J Frank Parnell’s Non-Chemical Vacation

J Frank is removing himself to the Land of the Ice and Snow until July 10, during which time his lobotomy hole will be trepanned and reloaded with Cumberland Farms’ green Jungle Koola and Pop Rocks. Until then, I’m offering an aimless mix of music, save for the topical first track. Roky Erikson – The […]

They Can’t Be Serious

A few weeks ago I caught a Dragonforce video on headbangers’ ball; what joy. Absurdly musical, like the theme music to a Power Rangers-esque show if done by Yngwie Malmstein. You know a metal band’s retarded if everything’s played so fast, and with minimal distortion, that it sounds computer generated. Like Viking dwarves on meth. […]

Sweet Tea, My Sweet Peas

I never could have guessed I’d be writing about the Fiery Furnaces this morning, but the ability to sample a new album via Emusic can change things. Til now I’d become bored with the FF, although at first I was equally tripped into the hype surrounding their debut, which I found solid enough, but my […]

Stiff from Dancing the Cha-Cha

Listening to some Love is All from the batch of downloads I leave on the work machine, after moving past lead singer Josephine Olaussen’s obvious debt to the singers for Altered Images, Life Without Buildings, and Pylon, I recognized that Swedes have always been good at this complex dance pop, and that Love is All, […]