13 Sep

“See America Right” – The Mountain Goats

I honestly have no memory, no recollection of this song. It showed up as a scribble on a Post-It note cluttered with bands and music that I’d heard that day, for later, deeper listenation and potential inclusion on this list here. ‘Cause, y’know, sharing is caring.

Now that I’ve heard it again (as if for the very first time), I wonder how it could have escaped my mind… but then on the same Post-It are Chris Black (remember yesterday’s SoTD?), and Long Black Train by House of Freaks — which I haven’t been able to find. Yet.

Heavy hooky hitters, all.

So here’s See America Right, performed by The Mountain Goats a coupla years back at Portland’s own Doug Fir Lounge. Enjoy.

12 Sep

“Jericho” – Chris Black

Welcome to the weekend, y’all! Here’s a bit of raw pathos for your enjoyment, Jericho, by Chris Black. And fuckin’ wow, it is.

If’n you dig it (and you’re reading this, so the chances are pretty good you will) click over to his main page and give the mixtape a spin while you’re poring through the lyrical and other tasty content at chrisblack.com.

Super-cali-fragi-fuckin’ cool…

11 Sep

DIY Hell – Week Two (Entropy)

So this was a waste of a week. Running out of fiddly bits to spend time on, and still feel like I’m accomplishing something. A few lyrical scribbles, some jots in the working notebook, but overall, nada, nil, niente, zip, jack zero.

Hey… Jack Zero, there’s a good name. Gots to write that down somewhere, it’d be a good character for one of the rewrite songs.

See? It’s still happening. Guess there’s nothing like working to create the feeling of getting something done, heh. If you can’t laugh at yourself, &c., &c., ad nauseam.

Here’s hoping Week Three will be productive, as in PRODUCT.

In the meantime, have you visited Jango.com lately? Every “thumbs up” is like a sharp poke in the ribs, saying “Hey, quit fucking off and get down to fucking work already!” So please, abuse me… it’s a public service you can feel good about.

I really wonder why the songs are going over so well in Slovenia. And thank you, guy in Portugal, too!

Catch y’all in seven.

DIY Hell – Week Two (Entropy)
So this was a waste of a week. Running out of fiddly bits to spend time on, and still feel like I’m accomplishing something. A few lyrical scribbles, some jots in the working notebook, but overall, nada, nil, niente, zip, jack zero.
Hey… Jack Zero, there’s a good name. Gots to write that down somewhere, it’d be a good character for one of the rewrite songs.
See? It’s still happening. Guess there’s nothing like working to create the feeling of getting something done, heh. If you can’t laugh at yourself, &c., &c., ad nauseam.
Here’s hoping Week Three will be productive, as in PRODUCT.
In the meantime, have you visited http://www.jango.com/music/Rabid+Garfunkel lately? Every “thumbs up” is like a sharp poke in the ribs, saying “Hey, quit fucking off and get down to fucking work already!” So please, abuse me… it’s a public service you can feel good about.
I really wonder why the songs are going over so well in Slovenia. And thank you, guy in Portugal, too!
Catch y’all in seven.