Saturday, November 29, 2014

Interesting review of Planets Don't Twinkle

Awesome pull quote:
The Granite Countertops will take hold of your life’s view and throw it in new light. They have a keen sense of this world and simply have chosen their music to reflect it upon us. So keep your eyes and ears open for their call.
Read it all here. The fact that they rave about "High Definition", one of the more challenging songs on the album, is very impressive. This site is clearly a resource for the unusual. We will be adding The Equal Ground to the Ear Candle blogroll forthwith.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A song for the morning after

Standing on a ship that’s going down
Fighting bravely for the right to drown
The house is filling up with fire and smoke
While they throw bottles at the fire truck

(This is why we can’t have nice things!)

They don’t know what they’re talking about
But they know how to jump and shout
Raw meat raining on the angry herd
“Liberty” is now a meaningless word

Chasing demons in their wet fever dreams
The future’s scary and it makes them scream
Sincere citizens with godly goals
Modeling hats and digging six foot holes

(This is why we can’t have nice things!)

Bag of hammers on a bed of nails
Freedom trains are flying off the rails
Jumbo packages of cheap concerns
Country fiddles while the planet burns

(Oh, damn it!)
Don’t you know you’re being played for a fool…
Bag of hammers, raging over nothing…
It really doesn’t have to be this way…
(Ytrap aet a ton si noitulover a.)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ear Candle Radio's Top 20 for October 2014

1. The Shaggs - It's Halloween - Philosophy of the World
2. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Jigsaw Feeling - The Scream
3. The Dirtbombs - I'll Wait - Ultraglide In Black
4. The Holy Sisters Of The Gaga Dada - Paranoid - Radio Tokyo Tapes Vol. 4 - Women
5. The Hairem (SHE) - Like A Snake - Wants A Piece Of You
6. The Experimental Bunnies - No Fighting In The War Room! - Aranka
7. Tommy McCook - Everyday Sax - Blazing Horns/Tenor In Roots
8. Rob K/MDA - Spirit Level - The Purgatory Home Companion
9. Hanging Gardens - Come Over - Modoc Records Sampler, Vol. 3
10. Flight Of The Conchords - Bowie - Flight of the Conchords
11. The Delta Rhythm Boys - One O'Clock Jump - Jump & Jive 'Til One O 'Clock - Anthology - Volume 2
12. Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited - Mugara Ndega (True Born African) - Chimurenga For Justice
13. The Sleepers - Forever - Painless Nights
14. Mammals - Robocop - Demos
15. Luna Lee - Voodoo Child - Gayageum
16. Jeffrey Horn - Slipping - Jeffrey Horn
17. The Granite Countertops - Brain In A Chair - Planets Don't Twinkle
18. Firekeeper - Bali Song - To Wake The Living
19. The Experimental Bunnies - No Sleep Till The Pleiades - Aranka
20. The Aislers Set - Mary's Song - Terrible Things Happen