Monday, April 30, 2007


Ok, so I forgot about trivia this weekend. So here's the final question for the April contest:

1) Name the film these stills are from
2) Name the film's director
3) Name at least two other films by this director.

BONUS: In an 80's, Woody Allen made an homage to this classic film. Name the film that Woody made.

Good luck everyone!

And remember--Oak is playing tonight at the Monkey House. See you there.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


After having my account phished three times in two weeks, I have decided to cancel the Spitting Out Teeth MySpace account. It's been a nice way to keep in touch with old friends, but lately I've been getting 3-4 times more spam messages & phony friend requests than I do real correspondence, so it's just not worth the hassle. I'm also a little freaked out by the phishing, seeing as I've been the victim of identity theft on two occasions.

So that's my little rant for the day...otherwise, it's a nice overcast Sunday morning & I've been having a relaxing morning of doing laundry, drinking coffee & listening to early Leonard Cohen albums (they did a beautiful job on the Columbia remasters). Hope everyone had a good weekend, and I'll see you at the Oak show at the Monkey House tomorrow night!

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Clever little website that lists the #1 song on US, UK & Australian charts the day you were born.


For me (Aug.21, 1979) it was "My Sharona" by the Knack (US), Cliff Richard's "We Don't Talk Anymore" (UK) and "Racey" by Some Girls (Aus). What are your birthday hits?

Friday, April 27, 2007


On Sunday, July 1st the patron saint of Spitting Out Teeth, Mr. Bob Dylan, will be performing at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex, VT. Tickets go on sale May 4th with "pre-sale" available from the official Bob Dylan website on May 1st.

Dylan's performance style has changed quite a bit since his heyday in the late 60's, so I'd recommend initiating yourself to his new sound before buying tickets. I will certainly be there & hope to see some of you there as well!

I started my new job this week & so far I absolutely love it--manageable hours & workload, minimal travel, fun co-workers; it's great. One big benefit is the 9/80 work week, and I started on the "friday off" week. So it's friday morning & I'm typing away at Radio Bean, enjoying a pot of peppermint tea (to help digest the big breakfast I chowed down at Henry's) and listening to Vic Chesnutt covering Daniel Johnston's "Like a Monkey in a Zoo". It's a Happy Jay Day.

I'm also feeling a lot better because after a bout of insomnia, I finally got a good night's sleep--a REALLY good night's sleep. Jaime & I were supposed to meet up with JB for a show last night at the 1/2 Bar but I passed out on the couch at 6:30 (sorry JB!) and Jaime didn't have the heart to wake me up. So I slept straight through until 7:30 this morning! Nothing like a good 13-hr. semi-coma to recharge the ol' batteries.

Speaking of JB, The Le Duo & Spitting Out Teeth will be getting together to make some melodic noise on Sunday night. We plan to first become the Burlington area's first "Blogger Supergroup", with tentative plans to then invade Poland. We are accepting applications for fan club president, so be sure to get those resumes in order!

While I don't have the discipline right now to write a full album review, here a few of the albums I have been listening to lately:

EARTH, "Hibernaculum"

Some lovely metal-drone from a band that has apparently been around for quite awhile but I just heard of. I did a little research & found that the frontman of the group, Dylan Carlson, was actually Kurt Cobain's best friend and (for you trivia buffs) actually purchased the gun that Kurt used to blow his brilliant brains out with.

The album is actually a collection of prior Earth works, with one new track. Very droney and mathematical music, but with a metal edge. Very melodic for drone work; even my parents like this album.

A DVD is also included, which features a pretty amateurish MiniDV documentary on the group. The interviews with Carlson and other members of the band are kind of annoying (they're not the most eloquent folks in the world...and that's the nicest way I can say it), but the DVD is worth watching for the live performance footage. It's very interesting to see Carlson's odd method of "conducting" his band; the music is deceptively simple, but one wrong note can ruin the entire composition. The communication between the band to ensure that this does not happen is inspiring to watch.

LOVE, "Forever Changes"

Rhino is quickly becoming one of my favorite labels. They've transformed themselves from a teeny little company that produced DVDs of cult 80s TV shows to one of the best labels for re-issued rock classics. The have dutifully remastered and repackaged albums (sometimes even the entire discographies) of bands such as The Grateful Dead, Yes, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Black Sabbath, Elvis Costello, The Monkees, etc. and were responsible for some of the best box sets in recent memory (The ’70s Punk Rebellion, The ’80s Underground, The Last Waltz, Faces Box, Grateful Dead - Beyond Description, etc.)

