive Focus” from Focus Level CD
Nerves “When You Find Out” from s/t 10" EP
The Wedding Present “Don't Take Me Home Until I'm Drunk” from El Rey CD
Kelley Stoltz “(My Baby Always Knows) What Time It Is” from split w/ Dirtbombs 7"
Gorffenwyd “Y Cynllwyn” from Welsh Rare Beat LP compilation
Y Tebot Piws “Mae Rhywyn Wedi Dwyn Fy Nhrwyn” from Welsh Rare Beat compilation
Soft Boys “Insanely Jealous” from Underwater Moonlight CD
Zola Jesus “Dog” from s/t 7"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti “Howling at the Moon” from Scared Famous CD
Carlisle Sound “Plastic Compasses” from www.MySpace.com/CarlisleSound
Vivian Girls “Wild Eyes” from Vivian Girls LP
Black Tambourine “For Ex-Loves Only” from Complete Discography 10"
Chairlift “Planet Health” from Does You Inspire You CD
BLO “Chant to Mother Earth” from Nigerian Rock Special CD compilation
Railroad Jerk “Ballad of Railroad Jerk” from One Track Mind CD
Wingtip Sloat “Left Leaning Forward” from Return of the Night of the Ardent Straggler 7"
Velvet Underground “I'm Not A Young Man Anymore” from A Work-out at the Gymnasium LP
Strange Boys “Happily in Disbelief” from s/t 7"
Deerhunter “Oh It's Such a Shame” from Jay Reatard split 7"
Kurt Vile “Freeway” from Constant Hitmaker CD
Leper Print “Coma” from s/t 7"
Shoes “Like I Told You” from Yellow Pills compilation
Roky Erickson “I Am” from You're Gonna Miss Me compilation
Vom “I'm In Love With Your Mom” from s/t 7"
 
Friday, July 25, 2008
  Dear My Wonderful Wife, I might want to take this opportunity to remind you that my day of birth is coming soon....

 
  radio again today from 3 to 5 pm

Mesmerization Eclipse exists once again on WZBC 90.3 FM, today from 3 to 5 pm. Martin from Reports will be up there talking about stuff and playing records.
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008
  Gentleman Jesse



Just picked up the new album "Introducing Gentleman Jesse"...shit is sick: A+. If you dig late 70's/early 80's power-pop like Elvis Costello or Nick Lowe, you'll go ape shit. Some blog posted an extensive review and backgroud on him and you can even download three mp3's off the new record. Check it here.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
  Since we've been posting a bunch of Youtube Muppet videos lately

 
  differences between writing for a weblog and writing for a paper

Any comparison I might make between a band and the Mets' Generation K would most likely be edited out of one, but not the other.
 
  Rage-A-Thon 2K8 a.k.a. I'm moving to Texas party



Yo...so this Saturday, if you don't already know I'm having a going away party at Johnny's Pizza on Highland at 9:00. All my DJ stuff will be set up, so anyone that wants can bring Ipods, CD's and kick out the jams feel free.

See y'all there
 
  it's Wednesday, and I have written this

This week: a review of the most recent album by El Perro Del Mar, for the Flagpole.
 
  Guilty Jam

(ft. Chris Brown) - Forever
Found at skreemr.com



This song is good for these 4 awesomely terrible lyrics:
"moving at the speed of light towards eternity"
"you join me in the middle of ecstasy"
"double your pleasure, double your fun"

and the one that takes the cake...

"look what i can do with my feet"

Amazin
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
  RIP Estelle Getty



Thank you for being a friend all those lonesome Saturday nights back in elementary school.
 
  J.K. Livin' Presents

 
Monday, July 21, 2008
  Pumpers vs. Tumblers

Pumpers:


vs.

Tumblers:



**I know I'm way late on this show, but god damn I'm pumped. One of the funniest on tv. Hands down.
 
  Who you gonna vote for???

You'll see both in your local liquor store come September!
 
