Overhaul underway.

8-20-04 - As promised, I've added a Modest Mouse show to the extramile section. 2-14-04. It has the first live playing of "Bukowski" and the energy and quality is great throughout. I was also going to upload a Broken Social Scene one as well but ran out of time. Traffic, Van Morrison and some others will be next and I'll be creating a new page for those. The Innoncence Mission are led by the voice of Karen Paris. She reminds me of a bizzare Natlie Merchant crossed with Hope Sandoval(Mazzy Star) accompanied by only an acoustic guitar. Now, I can't figure out where I downloaded this track "London" or who sings it. But it's stuck in my head. Stuck. Unbunny pop around. Find more tunes at their site. Also, make sure to check out Conclave obscurum. Neat site with some delightfully weird art.

The Innoncence Mission - Tomorrow on The Runway || London || Unbunny - I Leave Stones Unturned
Conclave Obscurum
Chilli Peppers
Chuck Berry
Wok Boarding
Seinfeld Sound Bites
Being There
Puzzled Sheep

8-18-04 - So for some reason my storage and bandwidth quadrupled this morning. I guess this means is I'll be able to post multiple shows I've acquired over the past few years without having to worry about space. Sweet. I was extremely excited to read on Largeheartedboy the other day that Graham Smith came out with another album yesterday. His first, Ponyoak, was amazing and while the two that followed that were less than spectacular, word around the campfire is that "Final Battle" will not disappoint and he's back to his old ways. Excited, I'm posting a track from "Ponyoak" and will do so from "Final Battle" when it arrives in the mail. USHC Brand Men's Jeans. The other two tracks today come from !!!(chk chk chk or chik chik chik) and The Go! Team. Tiny Mix Tapes reviewed !!! and I can't find a review for The Go! Team for you to read or a website so just keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Kleenex Girl Wonder(Graham Smith) - Power Bird || !!! - Hello? Is This Thing On? || The GO! Team - Huddle Formation
Random Mp3s
The Shins BBC
White Stripes mp3s
Jaws in 30 Seconds
Harry Pothead
Million Billionaires March
Pyramid Builder
Viking Quest

8-13-04 - The Summer Olympics officially began yesterday. Who knows, maybe the Brits can bring home a Gold in backgammon or something? Anyway, it's hard to believe that Devendra's second album of the year, Nino Rojo, is due out in a month. Wouldn't it be great if all artists put out two albums a year? "At the Hop" is a tune I stumbled upon at Said the Gramaphone. If it's any indication, the second effort of the year will be just as lovely as the first. I am The World Trade Center was reviewed the other day on pitchfork. I found this track on KVRX, which gave us the tracks from the previous update, so give it a listen. I'm not sure where I ran into Mystic Chords of Memory, but it turns out they were reviewed by pitchfork recently as well. Go to sleep.

Devendra Banhart - At The Hop || I am The World Trade Center || Mystic Chords of Memory - Sure Bert
Devendra - Sight to Behold
Talking Heads, Traffic, etc. live Knight Rider, Jr.
NBA Fights
Moore & Bush?
Forbidden Siren
Brain Hotel

8-10-04 - Blah. I encourage all of you to purchase any of these Pas/Cal albums. You may have heard them on a VW commercial at some point over the past year - "c'mon lets go, lets not talk about tomorrow....today...bah, bah, bah..." Anyway, give their track a listen. It's from a KVRX acoustic session. Broken Social Scene are preparing their, uh, next album which is slated to appear in stores around February. I say uh because I'm not sure what album this is. It could be considered their second, but does the instrumental Feel Good Lost count? I guess, so three? Possibly four? This track, 7/4, is also another from the KVRX studios. You can watch a video of the song, different take, here as well.

Pas/Cal - I Bet My Life That You Bet Your Life || Broken Social Scene - 7/4
Sufjan Stevens Interview
Rare Beatles Tunes
Cds Limited
Bill & Ted
Tall Buildings
Puppies & Alcoholic Kitties
Find The Girls Head

8-06-04 - Good morning. Due to recent slacking, consecutive updates have arrived. Here's the track "Move On" from Hot Hot Heats "Bandages" single released in the Uk. They're currently in the studio and have the final 12 tracks ready to...set...go. Not sure if a release date has been announced just yet. Of Montreal released their 6th album earlier this year. In this clip we have them doing a shins cover. Here's a couple tracks as well if you'd live to delve further. And to conclude todays update we have a track from Vetiver's latest release. "Luna Sea" is a favorite of mine. These guys/gals were great live. Enjoy.