Now Rhino has done a gorgeous remastering of Love's classic album, "Forever Changes". Love, for those of you unfamiliar with the group, is quite possibly the most underrated rock band to come out of rock's "big bang" in the 60's. Led by Arthur Lee (possibly the era's second most-brilliant pop songwriter, behind Brian Wilson), Love explored a pretty eclectic mix of genres, from garage rock to mariachi to psychedelia. They were also on of the first "racially diverse" rock groups (which, in simpler terms, means that white dudes & black dudes played together), and were a favorite of the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds.

"Forever Changes", with the exception of two tracks, was reportedly produced in only 64 hours. You'd never be able to tell from the music on the album, which is filled with beautiful melodic shifts, clever vocal play & unique instrumentation. A great album to listen to with headphones outside on a nice sunny day.

In closing, I just spoke with Toby from Burlington's own Oak--sounds like he's busy prepping the band's highly-anticipated EPs for sale at Monday night's show at Winooski's Monkey House. I will certainly be attending & buying an album; hope to see all of you there!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Congrats to last week's winners in the Spitting Out Teeth trivia challenge!

TOM - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus +5pts. for first correct entry
GREG - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus
CASEY - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus

The song was "The Ten Commandments", the lucky #13 track on the Fugs'1965 album called, appropriately enough, "The Fugs' First Album". As for the group's name, it has to do with Norman Mailer and a certain infamous four-letter word...and we'll leave it at that.

And so here we are yet again...the end of the another month of trivia & it's again anybody's game. Here is the current point tally:

TOM - 70 pts.
GREG - 65 pts.
CASEY - 40 pts.
JB - 20 pts.
MIKE - 20 pts.

Next week is another film-related question so get your cineaste thinking caps on--good luck everyone!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


A pile of wrestling kittens!!!


Legendary music video director Anton Corbijn created a unique 13-minute portrait of the amazing esoteric pop genius Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) in 1993. Thanks to the wonderful Ubuweb, this quirky & surreal little black-and-white experimental "documentary" is now available to view or download in its entirety. Enjoy!



Monday, April 23, 2007


After months of rumors and waiting, it's finally here--Other Music's Digital online store! High quality downloads of ecclectic music from an independent record this is what democratic capitalism is all about :)

Here's the e-mail "press release" I received today from Other Music--

Dear friends,

It's time to peel the paper off the windows of our new digital shop and unlock the doors and let some customers inside!!

When Other Music first opened our Manhattan vinyl and CD store in December of 1995, our racks weren't even half-filled. We had no sign, no employees and only two computers. But after months of planning and working around the clock, we decided that the time had come to throw open the doors to see what would happen. What happened has been over a decade of incredible music!

We've seen much change through the years. Back then, indie 7" singles were the hot commodity. Now, many of our customers don't even have turntables, while most seem to have mp3 players. Even though the mode of listening may have changed, what remains the same is our passion for tracking down great music and making it available to passionate music fans.

So please come inside our new digital store and have a look around. We know it's a work in progress, but we need your help to make it all happen. We are launching with hundreds of labels and thousands of artists on board, but that's just a start. We are adding new partners every day, with plenty of exclusives, rarities, great new music and amazing reissues on the way, as well as cool new features for the site that will be rolling out in the coming months. All of the tracks here are sold as premium-quality 320kbps DRM-free mp3s. All of our titles are hand-picked. We stay up late listening to new music and writing straightforward reviews that help you sort through all the sounds.

Times are changing in the record business, and Other Music is not afraid of the change. It is very important to us that in this new era, real record stores run by real music fans can still survive and thrive. We are a real record store going digital and we are open for business. Welcome:

-all of us at Other Music

P.S. Regretably, we are launching enabled for North American sales only. Due to the complex legalities of selling music in different regions around the world, we need to hold off on international business, but please know that we hope to roll out overseas as soon as possible. International customers have always been a big part of our business at the New York store, and we are committed to bringing our download service worldwide!

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Well, my vacation is done & the Red Sox are losing against the Yankees....but I'm still in a good mood. The rest of the lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival has just been announced & it looks like some of my favorites will be performing.

