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Video: Paul Slavens performs “My Yoke Is Heavy” (Daniel Johnston Cover) & “Marianne” live at Good records 7/8/10

12 Jul

Last week we were fortunate enough to catch Paul Slavens’ performance at Good Records and actually managed to get video of Paul playing a Daniel Johnston cover that to be honest blew us away, hope you enjoy it.

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There is so much to do on Saturday, and this is why you should do it all

16 Apr

Man, I love Record Store Day. It has something to do with my love of in-stores, specials and parties. So when I found out that not only are we getting the usual Good Records fair (seriously it’s a pretty solid lineup), but a free outdoor show in Denton featuring some of the better local acts around and discounts on vinyl at Recycled Books and Records, I had to at least post the fliers.

Listen: this site, and others like it, exist because of these artists and stores, and you really should make an effort to go out and support not just the stores and the artists, but what is an important part of our culture. So, go out and catch some music, buy some records and make the drive to both events. You might catch something you haven’t seen before. And you may just love it.

Rundown:9/21 to 9/27

21 Sep

So it seems some people thought my little piece on the Drew Barrymore movie, and the ensuing chaos was rather, off balanced. Well the emails, comments, and messages have been pouring in letting me know just how terrible of a person I am.

Being the fair and balanced person that I consider myself, I’ve decided to post the harshest of the comments, in order to let the dissenting voices be heard. I also kinda decided to FJM it.

Whoever wrote this seriously needs to break out the old “English for Writers” that any first year college student has collecting dust on the shelf. Your grammar is so bad it make me cringe.

We’re starting strong here folks, the writer of this comment comes right at me by attacking my writing with a simple suggestion that I pick up a “how to” book that 18 year old with writing aspirations all around the world already have, and taking a dig at my grammar. I personally like it, it’s biting in all the right ways, and is capable of immediately discrediting me as a writer (what little credit I have), though to be honest our editor at large Sean was busy, and the piece was written at 1 a.m. after a long day at work. I was just in no mood to sit down and tear it apart. Let’s see what he/she follows up with.

Also, I think you are a damn liar about saying you were a med student to get your phone in.

Here’s a classic case of some one just not reading close enough. I wrote quite clearly that I was not actually a med student on call, and was just abusing the opportunities afforded to those in the medical field.

Maybe you got past the metal detector but why hide it from the metal detector if you were allowed in for being a medical student. First off, having been to other pre-screenings, I don’t think they would let you in. They would tell you if you are on call that’s too bad. GO HOME! Secondly, if you were a medical student you would have to provide identification to prove as much, which by your own admission you would not have.

Still not reading close enough, and throwing what seems to be prior knowledge about pre-screenings out to prove their point. This is where I point out this comment came from an @yahoo mail address, and to be brutally honest, who the fuck still uses @yahoo? I mean gmail is wonderful, so wonderful you can host company email addresses on it and not miss a beat. The only people still using @yahoo are people over 40, people destined to end up on To Catch a Predator, clueless 13 year olds, and it seems angry Derby fans.
Furthermore,. I would love to meet the jerk that admits to jumping in line (which you also probably didn’t have the nuts to do) and posts it online.

OHHH SNAP SON THERE”S A GRAMMATICAL ERROR IN YOUR COMMENT! FIRE & BRIMSTONE ARE RAINING DOWN ON YOU!

Also, just so it’s on record, I absolutely love nuts. Seriously almonds are delicious, I go through a bag like once every two weeks….Oh, wait he/she was referring to my testicles. Why is it when we question someones fortitude we constantly refer to their testicles? I thought Roller Derby was all about 4th wave feminism? Way to under mind it all by setting your paradigm of toughness to male.

If the derby girls are as crazy as you say they are, I would fear for my life and those tiny nuts of yours.

Again with the nuts. And, I didn’t actually say that derby girls were nuts, that’s just an inference made by this commenter, further proving that some people are just a tad to overprotective about some things. Case in point, during the Q&A an attendee asked Ms. Barrymore why she choose to feature so many illegal moves, which blew my mind. It was a movie, it was supposed to be larger than life, and a bit cartoonish, as a director Ms. Barrymore was allowed creative license to make the film entertaining. Shit’s not a documentary.

What kind of jerk talks about a girl spilling her guts to the crowd of people about her dreadful disease like it was something that bored him or disgusted him?

This is what I take the most issue with, how does one properly convey the emotion floating through the theater with out it becoming tiresome and rote? I choose to keep it short, and balance it out with a bit of humor. the commenter obviously was too busy being offended to catch it.

