Wednesday, May 31, 2006
My predicted top 10 will be very different from my actual top 10 by the end of the week. I feel sad putting Bunnygrunt so far down the list but Karen isn't playing with them and WTF is Bunnygrunt without her? Darren Hanlon in the afternoon is an insult but alas, who knows what will happen in the meantime. I hope that John Darnielle has time to hang out with us lowly attendees.
10. Ponies In the Surf
8. Gordon Lamb
7. Cars Can Be Blue
6. Keith John Adams
5. The Cocker Spaniels
4. The Besties
3. The Smittens
2. Darren Hanlon
1. The Mountain Goats
Although I'm already falling in love with oh-OK
AND I'm reposting this message from the Olympia Punk Indie Underground Music List.
hi Oly listers:
If you have not already, please sign one of the petitions to pressure congress to preserve net neutrality.
net neutrality keeps internet access time roughly the same for us to access all sites. If we do not have this, then larger corporations, or anyone with more capital will reserve the faster channels of internet access for themselves and leave the rest of us to the congested lane. At it's worst conclusion, they could even render sites essentially useless by making them have such worthlessly slow connections, or block them all together.
here are some real world examples outlined from It's Our Net
If you are a consumer – a Mom looking for healthcare information to protect your family; a home-school parent using the Internet as part of your education plan; an email user staying in touch with your family and friends – you will have a degraded slower Internet experience with certain Web sites. Some Web sites will even be unavailable unless additional fees are paid.
If you are a small business, you may not be able to survive online. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you may be impeded from provided the “next big thing” on the Internet.
Schools & Churches
If you are a small non-profit organization, like a church or a school, you may not be able to get your messages out to congregants or student families without paying more.
the internet is an oddly egalitarian phenomena in an american society ever increasingly ruled by cabals and capital.
please sign the petition!!
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Autographed Disposible Cameras with photos from celebrities For MIX NYC, a Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. I'm impressed with both the concept and the "celebrities" that agreed to do it...although "celebrity" seems a bit pompous, or something...J.D. from Le Tigre, Daniella Sea from the Gr'ups/Cypher in the Snow/the L Word, porn star Alan Cummings, Jon from Pansy Division, Vaginal Davis, author Jonathan Letham etc. basically people I find fascinating...
Mark Rothkop's Ride Across America to raise money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Alternately, you can order yourself some goodies from his label Magic Marker and they'll donate 20% of the sale (I suggest Tullycraft, All Girl Summer Fun Band, Dear Nora, Boy Crazy, the first Kissing Book...okay, it's ALL really good)
The lineup for What the Heck Fest has been announced. I am seriously reconsidering pursuing a career that requires working nights and weekends. I will not be there.
Homo A Gogo is happening again this year. I'm excited to see Tender Forever (because she moved back to France) and Vaginal Davis (who I saw ten years ago at the DirtyBird Queercore Festival in SF and, well, never forgot) . I'll probably be working the concessions booth and making out with people from out of town.
I will however, be at the Athens Popfest although I am getting worried about the lack of lineup announcements, at the very least the Mountain Goats have been confirmed.
And I'm doing my best to make it to the New England Popfest because it really would make me incredibly sad to miss all those bands.
Is it just me or is the tone of this post really uneven?
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Okay, moderately right, as I picked up the PA and the monitors were shot and there was only one mic stand. But I ran back to my apartment to grab a handstamp and my neighbor in the hall had a mic stand for me to borrow.
About forty people showed up for Rose Melberg. This is an excellent turn out where she gets money and I don't lose any as the promoter.
Happy Birthday to Neal of the Snow Fairies, who just happens to share a birthday with Dennis Driscoll. So I passed my cell phone around at the show and he got birthday wishes from Dennis, Charles, and even a Happy Birthday duet from Lois and Rose. "I love indiepop" was his indiepop-list post conclusion. Yes, Neal, I love indiepop too.
Ummmm after cleaning up from the show Seth, Josh, and I went to the BroHo for Tic Tacs (which differ from this recipie, but I'm not sharing ours.) So now I'm happy on Tic Tacs. And I came home and found Ross Beach posted this really nice tour diary about crashing at my place. It was an honor.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The epitome of tweevil might be found in the next bunch of links.
See, I've got this buddy Luke aka Lukachu.
And he is well loved. So well loved in fact, that when he decided to move back to Oly, my neighbor Keith decided he needed a grand welcome.
Sadly, I was at work when Lukachu arrived in his new cage..um...I mean, apartment.
Documenting the Process
Three bits of video:
Filling the floor
Double panic when Lexi loses her ring AND Luke calls ahead of schedule
Frolicking in the final product
Tomorrow I'll shoot something of an actual detailed tour...or a skit...suggestions?
Friday, May 12, 2006
Sell Outs and Stanzas: The Rockstar as Poet
It makes me feel old when this is called emo.
Panic! At the Disco- I Write Sins Not Tragedies
and I'm thinking of somehow educating the teenagers
THIS IS EMO
and listening to the Get Up Kids and Braid and Cursive
THIS IS NOT EMO
(holds up black eyeliner)
EMO REQUIRES CRYING, CRYING MAKES EYELINER RUN, BOYS WHO CRY DON'T WEAR EYELINER
(obvious goth problems aside, but goth sucks more now than it did ten years ago, and that's pretty bad)
I love Mirah.
np: Boyracer "It's Love" (Softies cover) from Lacy's May 2006 Indiepop Mix Tape
Thursday, May 11, 2006
That Stupid Club- Making You Tapes Is Better Than Sex
Is there a term for people who stay on college radio ten years after they finish college or is this a 21st century phenomenon? Somehow this led me to list of dated song lyrics.
Songs by guys I've dated is next, just kidding. I was describing that imaginary mix for Erin at Rec the Place yesterday, it's would be hysterical to make..."la la la la" song followed by "what the hell is this NOISE?" followed by some "ba ba ba ba" ditty and then "what the hell is THIS, noise?" and some "sha-la la la" song and "what the hell IS this noise?"
Hahaha I feel like I'm following the script of Too Much Too Late right now.
I should have learned a lesson from the first time I heard his band That Stupid Club on the radio. The song was "Making You Tapes is Better Than Sex".
Hilarious ESP that he just played Crayon's "Snap Tight Wars" for me and Jim, who was also in That Stupid Club.
Anyway, the point being, I'm going to wander around with my headphones on.