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Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Someday I'll have time to post again...

Thursday, May 08, 2008

uh huh

Exactly one post in the past year. Good stuff. Anyway, I am still alive and well. My daughter is now two years old and I've got another due at the beginning of July which helps explain my complete lack of participation in this blog. Most of my music links are still active however and I have continued to add lots of great stuff to my collection which I would love to share at some point. I just don't know when. So please continue to enjoy the existing stuff, take a trip through the archives...it's fun. I'll try and keep the gap between posts less than three months apart but no promises, LOL!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Something Like a Mahna Mahna (Revisited)

Originally posted on July 15, 2005

So a couple years ago a buddy of mine and myself somehow had a conversation about mashing up the song "Phenomenon" by LL Cool J and the "Mahna Mahna" song from the Muppet Show. Neither of us being experts, or having any experience really, doing mash-ups we threw together a little diddy with the idea we had. I have recently received a handful of requests for a new link since the original no longer worked so here it is again for everyone to enjoy.

P.S. I never really realized how repetitive and annoying the song "Phenomenon" was until listening to it over and over while working on this.

McBoozo the Clown

(click the picture above to download the mp3!)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Earl Greyhound

Earl Greyhound is one of the most exciting bands I've heard in a long time. As members of the explosion of the regeneration of the power trio along with bands like Rose Hill Drive and Wolfmother, they have produced an incredibly exciting and absolutely rocking debut album. The album features crunchy guitars, solid bass playing, thundrous drums and high adrenaline vocals in the same tradition of bands of the 70s like Led Zeppelin, Cream and Jimi Hendrix. It's loud, it's powerful and it's fantastic. Earl Greyhound is set apart from a lot of these power trios in that they have a female member. Bassist Kamara Thomas also sings background vocals (and lead on a few tracks) and adds an interesting dimension to the band's sound. Frontman Matt Whyte delivers most of the vocals and some shearing guitar work especially his soloing work on tracks like "Monkey" and "I'm the One." Drummer Big Ricc Sheridan could not be more aptly named. His drumming is absolutely earth-shaking. The band is incredibly dynamic providing lots of contrast in volume, texture, rhythm and overall feel. The writing on this album is absolutely incredible. Great lyrics and exciting arrangements make Soft Targets a must for any lover of the power trio. Standout tracks include "S.O.S." "Monkey" "It's Over," and "All Better Now." An incredibly exciting album from a band with amazing potential. I can't wait for the next one.

Earl Greyhound - Soft Targets
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Track List:
1. S.O.S.
2. All Better Now
3. It's Over
4. Like a Doggy
5. Monkey
6. Good
7. Back and Forth
8. Yeah I Love You
9. Fashion
10. Two Weeks
11. I'm the One

Buy It Here

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Dead Milkmen...yay!

To most, this was not the Milkmen's last great album. After they blew everyone away with 'Big Lizard' , let them down with 'Eat Your paisley', built up hopes with 'Bucky Fellini", then blew 'em away a second time with 'Beezlebubba' (featuring MTV fave 'Punk Rock Girl'), this record, a bit more polished than previous albums, looks in hindsight like the first steps into weaker territory. But it is not so. Different though it may be, Metaphysical Grafitti is still freakin' awesome. "Methodist Coloring Book" rocks the friggin' house, as does "I Hate You, I Love You". Ditto "Brown Nose" and "Now Everybody's Me" , which also make you laugh. "Beige Sunshine" and "Anderson, Walkman, Buttholes and How!" are just weird. Good weird. Plus you'll learn all about Sarah Jane, Cousin Earl, and Billy Boheggis, and you NEED to know about them, if you want to think of yourself as a well-rounded, educated individual. Or if you ever want to have porno sex.

Dead Milkmen - Metaphysical Graffiti
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Track List:
1. Beige Sunshine
2. Do The Brown Nose
3. Methodist Coloring Book
4. Part 3
5. I Tripped Over The Ottoman
6. The Big Sleazy
7. If You Love Somebody, Set Them On Fire
8. Dollar Signs In Her Eyes
9. In Praise Of Sha Na Na
10. Epic Tales Of Adventure
11. I Hate You, I Love You
12. Now Everybody's Me
13. Little Man In My Head
14. Anderson, Walkman, Buttholes And How!
15. Cousin Earl

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007


The son of country legend Bobby Bare, Bare Jr.'s music bears only a passing resemblance to that of his father. Sure, there's plenty of traditional country roots that can be heard in the grooves of Boo-Tay -- how could you grow up in Nashville during the '70s with folks like Johnny Cash and George Jones hanging around your house and not soak up some of their influence? For Bare Jr., however, country is not a means to an end but rather another ingredient to throw into an energetic musical gumbo that includes healthy portions of Southern rock and punkish intensity. The songs on Boo-Tay don't just pour out of your stereo speakers, they reach out and grab you by the ears, Bare Jr. kicking out the jams with a vigor that surely had Hank Williams spinning in his grave. Bare's wonderfully imperfect vocals often spiral out of control like a drunken dervish, while guitarist Mike Grimes tears off fleshy, razor-sharp riffs like some sort of bloodthirsty predator. Bare's songs tread familiar lyrical ground, albeit with his own peculiar individual fingerprints, the subject matter on Boo-Tay ranging from self-loathing and lost innocence to betrayal and woefully unrequited love. Cuts like "The Most," "Faker," "Why Don't You Love Me," and the wickedly dark "I Hate Myself" (written with family friend Shel Silverstein) are overflowing with brilliant imagery, not-so-subtle wordplay, and hard-rocking instrumentation, the band adding just enough twang to convince you that they hail from Nashville. One of the more auspicious debut albums of the late '90s, Bare Jr. the band delivered a swift kick to the backside of alternative country and country-rock poseurs alike with Boo-Tay.

Bare Jr. - Boo-tay
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