Monday, October 25, 2004


one more's a link for your halloween musical pleasure...some very sonically spooky stuff here...


long gone

So, I'm gonna be on vacation for a bit, so I thought I'd post something extra. Here's a link to an entire album by Charlie Chesterman. This is not my favorite stuff he's ever done, I much prefer his work with Scruffy the Cat, but I thought I'd send it out there, it's still pretty good. This was recorded in 2000, and is also available for purchase on the same site. Check it out!

Charlie Chesterman & the Legendary Motorbikes

Here's a link with more info on Charlie and Scruffy the Cat.

Pretty, pretty flowers...

I can't remember the first time I heard of the Paper Tulips...if it was before or after I met Toast...I think it was before. They were a staple of the Los Angeles/Long Beach Scene, especially Toast, who played in a lot of bands and is an excellent film maker. She has her own web site here, with info on what she's up to and what she's done. It's a wee bit confusing, but worth a trip just to see the amount of drummers the Paper Tulips went through.

So these two songs are from their album "Small Bee, Helicopter Type," which you can get used fairly easily, as it's no longer in print (it wasn't even in the CDDB database...shocking!).

My favorite tracks by them were usually the ones on which Toast sang, I just liked her voice more.

The Paper Tulips - Eugenia - REMOVED

Paper Tulips - As I See It - REMOVED

Friday, October 22, 2004

We are ALL winners here!

My new favorite band (Y.A.C.H.T.) has a couple of new tracks up...super delicious. He's currently playing the drums for Devendra Banhart on tour.

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Jesse DeNatale

Check him out at his website, there are a couple of tracks there, both quite good. He's got the Tom Wait's Seal of Approval. He sounds a bit like Steve Forbert and he's opening for Jonathan Richman on tour right now.

Jesse DeNatale

lots of hair

The Grapes of Wrath never really hit it here in the states, but apparently they were big in Canada...Interestingly, they were label mates with Skinny Puppy, which is how I discovered them. There was this time when i would purchase an album based solely on it's cover...and I do mean album, as in LP, as in Vinyl. I don't do that anymore, but this is one of those bands. I remember opening up a Skinny Puppy (I think it was Bites) purchase and discovering a list of other bands on the label and bought September Bowl of Green as a result. They are NOTHING like Skinny Puppy, but they fit in to my New Romantic/Mod leanings fairly easily. That being said, these two tracks are from their 1989 release, Now and Again (buy it here). This was produced by Anton Fier, of Golden Palominos fame.

The Grapes of Wrath - What Was Going Through My Head - REMOVED

The Grapes of Wrath - All The Things I Wasn't - REMOVED

Thursday, October 21, 2004

It's worse than that...they're dead....

I'm gonna jump ahead here, into the present with this post. First off, if you're a fan of the Specials or the Clash, you should check out The Dead 60's. Granted, they've only got two singles under their belt, their full length isn't out yet, but the first single knocked my socks off. I'm not as hot on their second song, although it is good, so we'll see where the album goes. Apparently, you can get their songs off itunes in europe, but not in the states.

The Dead 60's - You're Not The Law - REMOVED

And next up, is the Dead Hensons. I'm a huge Jim Henson/Muppets fan, I think Jim Henson was a pretty amazing guy. The Dead Hensons are a cover band, but they only cover tunes from Henson's creations (Sesame Street, Mupett Show, etc.). They're a lot of fun, there are more songs on their site.

Dead Hensons - Can You Picture That
The Dead Hensons - Pinball

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Long Beach Circa 1992

I'm going to post two songs by two different bands, different in a lot of ways.... First, let me say that when I was living in Long Beach back in 88-96 I went to a lot of live shows and saw some great bands...
First off, here's the Primitive Painters, a band from Orange County who took their name from a song by Felt, although they sound nothing like Felt. They definitely have that sort of early 90's college rock feel, and I think this song actually got some airplay down in Southern California...I just found out that the band (2 of the members) have recorded a new album which you can find here. And apparently they were number 105 on the "129 Greatest OC Bands Ever" list. They still hold up for me, maybe it's the nostalgia...

Primitive Painters - Wonderful - REMOVED

And then there's further.... There's a good chance you've heard of them. From their remains rose Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde.
Early on, they reflected alot of other music, including Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth (Wharton Tiers recorded this album, and Lee Renaldo played xtra guitar on a couple of songs). This song is from their first album, Grip Tape L.P., which seems to be no longer available. It will definitely remind you of Dinosaur Jr., but you can hear where they would end up in the guitar work. And these guys were amazing live, one of my friends turned me on to them. She had the biggest crush on Darren Rademaker. It was so cute.

Further - Overrated - REMOVED

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Cupid Car Club

So this is it...

since this is my first post, I thought I should post something to which I am indebted, that being a song from Cupid Car far as I know, this has never seen CD, and it isn't that old either. Perhaps you remember The Nation Of Ulysses...perhaps not...but, after their demise, for a short while, Cupid Car Club existed...a very short while, single and a couple of compilations...then came The Make Up and Weird War and well, I could go on, but I won't. So the constant in this is Ian Svenonious...i wish i had hair like's a bit more cohesive bio about them...
Cupid Car Club
be sure to look here:
Past/Future photos

and here's a couple of songs...

Cupid Car Club - "Grape Juice Plus REMOVED
Cupid Car Club - "Edge of the Envelope" REMOVED

Wednesday, October 13, 2004


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