Friday, June 29, 2007

The Criminally Out of Print

Why are there so many quality recordings out of print?

I owned them once either on vinyl, cassette, or even CD's that I have since misplaced. Filling these holes in my music collection have proven to be more than difficult.

Sure I guess I could scour the used CD sites, but there's something exciting about walking into record store and finding somehting you haven't been able to find in years. Unfortunately those moments are few and far between.

Anyone reading this could surely come up with 5 records they need but can't find.

Here's mine:
The Neighborhoods The High Hard One
Gang Green - Any of the ep's, earlysingles, or full lengths (I'd even settle for a Best of)
The Connells - Fun and Games & Boylan Heights
Volcano Suns- Career In Rock
The Outlets- Whole New World

So now you know two things about me I'm in my late 30's and I like my late 80's Boston rock.

Friday, June 15, 2007

This weekend is brought to you by Wilco and your Dad
Weather you'll be in the crowd when Wilco takes the stage at the Bank of America Pavilion on June 28th or not the band will be spoiling it's fans once again with a Live stream of tonight's show from Indianapolis. As if that wasn't enough there set from this weekends Bonaroo Festival can be seen and heard via You might as well go for a Wilco trifecta and go ahead check out there show from London's Sheppard's Bush Empire in the roadcase section of wilcoweb.
Be sure to take care of your Pops this weekend as I know you will.
Bring him a cold one and his remote control.
Happy Fathers Day.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Music News That I Stole from Others

According to Paste Magazine, Merge Records, the Strong Lions e-mail group and countless other sources Robert Pollard is scheduled to release two new albums simultaneously on October9th. Coast to Coast Carpet of Love and Standard Gargoyle Decisions will be released by Merge. If you can't wait until the fall for some new uncle Bob tunes check out his new EP Silverfish Trivia released on his Prom is Coming Label.

Post-Rock kingpins Tortoise kick off their tour tonight with show in Columbus, OH before hitting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, for not one but two shows on July 5th.

Boston's own Hallelujah The Hills will be holding a CD Release Party for there excellent debut Collective Psychosis Begone at Great Scott in Alston. I can't stop myself from spinning this disc at least once a day. Go to the show and buy the record to find out why critics and fans alike are falling all over themselves to tell you about this band.
The New Pornographers are set to release album#4 Challengers on August 21st. Matador has been streaming the track My Rights Versus Yours and if you haven't already already go get a hint at what is sure to be another gem from Carl Newman and Co. My Rights Versus Yours can be heard here:

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Back From Saturn X

I always swore that this would be about my rabid fandom and not personal. After a few set backs over the last 6 months or so, I am happy to re-launch the Ash Gray Proclamation.
Hey has anyone else totally fallen in love with Boxer from The National? Now that's a record worth gushing over.

To skip the details would be wrong. I faced some personal and professional challenges recently and I am happy say I think I'm all that much better for it. Thanks for letting me give a vague explanation of my absence.

Power Blessings,

Evil Speakers