Monday, August 28, 2006

forgot to mention....

The Sadies show at the Eastman House was loads of fun, and the Lobster Quadrille is one of the best local bands in recent memory (first time I had seen them, link two entries below).

meager attempts at a playlist

Tonight's show is a variation on First Impressions and the Indie Show: a bunch of new music thrown against the wall to see what sticks. And, as we do with fair regularity, we showcase some fine new stuff largely from our northern neighbor, Toronto in particular. Among the folks:
The Unintended, the Hylozoists, Republic of Safety, Cities in Dust, The Creeping Nobodies, and Stars. Should be fun (and easier on yours truly).

Next week, for the holiday, some more odds and ends before we return to our regularly scheduled programming, featuring: Luca, the Velvet, Shearwater, the Long Winters, and Mountain Goats (subject to change of course, depending on what lands at the station).

Mostly just been catching up with things, especially watching the rest of summer's TV bounty. I'm still 3 eps behind on Deadwood, but they sit comfortably awaiting me and Sheila on the DVR.
And then the new Fall Seasons shows begins, yipes! TV addiction is fun but troublesome. And I'm happily awaiting the 3rd season of Slings and Arrows courtesy of my kind taper in Saskatchewan.

Haven't heard from my friends in Canada yet either, with a little bundle of joy that was due any second. Michelle and Cam, if you're out there, give me a holler! (That goes for anybody who I haven't heard from in a bit).

More to come, hopefully we'll have the new Yo La Tengo in physical, complete totality for the show before it comes out Sept. 12. I happily ordered my Beat Your Ass Season Pass, and got to hear (most of) the streaming version of the complete album, but I still need it in its pristine completeness, as it is really one of the year's best.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Not enough days in the week

Add Jon Langford to next week's playlist (it's the marginal Sadies connection don't ya know). Still thumping for next Thursday's Eastman House concert, check out the Sadies and these fine local folks for what promises to be a heck of a show.

Should have more formal playlists and stuff for the next few shortly. Meantime, the summer is just racing by, and in a good way, but doesn't do much for blogging. Hope to do a First Impressions/Indie Show style thing for Labor Day, and even an entry on the stuff that doesn't make the show for one reason or another. Stay tuned.