Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by skinut, Jun 4, 2019.
Ya all ready?
Cleaning the house. Jack Daniel’s?
I called up my friend LeRoy on the phone
I said, Buddy, I'm afraid to be alone
'Cause I got some weird ideas in my head
About things to do in Denver when you're dead
I was working on a steak the other day
And I saw Waddy in the Rattlesnake Cafe
Dressed in black, tossing back a shot of rye
Finding things to do in Denver when you die
You alright now?
So I broke my New Year’s resolution but I meditated and have done so for 95% of days for 2 months. I think it’s helping
That was quick.
Well I meant to eat all the edibles before new years
Waste not, want not.
My thoughts exactly
Can't believe Kendrick made the critically acclaimed album "Graduation"
Also, I actually didn't know he was on a track with A Tribe Called Quest
Bring back lg phones
Reminiscing...first saw Hedges in 1986...was lucky to see him 5 more times before his untimely death in 97. Some folks can't stand his chatter in between songs, others are memorized by the complicated tuning he does while babbling, without any electronics...his ear was redonk. And when he plays...mystical.
Some "punk hippy"...music starts ~30s in
Some "heavy mental"...music starts ~4min
One of his last shows...
These compressed recordings are (sadly) poor representations of the dynamics of his live performances. Very few artists have gobsmacked me like Hedges...off the top of my head...C.Cornell & R.Charles are the only comparisons that pop to mind.
Acoustic Eddie Van Halen.
As I finish my course prep for the new semester that begins on Monday, I am listening to my Big Black Pandora station.
(The) Jesus Lizard
I saw Shellac and Fugazi play at the old Rainbo Roller Rink on Clark and Lawrence way, way, way back in the day (1995).
As I recall, the show kind of sucked, as Fugazi got into a fight with the fans about their "preaching" and anti-alcohol/drugs.
I think a good chunk of people went to see Fugazi (and Consolidated) just to heckle and bitch.
R.I.P. Lin Brehmer.
As much as I have a hard time listening to the current incarnation of XRT, Bremer wasn't part of why.
What is going with XRT? Have they changed formats in the last few years?
Edit: I just looked up XRT and it looks pretty grim.
One part of it is the amount of playlist programing the DJ's have to play. Back there in the 20th century (when it was an indie station) they had much more leeway to choose what they would play and so be more creative and ballsy.
Back when I was still at my high school radio station, we called certain songs "rotation" and there'd be a requirement for playing three rotation songs per hour. So that's basically the same system as XRT, except they likely have a higher concentration of rotation songs nowadays.
Yeah, had that when I was at De Paul too. There was always some rotation list in effect at the X, but the list kept getting longer.
In the later 70's (here comes the old man rant), you would hear the likes of the Supreme's, Zappa, Steve Goodman, Elvis Costello, Hound Dog Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Spirit, Mozart, and Weather Report on XRT...in one set...and it would work.
The DJ's were artists themselves.
Hell, even in the early 90's it was so much more independent. XRT basically invented the once cool genre of "adult album alternative." It was a good switch station for me growing up and introduced me to blues (blues breakers) and local anesthetic when Q101 would stop playing the Pumpkins and Local H and put on Limp Bizkit or some other garbage.
Man, this is a crap way to start the week.
His work snaked through so much cool music that he inspired.
Television was a great reset button for how to approach and listen to music that has aged sooo well.
Mavis MF’n Staples!