The Playlist of 17 August 2003

12 years ago, on 17 August 2003, Amy and I got married at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Later in the evening, a (relatively) small gathering of our family and friends gathered for a party feast at Cafe Buenos Aires. We were trying to keep costs reasonable. After all, shortly after the wedding, we would be moving across the country to Cambridge, MA, and then, who knew where things would take us.

One and the Two

One and the Two

One and the Two

Machine Laments and Bird Songs, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3

I can’t remember exactly when I got the “One and the Two” CDs, but I do remember that Ben Rogers sent them to me. They were part of the limited edition Pro. Con. CDs that were being put out. These were from 2002, each limited to 50 copies.

Mr Razor's Favorite Thing

Every so often, and for no apparent reason, the sly razor demon emerges with a smile and says, “Off with his beard! Off with his beard!” and before I can ask “Why?” my facial hair has disappeared. Today, that happened to me again, and as usual, it was out of my control. I almost didn’t even realize what happened, until I stepped outside and my chin was cold. For your

Picnic With a Gun - Kowalski 14 inch EP

From the liner notes: PICNIC WITH A GUN: An Introduction. As every band is, we are often asked to describe our music. We've done so in a variety of different ways. We've listed our influences, compared ourselves to other bands, and even invited terms like industriopunkrockskafunkpopdanceabilly. All of these things are stupid. We're just PWAG. This is not to say that we've invented some new, cutting edge sound that will soon become the hottest genre.

The Cover Chain...

I was flipping through some of the old books that I used to scribble in way back when, and I came across a page that had the following:

This was a little idea that I had long before So, sue me already, back when I loved making mix-tapes for my friends. This mix-tape never materialized, and since then, my music exposure has increased quite a bit, leading to what I think is a pretty damn impressive compilation….

Read on… download… enjoy!

13 years

On Saturday, Amy and I celebrated the 13-year anniversary of our “first date” by going to Kodaikanal for the day. Pretty fun, but nothing much to report, except for a few silly pictures:

Slug: Swingers, EPs, and more

I don’t actually remember how I got to know about Slug, but I liked their, um, sluggish loud music. I think it had something to do with them using lots of bass guitars, and because “Swingers” was a 10”, and I really liked to collect 10” records….

DWAB: The Song that Didn't Make it

I know… you are all rockin’ out so hard to the new DWAB album “New and Found Songs Keep the Music Playing” and you just don’t know what to do with yourselves while you wait for new DWAB music.

Well, your wait is over since I found another song that I hadn’t included on NAFSKTMP. I couldn’t figure out what to call it, so I simply called it “The Song that Didn’t Make it.”

Reality Control? - Children of Terra

A couple of years ago (yes, years) I posted two Reality Control? compilations. Most people who know anything about Reality Control? know about the label that was run by John Lyons (by the way John, belated happy birthday!) but I’m not sure that too many know that there was also a band called Reality Control? and yes, John was in it for a while. (It was also the name of John’s super cool zine that he should digitize and post online—I can’t do it from here in India unless he wants to send me old copies of all of them….)

A random assortment of music

I’m not entirely sure what to say about the music in this post. The first set of songs is by a band called Munk. I don’t have much information about them–just that they recorded (to my knowledge) two seven-inches, which I bought when I saw them live a looooong time ago. The releases were simply titled “1” and “2” and the online FLEX discography has a tiny review here and here.