"stop dead" [excerpt] from the cure’s show in el paso [oct 10, 2013]

#thecure #robertsmith #reevesgabrels

gotta love robert’s smooth dancing moves!

[just found this clip on my SD card. i forgot i captured a video from this show. had to adjust the colors…original video was pretty crappy. not much i could do with the audio.  still nostalgic!]

"you and me"

jessy lanza 

from hyperdub’s 10.2 compilation

hyperdub has progressed and has been pushing “new” electronic music further and further ahead…GREAT STUFF!


"Boots or Hearts" by The Tragically Hip

Tragically Hip Thursday

Fingers and toes, fingers and toes
Forty things we share
Forty-one if you include
The fact that we don’t care

Gord’s poetic explanation of the futility of trying to discuss relationships which are beyond saving, because:

See when it starts to fall apart
It really falls apart
Like boots or hearts, Oh when they start
They really fall apart

Juan Maclean / Essential Mix
June 8 2013 / BBC Radio 1


The Juan MacLean
Duration: 2 hours
First broadcast: Saturday 08 June 2013
‘The Juan MacLean, real name John MacLean, is a former post-hardcore guitarist turned electronic music producer. He spent several years out of the music business after quitting his band Six Finger Satellite, before the band’s live sound engineer James Murphy persuaded him to make dance music for his new label DFA. He’s since released two albums on DFA and is set to drop his third later this year.

This Essential Mix features new material from The Juan MacLean, as well as new music from Bicep, Simian Mobile Disco, PBR Streetgang and Murk.

-BBC Radio 1


01. Hawkwind - Space Ritual
02. Jimmy Edgar - Shout
03. Arc 88 & Craig Chino - Ardent
04. Murk - Be Mine (Murk Remix)
05. The Juan MacLean - You Are My Destiny
06. Burnski - Lost In The Zoo (Martinez Brothers’ Bronx Zoo Mix)
07. Sasse - Treat Me
08. MightyHor - Walk In Stomp
09. MANIK - House Cut 1
10. Mat.Joe - Showtime
11. PBR Streetgang - C. With No Name (feat. Danielle Moore)
12. Walker & Royce - Trippin’ (feat. Javi)
13. Shiny Objects - Higher Ground (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix) (feat. Michael Marshall)
14. Bicep & Simian Mobile Disco - Sacrifice
15. Disclosure - You And Me (Bicep Remix)
16. Sand People - Brandy Station
17. Vanilla Ace - Hypnotic
18. LaRosa - Something Strange (Filsonik Remix)
19. Simon Baker - Stop Gap
20. Leftwing & Kody - Let Go
21. John Dimas - State Of Mind
22. The Juan Maclean - Feel Like Movin’
23. Waze & Odyssey - I Want You
24. Urulu - Reason With Me
25. Cale Parks - N1 (Paradis Contours Mix)

After a 31-year career in music with the Melvins, which has born over 30 albums of studio and live material, dozens of limited and highly limited 12-inch, 10-inch, and 7-inch records, and north of 2000 live performances why is he going acoustic now?

Because it actually makes sense.

After all, Buzz has written the vast majority of the Melvins’ songs with a fair amount of them originally written on an acoustic guitar and then simply transferred to electric. “I recorded most of This Machine Kills Artists with my red white and blue Buck Owens American acoustic. It’s a great guitar and is pretty much irreplaceable so it’s staying home for tours. It’s too bad really. Maybe I can paint the Chinese one I use live red white and blue! Ha!”

This Machine Kills Artists is an authentically acoustic album with no electric guitars, amplifiers or direct boxes used during the 17-track release’s recording. Buzz’s live performance, previewed in a brief March tour, is equally raw, with the legendary singer/guitar player armed with only his guitar and his quirky-yet-captivating stories.

“I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half assed version of Woody Guthrie,” explained Buzz. “Which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar. No thanks… This Machine Kills Artists is a different kind of animal.” This Machine Kills Artists isn’t merely Melvins Lite (hey, there already is a Melvins Lite!), instead the album offers a surprising new side to the grunge progenitor, songs when offered naked further highlight what a powerful songwriter the Melvins’ front man is.

Along with the new album Buzz will be hitting the road on a giant tour that will take him all the way around the world! The tour itself will begin in the U.S. with a multi-month outing before winding it’s way throughout the globe. The songs on This Machine Kills Artists were written to be performed live and that’s exactly what Buzz plans on doing.

It’s all about digging it out of the dirt…

The more you work the luckier you get…