Woo, got a temp, 2 month job with the Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife. I get to kayak and raft looking for salmon in a few rivers around the Portland area. Yes, I know it’s not a marine job, but still should be a lot of fun and hopefully get my foot in the door that I might meet someone who needs some workers on the coast. And I really like it out here, this is my first time in the area and would like to stick around here for awhile, but I need to go where there they hire me. Now to try to find an apartment, which I loathe to do.
“Lobster’s claw is sharp as knives. Evil feasts on human lives. The Holy Roman Empire roots for you.”
Did you know this song summarizes a student, short film about Cape Cod vampires, and it drew the inspiration to name the band “Vampire Weekend?” Eat your heart out (literally?), Twilight — New England vampires are way cooler.
Cape Cod is insane during the summer, don’t think I could do it again.
A bunch of Ocean bloggers have gotten togther to fund a bunch of classrooms through Donor’s Choose. So if you have some spare change please help out some kids learn about the ocean. Or look through other Donor’s Choose for other projects.
Boss the Big Bit - The Octopus is Gonna Get You…Dad
"He will leave the tank when you turn around he can blend into the walls did you see what he did to the leapord shark you will not stand a chance at all he will crush your head with his tentacles he will suck your eyeballs out he can slid through any hole possible as long as his beak slides out
you can try to swim away but you will never get away he will get you anyway cause he’ll hunt you down “
Its sort of funny I came across this article while listening to this band called Said the Whale, which is mention in the second article. I thought Japan-prefix was going to be the next big band name, first there was Japanther, then Japancakes, and then Japandroids. But man whale has taken it by storm, might even exceed wolf
The Flaming Lips have already recorded a follow-up to Embryonic. The band will release a track-by-track interpretation of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in the near future, which it recorded with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs, a band that features Coyne’s nephew Dennis.
Henry Rollins and Peachesmake guest appearances on the album, Coyne told the crowd during a pre-concert question-and-answer session. A Flaming Lips spokesman says the album will likely be an iTunes-only release, at least initially.
Waterloo Sunset - Elliott Smith originally by The Kinks
Though I’ve posted a lot of Elliott Smith covers here over the past several months, I haven’t posted this one, and it’s long been one of my very favorites. A big-time Kinks fan, Elliott performed “Waterloo Sunset” at acoustic shows many times throughout the years. It was, always, a near perfect fit of artist and cover. This particular version comes from a small show in New York City on July 14th, 1997.
It was six years ago tomorrow that we lost Elliott, but it still seems like yesterday. Keep his music in your heart.
"And well all swim out where the currents and tides fly like we all love the sea full of green”
Really digging their new album. Actually wanted to post their other song, Sea Voids, which the album is named after, since its a drudgy, drone instrumental song much more up my ally, but it was to big. But this song is more fitting.
First off if you have a chance listen to the new Do Make Say Think album, Other Truths, its awesome. They are one of my favorite bands and this is them at their tightest. Probably will be my favorite album of the year.
I’ve gone to a couple love shows. I was in Montreal the other week just for the hell of it, stayed at this really great hostel called Alexandrie highly recommended if you are visiting. It so happened that the Pop Festival was going on the weekend. Also my step-sister was there scouting bands and she happened to be able to give me a artist bracelet which means that I am in a band (which I’m not) and usually able to get into shows for free. I went to meet up with here at this one show of Buffy Sainte-Maire (whom I’ve never heard of before) but she played in this catholic church and after that I want to see every band in a church the sound is amazing! Especially the drums; and it just looks soo cool. Then I walked a while and end up going to catch the Japanadroids show. I thought I was only getting there a band or two early but end up pretty much catching all 5 bands. They were all punk based and enjoyed them all.(Can’t seem to find the line up right now). Japandroids were really fun to watch, a lot of energy. I was much more impressed by them live then their recordings since they always seemed like a medium b/w Japanther and Death From Above ‘79, and I like those two bands more. But Japandroids won me over when the closed out their set with a Mclusky cover, To Hell with Good Intentions. Then I got to have a nice 30 min walk back in the rain.
Now I’m Washington trying to get this temp job kayaking and rafting looking for salmon. But my buddy Egg and I went to Portland last week, my first time. It was as nice as I’ve heard everybody say it is. We went and say Bob Mould at the Doug Fir which was a lot of fun. Haven’t listen to his stuff in years, forgot how so many punk bands sound like him, especially All. Spiral Stairs “opened” up for him, they actually played last since the basest for Bob Mould had to catch a plain since he was about to become a dad. We didn’t get to see much of them since the driver wanted to leave, but I really liked them, they covered Tequila when we were walking out.
Also went to the Full Sail brewery the other night, tasty beer, and this bar called the Tipsy Canoe, a little outside the greater portland area, just cause it had an awesome bar name, and was surprised how nice it is, was expecting it to be a dive.