31 May 2007

Dinosaur Jr

Still completely kicks ass. Finally got my hands on Beyond and, well, I've only made it to track three, but so far it feels like where they probably would have gone had the original lineup not taken an 18 year hiatus. So far the only thing that feels different is the production sounds like 2007 instead of 1987. But it still sounds and feels like Dinosaur Jr. This album could have been utter poo-filled donut. Nope. I'm gonna return to paying attention to this quintessential J Mascis guitar solo. Be back later with a full report.

29 May 2007

Google Strikes Again

Sorry for the utter lack of updates lately, but I do have a handful of records that should (and I emphasize "should") be arriving today. That means good things are coming, but I always say shit like that.
Anyway, the real reason for this post is that Google has developed an amazing new way to distract you from work. Or in my case, given that I work in the amazing world of NYC real estate, a plausibly work-related way to procrastinate.

Google StreetView. (c'mon, do I really have to link to that? ok, fine.) For serious nerds like me, you can now tour street-level through Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. For now this is way to awesome, though I'm sure at some point it'll get tired. Fortunately, the good folks at Google are probably already working on that.

I've also more personal news to spew, as my band, Warmth, has a bunch of shows in the city during the next month. If you're into mathy noise rock, or noisy math rock, come check us out. At the very least, come to the show with Stay Fucked and Archaeopteryx, because they're awesome.

16 May 2007

Coliseum, Young Widows Tonight

I'm gonna try my hardest to make this show tonight despite my head feeling like a balloon: it's allergy season, baby. 538 Johnson in Brooklyn is hosting Coliseum and Young Widows, so I'm pretty psyched. For anyone who hasn't been to this spot, it's a huge loft that a bunch of guys live in and throw shows fairly regularly. The building is about halfway between the Morgan and Jefferson stops on the L in the lovely industrial park area. Go check it out.

I know I haven't posted on any new albums recently, but I will try to soon. I've been busy immersing myself in Stephen Hawkings' A Brief History of Time and having my mind blown. Oh, and speaking of science-y things, some friends of mine have a new comedy/science blog up called Cyborg-Bonanza.

07 May 2007

General Site Update Time

I'm not at all sure why I didn't do this a long time ago, but I just relabeled (as in, seriously labelled) the posts on here all the way back to the inaugural post on 3/8/06. So now you can come on here and find old posts by category. Any sane blogger did this while they were posting, I however, did not. I also recently added one of those cool maps and a site counter. So the site counter didn't register the millions (read: hundreds) of hits I got in the past year.
Now I've gotta say "What's Up!" to Iceland and France and New Zealand among others. I'll be back shortly with some new stuff I hope; I have my personal birthday to attend to this week.