Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Domesticated Wild Animals

Still Alive. Des Moines. In Love. Cats. Apartment. DJing Soul, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Punk, Garage etc. under Moniker DJ Eight Ten in a strictly vinyl roots revival style. Hanging with 515 skins and my Dead Last Crew. No band yet, contact me if interested...I'm not done screaming. Working thankless worthless jobs (still) to pay the bills. Going to work towards teaching certifications in 2012 in my first ever whole hearted attempt at something resembling a career. Turned 30. Still Skateboarding. Enough life has been lived and I need to start writing again in a serious way. Still doing my best to fight the good fight and live the good life.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jammin

Delroy Wilson - Feel Good All Over
This is a perfect album. Rocksteady.

Paintbox - Trip, Trance & Traveling
So detailed that it's going to take me a for more start to finish listens to take it all in.

Fresh Meat - Leather Daddy 7"
Well this is one of the strangest things I've liked this much in a long time. Uncomfortable, haunting and wild as hell.

Off With Their Heads - From the Bottom
Been sleeping on this band for a while. In the Minneapolis tradition of gritty poppy punk. Undeniably honest. Great songwriting.

Dunebuggy - There is way too much fucking bullshit happening right now calling itself "lo-fi" as an excuse to be shitty. I was fully prepared to hate this, but find myself loving it....because it is really good. It pretty much just sounds like the Stax Records house band on Crack with shitty equipment and a weird girl singing. It's a hazy summer day sound which is nice to listen to when everything is frozen and miserable.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Two of the best

Saturday, November 21, 2009

always running, never looking back


Make a trip to Des Moines for this one!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Please take a look at this.

Just wanting people to be aware of this. They are friends of mine. I have known them to be activists since I met them and also two of the kindest and smartest people I've met. I just found out about this tonight and I plan on looking into this much more. I do feel like if I was in this situation it would be of at least some comfort knowing that a lot of people are aware of what is going on and it's not just something happening under the radar. The website lists ways you can support them if you wish to do so. The link is below and then a brief description of what is going on. Thanks.

http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com/

Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth are activists from Minneapolis, MN, who were subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa investigating animal rights vandalism from 2004. They are refusing to cooperate with the grand jury, and are in jail now for civil contempt of court. As of 11/19, Scott has been indicted for conspiracy under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Read more about Carrie and Scott here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Moonchild

Playlist:
NoMeansNo
The Housemartins
The Quakes
Wayne Hancock
Hedwig sndtrck

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Classic and Must Read Article...

The Problem With Music

By Steve Albini

Whenever I talk to a band who are about to sign with a major label, I always end up thinking of them in a particular context. I imagine a trench, about four feet wide and five feet deep, maybe sixty yards long, filled with runny, decaying shit. I imagine these people, some of them good friends, some of them barely acquaintances, at one end of this trench. I also imagine a faceless industry lackey at the other end holding a fountain pen and a contract waiting to be signed. Nobody can see what's printed on the contract. It's too far away, and besides, the shit stench is making everybody's eyes water. The lackey shouts to everybody that the first one to swim the trench gets to sign the contract. Everybody dives in the trench and they struggle furiously to get to the other end. Two people arrive simultaneously and begin wrestling furiously, clawing each other and dunking each other under the shit. Eventually, one of them capitulates, and there's only one contestant left. He reaches for the pen, but the Lackey says "Actually, I think you need a little more development. Swim again, please. Backstroke". And he does of course.

Every major label involved in the hunt for new bands now has on staff a high-profile point man, an "A & R" rep who can present a comfortable face to any prospective band. The initials stand for "Artist and Repertoire." because historically, the A & R staff would select artists to record music that they had also selected, out of an available pool of each. This is still the case, though not openly. These guys are universally young [about the same age as the bands being wooed], and nowadays they always have some obvious underground rock credibility flag they can wave.