  Enjoy This Muppet

 
  last week's playlist

Mesmerization Eclipse playlist from July 18th 2008

Guided by Voices “Why Did You Land?” from The Official Ironmen Rally Song single
Home “My Friend Maurice” from IX
Love Is All “Wishing Well” - MP3 single
Simon Joyner “Milk” from Extra Walt compilation
Love Tan “Brush Your Teeth” from s/t single
Oneida “track two” from Preteen Weaponry
Sone “Tactical Gift” from the Holiday & Sport ep
Twisted Shouts “Statues Lose” from New Wave as the Next Guy
Wooden Shjips “Shrinking Moon For You” from Shrinking Moon For You 10"
Yo La Tengo “Styles of the Times” from Today is the Day EP
Titmachine “I Wanna Be Your Dog” from s/st single
Brian Eno “The Big Ship” from Another Green World
Masters of The Hemisphere “Raindrops” from hhbtm single
Raccoo-oo-oon “side a” from Mythos Folkways Vol. 1
Reports “The Hostess” from split single with Carlisle Sound
Sic Alps “Gelly Roll Gum Drop” from U.S. EZ
The Black Clouds “The Thing From Beyond The Amp” from s/t single
Heathen Shame “the so-called "arts"” from Speed the Parting Guest
Zola Jesus “The Way” from s/t single
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart” from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart CD EP
Carlisle Sound “Holiday” from split single with Reports
Henry's Dress “Title Forthcoming” from s/t CD
Faust “Krautrock” from IV
Lou Reed “The Kids” from Berlin
Silver Jews “Advice to the Graduate” from Starlite Walker
Bad Sports “All the Time” from All the Time single
Ropers “I Don't Mind” from s/t CD
Meneguar “We Own We Sell” from The In Hour
 
Sunday, July 20, 2008
  The Mall of Georgia Regal IMAX Theater can suck it!

Batman IMAX shows down all day long yesterday. Got to the theater an hour and 10 minutes before the 3:40 show to get in line. The three shows before ours had canceled b/c the projector was fucked up, but the manager didnt think it was necessary to tell us as we waited in line. They announce the show had been canceled and gave us vouchers for a free movie at regal and told us to go to regular theater 11 to wait in line. Everyone was hauling ass to get over there. We get there and the line is long all the way down the hall. Wait some more for the 4:10 showing, end up getting decent seats. Zieg and Licky ended up waiting in the Fandango line at the end of the movie to get our full refunds, which ruled. Either way - fucking ordeal.

THANK GOD THOUGH, THEY GOT THE PROJECTOR FIXED TODAY!!! WHOOPDEEFUCKINDO!
 
Saturday, July 19, 2008
  Keith Moon on Horse Tranquilizers

This is a great video. Stick with it. The who in 1973 at the Cow Palace. Keith Moon takes 2 horse tranquilizers and passes out twice in the middle of the show, mid song. The first time he wakes up after a splash of water in the face then tries to fight with Pete. They get him behind the kit again and 3 seconds into the next song he's passed the fuck out face down on the drum kit (SA). Then the Who asks this dude to come up and jam from the crowd. He does it and does a damn decent job for stepping in with one of the best bands of all time.
 
Friday, July 18, 2008
  listen to the god-damn radio today

Mesmerization Eclipse returns AGAIN to WZBC 90.3 FM from 3 to 5 pm TODAY. And every Friday for the next month or two. Except those Fridays when I'm out of town. But today is not one of those Fridays, so listen in, dammit.
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008
  Watchmen trailer

So, seriously, awful music aside: could this maybe not actually suck? It's looking good so far.

UPDATE: Apparently Empire took it down 'til tomorrow. Maybe they jumped the gun a bit. It's on YouTube for at least a little while, though.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
  Tonight: Zieg, Shannon, and Flip are having a threeway...

HANG IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE CHIC FIL A!!! Yeah they are sleeping in the parking lot of the new Chic-Fil-A in Athens. Yes this is another Zieg plan, but listen its actually legit this time! It opens tomorrow and the first 100 through the door get 1 free meal per week for a year!

