I have been blessed with "new" music to listen to after so many ages of having the same old stuff. New in that I haven't heard it. Stuff swrling in this audiophile's ears the past coupla months.... The White Stripes Elephant, Sleater-Kinney One Beat, Jurassic 5 Power In Numbers, New Pornographers Mass Romantic, Yeah Yeah Yeah's Fever To Tell, Del The Funky Homosapian No Need For Alarm, Mono Men Bent Pages, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Are A Drag and Blowin' In the Wind (stop yer snickering!), Queens of the Stone Age Rated R, The Jam Dig the New Breed, Setting Sons, and Sound Affects and the Detroit Cobras Seven Easy Pieces.
I have this Lydia Lunch double disc I bought in a pawn shop 3 months ago but just haven't gotten around to listening to it. I have to be in a mood to deal with Ms. Lunch and I just haven't been.
Stay away from Zwan. It's EVIL and BAD. Billy Corgan's ability to create compelling music based largely on his garganutan ego is wearing thin. The Christina Aguilera album actually looked promising (yer snickering, again!) and so I gave it a chance. Now I can at least say I'm informed when I slag it. In the realm of white-kid R&B, I must admit, anytime I hear music attributed to the Justin Timberlake solo album on the radio, I am mildly impressed (by now yer sides are probably hurting from laughter, shut the hell up). I guess I'm doomed to find and listen to that record, too.
Bands I've heard recently and need more of: Gluecifer, Crime Kaisers. (man, I am becoming such a fan-boy of Euro-garage bands) and Tricky Woo (cannucks!).
So everyone. What have you been listening to? Is there something out there that I must hear?
I gotta get to Indy. I might get lucky enough tonight to get online, but I'm not hopeful. I would need to make it all the way to Columbus tonight before running out of driving hours and I'm not sure I can. It's gonna be a close-shave for me to do it and I already got in trouble last week for violating the hours-service when I got stuck in Chicago traffic and ran over by 1 hour. They told me if I do it again in the next 6 months they're gonna suspend me for 8 hours. I don't like getting in trouble with the suits. The more the suits are not in my life the better. Let's see: 3 to Indy, 3 to Arthur, 4 to Richmond: that's 10 hours. Yeah I won't even make it to Ohio tonight. Hrm, there's a Fying J in Spiceland, Indiana about 30 miles from the Ohio border. There's a though! I'm beginning to think I won't make it to Rhode Island by Monday morning. This little foray to Chicago has nixed that, unless I really haul it. We'll see, I s'pose
We've bought into Scientology, we have a career. Soundgarden has bought into Scientology, they have a career. Pearl Jam has bought into Scientology, they have a career. Nirvana? Hook line and sinker. Gas Huffer... half of Gas Huffer has bought in Scientology and half of them might have a career. -Mark Arm adlib during "In n Out of Grace" from Mudhoney's live Mud Songs import.