Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Zelda Pinwheel - our Diamonds so quiet

One of my favorite bands, Zelda Pinwheel, had been sadly on hiatus for a little while. Their records are always beautiful, and their live shows are always stunning, and the last few releases saw them get closer and closer to capturing their performances.

Happily, they're back from hiatus with a new full-length, our Diamonds so quiet on earSnake records. They seem to manage to get one out every year. My band has only managed to put out two EPs in four years, I think this is Stephen and crew's fourth full-length in five; the guy puts me to shame with his abundance of output. A band that grows by leaps and bounds with every record and every live performance, I can't wait to hear the whole disc. Especially given the preview track.

Congratulations, guys!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tiger Woods, Barak Obama, What's the Difference?

All black people look alike in Republican eyes.

Also, is this a way of calling Uncle Tom on Barak as well? I doubt this douchebag thinks things through like that.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Ebichu the House-cleaning Hamster

Only Gainax would do this. Only they would make it awesome.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

When did record reviews turn into steaming turds?

Oh that's right:

When Trent Reznor got his Just Blaze on last year to produce the Saul Williams slam-opera The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!, he sent it out into the world through a just-blazed distribution path, biting Radiohead's weeks-old pay-what-you want idea. Then, when not enough people paid actual money for the thing, he bitchily blogged about it.
WTF, Mr. Tom Breihan? You are an imbecile and a cunt. I can't seem to find a permalink to Trent's post, "saul follow up and facts," but I remember it being a rather intelligent discussion of whether or not the experiment worked out and he shared his sales figures -- something no one ever does. It was a big deal, and there wasn't anything bitchy about it! There just wasn't.

Breihan goes on to call the release of Ghosts I-IV another in the "Radiohead model," and I just want to punch my monitor, the way in which he is offering part of the record for free and the rest for really freaking cheap is revolutionary. And to then go on and say it only works for big names without providing any figures (or probably actually knowing anything) showing how it hasn't worked for smaller acts is asinine.

And this is why I never read pitchfork, because every year when I give it a shot, it's the usual load of "I'm going to tear someone down because that makes me awesome," bullshit with a lot of name dropping and calling people out for being copycats.

Heh, and over on the NIN blog:
get a shitty, poorly written "review" of GHOSTS by an asshole who probably didn't listen to the record on Pitchfork: CHECK

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mix Mix Mix Rawk Rawk Rawk

I has made a muxtape, I call think of this one as my "I made it to NYC and I'm doing just fine, thanks" mix.

Speaking of nyc, Meltdowns are playing this Thursday night at Lit.

And then we're playing Saturday at Lamp Post in Jersey City, because Jersey City dances and NYC doesn't.