Pics and Zieg review to come tomorrow. Good luck dudes.
 
  I have a new column in the Flagpole

wherein I review a variety of recently released seven-inches. It debuts in today's issue and will run once a month or so. This week: records from Oneida, the Vivian Girls, and XYX.

Also in the Flagpole this week: my review of the recent All the Saints album.
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
  Should Have Gone To This...

FUCK! This was like a wet dream weekend for me back in 1991. Mudhoney, Green River, Seaweed, Vaselines, Red Red Meat, Eric's Trip, The Fluid coupled with the jammers of new: Fleet Foxes, Conchords, No Age, Beachwood Sparks, and Comets On Fire. Comedy too with David Cross and Patton. DAMN!

If flights were like, free - me and Brad Kramer probably would have gone. I remember sitting in his bedroom back in middle school listening to Nirvana, Mudhoney, thrownups and afghan whigs records (the early good ones) for hours. His sister was several years older and probably single handedly gave me a glimpse into good music. I saw Mudhoney for the first time in '93 and they fucking destroyed. Walked out and opened with Suck You Dry and the Masquerade practically caved in on itself. Sub Pop was one of those labels to me that couldnt put out a bad record. I would walk up to turtles or that other record store in the home depot shopping center and search out any record put out on SP. 90% of it was right on, the rest was Tad. Tons of vids up at youtube of the whole event. Here are some choice ones:

Mudhoney - In N Out Of Grace
Vaselines - Molly's Lips
Green River - This Town
Flight of the Conchords - The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room
No Age - Nirvana Cover (I think its that rarity "Old Age")
 
  ATX....doesn't quite sound right, but we'll make it work

So I’ve been keeping this under wraps for a few weeks, but I got a job in Austin, Texas. I’m getting back in the radio business. I’m gonna be working for a station that’s pretty similar to 99X. I’ll be holding down the 10am – 2pm shift and will get to do a noon show called the Flashback lunch (kinda like the Retroplex was on 99X). All this stuff has happened really fast and I didn’t want to jinx it by telling too many folks.

I’m gonna be really bummed about moving from Atlanta, since I was born and raised in this great city. I have so many great friends and family members here that making the decision to leave was incredibly difficult, but after working at WUOG for two and a half years and 99X for almost five, I knew this was the right decision.

I wasn’t gonna move to Myrtle Beach or Cleveland to get back in to radio, but Austin is such a cool city, that to pass up an opportunity like this would be foolish. I’m gonna miss everyone like crazy, but let’s just think of this as the Mez Eclipse empire expanding. Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and now Austin. Takin over the world bitches!!!

So with all that being said, I wanna see you guys come out on Saturday, July 26th to Johnny’s on North Highland. I’ve been DJing there for months and figured I might as well have my last night there be a chance for everyone to get together and rage. I’ll have all my DJ equipment set up, so bring your Ipod’s and we’ll kick out the jams.

Love you guys and am gonna miss everyone…ATL 4 LYFE (in my best Scott Hall dialect)

SF/JSF SXSW ’09….let’s do this!!!
 
Monday, July 14, 2008
  Rock Band 2 tracklist

Rock Band 2 comes out for the 360 in September, later in the year for PS3 and Wii. It's fully compatible with all DLC for the first disc, and for an import fee of "less than five dollars" all songs from the first disc will be playable through the Rock Band 2 disc. The new instruments are all wireless, and there'll be a cymbal expansion for the drum kit.

