This is my favorite clip from Fearless Freaks. It’s also especially poignant to me today because of the robbery and fatal shooting at a bar near my house last night. So sad.
I like this:
If I were running for President of the United States and The Strokes were my opponents, my attack ads would definitely paint them as elitists. I mean, come on, Upper West Side indie rockers with rich parents? The ads would write themselves.
Also, I think I’d add Sufjan Stevens to my ticket to get the evangelical vote. Another brilliant move from my campaign.
“One, two, three, four. Chickens just back from the shore. I love counting. Counting to the number 4.”
For no reason at all, here’s Pavement playing “Here” in Belgium 1992:
God I love that band.
Brodie Stove was a great Atlanta band who had to break up when their singer Thom moved up North. Here’s a video Thom just posted for one of their songs. Let’s viral this baby up if only for the great lyric “The only fear in dying is people finding your weird things.”
Years ago, a band I was in went on a 10 day tour with Moe Tucker. Some day I’ll write a post about that, but now is not the time. Anyway, Moe’s band would end pretty much every set of that tour with “Bo Diddley“, her tribute to the man. Whenever I hear the famous Bo Diddley beat, I think of that tour. Good times.
R.I.P., Bo Diddley. Here he is at his peak:
This song came up on my iPod during my morning commute. It was the perfect soundtrack to my MARTA ride. If you’re not familiar with Daniel Johnston, I highly recommend renting The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Such a great documentary.
This song has been covered by a few people over the years. You can check out some of them at Hype Machine.
The Feelies perform ‘Away’ live on TV in 1988. This takes me back.
I received an email this morning from my former Luigi band mate, Michelle. This was in Luigi‘s Myspace inbox this morning:
I just stumbled upon your mighty jams and I think they’re great!
That is the coolest thing ever. My musical career has been officially validated.