Hot Hot Heat - Move On || Of Montreal - Know Your Onion(shins) || Vetiver - Luna Sea
Fiery Furnaces Interview
Panoramic Images Rover Spirit
Elliot Smith Live
Maze Game
Point & Click Game
Peasants Quest

8-05-04 - Tumble you weed. I think it's something to do with the weather. Nonetheless, I've decided to go against the grain for that very reason today. Dane Cook is a comedian from the philly area. The dudes pretty funny so give him a listen. The other track from Thee Moths is a steady melody with hushed vocals reverberating throughout. It left me dazed this morning as I debated whether or not my hungover head is ready to work.

Thee Moths - Are Your Feet Tangled Up In Roots? || Dane Cook - Burger King
White Stripe Shows
Illegal Art
Create Your Own Ritchie
Lightning Pool

7-29-04 - Awry. Things have gone a bit. I guess this'll be more like a Friday update. The first track is from some Swedish dudes called The Legends. "Call It Ours" is catchy, poppy, and well worth a listen. I was able to find a review of these guys but not an actual site. They're an eight piece that formed in 2003, that's about all I can tell you. Secondly, the Animal Collective have been buzzing around for quite awhile now. Their sounds are different and welcomed with an open arm. Received Vetivers new album in the mail the other day along with Jolie Hollands. Two very naked albums, production wise, which just accentuates the talents of both artists. Good stuff.

The Legends - Call It Ours || Animal Collective - Slippi
Pink Floyd Vault
Public Enemy tracks?
Couple Pixies and Yoshimi thing
Disk Golf
Words Per Minute

Wing Off Pics

7-22-04 - Obliterated. I was cruising through some of the links to these music blogs I had posted below and ran into two very interesting tracks. First, Iron & Wine doing an unreleased track called "He Lays in The Reins." Said the Gramophone, thank you. Not sure if he did this track the IOTA performance or not. The other is Brazilian double trouble - Antonio Carols Jobim & Luiz Bonfa - doing a tune called "Samba de Orfu." Different, but nice. And last but not least, a third track by this dude I stumbled upon on Insound. Brendan Benson. I'm a fan of this dudes songwriting abilities, "Alternative for Love" caught my attention right away. I did some research and he's actually working with Jack White right now and appeared on Last Call with Daly at some point over the past few months. Definitely give him a listen.

Iron & Wine - He Lays in the Reins || Antonio Carols Jobim & Luiz Bonfa - Samba de Orfu || Brendan Benson - Alternative to Love
Ninja Jeopardy
Pencil Tricks
Sidewalk Art
Iron & Wine vault
Syd Barrett tracks
Ben Folds Boot
Hendrix 7-30-70
Nellie McKay on NPR

7-20-04 - Change. Ordered Vetiver, Jolie Holland, and the Fiery Furnaces new - or in JH's case, old - disks yesterday. I've gone through Cheap-Cds for upwards of 50 Cds and they've never done me wrong. 2-3 days tops. Moving Units throw out a cool sound. It'll remind you of the ______. Listen to it, good stuff. I can't seem to find much about I Love Math. What's it matter though, I love them. Math. You can dig around here a little bit, but won't find much. Purchase the album through amazon and tip your waitresses. And with a wing eating contest around the corner, I figured Spoon may be able to utilize a technique or two from one of these folks. The badlands spin move technique?

