Category: Miscellaneous

  • Today’s Vinyl Purchases

    Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE 4:00 MAKING FLIPPY FLOPPY 4:36 GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER 4:25 SLIPPERY PEOPLE 3:30 I GET WILD/WILD GRAVITY 4:06 SWAMP 5:09 MOON ROCKS 5:04 PULL UP THE ROOTS 5:08 THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY) 4:56 With maybe the exception of Stop Making Sense, which got […]

  • As If Cassettes Weren’t Enough…

    …just bought these two: Pioneer PL-400 Turntable: original advertisement Grado Prestige Black Cartridge: link So… just have to get a preamp since my reciever has no phono inputs and I’m set. That is, I officially have way too many components in my stack. Hey dad, do you still have that vinyl brush?

  • New Car + No CD Player = Cassette Tape Comeback

    I recently acquired the lil’ blue beauty you see pictured above as a direct result of totaling my old car on the way to Summer Camp a month ago.  The accident seems to be a mixed blessing.  One of the unexpected pros of the situation was learning to drive a stick.  A more pertinent “benefit” would […]

  • Mainstream-O-Meter

    I just caught wind of an amusing application via False45th called the Mainstream-O-Meter. If you have a account you can just pop in your username and it will compare your listening habits to anyone else who has listened to that artist, and then spit out your “mainstreamness.” You can check out my results […]

  • Video: Obadiah Parker covers “Hey Ya”

    [google -2702954667573493760 nolink] Obadiah Parker covering the Outkast song “Hey Ya,” with parts of the original music video mixed in. Video done by Brian Shaler. Apparently this went around on some music blogs last fall but I never saw it.

  • Summer Camp 2007 Downloads

    From (Torrents): Update 05/29: Al & The Transamericans – 5/26 A Les Claypool – 05/26 A Keller Williams & The WMD’S – 05/25 A MMW – Late Show 5/26 A MMW – Day Show 5/27 A moe. – 05/27 A The Wailers – 05/25 A Update 05/30: ALO – 05/25 A Galactic – 05/27 […]

  • Burning Oak: Now FlickrPro!

    It was inevitable.  After a recent camera purchase and some beautiful weather recently, I’ve opted to finally upgrade my Flickr account so I can upload unlimited photos and have unlimited sets/collections.  I’ve already been having fun with it, and you can check out all some good concert coverage there: Concerts: –Guster @ Foellinger Auditorium 2007 […]

  • SXSW: Gina Lee & The Brisket Boys @ Flipnotics

    After awaking with something of a dry throat Friday after quite an enjoyable Thursday evening, my hosts and I headed to Flipnotics coffee shop where they were both playing. Since I haven’t mentioned so far, I was staying with my cousin Sweet Basil McJagger, organist for The Derailers, and his wife Gina Lee, Austin’s finest […]

  • iPod Predicts End of World; Plays REM

    I just found an entry on WikiHOW that explains an interesting way to use your iPod as a Tarot card deck. By making a playlist of 78 songs, renaming them as the cards, and (if you have iPod video or nano) putting the cards as the pictures on the songs. I normally might not be […]

  • News – Wilco, Coldplay, Phish, Merle Haggard, The Decemberists

    Wilco album, Sky Blue Sky, due May 15 (link) Fountains of Wayne to release new album, and play Bonnaroo 2007 (link) Chris Martin of Coldplay to guest on first single from upcoming Kanye West album (link) Ray Price, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson are teaming up for a release slated for March. Additionally Kris Kristofferson […]