Tuesday, October 03, 2006
hostile, mass.

Stuff from other places:

Boys and Girls in America came out today. Did you go get your copy? Are you going to soon? I'm waiting to see if their lovely PR person comes through with a promo for me, because I have very little money, but I might break down and pony up the cash if it doesn't come real soon. With that aside, Kyle at More Cowbell put together The Hold Steady Guide to the Twin Cities, so you can make heads and tails of the places in the pieces.

NPR posts their list of the Most Important American Musical Works of the 20th Century. The "American" part explains the lack of Beatles/Stones/etc... but still doesn't excuse "Good Vibrations" making it in ahead of "God Only Knows." Also, apparently there wasn't anything all that important released after 1985 in the United States.

Streethawk comrade, Luisa Irene Fisher, talks shop with the recently departed Winks for I (Heart) Music.

An open letter to ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead:
Gentlemen,

Please consider the following:
- Getting Jason Reece to write more than one song on the album.
- Calling Neil Busch and asking if he took your balls when he left the band/was kicked out.
- Calling Robert Pollard and apologizing for the meandering cover of one of his tunes.
- If you plan to play a lot of So Divided on your upcoming tour, calling the Blood Brothers and Celebration up to politely ask them to take it easy when they do their opening sets, so they don't blow you right off the stage.
- Maybe calling up the Blood Brothers regardless and asking them to remind you how to turn your amps up.
- Changing your name, as the only way you'll be killing anyone now is through sheer boredom.
- Stopping with the suck... you're hurting me inside, deep inside.
At least Worlds Apart had "Will You Smile Again" and also the best album intro of the year.

now playing: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - A Perfect Teenhood

8 Comments:

I haven't really been keeping up with anything new about this band, at least not since 2002...so pretty much, when Source Tags & Codes came out. Do you think they'll play any of that album at the show in December? I've never seen them live before, but I do love that album.

By Anonymous Melanie, at 3:06 p.m.  

I'll make sure Conrad gets your letter, Quinn.

By Blogger minx, at 3:44 p.m.  

I think I have to defend Trail of Dead the way you defend Cat Power ;)

new album leaked and sucks? I haven't heard it yet but I really liked the last one. But I can see why people didn't. I think Neil was kicked out for "substance abuse" problems. Of all 4 or 5 times I've seen Trail of Dead, they usually play more from their back catalogue than new album on tours anyway.

By Anonymous pinder, at 5:02 p.m.  

Yeah... I mean I'm sure they'll still be good live. Even if they're not as good as before, they're still better than most... but the new album still sucks.

By Blogger Quinn, at 5:37 p.m.  

Also, Turbonegro consistently has the best album intros ever.

By Anonymous pinder, at 11:55 a.m.  

NPR sucks. No Bo Diddley. No Prince. One rap song. Boo-urns.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:27 p.m.  

P: oh cmon... the chanting... the high pitched shriek... World's Apart's intro was awesome. Granted I never heard the last Turbonegro album.

anonymous: that list blows... but NPR is still pretty awesome for recording sweet shows and putting them up for download later.

By Blogger Quinn, at 1:36 p.m.  

no i agree, the world's apart intro is awesome. i just trailed off and started thinking about who else has great album intros.

By Blogger pinder, at 9:04 p.m.  

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