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Friday, September 29, 2006

DRM

October 3rd is international F--- DRM day. For more info go to : www.AntiDrm.org (this will work)

Also Gnarles Barkley has released a video for Gone Daddy Gone which was originally by the Violent Femmes. http://www.chrismilk.com/gonedaddygone/

(I wrote a much longer thing but the internet destroyed it. In that I explained what DRM is, but now I'm too lazy to do it again)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Im posting stuff!!!!

So, I'm posting stuff again. Hi blog. Sorry about not posting on you over the summer...

So for the next meeting I was thinking we could put up flyers that say something like "Free Food. Cool People. Good Music." and then the date and room # (2308?). Only we've got to make a lot of them and post them in every possible space. It would be like those ads that get posted over and over in a row so you can't help but look at them.

Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the ArmyJoin the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army Join the Army

And so on and so forth. Also, I think we sohould do stupid weekly gimmicks to keep potential members interested (if they read the flyers and actually show up). We could have a scavenger hunt spanning several albums of a certain artist. "Look for a song about...monkeys...going...to heaven...? Anybody?" I don't know, that one needs work.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Tomorrow and Today

Tomorrow during jblock we need to plan for our first real meeting. We know we want something to offer perspective minions, and we also to have something good planned for them so they will decide they want to be part of our society (and then we can use them to take over the world).

Also in more important news today is the Demorcratic Primaries so if your registered in the Democratic Party make sure to head to your local library, school, where ever voting takes place in your town, and vote.

But in even more important news Thailand's army and police have staged a coup (they are over throwing the government) so far no bullets have been fired. For those ignorant americans Thailand is a country in southeast Asia bordering Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Burma. The former government of Thailand was very corrupt. The army plans to bring back democracy within days.

Also for those of you looking for a job at pitchfork media you can get one, if you have 2-4 years worth of experience in accounting:http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/Pitchfork_Seeks_Senior_Account_Manager#38661

Monday, September 18, 2006

Awesome CD store

Yo I was checking the website for this Shoegazing band from Oregon and I wanted to see if they had any CD's for sale and I got direceted to this online store called CD baby. It is awesome. It only has smaller bands, but it seems to have alot of different types of music and it has a ton of music from outside N. America/ Britian. Check it out: http://cdbaby.com/home

Friday, September 15, 2006

PAVEMENT!!!!

As you may know pavement is re-releashing their third album Wowee Zowee. Well a few days ago the tracklist was revealed so here it is. It's due out on Novemeber 7 and I suggest you get it. Remember this whole thing will only be priced around $13 so it's a steal. Also pitchfork media interview Pavement guitarest Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/38594/Spiral_Stairs_Talks_Pavement_Reissue_Reunion_Rumo

1-18 are original album
>> DISC ONE
01 We Dance
02 Rattled by the Rush
03 Black Out0
4 Brinx Job0
5 Grounded
06 Serpentine Pad
07 Motion Suggests Itself
08 Father to a Sister Of Thought
09 Extradition
10 Best Friend's Arm
11 Grave Architecture
12 AT & T
13 Flux = Rad
14 Fight This Generation
15 Kennel District
16 Pueblo
17 Half a Canyon
18 Western Homes
19 Sordid [previously unreleased Wowee Zowee session outtake]
20 Brink of the Clouds [Rattled by the Rush b-side]
21 False Skorpion [Rattled by the Rush b-side]
22 Easily Fooled [Rattled by the Rush b-side]
23 Kris Kraft [Father to a Sister of Thought b-side]
24 Mussle Rock [Father to a Sister of Thought b-side]
25 Give It a Day [Pacific Trim EP]
26 Gangsters & Pranksters [Pacific Trim EP]
27 Saganaw [Pacific Trim EP]
28 I Love Perth [Pacific Trim EP]
29 Sentinel [previously unreleased Wowee Zowee session outtake]

>> DISC TWO
01 Sensitive Euro Man [I Shot Andy Warhol soundtrack]
02 Stray Fire [previously unreleased Wowee Zowee session outtake]
03 Fight This Generation [recorded March 3, 1994 at Hilversum, Holland]
04 Easily Fooled [recorded March 3, 1994 at Hilversum, Holland]
05 Soul Food [Wowee Zowee jam session w/Doug Easley on piano]
06 It's a Hectic World [from Homage to Descendents tribute album]
07 Kris Kraft [BBC in-studio; Steve Lamacq Evening Session, March 15, 1995]
08 Golden Boys/Serpentine Pad [BBC in-studio; Steve Lamacq Evening Session, March 15, 1995]
09 Painted Soldiers [BBC in-studio; Steve Lamacq Evening Session, March 15, 1995]
10 I Love Perth [BBC in-studio; Steve Lamacq Evening Session, March 15, 1995]
11 Dancing With the Elders [from Medusa Cyclone/Pavement split 7"]
12 Half a Canyon [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
13 Best Friend's Arm [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
14 Brink of the Clouds/Candylad [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
15 Unfair [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
16 Eaily Fooled [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
17 Heaven Is a Truck [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
18 Box Elder [live; Wireless JJJ Radio, Australia, July 7, 1994]
19 No More Kings [from Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks comp]
20 Painted Soldiers [from Kids in the Hall in Brain Candy soundtrack]
21 We Dance (alternate mix) [previously unreleased Wowee Zowee session outtake]

