Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Cass McCombs Hates Me.



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

Chrome's great.

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'.

Are You Familiar Blog

9 comments:

Greg said...

I'm not 32 yet. ;)

nonewnextnowwave said...

toronto is bad news.
enough with the 'clap your hands...'. damn it.

Jay Watts III said...

I haven't even been there for 3 years or something. Jesus.

nate said...

i like to read your blog, you like a lot of the same music i do, and you seem to think like me in that wolf parade is the best band ever. i left a comment on your livejournal, but i don't know if you check that thing. where is the fmusa ep on here already? keep up the fun.

Greg said...

It's not all so bad here in Toronto. I promise :)

Andrew Rose said...

Sue me, Robin; I think the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah stuff is damn good.

They sure as hell don't sound like Wolf Parade though.

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