Cass McCombs - Not the Way
Mellow, ya know. It's humid and hot here in Montreal, one of those days where pre-fixing "hot" with "oppressively" makes complete sense. I still want a coffee, though. Here are a couple of tracks to tide you over. If you live near a lake, use it!
Dead Meadow - Stacy's Song
Aaron Maté, my running drunken debating partner on the Israel-Palestine issue, has his hands in another political battle right now... He's organized a Bring Back Dylan petition and is looking for your support to pressure the higher-ups at one of Montreal's two English-language alternative weeklies, The Hour, to allow Dylan to return to writing about music. Considering the current state of their music coverage, (that is, dismal) they might as well give him a shot. Maté knows more about the twisted inner-workings of the cabalistic group that is currently mismanaging and running that publication into the ground, so I don't feel qualified to do more than maintain the same standards of objectivity that have won this blog world-wide recognition and call for the immediate re-instatement of Mr. Dylan Young. With benefits, too! How can you raise kids on that pittance, O'Meara? SIGN HERE
Chrome - TV As Eyes.mp3
The unashamed enthusiasm that T.dotters show for music that comes about kinda close to getting it right and then squandering it all in a fit of redundant revivalism n' , that is, the lack of bad conscience they seem to exhibit has always been a bit of a bone of contention between me and the Torontonians. Not that they're aware of it, of course, but nonetheless, I wage the battle in my own mind, paranoid and frantic and concerned. I mean, hey, what will I be like at 32?
Anyway, a little taste of that (not a lot, mind you) can be found here - maybe it's good, maybe it's terrible, I'm not judging, just sayin'.