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Sunday, October 16, 2011

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WATCHING I like music documentaries. I just recently saw “We Jam Econo — The Story of the Minutemen,” who were a California punk band from the ’80s. The Minutemen were one of those bands that didn’t really catch on in the mainstream and yet was incredibly influential on other artists that did make it.

The other one that I saw was “Hype!,” which is about the Seattle grunge scene. It has great archive footage of bands like Nirvana and Sound Garden and also Alice in Chains playing in the Seattle bar scene. It’s interesting how clusters of bands develop in certain areas.

LISTENING I listen to a lot of podcasts. My favorite is World Football Daily. It’s a two-hour soccer podcast. It’s got a lot of correspondents from all over the world who cover soccer. My go-to band is Oasis, but I have a friend in the music business who keeps me up to date with newer stuff, some of which I like, some I don’t. He recently introduced me to Glasvegas and Cold Cave.

Repoz Posted: October 16, 2011 at 08:10 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: October 16, 2011 at 08:59 PM (#3965309)
Sound Garden

I guess there's no 'Rock bands of Seattle' section in the Style Guide.
   2. Matt Welch Posted: October 17, 2011 at 01:56 AM (#3965659)
"We Jam Econo" is pretty great.
   3. Cloude Atlas (Voxter) Posted: October 17, 2011 at 01:59 AM (#3965661)
If he loves soccer so much, why doesn't he marry it?
   4. Esoteric Posted: October 17, 2011 at 01:59 AM (#3965663)
Everyone talks about Double Nickels On The Dime, and indeed it's a magnificent album (though it does peter out a bit near the end), but it's worth pointing out that early Minutemen is quite underrated. The Bean Spill EP is great ("If Reagan Played Disco" gets the hype, but "Afternoons" is the keeper), but so is Buzz And Howl Under The Influence Of Heat.
   5. Andere Richtingen Posted: October 17, 2011 at 03:44 AM (#3965859)
The Bean Spill EP is great ("If Reagan Played Disco" gets the hype, but "Afternoons" is the keeper), but so is Buzz And Howl Under The Influence Of Heat.

I guess I don't really consider this early, but peak. I mean, we're talking about two years between Bean Spill and Double Nickels on the Dime. And don't forget What Makes a Man Start Fires?
   6. Sebastian Posted: October 17, 2011 at 07:36 AM (#3965952)
My favorite is World Football Daily


I did not know that this was still going on. Turns out they got rid off the guy who blamed Liverpool fans for dying in Sheffield back in the day. Oh well, even without him it can’t be worth 50 dollars a year.
   7. CaseyKeirnan Posted: October 23, 2011 at 05:50 PM (#3972380)
Well, he will be on this show on Friday (10/28) at around 10AM PT, you can listen for free at www.WorldFootballDaily.com

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