regarding the Gaslight Anthem's American Slang

I'm on listen #4 and I'm still not blown away. Sometimes these things take time, but compared side by side with the first two albums, I'm having trouble finding anything to write home about.

Thoughts, anyone?


Blast from the past

The other day, someone claimed that Jagged Little Pill was the best album of the 90's. I humbly disagreed, but this song has pretty been a pretty potent force in my life for a long time, just about as potent as Daria and combat boots.


Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

This is an album to honor Chris Knox and his contributions to the New Zealand punk scene. The money will go towards helping him recover from a recent stroke. Get it on Amazon today for 3.99. There are a bunch of songs that you will want to hear from people you probably like to listen to if you read this blog, like Jay Reatard, Stephin Merritt, and Jeff Magnum.


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Holy crap, I am late jumping on this bandwagon but I never ever ever want to fall off.


Sometimes I forget

why I even bother listening to anything else. Though it takes an occasional nudge to initiate a revisitation of the old stuff.

Thanks to Charles for reminding me:


Athens Popfest is happening this year!

Tickets are $45. Check out the lineup here.