Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Long time, no post II

(I wrote this a while ago but I was too lazy sign in so it was just a comment and I want to make sure you see it)

First of all I'd like to mention that if it weren't for Bryan I would have never seen your post. We miss you and music club no longer exists. South is basically exactly the same as it ever was. Nothing ever happens. We are currently selecting courses for next year.

As far as music when you mentioned the Radiohead album that threw me off, because I sort of forgot how long its been since I've seen you. Since you left I've been listening to a lot of No Age and Times New Viking. More recently I've spent quite a bit of time with Malkmus records in anticipation for Real Emotional Trash.

I hope you have a good time in Vietnam and Mazel Tov on your engagement.

Since I wrote this originally I have heard and dislike Real Emotional Trash. Recently I have listened to a lot of Nas. I don't think I mentioned this before but this year my English teacher is Ms. Popp and I know you two were in the trivia challenge together so I thought it was worth mentioning.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Long time, no post.

Hey guys.  I hope you're all well and going out to shows.  Though I don't have a music society club out here in Seattle, I do have a book group.  They are much too calm, and I miss having to chase you down in swivel chairs at the end of a long day...

What are you all listening to as of late?  I went to a Cave Singers concert last week.  It was a pretty good show, lots of hippies and facial hair.  A couple months ago, I grew a beard and then decided to cut it back did not befit my cosmopolitan ways.  Anyway, I'll be hitting up a Magnetic Fields and a Mountain Goats show in the near future.

New listens?  Like everyone else, I enjoy the Vampire Weekend debut, and I'm pleased to report that I've dug for more than a minute.  That last Black Lips album is getting a lot listens in my humble apartment and car.  Cat Power's cover of Dylan's "I Believe in You" is easy to like.  Meanwhile, I cannot comprehend why anyone likes Burial.  Anytime I put that album on, I feel like I'm supposed to dance, slowly, with a glow stick.  I'm getting old, I suppose.

Radiohead likes Burial, and I'm not going to hold that against them.  Their new album is as good as the ones they released two albums back.  Surprisingly, In Rainbows has shown me that Hail to the Thief and Amnesiac were not as good as I had once convinced myself they were.  I suppose that's a good thing.

On a personal note, I'm headed to Vietnam in a month and a half, getting married in five, and going to Portugal in August.  I like teaching out here, but I miss South as well.  

So, I'll try to post from time to time.  Hope you guys are chillin' and racing wheeled chairs down third floor halls.

Mr. R.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wow... it's been a while

So I was clicking through the channels on TV and I stopped when I heard the phrase "burning the tree". I continued to watch the show (Jim Rome is Burning (tree) on ESPN) and Rome was doing a segment about some (American) football player who was suspended for "burning the tree" and then he appealed the suspension on the grounds of second hand smoke. He won the appeal. Now this has nothing to do with music, but it is worth mentioning because I had never heard any sports announcer ever talk about marijuana. What made the segment especially note worthy was the amount of phrases Rome used to describe the consumption of marijuana. Aside from "burning the tree" Rome also used the following terms and phrases, "hitting the bong", "toking", "the bush", "burning the bong", "bud", and "hitting the spliff". Oh did I mention he crammed all of those phrases in a 2 minute piece.

On a more club related note Bryan and I were talking and we realized neither of us had spoken to Mr. Randolph in quite some time. So Mr. Randolph if you are out there hello.

That's about it.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oink is Dead

Oink is down. I went to look at it a bout a minute ago and a weird message came up. Unseed asap. This means you Fatty cause I know you upload. Johnny Law can get to you even if you are just seeding. More news to come as it develops.

This is what the message said:

This site has been closed as a result of a criminal investigation by IFPI, BPI, Cleveland Police and the Fiscal Investigation Unit of the Dutch Police (FIOD ECD) into suspected illegal music distribution.A criminal investigation continues into the identities and activities of the site's users

DJ Rupture's thoughts on the matter (great read)

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Thursday, August 30, 2007


Hello all with summer coming to a close I'm back home for good (well as good as its gonna get). So, does anyone know what Mr. Randolph's deal is? While I was looking for the summer reading list I found a staff list and it had Mr. Randolph on it, but it also had Ms. Alicino. So it either hasn't been updated in two years or they are both coming back, and I think it's probably the former.

Also in light of recent posts I think it should be noted that Animal Collective are coming to the Avalon on September 5th. I will probably be attending said event.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Gogol Bordello...more news

GB has just announced their October U.S. tour and they come to the Roxy (same place as last time) Thursday, Oct 11 at 7:30. Tickets go on sale this Friday the 24th for $17 each. I'm not sure when I'm buying tickets yet, but if you want to go, just tell me and I'll eventually get them.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Plastic People Of The Universe

Just a heads up, PPU are coming to Providence September 26 (Wednesday at 8pm). This will be their only stop in New England on their tour. The next closest stop is Joe's Pub in New York the 27th.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Pitchfork Music Festival

In David's absence, I feel the need to post something Pavement-related. Stephen Malkmus is performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Also, GZA the Genius is performing the album, Liquid Swords all the way through. Finally, Sonic Youth is doing the same with their album, Daydream Nation.

GB: I'm getting the album in the mail tomorrow.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

GBV Update

Still broken up.

As for real news I'm off for the rest of the summer starting today. I can't be contacted, but I can contact you. Jeff's decision should come any day now. Oh and tickets for the Download Festival at the Tweeter Center are around 40 USD.

Peace out

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Monday, June 18, 2007

GB update

Gogol Bordello is playing two shows in New York (Irving Plaza) on July 20 and 21. The details need to be worked out but the chinatown buses seem like the best bet so far. If anyone wants to go, tell me soon so I can get tickets.

Fastfoward to October: they're playing a full U.S. tour and Boston is almost certain to be part of it.

More details to follow soon.

By the way, their new album, Super Taranta, is due out July 10th, 07. If you want it, preorder it on to get a free shirt or on for a free poster.

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