Friday, May 30, 2008

grapeJuiceplus is dead! Long live grapeJuiceplus!

After a slow painful drawn out death and upon the completion of the posting of the last two issues of Ulysses Speaks, I pull the curtain down on grapeJuiceplus.

As this blog became more popular, my focus shifted and it became work. I lost touch with why I started it and what drove me to post. I regret not sticking with my original intentions and letting the music industry take the wheel. But at the same time I worship that regret!

The revolution is not over! Music is the currency of life!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Freedom is NOW! Freedom is WOW!


I've mentioned YACHT many times in the past so it's no surprise that I'd mention them again. This time Jona's outdone himself. Instrumental versions of TONS of music to use however you wish as long as you don't make money from it. He's the man. As one commenter on his site said, "I Think you wake up cooler each morning..."

So True. He's the mAN!

Friday, November 02, 2007


Cats are everywhere these days! Tiger Tiger just released a new album and a new site to go with it.

Tiger Tiger - So You Won't Deceive Me

Tiger Tiger - Black Daggers

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Have you gone mad, sir?

Mark Robinson's up to his old tricks. Check out this new video from the former Unrest/Air Miami/Grenadine front man:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Porter Wagoner RIP

Look how cute Dolly was back then...

Audio's a bit low on this one:

RIP. Some tunes over at Lonesome Music.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cephalopods Forever!

The Octopus Project - I Saw The Bright Shinies

I feel like I've been transported to the electronic soundtrack to a Disney film. Raindrops and water falling all around me.

The record hits the streets in October, but damn...that theremin is making me want it NOW!

The Octopus Project are touring around so be sure to check them out. Anytime a theremin is out is a GOOD time, in my book. Especially when it's done so well.

* = w/ Cinemechanica
+ = w/ Stereo Total
# = w/ Aesop Rock
08/17 Huntsville, AL Bottle Tree *
08/18 Athens, GA 40 Watt *
08/19 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
08/20 Greensboro, NC WUAG
08/21 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel +
08/22 Baltimore, MD Ottobar +
08/23 Philadelphia, PA TLA +
08/24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom +
08/25 Boston, MA Middle East +
08/26 Ottawa, ONT Babylon +
08/27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe +
08/28 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace +
08/29 Pittsburgh, PA Andy Warhol Museum +
08/30 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom +
08/31 Chicago, IL The Abbey Theater +
09/01 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry +
09/03 Seattle, WA Chop Suey +
09/04 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom +
09/06 San Francisco, CA Bimbo's +
09/07 Los Angeles, CA El Rey +
09/08 San Diego, CA Beauty Bar
09/13 Chicago, IL Metro #
09/14 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater #
09/15 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre #
09/16 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue #
09/18 Detroit, MI Magic Stick #
09/19 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #
09/21 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #
09/22 Providence, RI Living Room #
09/23 Boston, MA Middle East #
09/25 Northampton, MA Iron Horse #
09/26 Burlington, VT Higher Ground #

Hot Damn!

Am I falling behind...understatement. Falling so far behind I may never catch up. Inbox is overflowing.

Doing lots of work on the house...and in the process I'm re-doing a bunch of music stuff...digitizing my entire CD collection (around 1500 CDs) and making a music server. No more discs in the living room dominating the walls. The only problem? How to get music to my kids rooms, who are used to having access to all of the discs in the living room.

The solution? Not sure. Has anyone tried an FM transmitter? Thinking of this lil' guy from C Crane.

Anyone out there in lalaland use one of there FM transmitters? Love to get some input. Although, with my blog being so quiet as of late, there may not be anyone there.


Friday, August 03, 2007


How could I not have seen this before?

photo by John Londono

How could I not have heard this before?

Dandi Wind - Balloon Factory

She's been making music since 2005 (at least) and from all I've read her live shows are amazing....Dandi Wind or here.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thirds time's a Bigger Charm

Architecture in Helsinki are releasing their 3rd album. If you didn't already know that, well...where have you been?

