Monday, August 21, 2006

This It List is a shit list

Because it is hot as hell and there isn't really anything going on today that interests us, we're not going to write about anything. However, if you want to hear what happens when you take every "indie" cliche of the past seven years and wrap it up in a nice little cute as a button package for a 14 year old girl, you can check out the Myspace page for Simon Dawes, who will be playing at the Tea Room tonight. They sound like an American Apparel Gift Certificate.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit. i'm doing this anonymously because i don't want to be skewered but...
i went to the myspace link and, besides a few HUGE lyrical missteps, i like it. it doesn't sound contrived or nearly as derivative as most bands. I mean, they are derivative in the sense that rock is 50 years old and there's not much innovation left in it, but i was really surprised that i like it. And really, seriously, I don't like much new shit. Maybe there's some hype, or a radio song you guys have heard a million times that I haven't...?
Skewer me now.

4:34 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

well, to each his own I suppose... it was really just a joke more than anything else.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got the joke and laughed out loud at work and will steal it from you.

Just wanted to relay the surprise I felt when I listened to something I didn't expect to like - at all. I mean I am usually a BASTARD to people showing me shit they like. I'm sitting here wondering what the hell is wrong with me.

What's next; am I going to "come around" on Sparklehorse? WTF?

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CeePee is spinning, per usual, at The Cavern.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and that save the scene thing at july alley, wherever the fuck taht is.

5:59 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, i really don't know what the hell that thing is supposed to be either.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if anyone does, i'm considering going. no time or address anywhere.

6:33 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Was anyone around to see the Save our City thing a few years ago? Whatever happened to that?

6:36 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I remember hearing some stuff about that, but I have no clue what happened to it. I guess no one considered Dallas worth saving.

6:40 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

I've been reading a bit about the Save our Scene thing. It is complete garbage. It's a bunch of club owners, promoters, and band members that are mostly into hard rock. But they're pretty much just griping that they can't get people out to their shows. For their first fund-raiser show they want to have a bunch of cover bands on a Wednesday night. Sounds like a fantastically horrible time.
I wish I knew what time the meeting at July Alley started tonight so I could go. Maybe I'll just go crash it. A train wreck can't really notice a small fender bender off to the side, can it?

7:21 PM  
Blogger jonofdeath said...

Oh, I just found out it starts at 9, but they want people to start showing up at 7. Just in case we want to patronize the establishments. Sorry for so many posts in a short amount of time. Now I will go back to my hole.

7:25 PM  
Blogger stephen r. said...

"They sound like an American Apparel Gift Certificate."

Thank again for the quip young Lester.

10:56 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Yeah, I think its something I'm going to write a more formal post about some time soon... if those people think they are going to "save" our "scene" with more of the same old garbage, they are mistaken.

11:39 PM  
Blogger blixaboy said...

I went to July Alley last night around 7:30. I did not know what time it started. I left after 5 minutes because I really did not think I could stomache the amount of bullshit they were gonna spew. I know some of the people involved and they are completely oblivious to the fact that they are part of the problem.

11:14 AM  
Blogger JS said...

we built this city, we built this city on rock 'n trolls!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rock is a million years old

and whoever wrote that head is fucking hilarious
thems bitches is noxzema clean

and may i repeat rock n roll is fucking old as hell
million fuckin g millions

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What goes around comes around. Everything has it's cycle. Those Deep Ellum clubs kept the bands down, never gave them good nights to play, no support if they even returned a phone call. Getting their just desserts if you ask me. Finding a place to do your own thing and build something where people give you a chance to build- thats what its about.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous john said...

. . . just as bad as spune's upcoming "bash". i cannot believe the amount of garbage in this town. Waste Management needs to regulate.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:12, did you finish your thought? didn't make any damn sense.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think anon 212 was making some sort of abstract ween reference or someting. who knows.
SR, please give us a new post!

10:48 AM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

You need to make a t-shirt. On an American Apparel item, natch, that reads: "Your Band Sounds Like An American Apparel Gift Certificate" in a bitchy font.

I'd buy one.

11:10 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

hmmm... I like the way you think.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the insight on the save our scene thing. it sounds like it could be a good idea but not surprisingly it's more of a save our bank accounts sort of thing which sadly will probably just become some sort of discussion on how make the black people stop coming down to deep ellum...


11:48 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

yeah, thats what it seems like.

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

black people? what about our jews? that irving, he's a good provider.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't be silly, everyone knows that there are no jews in dallas.


4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: save the scene.
i have gone to some of the meetings. if you haven't gone then you can't really say what goes on there can you? - your jaded sources of information could use this source of information.

6:46 PM  

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