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Clara Engel Sale on Bandcamp

CNQ's favorite Canadian folk singer/songwriter Clara Engel has a special going on her bandcamp page. Until September 1st, the discount code-word "caviaporcellus" will get you 15% off any purchase on her site. Ya know, Normie, Cavia Porcellus is the, ahh, scientific name for your standard guinea pig. (That's a "Cheers" reference, btw.) Clara has been busy and CNQ has been regrettably lax in keeping up with her output. I'll rectify that by getting something with her generous codeword sale. You should do the same! Here's something off her most recent, "Looking-Glass Fire," which she released last month. This is wild, check it out. I'm learning to play guitar myself finally and I'd like to eventually be able to do blues and folk stuff. This blows me away: Looking-Glass Fire by Clara EngelI engaged Kurt Schitlicher again today on Twitter, and realized this guy, moreso than being a fat cat mouthpiece, is just a failed comedian, …

Dot Dash: "(Here's to) The Ghosts of The Past" (2013)

Last night I posted a piece about an article written by this cat Kurt Schlichter, henceforth referred to as Schitlicher. Schitlicher is a failed comedian, self-proclaimed successful lawyer, and unequivocally a mouthpiece for Republican Christian fundamentalist millionaires. I got into a "debate" with Schitlicher and some of his followers on twitter last night and this morning, and it was kind of fun -- not so much fun arguing with Schitlicher, who is just an actor paid by Stuart Epperson to spout nonsense. Said nonsense only serves to distract the gullible away from a real problem. As it happens, Epperson, the millionaire capitalist/politician/hate-filled old white man who employs Schitlicher, is the very essence of said real problem. Go figure. Once I realized Schitlicher was not really a person, but a persona that a sad man is paid to play, I stopped tweeting with him and instead tried to have a rational discussion with some of his twitter followers who had engaged wit…

CNQ Wonders How Kurt Schlichter Sleeps At Night

Hi there. If you're a Kurt Schlichter fan, take a moment to consider this. Schlicter likes to say his particular brand of conservatism is the -ism of a new breed of punk/rebels. However, the site he writes for, townhall.com, is owned by one Stuart Epperson, and Epperson's brother-in-law. A quick internet search on Epperson will show you this septuagenarian fundamentalist Christian is a wealthy businessman, and a supporter of Republican candidates. Does wealthy businessman and supporter of status quo Republicans sound like a rebel to you? Does it sound like someone who would support tax reform and the reversing of Citizens United? Or does it sound like someone who is an active participant in and someone who benefits from the status quo remaining exactly as it is? Epperson employs Schlichter. How can Schlichter claim to be a rebel when he gets his paycheck from one of the very members of the status quo he pretends to speak out against? Something to think about, at least.�����…

Negative Fun Records Incentive + Bandcamp Mini-Mixtape

Hola camaradas. Negative Fun Records has a cool thing going on: $50 gets you 10 7"s and some cool shit. Sound from LA: Pretend To Care by Hemingway. From London: S/T EP by PrimetimeWhoa, from the Czech Republic, this is absolutely the f'n s. It's a live recording, I think it's from the 90s: Live @ Ateneo (4/7/2014) by IKIRU

A Potpourri of Sound

This morning at work I listened to Gil Scott-Heron's I'm New Here, which is good, on google play. Google recommended Donny Hathaway based on that listen, whom I thought I had never heard. I queued up Hathaway's soundtrack for the 1972 movie Come Back, Charleston Blue. Turns out, the fourth track on the album, Vegetable Wagon, has been sampled several times over, from Dr. Dre's Rat-Tat-Tat off my fave album ever The Chronic, to DJ Jazzy Jeff, Biggie, and KRS-One (according to WhoSampled and Youtube comments on the Vegetable Wagon clip below). I recognized the first few seconds of the song from Mix Master Mike's absolutely amazing Anti-Theft Device. You can hear the sample from Vegetable Wagon at around 10:36: A little while later on the Hathaway album is Little Ghetto Boy, used prominently in the Dr. Dre/Snoop/Nate Dogg song Lil Ghetto Boy, also off The Chronic. I didn't realize Lil Ghetto Boy had an official video: Google play then suggested Minnie Rip…

Liquid Skulls & Sorry State Records

My pal Jimmy Spice recommended this sweet shoegaze from the UK on his fb page: Out Of Body EP by The KVBCheck out Jimmy's righteous sound, Liquid Skulls: Sorry State Records sent me their distro/label news update, which is super-nice of them. Thanks guys! Here's some cool news and stuff you can order from them: From Phoenix, hc Gay Kiss has an LP coming out in the fall -- Summer 2014 cassette by Gay KissYou can order this FRAU 12" here, from Sorry State. Awesome punk rock from London: Frau - DEMO by FrauPriests I'd never heard of, so I googled them and saw this awesomeness has already been featured on brooklynvegan and stereogum, so you know, they're famous already. But just in case you're like me and have your head under a rock, here's something cool: Lumpy and the Dumpers Demo 7" from Negative Jazz was #1 on Sorry State's top distro sellers for June. Indeed, they are sold out at the Negative Jazz bigcartel page and on Sorry State.…

Brand New and Relatively New Rock'n'Roll via Bandcamp

New from LA's Recess Records: Come On In by Lenguas LargasCourtesy Germany's Stencil Trash Records, Lexington, Kentucky's J. Marinelli has a limited edition one-sided 10" EP available now via his bandcamp page. GBVey, I like it: The War On Pleasure by J. MarinelliOutta Chicago, this is from this past January. Hello, We're The Lemons by The Lemons