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exposure posted: Tue 2013-03-05 18:15:21 tags: music
Picked up somebody's CD collection at the thrift shop, some 27 discs for $6. What I didn't account for was the fact that pop music pretty much sucks these days. Panic At the Disco. Fallout Boy. Rihanna. Yung Joc. Chamillionaire. Pink... ma'am, with forgettable pop hooks like that you've got no place looking down your nose at any stupid porno paparazzi girls. Plain White Ts is actually rather listenable. Ella Fitzgerald will get a due listening. Musical theatre soundtracks e.g. The Music Man et al... We'... (...more)
ruby revisited posted: Wed 2012-11-21 23:54:02 tags: music
Day 1. In an effort to cheer myself up I found myself listening to Rollins, and by proximity in my library, Ruby. And thanks to the interwebs, what was once too esoteric for my level of interest in Ruby is now accessible: there is a remix album of Salt peter, and a second album released in 2001 after a period of "label shake up limbo", Short-staffed at the Gene Pool. Can't say I'm terribly impressed with the one song I sampled via youtubes from the newer album, "Beefheart", but one song doth not an albu... (...more)
guerillas in the mist posted: Sun 2012-10-07 21:06:12 tags: music
Expanding on, contextually linking and offering my refinements on lyrics via LyricsTime: a bunch of bigoted jerks, who have no idea what it is to be other than White, and that's the whole truth! [Sherburne:] Welcome to the hate that Gates made new definition in scope for the term "police state" Pinochet coup American style ricochet hit another innocent child Crowd of marchers stacked up against a weak police line calling for backup Turn our anger into love when we defend ourselves when Bush ... (...more)
forgotten lyric posted: Mon 2012-08-06 09:42:03 tags: music
hey [five, six syllables]! I'm [number] stories high! The other day I was listening to and got curious about the source of a staple sample, which turns out to be the song Brain Crack by minor "post-grunge" artist Tracy Bonham. (Without looking, my guess was pre-grunge, but whatever.) Bonham's hit single was Mother Mother. The album copped the 1996 nomination for Best Alternative Album, but who remembers any song besides Mother Mother from that album? Not me. Can you even name the album? Though... (...more)
The Final 4 (+2) posted: Sun 2012-07-01 18:21:54 tags: tracklists, music
I think I got a copy of this as a promo with a purchase at that indie music store on Rt 46 in Totowa (CD Connection?) one time when I was shopping with Dave Pinck. The Internet says it was released 1995. At some point, probably late '99, I tossed or sold it, and then later spent many hours trying to reconstruct the tracklist. Eventually, it seems, the Internet remembers everything: The The (Hanky Panky, 1995) 1 I Saw The Light 2 I'm A Long Gone Daddy 3 I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind Mike Watt (Ball Ho... (...more)