12 September 2008

hey, I think there's something wrong with your radiator

np: Alicia DeLaroccha - Granados' Goyescas
nd: New Belgium Trippel

Pianist DeLaroccha is the last word in Spanish repertory of any era and most of her recordings can be had on vinyl for $10 and under, mostly under if you go digging. NB's Trippel is like milk at our house, and it's not expensive since 1=2 with a 7.8% ABV. And delicious too. $7-$8 for a six around here. The Colt 45 of the Family Man? Nectar.

Naturally I've been busy, which is encouraging rather than a stressor - but I wanted to post a quick note that I do intend to keep this thing going, it's not totally a whoring the new album thing. I must introduce our magnificent and infinitely patient rhythm section as well as spout about the bills on these first shows, for starters. I do intend to post some oddball mp3s. And I'm always listening to records, feeling and thinking about the rocks of various girths and shapes. There are other blogs I read and links I'd like to post, I just haven't gotten to wiring them in yet. Regardless, I've always got some random ignorant crap to say too, so do stay tuned.

2 comments:

derekfz said...

Griff, you and the rest of the 'shake rocked some major ass in Cleveland, and it was cool to meet you and chat for a few. It was kinda sorta glorious to hear that exact same guitar sound live that I love hearing on the records. What is it about that Strat? Damn.

Looking forward to digging into the new record, and to more blog posts!

--Milhouse

the super across the way said...

Thanks. That '79 Strat is a unique beast, it's wired differently than other models, though I use the neck pickup exclusively. It's definitely a much less polite Strat than is typical. I like to think that the nearly 30 years of sweat and aura absorption have something to do with its sound too.