Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Do You Love Me

You Can Leave Your Hat On.

Kim Striptease
When I was fourteen we snuck into this movie. Somehow, I remember this being more risque.
You Can Leave Your Hat On, Joe Cocker.
When John (Mickey Rourke) turns on his stereo to play "You Can Keep Your Hat On" for Elizabeth's (Kim Basinger) striptease, the speaker switch on the power amplifier is in the off position.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

The Departed

Finally, Marty gets his Oscar!

Comfortably Numb, Van Morrison w/ Roger Waters (Live)

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Friday, February 23, 2007


"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Sir Winston Churchill

New format and posts to begin next week

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Julie Ritter - Songs Of Love And Empire (1999)

Long Beach Arena, December 30,1989.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were on tour promoting Mothers Milk the opening band was LA's very own Mary's Danish. This was the first time I saw Mary's Danish perform live. I was familiar with them via the Rodney on the Roq show. My girlfriend at the time would go on to become a Mary's Danish fanatic. That was high school. Mary's Danish broke up sometime during the mid '90's. While I was in college I was able to attend two concerts by former members Julie Ritter and Gretchen's band Battery Acid. 1999 came the release of Julie Ritter's solo debut, Songs Of Love And Empire. An excellent CD that doesn't stray from her old sound in Mary's Danish. Unfortunately, this looks like the only album that was released commercially
And What Were Roses
Cry Baby Cry
Jesus Of New York

For The Record: The Life And Premature Death of Mary’s Danish, LA Weekly Article.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

the painkillers - Drunk On A Train

THE AGE, Melbourne
Drunk on a Train The Painkillers (Blazing Strumpet/Reverberation)
4 stars out of 4.
"James Baker played drums for many of Australia’s great rock bands – the Victims, the Scientists, the Hoodoo Gurus and the Beasts of Bourbon – but left before they took off. And now he has applied his powerful primitive drumming style to new duo The Painkillers, teaming up with acoustic guitarist Joe Bludge. Drunk on a Train contains a suite of 11 lo-fi organic songs that fuse the early acoustic Bob Dylan with the detached cool and New York drawl of ‘80s solo era Lou Reed. The catchy title track and Wild & Western Land are reminiscent of the punk folk styling of soon-to-be-touring Hammell on Trial and punk poet Jim Carroll; while Facility Friend and the whimisical Honey Bees recalls slacker rocker J Mascis’ mellower offerings and Porcupine is reminiscent of the Lemonheads at their most reflective. It’s the cracked vocal, lived-in lyrics, loose playing and 3am on the couch-and-beerscharm that make it so appealing." - Patrick Donovan
Drunk On A Train, the painkillers.

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Dan Baird

"Dan Baird used to be in Georgia Satellites. Now he's in the Yayhoos. Here's a bit about them, from Bloodshot's official Yayhoos bio: "Many Fridays have found the Bloodshot staff drinking beer and rocking out. A one-hitter may or may not have appeared. At any rate, the Yayhoos provided the soundtrack. Now, thankfully, everyday is Friday. We're overjoyed to finally be the label of record for this bona-fide, genuine, supergroup of southern-rock and alt.country heavyweights. Of course you remember Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites (c'mon, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" a guilty pleasure? Hell no, nothing guilty about it) and may even know of his two criminally underappreciated solo records. Fans of the roots-rock know Eric Ambel from the Del-Lords and his ongoing stint as part of Steve Earle's band. Drummer Terry Anderson has played with the Backsliders and bassist Keith Christopher has backed Shaver and currently tours with Kenny Wayne Shepard. "Big Deal." you say, "They can all play their instruments." But it is a big deal. We started this stupid label becuase there was a shortage of bands that inspired us to turn the knob to eleven. They are also one of those bands that rightfully recognizes that all rock music is derived from the ONE riff that crawled out of the sludge on Chuck Berry's right hand. The Yayhoos will have you creasing that ballcap right down the middle and cranking their riff-a-licious sound."

Baby I Love You, The Yayhoos - Fear Not The Obvious
Hush, Dan Baird - Buffalo Nickel
I Love You Period Dan Baird - Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired
Knocked Up, Dan Baird - Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired
Roam, The Yayhoos - Put The Hammer Down

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Thursday, February 01, 2007


Do you MOG?
MOG, Like Myspace for Music Junkies!