Monday, May 07, 2007

Last Week's Good Records Sales Chart


1. Voot Cha Index - The Talking House/Cradle 7"
2. Mom - Mom
3. The Last Ones on Earth - The Last Ones On Earth
4. The Polyphonic Spree - Wait
5. J.D. Whittenburg - J.D. Whittenburg


1. Feist - Reminder
2. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81
3. Blonde Redhead - 23
4. Dinosaur Jr - Beyond
5. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Ever Sank
6. Frog Eyes - Tears of the Valedictorian
7. Centro-Matic - Operation Motorcide EP
8. Stars of the Lid - and their refinement of the decline
9. Dntel - Dumb Luck
10. The Blow - Poor Aim: Love Songs
11. Spank Rock - Fabriclive.33
12. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
13. Young Galaxy - Young Galaxy
14. Tori Amos - American Doll Posse (spec. ed.)
15. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
16. Grails - Burning Off Impurities
17. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
18. Bill Callahan - Woke On a Whaleheart
19. Joanna Newsom - and the Ys Street Band
20. Terrible Twos - If You Ever See an Owl...

Can someone tell me who in God's name The Last Ones on Earth are?

Oh, and if you haven't checked out that Spank Rock mix.... do it now.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the guy is a lawyer.
no plans to play live.
recorded at salim's w/ all the usual salim backing cast as players.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JD Whittenburg in the Top 5 local - nice. Fantastic album...definitely worth checking out.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polyphonic though?


4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we shot jd

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yay local music

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was suprised when i saw good had the spankrock record i intend to pick up that shiit

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


WHO is a lawyer, who doesn't plan to play live and recorded at Salim's?

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe anon 2:59 was answering the question, "Who are The Last Ones On Earth". If you buy the CD (which I have and listened it quite a bit this weekend - excellent work), you'll see it's a guy named Matt Paradowski. I don't know if he's a lawyer, but if he is, good for him. I don't know if he plans to play live, but he should, cause I'd go check him out. He did record at Salim's... which explains why the production is great and the musicianship is solid.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:01 am,

I heard that Matt P. is actually a pseudonym he uses. I think he is supposed to be someone Salim's brother Faris met in spain or france on some shit and convinced to come make a record with salim. hadn't head that lawyer shit though

12:39 PM  
Blogger bill h said...
Has the info on the band, last one's on earth. There is a Matt Paradowski who is a lawyer in Dallas. Agreed about JD's album, really have been enjoying it.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lawyer? funny... no... his name's santi, and it was faris's pal grant that suggested making the record. we met him in becici last june...

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who gives a fuck what the guy does for a job...half the musicians in this town don't even have one...

found them on myspace though, not really my thing, but the dude can seriously sing/write

by listening i would definately guess its a pseudonym...

3:31 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Santi? Nice.

3:33 PM  
Blogger hansford said...

all I know about The Last Ones is that the dude seems to have a Paul Simon fetish and the music sounds like Salim was doing a masterclass on protools.

right up your alley if you are into cookie cutter zak crain for mayor soundtrack/sorta-ish MOR adult contemporary.

but in a good way.

4:20 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

for some reason thats just about exactly what I guessed it was like.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous rick said...

a spanish paul simon? huh?

5:14 PM  
Anonymous c.a. said...

god forbid you actually give the record a spin, stonedranger

say what you will about it, but i have actually seen him play and he is a seriously sick guitar player.

and its pretty laughable hansford that you can call it "mor" but have to go back 40 years to find a comparison...i can't think of anyone that plays like that

6:14 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I didn't say I wasn't going to give it a listen at some point... I was just saying that my guess as to what it sounded like was very similar to the description above.

6:35 PM  
Blogger salim nourallah said...

yes, the last ones on earth are from spain. santi, the lead singer is a world-class flamenco guitarist and tango dancer. his wife, adrianna morales santiago los dios is actually related to ronnie james dio. she is a famous spanish tap dancer. matt p. is an alias we used to fool the feds into thinking they were still in spain. you see, no green cards. by the way, have you heard the new hanson record?

7:28 PM  
Anonymous RCP said...

hansford is kind of right though, fans of sorta might like it if you are actually into bands that can play their instruments/write/and sing....

otherwise, yeah its real lame....fuckstick

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm tired. good night.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha my advice to the last ones on earth....unless you can macgyver an atari 1600 to a comodor 64 and rip that shit over some fat beats you are going to get zero love on this blog, playing instruments is not how we roll here

sounds good though even for an ambulance chaser

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh holy shit 12:23 i think you are on to something, i think we should have hansford pick ONE song off the last ones record and have him stand in front god's green earth and play and sing it note for note and show EVERYONE how "MOR" it is....HA !!

lets give him what six months to practice??? fucking priceless!

2:48 AM  
Blogger hansford said...

for what it's worth, i hate half the shit stonedranger trumpets on this blog.

And I love the "how is your band doing" kind of argument, as if someone that does not make music can not comment on it.

Who cares if I said it was MOR? That is exactly what the barley house brigade is shooting for, correct?

I suppose I should have mentioned that the last ones album is very very listenable. the dude has a decent voice. but the songs really do sound like they were protooled to death and the lyrics... oh god the lyrics....

9:18 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

1. The "I'd like to see you do it" argument IS really dumb, and at this point, its just boring. I'd like to see you be president of the united states. Or quarterback for the Cowboys. Or coach of the Mavericks. Or your boss. Or an anchor on CNN. Or the program director for a radio station. You see? Its really dumb in all those contexts, so why does it make sense with music?

2. "for what its worth, I hate half the shit stonedranger trumpets on this blog"

At least I know I'm doing something right.

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... true.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is 2:48 and that is not what i meant, it wasn't a "you can't play" in-your-face remark, what i meant was his shit is super complex for pop and "MOR" is just a lazy decription

1:08 PM  
Blogger hansford said...

Santana plays some intricate hot licks on his geetar, but I wouldn't call his pairing with Michelle Branch anything more than MOR.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Dave Little said...

Yeah, what in the hell has Paul Simon ever done?

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I bet Paul Simon never played a secret Denton house party with Undoing of David Wright, Laura Palmer, and the drunk guy from the 7-11.


2:39 PM  
Blogger hansford said...


I was just kidding.

Last Ones on Earth are the bomb, guys!

You've been GOTTED!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous c.a. said...

thank god, now i can go back to working on this ACL crossword puzzle cuz I just really gotta fuckin know who the fuck is playing

3:49 PM  
Anonymous dave little said...

I hear the drunk guy from the 7-11 is recording at Salim's with Daniel Hopkins on drums, Danny Balis on bass, Chris Holt on guitar and Roy Ivey on the floor drunk.

4:09 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

post of the day!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who let the dogs out!?!?!?!

6:34 PM  
Blogger salim nourallah said...

dave - just to set the record straight...his name is actually tatu bombazzi rikki tikki tavi mohamad al kabir boom bazzi and roy ivey is playing the floor trunk.

1:18 PM  

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