Lyle Preslar, former guitarist for Minor Threat, is one of them. Terry Tolkin, former NY independent booking agent and assistant manager at Touch and Go is one of them. Al Smith, former soundman at CBGB is one of them. Mike Gitter, former editor of XXX fanzine and contributor to Rip, Kerrang and other lowbrow rags is one of them. Many of the annoying turds who used to staff college radio stations are in their ranks as well. There are several reasons A & R scouts are always young. The explanation usually copped-to is that the scout will be "hip to the current musical "scene." A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences. The A & R person is the first person to make contact with the band, and as such is the first person to promise them the moon. Who better to promise them the moon than an idealistic young turk who expects to be calling the shots in a few years, and who has had no previous experience with a big record company. Hell, he's as naive as the band he's duping. When he tells them no one will interfere in their creative process, he probably even believes it. When he sits down with the band for the first time, over a plate of angel hair pasta, he can tell them with all sincerity that when they sign with company X, they're really signing with him and he's on their side. Remember that great gig I saw you at in '85? Didn't we have a blast. By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum. There is a pervasive caricature in popular culture of a portly, middle aged ex-hipster talking a mile-a-minute, using outdated jargon and calling everybody "baby." After meeting "their" A & R guy, the band will say to themselves and everyone else, "He's not like a record company guy at all! He's like one of us." And they will be right. That's one of the reasons he was hired.

These A & R guys are not allowed to write contracts. What they do is present the band with a letter of intent, or "deal memo," which loosely states some terms, and affirms that the band will sign with the label once a contract has been agreed on. The spookiest thing about this harmless sounding little memo, is that it is, for all legal purposes, a binding document. That is, once the band signs it, they are under obligation to conclude a deal with the label. If the label presents them with a contract that the band don't want to sign, all the label has to do is wait. There are a hundred other bands willing to sign the exact same contract, so the label is in a position of strength. These letters never have any terms of expiration, so the band remain bound by the deal memo until a contract is signed, no matter how long that takes. The band cannot sign to another laborer or even put out its own material unless they are released from their agreement, which never happens. Make no mistake about it: once a band has signed a letter of intent, they will either eventually sign a contract that suits the label or they will be destroyed.

One of my favorite bands was held hostage for the better part of two years by a slick young "He's not like a label guy at all," A & R rep, on the basis of such a deal memo. He had failed to come through on any of his promises [something he did with similar effect to another well-known band], and so the band wanted out. Another label expressed interest, but when the A & R man was asked to release the band, he said he would need money or points, or possibly both, before he would consider it. The new label was afraid the price would be too dear, and they said no thanks. On the cusp of making their signature album, an excellent band, humiliated, broke up from the stress and the many months of inactivity. There's this band. They're pretty ordinary, but they're also pretty good, so they've attracted some attention. They're signed to a moderate-sized "independent" label owned by a distribution company, and they have another two albums owed to the label. They're a little ambitious. They'd like to get signed by a major label so they can have some security you know, get some good equipment, tour in a proper tour bus -- nothing fancy, just a little reward for all the hard work. To that end, they got a manager. He knows some of the label guys, and he can shop their next project to all the right people. He takes his cut, sure, but it's only 15%, and if he can get them signed then it's money well spent. Anyways, it doesn't cost them anything if it doesn't work. 15% of nothing isn't much! One day an A & R scout calls them, says he's 'been following them for a while now, and when their manager mentioned them to him, it just "clicked." Would they like to meet with him about the possibility of working out a deal with his label? Wow. Big Break time. They meet the guy, and y'know what -- he's not what they expected from a label guy. He's young and dresses pretty much like the band does. He knows all their favorite bands. He's like one of them. He tells them he wants to go to bat for them, to try to get them everything they want. He says anything is possible with the right attitude.

They conclude the evening by taking home a copy of a deal memo they wrote out and signed on the spot. The A & R guy was full of great ideas, even talked about using a name producer. Butch Vig is out of the question-he wants 100 g's and three points, but they can get Don Fleming for $30,000 plus three points. Even that's a little steep, so maybe they'll go with that guy who used to be in David Letterman's band. He only wants three points. Or they can have just anybody record it (like Warton Tiers, maybe-- cost you 5 or 7 grand] and have Andy Wallace remix it for 4 grand a track plus 2 points. It was a lot to think about. Well, they like this guy and they trust him. Besides, they already signed the deal memo. He must have been serious about wanting them to sign. They break the news to their current label, and the label manager says he wants them to succeed, so they have his blessing. He will need to be compensated, of course, for the remaining albums left on their contract, but he'll work it out with the label himself.

