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Friday, October 19, 2007

An update

For some reason I feel obligated to post an update on what's going on with this blog, even though I have a feeling most people don't read the stuff I post because it's long and boring, and just come for the music and comedy. Regardless, here's the deal. I am going to work this weekend to figure out everything that has been taken down. I'll re-up everything (except the new Coheed album - some Googling reveals that those have been getting reported pretty regularly), and password protect the RAR files. If that doesn't work, there's one other thing I might try, similar to what RegnYouth does. If that still doesn't work, I think I'll just make this a mailing list, because at least that way we can monitor who is downloading stuff, and hopefully keep anyone who would report files away. If you can't tell, I'm really committed to this thing, and I'm not quite sure why. I guess I just love discovering new music, or finding that one album by a band I like that I've been looking for for a while. There are few things that make me happier than music, and if I can do anything to spread that joy, I'd like to do it. So... there you go. Thanks for your support and patience.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

To whoever feels it's necessary to report all our uploads...

please stop. What do you get out of this? I understand the Coheed, and even the Saves the Day. But the comedy? It's hard to even find decent comedy in stores, and comedians make more money off ticket sales than anything anyway. If anything, by putting those albums up, I'm encouraging people to go to the shows because they know they'll be getting quality stand up instead of hackey, ripped-off bullshit like Dane Cook. And how about the bands that encourage their material to be shared? I doubt you're doing this because you are against file-sharing, and instead are just a massive dick who gets off on ruining people's fun, but on the off chance that you are doing this for some moral reason, did you consider that some bands/comedians might want their music shared? I know for a fact that Doug Stanhope (and the Unbookables) wants his albums shared online. Manchester Orchestra wants their out of print stuff shared, and I'll make a point of asking Andy when I see them next month if he's cool with Virgin being shared. Evanescence has explicitly stated that they want all their pre-Fallen stuff downloaded so that fans don't pay ridiculous amounts on ebay. So come one, man. Lay off, and let people enjoy the stuff Christopher and I work to upload.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow & Kerrang/XFM UK Acoustic Sessions

(just so you don't miss it)

New Coheed and Cambria leaked. I've listened to it once, and enjoyed it, but I'm nowhere near ready to compare it to their other albums. Also, I've uploaded the acoustic session Co&Ca did for XFM radio and Kerrang! magazine as an iTunes exclusive. The version of A Favor House Atlantic on there is amazing. Just a note: there's been a lot of confusion on different versions of this album (No World For Tomorrow), but from what I understand, a 128 WMA version leaked today, and then was transcoded a bunch of times. As far as I know, I have a transcoded version of the 128 WMA one, so keep that in mind even though it says they're 192 MP3s. Also, I think this is a censored version, but I'm not sure because I didn't catch anything. If you don't understand anything I just said, don't worry about it, because it probably doesn't affect you.

Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World For Tomorrow

1. The Reaping
2. No World for Tomorrow
3. The Hound (of Blood and Rank)
4. Feathers
5. The Running Free
6. Mother Superior
7. Gravemakers & Gunslingers
8. Justice in Murder
9. The End Complete I: The Fall of House Atlantic
10. The End Complete II: Radio Bye Bye
11. The End Complete III: The End Complete
12. The End Complete IV: The Road and the Damned
13. The End Complete V: On the Brink

Kerrang/XFM UK Acoustic Sessions

1. Welcome Home
2. A Favor House Atlantic
3. Wake Up
4. The Willing Well IV: The Final Cut (with extended solos)

Super Comedy Sunday: Part IV: The Final Chapter

The long-awaited fourth installment in the Super Comedy Sunday series. You should know who's clean and who isn't by now, apart from the handful of new comedians. Maria Bamford is relatively clean (I think, it's been a while since I listened to this CD), Nick Swardson swears some but isn't really offensive apart from that, Sean Rouse tours with Doug Stanhope, so that's all you should need there, and Steven Wright is... Steven Wright. If you haven't heard him, get on that now. The Patton Oswalt set I uploaded is a bootleg, but the quality is really, really good and at least half the set is new material or Patton interacting with the audience. Absolutely worth a listen if you like him at all.

Bill Hicks - Dangerous

Brian Posehn - Comedians of Comedy Tour 3" CD

Daniel Tosh - Completely Serious (Audio Rip)

Doug Stanhope - Die Laughing

Henry Rollins - Talk is Cheap, Vol. 4
Disc 1
Disc 2

Jim Gaffigan - Luigi's Doghouse (I couldn't find the album cover)

Lewis Black - The End of the Universe

Louis CK - HBO's One Night Stand & Young Comedian's Special (Audio Rip)

Maria Bamford - The Burning Bridges Tour

Mike Birbiglia - My Secret Public Journal Live

Nick Swardson - Party (Be the first kid on your block with this - it doesn't hit stores till Oct. 23!)

Patton Oswalt - Live at the Bottletree, Birmingham, AL 7-29-07
Part 1
Part 2

Sean Rouse - Something to Sell at Edinburgh

Stephen Lynch - The Craig Machine

Steven Wright - I Have a Pony

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Happy the Man - Happy the Man

This is the debut album from Happy the Man released in 1977. It is a great progressive rock album with a kick of jazz fusion. It is mostly instrumental, but the couple songs with vocals are performed well. It has some cool complex time signatures and tons of intricate instrumentation which leads to a nice and layered sound. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Happy the Man - Happy the Man

1. Starborne (4:22)
2. Stumpy Meets the Firecracker in Stencil Forest (4:16)
3. Upon the Rainbow (Befrost) (4:42)
4. Mr. Mirror's Reflection on Dreams (8:54)
5. Carousel (4:06)
6. Knee Bitten Nymphs in Limbo (5:22)
7. On Time as a Helix of Precious Laughs (5:22)
8. Hidden Moods (3:41)
9. New York Dream Suite (8:32)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New Blog

I started a new blog. It's for movies. Check it out here.

