This one goes out to the Florida State Seminoles

Fuck you…

I should be over it by Monday but it was WAKE FUCKING FOREST…you are all an embarrassment to the Florida State program….Jeff Bowden should quit today…His daddy needs to spend this entire week apologizing for the P.O.S. team he has put on the field for the past 2 seasons and perhaps he needs to spend some quite time reflecting on his own damned future.

Fuck You Sons-A-Bitches.

Shut out…at home…for the first time in…literally…my lifetime…by WAKE FUCKING FOREST….i never thought it would get this bad….what’s next? a loss to Duke? So, this week you beat directional Michigan to become bowl eligible….jesus christ if you fuckers play in a December bowl I might attend just to throw tomatoes at you.

Bobby….fix this shit.
Jeff….die of syphilis.

This one goes out to y’all

Boo Hiss:

unfortunately, I will be swinging a hammer all day and moving network equipment all night so this will be my only post of the day. However, tomorrow I will post a wonderful interview w/Two Cow Garage and I will be posting the Flashback Friday song before I run off to bang more hammers. A few items of interest:

– Snow Black’s debut cd is now available for purchase

Aquarium Drunkard posted a song by a band called “Backyard Tire Fire“….this band appears to be worth checking out.

– Andy Taylor quit Duran Duran…..THE HAR-RAR…but really, does anyone care?

That’s it for today. Sorry.

Introducing: Flashback Friday

So, I am gonna try something…it will go on as long as I have inspiration or get stories from either of my readers.  Basically, every Friday I will post a song from the soundtrack of my youth and give you the story of that song in my life….and here is where you, the reader, can take part in this recurring theme.  Feel free to email me your songs and stories and I will post them.  It could be good times and there could be some good content that comes out of it.  So, I will start.

Flashback Song: Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

I owned the Kenny Roger’s – Greatest Hits vinyl when I was a young’un and listened to it constantly.  Well, my neighbor, Darren, was older than me by a few years and he had learned all the words to the Hall and Oates song “Private Eyes” and kept bragging that he did indeed know all the words and by god it made me wanna know all the words to a song….So I chose The Gambler….at the time I pretty much knew them all…when the song was playing…but I needed to be able to sing the fucker a cappella so I went to practicing….in the shower, on the bus, after school…every spare moment for days was spent practicing The Gambler…..finally, I had it…I could sing it in word for word perfection…and boy was I proud.

I think I still know all the words.

There you go…if anyone wants to contribute email me your story….

When real life imitates The Onion:

From OregonLive:

Dorr, the 37-year-old owner of Imbibe on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, has been slapped with a federal lawsuit by companies that own the rights to a trio of popular classics that were performed at Dorr’s restaurant in 2005.

First it was illegal downloading and the industry had a point but instead of adapting to a changing marketplace they went with the new American way….litigation baby litigation. So, they sued 12 year olds….and then those evil kids sitting in their bedrooms trying to learn how to play their favorite riffs from the new Fall Out Boy song became to much for the industry to bear so they decided to shutdown the guitar tab web sites….BUT it was too late…some of those kids had already formed cover bands and were out there playing songs in public…well, the solution was obvious….yup, you guessed it…..sue the restaurant owner. Makes perfect fucking sense.

Really, when I first saw this story on Tiny Mixed Tapes I thought it had to be a copy/paste of an Onion article…..but it is the real deal…It is obvious to me now “the music industry” has decided the only way to prevent copyright infringement is to kill music completely. I wish I could say I was in disbelief but honestly….I’m not…

The married father of two, who opened Imbibe a couple of years ago, said bands typically start playing after 10. But after Friday, the restaurant will do without live music because of the lawsuit.

Somewhere, ASCAP execs are high fiving one another.

What will be in your mailbox today?

from Reuters:

The music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download services.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the world’s music companies, said on Tuesday the new cases were brought in 17 countries, including the first ones ever in Brazil, Mexico and Poland.

The trade group said more than 1 billion music tracks were illegally downloaded last year in Brazil, the largest market in Latin America. The country has seen record company revenue nearly halved since 2000, IFPI said.

The industry has now filed about 18,000 lawsuits in the United States, the largest market for music sales, and 13,000 in the rest of the world.

This paragraph really got me:

The group added that more than 2,300 people had already settled their case for illegally file-sharing copyrighted material with an average payout of 2,420 euros ($3,034).

3000 dollars?  Is it really fucking worth it?  How about concentrating on ways to adapt to the changing world instead of trying to strong arm people.

The Hold Steady hit the road:

Blog darlings The Hold Steady will hit the road in support of their new cd, Boys and Girls in America. Now, I am gonna be honest…I have the cd but I have not been inclined to put the damn thing in my cd player yet so I do not have an opinion on the album…but everyone else in the somewhat-free-world loves the damned thing. I will listen to it eventually but I probably won’t type anything about it here because every other blog on the internet has already jizzed all over the back of the blog world about it…..but i digress…here are those dates:

10-12 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
10-13 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick *
10-14 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar *
10-16 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
10-17 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
10-19 Portland, OR – Lola’s *
10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Plaza Club *
10-21 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café *
10-24 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
10-25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
10-26 Chicago, IL – Metro *#
10-27 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
10-28 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern *
10-29 Ottawa, Ontario – Zaphod Beeblebrox *
10-30 Cambridge, MA – Middle East *
11-21 Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar $
11-22 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw $
11-24 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
11-25 Washington, DC – Black Cat
11-26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11-27 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
11-29 Orlando, FL – The Social
11-30 Tampa, FL – Orpheum

12-01 Tallahassee, FL – Beta Bar
12-02 New Orleans, LA – The Parish at House of Blues
12-04 Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
12-05 Columbia, SC – Mojo’s
12-06 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
12-07 Iowa City, IA – The Picador
12-08 Newport, KY – Southgate House
12-09 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
12-13 Buffalo, NY – Showplace
12-15 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street

The Orpheum? If these guys are as popular as the internets make them sound that place is waaaaaaayyyyyy too small.

Seven Signs of the Apocalyptic South

If this shit does not interest you…well then, I dunno.

from Col.JD of the Legendary ShackShakers

“We seek out various characters and stories and musical moments that go to reinforce the notion of the South as a creative place and a place of intelligence and eccentricities, yes, but underpinning all of that is this profound sense of self and clarity of identity, confidence, and faith, and lots of great, virtuous things that never gets made mentioned whenever you see a documentary or movie about it. It seems like it’s always like Jerry Springer dysfunction, mixed in with a little Hee-Haw cornpone humor and that’s about all you get. I thought we would try to expand upon more like the characters, more along the lines of Flannery O’Connor and Faulkner’s characters and intelligent, profound, intelligent characters that redeem that area. There’s a lot of dysfunction and confusion and ignorance all over the world, you know the South does not corner the market on it. If anything, it produces more art and more great music than any other area that I can think of”

Who all performs and appears in the movie?

We’ve got Scott Biram, Slim Cessna, Shack Shakers, lots of old-timers in these kind of juke joints and honky tonks that we traveled to, and folks that you wouldn’t know, but they still channel that same timeless vibe that a lot of hipsters struggle to harness. It’s a movie not about celebrity, or hipness, it’s about authenticity and the truth.