Sub Pop made millions from selling off Nirvana, and Twin Tone hasn't done bad either: 50 grand for the Babes and 60 grand for the Poster Children-- without having to sell a single additional record. It'll be something modest. The new label doesn't mind, so long as it's recoupable out of royalties. Well, they get the final contract, and it's not quite what they expected. They figure it's better to be safe than sorry and they turn it over to a lawyer--one who says he's experienced in entertainment law and he hammers out a few bugs. They're still not sure about it, but the lawyer says he's seen a lot of contracts, and theirs is pretty good. They'll be great royalty: 13% [less a 1O% packaging deduction]. Wasn't it Buffalo Tom that were only getting 12% less 10? Whatever. The old label only wants 50 grand, an no points. Hell, Sub Pop got 3 points when they let Nirvana go. They're signed for four years, with options on each year, for a total of over a million dollars! That's a lot of money in any man's English. The first year's advance alone is $250,000. Just think about it, a quarter million, just for being in a rock band! Their manager thinks it's a great deal, especially the large advance. Besides, he knows a publishing company that will take the band on if they get signed, and even give them an advance of 20 grand, so they'll be making that money too. The manager says publishing is pretty mysterious, and nobody really knows where all the money comes from, but the lawyer can look that contract over too. Hell, it's free money. Their booking agent is excited about the band signing to a major. He says they can maybe average $1,000 or $2,000 a night from now on. That's enough to justify a five week tour, and with tour support, they can use a proper crew, buy some good equipment and even get a tour bus! Buses are pretty expensive, but if you figure in the price of a hotel room for everybody In the band and crew, they're actually about the same cost. Some bands like Therapy? and Sloan and Stereolab use buses on their tours even when they're getting paid only a couple hundred bucks a night, and this tour should earn at least a grand or two every night. It'll be worth it. The band will be more comfortable and will play better.

The agent says a band on a major label can get a merchandising company to pay them an advance on T-shirt sales! ridiculous! There's a gold mine here! The lawyer Should look over the merchandising contract, just to be safe. They get drunk at the signing party. Polaroids are taken and everybody looks thrilled. The label picked them up in a limo. They decided to go with the producer who used to be in Letterman's band. He had these technicians come in and tune the drums for them and tweak their amps and guitars. He had a guy bring in a slew of expensive old "vintage" microphones. Boy, were they "warm." He even had a guy come in and check the phase of all the equipment in the control room! Boy, was he professional. He used a bunch of equipment on them and by the end of it, they all agreed that it sounded very "punchy," yet "warm." All that hard work paid off. With the help of a video, the album went like hotcakes! They sold a quarter million copies! Here is the math that will explain just how fucked they are: These figures are representative of amounts that appear in record contracts daily. There's no need to skew the figures to make the scenario look bad, since real-life examples more than abound. income is bold and underlined, expenses are not.


Advance: $ 250,000
Manager's cut: $ 37,500
Legal fees: $ 10,000
Recording Budget: $ 150,000
Producer's advance: $ 50,000
Studio fee: $ 52,500
Drum Amp, Mic and Phase "Doctors": $ 3,000
Recording tape: $ 8,000
Equipment rental: $ 5,000
Cartage and Transportation: $ 5,000
Lodgings while in studio: $ 10,000
Catering: $ 3,000
Mastering: $ 10,000
Tape copies, reference CDs, shipping tapes, misc. expenses: $ 2,000
Video budget: $ 30,000
Cameras: $ 8,000
Crew: $ 5,000
Processing and transfers: $ 3,000
Off-line: $ 2,000
On-line editing: $ 3,000
Catering: $ 1,000
Stage and construction: $ 3,000
Copies, couriers, transportation: $ 2,000
Director's fee: $ 3,000
Album Artwork: $ 5,000
Promotional photo shoot and duplication: $ 2,000
Band fund: $ 15,000
New fancy professional drum kit: $ 5,000
New fancy professional guitars [2]: $ 3,000
New fancy professional guitar amp rigs [2]: $ 4,000
New fancy potato-shaped bass guitar: $ 1,000
New fancy rack of lights bass amp: $ 1,000
Rehearsal space rental: $ 500
Big blowout party for their friends: $ 500
Tour expense [5 weeks]: $ 50,875
Bus: $ 25,000
Crew [3]: $ 7,500
Food and per diems: $ 7,875
Fuel: $ 3,000
Consumable supplies: $ 3,500
Wardrobe: $ 1,000
Promotion: $ 3,000
Tour gross income: $ 50,000
Agent's cut: $ 7,500
Manager's cut: $ 7,500
Merchandising advance: $ 20,000
Manager's cut: $ 3,000
Lawyer's fee: $ 1,000
Publishing advance: $ 20,000
Manager's cut: $ 3,000
Lawyer's fee: $ 1,000
Record sales: 250,000 @ $12 =
$3,000,000
Gross retail revenue Royalty: [13% of 90% of retail]:
$ 351,000
Less advance: $ 250,000
Producer's points: [3% less $50,000 advance]:
$ 40,000
Promotional budget: $ 25,000
Recoupable buyout from previous label: $ 50,000
Net royalty: $ -14,000

