Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Listening

New Pornographers - Together (a new NPs record is always cause for excitement)
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Destroyer - Thief
Fucked Up - Couple Tracks
(noticing a lot of CanCon today for some reason!)
The Clientele on World Cafe
American Music Club - San Francisco
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Thursday, April 29, 2010

If We're Lucky

i hear we may get one of these in NC!
but wait, possibly reexamining the idea at the White House? according to the AP, White House adviser Carol Browner said "obviously this will become part of the debate" on climate change. as if "this" didn't exist before "this" happened.

Dynamic Truths - Understanding Is Overrated

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Sadly, the 'Canes are not partaking in the postseason festivities this year, but i will still watch any game 7 of any NHL playoff series, even the Western Conference! but last night's Habs upset of the Caps was intense, what a crazy series. Sorry to see Corvo and Walker lose a series, but Ovechkin can take some comfort in the fact that he disappointed a lot less people with this series' bust than he did in the Olympics flameout...

not sure why now....actually one of these writers mentions he was just waiting til the library had it...couple nice reviews of Our Noise courtesy and Rain Taxi.

Deerhunter - Microcastle
Ella Fitzgerald - Twelve Nights in Hollywood
Goldfrapp - Head First
Shout Out Louds - WORK
Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back to Spring

returned yesterday from the dry desert heat of Coachella and its surrounds, actually pretty nice this year, not too hot and a great breeze most of the time. saw great sets by She & Him, The Specials, Yo La Tengo, Spoon, and Pavement plus a couple Charlotte Gainsbourg tunes and De La Soul covering RUN-DMC. good times. it's still Spring here in NC which is a bit of a relief.


Sambassadeur - European
Anthony Braxton - Complete Arista Recordings
The Neats - 1981-84: The Ace of Hearts Years
Best Coast - "Make You Mine"
Figurines - When The Deer Wore Blue
Pavement - Quarantine the Past

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Strange Powers

i'll be introducing the new The Magnetic Fields doc at Full Frame tonight, 10.20 PM at the Carolina Theatre in Durham... the film is called Strange Powers and was made by our old friend Gail O'Hara and Kerthy Fix, and you should see it!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Hats on the Ice

Well the 'Canes dug themselves a deep hole early this season and despite playing really well for the last couple months they will not be playing in the post-season. But they never quit, the Albany guys got a lot of good time in, and they finished off the season right last night with a 5-2 win over the Habs (preventing MTL from securing a playoff spot in the process). Staal netted 3 goals and La Rose 2, and after the game Rosie said "It was a good night, and it ended right - hats on the ice." Looking forward to next year already.

Speaking of hockey, i hear they have a team in Toronto though i saw no sign of it on Wednesday night when Jim and I were there for the screening of Passenger side. We rocked acoustic style, here was the night and excellent crowd participation on F*ck You.

Out of Luck (The Pointed Sticks)
Detroit Has a Skyline
1,000 pounds
Everything at Once
Cunning Latch
Song for a Clock
I Guess I Remembered It Wrong
Throwing Things
Hate Your Friends (Lemonheads)
F*ck You (DOA, but as i was corrected, actually the Subhumans)
Noisy Night
San Andreas

Rock and Roll Friend (Go-Betweens)