August 30, 2008

Papas Fritas - Afterall

pop will free us! Papas Fritas from their first record circa 1995!

August 29, 2008

Wham! Rap

Between the conventions...

Ahh August, the US Open in lovely Queens. The overly PC olympics has me thinking of better times...

August 28, 2008

the oak ridge boys

i can't believe i'm posting this, but it has some background story. first off, i like what i like and make no apologies when i comes to music. like the holy modal rounders proclaim: good taste is timeless. like that nun in 5th grade that tc battled said: to each his own, as the farmer kissed the cow. i'm confident. but the oak ridge boys are burned in my memory as a bunch of clowns, just like depeche mode. here's how it went down the other night: i'm house-sitting club O, a place many of you are familiar with. meg was on her way over to run through some new tunes with me. i needed to find an extension cord so i was rooting around the club and found a goldmine of casette tapes in a closet on the 3rd floor. all sorts of killer stuff - bonnie raitt, steve earle, waylon, tom t. hall, townes, etc. even more illegal stuff like buckwheat zydeco and bela fleck and the flecktones but i left them in the closet. there were 3 oak ridge boys tapes and i figured if i got myself into 81 -83 dead boots by this point in the game, i might as well give 'em a whirl. they're good! well, partially good. i was hoping the dude with the long hair and beard was the deep voice, but i was wrong. i dig the guy it ended up being, though. i really dig what looks to be the bossman, short dude with the fro and moustache. he seems so pleased. i cook my dinner at he club to the oak ridge boys.

dorking out during the dems' convention

i know these convention speeches are dull and predictable and watered-down and often depressing, but if you've developed the morbid fascination with them that i have, john kerry's contribution might be worth a look. it gets better as it goes along. i wish this version of dudeman ran four years ago, but whatever...

August 27, 2008

list of problems solved by MacGyver

fine art:

misery and gin

hags going bigtime in anaheim

this is the perfect country song. hags didn't write it but he made it. he's a classic but it took me awhile to get into him the same way i am the other heavyhitters. dunno why, but i'm there now. i prefer the mid-70s stadium pro band version of his tunes. the record "rainbow stew" is perfect and the full rip of this legendary concert.

August 25, 2008

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday

i dont like reggae . . . i love it!

August 24, 2008

Still in All The Glitter by Lilys

speaking of shoegaze man wish i could go to this show in new york:


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this song is still awesome:

that is all.

August 23, 2008

The Vivian Girls

i know there's a whole bunch of bands doing the shoegaze rehash thing right now, but i think these ladies from brooklyn are doing a pretty good job of keeping the whole c86/black tambourines sound relevant and exciting. plus, whatever, i'm a sucker for shoegaze and girl bands.

The Existential Eye

peter sarstedt, "where do you go to my lovely"

the older i get, the more i realize that certain stereotypes are just permanently going to apply to my taste in music. one of which might be designated "songs-that-end-up-on-wes-anderson-soundtracks," for better or worse. accordingly, here's a song i must confess i discovered via hotel chevalier, the short "prequel" to anderson's darjeeling limited (a movie i seem to have liked more than 95% of the human race). if you've seen the short film, you might remember it as the soundtrack to natalie portman's butt:

in other news, we're having a BBQ tomorrow (saturday) night at my place in fishtown. you're all invited:

2306 tulip street
philly, pa 19125

we plan on getting started around 6pm. if you're in town, feel free to stop by anytime after. i'll probably be rockin' it out at least fairly late.

August 21, 2008


this is particularly for erin. raincoats footage is so rare on youtube. this was just posted this summer. i adore gina birch. (plays bass sings lead vocal on first song 'baby songs')



August 20, 2008

get ready to slow your roll

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RIP DJ Screw, you left a mark on our world. 9 times out of 10, you'd think tc or justin or i made this up, but reality speaks. this shit is beyond brutal:
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Get ready to "slow your roll" New York; the mass-produced version of "Purple Drank" will hit shelves in Manhattan and the Bronx tomorrow, Fork in the Road reports.

According to Wikipedia, the homemade version of the beverage is "a recreational drug popular in the hip-hop community of the southern United States. Its main ingredient is prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine." Purple Drank was supposedly popularized by Houston's DJ Screw, who then died in 2000 from a codeine overdose, thus assuring the drink's eternal fame. More recent celebrity cachet comes courtesy Britney Spears.

The canned product being unleashed on famously frenetic New Yorkers tomorrow is a little more tame then the folk concoction. Drank is a non-alcoholic, grape-flavored beverage made with melatonin, valerian root and rose hips. A publicist tells Fork in the Road:

We're calling this the extreme relaxation beverage. Every aspect of this calming drink was inspired by today’s popular hip hop artists who embrace the much sought-after hip hop lifestyle that encourages people to capture a stress-free state of mind.