The big news though is the full tracklist, announced earlier today. Some awesome stuff on here, like "Teenage Riot", "Alex Chilton", "Uncontrollable Urge", "Feel the Pain", "Everlong", "Bodhisattva", etc. Here's the post from the Harmonix board, and here's the full list:

Rock Band 2 On-Disc Track List:
Artist Song Title Decade
1. AC/DC “Let There Be Rock” 1970s
2. AFI “Girl’s Gone Grey” 2000’s
3. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” 1990’s
4. Alice in Chains “Man in the Box” 1990’s
5. Allman Brothers “Ramblin’ Man” 1970’s
6. Avenged Sevenfold “Almost Easy” 2000’s
7. Bad Company “Shooting Star” 1970’s
8. Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want” 1990’s
9. Beck “E-Pro” 2000’s
10. Bikini Kill “Rebel Girl” 1990’s
11. Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt. I” 1980’s
12. Blondie “One Way or Another” 1970’s
13. Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” 1970’s
14. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” 1980’s
15. Cheap Trick “Hello There” 1970’s
16. Devo “Uncontrollable Urge” 1980’s
17. Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain” 1990’s
18. Disturbed “Down with the Sickness” 2000’s
19. Dream Theater “Panic Attack” 2000’s
20. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” 1980’s
21. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” 1970’s
22. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” 1970’s
23. Foo Fighters “Everlong” 1990’s
24. Guns N’ Roses “Shackler’s Revenge” 2000’s
25. Interpol “PDA” 2000’s
26. Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song” 1980’s
27. Jethro Tull “Aqualung” 1970’s
28. Jimmy Eat World “The Middle” 2000’s
29. Joan Jett “Bad Reputation” 1980’s
30. Journey “Anyway You Want It” 1970’s
31. Judas Priest “Painkiller” 1990’s
32. Kansas “Carry On Wayward Son” 1970’s
33. L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” 1990’s
34. Lacuna Coil “Our Truth” 2000’s
35. Linkin Park “One Step Closer” 2000’s
36. Lit “My Own Worst Enemy” 1990’s
37. Lush “De-Luxe” 1990’s
38. Mastodon “Colony of Birchmen” 2000’s
39. Megadeth “Peace Sells” 1980’s
40. Metallica “Battery” 1980’s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go” 1990’s
42. Modest Mouse “Float On” 2000’s
43. Motorhead “Ace of Spades” 1980’s
44. Nirvana “Drain You” 1990’s
45. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky” 1960’s
46. Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” 2000’s
47. Paramore “That’s What You Get” 2000’s
48. Pearl Jam “Alive” 1990’s
49. Presidents of the USA “Lump” 1990’s
50. Rage Against the Machine “Testify” 1990’s
51. Ratt “Round & Round” 1980’s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away” 1990’s
53. Rise Against “Give it All” 2000’s
54. Rush “The Trees” 1970’s
55. Silversun Pickups “Lazy Eye” 2000’s
56. Smashing Pumpkins “Today” 1990’s
57. Social Distortion “I Was Wrong” 1990’s
58. Sonic Youth “Teenage Riot” 1980’s
59. Soundgarden “Spoonman” 1990’s
60. Squeeze “Cool for Cats” 1970’s
61. Steely Dan “Bodhitsattva” 1970’s
62. Steve Miller Band “Rock’n Me” 1970’s
63. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” 1980’s
64. System of a Down “Chop Suey” 2000’s
65. Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” 1970’s
66. Tenacious D “Master Exploder” 2000’s
67. Testament “Souls of Black” 1990’s
68. The Donnas “New Kid in School” 2000’s
69. The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1980’s
70. The Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway” 1980’s
71. The Guess Who “American Woman” 1970’s
72. The Muffs “Kids in America” 1990’s
73. The Offspring “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” 1990’s
74. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” 1980’s
75. The Who “Pinball Wizard” 1960’s

Bonus Artist Bonus Song Title Decade
76. Abnormality “Visions” 2000’s
77. Anarchy Club “Get Clean” 2000’s
78. Bang Camaro “Night Lies” 2000’s
79. Breaking Wheel “Shoulder to the Plow” 2000’s
80. The Libyans “Neighborhood” 2000’s
81. The Main Drag “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter” 2000’s
82. Speck “Conventional Lover” 2000’s
83. The Sterns “Supreme Girl” 2000’s
84. That Handsome Devil “Rob the Prez-O-Dent” 2000’s
 
  Tully Blanchard gets upstaged by a Dawgs chant



I was looking for the "Tully Blanchard is Money" music video on YouTube and found this.
 