Just added to the festival are:

* Deerhunter
* Fujiya & Miyagi
* Beach House
* Menomena
* Klaxons
* Oxford Collapse
* Dan Deacon
* Craig Taborn's Junk Magic

And as part of the "Don't Look Back" series, GZA will be performing his 1995 album "Liquid Swords" and Slint will be performing "Spiderland" in full.

Add to this the previously announced Sonic Youth (performing "Daydream Nation"), Cat Power, Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, Iron and Wine, etc., this is shaping up to be a pretty damn good three days of music.

I can't say too much about this movie because it's too easy to accidently give out spoilers...let's just say this is one of the funniest, goriest & most clever films I've seen in a while. If you have some free time this week & need a good twisted laugh, it's playing at Cinema 9 on Shelburne Road.

While the film was a riot, the real highlight of the evening was getting a bunch of punk teenage kids who spilled popcorn on me & my friends kicked out of the theater. I'm such a grizzled old curmugeon!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


It's stuff like this that makes it hard for me to decide whether Kevin Barnes is an underappreciated psych pop genius or a pretentious drug-addled douchebag who needs a swift kick to the flesh marbles.

Maybe a little from Column A, little from column B....?

**UPDATE: It looks like MediaMax has failed me once again. I put up a new link using a different fileshare host. Let me know if anyone has any problems downloading it; if so I'll e-mail you the mp3. I've extended the deadline until TUESDAY, 5 PM**

Ok, I've decided to stop calling it "Friday Trivia", because I never seem to remember to get the questions out on Friday. So here it is, as promised a music question. Answers are due by 5pm Monday, e-mailed to


1) What is the name of the band?
2) What album is it from?
3) Name at least two of the founding band members.

BONUS: Where does the band's name come from?

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, April 19, 2007


I've been a fan of Townes Van Zandt's music for a while. Well, as much of a "fan" as you can be only knowing two of his songs ("Pancho and Lefty" and his cover of "Dead Flowers" from The Big Lebowski soundtrack). His albums can be difficult to find and I'd heard random tidbits over the years about his legendary substance abuses and bouts of depression, so when I saw the VanZandt documentary "Be Here To Love Me" on the shelf at the video store, I had to pick it up.

As opposed to many of the "troubled-and-not-appreciated-in-their-own-time" musician biopics I've seen lately ("Fallen Angel" being a good example), "Be Here To Love Me" was actually an incredibly well-directed and beautiful shot documentary, mixing filmed concert footage with home movies, audio interviews & experimental visual elements, all in a very cohesive and non-pretentious way. The interviews with Townes' friends and collegues were intimate and revelatory, featuring performers as diverse as Willie Nelson and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley.

"Be Here To Love Me" is a beautiful portait of one of America's greatest songwriters and is available to rent from Waterfront Video.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


It seems that Spitting Out Teeth's readership is more up on their music than their cinema, because once again we only had a few entries for a movie-related trivia question. This week's winners are:

TOM - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus + 5pts. for first correct entry
GREG - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus
BILL - 15 pts.

For those who were stumped, here are the correct answers:

1) Performance
2) Mick Jagger
3) Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell

BONUS: Donald Cammell played Osiris in Anger's "Lucifer Rising" and Mick Jagger created the Moog soundtrack for "Invocation of my Demon Brother"

Congrats to our winners & thanks for playing-good luck for this Friday's music trivia question!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Today is day number two of my "in-between-jobs" vacation. Yesterday was kind of uneventful-I slept until noon, did some grocery shopping & hell-cleaned my house. Not much of a vacation day, but I knew that I wouldn't feel settled until I got the basics in order.

Today I took off for a solitary day trip to our state's capital, Montpelier. I had a good hearty breakfast of hash & eggs at Coffee Corner, and then did a bit of shopping around town. I picked up some patch cables for my new guitar pedals at Guitar Sam's, picked up (yet another) book about The Rolling Stones at Rivendell Bookstore and an armfull of records at Riverwalk Records (I got a excellent condition copy of Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" for $1.00--score!).

