Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Here's the result,"Larry and the Doctor."
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Monday, October 29, 2018
I'll probably decide to do another one down the road -- if/when I do, I'll post it to Mixcloud, I suspect, and share that link here and over on the Facebook page. Go follow CNQ on Facebook, if you're not already. How cool would it be if you did.
Meanwhile I'm going to put the blog on hiatus as well. I'd like to turn CNQ into more than just a music blog, and post about my other interests -- my shitty music project Occult Character, conversations about the weather, Madballs, headlines I saw but didn't read the article, lawn gnomes, etc. And maybe try to sell some of the paintings I've been doing here too. I've got a lot of paintings all of a sudden. I work in volume.
My thoughts are with anyone and everyone affected by the hateful word-vomit of our current President, and/or the hurtful policies of the administration. That orange demagogue's rhetoric is directly responsible for the Pittsburg massacre, the pipe bombs, the Kentucky grocery shootings, as well as countless other hateful acts of crime and violence. And if you voted for him, you're culpable for all this as well. What did you think would happen? And how do you sleep at night.
To all I say: stay safe, and, if you know as I do that this unstable circus peanut in an over-sized suit, the administration, and the Republican Party at large is absolutely unsafe for the stability of our Republic and the world at large, then please vote. I'm certain the two-party system is wrong, rigged, and needs to change, but for right now, there is a clear "lesser of two evils" situation and we can convert to Full Communism (or Full Collective Anarchism, or what-have-you) down the road. Maybe after the Singularity. For right now, I encourage you to just vote on whoever will place a check on Trump and his Republican sycophants.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Last weekend I did deep cleaning on a lot of my classic rock records, replaced the paper sleeves and gave them new outer plastic sleeves. I got an autographed Johnny Otis album!
Been rocking The House of Love's second self-titled album (they have three self-titled albums, apparently) on my streaming service. Never got into 'em until recently, but certainly in my wheelhouse of what I enjoy:
Listened to R.E.M.'s Document tonite. A political album that rings as true now as when it was released in 1987.
Oh, a couple of weeks ago saw The Jesus Lizard in Austin. One of the finest shows I've ever attended:
Watched most of Batman: Bad Blood cartoon on Netflix today. Cool stuff.
Bought some new canvases and painted something to get out my feelings on the fucked up appointment of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That is some illegitimate bullshit. My painting is a little extreme and I'm not ready to share it.
The Gilded Age only lasted about thirty years.
Hopefully I'll feel like crankin' out a show tomorrow.
You ever seen Blood Freak? That's what we're watchin' right now.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Soon enough I'm going to put some of my cruddy paintings up on Etsy. Here's the most recent one I did, "Terrorist."
Tonight we listened to all but one side of Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything? and it's as awesome as ever. The side we didn't listen to was the first side of the second disc. It's got a lot of excellent songs on it:
I got my Chronic Anxiety cassette in the mail the other day. 11 lo-fi lady-fronted noise punk tracks. A must have:
I think it's great Bandcamp is helping people register to vote. Voting is super-important. The system is rigged, but a large portion of that rig is only to make you not vote. If you can get past that rigged part and get your vote in, you may be able to help shit not be so fucked up. If you're able to vote but don't, you're only enabling the fucked-up shit that is going on.
I'm 42 years old, and while I'm a dummy in more than few regards, I'm not a complete moron. So that's fucking wisdom. Get registered. Fucking vote in the mid-terms. If you're young, there's a lot of you, and you can make a difference if you're interested in freedom, equality, and the opposite of future dystopia.
I'm keeping my hopes grounded for a blue wave. At best we may end up with a stalemate between progressives and regressives. At worst, elections are suspended and The Purge is approved by the Supreme Court.
Good four song garage EP from Spain:
From Orlando, weirdo electro-punk, absolutely:
Sunday, September 16, 2018
R.I.P. Big Jay McNeely; plus New Music Videos from Dot Dash (DC), White Petals (Lynchburg), and Trauma Harness (St. Louis)
Tenor saxophonist and rock'n'roll forerunner Big Jay McNeely passed away today in Watts, from cancer. He was 91. Here's the LA Weekly's obit for the man. CNQ sends condolences to McNeely's friends and family. From the 80s, here's live video of McNeely playing his 1953 blast of a song, "3-D," with Detroit Gary Wiggins:
I need to get started on a new podcast. Next one should have lots of new acquisitions from the much hallowed CNQ vinyl vault, but in the meantime, how about some new videos?
DC's Dot Dash has a new full length, "Proto Retro," it's fresh sounding jangle pop, their first since 2016 and sixth album total. You can get the CD from Ottowa's The Beautiful Music. Here's the new video for the uber-catchy single, Unfair Weather, which has been stuck in my head for a few weeks. They're giving away the single for free on bandcamp, so grip that here.
Next up, from Lynchburg, Virginia, new to me is White Petals. Here's a video from a three song EP coming out next month. The artist says the EP will be about his struggle with dissociation and cyclical bouts of anxiety. I can relate. A little nu-gazey, slightly ambient/electro, gloomy bedroom pop. I like his vox and this is a neat looking video:
From St. Louis, out on Lumpy Records, a fun video and cool synth-pop:
I'll start working on that new show...maybe first I'll play some Pillars of Eternity. Hashtag priorities.