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Washed Out – Feel it all around
Feb 28th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Washed Out – Feel it all around.

This is the theme song to the sketch comedy show Portlandia, as well as the ring tone for my friend Michael’s phone, so I hear it several times a day.  It is a great song, though, and I have been thoroughly enjoying Portlandia as a show.  I wasn’t too impressed with the first episode, but the last one I saw with all of the local indie rock stars posing as members of various made up bands was pretty hilarious and on the mark.

I added a flyer to the Cardenas page, two flyers on the Entropy page, and three on G Faithful’s.  There are a bunch more I’ll be adding over the course of the week.

Chico Mann performing “Ya Yo Se” on KCRW
Feb 25th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Chico Mann performing “Ya Yo Se” on KCRW.

From Chris:

Chico Mann has been blowing up the airwaves on KCRW, the best public radio station here in LA. I really like this combination of afropop and electronic music, and the vocals sung in spanish. My favorite song by Chico Mann is “Hay Que Correr”, but I couldn’t find a good youtube video for it. I hope you like this one.

PS: That party flyer I drew that lo-budge just posted is so silly! But as I recall, Ryan Pittel added the text and the pictogram word puzzle on the right. And the “call for directions” instructions are so funny! I I think Ryan initialed the flyer to prove its authenticity. Waaay better than text message or facebook invites. So awesome. However, I don’t know why I drew a guy who looks like a 30 year old douchebag from Colorado. I guess I thought that looked cool.

Party Time
Feb 24th, 2011 by lo-budge

Here’s an invitation to a party in high school that Chris had illustrated that I just found.  This was in the days before texting people to invite them to a party, and it’s so much better:

Social Gathering

Social Gathering

Bad flyers
Feb 23rd, 2011 by lo-budge

I have so many Mulligan Stump and G Faithful flyers that I scanned that I will add to their respective band pages soon, but some are just so ridiculously bad that I wanted to keep them off of the band pages but post them for posterity here:

G Faithful Flyer

G Faithful Flyer

I made this flyer for G Faithful and I actually kind of like it, regardless of what I just said above.  The clip art comes from some ad in one of the many business and economy-oriented newspapers or magazines my brother subscribed to at the time.

In hindsight, this guy was right – there sure was a 3rd great crash!  But I doubt he was alive to see it.

Mulligan Stump Flyer

Mulligan Stump Flyer

If I saw this flyer in Albuquerque, and I didn’t know who Mulligan Stump was, this wouldn’t really entice me to go.  Tuesday night?  At a bar called “The Fat Chance”?  With “What is it?” as the tag line?

On second thought, maybe I would go.

(P.S. It’s debatable that the flyers I’m going to post on the pages are any better than these ones).

Yakov, The Cure, and Suede
Feb 22nd, 2011 by lo-budge

I scanned about 25 new pieces today, some of which will be going up on the site shortly.  But these three don’t really fit anywhere but each one is pretty great.  Here is the first one:

Yakov tickets

Yakov tickets

I bought a book at some used books sale and this was inside of it as the bookmark!  Yes, a signed Yakov Smirnoff ticket.  I love this thing.  I wish I knew the story behind it.  The absolute best part is the phone number at the bottom – 1-800-WHAT A COUNTRY.  Priceless.

Signed Suede flyer

Signed Suede flyer

Next up is this flyer I had signed by Brett Anderson of Suede after watching this concert.  The flyer is of such low quality – I think he wasn’t too impressed that I wanted him to sign some xeroxed piece of shit I found outside the venue.  Oh well.

