THE WHO - SUMMERTIME BLUES (STUDIO VERSION) HOT ROD MOVIE CLIP THE BEAT - WALKING OUT OF LOVE THE FACES - STAY WITH ME BLACK LIPS - STARTING OVER THE BEACH BOYS - THAT'S NOT ME DANGER MOUSE AND SPARKLEHORSE - EVERYTIME I'M WITH YOU (FEAT. JASON LYTLE) BLONDIE - SUNDAY GIRL (FRENCH VERSION) STATUS QUO - PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN P.C.U. MOVIE CLIP ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - ON A ROPE THE ENGLISH BEAT - MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM MOS DEF - AUDITORIUM (FEAT. SLICK RICK) STILL FLYIN' - AEROSMITH TAKE ME TO THE OTHERSIDE BEAT HAPPENING - INDIAN SUMMER DEATH - KEEP ON KNOCKING DEAD WEATHER - HANG YOU FROM THE HEAVENS THE HANGOVER MOVIE CLIP GRINGO STAR - ALL Y'ALL URIAH HEAP - THE WIZARD STRANGE BOYS - HEARD YOU WANNA BEAT ME UP WRECKLESS ERIC - WHOLE WIDE WORLD THE KINKS - PICTURE BOOK THE FALL - VICTORIA (KINKS COVER) GRIZZLY BEAR - TWO WEEKS KILL BILL MOVIE CLIP KAREN O AND THE MILLION DOLLAR BASHERS - HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED WILCO & BILLY BRAGG - CALIFORNIA STARS RIC FLAIR CLIP GENTLEMAN JESSE & HIS MEN - YOU DONT HAVE TO IF YOU DONT WANT TO KRIS KRISTOFFERSON - THE LAW IS FOR PROTECTION OF THE PEOPLE GUIDED BY VOICES - A SALTY SALUTE LOVE – 7 AND 7 IS
I also started a Radio Undefined FB group...come join here
Just got forwarded the Athfest press kit which included a 5 minute video on the festival. A major focus was how kid friendly it is. Wondering how the stage hands will handle "Me & The Boys" and "FutureWangs/SexFood"...
a good show last night at TT the Bear's in Cambridge
Sleepyhead: sounded good from the bar, but really muffled. I realized halfway through that I saw them in '95 or '96 in New York. Nice, catchy indie-rock from the pre-irony days.
the Bevis Frond: got bummed out by this one. I'm sure Salomon was great; what I could make out of the songs was pretty fantastic. But everything was muffled if you weren't directly in front of the stage, and it was so packed I couldn't even begin to get in position. So I stood off to the side again, near the bar, and couldn't understand a single word he said. His banter was as great as his songs when I saw him back in 2001, and it sucks I wasn't able to really enjoy this.
the Condo Fucks: okay, yeah, totally awesome. We weren't sure what we'd be getting: a live run-through of the Fucks LP? A more traditional YLT covers set? Maybe even Yo La Tengo songs? It was almost completely the first of those, as they tore through pretty much the whole album. It sounded amazing, raw and frenetic and better than most of the young bands plying this nonsense. A brief encore consisted of an as-yet-unreleased Yo La Tengo song (short, poppy, noisy, kinda generic riffs) and then a Tall Dwarfs cover in tribute to Chris Knox. That latter song saw Nick Salomon, the two folks who backed him up on his last few songs, and all of Sleepyhead jamming along on stage. About halfway through Ira jumped off stage, walked through the crowd, and strutted on the bar for a few minutes. Good times. Good to see dudes, good to see good people playing good music, good to go to a show and not down a drop of alcohol. Not good to get about five hours of sleep, but fuck it, totally worthwhile.
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Radio Undefined hits the airwaves from 7-9pm an AM 1690 The Voice of the Arts. You can also listen online at http://www.1690wmlb.com/
Wow. Been a whirlwind as of late. Just got back to work today after a full week of vacay. Sux to be back but oh well. Spent the last week down on St Simons Island for a surprise 30th birthday for L. She had no idea and after much planning and clearing the time off with her boss - we sprung the surprise last Saturday morning. L was completely floored and the week could not have been better. Had some friends down there with us for the first half of the week and spent the second half just chillin' on our own. Spent Friday morning (her actual bday) riding horses on the beach. Cant get much better than that. Jammed the beach (hard), jammed dranks, jammed ziggy mahoney's, jammed a beach rave from 1:00-1:45am on Wednesday morning, and best of all got totally relaxed. Slept in every morning, except one*.