Moving Units - Between Us And Them || I Love Math - On The Green
Jimmy the Fin
Scare Tactics
MBE Shows
Iron & Wine KEXP(mp3)
The 88 Mp3s
Pop Matters

7-15-04 - I lied. A dear friend lent me Devendra Banharts compilation "Golden Apples of the Sun" yesterday. I enjoy it very much. Thank you. Todays tracks are The Fiery Furnaces, who were reviewed by Tiny Mix Tapes recently, and Rogue Wave. Give both tracks a go. Rogue Wave are Subpops recent project and we all know they've, Subpop that is, spit out quite a few of those in their time. They gave Nirvana a leg up in the early nineties and have torn through some incredible musicians recently which include Iron & Wine, The Shins, Hot Hot Heat, Postal Service and Holopaw just to name a few. Enjoy.
Fiery Furnaces Crystal Clear || Rogue Wave - Endless Shovel
Seventh Frame Photography
Don't Let Go
Political Voodoo Dolls
Mum Interview
Bukowski Audio

7-12-04 - The image to the left is a view of some forest fires in Utah from space. Not very exciting, but the NASA site has some ridiculous pictures if you want to check them out. Astronomy Picture of the Day is another neat one. The Secret Machines and Albino Catfish are both pretty sweet. Pitchfork and Tiny Mix Tapes both gave the Secret Machines two thumbs up, and while I've had no luck in finding many reviews on Albino Catfish, they're definitely worth a listen.

Secret Machines - Nowhere Again || Albino Catfish - Attack of The Bed Bugs
Cone Crazy
Three Card Studs
Beck Rarities
Sharing the Groove

7-8-04- With the exception of the Vetiver track last week, I've been a slacker since the 20th of June with the posting of tunes. No more. First it's the AC Newman track, "Miracle Drug." His latest solo album, The Slow Wonder, has garnered critical acclaim. He also writes most of the lyrics for The New Pornographers. Oy, the second track is from The Streets newish album, "A Grand Don't Come For Free". Mike Skinners raps are back, solid, funny, and prove that "Original Pirate Material" was no fluke. What's next? Some new original acousticwood tunes maybe?

A.C. Newman - Miracle Drug || The Streets - Fit But You Know It
Gettin High with Grandma
Franz Ferdinand Live
GWB Audio Archive
Live Music Archive (.shn)
Poker Room

7-6-04 - As you may have noticed, the new message board is up and running. I hope you all enjoy it much more than the other one that constantly peppered us with pop-ups because I wouldn't pay a $17 monthly fee. This one is free and much more organized although it may take a little adjusting to. I hope to finish off the design in the coming days. Don't be afraid to register, it's worth it and you won't have spam flying to your inbox. If you want to register but don't want to submit an email address, that's fine too. As for some tunes, Nellie McKay is quite an interesting musician. Chris Sander of See Sander Run saw her at Bonaroo and said she was very cool. Willie Porter is another one. I haven't really listened to but one song, but Dave Matthews came to mind. Probably wrong, give it a shot. Also, Fat Planet has some very diverse tunes. Thanks Largeheartedboy, my favorite music related blog.
Fat Planet
Mustang Chase
Crazy Golf
Nellie McKay Review

6-29-04 - The Six Parts Seven released an album last fall called "'Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs,' a new album capturing the magic made when THE SIX PARTS SEVEN turned their songs over to the likes of Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), John Atkins (The Magic Magicians, 764-Hero), Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Katie Eastburn (Young People), Will Johnson (Centro-matic), and more." Sam Beams "Sleeping Diagonally" was a great take and the only one I've heard off the record, and if that's any indication the rest of the album is probably great. You can download that track here and a few more tracks if you hit that pic to the left. We're actually behind the times here as The Six Parts Seven are preparing to release their fourth album "[Everywhere] [And Right Here]." And as pitchfork reported today, Modest Mouse is preparing to release their second single "The Ocean Breathes Salty." They're nuts not to release "The View" in my opinion. My opinion is also worth nothing on the matter. Check out the Dubya movies, I found them pretty funny.
Wilco Live 5-20-04
Herbie Hancock 1975-06-28
Lolla 4 Losers
Violin Solo
Don't Wake The Wife
Surfers Nightmare
Dubya - Part I
Dubya - Part II