  Hillary made this for me!

EXCALIBRAH CROWN!

A beautiful hand stitched black and red crown for me to jam during live performances, draft jams, wing jams, any jam in which I would need it. First place you will see it is on August 23rd at the Flip Scoldjah/Excalibrah show at Flicker Bar. Going to be a Jam.

Come on, feel the yarn.

Thanks a milz hillz. Love this thing!
(I also fully expect to see these photos used in posts this year assholes!)
 
  last week's playlist

Mesmerization Eclipse on WZBC 90.3 FM
Playlist for Friday July 11 2008 3 to 6 PM

Mazarin “Chasing the Girl” from Make It Happen
Pink Reason “Give Yourself Away” from Winona 7"
Abe Vigoda “Live-Long” from Skeleton
No Age “Teen Creeps” from Nouns
The Electric Bunnies “Bubble Bath” from 7" on Columbus Discount
Oneida “Track One” from Preteen Weaponry
Catatonic Youth “I've Had It” from Piss Scene 7"
Wire “Blessed State” from 154
Fleet Foxes “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” from s/t
Power of Zeus “It Couldn't Be Me” from The Gospel According to Zeus
Blues Control “Call Collect” from Puff
Endless Boogie “Low Lifes” from Focus Level
Elf Power “All Your Experiments” from Vainly Clutching at Phantom Limbs
Imaad Wasif “Spell” from Strange Hexes
Blue Oyster Cult “Flaming Telepaths” from Secret Treaties
Sic Alps “Mater” from U.S. EZ
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks “Carl the Clod” from Cold Son 10"
Jay Reatard “Always Wanting More” from "Always Wanting More" 7"
Avarus “Donkkaavarappaava Kaalikoira” from Jattilaisrotta
Bryan MacLean “I Can't Remember” from Candy's Waltz
Car Commercials “Holland” from Jar 7"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti “Higher and Higher” from House Arrest
Shit Eagle “Gaysted Love” from Girls In School 7"
Brian Eno “Baby's On Fire” from Here Come the Warm Jets
Voices of Darkness “Mota Ginya” from Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-1979
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “Orchard Of My Eye” from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Jeremy Jay “Beautiful Rebel” from A Place Where We Could Go
Nick Lowe “Marie Provost” from Jesus of Cool
Air Conditioning “Blue Star Death” from split w/ Landed
Gary War “Clouds Went That Way” from New Raytheonport
Sonic Youth “Expressway to your Skull” from EVOL
Country Teasers “Anytime Cowboy 2” from Pastoral Rustic
Blank Dogs “The Doorbell Fire” from The Doorbell Fire 7"
Can “Tape Kebab” from The Peel Sessions
The New Age “Bhairavi” from All Around
 
Friday, July 11, 2008
  A+

Best movie I've seen this year. Fucking awesome.
 
  I FUCKING LOVE THIS BAND!

Ween
July 9, 2008
Nashville
City Hall


Holy hot shit. What a show. First time I'd traveled outside Athens or Atlanta to see the dudes, and shit was it fun. I had to go up there for work and tied in this show with my trip, so it was a huge bonus. Ayers and I got to our hotel on Wednesday around 4 - popped a few cold ones while watching Fire In The Sky on HBO. We call down to the desk for a cab around 6. This "woman" answers the phone and says it will be here in 15minutes. We go down there and the "woman" is not a "woman" its a dude. With a voice higher than fucking Mike Tyson. Shim asks..."where you boys going tonight?" we said down town and he wanted to know "you boys going to the club?" explained that we're going to see a show and then he says "well my name's HERSCHEL and when you guys get back if you need anything be sure to call down to me!" Hilarious. We walk out the cab comes and its happens to be the fucking most racist cab driver in all Tennessee. Halfway through the ride we also realize he might be drunk. He asks if we want to hear some jokes. He then tears into about 10-15 of the worst off color jokes off all time. Then yells at a black dude out the window and tells him to "suck this white cock" then yells at some girls walking around asking if they want to come party whith him in the "garden patch"???? It was all i could do not to jump out of the van. Some homeless dude was sitting there when we got out and he yells at him and convinces the guy to give him a quarter. FUCKING WEIRD!!!