And my other recently scanned signed product is:

Comic book signed by The Cure

Comic book signed by The Cure

This is a comic book about The Cure made by “Rock “n Roll” comics.  There’s probably some info about it online but it’s not really worth looking up.  I met The Cure in San Francisco by standing in a long stupid line after work at Virgin Records downtown when Bloodflowers came out and they were in town playing at the Fillmore.  I didn’t go see them in concert that time, but I did wait forever in line and was rewarded by watching Robert Smith stare at the first page and then write “No I Don’t” under the picture of him saying “I hate flying I hate flying …”.  The other members of the band signed it (although Simon was passed out and I had to sort of call his name to wake him up at the table in order to sign it, which was a disappointment because he was the one I most wanted to meet).  It was all a very funny experience and some of the members asked me several questions about the comic book.  I couldn’t believe they had never seen it.

Halo set list
Feb 21st, 2011 by lo-budge

Halo Set List

Halo Set List

I finally bought a new scanner since the old one didn’t work on my new laptop.  And then I found a box in the basement with some good stuff to scan, including this little gem.  New images will be appearing on different band pages over the next few days, and I’ll give updates as to where they are.

This is a set list Will and I wrote for some Halo gig.  The correct song names are:

1. Blue Fool

2. Everybody Wants to Bring Me Down

3. It’s Wrong to Love You

4. Shine Like

5. Losing My Head

6. Electricity

7. Hollow Eyes

8. Slow Motion Suicide

9. Santo Cielo

10. Instant Classic

11. Sweet Jane

12. Outside My Door

13. Walk Away

14. Take a Ride

15. Wooden Box

This really cracked me up for some reason.

Love And Rockets – It Could Be Sunshine
Feb 18th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Love and Rockets it could be sunshine.wmv.

From Chris:

I LOVE this Love and Rockets album Express. I had a killer Love and Rockets t-shirt in highschool (see the lo-budge photo of me rocking at the Montebello for confirmation). There are many great songs on this album, but this song is really speaking to me right now. I was introduced to Love and Rockets in middle school by Chad Coffman. We were skating and I spent the night at his house and he popped in the tape when we were hanging out in his bedroom. I loved it on first listen. He made me a copy of the tape to take home. I was recently at Amoeba and saw that a new greatest hits Love and Rockets vinyl is out, although I opted to purchase their first record (which was more expensive than the greatest hits album, but I’m OCD like that…gotta complete the collection).

Broham – Nothing In Common
Feb 17th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Nothing In Common-Broham.

Apparently, Seattle had a thriving Soul and Funk scene in the 60’s and 70’s that have been chronicled in a movie called Wheedle’s Groove which I will be viewing this weekend with my friend Jud.

Jud and I and 3 other friends went to Desert Aire, WA last weekend (in the Columbia River Gorge area) and had a great time seeing Soda Lake and enduring massive wind storms and drinking as much beer as possible.  Some of these songs made up the track list of the weekend, along with copious amounts of Judas Priest.

On Saturday night Jud witnessed a full-sized round trampoline blowing down the street in front of our rental house in the 6o mph winds.  We found it the next day wrapped around a tree in the orchard across the way.  It was several trees deep into the orchard.  All of the back patio furniture had blown away into the orchard as well.

Electronic – Some Distant Memory
Feb 16th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Electronic – Some Distant Memory.

I can’t tell you how long I have been waiting for someone to post this song – it’s either never there or it gets removed quickly, as I imagine this version will, too.  So listen to it while you can!  The synth strings at the end are probably my favorite use of that type of sound in any song ever.

Speaking of some distant memory, I plan to finally dig up some old pictures and drawings this weekend to scan, and some old songs that haven’t made it to this site yet will be uploaded.  I’m looking forward to digging through some old stuff once again.

808 State – Donkey Doctor
Feb 15th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – 808 State – Donkey Doctor (audio only).

I’m in just the right mood for this song right now.

I dinged up a car today (very minorly) when I was pulling out of a parking  space and was seen by the owner of the car as I was leaving (unbeknownst to me) who tracked me down and is now asking for some damages to be paid for (paint scratches).  Who are these people?  My car has so many dings over the years on it from other cars in parking lots – it’s the price of having a car.  Oh well – some people just love to pursue ridiculous issues.  From now on I will call them “Donkey Doctors”.

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