6-25-04 - Yep, the flurry of updates continues. Thoroughly enjoyed the show last night. Vetiver opened up and was a delightful surprise. I'd posted one of their tracks up here before, one I found through Playing In Fog. Here's a review of one of their shows out in San Fran. Joanna Newsom and her Harp were next. Before I go on, I must note that I am about to eat my words and spoon will be poking fun at T$, MD, and I for years to come. She did an excellent job. Apart from being attractive, she played the hell out of that harp which stunned the whole place. You see someone stumble in with such an instrument, you're not sure what to expect, but she flat out worked it. And it wasn't just her harp, her lyrics and voice grew on you as her performance progressed. A fine job indeed. Devendra was next. I must admit we were quite disappointed in the length of his set. It was shorter than the opening acts, the two which ultimately stole the show. He put on a good show, just not very long. For the Encore he had the girls from the other bands come up and sing background vocals on a new tune which turned out to be one of the highlights of the evening, albeit it was too little, too late, as the bar had been set earlier in the night by the two underappreciated artists.

Vetiver(****) || Joanna Newsom (****) || Devendra Banhart (**.5)
Vetiver Interview
Joanna Newsom Interview
Devendra Banhart Interview
Mustang Police Chase
Boots upon Boots
Tabs Tabs Tabs
Yeti Sports - Flamingo Drive
Kill Bill Game
Alien Abduction
Shark Bait

6-24-04 - We'll be making our way back to IOTA this evening to check out Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom which should be cool. Devendra's Rejoicing in the Hands and Newsom's Milk Eyed Mender were recently reviewed by pitchfork. I've said it once and I'll say it again, IOTA is the best place in this area, In my opinion, to see a live show. Check out a couple of the links if in need of wasting time. The game arse race is pretty funny. Equipped with whips and beans, you bet on an arse through five races and pile up as much winnings as possible. Tiny Mix Tapes is sort of like pitchfork....sort of. Just another resource for music and the movie quiz is challenging...for me. And how about Mark Cuban taking some ball players of the Wizards hands? Talk about a nice guy! With the end of June nearing it's worth noting the Skins first preseason game is on the 6th of August.
Today in History
Movie Trivia
Car Parking
Tiny Mix Tapes
Arse Race
Liz Phair in Stuff
Live Modest Mouse

Review @ IOTA, June 22nd, 2004
Lang Try(***), Cass McCombs(*), Iron & Wine(*****)

It's amazing how a year or two seems to change a musician. As I remember, to hear Sam the last two times (Black Cat, IOTA) was near impossible. His whisper and quiet ballads were no match for the crowd. For his last stop at IOTA, he shared the stage with Sam Jayne(Love as Laughter), Rosie Thomas, and James Mercer(The Shins). This time around it was clearly noticeable the crowd was more focused on Sam and not the aura that four well groomed musicians bring to the stage.

To start the night, Lang Try (Patrick McKinney) played a set of instrumental tunes. While it's hard to capture an audience for a 1/2 hour with just an acoustic on hand, he managed to do so quite well. With a beautiful Gibson and alternately tuned Taylor, he kept you dialed in and let you "choose your own adventure" so to speak, by telling you his interpretation of the song when it was written and from there let your visual creativity take over. "This song is about a girl trying to catch a train while in the fields of..." etc....then he'd jam the story out, pretty cool. He's the backup guitarst for I&W.

Cass McCombs was a disaster from the start. The vocals were messed up throughout but the guitarist and remaining band members trudged on and produced a good sound. It didn't seem like a great setting for these guys to play in. Maybe it was a bit small, but you could still make out a couple of tunes which were nice.

I liked the Washingtons Post thoughts on Sam Beam, saying "Beam looks a bit like a haunted figure from a Civil War photograph, and his songs, too, feel of another time." Beam played flawlessly throughout and took numbers such as "Southern Anthem" and "Weary Memory," from The Creek Drank the Cradle, and put a new and different spin on them. McKinney, whether on the acoustic or lap slide guitar, is a great compliment to Beams unique plucking and effortlessly intertwines both sounds. As an onlooker I felt as though I could have been in the studio listening to them make the album. You would have been able to hear a pin drop. The subtle and gentle sounds that Iron & Wine have made not only were able to keep 150 quiet and attentive, they were enough to paint a portrait of each song as if it were 150 years ago.

