Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 25 Albums Of 2012

1. CLOUD NOTHINGS - Attack On Memory   video

2. P.S. I LOVE YOU - Death Dreams   video

3. ALABAMA SHAKES - Boys And Girls

3. JAPANDROIDS - Celebration Rock    video

5. BEAR IN HEAVEN - I Love You, Its Cool   video

6. THEESATISFACTION - Awe Naturale    video

7. FUTURE OF THE LEFT - The Plot Against Common Sense    video

8. METZ - Metz    video

9. CHROMATICS - Kill For Love    video

10. WHISPERING PINES - Whispering Pines    

11. THE MEN - Open Your Heart    video

12. SLEIGH BELLS - Reign Of Terror    video

13. OFF! -  Off!   video

14. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD - Hypnotic  Nights   video

15. WINTERSLEEP - Hello Hum    video


17. FRANK OCEAN - Channel Orange    video

18. TAME IMPALA - Lonerism    video

19. CALTROP - Ten Million Years And Eight Minutes    video

20. DINOSAUR JR - I Bet On Sky    video 

21. GHOSTFACE KILLAH - Apollo Kids    video

22. THE SWORD -  Apocyphon   video

23. LEE RENALDO - Between The Times And The Tides    video

24. FANG ISLAND - Major    video

25. BEACH HOUSE - BLOOM    video

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 25

I was mistaken for Santa Clause by Mila when I arrived for Christmas dinner. Sadly, she was wrong.

Friday, December 21, 2012

December 20

Still working in 90210.

December 19

Birds over downtown.

December 18

Working in 90210.

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 15

Just happened to be working across the street from the home of the latin singer Jenni Rivera who died recently in a plane crash.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Stub Stories #13

20 years ago today I played CBGB's in a band called BLACK EYED PEAS, no relation to the band of the same name. We were around from 1991-1994. Fishbone, Bad Brains and Brand New Heavies were our biggest influences. We played Greensboro, NC the night before and drove through the night to New York, 7 of us in 3 small cars. One car died on the New Jersey Turnpike so we made it to CBGB just in time crammed into 2 cars. We played second of six bands. The sound was amazing and the bathrooms were horrible. We played 2 more shows in NYC that weekend before returning to North Carolina. It was one of the best road trips I have ever taken and there are too many details to write down so here are some keywords from the trip: flat tire, speeding ticket, 60 ounce Olde English, a night at Webster Hall that included vip treatment and a fight, Poughkeepsie, John Gotti, Staten Island, the godson of the head of Warner Brothers,  and wearing the same clothes for 5 days straight.

Sunday, December 2, 2012