Get out and he had dropped us off at the ween forum preparty thing at some bar called the Flying Saucer. About 400 kinds of fancy beer on tap. I got railed on for ordering a miller light, fuck off hipsters. Met up with this dude who bought one of those weendawg shirts from me in Athens. He told me that he took his shirt to Bonnaroo and saw 5 other dudes wearing them! Hilarious. Had a few beers and head to the venue. This was the second to last show at this place before it closes down and gets converted to an Urban Outfitters...hilarious. Nashville is getting pretty posh. 1,500 capacity and it was sold out - 2 MUTHERFUCKING PEOPLE checking ids. So the line was out the fucking ass and it was raining. Oh well. We got in there, got to the bathroom, got to the bar and Ween starts to a half empty place because the line was still so long.

They opened with "Dont Shit Where You Eat" - totally knocked me on my ass, hadnt seen that one before an it kind of set the tone for a total brownout of a night. They were on fucking total fire. SLAYING and the crowd was giving it back too. A little ways in they ignite "Roses Are Free" and were feeling it so much they extened the jam (which they normally dont do on this jam) and JUST HAD TO KICK THAT SOLO ONE MORE TIME. Deaner was bent over just fucking riffing out of his mind. Other huge highlights were: Flutes of Chi, Your Party, Woman and Man, My Own Bare Hands, Light Me Up, Sorry Charlie, Springtheme, and of course Buckingham Green. One cool moment of the night was when they invited Bobby Ogden up on stage to jam 2 songs off the country album with them. He was the original studio musician who played on that album and toured with them. Special treat. Best part of the night though hands down was the fucking encore. Ayers and I decided to push way up front b/c we were jamming mid way back most of the time. They come out and the shit was immediately on - almost like they were daring themseves to jam it. ALL LATINO ENCORE: Fiesta > Puertorican Power > El Camino > Buenos Tardes!!!! HOLY SHIT! And they went from song to song with almost no time between, so when Gener hit the opening line of Buenos Tardes, the fucking place ERUPTED! It was so fucking crazy i cant explain it. Took some cool pictures below. Under them is the full setlist. GHAD DAMN!!!!
















SETLIST:

Don't Shit Where You Eat
Take Me Away
Transdermal Celebration
Learnin' To Love
Bananas & Blow
Roses Are Free
Beacon Light
Flutes Of Chi
Voodoo Lady
Your Party
Gabrielle
Touch My Tooter
Object
Woman And Man
Powder Blue (w/ Bobby Ogden)
Mr. Richard Smoker (w/ Bobby Ogden)
Buckingham Green
My Own Bare Hands
Light Me up
The Mollusk
Springtheme
Ocean Man
Waving My Dick In The Wind
Sorry Charlie
Stroker Ace
You Fucked Up

E:
Fiesta
Puertorican Power
El Camino
Buenas tardes
 
  radio today, 3 to 5 pm

Yeah, I never quit doing this, I just quit posting about it. But if you're around a computer or a radio in the Boston area then listen up today from 3 to 5 pm. That's Mesmerization Eclipse on WZBC 90.3 FM, every Friday from 3 to 5. Unless that Friday happens to be the birthday of our whole goldarn country.
 
  Queenie In Trouble!



then check out this response video!

 
Thursday, July 10, 2008
  My Nephew





modelling the next France shirt, designed by my brother. looking good kid!
 
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
  SA and Philla Thrilla singing "Two States" w/ Spiral Stairs in Canada

 
  TONIGHT!

