Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Sultans live at Bar Pink 7/15/12

Oh, hey everybody.

You know about the Sultans, right? John Reis in neither his RFTC nor Hot Snakes nor Night Marchers nor Jehu nor Back Off Cupids mode, but rather his stripped-down trio with Tony Di Prima on drums. Broke up in 2007 but prone to the odd one-off reunion show...

This is one, recorded on July 15, 2012 at Bar Pink, which Reis co-owns. It is, as the kids say, SHIT HOT. Nice HD video, stellar sound, and a great performance. Somebody said there should be a vinyl bootleg of this. I couldn't quite do that, but I did download the video, burn it to a DVD, rip the audio (in mp3 cos I couldn't figure out how to do it in a higher quality,) cut it into 23 tracks, and zip it up and post it here for a nice, portable version. Please to dig it.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

You were right when you said this is the end.

Been sitting on this one for a while, no reason not to put it up. It's Built to Spill at the Bowery Ballroom, on November 4, 1998. I got this from my buddy Al Sauer. He had a CD-R bootleg of it, but it's clearly a professional recording. In fact, the last song, an epic version of "Nowhere Nothing Fuck-Up" was released on a promo 7" for "Center of the Universe," which I got back in the college radio days. That's how I was able to verify the recording date, as the bootleg had it wrong.

The setlist here is untouchable: both songs from the BtS/Caustic Resin split! A slower version of "Joyride!" "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain" without Calvin's vocals! A feedback-mottled version of "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi! And SO MUCH MORE, for real. Give it a listen.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Yet more blah blah blah.

Hell, while we're here, you know what? Here's something else you never actually wanted to hear:

A half hour interview with Joe Jackson about Big World.

Yes, I bought this. I am required by Wisconsin law to own every pre-1995 Joe Jackson recording (post-1995, I use my own judgment.) And then I transferred it to digital and uploaded it. For you.

I'm genuinely curious if I get any feedback about this. AT ALL.


I was recently bequeathed a special something by Green Bay's own finest pop-punk export, Boris the Sprinkler. We'll get to that. But! Receiving such a thing had me digging through the archives, for a semi-difficult-to-find BtS MEGAPOST!!!!!LOL!!!

Part the first:


I think this is just about everything that was not on a Boris CD. Including singles, comp tracks, bonus vinyl-only schtuff (this is where I'm missing at least one track, AFAIK) and what-the-fuck-ever. In .flac format because I'M NOT WASTING
MY GODDAMN TIME DOING THIS SHIT JUST SO YOU CAN HEAR A HALF-ASS RIP. Don't forget to download ALL the files, otherwise it'll unzip improperly and you'll feel bitchy.

Part the second:


I recorded this on my 4-track, stereo mics and output from the soundboard. So, I gotta say, it sounds pretty good. Not only is this one of the few (if any) Boris the Sprinkler bootlegs out there, it's a recording of a momentous occasion: Ric Six's last show. Which was in...1997? 1998? Whatever. It was the finest lineup of Boris there was. So here's a s
olid hour of stage banter and the Dukes of Hazzard car horn riff. ALSO IN .FLAC BECAUSE I DID A GOOD JOB, DAMMIT so again, don't forget to download all the parts.

And finally, part the third OMFG......:


Yes indeed, that's right! The legendary Boris the Sprinkler demo tape! So legendary that YOU CAN'T EVEN GOOGLE IT! Or, at least you couldn't. Because here it is!

Enjoy. And totally yell at me if you get mad.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The best things of last year.

So, here's a new experiment. Here are soundcloud streams of my Best-O'-2011 mixes!

Best of 2011 disc one by le furxing vizard

Disc one:

1) Memory Map - Serpent Wings
2) the Go! Team - Buy Nothing Day
3) Wild Flag - Future Crimes
4) The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Belong
5) Torche - Exit Flagger
6) Boris - Party Boy (Japan vinyl mix)
7) Beastie Boys - Say It
8) Death Grips - Thru the Walls
9) Mogwai - Rano Pano
10) Northless - Clandestine Abuse
11) Black Skies - Technologicon
12) Joensuu 1685 - Lost Highway
13) Low - Majesty/Magic
14) Richard Buckner - Hindsight
15) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (live 4ad session)
16) Haunted Heads - This Will Hurt Your Bones

Best of 2011 disc two by The Fucking Wizard

Disc two:

1) Helms Alee - Revel
2) the Blind Shake - O' Rider
3) Obits - Killer
4) Police Teeth - Summertime Bruise
5) Chris Connelly - the Modern Swine
6) Disappears - Hive Mind
7) Absolutely - Possible Pod Bot
8) Spelling Bee - Tectonic Breath (live at Klas Restaurant)
9) Parts and Labor - A Thousand Roads
10) the Soft Moon - Dead Love
11) A.A. Bondy - the Twist
12) implodes - Meadowlands
13) Tammar - Heavy Tonight
14) True Widow - NH
15) Jesu - Brave New World
16) //orangenoise - I Know Everything
17) Crooked Fingers - Heavy Hours
18) Tom Waits - Pay Me

No ranking given or implied. Liner notes and downloadable version if/when I get my ass around to it. 2011 was a bogus year, but the music was fantastic.