The Replacements – Black Diamond: Fast punkish version of the bad Kiss song.
Rovo – Vida: Speedy, drum led tunes from this relatively obscure Japanese band.
Husker Du – Sunshine Superman: I loaded all the old Husker albums on the iPod after reading the Husker Du biography that was released a year or so ago.
Chainsaw Kittens – She’s Gone Mad: The quiet ending to the frantic last few songs on Tyson Meade’s band’s debut, Violent Religion.
MGI Feat. Olga Noel – Les Chrysanthemes Mix: Bouncy tune from the ever-interesting Moscow The Sex The City The Music compilation, albeit not one of the best tracks from the CD.
Peter Holsapple / Chris Stamey – She Was The One: Great song from their post-dB’s release, Mavericks.
Tomorrow is Already Here – Favorite Son: Garret’s album!
Enablers – Mediterranean: Creepy spoken word over random music; I think they are trying to sound like Slint.
A foggy midday.
A clearing late afternoon.
And finally, a blue sky evening.
Stereolab – Baby Lulu: Pretty standard, if not a big progressive, Stereolab song.
Lou Barlow – Open Door War: Classic lo-fi.
Angelo Badalamenti – Mulholland Drive: The title track from the creepy soundtrack.
Afghan Whigs – Moon River: Yes, that “Moon River.”
The Paper Chase – My Death: Happily, back to the creepy.
Pigalle – Sens Comme Le Temps Il Est Lourd: The ever fun French punk band.
Angelo Badalamenti – The Beast: I have a feeling I know what movie I’m going to watch when I go home.
Sonic Youth – Paperbag: From an experimental SYR release, noisy music with Kim Gordon’s dry vocals.
Would you think less of me if I said I had to look up the spelling of “meerkat?”
Mouse Room, sometimes referred to as the bug room, but quite unofficially the critter room, is typically off limits for the cats, perhaps for obvious reasons.
Monty likes to follow me into Mouse Room. He never seems to care about the terrarium tanks or the peanut butter jar ecosystems. It is just his opportunity to claim territory as well as get some isolated attention.
Last night, Monty looked up and saw Mousy for the first time.
Other than the big eyes (which are trademark big, big Monty Eyes), it was really an uneventful happening. Monty stared and stared at Mousy for the longest time. Mousy seemed a little more nervous than normal, but then, Mousy is a mouse, so even that could be an exaggeration on my part.
We left shortly thereafter, and Mousy went back to his mousy ways.
Technically, in the spare room in a terrarium tank next to the millipedes and sow bugs.
I ponder from time to time that it isn’t the best environment for a mouse. But if it is a choice between the tank and under our range, I’ll choose the former. Additionally, if I exile him to the outdoors and he eventually finds himself in a house that doesn’t quite care for the well being of a mouse as we do, he may come to appreciate his current home.
And, in case anybody is wondering, our cats are way too fat and lazy to catch him, let alone do any harm, if it were to come down to that.
Elevator To Hell – Made For You: Speedy lo-fi.
Boris – Key: Transitional song on the latest heavy release from the band.
Wumpscut – Down Where We Belong: recent addition to the iPod of this brash industrial-synth album.
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians – Lady Waters & The Hooded One: I like this muted, fast-paced style of Hitchcock song, even if I don’t really listen to his storytelling throughout the music.
Venetian Snares – Gentleman: Back to the brash synth.
Rush – Beneath, Between, and Behind: Interesting transition between songs and timelines, especially when the older tunes didn’t focus of maxing out the gain on the recording.
Chainsaw Kittens – Sore On The Floor: The early, hard-pop sound of Tyson Meade.
Amon Tobin – Morning Ms. Candis: From the fantastic new ISAM album.
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There is no hole deep enough to stifle the sound of protest
There is no man ridiculous enough to quiet the world
Maria Alyokhina must be freed
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Contemplating Silent Wishes
Contemplating Silent Wishes, the second release from Fertanish, presents minimalist, experimental rhythms and sounds that patiently travel through a complicated and mesmerizing composition.
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