I was planning on staying in town for lunch (I was torn between Positive Pie & the wings at McGillicudy's), but a couple things got me a bit miffed at Montpelier so I left. The first came when I was browsing through the vinyl selection at Buch Spieler's. Most of their vinyl selection sucks, but under the blues CDs they had a small box that I started browsing through & found mint copies of nearly every Yes album, a great turn-of-the-century blues collection and a bunch of other great records. They didn't have a price tag on them, so I brought them up to the counter to inquire about the price. The kid at the counter wasn't sure, so he got his manager--who told me the records weren't for sale. Then why but them out in the open, on the sales floor, with the rest of the merchandise that is for sale? That kind of pissed me off.

Then I returned to my car to be greeted with a nice little yellow envelope containing a parking ticket. I was carefully watching the time, and the meter literally voided out less than three minutes before I got to my car. The meter maids must have been hovering over that thing, waiting for it to expire. Friggin' parking Nazis.

I'd had enough of Montpelier at this point, so I drove to Barre to visit Exile on Main Street. I hadn't been to Barre in about a year, and I was kind of shocked at how much it had turned into a ghost town. It was certainly never a "thriving metropolis" by any means, but nearly every major store in town had moved or gone out of business. It was kind of sad. Thankfully, Exile is still around (despite a name that should have gotten them sued into bankruptcy years ago), and I was able to browse their extensive (yet overpriced) collection of LP's and CD's. Sadly, the one album I was looking for, the store's namesake, was not in stock on vinyl. So I headed back to 89 to drive home, listening to the Soft Circle album "Full Bloom" (perfect for a long, steady Vermont drive).

More vacation blogging to come.....

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Well, Saturday trivia challenge...once again, because of my tardiness, you'll have until 5pm Monday to submit your answers.

1) Name the film this still is from
2) Name the actor pictured
2) Name the film's director(s)

BONUS: At least two actors in this film have collaborated with infamous experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Name the actors and what Anger films they appeared in/worked on.

As always, submit your answers to and NOT the comments section (**cough, cough** Casey) :)


Friday, April 13, 2007


I have recently been on a big Rolling Stones kick, in particular revisiting every film and bootleg from what most fans consider to be their golden era (1968-1972). During this era, Mick, Keef & the boys released what arguably their four greatest albums: Beggars Banquet(1968), Let It Bleed(1969), Sticky Fingers(1971) and Exile on Main Street(1972).

So here's the question (and it is NOT this week's trivia question--that's coming later!): How would you rank these albums in order of their supreme rocking greatness? While my order changes quite often, here's my opinion for this week:

#4 - Beggars Banquet
#3 - Let It Bleed
#2 - Exile on Main Street
#1 - Sticky Fingers

It's really tough to rate an album that contains Sympathy For the Devil, No Expectations, Parachute Woman and Street Fighting Man as the "worst", but it just goes to show why the Stones were commonly referred to as (ok, admittedly by people they paid to say it) "The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" in the late 60's.

So--what's your ranking? And if you can, give some specific reasons why.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


The world loses another great artist.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I've never really been a Neil Young fan. It's not the I disliked his music, it's just that I was never really drawn to it strongly. I guess I had this misperception that he was just an ugly Canadian Dylan, with less cryptic lyrics. But always in the back of my head, I knew I was missing something.

A couple of weeks ago I read some rave reviews about the first official release of Young's legendary 1971 "Live at Massey Hall" show and decided to give the old Crazy Horse another chance. I'm glad I did--this album confirmed that I definitely was "missing something" in my previous experiences with NY's music: the incredible intimacy of his live performances.

This performance is filled with some of Neil's early crowd pleasers, but also includes some early performances of some of his signature songs, such as "Old Man", "Needle and the Damage Done" and my personal favorite, "Helpless". The careful blend of precision, intensity & gentleness with which he delivers these songs is staggering--this is truly of a portrait of an artist who is completely and utterly at one with his art in a certain moment in time. It's rare thing to find in any art form, and particularly beautiful in music.

The songs were great, but what really impressed me was the between song banter. In an era of burgeoning rock egos with performers either not speaking to their audiences, having confrontations with them or even playing with their back turned to the crowd, Young spoke gently and modestly about his travels, his music & his ranch home that inspired many of the "new songs" (now classics) from the performance. Apparently talented, unpretentious rock stars did actually exist in the late 60's/early 70's.

