Friday, September 21, 2007

Random two from the random ten

"Action"---The Charms

"Distant Radio"---The Devics

Friday, August 31, 2007

Random two from the random ten

"Chicks and Dicks"---Junior Senior

"Can't You Hear My Heartbeat"---Goldie and the Gingerbreads

Monday, August 27, 2007

New wave protest music


Not just another Devo cover: Bassist and founding member of Devo Gerald Casale was friendly with victims of the Kent State shootings and was witness to the crime. From the Wikipedia:

The pivotal moment for the formation of Devo was the Kent State shootings of May 4 1970. Casale knew two of the students who had been killed, and even claimed to see one student, Allison Krause, with exit wounds from the M1 Garand rifle. At this moment, Casale claims he changed the idea of Devolution into a serious concept.
"Devolution" has always been a concept in-between "dark joke" and "really dark joke". Devo is definitely one of those bands that becomes more interesting the more you get into them, which is why they're such an obsession of mine. The Devo conception of devolution has little to do with the fallacious notion that we're sliding backwards on some evolutionary progressive ladder, though that's its ironic origins. It's more a mockery of and at times a celebration of the inanity of Americana. The War on Terra has been a bevy of high devo moments---everything from 9/11 kitsch to Bush wearing a jumpsuit in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner could safely be described as "devo".

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Oh shit, Friday already

"Ohio"---Gorch Fock

"Chickee Town"---The Yellow Jackets

Friday, August 17, 2007

Random two from the random ten

"Sunday Morning Coming Down"---Sammi Smith

"Ca Plane Pour Moi"---Sonic Youth

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Progress is possible

"Ladyflash"---The Go! Team

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Random two from the random ten

"When The Going Gets Dark"---Quasi

"Poet's Walk"---Money Mark

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