Posted by Tanner M. at 4:41 PM
I knew he'd come - or at least, he'd drop my pressent off at the Williston UPS branch. I was so excited to see that cute little green package, (wrapped so professionally, with such austerity...) I just had to open it! Even thought it was 5 days after christmas...
Posted by Tanner M. at 5:45 PM
"... There were 6 or 7 of us, in the tiny, spare, filthy kitchen of my 4th floor walk-up, and we smoked this thing that tasted like we were smoking tires-- no, it was worse, it was more concentrated, like we were funneling a buring tire dump right into our lungs. But I kid you not, it was like this: you got the joint, took a long toke, tried to hold it in a bit, and as you passed it to the person nest to you-- yeah, about the time it left your fingers and you tried to bring your hand back-- you were peaking. You were high like you're high at the very peak of an acid trip-- you know, the thing you have 2 or 3 hours of acclimating to, that state that you actually bloom into...you know the point I'm talking about. Well, imagine going from stone sober to Stonehenge in 3 seconds-- yeah, all of a sudden your hand, the one that just passed a joint, is now a Wandering Jew that needs watering, but your other hand is no where to be found so in order to save the dying plants life, you manage to convince everyone/thing (you're not so sure what the hell that thing is that is standing where Allison was a second ago, but....) to spit on your hand-plant. And it'd be like that for, oh, 10 minutes ... and within 30, you were sober again ...."|the rest|
Posted by Tanner M. at 1:21 PM
You're all cordially invited to join us at our centrally located (next to the church at the top of church st.) Apartment to ring in the new year, bring drinks, we'll provide the snacks (unless you're a seamonster, then bring snacks too... cause you guys are good cooks.) expect some rug cutting, some under the mistletoe cuddling, and some old grudge shrugging.
Ipod sets by Myself, Ben Hedstrom and Greg Davis, and at some point Todd w/ kick something over. Hopefully not the tree, or my cat. If you plan on stopping by let me know so i can get an idea as to how many of you to expect. Happy Holidays and Cya then!
WHEN: .... December 31st
WHERE: 12 CLARKE STREET APT# 1 (just off pearl, across from Parima.)
Posted by Tanner M. at 12:40 PM
Posted by Tanner M. at 10:23 AM
Outside of my recent, almost entirely all consuming obsession with New Order, I've had the chance to give a few new and excellent albums a go through. And since yesterday my obsession finally peaked w/ the arrival of the 18 N.O. albums (movement up to Technique), 12" and 7"s i won on Ebay, i may soon have even more time to put towards listening to new music...
Or maybe i could start a NO remix project... yeah....
Wow! We haven't been this smitten with a debut release in quite a while. Didn't know much about this Baltimore duo but we do know, the second this record we laid ears on this the first time, we were immediately seduced by the glorious sounds within. Hazy, daydreaming pop with equal parts magic, mystery and dreamy darkness, all drenched in beautiful melodies and sincere sensuality. Kind of made us think of Broadcast taking a warm bubble bath with Coco Rosie. Lights out, candles burning, bubbles floating, reverb dripping. There is a timelessness in these songs that is so evocative, Warhol's factory, a summer twilight in Southern California in the '70s, an abandoned art studio in the UK. You can never quite put your finger on exactly where these songs are drawn from but in the end it's music truly unique and wonderful. A mysterious voice, a haunting presence and songs carry you off, eyes closed, to somewhere much more enchanting then wherever you really are. So nice!
Posted by Tanner M. at 10:20 AM
Posted by Tanner M. at 11:07 AM