Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Watch List


Listening:
1. The Salteens: This Vancouver band formed back in 1997, and released two albums in the early part of this decade. Now after a four year lay off they are back together and releasing two songs a month for free on their website. Listen to: Everything They Know about us (mp3)
2. The Selmanaires: Atlanta band containing twin brothers who have been rocking hard since 2003. Listen to: The Air Salesmen (mp3)
3. The Come n' Go: From Biel Switzerland this group plays loud dirty blue's and play it well. They recently released their latest album, Somethings Gotta Give, on Voodoo Rhythm Records. Listen to: It's Ok (mp3)
4. How to Speak Hip by Del Close & John Brent: One of the greatest recordings of the Beat Generation

Reading:
1. "Power-Jogging" by Noah Cicero: I like this. It is good.
2. "The Deciding Game" by Randy Lowens: The opening section of this great high school story contains some of the most descriptive basketball language I've ever heard.
3. Kendra Steiner Editions Review by Paul Corman-Roberts: Even though Paul credits Michele McDannold with running Orange Alert, this is a great write-up for KSE.
4. "I Once Knew a Man, or Everybody's Got Their Kafka Story" by Michael Jauchen: A story of the tortured artist.
5. "Leroy Can Tell You When" by A.S. King: This is from Frigg Magazine, and I really like their presentation. This story is about a 10 year old genius.
6. "Teacher As ___" by Jason Jordan: Classified as non-fiction and filled with interesting references.
7. "Like Green Fireworks" by Tom Watts: "The sun is laying warm clean towels on my face as I sit there on the step thinking of nothing but the seconds dripping by." Oh man, that's good!

Wishing:
1. "Down Where the Hummingbird goes to Die" by Justin Hyde: It was almost a year ago that Justin stopped by Orange Alert, and really left a mark. His debut chapbook completely blew me away. (full review coming this week) $6
2. Muxtape: Not a product, but very cool concept and very user friendly.

Getting:
1. Blanket Issue #9 "The Music Issue": Typically an Art Zine, this months Blanket delves into the world of Music in the Blanket way. They talk with band photographers, the talk music videos, and digital mixtapes.
2. Long awaited details on the Pilcrow Panels: Leader of The Pilcrowites, Amy Guth, addressed the masses this week, unveiling the panal discussions for Pilcrow Lit Fest (May 22nd to 25th). Hmmm, I wonder what panel I will be sitting on...
3. Infidelity of the Orange

Watching:
1. Rock is Back! On April 15, there will be a huge announcement in rock. It will take place in LA and you can win a chance to hear the news first-hand. Check out this video for clues and if you think you know what’s up, enter your guesses at THEROCKVINE.COM for a chance to win.
2. Steinski: This is part one of a four part interview from SXSW. We will hear more from this hip hop legend in the coming weeks!
3. Tomatoes & Radiowire: This is an collective video tribute to one of the greatest albums of all-time, Neutral Milk Hotel's In An Aeroplane Over The Sea.
4. Chic-A-Go-Go: It strange at first, but now I can't stop watching... here is Sleep Out.
5. Amy Guth at Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival talking about her novel Three Fallen Women.

11 comments:

Nobius said...

I love these things Jason.

Where do you find the time? :)

New Calliope soon.

-N

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