A spokesman for local distributor Good-O could have definitely used a Drank when we called this afternoon. "Wrong number!" he snapped, and hung up before we could explain. After several repeat attempts, he finally took the call and explained that "the publicists are on their way up from Memphis." So until the Drank store locations are revealed, you'll just have to make do with grape soda and Robitussin. Back in the day, when the quest for sedation used to mean something, kids called that Robotripping.

August 19, 2008

The Beau Brummels - Woman


it's official...

the inquirer has a piece today on tyler's relocation. the new temple-campus-facility opens in january. it's the end of an era:

bonus nostalgia points go out to using a picture of willow-house-comrade ian williams in the silkscreen room, giving the piece an even more bittersweet, mid-nineties kinda vibe. ho hum.

August 18, 2008

the association, "cherish"

i've been really digging the nina simone version of this song, and it occured to me that i never knew who did the original. so i looked it up. here it is, i think it's pretty awesome too. it sorta makes me think of christmas.

August 15, 2008

Morrissey - Paint A Vulgar Picture (live)

i really love that jobriath track aaron posted. looking up more info i was happy to find out he was born in philadlephia, and that morrissey reissued his music 4 years ago. also there is so thought that morrissey wanted jobriath to open on the your arsenal tour in 1992 only to find out jobriath had died in 1983. always loved this smiths song and in many contexts i think this really is morrissey's most honest self portrait. he really had a choice he could have walked away. his catalog is a mess . . . reissue . . . repackage, ect. i still love this song.

Rolling Stones - She was Hot !

i'll never get enough of this video. so great. great song and anita morris is tops.

The Vaselines - You Think You're a Man - SP20 - 7/12/08

youtube flashbacks

sorry dudes about all those posts. my posts haven't worked for a few weeks and i couldn't figure out why and then all of a sudden they show up today like the pilots in close encounters of the third kind

Olivia Newton-John; Let Me Be There; in Japan

when it comes to country music this is my speed and style. also in 1976 olivia newton john was one of the three most beautiful women in the world including julie christie and natalie wood in my opinion.

Warren Zevon performs

Ted Leo - Since U Been Gone / Maps

see the info below concerning freda payne and belinda carlisle

Belinda Carlisle Freda Payne

the following tale could itself be a country song. black woman sings a song about a bad marriage where the narrator has doubts after the union ends. song becomes a smash hit. disco fades and punk emerges. then new wave then dance pop etc. black woman sings the song again on solid gold as a duet with a white former punk rock turned pop singer (belinda carlise was once -while brief- a member of the germs) who has taken the song back up the charts. unbeknownst to all in this very performance (at the very end, improvising) they inspire the svengali swedish pop masters who call themselves 'The Matrix' to pen the penultimate girlfriend scorned rallying cry: "Since You've Been Gone", as performed by Kelly Clarkson.

If I Could Write Poetry

The past two weeks I have been up at a horse racing farm outside Easton, Pa working on a barn renovation. I can't get over these three baby racehorses there. Another sighting near the farm was this vintage Triumph convertible. I have always maintained that I wasn't going to get a driver's license because my favorite car is a Rolls-Royce with a driver, but maybe I could get one just so I could spin around on the weekends in this Triumph.

These songs are are some of the ones I couldn't fit on my last mix. But I realized I like this group of songs just as much so here is part two.

Also I am very excited to announce that I am now an uncle! Wyatt Bishop Campuzano was born 8lbs 4oz and 21 1/4 inches at 2:12 am august 13th 2008 to mom lauren and dad michael.

And now onto the tracklist:

1. World Party - She's The One
2. Gloria Crawford - Sad Movies
3. Roman Stewart - Wolverton Mountain
4. Olivia Newton-John - Let Me Be There
5. Mental As Anything - The Nips Are Getting Bigger
6. Happy Mondays - Olive Oil
7. Siouxsie and The Banshees - Happy House
8. The Monkees - Vallerie
9. The Honeycombs - Have I The Right?
10. Macca - Coming Up
11. The Archies and Andy Kim - Lay A Little Lovin' On Me
12. The Archies - Jingle Jangle
13. Sandie Shaw - You've Not Changed
14. Malcolm Mclaren - Something's Jumping In My Shirt
15. Television Personalities - If I Could Write Poetry
16. Suicide - Johnny
17. Dion - Only You Know
18. The Monkees - Shades Of Gray
19. Curved Air - Back Street Luv
20. Peter Hammill - Nadir's Big Chance
21. The Dream Syndicate - Tell Me When It's Over
22. The Rolling Stones - Going To A Go-Go (live)
23. The Rolling Stones - She Was Hot

ok, enjoy! - Bubbles Inc.

download here:

August 14, 2008

organzied rhyme

so apparently this was a popular all-white rap group from canada in the early nineties... sort of a very stiff 3rd base wannabe act. i never heard about them back in the day, did you? anyway, it's laughably bad. bonus points for the dude in the red (who raps the second verse) being an alarmingly thin and extremely young tom green (i.e. that annoying comedian who was married to drew barrymore)... how did this not come back to haunt him?