Me and Ayers on a road trip! (Ice, we'll miss you) Pictures and recounts to come friday!

Up there for work just happened to be the night my boys were in town!
hell yeah!
 
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
  Ticket Alternative duped by Bruno



VS.



We sold tickets to this event...shit is too funny!!
 
  The Terror

 
Monday, July 07, 2008
  ATLANTA BRAVES BASEBALL

Seriously: the only way to rebuild my excitement in this season is to enter into a full-on rebuilding project. I guess a highly improbable months-long winning streak would excite me too, but the worst thing that could happen to this club is another extended period of winning between now and the end of July. They have too many holes to fix to make the playoffs, and I'd rather see them write off the present to strengthen the future than trade any solid prospects for mediocre starters or outfielders. Here are some thoughts.

1. I'm glad they finally sent Jeff Francoeur down. I hope that kid can right himself and quit killing this team.

2. Boston Herald dude says the Sox are keeping an eye on Teixeira. Awesome. Make a deal now. SP Justin Masterson, OF's Josh Reddick, Chris Carter, and Ryan Kalish, and SP Kris Johnson would all be good prospects to get back. Or shit, if they'd go for it, aim high for Jon Lester or Clay Buchholz and then one of those OF prospects. Reddick would be my pick, as he's from Georgia, younger than Carter, and probably closer to the major leagues than Kalish. I doubt the Sox would do that, and even Masterson / Reddick / third player might be farther than they're willing to go. Still, if they can't get a solid young arm like Lester or Buccholz and at least one top-flight position prospect, or else three top prospects, thent hey should let Teixeira play out the year and cash in the draft picks. (and hey, Herald: where were you with the Allston/Brighton brothel tip back when I lived over there?)

3. Seriously, they should trade Tim Hudson. They could get shit for him. Good shit! Maybe not from an AL team, as the "Hudson can't pitch against the AL" notion has spread like wildfire. But the Cubs, Cardinals, and Dodgers could all use another arm. And all have young guys the Braves could use.

The Cubs were hesitant to give up Sean Gallagher for CC Sabathia, so unless they get really desperate the next few weeks I doubt they'd offer him for Hudson. But then Hudson's under contract for at least one more season, unlike CC. Gallagher would definitely be a welcome part of any return. If he's still off-limits, then would the Cubs send phenomenal 3B prospect Josh Vitters, journeyman OF who's never really gotten a chance Matt Murton, and a low-level pitching prospect for a year-and-a-half (maybe 2 1/2) of Hudson? Reliever Kevin Hart is already 25 and hasn't shown much at the major league level, but has been fantastic in the minors. Pre-season top prospects Tyler Colvin (OF) and Jose Ceda (RP) have both struggled in the minors this year, but remain intriguing players.

Any trade talks with the Cardinals should start with OF Colby Rasmus. Dude's awesome, and an outfield of him, Jordon Schaefer, and Francoeur would gobble up just about every ball that didn't make it over the fence. He's probably untouchable, though. There's not a lot of interest beyond him. C Bryan Anderson would be a good pick-up if there was any intention of moving Brian McCann to first (not time for that yet), or moreso as an add-in to a subsequent Tex-to-Boston trade. They have a few potentially interesting minor-leaguers, like SP Ty Herron, RP Kyle McClellan, and 3B slugger David Freese, but few legitimate top prospects. Without Rasmus in play, any deal with the Cardinals would require quantity over quality.

The Dodgers' minor league system is stocked with quality young arms, and despite being only a half-game out of the West they might be content to sit pat and focus on next year. Yeah, they're a half-game out, but they're also two games under .500. The NL West is an embarrassment, yet again. Still, if they do plan on making a run, they could use a healthy, proven major league starter to bolster their injury-plagued rotation. Hudson would fit that bill swimmingly, plus be a handy replacement for the free-agent-to-be Derek Lowe. Top prospect SP Clayton Kershaw is, again, probably untouchable, although he's been mediocre in the majors this year and could be trade-bait for an upgrade to their anemic offense. If they won't deal him for Hudson, see if they'll offer up OF Delwyn Young, SPScott Elbert, and/or RP Jonathan Meloan. OF Matt Kemp would be a good pick-up, too, but I doubt he's available; also, the Braves strike out enough as it is.

