I’ve changed my mind about BRMC (again)… to pro, of course. I forgive them for the stupid rock and roll revision diatribe, as they don’t sound nearly as stolidly retro in the way that they first hinted. Superficially, they sound like a band that I confessed that I knew nothing about last summer….. the Jesus and Mary Chain (another near future massive download candidate.) Yeah, I’m definitely behind the curve on them, but it’s nice to know that every single backwards looking group of the moment is not looking to the same sources of Pebbles comps and NY punk.
The CD burner is working. Burned Clinic’s Walking with Thee last night as well as Paul Burch’s Last of My Kind. Have still not listened to either in depth, but a cursory listen of Cliic was slightly disappointing. It sounded more fully produced, and it’s the raggedness i like about the band. They never seemed to be truly a garage band, but there was a skeletal rickety nature to the music that is less evident. In the few minutes I spent skimming through the album, it sounded like a more accomplished band, playing at being Clinic, but wondering if the music was too simple for them now. Yeah, yeah, i shall recant later this week proclaiming my love for it later.
Today’s scheduled for the Dismemberment Plan. I downloaded a couple of songs before the loss of the computer, but they never made an impression on me. “Ellen & Ben” is on regular rotation on KLSU, and when i first heard it on very low, I cursed it as generic indie rock with a guy with a thin voice. I kick myself, but the Dismemberment Plan seems to be a band not best played with a lot of background noise to distort the music, as a lot of the pieces that mean most to me is lost to my ears. Again, obvious thing to say, but I can pick a lot of things out at the lowest of volumes, yet everything that hooks me about DP keeps getting lost on the lo-fi of a signal of a weak radio. I hate being too much of a technophile, believing that the equipment that I’m listening to the music on might be as important as the music itself.
Listening to that accursed alt-rock station at work, and then a pop station, i caught on that the new No Doubt album is exiled from alt-rock. Curiously, songs from thatReturn of Saturn album are played regularly on the alt-rock one instead. It’s hard to figure out why the programmers have decided that the new album is pop, and not alt. I thought it was just better?
The kind fellow who helped me find my beloved singing robot song turns out to be part of a relatively big music site (as i tried it the other day, only to get a server busy error thingamajig) that everyone else has already linked to, but I need to link it to remember to read it faithfully, Oligarchist Home Journal
On the ride back from Lake Charles yesterday (picking up radioactive urine…. i probably shouldn’t explain that…) I wound up tuning into Rush Limbaugh accidentally, while searchign for any new station. (West Louisiana is a desert for the radio.) that idiot, who normally I would never bother to listen to, was justifying the plan to create a ministry of disinforfation and propaganda in the Pentagon, to muddy the truth in all news organizations outside fo the U.S. because apparently, outside the borders of the United States, free speech and free press do not apply. The bastard kept invokign the name of Bill Clinton, saying that the liberals thought it was okay for him to lie. It made no sense obviously. It was not okay for Bill Clinton to lie, but he was lying to protect himself from intrusion into his personal life, and he didn’t attempt to make it an official function or power of the Oval Office. Whatever misconduct he indulged in was not institutionalized as a part of the government, like this bizarre ministry of propaganda. It’s pretty much fact that the governemnt spreads disinformation already, whatever administration is in office, but to make it an official function is to give it a legitimacy that is undeserved and unhealthy for a democray.
Yeah, it’s foolish for me to have let the radio set on Limbaugh even for a moment, but his illogical excuse for an argument let me figure out exactly what is so wrong i my own words.
So has there been any followup yet on the anthrax mailer suspect connected to the government? Have not seen more on this anywhere.
Hopefully I’ll have the chance to write the personal emils later, but I must thank everyone who has been checking my site so regularly to see if I was ever going to start again. My hits have actually gone down since I lurched to a slow start this week, but that means that some of you must have been checking a couple of times per day. Bles your twist little hearts, y’all. It’s most kind of several of you to attempt to alert people that I’m posting again, as the compliments are most kind, and i don’t know quite how to react to them. Thanks.