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Journal nuwayser's Journal: music and sbemail

man, I miss playing indie rock. in boston.

there are a lot of good bands coming out of there now, and it's exciting to see that the scene hasn't lost any of its lustre.

loveless and godboxer, both rising from the ashes of expanding man, kick some serious, serious butt. "go" by loveless is guilty of not leaving my head. it's great to see jen trynin playing again, she sounds good. can't wait until they hit DC. "Until You're Gone" by godboxer... wow. that aaron guy is like Gary Cherone with a supercharged soul. a man and his pipes. awesome. and of course they've got my hero mike levesque on skins.

speaking of trynin, I found this cool article about mary's danish and the music biz. she's mentioned as one of the few people willing to talk to the article's author about how the industry treated her. an excellent read, but be sure to set aside some quiet time with a mug of tea... it's a bit long.

also very impressed by the likes of Well with Linda Bean (Orbit, Permafrost/Miles Dethmuffin and Frrrrrrrrrrrigate (Arrr!)), Robert Brazier (one of my favorite drummers, formerly of Smackmelon) and of course that Jeff guy from Orbit. They sound good. I wonder if Brazier still plays those white Yamahas with the cymbals up high; always liked that look. Plus he's got faster-than-normal single stroke rolls... very smooth.

a while ago ... like, when I was playing in Skelp and doing gigs at the Velvet Lounge every other month... so, we're talking 2001ish... I bought the VL "lights out, let's go!" compilation. for some reason I didn't listen to it right away --- mostly because the first track is by the phobes who never f'ing called me back for an audition (sorry, grudges are a bit of a weakness of mine) --- but after I got my Mac my old girlfriend...er... my old CD collection and I were reintroduced. there's a lot of good shit on that compy, most notably "belle star" by squatweiler and "ghostface" by helicopter helicopter. It's nothing less than embarassing to find out about H2 after I left boston. plus these songs are several years old. whatever, it's good.

in non-music: this week I was introducttaped to Strong Bad. yeah, I'm a little late to the party, but who cares? Thanks to trey for throwing the links my way. what a great way to brighten up my mondays. I came really, really close to starting a presentation at work with sbemail65 (unused emails) but was talked out of it by snovick. anyway I'm hooked and liz digs it too. "'Dear Strong Bad,' ... I never tire of hearing that."

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