Washington Post Review

6-22-04 - Here are a couple of tracks I believe have been posted at some point or another. First off, Stevie Ray Vaughn's acoustic jamout. Ridiculous. The other is Jack Johnson covering a Bob Dylan tune from a show at IOTA in Arlignton, VA. Pardon the recording, as it's pretty crappy, but I used a bullshit handheld mic to do it like 2 1/2 years ago. I also wanted to post it because my buddy T$ and I will be spending a good part of the next 3 days at IOTA watching Iron & Wine, Cass McCombs, Devendra Banhart, and Johanna Newsom. The rave reviews of Ms. Newsom still keep popping up but I've yet to inhale. Some find this funny considering I'm an avid fan of Devendra's. Something tells me a duet and the live setting will probably fix all that. Check out these psycho B.A.S.E jumpers. And for some reason I don't think I'll be able to promote my site the way these guys suggest. Don't forget to click on the pic, a little fun with photoshop.

Table Top Football
Beer History
Ozomatli (KCRW)
Protest Records Mp3s
Scissor Kick Blog
Driving Mad
Truth In Advertising
Terry Tate's World

6-18-04 - Been a little behind recently, apologies. My apology extends even further since I wasn't able to post a track of the late Ray Charles until today. The track "What I'd Say" is a great way to listen to this incredible musician. Enjoy and thanks Walkie Talkie, didn't want to steal your bandwidth. Jolie Holland has an excellent voice that draws you in. The sound the recording exudes gives it the feel of a very old take even though it was within the past couple years. Goscard has been updated with some random shit and I added the pics of Hoffs memorial day party a couple weeks ago. Here's Modest Mouse's performance from Jimmy Kimmel. Right Click and "Save As." Watch out, it's a large file. Next week presents a couple of sweet shows at IOTA. Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, cruises through town on the 21st and 22nd with Devendra Banhart following on the 24th.

Music (For Robots)
Spoon Demos (New Album)
Chromewaves Mp3s
Mini Putt
Sonic Youth (KCRW)
Live on Penn(MD)
Mistery & Misery

6-10-04 - Trying to get in an update before Friday begins. First off, the tracks below are Curt Kirkwood live, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, and The 88. Kirkwood has been around for 20+ years and is best known for his work with the Meat Puppets and when Curt Cobain covered 3 of their tracks during the MTV Unplugged session. The Ted Leo track is one from their upcoming album that I believe they just finished recording and only need to fine tune now. Not very sure about The 88. They kick out a neat sound. Don't forget to click on that sunset picture I took. Haha. Make sure to check out the Fahrenheit 9/11 trailer as well - it looks excellent. Enjoy the weekend.

Fahrenheit 9/11 Trailer
75 Or Less
Will Ferrell Videos
Listen Closer
Paintings by a Serial Killer
Wiffle Ball
RC Rally

6-5-04 - A rare weekend update! As promised, here is a tune from Jimi while in his NYC apartment back in 1968 or so. Not sure exactly where I got this from, but it's pretty amazing. You can hear a phone ringing in the background and him shifting through his music. Very neat. About a million miles away we stumble upon Ugly Casanova. I know I've posted this track "Baby Clean Conscience" before, but I felt it'd been stashed away in extramile so people may have missed it. Plus it's a studio version. Hopefully Issac releases the other Ugly Casanova material. Apparently they recorded upwards of 30 tracks while doing Sharpen Your Teeth. Go Smarty Jones!

Talkie Walkie
Teaching the...
Informative Bush Game
Beer Dude 2

5-28-04 - A couple tracks below from Swearing at Motorists and The Big Sleep. Click on the image to check out SAM. They produce a pretty cool sound. The Big Sleep is an instrumental band like 6 parts 7(Tom) but a little more up-tempo. So it seems as though my old neighbor, and board of supervisors chairman, Mr. Connolly got himself in a little trouble recently. His explanation is obviously bs, give it a read. I witnessed his Honda Accord demolished in Mantua a couple of months ago, now he bangs up his Camry. He should lay off the booze.
Beer Pusher
Brain Splatters
Veridian Room
Blob Lander
Beatles Live, 65'
13 year old guitar phenom
Ben Folds Live