March 25, 2008

Flight of the Conchords

In celebration of my favorite magazine putting my favorite guys on their cover, I thought it would be fitting to have you check out a little peek at my favorite episode from their show. It is the "Bowie" episode.

These make me pee my pants laughing! Enjoy!

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August 31, 2006

The Fair

Ah yes, it's that time of year. Upstate New Yorker's know what I'm talking about. Well that is everyone outside of the New York City suburbs.....

The New York State Fair

A week and a 1/2 of sausage sandwiches, beer, good and bad music and oh yes, farm animals, food, and rides! What's not to love?

I don't usually like going to the fair. I don't like crowds. But this year I am going. Why? Cause of these guys:

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Who are they? Why they are The Flaming Lips that's who. I am soooooo excited. If you have never seen them live, RUN! Get your tickets now!!!! They are most excellent. Oh I guess I should mention the rest of the line up: Sonic Youth (not one of my fave's - hubby loves them), Ween (again, they are mildly entertaining) and The Magic Numbers (don't know anything about them)

Typically the Fair draws your country music crowd. I am not really properly equipped to appreciate the country music that is played at the fair. Give me some alt country or the old stuff any day (don't want to appear a snob....)

Oh and my big brother is in town from California for a week! Wahoo! I don't know what I will be getting done this weekend......I am almost done with the shawl. THANK YOU ALL for your very encouraging comments! I really have a bad feeling that I will run out of yarn. I will let you all know on Tuesday or Wednesday. Holiday weekend coming up! I am off tomorrow and Monday!

Have fun!

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February 04, 2005

I have been tagged

Thank you Erin for tagging me!

1. Total amount of music files on your computer:

300 or so, give or take.

2. The last CD you bought was:

That is a hard one. I usually burn them from somebody or I got a crap load of free ones from a friend who does record reviews. I don’t really know what I bought last!

3. What is the song that you last listened to before reading this:

Some Whiskeytown song (thanks to Stacey), I love Ryan Adams. He is such a brat!

4. What are your five favorite songs and why they mean the most to you:

Song to the Siren – This Mortal Coil, if you have never heard Elizabeth Fraser sing, then I feel bad for you. She has the voice of an angel.

Moonlight Mile – The Rolling Stones, all around great song.

Pretty much every thing on Bee Thousand – Guided By Voices

Pretty much every thing on The Hounds of Love – Kate Bush

Salsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel, why because he is F*****G great.

I have a lot of songs that are my absolute favorite, these where the ones that popped into my head first.

5. What 3 people would you pass this baton on to and why?

Kris - Strikker
Crystal - Knit Freak
Stacey - Too Many Scarves


Why? Because it doesn’t look like they were tagged. They will probably hate me now.

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December 02, 2004

It's that time again!

I am so freakin excited!
I am going to see him

uncle bob

AGAIN

GUIDED BY VOICES AT IRVING PLAZA (NEW YORK CITY) - DECEMBER 4TH
Opening up for them is non other than the fabulous CHAVEZ

I sorta feel like a dead head groupie, but I'm not! This is the last time I will be seeing them as Guided by Beers (sniffle sniffle) Ah who knows, alot of bands say they are breaking up then get back together because they need the money!


I just noticed that my favorite alpaca below has eyelashes's!!! How cute is he/she now?

Oh, is anyone out there going to be at this show on Saturday? It is in NYC, I would love to meet any fellow knit bloggers and GBV fans!

Rock on.

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October 21, 2004

GBV

Come on say it with me now!! 2 more days and I will be seeing this man on stage!

Bob Pollard

Not to be out done by Bob.

This wonderful human is opening up for him

Tobin Sprout

This is Tobin Sprout

I am going to Cleveland to see Guided By Voices, my favorite band in the universe. I am sooooo excited!! Now I must give credit to the photos. Bob's picture is by Heather Crazy and Tobin Sprout's picture is by John Laird. I got them from the GBV website
Are there any good yarn stores in Cleveland?

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July 19, 2004

Yippie!!

Yep, you heard it here first! My husband and I are going to see Guided By Voices in Cleveland on October 23rd! Woo Hoo! It is my husband's birthday that day, and perhaps a trip to the Rock-N-Roll Hall of fame? I was hoping we would see them again before they broke up. They are a great band to see live.

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June 16, 2004

DJ Smithmix

My friend Craig is brilliant. We trade our Mix's. I have been trying to make a mix every month, but it is more like every 2 months. He just gave to me his winter mix. It has on it a beautiful song by a beautiful singer, Elizabeth Fraser. She was in the Cocteau Twins. This is a re-make of a song she did for This Mortal Coil and the song is "Song to the Siren". Now I loved the song she did way back when (I know it's a cover too) But this version gives me chills all over again. She is so great. LOVE HER. And Craig too. Norm's mix is brilliant too! I will put up the track listings when I can.

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June 14, 2004

The new GBV

I heard the New Guided By Voices!! It is awesome! I got so much new music this weekend, the new Loretta Lynne, Lost In Translation Soundtrack, and a couple of Mix cd's. Woo hooo! New music.

