Sunday, September 30, 2007


October is the month where I mope into my hopeless music stage smelling the dead leaves on the ground. Its existence is extemporaneous but I love it.

On that note, this is the first ever Death Cab for Cutie post I've made. Hard to believe such an act would bear no existence in my online persona.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Hot Springs II

I reported on them early, September 19th to be exact, but the CD just came in the mail. Hot Springs' Avalanche still maintains its superb quality. FOR THE RECORD:

Cellophane (4.2/5)
Headrush (4.1/5)
Fog and the Horn (4.5/5)
Annimyystique (4.0/5)


Thursday, September 27, 2007


I don't care what Thom says I like this song...

Today's Playlist

artist song
Flight of the Conchords- I'm Not Crying
The Weakerthans- Utilities
Wintersleep- Weighty Ghost
The Wheat Pool- Emily Carr
Maggie Faye- Lucy Please
Octoberman- Run From Saftey
Oh No- Heavy
Justice- D.A.N.C.E
Sixtoo- Part 2.
Field- The Little Hearts Beats so Fast
The Lady Racers- The Sailor Song
Prefab Sprout- When Love Breaks Down (Acoustic)
Johnathan Rice- It Couldn't Be Me
Ron Leary- Nothing's Right
Matt Pond PA- Sunlight
Black Lips- O Katrina!
The Doers- Hey There, Hoser
Radio Mosocw- Whatever Happened
The Acorn- Crooked Legs
Office- Company Calls
The Go! Team- Grip Like a Vice
The Cave Singers- Seeds of Night

This was today's playlist, it was pretty badass.

Justice - D.A.N.C.E (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Where I'm Gone

Before I fall off of the face of the Earth (warning--Jon) I shall share some good news. Matt Pond PA has returned to Detroit, and with him he brings a new EP (and new songs) to enjoy! October 5th at the Magic Stick.

Matt Pond PA - Brooklyn Stars

Come and join me next Friday!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

La Bomb

I hope Jon found his wallet. Due out in early 2008, BG's third LP will make NYC dance like it's back to the "Fever" or something.

Brazilian Girls - Crosseyed And Painless

Enjoy your weekend, if you can.

Friday, September 21, 2007


09-23 Chicago, IL - Metro *
09-24 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
09-25 Toronto, Ontario - Danforth Music Hall *
09-26 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis *
09-27 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre *

Not nearly close enough to warrant seeing Iron & Wine live.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


The Crofoot
Sept 27 - Holy Fuck
Sept 29 - Small Sins
Sept 30 - Deerhoof
Oct 23 - Dave Bazan
OCt 29 - The Hold Steady (w/ Art Brut)
Oct 30 - Film School

Majestic Group
Oct 4 - Sea and Cake
Oct 5 - Matt Pond PA (Magic Stick)
Oct 9 - Of Montreal

The Fillmore (inevitably the former State Theatre)
Oct 10 - Regina Spektor

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hot Springs 250

Does anyone else suffer from random spurting confidence roller coaster rides in the field of mathematics?

Welcome to autumn. Or soon enough, my calendar tells. On the personal notes, I'm getting new glasses, making new music, reading familiar texts and faces. The hallways have become accustomed to my silhouette so much so in fact that they bear little mass in my mind, thus alleviating the boundaries school places on many idle teenagers. I am warmed.

Hot Springs are new Montreal material, but they're solid. The song "Head Rush" faced its name and stacked my mind with the aforementioned thoughts. "Cellophane" carries a 70's rock and roll bass line that is only recognizable to the most ear-tuned; the voice of lead singer Giselle transforms the accustomed into unique in a pseudo-Karen O (sans stress) harmony that surpasses any preconception of direction.

Check them out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In The News.

Ron Leary hates the people who made him famous and gave him lots of money.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I wanted so badly to post a track from this album when I first heard it a couple months ago,but like so many things in life, I forgot to. Something reminded me of it today though so I guess that is good enough reason to warrant finally posting it.

Just an update, the FAM fest was awesome and if you missed it you probably missed one of the highlights of the forthcoming school year.

Oh No - Heavy
I will pay someone to rap over this because I think it would sound phenomenal.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Post #247!

Bear with me.

the national - brainy
brian borcherdt - flight
by divine right - soft machine
sebastien granger - young mothers
forest city lovers - dont go, please
architecture in helsinki - do the qwhirlwind
the breeders - cannonball
clap your hands say yeah - in this home on ice
grizzly bear - knife
im from barcelone - chicken pox
jim guthrie - hands in ym pocket
lali puna grin and bear
lcd soundsystem - movment
major maker - track 07
pas cal - little red radio
patrick watson - slip into your skin
peter bjorn and jhn - amsterdam
pixies - monke ygone to heaven
sir salvatore- ambalina

Monday, September 10, 2007

You probably love us

Hey smooth jazz, smooth criminal. I've got some special K never heard before shit right here. Rare Caribou steak.

Caribou - Yo Yo

Our challenge to Mr (C)honkey will be given on air, circa 7:15am Thursday September 13th, 2007. Be prepared, be willing.

You Probably Hate Us

You probably hate us because we do not update. I apologize. I have been extremely busy lately... far busier than Thom, but that is neither here nor there (I kid, I kid Thom is a better person than I could ever be). But enough with these apologies lets get to some rock.

I rocked out all day to this song so I thought it would only be fair to share it here:

Young Galaxy - Wailing Wall

It's funny because I work with the Jerusalem Old City Initiative and I was listening to this song to keep my mind on topic.

Also in Radio-land news the always unpredictable Chris Chonkey White has challenged your two favourite Thursday morning radio hosts to a competition of sorts. He challenged us to play music on Thursday that we have not played for months. I decided to one-up him and state that we (I) will play music that we (I) have never heard before. So look forward to some awesome unheard, uncensored potentially dangerous and terrible music on Thursday morning.

Now what should we counter-challenge him with?

A Jon

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

How we roll


1. wolf parade - shine a light
2. snailhouse - salvation army
3. the shins - australia*
4. royal city - cabbage rolls
5. ron sexsmith - jazz at the bookstore
6. patrick watson - slip into your skin
7. pas/cal - little red radio
8. the paper cranes - rabbit in a snare
9. mocky - fightin away the tears
10. the meligrove band - isle of yew
11. major maker - track 7
12. julie doiron - i woke myself up
13. friday morning's regret - wooden sky
14. forest city lovers - dont go, please
15. entire cities - marshalls lost 5 years
16. the bicycles - australia

*The Royal Canadian Solute of the week, for Elle.

Back to the routine

Hey y'all, new discovery: Spoon are coming to Detroit on October 13th. We're already going, in fact we're already there.

Spoon, who represent Austin, TX, are touring their new release Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. The single, must I add their great single, "Don't You Evah" is phenomenal. In fact, I've got a cover of it down pat. Great song. Sadly, I don't think it's actually theirs. A fellow Texan quartet split up before the release of their 2nd album and had tracks lying around--Spoon did not wait. Who is this band? Comment-answer and we'll get you a prize, the word of Thom.

Spoon - Don't You Evah

Who'll be at Crystal Castles/Metric?