Record company income:

Record wholesale price: $6.50 x 250,000 =
$1,625,000 gross income
Artist Royalties: $ 351,000
Deficit from royalties: $ 14,000
Manufacturing, packaging and distribution: @ $2.20 per record: $ 550,000
Gross profit: $ 7l0,000

The Balance Sheet: This is how much each player got paid at the end of the game.

Record company: $ 710,000
Producer: $ 90,000
Manager: $ 51,000
Studio: $ 52,500
Previous label: $ 50,000
Agent: $ 7,500
Lawyer: $ 12,000
Band member net income each: $ 4,031.25

The band is now 1/4 of the way through its contract, has made the music industry more than 3 million dollars richer, but is in the hole $14,000 on royalties. The band members have each earned about 1/3 as much as they would working at a 7-11, but they got to ride in a tour bus for a month. The next album will be about the same, except that the record company will insist they spend more time and money on it. Since the previous one never "recouped," the band will have no leverage, and will oblige. The next tour will be about the same, except the merchandising advance will have already been paid, and the band, strangely enough, won't have earned any royalties from their T-shirts yet. Maybe the T-shirt guys have figured out how to count money like record company guys. Some of your friends are probably already this fucked.

Steve Albini is an independent and corporate rock record producer most widely known for having produced Nirvana's "In Utero".

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I wish I could be everywhere I want to be


all at once

Some Thoughts about some music


Beat Strings - Fang in Rain
Just found the lyric book to this and gave it a few listens. Some of the better abstract poetic lyrics I've ever read. Still ranking this among my favorite albums of all time.

Bouncing Souls - S/T
First song I ever sang in a practice was "Say Anything". The short tour we did with them is a highlight of my life. The diversity of songs on this album is great and I wish more punk bands around today could have that fun and adventurous spirit.

Lewd Acts - Black Eye Blues
Really getting into this. Tyler's vocals are intense and remind me of the guy from Leatherface on Steroids. I wish the track "Who Knew The West Coast Could Be So Cold" would have been a little more fully realized and not just an idea/transition type track. Anyways, this album is a ripper and has a true punk spirit to it. If I'm not mistaken Tyler Mate from Spanish Bombs throws down some vocals on this.

Touche Amore is on tour!!! Go see them!!!
www.myspace.com/toucheamore
http://toucheamore.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 04, 2009

sharks keep moving


Teenage Bottlerocket - Warning Device
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonacologist
Tape Beatles - The Grand Delusion
Negativland - Helter Stupid

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I Love Chicken

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Now My Heart Is Full


Goodbye L.A.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Culture. Alienation. Boredom. Despair.


I saw the Manic Street Preachers last night for the first time ever. They exceeded all my expectations. After listening to their albums endlessly and looking at pictures of the band it was a thrill to see them in the flesh. James Dean Bradfield is an incredible guitar player and vocalist and had me captivated throughout the entire set. I can't say enough about how much I appreciate this bands existence and what they represent. Here's what I can remember of the set in no particular order...

Motorcycle Emptiness (opening song)
Let Robeson Sing
La Tristesse Durrera
From Despair to Where
Peeled Apples
Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
Send Away the Tigers
This Joke Sport Severed
Your Love Alone is Not Enough
You Stole the Sun From My Heart
If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next
Me and Stephen Hawking
Little Baby Nothing
Everything Must Go
Small Black Flowers that Grow in the Sky
This is Yesterday
Faster
Motown Junk
You Love Us
A Design for life (last song)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Goin' Out on a Friday Night...


...We know how to live!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart


Were so good last night!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Jim Carroll R.I.P


I look out on the big field...on the big field...as it opens...like the cover of an old bible...

Monday, September 07, 2009

Everything is Changing Again



Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - S/T
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Jonathan Richman - Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild
At the Drive In - In/Casino/Out
Lewd Acts - Black Eye Blues

Monday, August 17, 2009

August, 16th 1977


Rest in Peace.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Trapped Under Ice - Secrets of the World

Everything I was hoping it would be and more.

www.reaper-records.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunny Land


Slim Harpo
Elmore James
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Son House
Teenage Head

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I wish I could go to this!


Why am I up this late?

Today I jammed the TEENAGE HEAD self titled record pretty much all day.

G'nite.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Cool'n Out

Reading:
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
and revisiting The Outlaw Bible of American Literature

Listening:
Phil Alvin with Sun Ra and His Arkestra and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Unsung Stories
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Sounds
Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus
Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery - Dynamic Duo
Cannonball Adderly - Somethin Else
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Friday, July 31, 2009

Diggin' Deep


Ravi Shankar - Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival 1967

Django Reinhardt - The Best Of

Charlie Christian - Genius of the Electric Guitar

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This Town is Too Hot


Quicksand - Slip
Quicksand - Manic Compression
Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do
Thee Midniters - "Whittier Blvd"
Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang

Thursday, July 23, 2009

TheWorldTurnsToADesertWhileYouPrayForRain


Playlist:
Mighty Diamonds - Live at Dub Club
Dillinger Four - Every Fuckin' Album
Samiam - You Are Freaking Me Out

Can't wait to get my hands on new records from Trapped Under Ice and Death Before Dishonor tomorrow night.

See ya in the pit...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Heat Stroke Blues



http://heatstrokeblues.blogspot.com/

When the right time comes...

Joe Coffee - When the Fabric Don't Fit the Frame


This album is fucking awesome and you should check it out. Features Paul Bearer (ex-Sheer Terror) on vocals. Great Melodic Rock and Roll with wild gravely Vox and some truly great lyrics. Recommended for fans of Hot Water Music, Dillinger Four, The Hold Steady. Would love to see this come out on Vinyl and would love to see this live.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning


Saturday Night:
Funky Sole DJ's

Sunday Morning:
Hank Williams

"I'm old enough to know the score, but I'm young enough to want more more more."
-The Blasters

Monday, July 13, 2009

I took a trip down memory lane



Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colors
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Patti Smith - Radio Ethiopia
Sid, Ben & Brooks live in St. Anthony, Iowa
Screaming Blue Messiahs - Gun Shy, Peel Sessions & Bikini Red

Friday, June 26, 2009

See ya in the pit...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Keeping The Faith


Playlist:
Paintbox - Singing Shouting Crying
Flower Travelin Band - Satori
Man Or Astro Man

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dave Bullock Photography

http://eecue.com

Check out his stuff. I especially like the six part "June Gloom" series focusing on the L.A. river, Graffiti, Scrapyards, Bridges, Etc.

smooth criminal on beat breaks...


never put me in your box if your shit eats tapes.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Turn Your Volume Up!!


Just added music to The Manic Times. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday's Kid


Cock Sparrer - Here We Stand
Rancid - Let the Dominoes Fall
Aggrolites - IV
Spanish Bombs - Brown Bag, S/T, Beasts: Man Is God
Los Lobos - By The Light of the Moon

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Retaliate - Record Release Show

Family


Photo by The Motorcycle Boy

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Next of Kin to the Wayward Wind

playlist:
Gene Vincent - The Country Side
Rancid - Let the Dominoes Fall
Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour
National Public Radio
Patsy Cline - Showcase
The Trouble - Nobody Laughs Anymore
Cruel Hand & Cro Mags - Live in Anaheim and Hollywood

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Secrets of the World

Saturday, May 23, 2009

ENTER THE DRAGON!! Saturday 5/30

Ramp Party & Show in Echo Park...Friday 5/29


Let's skate!

www.myspace.com/notthegovernment

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TRAPPED UNDER ICE - "Stay Cold"


I listened to this over and over again tonight and it's hell of a record. The sound is comparable to early Sick of it All, Madball, Cro-Mags etc. That being said, the songwriting is very creative and the musicianship is top notch...which is rare for bands working within that framework. Every single song has at least one "oh Shit!!!" moment that makes you want to lose your shit and break something...and often times you don't even see it coming. The vocals are great...creative phrasing, tons of style and a controlled restrained frustration that you can't fake... no matter how hard a million suburban dorkwads may try. My favorite lyrical moments are as follows...

"I feel the worst things in my soul, and if I never make it home tonight the streets have swallowed me whole" from the song -HALF A PERSON

"because the cost of drugs outweighs, The supply of the jobs, and the minimum wage, and we still want more, murder in the streets of baltimore" from the song -STREET LIGHTS

The song STREET LIGHTS as a whole is lyrically great as a portrait of their crime and violence riddled city of Baltimore. I spent a month there a while back...so I was get visuals in my head throughout the song.

You guys now that I'm always listening to some weird shit and rarely go out of my way to recommend a hardcore records...so Go buy a copy of this one or go see em in a city near you. Their new LP "Secrets of the World" is coming out this summer.

www.reaper-records.com
www.myspace.com/underdaice

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Excuse Me, while I do the boogaloo


This is what I've been jamming, motherfuckers.
Grandmaster Flash - "The Adventures of Flash on the Wheels of Steel"
Rufus Thomas - "Itch and Scratch"
GG Allin - "Dead or Alive" "Carmalita" & "When I Die"
Fania All Stars - Latin. Soul. Rock.
Ray Barretto - Senor 007
Warzone - Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets
Abyssinians - Satta Massanga
Quick Fix - Rat Race 7"
V/A - Sun Rockabillies

the need for speed.


Today I woke up and went to Echo Park to bomb some massive hills with my friend Clayton. There is no better feeling than going fast as hell...feeling the concrete through my wheels through my trucks through my deck into my feet and all through my body. Complete freedom.

GHOST DANCE

Thursday, April 23, 2009

6.9.09


PLAY THAT FUNKY FIRE!!!

6.2.09


Here comes the summertime!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

DeeJay 810


www.myspace.com/bossdeejay810
Add Me!

ALL RATTLE AND DUST


www.myspace.com/allrattleanddust

Some of the best music you will ever hear.

If you don't like it, move to Russia

Waterloo Sunset

Drinking in the Desert


I took a weekend trip to Arizona to work on some songwriting with Chris with the hopes of getting a new band together in the near future. Had a great time and came up with some great stuff.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free

Saturday, April 04, 2009

A View from The Cabin


My friend T.Q. is full of suprises. His most recent was his purchase of a 60- 80 year old all-wood sailboat for 200 dollars. Let's just say it's a fixer-upper. Anyways, we took it out today and started learning. We got the sail up and we're cruising along pretty good for a while and we made it back safe and dry...so i think that's pretty good. We stayed in the bay of the marina...not quite ready for the open sea. No motor yet, so paddling in and out of the marina where we were too close to other boats to have the sail up and man, my arms are burning right now. Lots of people on giant expensive boats we're looking at us like we were crazy. Some even took pictures. They probably think we are rad and wish they could be like us.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Hey Mom...

Thanks for sending me all those records from back home!

Playlist:
The 5th Dimension - SToned Soul Picnic
nina simone - Sings the Blues
9 Shocks Terror - Zen and the art of beating your ass
New Bomb Turks - Information Highway Revisited
Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood - Nancy and Lee
Kinship - S/T 7"
Conniption Fit - Bombs Away 7"
Trapped Under Ice - Stay Cold 7"
Joe Strummer - Earthquake Weather
Rolling Stones - Decembers Children, Aftermath, Between The Buttons, Out of Our Heads
Ken Boothe - A Man And His Hits

I have been reunited with most of my record collection after 8 months and I am a happy man.
Just starting to dig in. Lots more music talkin' to come...some more in depth thoughts when I find the time.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bronson Banks: Boneless


Down the drain!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Playlist

Cock Sparrer - Here We Stand
Operation Ivy - Hectic EP & Energy LP
Ray Barretto - Senor 007
Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits
Touche Amore - LP
Rotting Out 7"
Adolescents - S/T
Zero Boys - Vicious Circle
Funkadelic - Let's Take it To the Stage
Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio (thanks cam!)

L.A.H.C.

























Touche Amore and Rotting Out fucking rule. Good to have some rad local bands to get wild to. Someone send me a picture of the giant hole in the wall of the garage caused by this show!