07/25/2012 Leave a comment
“Bring your girlfriends, but don’t expect to leave with them.”
Hope y’all had fun at the MeetFactory!
punk slime ALL OF THE time
05/24/2012 Leave a comment
Here’s a great article by Beverly Bryan entitled, “Sunshine, Rainbows, and Canada’s Peach Kelli Pop”: http://www.mtviggy.com/articles/sunshine-rainbows-and-canadas-peach-kelli-pop/
I love this desciption of the self-titled PKP debut: “The 2010 release is a true pop confection for people who believe in love and put chocolate syrup on foods that aren’t supposed to have chocolate syrup on them. The cherry on top is the way she makes lyrics about dreamy boys sound heartfelt no matter how tried and true the rhymes.”
03/02/2012 Leave a comment
The Sinbusters in May 2011
While searching for pictures for my upcoming New Highway Hymnal show review I came across this cool blog, Oblivious Burbling run by Anne Cook. The blog features many entertaining photos and documents various shows and other events around the Greater Boston area including some kickass KLYAM endorsed bands such as New Highway Hymnal, The Sinbusters, and the heavenly Hurricanes of Love. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been anything posted since last June, but it is a neat look at some interesting happenings around Boston in 2010 and 2011. Anne describes it best hereself, “A chronicle of my travels through music, art and events. Photos and blurbs about music performances, art exhibits, happenings by and with my friends.”- Oblivious Burbling
Here’s the link, check it out! http://obliviousburbling.blogspot.com/
01/22/2012 Leave a comment
“I’m not sure if it’s nostalgia or if it’s actually good—I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s good. I love it.”*- Moses Archuleta, drummer for Deerhunter on “The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” but inadvertantly explaining how I feel about the 90s in general.
Indeed it was a great show and I love it too!
* This quote is taken from L.A. Record’s interview with Moses/Deerhunter. Here’s a link: http://larecord.com/interviews/2007/04/12/deerhunter-there-was-noise-and-it-was-cool
12/04/2011 Leave a comment
From 1987-2002 Fugazi toured the world and documented nearly all of it. This is really exciting for me since I’m a big fan as I can imagine this is big news for millions of other fans. Just to reiterate how special this is, here is a quote from the above linked NPR article/interview: “Not 850 tracks, or even 850 hours — 850 shows.”
This is pretty amazing and just goes to show how important documentation can be for the arts. Even in hiatus, the band still manages to create unique experiences for their fans, unlike any other artist past or present.
11/21/2011 Leave a comment
This is truly one of my all time favorite movie scenes. On the surface it appears to be nothing, just random shots, but within the context of the whole film it serves a purpose- a sort of bizarre PSA, like this is what will happen to you if you get too fucked up beyond repair. There’s also an eerie calmness to the scene (perfectly complemented by the music, incredible soundtrack) that stood out to me from my initial viewing nearly five years ago. The shots that linger on the various, “lost,” homeless residents of NYC are tragically beautiful. It should be noted to those have not seen Kids (1995) (a high crime indeed WATCH IT NOW!) that this is the second to last scene in the film and it serves as a transitional scene; it sets the audience up for the eye opening, disturbing finale. This is probably my favorite scene in the entire picture because it exists on its own, but it also ties in with the work as a whole. Lastly, the fact that the scene is set in the early hours of the morning not only gives a certain quiet aesthetic to it as I mentioned earlier, but also makes the images we see in front of us feel routine, like this is normal, this is how it always is and always will be. Sad, but true.
OR “A wake up call to the world!” as Janet Maslin said in her New York Times review. Here’s a link: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/134786/Kids/overview
Anybody else affected by this scene? Love Kids? Hate it? Post a comment.
10/20/2011 Leave a comment
Cartman Vs. the Principal and other teachers on the humor (or lack thereof) of another student defecating in his own pants during school:
“OK, but you probably understand that, for Pete, it isn’t that funny. For him it’s embarrassing and terrifying.” – Principal
“Heh heh. Right. That’s why it’s super funny. To me.” – Cartman, from last night’s episode, “Bass to Mouth,” Season 15, Episode 3. Courtesy of http://cliqueclack.com/tv/2011/10/19/south-park-bass-to-mouth/
08/24/2011 Leave a comment
“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. “
“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”
“Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels. “