Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Super Roots 10

My review of a Boredoms record that only came out in Japan and is basically impossible to find just published in the recently-revived Earplug.


A Japanese grocery store just opened up around the corner from my house. Well, I guess it's been there a few months, but I only noticed it recently. Now that I know, however, I've developed a terrible mochi habit--both the ice cream and the bean paste stuff--and crave it during every waking moment.

Also becoming a problem, green tea ice cream. As it is tea flavored, it's easy to pretend that it's somehow healthier than Ben & Jerry's. This is, however, not the case.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Good Side

My record of the year, even though it came out in 1983. Lifetones was a one-off solo project by This Heat guitarist Charles Bullen, but where This Heat was mired in fear and paranoia For a Reason is all light-vibes and life-affirmation. Six tracks of hypnotic Afro-guitar riffs over heavy dub rhythms and vocal harmonies. Deep! I'm really baffled as to why the hook on "Good Side" hasn't been sampled into a thousand hiphop songs by now.

Pretty sure the MP3s are still posted over on this blog. "Good Side" and "For a Reason" are also posted over on Waxidermy.


It's been a little while since I've updated this thing, obviously.

Not that I've been slouching. No, I've been spending most of my time over at Washington City Paper's music blog Black Plastic Bag, and it seemed sort of unnecessary to drag those items over here. To tell the truth, I fell out of love with the idea of just taking every article I write and re-posting it over here. So, in the Future I'm going to switch things up a little bit, more original content and less self-aggregation.