Tuesday, December 30, 2003

new year's resolution

to blog more.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

the best music of 2003

the lists are out!

PopMatters.com ranks The Shins 'Chutes too narrow' at #3 of the year. I'm not that high on the album (it's a 'grower') but i'm fascinated by the liner notes that include a thank you to my auto mechanic, the great Ken Van Damme's Automotive.

"Instead of retreating from the successful glare of debut album Oh, Inverted World, newly Portland-relocated New Mexicans the Shins took all those warnings of running with scissors and ignored them, doing so at top speed. Where their debut album might have been filled with slight endearing quirks and resources of somber hurt, this new release amplifies all those qualities and seems downright ecstatic in the process. In fact, early on in the album's running order you're met with a happily yelping "Whoo!". Altogether bigger, better, cleaner, and that much more significant than its predecessor, Chutes Too Narrow is simply great.
— Sal Ciolfi :. original PopMatters review"


Here's us doing a walk-through at BK.

Have it your way!

Friday, December 19, 2003

Comments now added!

Click on the link above any entry to add your comment to a story. This is all, interactive, and what not now.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

drunk, bored

i've been unemployed since thursday. and i'm already bored. time to go to the bathhouse.

cousin brant are you alive?

sean, can you add commentary? j-go?

crap, maybe i'll find out.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Missy Elliot review

From Pitchfork, a line I like, nothin' more:

Nothing in the world rattles jeeps more than war and hip-hop.