January 31, 2009

Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk cats and dogs by brian and michael

L. S. Lowry
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976) was an English artist born on Barrett Street, Stretford, Lancashire. Stretford is now in the borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester. Many of his drawings and paintings depict nearby Salford and surrounding areas, including Pendlebury where he lived and worked for over forty years at 117 Station Road, opposite St. Mark's RC Church.
In 1978, two years after his death, Mancunian duo Brian and Michael hit number one in the UK pop charts with their only hit, the Lowry tribute Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs. Written by Ancoats born Michael Coleman and produced by Kevin Parrott, the record sold 750,000 copies.

January 30, 2009

Morrissey - My Love Life

los angeles, a rolls-royce, yeah, great song, great video

January 29, 2009

RIP John Martyn

So bummed. John Martyn was a hero of mine.

perfect song:

<a href="http://www.joost.com/135bbfx/t/Eurythmics-Love-Is-A-Stranger">Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger</a>

Amanda Lear - Follow Me (live performance)

david bowie and amanda lear sorrow 1973

Von Sudenfed - Flooded - Live at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

Lee Perry at his Black Ark Studio

i hope this rumor is true and lee perry shows up and performs at the grammys with his ridic backing band
a friend lent me the new scratch perry record 'repentance' back in october and i only recently got around to listening to it. it is not half bad in fact some of the songs are good. in a weird way it is similar to the record mark e smith made last year with mouse on mars. (von sudenfed) however it is not as atonal or harsh as that record can be. lee is very conversational on repentance.

me and erin were g-chatting about boyd rice (of NON) tonight, and afterwords i stumbled upon this:

January 27, 2009

jean claude vannier...

... provides music for a 1971 fashion show by yves saint laurent...

Vomit Launch

i have a copy of their only record on vinyl scored it at princeton for only $1.99 a few years ago. mark robinson from unrest loves this band and reissued a song of theirs on a teen beat comp when we were in college.

I keep getting spam for snuggies.

January 26, 2009

UZ TV = motherload

for example:

I was searching for info on the J. Hawkins Band and came across this Youtube gold. The below record is one of my recent mindblower discoveries. Complete outlaw party music, sick sick band.

Key facts the cover tells us:

-He is driving with one eye open
-He is seeing doubles
-Going over 100mph
-Tank's just about empty
-A Partying Fools production
-Songs include "Cold Beer" and "Shit"
-Produced by Butch Hancock

January 25, 2009


Take Drugs

White Ghost

January 24, 2009

Food and Friends


please check out the new band I'm playing in. The songs posted are live takes made at one of our rehearsals, but it gives a general idea whats going on. Hopefully we'll have some studio tracks posted soon.

January 23, 2009

Stranded in Canton

I'm so stoked that somebody put this entire thing on youtube! I'm so busted hungover today and this is cruising me through.

Caroline Loeb - C'est la ouate

Future Pigeon -Illumination

January 22, 2009

Lake of Fire

I watched this documentary by Tony Kaye twice last week. It had been on my mind to see, though I never felt up to it. It it, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and powerful films I have ever seen in my life. He spent 18 years making it. The care and even hand found within are profound. The feel, pacing, look and content are overwhelming. I figured this was a good day to post up the trailer.

January 19, 2009

The Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape

rest in peace patrick mcgoohan .

right now you can watch all episodes of the prisoner online here: http://www.amctv.com/originals/the-prisoner-1960s-series/

neil patrick harris is also my hero

moondog, "fog on the hudson"

this is a really fun homemade music video to one of moondog's performing-on-the-street type songs. moondog is my hero. all those black metal dudes wish they were as weird as him. or as tolkien-esque.

January 17, 2009

Grace Jones - Corporate Cannibal

from album that dropped in 2008. looks like she's been talking to aphex twin.

from 1991:

Ray Yoshida

The Times posted an obit for Ray Yoshida the other day. He died at age 78.

He was the main reason why I went to grad school at S.A.I.C and the reason why I even got in.
He always reminded me a little of yoda and little bit like the warm grandfatherly announcers of radio ball games from when we were young. The kind of announcer that would describe everything with suspense and you could tell he jumped out of his seat when he was excited. Ray did that about art. He had some sass too though.

Here are two pieces. One is from 1968 the other is from 1999.

For more: http://www.adambaumgoldgallery.com/Ray_Yoshida/yoshida.htm

January 16, 2009

Eddy Grant - I don't wanna dance

chris gave me the eddy grant record 'going for broke' as an opening present. i am listening to it right now it is great. you may be familiar with my favorite song this past summer eddy grant 'romancing the stone' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaHlIb5Hc8U it is the first track on the record. i don't wanna dance isn't on the record but it is really great this video is so good.

i found this info about i dont wanna dance interesting:
I Don't Wanna Dance (Eddy Grant song)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“I Don't Wanna Dance”
Single by Eddy Grant
from the album 'Killer on the Rampage'
Released 1982
Genre Reggae
Length 3:39
Label Parlophone, EMI
Producer Eddy Grant
"I Don't Wanna Dance" was a UK number one single for three weeks in November 1982 for Eddy Grant.
Written and produced by Grant it was the most successful of his solo singles in the UK and his first number one since Baby Come Back by The Equals in 1968.
"I Don't Wanna Dance" was covered by grindcore band Anal Cunt in 1993 on their album "Morbid Florist".
This song is regarded as one of Eddy's most famous songs, and the start of his "disco era" in song writing. Many fans were disappointed that this ended after just the one song.

January 15, 2009

Touch Sensitive!!

The day has arrived! TC goes for broke starting tonight! I'm so excited and happy for him. Big ups to our old and dear buddy!!!



January 14, 2009

speaking of witchcraft...

c/o vice magazine's not-as-obnoxious-as-you'd-guess webtv stuff... a five part mini-documentary about gorgoroth, one of the craziest norwegian black metal bands, and its jailed-for-violent-acts lead singer gaahl. more here, including subsequent parts. it gets weirder towards the end.

Speaking of Witchcraft...

January 12, 2009

Spires That in the Sunset Rise

speaking of witchcraft...

probably my favorite band discovery of 2008. i highly recommend picking up "Curse The Traced Bird"

"this dark, ghostly, murmuring sound"

(check out the dude at 1:40)

January 10, 2009

Ty Segall

The Gories/ Hasil Adkins torch has been passed to this guy.

i've had this INXS song in my head all day...

so i youtubed it. it's actually pretty good!

January 9, 2009

Navajo Rug

My vibe is so rookie. What a tune!

January 8, 2009

January 5, 2009

snuggie wexler is right

my show of recent paintings - up all night - opens this thursday at rebekah templeton gallery in philly. the reception is from 6-9pm. you should drop by if you're local. it's a solo show, and i'll have 7 or 8 paintings in it. the gallery is on girard between front and second, and the show is up till the end of february.

here's a not-safe-for-work youtube to get y'all in the mood...

It's coooooold out!

this is what I'm wearing to Dan's opening.

January 4, 2009

ladies and gentlemen, your newest senator from minnesota...

Shocking Blue - Hello darkness

the coolest band in the world.

Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene

January 3, 2009

Happy New Year

Darren Finizio- "How Stoned Was I?"

courtesy, Ted Casterine