4. Trade Will Ohman. Probably every single club still in contention would give up a nice prospect for a lefty as effective as Ohman. Call around, Wren, and make the best deal possible.

5. Be patient with Jo-Jo Reyes and Charlie Morton. Let 'em work their shit out in the major leagues. Only send them down if they struggle consistently and start to have their confidence shaken.
 
  Happy Birth Ellie

When's that pool jam?!
 
  Shows I missed over the long weekend that I want to punch myself in the nads for missing...

Thursday night - No Age
Saturday Night - Boris
Saturday Night - Fleet Foxes

Fuck.
Fuck.
Double Fuck.
 
Friday, July 04, 2008
  America, Fuck Yeah!

Fuck yeah!

Had to post about this b/c it blew my mind. Was sitting in the middle of peachtree stretching for the Peachtree and this dude came up in front of me to stand. On his leg full from his knee to his ankle was the most amazing tattoo ive seen in a while. Fucking Steven Segal in an action pose blasting a gun in black with his autograph in neon red scrawled across it. I almost lost it.

Then Ice, SM, Jais, and Debbie came up and we started the race. As we were crossing the starting line, we decided who we were running this peachtree for. UGA VI.

Every mile was for one of the past UGAs. Then you get to mile six and almost start to tear up. (mainly b/c they changed the route and the last half mile was fucking uphill! but really for UGA!)

We almost ran straight past the finish line and said "get out of the way we've got to make it to mile 7 for UGA VII, god damn it!"

UGA, you are my forever dude.
Happy 4th yallz.
 
Thursday, July 03, 2008
  okay this thing is on-line now

That article I wrote about the Impossible Shapes for the Weekly Dig is finally on-line here. They're playing at the Milky Way Cafe in JP this Sunday, July 6th, with Reports and Nurse & Soldier.
 
  last week's playlist

I haven't posted a playlist in months.

Mesmerization Eclipse on WZBC 90.3 FM
Playlist for Friday June 27


Oneida “Cold Rain and Snow”
No Age “Cappo”
Let's Wrestle “I Won't Lie To You”
Vivian Girls “No”
Indian Jewelry “Seventh Heaven”
The Trap “The Sleeper Must Awaken”
The Trap “Ravers Unite!”
Hiroshima Rocks Around “The Matter of Facts”
Avarus “Horuksen Vasemman Silman Mysteerikoulu”
Psychedelic Horseshit “Forget All”
Ketman “Recess”
Naked on The Vague “All Aboard”
Blank Dogs “Nothing UGC”
Boyracer “Doorframe”
Devo “Girl U Want”
Oneida “Preteen Weaponry Part 3”
XYX “Nunca Nunca”
Guided by Voices “Kiss Only the Important Ones”
Sic Alps “Massive Place”
Gentleman Jesse and His Men “I Don't Wanna Know (Where You Been Tonight)”
Jay Reatard “Always Wanting More”
Captain Beyond “Sufficiently Breathless”
Times New Viking “(My Head)”
Life Without Buildings “Sorrow (Acoustic)”
Wingtip Sloat “Beauty”
Robedoor “Fire in the Hole”
The Wedding Present “Boo Boo”
 
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
  ICE: "CNN EXCLUSIVE. FIRST PICTURE OF UGA VII SURFACES!!!"

 
  so it is written... by me!!!!!?!1?!!

Two things this week:

1. A review of the awesome Blank Dogs album for the Flagpole.

2. An interview with Chris Barth of the Impossible Shapes for the Weekly Dig, who apparently don't update their website as quickly as the Flagpole. I'll toss a link up here when one exists.
 

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