Got back to crazy shit at work, but its cool - i kinda feel like the dude from Office Space - just laid back. This week is going to be fun - filming for the next SF blog and I'm playing ATHFEST on Friday night - basically opening for the Black Lips. Got some serious shit planned for this and it should be hilarious. (shhh...JOE COX!)
Also this week (probably tonight) I'm going to post the France show from the Ga Theater back in 2001 over at the France page. Greg Vagen recorded it and it caught us a few days after a well practiced Twilight Delirium 2. So we were white hot that night (for the 14 people in attendence). Anyways i'll post a link when i get it up there.
Mainly just glad to be back in the swing of thangs. Holl-ar.
UPDATE: I didn't even notice the MTV dude made the same Natal joke. Shit, my thoughts are so commonplace.
3. RIP Georgia Theater. What a massive bummer. At least nobody was hurt, apparently. The France played an unusually good (for us) show there in 2002; maybe we'll finally put Greg Vagen's recording of that online somewhere.
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Congrats Pens! They did nearly the impossible to deliver on a series that will easily go down in NHL history. Down 2-0. Win 2. Lose 1. Win 2. Holy shit.
Then to go INTO Detroit for Game 7. That feat is just mind boggling simply because the machine known as the Detroit Red Wings never loses at home. I've said this before here but the Red Wings are easily in the top 5 of my all time most hated franchises. And they did their best last night to bump up a few notches during the post game ceremony fully boooing the entire time after their bitch ass team lost. The pens were my team growing up when I was learning about hockey and that love waned once ATL got a team, but damn I gotta tip my cap and crack a brew for em because that game reminded me why I love hockey.
......from Spiral Stairs. Jesus shit. Still Flyin is hanging out in Seattle with Spiral aka STYLES.
They got back to styles place last night and Phil gave him the phone. Dude left a funny ass message. Sean texted me this:
"From Styles: we're listening to your music right now and reading your itinerary. Your itinerary rocks. So maybe pavement might get back together. Your itinerary shot is fucking genius. It's fuching genius!!! You guys are so much weirder than I ever thought you were."
"Styles on Excalibrah: This is really this dude?!?~!?!? This fuching rocks! I can't fucking believe this. You guys are so weird."
Wow. IN other news...part of the itinerary yesterday was to stop at a thrift store in Seattle and get some killer flannel. Also they were only aloud to drink Rainier beer last night...check the pic of Tater, Ice, and Bob:
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Monday, June 08, 2009
a toast to fame
The stars came out to shine as anonymously as possible at E3. I saw some dudes here and there:
Steven Spielberg (we made eye contact; he gave me a preemptive and reluctant "hello") Rich Sommer (Harry Crane from Mad Men / that dude from those few eps of The Office) Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove from Mad Men) Verne Troyer (tooled by on a tiny scooter three feet in front of me as I was talking to Allyn; he looked sad and/or pissed) Jacob Gentry (not at E3, but before seeing Drag Me To Hell) Andy Dick (sat three seats down from me and Crog at Drag Me To Hell) Martin Starr that dude from Super Troopers who's marrying Christina Hendricks
Yo everybody. Today's blog over at the Still Flyin website is the itinerary I wrote for their West Coast tour that STARTS TODAY. You can read a long in real time all week and hold their feet to the fire as I present some difficult challenges for them this time.
Here are their tour dates:
6/08 Seattle, WA / Neumos (supporting Love Is All) 6/09 Portland, OR / Holocene (supporting Love Is All) 6/11 San Francisco, CA / Bottom Of The Hill (supporting Love Is All) 6/12 Los Angeles, CA / Echoplex (supporting Love Is All) 6/13 San Diego, CA / The Casbah (supporting Love Is All)
yeah, I played some games. Steven Spielberg said hello to me. Together we snorted the ground-up bones of Dennis Hopper and played some Lego Rock Band. Dude sucks at the drums.
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I'm back on the air in Atlanta. Starting June 22nd Radio Undefined will be hitting the airwaves on AM 1690 "The Voice of the Arts" every Monday from 7-9pm. I'll be playing everything from Creedence to Thin Lizzy to GBV to Black Mountain. Straight killin it son! Bank on it!
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