Uncommon music criticized by the common man. (Or, exercises in futility masquerading as critical thought.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

THE BLOGSHIP: found this quality hip-hop blog over on Rock Critics Daily. This will almost certainly make it into my regularly visited sites. And for my man Mr. O, check out The Hip-Hop Libertarian, where hiphop and libertarianism meet. That site should complete your transformation. Ha!

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Great band name, great music: check out the minibosses. (Thanks to Mr. O for the link.)

Friday, February 13, 2004

Two more additions to the collection:

Kanye West The College Dropout
Stereolab Margerine Eclipse

So much music, so little time. Damn sickness.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The No Fun Fest: This looks great, and I'll actually be taking the Thursday and Friday before this weekend off. Unfortunately (well, not really unfortunately), it's because that's the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. I plan on watching every second of college basketball possible that weekend. Huzzah! But I heartily endorse this event or product if you're in the vicinity and have an interest in this kind of music.

Monday, February 09, 2004

I'm buying them faster than I can listen to them. While I've listened to most of the Philly haul at least once (the RJD2 disc has gotten several listens, as it's an awesome disc), I still managed to go out and buy more music. Tonight's purchases:

Grant Green The Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Pig Lib

(Yeah, I know. One of these kids is not like the other...) I'm not even going suggest that I'll write about any of these "soon," as that promise has been repeatedly broken in this blog. I do anticipate listening to the hell out of the Grant Green discs, though.

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Yaaay! Not only are the Pixies reuniting and playing the Coachella festival (mit Radiohead and Kraftwerk!), but they are planning a mini-tour of the U.S. prior to the festival. Now, I'm not usually excited about band reunions, but I am definitely hyped for this one. The Pixies are one of the few bands I regret not seeing (and I had a chance; my senior year of high school, they opened for U2 on their Achtung Baby tour, and that right there should tell the story of why I didn't see them) before they broke up. Which means, of course, they won't be playing anywhere near me.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

This should be outstanding. I'd buy this on the lineup alone. Hopefully, this will be as good or greater than the sum of its parts.