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May 12, 2004

May 2003 Mix-O-Month Volume III

Well this is the last volume:

(1) Dear God XTC
(2) Change Killing Joke
(3) Fishing PIL
(4) In Between Days - The Cure
(5) Rocket Machine Opal
(6) John Brown Masters Of Reality
(7) Little Mascara The Replacements
(8) Punish Me With Kisses The Glove
(9) Alison Elvis Costello
(10) You Are My Friend Rain Parade
(11) Your Silent Face New Order
(12) Peek-A-Boo Devo
(13) The Big Sky Kate Bush
(14) Tour de France Kraftwork
(15) You Are The Light Lone Justice

I really do believe I captured "My 80's" well! I was listening to this in the car and I got real happy when the Cure came on. You will notice #6 is by a band Masters of Reality, some of you have heard of them, some of you may not have. But if you were hanging around Syracuse, NY in the mid 80's you would of seen these guys. I couldn't wait for them to play! They were like a goth/rock/blues band. They didn't play a lot out, they liked to keep them selves a mystery. But boy when they did, everyone went to see them. Lotta fun.


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May 11, 2004

May Mix-O-Month Volume II

Nostalgia - life is good
May Mix O Month Volume II
(1) Ahead Wire
(2) No New Tale To Tell Love and Rockets
(3) Its About Time The Pandoras
(4) Candy O The Cars
(5) Christine Siouxsie & The Banshees
(6) Fell Lets Active
(7) Gigantic The Pixies
(8) Red Hill Mining Town U2
(9) Kid The Pretenders
(10) Love Is All Around Husker Du
(11) Our Lips Our Sealed The Go Gos
(12) The Ballad Of Art Snyder The Balancing Act
(13) Planet Claire The B52s
(14) Thieves Like Us New Order
(15) Heaven Psychedelic Furs
I am going to have to make another comp of 80's stuff. This is just the tip of the iceberg!!!!


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May 10, 2004

May Mix-O-Month

I dusted this chestnut off this morning and played it in the car on my way to work. It was last year's May Mix-O-Month. I made a 3 volume set and I really could have done more. This is the track listing:

Mix O Month Volume I
(1) Fashion David Bowie
(2) So It Goes Nick Lowe
(3) I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
(4) Town Called Malice The Jam
(5) Camera REM
(6) House Of Fun Madness
(7) Rapture Blondie
(8) Everybody Madonna
(9) The Cutter Echo & The Bunnymen
(10) How Soon Is Now The Smiths
(11) Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
(12) If She Knew What She Wants The Bangles
(13) St. Swithins Day Billy Bragg
(14) Birthday The Sugar Cubes
(15) Lorelei The Cocteau Twins
All of you children of the 80's will totally relate to this! I will post volume 2 tomorrow.


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May 05, 2004

Christmix Mix 2003

This is the track listing for What I am listening to in my car right now. There is definately a pattern here. When you buy a cd, there may be 1 or 2 or even 3 songs that you really like (right away) and the other is crap, or you have to listen to it some more, or it is all good. Well when I make a mix these are the songs I like right away. I think if you looked at my latest mixes though you would see a pattern. I love Jay Farrar, Ryan Adams is only 1/2 good. He is really a whinney show off, but he can write some good songs. I LOVE Wilco, Of course GBV (sniffle) and The Black Keys are incredible. Neko Case LOVE HER!! So every now and then you will see my "Lists" of Mixes. Check back from time to time, there could be more contests!
Christmix 2003
Mahgeetah My Morning Jacket
Prelude (Make It Alright) Jay Farrar
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight The Postal Service
Daughter In The House Of Fools Enon
Blue Monday Flunk
Life Left Him There The Minus Five
Duchess Neko Case
Rock N Roll Ryan Adams
Invisible Man The Breeders
Hanging On To You Jay Farrar
Edges Lucy Kaplansky
One By One Wilco
World On Fire Sarah McLachlan
Midnight, In Her Eyes The Black Keys
Liquid Indian Guided By Voices
Lets Have A Look Psychic Soldiers
I Dont Know What It Is Rufus Wainwright

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May 03, 2004

Today is a sad day.....

My husband (a bigger geek than me) just informed me that our beloved Guided By Voices is breaking up!!! Sigh......What to do? I am not too worried. Bob won't let me down. He is going to go solo. He is what I go to see anyway!

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April 29, 2004

Trivia Question

The person who answers this question will get my January 2004 mix -o- month and or my Feb. 2004 Mix. What was the name of the robot on Buck Rogers Space adventure (that old tv show from the late 70's) He went "Beedy Beedy Beedy Beedy" I don't know the answer so Any one could win. But if any one knows I am dying to find out. This is also a good way to see if anyone is reading this.

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April 19, 2004

New Music - Hooray!

I bought a couple of cd's this weekend. The new "Iron & Wine" and "Jem". I like both, but I am glad that I bought Jem used. She is a bit hip hoppy for me, but I like the smoothness of her voice. Iron & Wine is very good. If you like Nick Drake and Simon and Garfunkle you will like this. They are on Sub Pop too. I was supposed to go see a band this weekend but that fell through. Ah well.

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