Wednesday, September 21, 2005

why god made blogs

Lord have mercy, a new Kate Bush track. Go to one of the finest music blogs to find the link.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Alas, the Ear to the Ground fest that was to feature Sleater-Kinney this weekend was cancelled, so I didn't make it to Toronto after all. By hook or crook, though, I'll be there Oct 9 when the New Pornographers play the Phoenix. Should be superb, though I hope the mix is better then when they showed up on Conan O'Brien last Friday; Neko's voice was woefully buried even though she was front and center.

So no show last night still, so I got to watch Prison Break in real time last night. As absurd as this show is, it is also weirdly fascinating a la 24. The real Monday night treat though has been "Weeds" on Showtime, one of several good arguments for pay cable (and Showtime overall has been getting better; I need to catch up with my wife on episodes of Huff).

Here's a lineup of some upcoming Reviews:
9/26: Fembots, Freakwater, Kronos Quartet
10/3: Juliana Hatfield, GRLZ compilation, Richard Hawley
10/10: off
10/17: hopefully more Paper Bag stuff, along with new Broken Social Scene and Metric, which I will determinedly get when I get to Toronto the week before.
10/24: a whole bunch of stuff from Yep Roc Records

I don't want to act like a shill for the two aforementioned record labels, but not only are they faithful in sending stuff, they have a consistent quality of product to boot (so does Arts and Crafts Records, but they seem to keep things close to the vest, so to speak).

One more day to Lost!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Embarassment of riches

Between my own purchasing and a slew of stuff coming into the station, here's some of the stuff we'll be playing in the next few weeks (I'm not sure yet what will shake down into what):

Harvey Danger, Kronos Quartet w/ Asha, Fembots, Juliana Hatfield, Iron & Wine w/Calexico, Towa Tei, Princess Superstar, Fleshtones, Kingsbury Manx, Freakwater, maybe Goldfrapp...

Not gonna be on next week, due to being in Toronto for the Ear to the Ground fest, which seems to be having all sorts of troubles. It's now moved from the Ex to the Opera House, at least on the day that I'm going, and I never liked the Opera House all that much to begin with. At least Sleater-Kinney's still playing, but this is gonna be a trip and a half.

And now Rob Dickinson's coming to Rochester the same night I'm going to be in Toronto for the New Pornographers. As the title above says...

And of course, the usual apologia for not updating, but we'll get to it anon.