Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Jammin' in the New Year

I had fun jammin in the New Year in Petaluma.  Kokopelli even made an appearance as we danced around the fire.  It's exactly as cool as it sounds.

I love Animal Collective, but I popped in Feels on the way to work today and it's hard not to put it in the context of how it kind of fucked up a generation of bands (by young people, darn them) who just try to ape Animal Collective instead of making up their own thing.  I guess that's my Gripe Of The Day.

Fuck, dudes, did you know that a nice man (Vince) in Stockton (so not THE Vince) put out the Bright Ideas LP?  It looks rad and sounds even radder.  I love it!  You can stream it here today, if you like, and you can get a copy at Phono Select or straight from smiller.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was summer in my house all weekend due to the constant play of the Bright ideas LP. So rad.

Gbomb

P.S. Don't trust Kokopelli. Whatta trixster!

beckler said...

today on the causeway I saw a truck with this written in the dust:

49ers rule
107.9 the bone
show us your tatas (which tatas crossed out and dick written in)
and
we love grils

beckler said...

no fucking way, Thiemann is the new executive chef of Ella? That's so exciting! I was just wondering who the hell they would get that would bring it like Chef Kelly did

beckler said...

god that last comment sounds cheesy. "bring it like chef kelly"? what is wrong with me?

Anonymous said...

I've been practicing loving-kindness meditation during my work commute, because my misanthropy has gotten out of control over the years. Sung Tongs is really conducive to that type of head space, I've found. The mid-tempo rhythm and the "sacred ingemination" are mainly why it works so well, but there is another thing I like about it. Unlike most modern takes on ritual music, Sung Tongs doesn't put you to sleep right away. Even the really druggy "The Softest Voice" is more like being on the brink of waking up than drifting off to sleep. If you're going to meditate while speeding down the freeway, staying alert is a must.

Personally, I only care for Sung Tongs and Campfire Songs, but there is the mark of genius in all of AC's work. That's why they have so many imitators.

--knowcebo

Anonymous said...

I figured Greg Lucas had hacked your account.

-miller

beckler said...

wow, loving-kindness meditation? sound intense.

Anonymous said...

I have a short blog post about it here:

http://knowcebo.tumblr.com/post/14903817503/hwy-zen

--knowcebo

Unknown said...

Whoa. We referenced Kokopelli on NYE too. Except since I couldn't remember his name I said, "you know, Pepe, the guy who plays the saxophone".
Shannon