• Losing All Music

    23 May 2007, 14:50

    Last week, my iPod gave up its ghost to the Great God of Hard Drive Failure.

    Today, my external hard drive (with about 6000 songs on it) also decided to express its dissatisfaction with the technological world and started making the dreaded Click of Death.

    I'm going to try and rescue the data on the external drive, but for the time being, I have a very limited number of albums to listen to, since the vast majority of my cds and records are currently living in my parent's garage in Portland, OR.

  • What The Heck Fest 2007

    16 May 2007, 2:13

    the nicest music festival in the world is happening again from july 19th-22nd in anacortes, washington state, evil empire. anacortes is halfway between vancouver, bc and seattle, wa and quite possibly halfway to heaven. event page:

  • Boards of Canada vs. Of Montreal

    14 May 2007, 17:06

    Who will win the battle for most-listened in my charts? It's somewhat strange that I've been listening more to Of Montreal lately, as the weather has been rainy and grey and usually that's when I hit the BoC. Hmmm.

    Or, perhaps, who deserves to win?
  • Do Make Say Think at Cargo

    14 May 2007, 13:51

    Sun 13 May – Do Make Say Think

    I initially thought that £15 seemed a bit steep to see one band play for 2 hours. I saw DMST in Seattle in 2002 for something like $8 or $9 US, so paying the equivalent of $30 5 years later seemed financially akin to going to a Justin Timberlake show. Or somebody equally 'huge'.

    However, I now realise the deep error in my judgement. This was easily the best show I've seen since moving to London, and probably in my top 10 of all time. Such an amazing group of musicians playing songs that I would go so far as to label 'transcendent' and I don't even BELIEVE in transcendence, folks. Plus there's the added bonus that they're really nice people. No dickhead rockstar vibe, just lots of smiles and genuinely kind words.

    I wish there were more current bands making music as intricate, complex, beautiful, and FUN as Do Make Say Think. I certainly haven't heard any British equivalent – for instance, other 'post-rockish' bands such as Mogwai are great but not really on the same level. Open to suggestions if anybody has any...
  • iPod Will Eat Itself

    9 May 2007, 14:42

    gave up the ghost last night and deleted itself.

    thus, i will be listening to "Du Og Meg" by of Montreal on repeat for the next few hours.

    maybe this isn't such a good idea.
  • Music Has The Right To Children

    10 Abr 2007, 15:14

    After over 7 years of listening to Music Has the Right to Children by Boards of Canada at least twice a week (and occasionally every day), it still evokes something in me that I can't quite explain. And somehow, it still sounds new and exciting. This album is timeless for me in a mysterious and very personal way.

    Love it so deeply.
  • Panda Bear Live = Sleepy Time

    12 Mar 2007, 22:09

    Thu 8 Mar – Panda Bear

    Bored almost to the point of tears, we left early. Which is too bad, because the album is so good. I hope he figures out a way to make the live performance a little more engaging.
  • Favorite of 2006

    3 Ene 2007, 21:04

    Albums: (in no particular order, except for the first item. Bitches is Lord is definitely my favorite album of the entire year.)
    Bitches is Lord by Adrian Orange, formerly Thanksgiving
    Destroyer’s Rubies by Destroyer
    Paper Television by The Blow
    Beneath Waves by Karl Blau
    Giraffes and Jackals by Bobby Birdman (wait, didn’t this come out last year? yes, yes it did.)
    The Warning by Hot Chip
    Drum’s Not Dead by The Liars
    The Greatest by Cat Power (unfortunately, she recently sold her soul to Chanel and DeBeers, but gosh, the songs are still so nice to listen to.)
    La Femme Chocolate by Olivia Ruiz
    I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass by Yo La Tengo
    Public Warning by Lady Sovereign
    The Unsung Colony by Norfolk and Western
    Game Theory by The Roots
    You In Reverse by Built To Spill
    Furnaces by Yukon
    Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth

    Favorite new Mt. Eerie song: Domesticated Dog

    → Adrian Orange/Thanksgiving at What The Heck Fest
    → Mellow Herbs house show in Bellingham
    → YACHT/Bobby Birdman/Lucky Dragons in London
    → the Watery Graves at Catch That Beat
    → Phil’s dive into the drums at Catch That Beat
    → pretty much any Run Chico Run show.