While the CD (remastered in HDCD, which I really appreciated since I own an HDCD player) is incredible, I was a bit less taken with the DVD of the show. The camera work is pretty shoddy, and it seems as if Neil did not realize the show would be filmed. Apparently the film lights were throwing him off, and he asked them to stop filming for a while. As a result, film footage of the full concert does not exist and the directors were forced to cross-cut with b-roll of Neil on his ranch and other footage.

My biggest disappointment from the DVD--when Young is discussing the inspiration for his song "Old Man" prior to performing the song, he says it is about an old ranch hand who lives on his property. Unfortunately, the film crew had shot some footage of the man, and showed him over Neil's monologue. Although it was interesting to put an actual face to the man in the song, it also killed a lot of the mythical power of the tune for me--instead of the "old man" being a metaphor or an everyman, he will always be the ranch hand in my mind now. A filmmaker has a responsibility to consider the power of their images, and in this example, I don't think they did.

Other than this disappointment, I was very much impressed with the album & it has given me a new-found respect for Neil Young, both the man and his music. Highly recommended--on a scale of 1-5, I give it 4.5 teeth!


Maya Deren is unofficially the grandmama of American experimental cinema (a genre that has long been very male-dominated), and her films have not only withstood the test of time, but have become increasingly popular with each new generation of avant-garde film lovers.

Once difficult to find and expensive to rent/buy, Deren's films have become much more easily accessible in the age of p2p and DVD. The same can not be said of most of her collegues, with elitism rampant among most experimental filmmakers (especially formalists and purists, who will only screen their work on film at museums and galleries and refuse to transfer their work to video).

Now it's even easier to see Deren's work, as the majority of her films have been posted to view and download at UBUWEB.COM. While the page is referred to as "Maya Deren: The Complete Films", there are some missing works (most notably, her beautiful collaboration with husband Alexander Hammid called "The Private Life of a Cat" (which is available to download in a variety of formats at

While Deren's work can be challenging, the surrealistic imagery and groundbreaking techniques are well worth some patience to experience.

The new Timbaland-produced single from Bjork (pronounced "Be-york" or "Ba-jork" if you're really cool) has been released in internet-land.

Take a LISTEN.

I really dig it, much more than her last couple of albums at least. I'm looking forward to hearing the full album.

For all you fans of the minimalist droney-drone, check out the new album by Eleh called "Floating Frequencies/Intuitive Synthesis". Made from purely analogue shifting bass tones, Eleh cites Charlemagne Palestine, LaMonte Young, Pauline Oliveros and Terry Riley as influences for the album. Download a sample from the link below:
or look for a copy online. Only 400 copies of the LP were pressed, but there are still a few available a reasonable prices on eBay and other sites.

**EDIT--I was at PurePop today & they have a copy of this album--only one of the 400, so if you want it, get it fast**

Monday, April 09, 2007


Congrats to this week's country-rock trivia brainiacs--

GREG - 15pts. + 5pts bonus + 5 pts. for first correct entry
JB - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus
CASEY - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus
MIKE - 15pts. + 5pts. bonus

**UPDATE - Forgot Tom on this one: he had 15pts. + 5 pts. bonus**

The correct answers were:

1) Gram Parsons
2) The Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros., Fallen Angels, International Submarine Band, the Shilos
3) G.P., Grievous Angel

BONUS: Joshua Tree

If you haven't seen the great documentary about Gram's life and death, Fallen Angel, I strongly recommend it. I'm sure it's available for rent at the wonderful Waterfront Video.

-- I had a nice weekend. A quiet Friday, then a busy Saturday--bought my new guitar, went to a birthday party at Kriya Studio, then met up with JB at the Monkey House for the Party Star show. I was only able to stay for a few songs, but I was really impressed by what I heard. I'll definitely be checking out their next show. Sunday, had a nice Easter with the family, was introduced to an addicting game called "Bejewelled" and played my guitar for a few hours.

-- This Friday is my last day at my job, and then I'm taking a week off to get my head together before starting the new one. I'm planning on doing a lot of relaxing, a lot of blogging & a lot of guitar playing. If I can subdue the temptation to do "a lot of drinking", that is....

-- I've been watching a lot of movies and listening to a lot of new music, and I'm hoping to final get some reviews written up next week.

