Sunday, January 9, 2011

Music Is Better Than Blow

So, music is the new cocaine, apparently. Scientists are saying that listening to music can release enough dopamine in your cranium to rival a line of sweet, sweet blow. Sure, the Beatles are pretty damn euphornic, but this song?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Preparing for the Pixies

Wednesday night / Thanksgiving morning at 1 A.M., I'll be at the Pixies' final show of a four-gig NYC run performing their entire classic album 'Doolittle.' Yay. I'm excited -- especially for this song:

True, I enjoy the Breeders a lot more; Kim's songwriting is far more affecting to me than Charles'. But the Pixies have a grit, a loud guitar crunch that hits you hard, and I hear the audio levels at Hammerstein Ballroom, the venue of the show, let Joey's lead guitar carry the show. Perfect.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Leonard Cohen / NYC concert

More than two weeks after I went to Leonard Cohen's first U.S. show I'm STILL in awe. It was literally the best I've ever seen, and the sound in the newly-renovated Beacon Theatre was amazing. It was ridiculous -- Cohen was enchanting and his backing band were total virtuosos. And everyone knew it; the ticket was the hardest to get in town. I was offered $750 a piece for my pair of tickets at the door by rich Upper East Side types.

Read my full review at Also, NPR is now broadcasting much of the performance. Listen here.

Here's a clip from the show I found on YouTube. The quality sucks, but hey, I was there...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Last time I checked Fall was in full swing...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Songs I Really Like...

I recently caught two shows from the Breeders over the course of one weekend: Friday, a very intimate in-store at Other Music, and Sunday at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool. Here's a few of the live cuts I enjoyed the most...

A cover of Guided By Voices' "Shocker in Gloomtown"

"One Divine Hammer"

The Amps, "Tipp City"

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I SUCK AT: keeping this blog up

But this is what happens at 7:30 A.M.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Well, It's Been a While...

Sadly, I haven't had much time to post to this blog lately as all my effort go toward work; I write, edit, and schedule much of the content to Check it out.

I'm easing myself back into the pool of personal blogging now, and I'll start with a simple, yet totally rad and exciting post -- Wallpaper.

While I was at SXSW -- the total exhausting jumble fuck that is was -- a pal deliver, along with a few other things ;), a copy of Wallpaper's new CD. Sure, you could say I'm bias because they're my best friends, but I say bullshit. The music's just good.

Here's a clip of Wallpaper performing a few new tracks off their debut record a few months ago at the Comet on Capitol Hill in Seattle: