Ursa Major Friday

They’re not as lost as most, but lost more than they deserve. To my knowledge, Big Dipper records are out of print. Sporting alums of the Volcano Suns, the Embarrassment, and Dumptruck, Big Dipper’s never received the reissue treatment afforded those bands. After dropping two of the best mid-eighties indie pop records, the inimitable Heavens […]

Just Dropped in to Funk What My Funk Was In

The Smiths on a kids’ show circa 1984. This is what you sometimes get when you type the names of bands into the search field at YouTube. The best track on Night Ripper, the mash-up set of the moment by Girl Talk, is “Summer Smoke.” I will post it tomorrow if the mood strikes. Recently […]

What Thunderstorm Ever Misses Me?

I think I previously mentioned that my favorite Long Fin Killie EP is Buttergut, which I orignally scored on vinyl; lucky for y’all I remembered my cd copy, picked up long ago for the ludicrous price of $1. Their first recording, from 1994, it includes the soon-to-be-on Houdini “Lamberton Lamplighter,” a nice narrative sung by […]