Sunday, May 3, 2009


i'm not very good at this
daft punk game yet but lord knows i'm gonna be playing this shit till my fingers are numb and i get it right. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

creepy videos, awesome band

i showed chappaboogie these videos by one of the best new bands out there, fever ray, and she got freaked the fuck out. i personally like the second one, when i grow up, but the first video is much spookier. cheers.

mark it dude, lebowski fest

Speed of Sound Tour 2009

lebowski fest might be coming to austin. no official word yet but they have gone there in the past and i wouldn't be surprised if they came back. who's coming with me?

in completely unrelated news, king khan and the shrines have a new video for 'land of the freak'. i love this band, i missed them when they played in denton but i assume they'll be back here promptly.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

official record store day par-tay

everyone clear your fackin' schedule. good records in dallas is having a free party to celebrate
record store day which is april 18th. there's gonna be free beer, free food, and a free concert. here's a list of the bands. erykah badu's cannabinoids and white denim are worth it alone. there's also some record store day exclusive vinyl's available. basically, it's going to be a fucking awesome day. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


some new stuff from the barsuk lable. my new favorite band, the wooden birds. their album is supposed to drop sometime in may. this is their second single off said album.

and viva voce's new single devotion

Monday, March 30, 2009

guitar tips

the mad genius captain beefheart has given us some amazing music throughout his illustrious career. now he has given us his 10 commandments for playing guitar. this guy is either the smartest man in the world or bat shit crazy. i'm still undecided.

Captain Beefheart's 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing

 Listen to the birds
That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere.

2. Your guitar is not really a guitar Your guitar is a divining rod
Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you're good, you'll land a big one.

3. Practice in front of a bush 
Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush dosen't shake, eat another piece of bread.

4. Walk with the devil 
Old Delta blues players referred to guitar amplifiers as the "devil box." And they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you're bringing over from the other side. Electricity attracts devils and demons. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.

5. If you're guilty of thinking, you're out 
If your brain is part of the process, you're missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.

6. Never point your guitar at anyone 
Your instrument has more clout than lightning. Just hit a big chord then run outside to hear it. But make sure you are not standing in an open field.

7. Always carry a church key 
That's your key-man clause. Like One String Sam. He's one. He was a Detroit street musician who played in the fifties on a homemade instrument. His song "I Need a Hundred Dollars" is warm pie. Another key to the church is Hubert Sumlin, Howlin' Wolf's guitar player. He just stands there like the Statue of Liberty-making you want to look up her dress the whole time to see how he's doing it.

8. Don't wipe the sweat off your instrument 
You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.

9. Keep your guitar in a dark place
When you're not playing your guitar, cover it and keep it in a dark place. If you don't play your guitar for more than a day, be sure you put a saucer of water in with it.

10. You gotta have a hood for your engine 
Keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house, the hot air can't escape. Even a lima bean has to have a piece of wet paper around it to make it grow.