Thursday, August 31, 2006

Supernatural Car Lover

The Return of Robert Pollard, ok he never really goes away but I heard he took like a week off back in July.
The new album Normal Happiness will be in your favorite record shop on October 10th and he has just posted one track for free download.
Supernatural Car Lover

The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Every now and then an album comes along that makes you want to tell all your friends about. Hell I'll tell anyone that will listen to go out an buy The Body,The Blood, The Machine from The Thermals. A spectacular post-punk opus awaits you. With Fugazi's Brendan Canty handling production duties and the with the band fleshing out their sound while keeping there raw power intact this proves to be their finest work to date.
Although it's not a full fledged concept album, it does depict a United States governed by a fascist christian state and provides the anthems to rise up with.

You need this album, you deserve this album, you owe it to yourself to hear this album.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

You My Friend....Are One Lazy Ass Blogger

I can't really come up with a good excuse as to why it's been a couple of weeks since my last entry to this here blog. Vacation and back from vacation and now busy than hell with work. Excuses are no good around here.

Congratulation to my boy March To The Sea for his selection to the Boston Globe's cool music blogs list for his Forgotten Disc Firday blog you can check it out here Forgotten Disc Friday

Thursday, August 17, 2006


This all rumor at this point but according to several unconfirmed sources Sony's DualDisc's will no longer be manufactured. I have just one of these in my collection and tell you truth I won't be phased by this earth shattering news.
I'm sure it sounded like a good idea when these first went into production music on one side DVD/video content on the other. Apparently the sales just don't justify continuing with this product. Due to the increased width of these discs they had issues with front loading car CD decks as well.

Damn I must be hard up for blog content today

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


My wife and I will be taking the little ones up to the White Mountains next week for a family vacation. I'm looking forward to the break from work and the time with the family. I can't help but think of John Candy in Summer Rental or Chevy Chase in the original Vacation. It's not that I resemble either one of those people but It's just what I think of when I think family vacation. Actually there's always a bit of comedic blunders when you take my family anywhere so maybe that's where I get it.

I just felt the need to write something today.
I'll try get something more entertaining by the end of the week.

Oh yeah have you heard the new Thermals MP3 up on It rocks!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

It Feels like 1993 ( well sorta)

Back in the early 90's a little label called Alias Records was the home of some of my favorite bands of the time. This famed roster included the likes of Archers of Loaf and Small 23. Although times have changed and these bands are no longer I hold the label and those 2 bands in high esteem and often return to these records from time to time.

It appears that I am not alone in my man love for this gritty indie rock of yore. Did I really just use yore in a sentence? Many have attempted to borrow from this catalog but just never could pull it off without sounding derivative and utlimately flat. That is until Now.

The North Atlantic
- Wires in the Walls has just landed a sucker punch squarely in my face. This Michigan transplated to San Diego 3 piece has delivered where others have failed with equal parts post punk and pop hooks.
A Dash of post-punk with a heap of Archers of Loaf,and a splash of Fugazi.
All influences aside this record is just to good to put into words. To put it simply The North Atantic will kick your ass and you'll like it.

Check them out here:

Thursday, August 3, 2006

I am a procrastinator!
For the last couple of weeks I've noticed that the vehicle I drive on a daily basis has been having issues with the air conditioner and temperture control. Sometimes I'll drive this so called vehicle for days at a time with no issue and other times the temperture rockets up to the hottest point on the gauge and the A/C does not work. Ok so a normal person would have had this looked at and subsequently repaired before this heatwave that is burning up the east coast hit. Not me you see I am the anti-mechanic and an idiot. It's quite a combination.

I am an outside sales rep for a Telecommunications company in the New Engalnd area and my job in a nutshell is to acquire new customers. So I am on the road constantly and in suit in tie as required by my employer. When you add my current car issues to the mix it's not pretty. Would you like to spend an hour with me after I've been driving around in a hot car for the last hour? I think not.

Where was I headed with this? Oh yeah I hate mechanics or something like that. Other than being a procrastinator I also have no faith in what most mechanics tell us customers to be the truth. I mean how do we know that the repairs we are charged for were actually performed or needed to be performed in the first place. It's not fair to blame a whole profession but I've had my share of bad experiences with mechanics and would rather not go through another.
Wow that took a long time to come up with an excuse for me being lazy!
Bottom line,I should have had the car fixed weeks ago and have arranged to drop it off tomorrow to be repaired just in time for a break in the hot weather.