Monday, October 27, 2003

Kindergarten of Rock
Jennifer van Evra in Saturday’s Vancouver Sun reviewing Mike Watt’s trio: “I never knew there was such a thing as a wailing organ solo.” Oh Lord.

The belter brought home a copy of Vice magazine this weekend. It’s so goddamn hip I can barely understand it. It’s written in code designed to exclude nonentities like myself. It has album reviews though. Album of the month is Sleep’s Dopesmoker, a fearsome thing that I’ve been staring down for the past few months, sneaking headphone listens when I can ignore the outside world and lay siege to my brainpan for an hour. I thought it was a brave, sorta out-of-the-blue choice—an original mix of a barely released album by a defunct band. Minor claim to fame: they were on the Gummo soundtrack.

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