-- There are still two hours left to send in your entries for this month's trivia contest!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


As a congratulatory gift to myself for landing my new job (and walking away from my crappy old one), I bought myself something that I've been wanting since I was twelve--my very first Fender Telecaster!

It's a Fender Koa Tele & I picked it up today at Advance Music (after trying nearly every Fender Tele model in the store). It's called a "Koa" because that is the name of the wood used for the body. It gives the guitar a really unique, vintage look, but what reall impressed me about this guitar is the tone. It has a great range, from jangly acoustic sounds to bluesy distortion. I wouldn't use it for metal, but that's not a style I play, so it's cool.

I'm off to play every song off of "Blonde on Blonde" now.... :)

Ok, I F'd up and forgot to post the new trivia question yesterday. So instead of answers being due by Sunday night, they'll now be due in by Monday at 5pm. As always, send them to

Here are the questions:

1) Name the musician pictured above.
2) Name three bands that he played with during his career.
3) Name two of his solo albums.

BONUS: This musician's body was "cremated" by a group of his corpse-robbing friends--name the National Monument where this ceremony was performed.

As always it's five points for each question correctly answered and five points for the first correct entry. Good luck everyone!

Friday, April 06, 2007


The wonderful Palm Pictures has released a new documentary about Roky Ericson, the eccentric and brilliant leader of the 13th Floor Elevators, called "You're Gonna Miss Me". The film chronicles Roky's music career, as well as his debilitating issues with drug use and mental illness. Although this theme sounds familiar, it still looks like a great film.

It will be playing in "select theaters" soon (read: not in Burlington), but I'm sure will be out as one of Palm's wonderful DVD releases soon.

Speaking of rock docs, when we are we are going to get together for our Rockumentary screening evening? I'd definitely like to do one this month; maybe start with a classic? Let's put it up to a vote:

Don't Look Back [Special Edition](Bob Dylan)
Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Festival Express (Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band)
Monterey Pop (Hendrix, Joplin, The Who)
Other (write-in vote)

We can do it at my place or whatever's good for everyone. Let me know the when, what & where.

**UPDATE** The DVD release date for "You're Gonna Miss Me" is tentatively scheduled for July 10th.

This one goes out to all of you...because I love you. My heart's an open door. Won't you please come on in?


I'm sure most of you have already seen this, but here is the famous "interview" of Keith Richards conducted by Hunter S. Thompson.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007


For the Allen Ginsberg fans out there, here is a link to Jonas Mekas' video diary of the "days immediately before and after his death".


As frail as he looks, he went out in style. When I'm about to bite the big one, you bastards better be there chanting for me, because you know I'd do it for you. And Greg needs to be there, because I'm damn sure going to want to hear some gonging on my way out.

Ok, that's the end of my morbidity for now.... :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


A couple of new shows of interest have been announced for May at Higher Ground--They Might Be Giants will be playing on May 4th, and Cursive will be performing on the 16th. See you there!

Also, a few additions have been made to the 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup (which I will be attending this year)--The New Pornographers (with an appearance by Neko Case rumoured), former Pavement member Steven Malkmus, hip-hop legends De La Soul and a band I'm unfamiliar with called Battles. Add to that the original lineup of Sonic Youth, Grizzly Bear, Of Montreal, Cat Power, etc. and I'd say I'm in for three days of great shows. I'll be posting nightly blogs after the shows along with pics. Let's just hope Of Montreal can keep their Underroos on...

Monday, April 02, 2007


Warning: this is embarrasingly bad...

Sorry for all the lame video & link posts lately; my health hasn't been too good & my mind just isn't there for a thoughtful review. Once I'm all tip-top again I have reviews planned for David Lynch's "Inland Empire", the Neil Young Live at Massey Hall CD/DVD, and a few others.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


The deadline has been reached for this week's trivia question, and winners for the month have been determined--congrats to to our first, second & third place winners!

1ST PLACE: ($20 Pure Pop gift certificate or "Wonder Showzen" season 1 DVD)

JB--85 points

2ND PLACE: (Velvet Underground "VU" album)

Tom--75 points

3RD PLACE: (Bragging rights)

Andrew--60 points

We'll start fresh on an April trivia challenge starting next Friday--good luck!

Oh, and the answers to this week's quiz: 1) Meet the Feebles 2) Peter Jackson 3) Heavenly Creatures, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, etc. BONUS) Wynard the Frog.