Archive for February, 2010

My Valuable Hunting Knife

February 25, 2010

Here’s Guided by Voices doing one of those tracks that can instantly make me start bouncing around. I really feel I could be friends with this whole band. We could have some beers together, share a pack of cigarettes, and say intelligent-incomprehensible-artistic stuff.

This was originally off of Alien Lanes (1995, Matador).

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It’s Art Wednesday

February 24, 2010

I’m going to feature an Iowa Artist that I like today. Her name is Nancy Lindsay and this painting is Warm Valley. She has several of her pieces at the Galleries Downtown.

Nancy also has her own website, you can visit it here at http://www.nancylindsay.com/

I and Love and You

February 23, 2010

Here’s a great track from the Avett Brothers:

“Just Got To Be”

February 22, 2010

Here’s The Black Keys performing Just Got to Be off of Magic Potion released in 2006.

Eric Bachmann, Crooked Fingers, and Archers of Loaf

February 18, 2010

Here’s a tid-bit of a couple of tracks and an interview with Eric Bachmann talking about the end of Archers of Loaf and the beginning of Crooked Fingers.

Here’s a solo track from him called Man O’ War off of his album To The Races, which is brought to you by Saddle Creek Records. I was lucky enough to see him perform most of this album live in Iowa City at the Picador. He’s a giant and beautiful man, I loved the show.

I was also lucky enough to hear him play White Trash Heroes, which was a track that he performed with his first band archers of loaf. It’s one of my all time favorite tracks. I think you can hear even back in 1998 he wrote intriguing lyrics.

You can check more about this prolific artist at his website here.

Teapot

February 17, 2010

My little blue teapot can be art too.

Taken by Heidi Hehnly.

Crash

February 16, 2010


The Primitives are probably best known for their single Crash off (featured) of their 1988 album Lovely. Here’s Thru the Flowers (plus an interview).


The Primitives have reformed and will be playing at the Bell House in Brooklyn NY on May 8th with Frankie & the Outs.

Heavy Metal Drummer

February 15, 2010


This is from Wilco off of my favorite album from them Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002).

Wonderwall

February 12, 2010


I really like the photo montage this photographer put together to go with this song Wonderwall (an Oasis cover) by Cat Power’s Chan Marshall, well done.

Bouquet

February 11, 2010

Here’s a fun interview with Pinback and you can see them perform live.

This a great little tidbit, take a listen. The track is off of Autumn Of The Seraphs (2007), and is titled Bouquet. Pinback contains two main members featured in this video; Armistead Burwell Smith IV (Zach) and Rob Crow. If you want to check out more of these guys visit their website here.

If your like me and didn’t know what a Seraph is, here’s the definition:
ser·aph (srf) n. pl. ser·a·phim (–fm) or ser·aphs
1. A celestial being having three pairs of wings.
2. seraphim Christianity The first of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.