Thursday, November 16, 2006

NeffTunes MixTape November 2006

Here's the latest installment of tunes from kick-assed albums of 2006

01 - The Heart Bionic by Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals' Starvation League
02 - Red Wine, Success! by Cold War Kids
03 - Fake Tales of San Francisco by The Arctic Monkeys
04 - Everyone Gets A Star by Albert Hammond Jr
05 - Ain't That Strange by Rhett Miller
06 - Nausea by Beck
07 - Oversleeping by I'm From Barcelona
08 - Papa's Got A Brand New Liver by Bright Light Fever
09 - Walk In The Park by Oh No! Oh My!
10 - Traces by Built To Spill
11 - The Bank And Trust by The Elected
12 - Dirty Old Town by Frank Black
13 - Please Don't Talk About Murder When I'm Eating by Ben Harper
14 - The Needle Has Landed by Neko Case
15 - Bisbee Blue by Calexico
16 - Pilgrim's Progress by Kris Kristofferson
17 - Living Proof by Cat Power
18 - Oregon Girl by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
19 - In Between Days by Ben Folds
20 - Scatterbraine by Ed Harcourt
21 - The Weakest Part by Yo La Tengo
22 - Islands Sink by Chin Up Chin Up
23 - Massive Nights by The Hold Steady
24 - Creepin' Up The Backstairs by The Fratelli's
25 - Sofa Song by The Kooks
26 - 15 Minutes by The Strokes
27 - I Saw The Light by Mudhoney
Download the "November" file here. It's hosted by MediaFire.
Enjoy this rock 'n' roll sampler.
Support these hard working and talented artists by purchasing their records or merchandise and go see them live.
Lots of these folks are on tour as we speak.

Friday, October 27, 2006

St. Louis Cardinals: 2006 World Series Champs

The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series!! And i was there...

...chillin' on my couch.

Nevertheless, it was exciting. The Cardinals, after a mediocre season put it all together in the postseason and came out on top.
And David Eckstein, with his timely hitting and stellar defense was awarded the MVP and an obnoxiously colored Corvette.
Kick ass, Cardinals!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

NeffTunes MixTape, October 2006

Here is my first installment of MixTapes. This one features some kick-assed tunes from the best albums of 2006.

1-Centro-Matic: Calling Thermatico
2-Band Of Horses: The Great Salt Lake
3-The Raconteurs: Hands
4-For Those Who Know: Competition
5-The Black Heart Procession: GPS
6-Alejandro Escovedo: Dear Head On The Wall
7-Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: Handle With Care
8-Slaid Cleaves: Like Poets Do
9-Norfolk & Western: A Gilded Age
10-Crystal Skulls: Treat It Well
11-Midlake: Roscoe
12-Morning Runner: Great Escape
13-The Flaming Lips: The W.A.N.D.
14-Wolfmother: Love Train
15-The Black Keys: Your Touch
16-Golden Smog: 5-22-02
17-The Handsome Family: Flapping Your Broken Wings
18-Curt Kirkwood: Beautiful Weapon
19-Greg Graffin: Cold As The Clay
20-Scott Miller & The Commonwealth: Wild Things
21-Jolie Holland: Moonshiner
Link to Zip file (no password required)
Enjoy these tunes, and support these artists by buying their albums and merchandise, or going to their shows at a rock 'n' roll venue near you.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Scott Miller & The Commonwealth Sept 29, 2006 All Good Cafe, Dallas

Scott Miller and the Commonwealth came and rocked out The All Good Cafe in Dallas, TX on September 29, 2006 and i was there.

He played songs like these:
Across The Line [link is dead]
Only Everything [link is dead]
Raised By The Graves [link is dead]

It looked like this:

And then...
...we took goofy photo booth pics.

Scott Miller's official page
Scott Miller's albums
Scott Miller's Y! Group

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Album of the Week

Disciples of Agriculture: self titled 1995 album
Vintage twang rock from back in the day. Enjoy.

Pic of the Week: Another one of my hot rods

My 1940 Ford, parked in front of the house the other evening.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Video of the week

Wolf Parade: Modern World from their kick-assed 2005 album, Apologies to the Queen Mary on Sub Pop. Here's their space. Enjoy.
Here are more videos from some Awesomeometer-recommended Sub Pop bands like Rogue Wave, the Shins, Hot Hot Heat, Iron & Wine, the Album Leaf on the You Tube. Spend some time watching cool videos, but don't forget to feed your kids.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Album of the week (link updated)

Read about it here

Get it here.

Worlds collide as the singer from one of my favorite bands of all times (check the tattoo) teams up with my favorite canadian band and plays some kick-assed old-timey tunes.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

pic of the week

Looking west over the SMU campus from work. Click on image for enlarged version.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Strangers With Candy

Saw Strangers With Candy, and it was pretty sweet. My favorite part was when Jerri Blank said and did funny stuff.
Here are some awesomeometer exclusive still shots:

Also looked at Match Point and The Machinist from the Netflix. Both films kept me guessing during, and kept me thinking long after i went to bed. This blogger highly reommends them.
Speaking of recommendations, may i urge you to discover some kick-assed albums at the following locations: California Harmony and Cal's Country Corner. i have been diligently downloading and happily listening to some classic stuff all weekend. Your cool uncle's record collection is at California Harmony and Cal's Country Corner. Enjoy!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL

Chicago, Illinois - While the world continued its downward spiral into total chaos, bands from around the nation gathered for a weekend of the rock and/or roll for Pitchfork's Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park. i wasn't there, but Awesomeometer's Senior Chicagoland Indie Rock Correspondent, Osc, filed this report:

I was able to catch [Band of Horses] among others yesterday afternoon at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Really quick 30 minute set but the crowd was totally down and Ben the lead guy was very vocal and interactive w/ the crowd. Apparently they flew in from Seattle on a red-eye the night before and were "feeling pretty crazy".
Also got to see local Chicago band Chin Up, Chin Up who just signed to Suicide Squeeze a do their version of pretty catchy art-pop. Destroyer, led by Dan Bejar who's also in New Pornographers. Art Brut was great. Saw them few months ago. Great live show, I think lead singer Eddie Argos picked up where Bob Pollard left off in terms of commanding front-man stage presence/antics.
I've attached a few pics of the afternoon. Slap them on the blog if you feel like it.

Don't mind if i do, Osc!

Looks like the festival was a blast, Osc. Thank you for your report and the kick-assed pics. Big festival shows are a great place to be 6'4" with a digital camera.
Now close your eyes, dear readers, and listen to songs from some of the festival bands. We'll pretend we were all there.
Band of Horses: Wicked Gil
The National: Karen
The Silver Jews: How Can I Love You If You Won't Lie Down?
Destroyer: Painter In Your Pocket
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists: Counting Down the Hours
Chin Up Chin Up: I'll Be Your Avalanche
Yo La Tengo: Dreaming (Blondie cover)
Art Brut: My Little Brother
Spoon: Take the Fifth
The Walkmen: We've Been Had

For actual first-hand accounts of the festivities, please check out these more credible blogs:
Gorilla vs. Bear
Veritas Lux Mea
You Ain't No Picasso
Marathon Packs
So Much Silence

And photosets on Flickr here and here. Hat tip to Pete for the Flickr links.
Check ya later.