Mai 24 2012, 5h17Haven't written in ages. Picked up some cool stuff recently. Blu-ray of Chemical Brothers' Don't Think, the My Bloody Valentine remastered, English imports of EPs and Isn't Anything,Billie Holiday's Complete Columbia Collection, and a near-mint 1972 used Ella Fitzgerald singing Rodgers and Hart Songbook on vinyl.
Jan 6 2010, 15h35goes back a several years. Sleepless & Tooting
Set 25 2009, 6h38anyone know the name of the song where carla triggers the drum machine?
Abr 25 2009, 5h43Fri 24 Apr – My Bloody Valentine
That's how long I clocked the 'holocaust' section of You Made Me Realise tonight.
Of the 4 times I've seen mbv, this was definitely the loudest... and that's saying a lot!
I laughed out loud (of course, I couldn't hear myself), when a girl was trying to talk on the phone during the jet engine phase.
The vocals could stand to be nudged up in the mix, but overall, I thought it was a great show. I think it's amazing how full a sound they get from mostly just Colm, Debbie, and Kevin playing... Bilinda just held her guitar on several of the songs.
Set list was a "Best Of", except I really wished they would play Emptiness Inside.
And I didn't feel like I was gonna go into seizures like at the SF show at the expo.
Oh, the opener was Kurt Heasley of Lilys. Just him and his acoustic guitar. The classic Lilys songs (the first 3 that I recognized) sounded really good in this form, but I don't think the crowd was too into him. Plus, he's always such a dork between songs.
Aside from mbv's great sound, the highlight of the show for me was Colm's hair going nuts in his fan.
Abr 23 2009, 18h16My Bloody Valentine
"Everything," Shields elaborates. "Lineup—we might expand a bit. In that respect, we'll add another member to the group, just to do more stuff. And sound-wise, absolutely. You know, it'll be..." he stammers for a moment, hesitates, then sighs before concluding, "taking a different approach."
Abr 11 2009, 3h56
Jan 10 2009, 4h29z'about time... i think i wrote the thing in 2005. here's the text for old times' sake.
Quasi-audiophile gadgeteer that loves lots of music. Jazz, symphonic, hip hop, r+b, alt-country, 80s, but mostly lean toward indie/shoegazer.
Always lookin' for new friends with similar interests that like to post/write journals.
grew up with 80s new wave (probably have every duran duran lp/ep/remix 12 inchers and japanese imports). graduated to listening to the great Live 105 radio station in SF (though it turned to shit at '92 or so). but that station introduced me to new order, the smiths, the cure, echo & the bunnymen, etc etc., all the greats of the mid-late 80s, and then into the early nineties, ride, lush, charlatans, stone roses. got a lot of music back then thru reading lime lizard. SF was great for seeing shows. Ned's Atomic Dustbin, nine inch nails, kitchens of distinction, catherine wheel, charlatans UK, the pixies...
went to college in LA, where I grew my taste for shoegazer/indie. saw mbv at the whisky a-go-go (or was it the troubador?), which was one of the best shows i've ever seen. also saw slowdive a couple times. saw the kitchens down there, too. saw medicine a couple times... KCRW in LA is still my favorite radio station ever, even though I don't live there anymore. (Thank goodness for the internet and radio streaming.)
so my high school and college days were when my cd collection grew the most. i do love all types of music (Jazz, symphonic, hip hop, r+b, alt-country, 80s), but my tastes even now are mostly rooted to the early to mid-nineties indie/shoegazer stuff.
for some reason, whether it was moving or having friends with different tastes or getting married or having a kid (or some combo of all that) my music buying and research slowed down considerably.
anyway, trying to change that by listening more to kcrw on the internet, indie pop rocks on somafm.com, makin' scrobbler friends.
whoa. that was a lot.
oh yeah. recorded some music many moons ago (pre-demo quality, if anything). hoping to get back into that at some point. http://www.last.fm/music/Ufu
check out the latest here: http://www.last.fm/music/Ufu/Weave
Dez 31 2008, 18h34Let's put those "Last 12 months" charts to use. Happy New Year!
My Most Played Artists in 2008
1 Stereolab 1,421
2 Swervedriver 672
3 Darker My Love 659
4 The Brian Jonestown Massacre586
5 Saint Etienne 510
6 My Bloody Valentine 481
7 Dot Allison 389
8 Ride 369
9 Thee Headcoatees 362
10 Curve 345
Most played songs in 2008
1 Rachel Goswell – Plucked 62
2 Saint Etienne – Tomorrow Never Dies 59
3 My Bloody Valentine – I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It) 57
4 Darker My Love – Claws & Paws 57
5 Rachel Goswell –Sleepless & Tooting 50
6 The Telescopes – Flying 47
7 Stereolab – Three Women 45
8 Darker My Love – Opening 43
9 The Black Angels – Black Grease 42
10 Monade – Regarde 42
Most played albums in 2008
1 Darker My Love – Darker My Love 340
2 Darker My Love – 2 217
3 Dot Allison – Exaltation Of Larks 174
4 Stereolab – Chemical Chords 167
5 Dot Allison – Afterglow 126
6 The Black Angels – Passover 123
7 Thee Headcoatees – The Sisters of Suave 122
8 Rachel Goswell – Waves Are Universal 119
9 Aimee Mann – I'm With Stupid 116
10 Stereolab – Fab Four Suture 111
Set 23 2008, 3h09Geez, Stereolab... of all the songs you actually could have kept short (i'm looking at you, Jenny Ondioline), you instead fade out Valley Hi! just as it gets a full head of steam! argh!* a lost opportunity on what could have been a great crescendo. any other too-short songs out there?
*see fade out rant
anyway, here's a great live version of "valley hi!". they don't fade out, but it's still too short.
can't wait to see them oct 14th!
Ago 29 2008, 18h52Fun segment, with Morrissey and Nic talking and playing music.
They touch on some Morrissey inspirations, music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and music that you fall in love with in your formidable years...