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    • CommentAuthorgraf
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
    This week I have been obsessed with the Dresden Dolls - I'm probably very late to the party, but wound up in that direction thanks to a Neil Gaiman blog and now can't get enough. Every day I seem to be hooked on a different track, which must be a good sign.

    I am now enjoying a glass of wine and watching their DVD.

    And according to a forum post by Amanda Palmer of said band, her solo album has leaked to the torrent-sphere.
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
    -quite a bit of mindless self indulgence (excluding their new album if, because jimmy urine decided that in order to fully rip off his impressionable teenaged fans, he should start writing crap music)
    -paper rival's dialog
    -elvis costello's brutal youth

    and a bunch of music i listen to every week.
      CommentAuthorTim Bishop
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008 edited
    Something Old: Failure's Magnified and Fantastic Planet. Most words fail me regarding the production on these two (FP in particular); every instrument, every note is in its place. You can choose to focus on any one element of a song, or let the wall of it collapse all around you.

    Something New: Paul Westerberg's new offering 49:00 (available for 49 American pennies, the mechanics of which are discussed elsewhere on Whitechapel). It's not a polished or organized affair by any stretch, but it is entertaining and never dull. I especially love the layering and abrupt cuts. Sounds like your old FM radio antenna's going bad and you're ping-ponging between stations, especially when the Replacements-esque "covers medley" begins. Thanks, Paul.

    Something Borrowed: Mark Lanegan's Here Comes That Weird Chill. Probably the best non-rock voice in rock. Saw him with his Gutter Twins side-project the night before Easter this year and he was goddamned riveting. I've seen him live a few times, but this was different. Still as a statue all night, but projected... life, I guess.

    Something Blue: Superdrag- Wrong Vs. Right Doesn't Matter. It may not be 12-bar structured verses of American Southern drawl and "hellhounds on my trail" (though they are from Tennessee), but if you're spitting out "you're the bastard embalmed in disaster", I'm not going to dispute your blues.

    So that's it, Whitechapel. I'm ready to walk down the aisle.
    • CommentAuthorDragone
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
    Listening to The National - Boxer. Listening the album pretty much on repeat because its providing the perfect backdrop to my melancholy. Was thinking at work how some things sound so much better when you`re feeling depressed or angry or hell even happy. Then how reliable is this reality if it fucking changes constantly. Probably cuz I`ve been obsessing about PK Dick. That my digression, but thats what I`m listening to to today nevertheless. Tommorow may be different. And time for another drink.
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    The new Immortal Technique album, The 3rd World. Properly angry rap music.
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    i still havent heard that new immortal a-hopin i like it as much as the last one
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    And as always, minutes before this topic probably closes, my Sunday radio show this week...

    Madras Special w/Charlie Mariano - Om Vigneshwara

    Mike Marshall/Darol Anger/Vasen - Misch Masch
    Cian Nugent - The Ceremony
    Wildbirds & Peacedrums - I Can't Tell in His Eyes
    Alec K Redfearn & The Eyesores - Screeching Halt
    Felonious Bosch - Cooper's Attic
    Au Revoir Simone - Oh! You Pretty Things
    Varttina - Sepan Poika

    Beck - Youthless
    Sigur Ros - Gobbledogook
    Robyn Hitchcock - Ole! Tarantula
    Slobo Horo - Alisin cocek
    Hurdy Gurdy - Hospolka
    Edward II & The Red Hot Polkas - Swedish Polka
    Mar Dulce - Zitarrosa

    Richard Bliwas - Yarrow Stalk Bridge
    Jeff Gauthier - Sattelites & Sideburns
    Zony Mash - Stompin' at the Cranium
    Joakim & The Disco - A New Career in A New Town
    DJ Dolores - The Mind Inspector
    Sasha Silva - Things Fall Apart
    Niyaz - Tamana (acoustic)

    Todd Sickafoose - Future Flora
    Aranis - Indrigo
    Uakti/Phillip Glass - Paru River
    Boneworks Ensemble - Ark (playing instruments of bone)
    Michael Brook - Breakdown
    Miriodor - Frozen Banzai
    Robert Wyatt - Gharbzadegi
    Stereolab - Contronatura

    Cluster & Eno - Fur Luise
    Richard Pinhas - Tikkun (Part 1)
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
    Right now, "Blonde and Blue", by the Headstones.
      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
    Just got back from a roadtrip to see At The Gates in Pomona, CA. This was the playlist:

    David Bowie - Diamond Dogs/Hunky Dory
    NoFX - Punk In Drublic
    Sublime - 40oz. To Freedom
    A.F.I. - Decemberunderground
    Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate/Generator/Against The Grain
    The Beatles - White Album
    Less Than Jake - Borders & Boundaries/Anthem/In With The Out Crowd
    Om - Conference Of The Birds/Variations On A Theme
    Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
    Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock/How To Clean Everything/Today's Empires. Tomorrow's Ashes/Potemkin City Limits
    Queen - A Day At The Races/Sheer Heart Attack
    Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
    Satan's Monk - The Absolute End Of The World

    I capped it off with:

    NIN - Ghosts

    after returning home and making the rounds with friends.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
    Zach Hill - Astrological Straits
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008
    I am way late to the respective parties, but Santogold and Uffie have insinuated themselves onto my porto-musicorium.