Monday, August 20, 2007


I'd like to thank everyone who frequents this blog. I also love it when you comment on the content too, and not on spelling "fly-bys".

Michael brought me to a good point tonight: It seems that people (musicians) who purposefully create music to try and establish an aesthetic for that geographic landmark fail more often than not. Thankfully, bands like Hey Rosetta! who are from the obscure Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador don't try to do that. I say this reluctantly, but it's almost agreeable to the relationship indie label Saddle Creek shares with America both geographically and aesthetically. Artists on the label who are located in central America (Beep Beep, Maria Taylor, Azure Ray to name a few) vary uniquely. Contrastingly, one would say Saddle Creek musicians croon like my deaf Sheltie Wishbone, but think of the other "croon-tune-lovin" beasts anchored geographically. Polyvinyl in Illinois, Deep Elm in North Carolina anyone?!?! Regardless, this spark of musical inquiry (social theory of indie music) is interesting.

Here's the track listing to the Thom show.

Hey Rosetta! - Another Pilot
Pinback - Fortress
Spoon - Don't You Evah
Rhume - Snack of Choice
Death From Above 1979 - Black History Month
Rogue Wave - Lake Michigan
Daniel Johnson - Casper
Voxtrot - Loan Shark
Patrick Watson - Man Under The Sea
Caribou - Sundialing
Emily Haines - Succexxy
Final Fantasy - Peach, Plum, Pear
Major Maker - Wonderful
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe In Anything
Land of Talk - Street Wheels
Miracle Fortress - Next Train
Think About Life - The Blue Sun
Ohbijou - Anabacus
The National - Minor Star of Rome
The Russian Futurists - Your Big Brown Eyes and My Big Broke Heart
Small Sins - Stay
Sea Snakes - Conception Bay South
The Weakerthans - Utilities
Jim Guthrie - Nighttime/Anytime
The Blankket - Hey Ya!
The Phonemes - Municipalities
Matias Rozenberg - Small Fires Burn Bright
The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Spy Machine Sixteen - Autobiography: Some notes on what's been called "Internalized" racism

1 comment:

Pat Craven Radio Program said...

oh god. spy machine sixteen.....