The person that wrote this is not only a lazy and bad writer but a crappy person. I hope that we meet in person someday so I can give you the ass kicking your mother OBVIOUSLY neglected to give you.

Admittedly, I am a pretty lazy and bad writer, never pretended to be anything other than that. The real fun part here is threat of physical violence, and the accusation that my mother never properly beat me, I’ll have you know they’re right, my mother never properly beat me.

If I miss you in this life, I will catch up with you in hell and make the trip worth your while.

Damn, whoever this is gonna make sure they get me, even if it’s in the after life. Maybe I should make it easier on them. My address is 742 Evergreen Terrace.

“English Handbook for Writers”! Look it up! Get the latest edition. YOU NEED IT! PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD, PROOFREAD.

Got ya!

I’ll do you the favor of not proofreading my post. Maybe you can find some errors if you are not too retarded.

Now that’s just offensive, and I found that one.

It will be good practice for you. If you can’t find the few I left for you, I suggest a revisit to high school English.

As a sub? To pick up girls, by using my @yahoo address?

SCREW YOU!

Are you female? I mean, I’d maybe consider it, you do seem quite fiery.

So to sum it up, was it a a regrettable piece of writing? Yeah a bit. I cut it down from 3000 words to just over 1500, and it is rather poorly written, and could have used another draft and some editing, but I was drunk, my editor was bus, and I had work the next day. Are people massively overreacting? Very much so, but that’s what happens when people care a little too much for things, they go over board.

One thing before we move on, I thought the movie over, and it’s kind of terrible. Imagine the Princess Diaries meets The Bad News Bears remake.

Anyway folks, we’ve got one hell of a week coming up,so  let’s get to the shows.

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Free Elvis Perkins Show at Good Records tonight

12 May

DC9 is reporting the HOB headliner will go on at 7:30 over at Good Records, and be handing out free tickets for their show later on that night. You should probbally check this out.

Rundown: 5/4 to 5/10

4 May

It’s almost as if this week is critically acclaimed local act week, what with the pAper chAse, and Centro-matic headlining shows at the Granada this week, throw in the rather large touring acts that are playing the early part of the week, add the usual set of mid size touring bands making stops, and we’ve got another pretty interesting week ahead. Continue reading

Record Store Day pickups

22 Apr

So, Saturday was Record Store Day which if you’ve been reading you knew meant free shows, exclusive records and if you were lucky free beer. I found myself determined to make the most of the day, and  after what seemed like forever a friend of mine made it up from Austin, and we made our way to Good Records for their second annual birthday party/RSD celebration.

When we got there it was fucking packed with a literal who’s who of local talent everybody from people on the bill, to various local music bigs like store owner Tim Delaughter, and as per usual a ton of kids (something about Good Records brings out the hip parents in number, when we were walking up we shared the sidewalk with a mother of 4 who had at least 2 dozen tattoos) anyway once we first paid our 5 bucks for a cup we quickly chugged a beer, refilled, and then ran inside to pick through the limited edition RSD special releases.

After about 20 minutes of looking, and dealing with the lost opportunity to score the Neil Young box set. I decided to continue my weird My Morning Jacket vinyl obsession and picked up Celebration De La Ciudad Natal, and one of the guys working the counter managed to talk me into the Black Kids, Pitchfork approved, Wizard of Ahhhs EP. While my buddy, dead set on dropping at least a $100, picked up the Bob Dylan single, The Gaslight Anthem live EP, the Grizzly Bear live 7 inch and the OH MY GOD this is awesome limited edition This LP Crashes Hard Drive vinyl.

After a few hours spent drinking way too much, and talking to the St. Philistine guys, we ended up in some weird adventure that resulted in us rescuing a dog, and eventually helping the Good Records guys set upsome gear in the vacant bar next door, because someone (I’m just assuming it was this guy) kept calling in noise complaints. Anyway, after getting our fill of drink, records and sun we decided to take off for Denton to catch the Record Hop/RTB2 show.

All the day was a success, Good Records was packed, the bands were great, we found some quality purchases, and that night RTB2 and Record Hop blew us the fuck away. (Fun side note of a story, I talked to Ryan Thomas Becker of RTB2 after his set  that night, and mentioned how I saw him earlier at the RSD festivaties, when he let me know what he got he proved he’s infiantly cooler then I am.)

My Morning Jacket- Highley Suspecious (live from Celebration De La Ciudad Natal)

My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges (live from Celebration De La Ciudad Natal)

Good Records Record Store Day lineup/times

16 Apr

You’ve most likely seen the list floating around various sites, so I decided to ad a little commentary to beef up the post. Continue reading