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Recruiting

Today in my publications class a freshman noticed I was wearing a Gogol Bardello shirt and he followed by a few other freshman remarked how they loved Gogol Bardello (one girl even went to the show that Sasha and I were at). Now this may not seem important but it is. Freshman like the ones in my class are the kids that we are most likely to recruit. Now it is imperative that we start recruiting now, because otherwise freshman will join other lesser clubs and not ours. Also kids new to Newton Public Schools are strongly encouraged to join clubs to make friends (I didn't last year because lets admit it what loser joins clubs (aside from PMS which is really a society anyway)) so if we should really be aware of new kids. Lastly remember, we are sophomores now its much easier for us to get kids to join are club than it was last year.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hehe...trenchcoats

I thought of David as soon as I saw this...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060913/ts_nm/crime_canada_shooting_dc

Friday, September 08, 2006

First meet up

One Monday during J-block we will be having our first little get together. We will meet in 2304 and are probably going to figure out what day our weekly meetings will be held. Also we should probably talk to Lenny ASAP (probably during Monday J-block).

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Osheaga

As you all know last weekend I was one of the people lucky enough to attend the inaugural Osheaga Music and Arts festival, and let me say this, it was amazing. The festival started kicked off on Saturday with Grace Potter and the Nocturals who gave a Janis Joplin esque performance. After Potter I wondered for a few hours going from stage to stage watching some of the smaller bands play before I went to see Dinosaur Jr. They only had a 45 minute set but it was pretty good. Unfortunately it seemed only half the crowd really knew Dinosaur Jr's stuff. They ran through their classic tunes (mostly from "you're living all over me") such as "Sludgerfest", "Little Furry Things", and "The Lung" before capping their set off with "Freak Scene". I was disappointed that they didn't play "The Leper" and "In A Jar", but what can you do? After Dinosaur Jr I continued to wonder between the two smaller stages before Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Sonic Youth went back to back. CYHSY were good but I was too dam excited to for Sonic Youth to really pay enough attention to their show. Sonic Youth came on only a few minutes after CYHSY on the other main stage (the two main stages were next to each other) and opened with an ear splitting rendition of "Teenage Riot". They finished "Teenage Riot" with near bliss 5 minute feedback solos climaxing with Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo crossing their guitar's in an X. The rest of their set went well, but they played too many songs from their new album. Pavement's Mark Ibold filled in for them on bass and Looked awesome at it. Sonic Youth closed Saturday out with a bang.

Going into the festival on Sunday I had a different approach in mind. As opposed to trying to see every band play I elected to wait at stages for a few key bands so I could get a good view of them. I entered the festival and I went right to the stage where Islands would be playing. I got up to the barrier towards the right of the stage (band's left) and waited for a half an hour for Islands to play. The wait was well worth it. Islands came out on stage with dancers made to look even taller by putting fake heads on their heads and putting sweatshirts on covering their real heads (it seems confusing but I'll show a picture below). Other than the dancers Islands sounded really crisp and just plain awesome. They drew a fairly large crowd and almost the entire crowd was dancing. After they finished up I decided since I would wait for another 45 minutes at the same stage because Wolf Parade would be there. Wolf Parade came on and blew me away. They were absolutely unbelievably good. They were also very loud, probably the loudest band at Osheaga. The only problem with Wolf Parade's set is it started late and they ended on time. After Wolf Parades set was over I headed over to one of the small stages to see Final Fantasy who was pretty good. After Final Fantasy I went over to wait for Bedouin Soundclash. Now I do like Bedouin Soundclash but I had a different reason for waiting to see them. On there stage an hour after they were finished The Flaming Lips were set to play, and I wanted to be as close as possible to Wayne Coyne and the rest of his Lips. Bedouin Soundclash were pretty good and as soon as they were finished I dashed to the front. I was center stage and one person behind the barrier waiting for the Flaming Lips, waiting, and waiting, and waiting. An hour turned into an hour and 15 minutes. at the other main stage Damien Marley ran late and cut it the Lip's time. But it didn't matter because as soon as the show started it was incredible. Before every Lips concert lead singer Wayne Coyne get into a plastic bubble and rolls into the crowd, and festival was no exception (look at the video below). After re-entering the stage and escaping the bubble Coyne and the Lips began their assault on everyone's ear's. They sounded absolutely brilliant. Not just that but their normal stage theatrics (one side of the stage had Yoshimi's dancing, the other had lots Santa's dancing, also cool videos (they were the only band with a screen), dazzling lights, and lots and lots of confettie) were awesome. They kicked out many of their great hits such as "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot", "Do You Realize?", "She Don't Use Jelly", and "Race For the Prize". But do you remember how I told you Damien Marley went long, well that forced the Lips to finish with out an encore. I know there was supposed to be an encore because I guy near me got their set list. After the Flaming Lips finished I didn't even bother watching Ben Harper close out the festival, the Lips were just to good to follow.

All and all Osheaga was really awesome. You should have been there. I hope there is a second Osheaga so I can go again.

Oh and Sasha I would go to the show but I'm busy. Oh and Bryan aren't you in Toronto?

Wayne Coyne is his bubble courtesy of YouTube


The Islands dancers I was talking about

I have more pictures but I'm far too lazy to put them up.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Free Ticket

I was offered 2 free tickets to see Rob Zombie with Godsmack on thursday (first day of school) at the Tweeter Center, Mansfield 7 pm.

If anyone wants to go, tell me soon (today if possible).

Also, I got the tickets for Dead Kennedys, David.