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dirt track

This was in the parking lot when I went to go buy Chinese Democracy:

See it larger on my Flickr page.

November 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm 11 comments

Guided By Voices’ Wished I Was a Giant

Check out a sound check from a Dayton show in 1996:

via Pop Zeus

Lyrics after jump.

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November 26, 2008 at 11:16 am

Perfect CB450


Image Credit via Bubble Visor

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I love everything about this bike. Here’s the list of awesome:

1. Headlight tallest part of the bike. Removed speedo and tach give it a trackbike look.

2. Air Filters removed for stubbies attached right to the carbs. This gives room for:

3. Custom pipes. They used the space the air filter used to take up to snake some side pipes through. Short, sharp, and probably loud as hell.

4. Fenders removed. Gives the bike a shorter, more agressive stance. This, coupled with the cafe seat draws the eyes to the wheels.

5. Air holes drilled in rear drum – not too many and nice uniformity to them.

6. Stuck with the original tank. The only color on the bike, and it’s a nice one too.

7. Custom horn. No other info on it, but I can tell it isn’t stock.

8. Tiny bullet-style rear signals, although I’m not sure what the point is as the bike is clearly not street legal (Lack of front signals, no speedo, etc)

9. Custom rear pegs with linkage to rear brake and shifter.

10. Black hand levers.

With all the leaning out they did with the bike, I’m surprised they kept the electric start. It fills a nice spot on the front of the engine I suppose, and looks very clean.

I’d love to have a closer look at this bike. What a lean little bulldog of a bike. This is obviously a CB450 (dual overhead cam, front disk brake) and they did a really great job with it. Salut!

November 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm 7 comments

Brighten the Corners Deluxe Edition

Preorder Pavement’s “Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence” deluxe edition from Matador and you receive a free live concert LP and a poster. The release has bumped to December 9th, so you still have time. I ordered it, and I already feel brighter, healthier.

Nate: I downloaded “Time Fades Away.” Thoughts soon! Too early to think.

November 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

no test to what they amount

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November 21, 2008 at 4:12 pm 3 comments

The The’s “Dogs of Lust”

Dusk deals with a lot things internal – love, lust, loneliness. The three L’s. The whole album has a really amazing early 90’s sound that you only find on certain REM albums, or all the bands from the “My So Called Life” soundtrack.

The video can’t be embedded, so here is the YouTube link.

From Dusk:

Here they come! The dogs of lust.
Out of my mind, into my life.
Somebody should be here to hold me
Somebody should be here to show me, show me!

When you’re lustful. When you’re lonely.
and the heat is rising slowly.

I got it blue. I got it bad.
I got the sweetest sadness I ever had.
As the hours pass before my eyes.
As the hours pass before me.

I keep reaching up
but they drag me back down
Wherever I try to hide
I will always be found

Rising slowly

If you dig this, ask me for the album. Or check out Slow Emotion Replay. Pretty poignant lyrics for the times, even if the album came out 16 years ago:

“Everybody knows what’s going on with the world, I don’t even know what’s going on in myself.”

Plus, Johnny Marr plays on it. Listen to it. If you want a version without the lame talking in it, email me.

November 19, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Will I Buy?

Will I buy???? Will I buy? Will buy I?

Belle and Sebastian – The BBC Sessions

Yes I will buy, even though I have 3 bootlegs that cover these sessions already. So why would I buy this? Because they will sound better, I can get rid of some of the bootlegs that this album covers, and because I’m a completionist who obsesses over stupid little things. (However, when I bought “Push Barman to Open Old Wounds,” I decided I didn’t need to import the rest of the EPs that the collection covers. This did not stop me from buying a Pavement EP that is included on the deluxe version of Slanted and Enchanted though. Don’t get me started on Robert Pollard).

Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy

No. Because how can you? How can you buy this album and listen to it? I suppose sort of like how I listened to Brian Wilson’s “Smile” and named it my favorite record of the year. Or, I could buy it like I bought the last Smashing Pumpkins’ album and sold it a few months later. Maybe I’ll just go home and listen to Use Your Illusion 1+2, then go drink Whiskey over on Sunset. Just like Gn’R would want me to?

Ok who am I kidding, yes I’ll buy Chinese Democracy. I was 13 when the damn album was announced.

Jay Reatard – Everything he has recorded

Probably. Have you listened to this guy?

November 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm

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