Saturday, December 03, 2005

I Want To Be Forgotten & I Don't Want to be Reminded

I don't have any music for you today(I know, I'm a bad blogger and should be shot), but here are some random things for you to know:
1. I know only obsessive Johnny Depp fans such as myself would care about this, but I am currently in the process of downloading The Libertine. Happiness! Not sure if it's being released in theaters or not, I really hope so.
2. After many stressful weeks of dealing with little bastards who get to see it before me, I am finally going to see the fourth Harry Potter flick tonight.
3. The third release from New York garage pretty boys The Strokes is coming out in January and called First Impressions of Earth. I know, I like them and you can all hate me now.
4. In approximately 10 days, there will be a re-release of Beck's Guero remixed entitled Guerolito!!! Happy , happy!

P.S. I know you all know this already, but fans of the Dresden Dolls will be happy to know they can buy In Paradise at a store near you!

That is all, actual music coming soon.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed

Edit:8:15 A.M. - I'm currently in the market for a new file sharing program after recieveing the news that LimeWire is no longer operational. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know at

I am well aware how slow MegaUpload can be, and I apologize for that. Those who know me know my issues with Rapidshare (issues being: it hates me and I hate it). Yet, to keep you people satisfied, for large files, I shall do my best to use Rapidshare, no matter how much it likes to not work for me.

I got an email a few days ago from an individual named Wil and he told me about his band happening to have the same name as this very blog. Now you can imagine my guilt at having stolen this name (myself thinking that I had come up with something great on my own). So of course, I feel obligated to tell you about Lost On Purpose, the indie rock band out of Los Angeles. I am not merely posting because of my guilt, I like the band, whose influences include Coldplay, Explosions in the Sky and my personal favourite, the late great Elliott Smith.

Lost on Purpose - Anniversary
Track List:
1. London
2. Ohio 2
3. Lonely Road
4. Thank You Music Guru
5. Centum Cellas
6. Black Widow Falls

Just because I'm still a nerd and my new best friend Jim sent me the Clerks Soundtrack because I mentioned I didn't have it a few posts back. (Actually he sent it twice because Rapidshare hates me. Wasn't that nice?)
Clerks Soundtrack
Track List:
1. Dante's Lament
2. Love Among Freaks - Clerks
3. Girls Against Boys - Kill the Sex Player
4. No Time for Love, Dr. Jones
5. Alice in Chains - Got Me Wrong
6. Dante and Randal on Sex
7. Bash and Pop - Making Me Sick
8. A Bunch of Muppets
9. Supernova - Chewbacca
10. The Jesus Lizard - Panic in Cicero
11. Golden Smog - Shooting Star
12. Bad Religion - Leaders and Followers
13. I Like to Expand my Horizons
14. Stabbing Westward - Violent Mood Swings (Thread Mix)
15. Love Among Freaks - Berserker
16. Corrosion of Conformity - Big Problems
17. Seaweed - Go Your Own Way
18. Social Event of the Season
19. Soul Asylum - Can't Even Tell
20. Jay's Chant

I Hate People, But I Love Gatherings!


Wednesday, November 30, 2005

People get addicted, it's a problem around here...

I'm not even going to try to compete with Frontier Mix #2, so I'm breaking my own rule, because I feel that everyone should own this album.
Yes, I preach Hawksley everywhere I go, because I feel it is my civic duty to spread the brilliance of this man everywhere.
I really hope to go see him in Toronto at Massey Hall in March, the only problem is I may or may not be in Costa Rica at the time and/or broke because of my trip. I hope I can make it work. *fingers crossed*
So here is his latest release, in all of its glory:
Hawksley Workman - Lover/Fighter
Track List:
1. We Will Still Need a Song
2. Even an Ugly Man
3. Wonderful & Sad
4. Anger as Beauty
5. No Reason to Cry Out Your Eyes
6. Tonight Romanticize the Automobile
7. Future Language of Slaves
8. Smoke Baby
9. Autumn's Here
10. Addicted
11. Ilfracombe

To Carry Our Love Away...


Monday, November 28, 2005

When the Night Feels my Song...

To answer Kelly/Jose's question, Canadians actually celebrate the exact same Thanksgiving you do, except ours was held on October the 10th. I have absolutely no idea why they're different.

I don't know if anyone has read the works of Chuck Klosterman, pop culture prophet and senior Spin writer, but I have just picked up his latest book, Killing Yourself to Live:85% of a True Story. I thought his manifesto Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs was absolutely brilliant, so I'm hoping that this one lives up to my high expectations.
In Cocoa Puffs, Klosterman asks his reader several questions that I find very intriguing so I thought I'd post one for you to ask yourself:
You meet your soul mate. However there is a catch: Every three years, someone will break both of your soulmate's collarbones with a Crescent wrench, and there is only one way you can stop this from happening:You must swallow a pill that will make every song you hear-for the rest of your life-sound as if it's being performed by the band Alice in Chains. When you hear Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio it will sound (to your ears) like it's being played by Alice in Chains. If you see Radiohead live, every one of their tunes will sound is it's being covered by Alice in Chains. When you hear a commercial jingle on TV, it will sound like Alice in Chains; if you sing to yourself in the shower, your voice will sound like deceased Alice vocalist Layne Staley performing a capella (but it will only sound this way to you).
Would you swallow the pill? - Chuck Klosterman

I'd be interested to hear your answers and why, so email or comment 'em to me.

Mp3 goodness:
The Cure - Purple Haze(Jimi Hendrix Cover)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
Hellogoodbye - Bonnie Taylor Shakedown 2K4
The spoken part in the middle of this song just cracks me up.