Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

Archive for the ‘Punkity rockity music’ Category

Dinosaur Jr.

In Punkity rockity music on May 8, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Dino the J

I went into a record store and tried to find something new to listen to. I wanted something loud, something that leaned forward. In desperation, I grabbed Beyond, a new record by Dinosaur Jr. I was never a huge fan of the band. They were fine, someone I knew even played bass for them for a while, but it was a time of great competition. There were a lot of bands worth listening to in the 90s. To my great shock, the record is actually good. It’s better than good. Mostly “mature” is an adjective best employed by critics. To the rest of us, it usually just means dull. But there’s a sense of texture to the songs on the record you can’t usually get without finding you’ve survived disappointments with your fuck-you engine in tact. This record has that.

, ,

Party On, Punkers

In Punkity rockity music on May 2, 2007 at 11:19 pm

First I watched the Minutemen documentary. Then I watched a (British I think) series with the lamentable name of “Classic Albums.” This series of documentaries traces the development of a single album. The one I watched was Nirvana’s Nevermind. The cumulative effect of these two documentaries, along with a few other things, was my realizing again, that aside from S., the only things I have ever given a shit about were the punkity rockity musics and the poetries. Give me the Gun Club and John Donne and what do I care about the rest of it? Fuck it. Went off track for a while. But I’m back.

,

We Jam Econo

In Movies, Punkity rockity music on April 28, 2007 at 3:16 am

Our song could be your life

I saw an excellent documentary the other day, “We Jam Econo.” It was about the Minutemen. A band. If you don’t know them, what can I say about them? I remember when Steve told me they were playing at Project Space and how I would really like them. I thought, “Oh, fuck. Please. Another fucking hardcore band.” We used to make fun of that kind of shit. UMP-idda UMP-idda UMP-idda UMP-idda *kack* UMP-idda UMP-idda UMP-idda UMP-idda. No thanks, I said. Well, darn. He was right. They subsequently became one of my favorite bands. Fuck jazz. I’ve got the Minutemen.

Anyway, the guy did a masterful job. I honestly think, even if you’d never heard the Minutemen, you’d just love them after watching this movie. This is Bob Dylan to me.

, ,

Cry Havok: The Dream Teens Documentary

In Dream Teens, Punkity rockity music on November 18, 2006 at 11:47 pm

Click to view the best rock documentary ever made on the best band that ever rocked out using the rock music to rock with.