Saves the Day - Day 2

Okay, I'm just gonna rap this up. The three albums for today are two more studio albums as well as a compilation of early stuff and B-sides. You might see a change in sound as you get to Sound the Alarm. They lost their punk influences and began to go for a more straightforward pop rock sound. I think the music is still a fun listen, but you decide for yourself. So here we go:

Saves the Day - Stay What You Are

1. "At Your Funeral" 3:09
2. "See You" 2:08
3. "Cars and Calories" 2:45
4. "Certain Tragedy" 2:27
5. "Jukebox Breakdown" 3:04
6. "Freakish" 3:47
7. "As Your Ghost Takes Flight" 2:25
8. "Nightingale" 3:36
9. "All I'm Losing is Me" 3:22
10. "This is Not an Exit" 3:56
11. "Firefly" 2:51

Saves the Day - Ups and Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides

1. "Ups and Downs"
2. "Sell My Old Clothes, I'm Off to Heaven"
3. "A Drag in D Flat"
4. "I'm Sorry I'm Leaving"
5. "Hold"
6. "Jessie and My Whetstone"
7. "Take Our Cars Now!"
8. "The Way His Collar Falls"
9. "The Art of Misplacing Firearms"
10. "East Coast"
11. "1:19"
12. "An Afternoon Laughing"
13. "Dave Feels Right"
14. "When It isn't Like It Should Be"
15. "1959"
16. "I Think I'll Quit" (For the first pressing the song is actually called "Kentucky Parallel Parking." The song is by Chris Conley's old band, Sefler 7.)
17. "Cheer" (A cover, originally recorded by Descendents)
18. "Clash City Rockers" (A cover, originally recorded by The Clash)
19. "Jessie and My Whetstone" (Live 2003)

Saves the Day - Sound the Alarm

1. "Head for the Hills" 2:50
2. "The End" 1:54
3. "Shattered" 3:08
4. "Eulogy" 3:22
5. "Dying Day" 2:21
6. "34" 2:22
7. "Say You'll Never Leave" 2:20
8. "Diseased" 2:12
9. "Don't Know Why" 3:22
10. "Sound the Alarm" 3:06
11. "Bones" 2:23
12. "Delusional" 2:07
13. "Hell Is Here" 3:36

So, get ready for some prog coming up. Followed by metal.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Saves the Day - Day 1

In high school, the first music I got into was the emo and post-hardcore scenes. I got into bands like Thursday, At the Drive-In, Yellowcard, and Saves the Day. I thought it was amazingly cool to hear bands sing about emotional issues or political issues or whatever else they felt like singing about. All I had really listened to previously was Christian pop/rock. I really liked Saves the Day and still consider them a classic emo/pop punk band. I don't know who, if any of this blog's readers will enjoy this, but I plan to post a few Saves the Day albums over the next few days.

I'll end this week with a nifty progressive weekend followed by a metal Monday. So if you hate this, there is good stuff to look forward to.

Anyway, the first Saves the Day you can enjoy is the first two studio albums they released in 1998 and 1999 respectively. I hope you all can enjoy them.

Saves the Day - Can't Slow Down

1. "Deciding" - 1:57
2. "The Choke" - 2:36
3. "Handsome Boy" - 1:01
4. "Blindfolded" - 3:13
5. "Collision" - 1:25
6. "Three Miles Down" - 1:36
7. "Always Ten Feet Tall" - 3:25
8. "Nebraska Bricks" - 2:04
9. "Seeing It This Way" - 1:31
10. "Hot Time in Delaware" - 1:45
11. "Houses and Billboards" - 3:12
12. "Obsolete" - 1:57
13. "Sometimes, New Jersey" - 1:09
14. "Jodie" - 4:36

Saves the Day - Through Being Cool

1. "All-Star Me" - 1:43
2. "You Vandal" - 2:28
3. "Shoulder to the Wheel" 3:19
4. "Rocks Tonic Juice Magic" - 3:27
5. "Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots" - 2:37
6. "Third Engine" - 3:40
7. "My Sweet Fracture" - 3:52
8. "The Vast Spoils of America (From the Badlands through the Ocean)" - 3:08
9. "The Last Lie I Told" - 2:23
10. "Do You Know What I Love the Most?" 1:34
11. "Through Being Cool" - 2:04
12. "Banned from the Back Porch" - 2:59

Monday, October 01, 2007

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo

Here is the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez album from earlier this year. It is a creative work of progressive music. It has all the great stuff you expected to find from our friend Omar. I highly recommend buying it as any other albums we mention on this site ;). Any other specific Rodriguez-Lopez albums you want, please post in the comments. So, here we are:

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo

1. "The Lukewarm" – 0:26
2. "Luxury of Infancy" – 1:12
3. "Rapid Fire Tollbooth" – 5:03
4. "Thermometer Drinking the Bussness of Turnstiles" – 3:00
5. "Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo" – 7:00
6. "If Gravity Lulls, I Can Hear the World Pant" – 2:46
7. "Please Heat This Eventually" – 11:24
8. "Lurking About in a Cold Sweat (Held Together by Venom)" – 4:49
9. "Boiling Death Request for Body to Rest Its Head On" – 4:14
10. "La Tiranía de la Tradición" – 5:05