Architecture in Helsinki - Heart it Races

If you haven't seen them live, do it now. You won't be disappointed. At least I wasn't when I saw them on their first US tour.

10-10 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
10-11 New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
10-12 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B
10-13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10-16 Chicago, IL - Metro
10-18 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
10-19 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
10-24 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
10-26 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10-27 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
10-29 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
10-30 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-01 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
11-02 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
11-05 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
11-10 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
11-13 Denton, TX - Hailey's
11-14 Austin, TX - Emo's
11-15 New Orleans, LA - The Republic
11-16 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder


Montag's (Antoine Bédard) touring soon in support of his new album, Going Places. If you get the chance to see them, be sure to get the new tour only EP, which is full of remixes:

1. Le Super-flash bang statement
2. Safe in Sound (Lullatone remix)
3. Le Musée National des bonheurs qui ne durent pas
4. Cross the river
5. Nord sud est ouest
6. Alice (Boy in Static remix)
7. Gong Places

Here's a couple of tracks to peak your interest:

Montag - Best Boy Electric
Montag - Going Places

Tour dates:

08/14 Los Angeles, CA The Echo *
08/15 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop *
08/16 Portland, OR Holocene *
08/17 Eugene, OR WOW Hall * #
08/20 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern *
08/21 Missoula, MT The Badlander * #
08/23 Denver, CO Mercury Cafe *
08/24 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews *
08/25 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club *
08/27 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (FREE) *
08/28 Detroit, MI Scrummage University *
08/29 Cleveland Heights, OH B-Side Liquor Lounge *
08/30 Hamilton, ONT Pepper Jack Cafe *
09/02 Montreal, QC Casa del Popolo *
09/05 Boston, MA Middle East *
09/06 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall *
09/07 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
09/09 Washington, DC DC9 *

* = w/ One AM Radio & Lymbyc System
# = w/ The Race

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Just got back from a great camping trip...worn out and slightly sun burnt.

Reading Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (Amazon link / Quimby's link) It's an interesting read, although at times it spends a bit too much on the distant past. I started it right after a friend of the family was killed. A sad story in its own and it made the beginning of the book hard to get through. Got a ways to go in it, so I'll keep you updated as I finish it.

The new Bat for Lashes single is out...don't have it yet, but liked the music video. They've got an exclusive live version of "The Wizard" available if you join their mailing list, jump over there and get that done.

Blitzen Trapper have a new video out ... (it's a trippy video) and a remix of their song "Sci-Fi Kid." Check it out:

Blitzen Trapper - Sci-Fi Kid (Principal Participant 'Kingswood' Remix)

Gotta run...cheers.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I've never been a huge Bob Dylan fan. I've always appreciated his work but his voice hasn't made him high on my list. Bryan Ferry, on the other hand, made it pretty near to the top. He's been a part of my musical experience as long as I remember. His new album, Dylanesque, is a meshing of the two, an album of Dylan covers as done by Ferry.

Bryan Ferry's voice is slowly changing as he ages. It's notably different on this album. I wouldn't say it's a change for the better or for the worse, though. It's just a bit different, a bit more restrained.

The strength of the album, coming from someone who isn't familiar with all of the songs, is that it makes one realize the strength of Dylan's writing. It wraps it in a glossy, Bryan Ferry sound and makes you understand that at heart, Dylan really writes pop hits.

There are a few misses on the album, but over all it's well worth a listen:

Bryan Ferry - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (streaming)

So take the time to search it out.

Working Stiffs

Just read that Graham Coxon (ex-blur) recorded some tracks with Paul Weller. 3 tracks for a single released in the UK on July 30th. First track, "This Old Town<," is a Coxon/Weller collaboration. The B-sides are "Each New Morning" (Coxon) and "Black River" (Weller). Guess they'll be available on the UK iTunes as well. Anyone heard any of it yet?

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