Strangeways Here We Come

The internet is a very strange animal. You can obtain virtually anything your heart desires. Soap, movies, macrame, old toys, alligator boots, bags, books, music, blah blah blah. You get the idea. What many people seem to forget or completely turn their nose up at, is finding friendship online. There’s such a stigma attached to it. I’m sure some of you are getting all goose-bumpy just thinking about it.

But with wide-spread acceptance of what the “professionals” like to call Social Networking, it’s much more acceptable to form relationships online, be they for business, friendship or romantic. Which leads me to my point of this posting. Faster than usual I might add. Look at me, I’m growing. A friend of mine (who I initially met online) has decided to fly in the face of danger and start a record label. I think when he started this venture he had a coif Samson would have died for. Well, everything has a price.

Now we’ve come to the heart of the matter. Some of you may have seen through my ruse. Yes, it’s true. This post is nothing but a shameless plug. Even I’m not above such a thing, but since I strongly believe in what he’s trying to accomplish, I will always stand on the street corner in my best leather skirt and heels.

So without any more jawing from me I give you:

 

The
On Another Note Presents:  LAUNCH PARTY!!!!!

launchparty

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I’d still pimp this, even if I didn’t design the poster. 😉
Hope to see you all there!!!

M83 Mezzanine, San Francisco

For starters; I must apologize for the lack of updates lately. I’ve been a bit busy as of late. Besides, I haven’t really had anything to write about. I’m sure my 3 faithful readers will understand.

So…M83. Caught the show last night at Mezzanine in San Francisco. I really don’t have too much time to blather on about the gig since I’m writing this post when I should be working. So I’ll try to sum it up as quickly as possible with little or no filler for my anti-rambling readers. 😛

  • Amazing sound
  • Morgan Kibby is mesmerizing
  • Great atmosphere
  • Eclectic mix of people
  • The band was flawless
  • Lots of head bobbing and bouncing was the standard
  • Met some great people (thank you Michele)

Sitting here in my office, dead tired from lack of sleep, I can honestly say it was well worth losing a few extra hours of time with Mr. Sandman. Even after noticing that a few of my favorite tunes weren’t in the set list,  it was still a great show. Completely fueled by the band’s genuine desire to entertain. When the last notes slowly wafted up into the rafters, it was very apparent they succeeded.

Five By Five: Week Two

It’s that time again kiddies. Five albums in five words or less. Ready, steady, go!

2rave

The Raveonettes
Pretty In Black
Because it’s cool Daddy-O!

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2beach

Beach House
Devotion

Three words: Heart Of Chambers.

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2pale

Pale Fountains
Pacific Street

The Smiths meet The Housemartins.

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2secret

The Secret Machines
Now Here Is Nowhere

Boom Boom goes the drum!

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2phoenix

The Phoenix Foundation
Happy Ending

C’mon, a song about Gandalf!

There’s your five for the week, but I must mention another “band” I stumbled across this weekend. The Sonic Executive Sessions aren’t really a band in the traditional sense, but a group of studio journeymen that record songs during their down time. With an obvious nod to Jellyfish, these guys need to put out an album right now! Check out their MySpace page and give them a listen.

Constant reminder

Certain songs and/or albums when listened to, immediately convey a place, a feeling, a time or more specifically a person.  These are just a few songs that fit into that category for me. I’ll leave it up to you to guess which selection they should be filed under.

  • The Raveonettes – Uncertain Times
  • Yaz – Only You
  • XTC – That Wave
  • Aztec Camera – Oblivious
  • Slowdive – Option One
  • Smiths – Hand In Glove
  • Stranglers – Golden Brown
  • Secret Machines – First Wave Intact
  • Of Montreal – It’s Just So
  • Talk Talk – I Believe In You
  • BoB Marley – Three Little Birds
  • Love & Rockets – Saudade
  • Kate Bush – Aerial
  • Peter Murphy – The Sweetest Drop
  • Bjork – Cocoon

I suppose I should end here. I could easily map out my entire life via song, but the aforementioned are what’s been on a constant loop in my mind’s music player lately.

Tune in tomorrow for Five By Five Part 2.

Five By Five: Week One

It has been brought my attention I have a tendency to…ramble. Well, duh. It’s going to happen. Can’t be helped. Edit shmedit! But to show I am not without listening skills, I give you Five By Five. A weekly(?) installment of five random albums I enjoy described in five words or less*

1jelly

Jellyfish
Bellybutton

Oozing with fuzzy, fruity goodness
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1gang

Gang of Four
Entertainment

Erratic, buzzing and oh…funky!

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1jeff

Jeff Buckley
Grace

Croon on Jeff, croon on.

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1bird

The Bird And The Bee
The Bird And The Bee
Springtime soundtrack. Now sans stingers.

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1xtc

XTC
English Settlement

Pastoral perfection in aural form.


*Please note this is NOT a best of list, so if you don’t see certain famous recordings within, don’t get yourself riled up. Some things are just obvious.



Exactly

This is what I was talking about.

From the Round File Pt. 1

From time to time my mind belches out random musings that don’t really have a home in terms of an actual blog. Quick snippets that don’t really belong anywhere, save for the refuse pile. This happens more often than I care to admit and could be a very big reason why I don’t post here as often as I should. Who wants to read a blog overflowing with nothing but bullet points anyway?

But they have to go somewhere, these thoughts. So why not spew them all over this page in an unorganized, smelly mess? That sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Besides, then LG won’t have to be the only one forced to suffer the constant barrage of these mental hiccups. So for now, and possibly in the future I shall stick my proverbial finger down my throat and hoark up whatever decides to stick to the page. The remaining bits shall be hosed down by my blog servant Grog.

  • No matter what show you attend, you will ALWAYS spot someone wearing a Misfits t-shirt.
  • Interpol, Coldplay and Bloc Party suffer from S.T.W.T.S syndrome (Shot the wad too soon)
  • I don’t care about your bling, bitches, vehicles or paper. Most of which are rented anyway.
  • There is only one Elvis and his name is Costello.
  • You’re not edgy if you enter the pit at a Dave Matthews show.
  • PBR is not the hip ironic gig beer. It’s just damned disgusting.
  • Karen O should send residual checks to Siouxsie Sioux.
  • The RIAA is the devil.
  • Ditto for Corey Hart.
  • It’s a good assumption that the worst song on the album will ultimately be the first single.
  • Movie stars should not form bands.
  • Bands should not be movie stars.
  • The term mosh makes me cringe.
  • Rave pants are very funny.
  • Cell phones have replaced lighters at shows.
  • Please MTV, for the love of all that is holy…stop. Stop right now!
  • Kill your radio
  • If Metallica and Madonna can get into the RnR Hall, there’s still hope for Menudo.
  • Lars Ulrich is a tool.
  • Blip.fm is just as annoying as it is addicting.
  • Rolling Stone is now shite.
  • Fergie is really a transexual who used to be named Francis.
  • There should be an 80’s based snyth band called Jelly Shoes.

Of course I could go on and on for days, but seeing as how I’m banging this out at my place of employment, I suppose I should actually do something remotely resembling work.

Now get out!