Music for 9/22/17!!! Darius Rucker, Avey Tare, Ritual, Daphni

@@@ Darius Rucker: Don’t (Capitol Nashville, 2017)  Friggin’ Hootie is back — I know he’s huge with the new country crowd but honestly I wouldn’t wipe my ass with some of this new country music.  It’s so fucking cornball, what the fuck?  This is off an upcoming full length.  Now Hootie is different, well not really as he was in a band called Hootie and the Blowfish.  That’s tough to live with.  Is it my imagine or does Rucker look like Dave Chappelle in this video clipped below.  I would love to hear the country lyrics of a tune written by Dave Chappelle as I’m sure they would be way less ernest and more entertaining!  It’s pretty standard, I know these lyrics are standard for the genre but it’s just baby food.  I thought we were adults here.  Oh Hootie we hardly knew ye.

@@@  Avey Tare: Eucalyptus (Domino, 2017)  An experimental rock record from the Domino imprint in the UK.  This first tune is lo fi and ambient and indie all in one sandwich.  It’s not somber, it’s more trippy and inward sounding but it’s low energy.  It also has a distinctly fish and chippy/British smell to it.  Let’s peep more.  It’s a dude and his guitar with a lot of weird ass garnish on these first two tunes.  Oh there’s a single drum but not a kit.  Not judging just describing.  This third tune, Ms. Secret, is the best of what I heard.  It’s still mad trippy but with more energy and melody.

@@@ Ritual: In this Moment (Roadrunner, 2017)  Metal off this late July All Music notable release email.  It’s opening up cinematically — regular readers know I hate the intros just get on with the skull crushing already for chrissakes.  Oh, I heard this during the summer, it’s a blues/ hard rock mix.  I don’t really like this formula but I’ll give the band some precious real estate on this blog which is a huge blog so this space is mad valuable.  Ha!

@@@ Daphni: Hey Drum (Dan Snaith, 2017)  I was looking for a record by these guys but alls I got was this single.  It’s house music with some bass that barely registers on my headphones.  I like the arrangement but he’s wearing the fuck out of this ‘hey drum’ vocal sample.  Oy, over and over I feel like I’m at Guantanamo Bay.  Oh, he broke from it, great.  And we’re back after a little house keyboard break.  Oh Jesus I want to kill him or me — I can’t decide.  I made it to just shy of 4 minutes and he’s busted out into a very funky club groove.  He shoulda cut the shit on the hey drum, edit the fuck out of that and get on with the funk.  Ah well.

YTD recordings listened to: 614
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 329
Not good music: 261

Buys: 8
Honorable Mentions: 6

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny

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Grandpa Buffett needs to take the whole Senior Geritol #bubbleblower

From CNBC here:

At a party for Forbes magazine’s centennial earlier this week, Buffett  said the Dow Jones industrial average will be over 1 million in 100 years, up from 22,397 currently (which is near a record, by the way).

The 87-year-old acknowledged there’s a strong likelihood he won’t be around to take a victory lap on his prediction, but he also said it isn’t unreasonable.

This may seem like folksy optimism but the sad reality is when this sort of shit goes out on the airwaves it draws suckers into the market, people who have no clue what’s going on who don’t want to miss that move from 22,000 to 1 million.

And these are the people that Wall Street feasts upon to pay for their hookers and blow.  Cuz as soon as Joe and Jane Sixpack get into the market that’s when the pros get out with their massive profits.  They need someone to hold the bag.

Don’t hold the bag for these assholes, I beg you.

 

So states will do a better job with healthcare than the Feds?

From Reuters here:

The current bill would take money that the federal government now spends on healthcare through the Medicaid insurance program for the poor and subsidies to help Americans buy private insurance and distribute it to the states in block grants.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has not yet assessed the bill’s effects but independent analyses indicate it would fundamentally redistribute federal healthcare money, generally with Republican-leaning states benefiting and Democratic-leaning states losing.

As you can see the Republicans are high minded as usual.  They don’t give two half a fucks about healthcare, they’re into giving money to Republican states and fucking over Democratic ones.

They’re taking their states rights’ bullshit to another level — now they’re just using it to distribute to friends and hate on blue state Americans.

What a world class collection of fucking assholes, there’s no other way to say it.

