Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Alone & Forsaken XXV (25th and Final): Never talking to you again

Never Talking to You Again (Alone & Forsaken XXV):

1. 13th Floor Elevators-You're Gonna Miss Me
2. The Abigails-Shadow of Our Darkness
3. Galaxie 500-Walking Song
4. Beat Happening-Cast a Shadow
5. Merchandise-Time
6. The Modern Lovers-Roadrunner
7. The Gun Club-House on Highland Avenue
8. The Wedding Present-Getting Nowhere Fast (Girls at Our Best cover)
9. Vertical Slit-In-No-Sense 1X2
10. Sex Church-I Don't Want to Die
11. Husker Du-Whatever.
12. The Adverts-Quickstep
13. Criminal Damage-Victory
14. The Gits-Second Skin (Live '93 version)
15. Jim Shepard-A Streetcar Named Desire
16. Broken Water-Kamilche House (live @ the Oly Library version)
17. The Wipers-Blue Cowboy
18. Dead Moon-Unknown Passage

Cast a shadow in my direction....

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays....

Buon Natale/Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it, to those who don't, crack a beer and hang with Fabrizio de Andre'!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Alone & Forsaken XXIV: Desert Shore

Well, I might as well do another one, no? yeah that's right, just in time for the holiday cheer, it's....

Alone & Forsaken XXIV: Desert Shore
1. Homer Quincy Smith-I want Jesus to Talk to Me
2. Six Organs of Admittance-Eighth Cognition/All You've Left
3. Fabrizio de Andre-Inverno
4. Songs: Ohia-The Body burned away
5. Herzog-Congratulations, Here's Your Mountain
6. Grouper-Heavy Water/I'd Rather be Sleeping
7. Loveliescrushing-Babybreath
8. Neil Young-Guitar Solo Six
9. Pere Ubu-My Dark Ages
10. Will Oldham-Black/Rich Tune
11. Dirty Beaches-Alone at the Danube River
12. Nico-Evening of Light
13. Brian Eno-Becalmed

(let me know if the link stops working or the files are corrupted, and I'll re-post the file)

"I don't get around much...."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The only sentiment that matters, right now

Even by my standards, it's been an atrocious last coupla weeks. Neo-nazis, racist quacks, and plain 'ole vanilla white supremacy have all received a huge boost in the US from one of the state's favorite judicial tools, the grand jury, twice in as many weeks.  I won't bother going into some sort of rant on this matter, since while the whys and whereofs of how we got to this sick situation in the States is extremely complicated, the sentiment any sane person is feeling towards our so-called protectors can be adequately summed up as:

Also, new in the general "Why bother getting out of bed when reality is this sick?" file, check this out!

Or, if you prefer it in punk terms, we have Texas' finest:

And then a third time because, no matter how juvenile, reductivist, and plain old silly it is, I never get tired of saying "All coppers are bastards!":