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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

This Afternoon Malady

Songs in my heads:
"This Afternoon Malady" by Jejune
Bill Cosby's impersonation of an Art Blakely drum solo

Last night, I got to interview the last band I'm profiling in my book. The whole experience bore some resemblance to William Miller's first encounter with Stillwater in Almost Famous, but it was all for the good. Yes, there was a stonewall bouncer but overall, things went very well. I did my interview and watched the set from the side of the stage. Many thanks to this guy for hookin' a brother up.

NME reports blink-182 is on "indefinite hiatus." Remember the last time we heard "indefinite hiatus" from a band?

I received the new Punk Planet issue in the mail yesterday. Slint is on the cover and there is an article on alt-country. Good stuff that I'll try and read later today. I'm curious as to what Slint has to say. I've heard about the band over the years (and seen the Spiderland cover many times) as a major influence, but I've never heard any of their material.

Got my latest roll of pictures developed the other day. Some pictures are from the Sparta show while a lot of pictures are from driving around the part of town that I live in. Seeing as how there is a lot of urban renewal going on, I figure some documentation would be good.

Several blogs (including Large Hearted Boy) report that the Jayhawks have called it quits. I know this sounds sacreligious, but I never really got their "masterpiece," Hollywood Town Hall. I have Tomorrow the Green Grass, Sound of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music and I think very highly of those records. Hollywood Town Hall just doesn't knock me out (sorry Steve!).

1 comment:

Steve said...

Yeah, I was sorry to hear about the Jayhawks too... Smile is my favorite...

I warned a Blink fan just the other day about the dangers of the "indefinite hiatus" though I had forgotten about ATD's hiatus. I mentioned that Phish had their hiatus, then came back for a bit and then quit for good...