Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Muxtape

I just made a "muxtape." It's sorta like making a mixtape, only online. I actually really liked the process. Waiting for the songs to upload was reminiscent of recording a song to a tape; you have to wait before you go on. I think it helps you in the process of planning out the order. While you wait for one song to upload, you look for another.

When I was in high school, a large part of my life was devoted to making mixtapes and the floor of my room would be carpeted with tapes and cds in various states of organization, much to my parents chagrin. Some of the tapes I kept, some I gave to various friends and acquaintances, but each tape took at least 2 hours of love filled labor. I always loved, and still do, providing previously unknown tracks to the recipients of my mixtapes. Guessing what they would appreciate, or wonder about, fueled my fire. Plus, I spent my days and nights glued to my stereo, which was more than enjoyable.

So without further ado, here is my offering to all of you. Since I have no way of knowing what you have or have not heard I picked fairly obscure material. While compiling this mix, I drank a few Olympia beers, hence the title of the mix: Oh Lord, Y Make Poor Indie-rockers Alcoholics? Also, since I am disclosing fully, I included a track from my former band BMMS. Click on the beer advertisement below to check out the muxtape.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Nominee for best band ever.

I blame everyone that reads this for the fact I haven't updated in three plus months. Seriously, my last post was golden and I don't have time to fruitlessly update this blog daily without some sort of response.

And since we've moved on, lets talk about my nominee for best band ever...Racetrack. Every single member is a friend of mine, and they are by far some of the best people I've ever known. Jackson, Chris and Meghan have slept on my floor(s) and found a place in my heart. It doesn't hurt that Jackson and I have known each other since High School and Racetrack's first show opened for my own band, BMMS. (Ancient history.)

Racetrack progressed since their first show (did I mention they opened for BMMS?), added Garden Variety Tsar (Chris) and took over as the greatest power-pop sensation to ever hit the Pacific Northwest. The other places they hit were hit so hard they forgot what happened to them.

So without further ado, because I would come closer to tears than I could as a man, hear are a couple of newly surfaced videos that preempted this post...along with a couple of older ones. Racetrack uber alles.