Music for 9/21/17!!! Sparks, Nick Jonas, Electric Wizard

@@@ Sparks: Missionary Position (N/A, 2017)  I’m not sure if I’ve peeped this band yet as publicists bombard my inbox with the same band over and over ’til I’m confused.  These guys are from the UK and they are wacky.  References might be XTC but more tongue in cheek, and maybe a little Beatles action in the vocal melodies.  I hate to use the Fab Four as a reference as it makes people shit their pants.  It’s an urgent drum beat with tambourine and piano while the guitars are there they don’t drive the tune or mark it as a rock tune.  It’s all clever lyrics regarding the title.

@@@ Nick Jonas: Find You ( , 2017)  Off the Apple Music best of the week playlist.  Regular readers know Imma huge Nick Jonas fan.  He’s mad hot and super talented, a panty quaker in the tradition of Bieber and (gasp!) Harry Styles.  Harry Styles you rule my world!  Jonas is biting Bieber’s ballad style pretty hard.  Oh my the auto speller changed ballad to balls and for a second Nick Jonas was bitting Bieber’s balls.  That’s really too much.  This is more romantic than lustful but I’m sure the video is full of Jonas hotness.  I don’t like the track much but it’s pretty restrained for major label business.

@@@ Electric Wizard: See You in Hell (UMG, 2017)  Retro hard rock a la Black Sabbath in a tune I got to via the Apple Music heavy metal playlist.  Caveman drums, but not modern metal sounding with crunchy, angry flower power style guitars.  Riffs that are old school not classic metal but the first wave back in the day.  The tune is building with more frantic drumming and wah wah guitar.  It’s a familiar formula but they do it well.  Check out War Pigs if you want the classic business.

YTD recordings listened to: 612
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 327
Not good music: 259

Buys: 8
Honorable Mentions: 6

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny

Shouldn’t the Zuck be jailed for allowing foreign power to interfere in election?

Headline from the Daily Beast:

Exclusive: Russians Appear to Use Facebook to Push Trump Rallies in 17 U.S. Cities

Lock him up!

Lock him up!

Regular readers know of my lack of love for the Zuck and his mission horseshit.  His mission is to stuff his pockets with money.

What is more interesting is how few Democrats (and the Hilz herself) have been hands off considering how pivotal Facebook’s role in the election appears to be.

I would love to see some more folks in power dump on Facebook more directly, they deserve every bit of it.

 

Repubs showing true ill bitch selves as protests/backdraft continues

From Salon here:

South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto, posted the image on Sept. 7, less than a month after the murder of 32-year-old activist, Heath Heyer at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to the Argus Leader.

The post contained a picture of a car mowing down protesters and read, “Nobody cares about your protest, keep your ass out of the road.” Attached to the image, DiSanto wrote, “I think this is a movement we can all support.”

I don’t care to read various editorials denouncing antifa when you have Republican politicians talking this special brand of shit.

This South Dakota rep can go fuck herself.

Music for 9/20/17!!! Sowflo, Resinated, Hippo Campus

@@@ Sowflo: Farmer in Suburbia (Sowflo, 2017) I got an email from a music publicist promoting a post hurricane music benefit in Florida.  There are two dozen plus bands playing and these guys are one of them.  This is on the Sublime side of reggae affairs — light with touches of white boy rock.  A schmear of 311 as well, but I dig the drummer and the trombone player.  Oy this Safari auto spell check is a bit anti-Semitic — I typed schmear and I got schemer.  That’s offensive right?  I can’t wait for the spelling robot chip to be put in my head so we can avoid these situations.

@@@ Resinated: Smoke Signals (Right Coast, 2014). More weed friendly roots reggae from the aforementioned email above.  This opening tune has a little Jimmy Buffett up in its reggae flow, especially the lyrics.  The second tune has a bit of disco doobie in it, oh Lord these guys are gonna be dropping all manner of little flavors.  The singer has some Red Hot Chili Peppers in his business.  He sings better than Chili Pepper Duder but the tone is very similar.   I’m not feeling these lyrics, try them for yourself.

@@@ Hippo Glow: warm glow ep (Grand Jury Music, 2017). These guys are headlining one of the nights at this festival in Cocoa Florida.  They are also near the roots neighborhood but they add other influences including mainstream soft rock and frat boy rock.  They swirl a little prog guitar action into this second tune (clipped below!).  These guys do present a tight rhythm section but they’re not devoted to traditional reggae vibes, they feel comfortable rocking other sounds.  It’s a tad fratty and soft for my taste but that’s just me.

YTD recordings listened to: 60
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 325
Not good music: 258

Buys: 8
Honorable Mentions: 6

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Magrudergrind, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Anna Hogberg, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, James Brandon Lewis, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, J.I.D., Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Dona Onete, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, American Lips, Sudan Archives, Tuba Skinny