Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Best of 2014

The Muffs, Whoop De Doo: 100% satisfaction guaranteed with this album. TRS-80, Volume One: A great compilation of remastered early works by a fantastic electronic band. Jack White, Lazaretto: A terrific album with phenomenal, record-setting vinyl format bells and whistles. OFF!, Wasted Years: It gave us the gold standard for punk rock and more recently, some pretty excellent videos, too. Omnivore Recordings: They recently announced the imminent release of two Jellyfish reissues with new liners and over 50 tracks. Pee Wee Herman: He’s back and making his presence known on social media and television. Pee Wee’s Playhouse was remastered and the news of that long-awaited movie seems very promising. The Walking Dead: It continues to set the standard for good television. From the premiere to the mid-season finale, I think this has been my favorite season. David Bowie Is, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois: A staggering amount of memorabilia and information with backing audio, providing even the most ardent fan some surprises. Dolenz Jones Boyce & Hart reissue from Cherry Red: A must have for any die-hard Monkees fan and a better bet than most of the band’s later recordings. And lastly the perfect little confection, Lindt Lindor Truffles Coconut. I love you. I hate you. You must be consumed in mass quantities. Buy some for stocking stuffers at Lindt Chocolates.

Xmas Recipes (Y Mas) by Moog Cookbook

Just under the wire comes a groovy little Christmas album by Moog Cookbook with proceeds going toward the recording of the next release by Roger Joseph Manning. The album Xmas Recipes (Y Mas) may be purchased from Bandcamp. has a starting price of just four dollars! Merry Christmas to all and to all a moog night.

Another episode of What Did I Just Watch On Youtube: Darkeys-Atarana V2

Welcome to today's episode of What Did I Just Watch On Youtube?, because if thisismyhappening.blogspot doesn't bring it to you - who will? Darkeys-Atarana V2

Bates Motel: Season 3 Teaser Trailer

Bates Motel Season 3 Teaser Trailer: Take a peek at the upcoming third season of Bates Motel. The show returns to A&E with new episodes in March 2015.

Life Without Music? Amusia: The inability to recognize musical tones or to reproduce them.

Some people are born without the ability to hear music. According to the BBC "Though most amusia sufferers find listening to music pointless, some even find it annoying and unpleasant." Amusia: The inability to recognize musical tones or to reproduce them. Amusia can be congenital (present at birth) or be acquired sometime later in life (as from brain damage). Amusia is composed of a- + -musia and literally means the lack of music. Also commonly called tone deafness. Here's a well done informative short video Can You Follow This Beat? by BrainCraft.

John Waters to Screen Pink Flamingos Sequel

According to as reported by M.H. Miller, John Waters will screen a sequel to his camp classic Pink Flamingos called Kiddie Flamingos at his upcoming Marianne Boesky Gallery exhibition which opens on January 9, 2015. Of course with the absence of Diving, casting was an issue - so Waters has recreated and recast the first new film since 2004's A Dirty Shame/i> as a children’s movie. With child actors as a consideration, Waters material was “defanged and desexualized,” according to the gallery, which also describes this G-rated version as “more perverse than the original.” The show, Waters third with Marianne Boesky, will run January 9, 2015 through February 14, 2015.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Free track from Cafeine

Montreal’s Xavier Cafeine has released a new song for free just in time to gift you for the holidays. Cafeine's new album will be available some time in February of 2015. Until then enjoy Cafeine "Love Disease (Christmas in New York)" Download the track FREE via Soundcloud.

Ariel Pink to Receive Virgin Vinyl Treatment

Vinyl International is releasing the 2nd pressings of two Ariel Pink albums, Underground and Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1 on Monday December 22. These second pressings, unlike the first, true virgin vinyl for all of your holiday creche needs. Thanks Vinyl International. ARIEL PINK ON TOUR 2015 02/07 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 02/09 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne 02/10 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's 02/11 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw 02/13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge 02/14 - Denver, CO - Bluebird 02/16 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line 02/17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall 02/18 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot Ballroom 02/19 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix 02/20 - Montreal, PQ - National 02/21 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club 02/23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 02/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 02/25 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 03/28 - Santa Ana - Observatory (Burgerama 4) 03/29 - Santa Ana - Observatory (Burgerama 4)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today's Christmas Jams: The Muffs, Fear, Rocket 455, Porn Orchard, Dead Kennedys & Wild Billy Childish

For those of you who like your egg nog spiked with a little cynicism here are some fabulous listening choices. Dead Kennedys "Advice From Christmas Past" The Muffs "Nothing For Me" Fear "Fuck Christmas" Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire "A Poundland Christmas" Rocket 455 "Santa Ain't Coming This Christmas" And a real bummer where the holiday season is all the more reason to die! A lot of people mistakenly attribute this song to Tom Waits and Peter Murphy, but it's by a band called Porn Orchard. Porn Orchard "Christmas Sucks"