Parasitic Mind Control... or Bush, major political parties, the war on terrorism and the future state of Iraq.

August 11, 2008

Jobriath - Rock of Ages

August 10, 2008

andre de toth @ san fran film fest

andre de toth is one of the most underrated american directors of the classic era. he's probably best known for house of wax, which was re-made into a movie with paris hilton in it. scholarly types know him for a noir called crime wave-- which is good-- but i prefer its more psychological sibling, pitfall, which features a young, menacing raymond burr (prior to being puked on by r. cramer). also check out day of the outlaw, which is about as good a no-bullshit western as was ever made. anyway, here he is being loveably hateful not long before his passing. the eyepatch jokes are about how him, john ford, fritz lang and raoul walsh all wore them...

August 8, 2008

August 7, 2008

August 4, 2008

rocky mountain high

hey guys, i've been on a road trip for the past 2 weeks nyc-pittsburgh-chicago-milwaukee-sioux falls-badlands-rapid city-black hills-cheyenne- currently in Denver, Colorado. Getting ready to head back east, Omaha is next. America is huge.

looking forward to getting home and listening to the mixtapes dan, tc, and justin posted.

August 2, 2008

The other Wexler's

...mayor Bloomberg is a close 3rd.

ode to joy

the one in the lower left with the tom tom drum? that's wexler...


not a parody. ok, im sure everyone's seen this, but...
shit this desperate is a good sign.
mccain campaign spent "$140,000 a day, or about one third of its overall TV spending -- into just a single ad"

August 1, 2008

This is about Bob and Allan from Aaron's 'This American Life' post.

Justin Mixtape #3

I've been too lazy to figure out a better way to host zip files, so thanks Dan for breaking it down. Some Mungo Jerry for Coots, No Bra for Erin, girl pop for Bubbles in the form of Margaret Berger and Twinkle. Thanks to Aaron C. for posting some Nini Raviolette and another one of Mick Ronson's solo tunes a while back- just as good as Ziggy-era Bowie. Both albums Slaughter on 10th Ave and his self-titled one are good the whole way through. R. Stevie doing a Sparks cover. Mark Lang is from the numero record label that T.C. turned me onto from an album called 'Wayfaring Strangers-Guitar Soil'. Baby Gramps is actually Dan.

On a side note, "The Power of Nightmares" is out on Netflix next week. Looking forward to seeing that and "The House is Black."

Part One
Part Two

Part Slow:

Strawberry Man 3:13 Mark Lang
Upadesa 5:38 Angel Rada
Golden 2:05 High Places
He Needs Me (with Shelley Duvall) 3:25 Harry Nilsson & Shelly Duvall
Schöne hände 3:01 Cluster & Eno
Winter Song 3:39 The Heliocentrics
Golden lights 2:34 Twinkle
tooth fairy 3:52 allegra
Bahama Mama 4:31 Baby Gramps
Lady Rose 3:15 Mungo Jerry
Wildwood Flower 2:14 Chet Atkins
05- big kids don't play 3:48 Grand Puba
Comme Un Boomerang (en duo avec Dani) 3:00 Etienne Daho & Dani
Fletcher Honorama 3:03 R. Stevie Moore
Ode To An African Violet 4:01 Mort Garson
C-Walk 5:12 Kurupt
Pendulum 2:18 Bernard Fevre
je tu nous 2:34 Nini Raviolette
exploites 3:12 sebastien tellier - mr oizo - sebastian
love machine 4:05 Space Art
Love Hurts 1:39 The Phi Mu Washboard Band
Snow Tip Cap Mountain 2:15 The Octopus Project
Heart of Chambers 4:25 Beach House

Part Fast:

Pinball Number Count 2:44 Pointer Sisters
Firecracker 4:53 Yellow Magic Orchestra
I'm an Indian Four (JD Twitch Re Edit) 7:04 Tussle vs. Don Armando's 2nd Ave Rhumba Band
90 seconds wonder 1:11 Monotrona
Obaa Sima 5:32 Ata Kak
Robot Song 3:30 Margaret Berger
untitled 7 5:58 bogdan raczynski
Growing Up And I'm Fine 3:12 Mick Ronson
My Favorite Mutiny Ft. Black Thought & Talib Kweli 4:36 The Coup
Fools 4:43 The Dodos
? 3:02 Paco DeLucia
Sweet Lover (Part 3) 3:30 A'mbar
X Sauna 2:19 No Bra
The Warehouse 4:12 Woolfy
Glitter Pills 3:38 Health
Casio Bossa Nova 6:26 Holy Fuck
cadillac 3:07 Monotrona
wheee!! 5:09 Digital Underground

Elliott Gould : Star for an Uptight Age

new york willows, if i was there i would check out the film The Touch at BAM great article about Elliott Gould in the Times today: