Friday Jabber

Hap­py Fri­day the 13th! Wak­ing Life was very inter­est­ing ani­ma­tion indeed. at times the dia­logue (indeed for most of the mid­dle part of the film) was heavy-hand­ed time­less phi­los­o­phiz­ing, stuff that is per­ma­nent­ly asked and nev­er answered. it was damn trip­py to watch though. today i have meet­ing galore. and now:

The Fri­day mp3.

today the Fri­day mp3 is brought to you by The Shins. These guys are from Tuc­son, AZ and at first I didn’t dig them too much because I thought all of their songs sound­ed like they were stoned. They grew on me how­ev­er, their har­monies remind me of clas­sic coun­try and blue­grass music, but what strikes me most is their abil­i­ty to sound like a dif­fer­ent band with each song, Sort of like the Union Under­ground, but not goth. Car­ing is Creepy in par­tic­u­lar I think could have been eas­i­ly pro­duced by Robert Smith over in Bon­ny Britain. So with­out fur­ther adieu I give you New Slang.

Upcoming Concerts

I’m start­ing to get hyped up, in a week i get to go see David Bowie and Moby on the Area2 tour, and Juliana Hat­field. Plus I’m going to get to chill with some friends a I haven’t seen in awhile in Chica­go. I’ve also been lis­ten­ing to some new music. my bud­dy Matt rec­om­mend­ed Dove­tail Joint, they sound pret­ty good although i’ve only got one song so far. Phil always has the hook up and I’ve lis­ten­ing to alot more Self late­ly. (Rolling Stone says they are an indus­tri­al pop band, is that even pos­si­ble)? On my own I found out about The Shins. They are just ok. A lit­tle too mel­low and spaced-out for my taste. They seem like they are a rip-off clone band, but I’m not sure. As always I need new musi­cal groups to lis­ten to. Feed me peo­ple! What have you lis­tened to late­ly that has inspired you?

I’m going to talk about the Machines of Lov­ing Grace again. This ear­ly indus­tri­al band from Tuc­son, Ari­zona is just plain badass. I was in Tuc­son when they start­ed to get pop­u­lar but unfor­tu­nate­ly I was also only 11 and hadn’t heard of the bas­tards. I don’t think I have come across anoth­er band with such a large repetoire of brood­ing melod­ic and per­cus­sive songs that are all of rather high qual­i­ty. Its a shame they didn’t get big. If you have The Crow Sound­track (every­one should) you’ll prob­a­bly rec­og­nize their song Gol­go­tha Ten­e­ment Blues.