Monday, April 21, 2008

It List: Monday

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks/The Joggers (Granada): "Stephen Malkmus sucks" has pretty much become a cliche whenever he's brought up. Each solo album increasingly gives you that Westerberg syndrome, or: guy from some legendary band who continues to lose his way. That being said, I recently heard some tracks from "Real Emotional Trash" playing in a retail setting, and it caught my ear more than anything he's done since the two tolerable tracks off of his first solo record. And by caught my ear I mean everything from "Hey, this is okay." to "Weird. This is Malkmus? What the hell is he thinking?" That's better than the usual reaction. The Joggers have some quirky, spiky little guitar parts that would almost convince you they're going to be good, until they come in with their vocals, which are the something to the effect of a guy from Portland trying to sound like Ray Davies.


Casa De Chihuahua/Paul Slavens (Dan's Silverleaf)

DJ Ash (Hailey's): No cover and early 90's Hip Hop.

Cool Out (The Cavern)

61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If "Stephen Malkmus sucks" is something burped up by
the elitist, trendy hearted, artsy wannabe fucks that
take their opinions way too seriously, I'm okay with
that. And I'm sure he is too. His solo stuff is a far
cry from Pavement, but it's still better than 90% of
the new bullshit garbage heralded by the likes of this
blog and ones like it.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

i can't decide whether you're actually the real elitist here, or if at the end of the day, you're nothing more than a crying little pussy who gets mad at stuff he/she doesn't understand.

and the word "artsy" is for retards.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

angry dad.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't be a heartbreaker sr

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand all the hate on Malkmus, his solo albums aren't nearly as bad as other post great band solo artists. Look at Frank Black his albums are neo country easy listening, in comparison Malkmus' stuff is really good.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous jp! said...

5:05, you are just bitter.

Have a shot of Crown Royal & a beer and hope all us artsy elitist bullshit fuckers will just go away.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous lebron james said...

i think i'm the only one that think pavement sucks. i don't know why i'm supposed to like them or why slanted and enchanted is on my ipod. oh, because i'm an "elitist artsy wanna be fuck," although i prefer the term has been, cause in high school i was awesome.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous brendan haywood said...

fuck your shit up 6:44

7:46 PM  
Anonymous lebron james sucks said...

according to the grouch 'artsy' is a word.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cherry

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brendan!
brundan!
brandan!
get you're little asses in here and keep MAMA WARM!!

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stephen malkmus sucks.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it okay to think Stephen Malkmus sort of scuks if you also don't really like Pavement at all?

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why get worked up about any of this? Can't we all go back to accusing wsjr of blowing Health too much?

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is really cool to not like Malkmus these days, isn't it? Maybe he'll start an orchestral pop group soon, then he'll be cool.

1:31 AM  
Anonymous retarded grouchy elitist crying little pussy of a bitter dad here said...

Thank you! All 14 of you, well, minus 11:43. Who else would spend
their time to argue/debate about something so meaningless other
than elitist, trendy hearted, artsy wannabe fucks. You guys are
so gullible......and funny.

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah.....right

3:22 AM  
Anonymous Dear Stephen said...

I hope she was worth it. See you in obscurity.

Love,
Substance

5:38 AM  
Anonymous drex said...

after watching malkmus perform last night i can report most assuredly that he absolutely does not suck

8:55 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

oh cool... now you're trying the "gosh, i was just kidding, i can't believe you fell for it" approach. nice one!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous thomas said...

free mexico!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous donut said...

Who else is a post-legendary-band artist out there? I can't think of any other than Bob Mould, but I havent heard his solo stuff.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous thomas said...

kania tieffer

11:06 AM  
Anonymous streisand said...

lou reed and brian eno to name a few.

Oh frank black's first couple solo albums were great. Not very neo country.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

go san antonio spurs!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous environmentally emo said...

hey i'm not artsy, i'm an environmentally emo and i need a ride to school cause i'm trying to save the planet and its hot outside.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous butt boy said...

hahaha!!.......but seriously SM's solo stuff sounds like its caught somewhere between Steely Dan and frat boy folk shit like Bob Shneider.....it is utter garbage and whoever likes it should be gassed along with every other Steely Dan fan....fire up Aushwitz!! (: (; ); )><)

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some new spiritualized

http://www.buddyhead.com/2008/04/04/new-spiritualized-the-new-mixtape-new-jubilee-single-photography-and-lots-of-cool-shit-happening/

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul McCartney

12:39 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

solo george was better than solo paul and also, fuck you tim ducan!! i'll break your legs when i run over you and parker fucking cheaters

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Mexico?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous drex said...

yo buttbaby

there is more more musical aptitude in the first note of countdown to ecstasy than in your entire 32gb ipod dipshit

try again

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isnt it tuesday? wsjr getting lazy

1:41 PM  
Anonymous butt baby said...

Drex,

Like, how could you even know that?.... Why don't you go put on Aja, eat a cheeseburger put on your "Cocks" baseball hat. How dare you suggest my ipod is only 32 gigs!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous butt baby said...

Drex,

Like, how could you even know that?.... Why don't you go put on Aja, eat a cheeseburger put on your "Cocks" baseball hat. How dare you suggest my ipod is only 32 gigs!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my sister works at Abercrombie and she tells me they regularly play Stephen Malkmus, she's a huge fan

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your sister is hot

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad i gave her herpes

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at all this shit

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey tim duncan eat a dick!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

fuck u u scrawny white boy

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whenever i think arty, i think enigma

3:15 PM  
Anonymous ringo starrrr said...

paul mccartney? anyone remember the "freedom" infomercials? ...

3:41 PM  
Anonymous HHAS said...

Dang, so many Maverick players commenting. Who knew they were such fans? Homeboys need to FOCUS and GO TO WORK.

...another year of heartbreak?

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes much??

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aja...
when all my dime dancing is through,
i run to yooooooooooooooooou.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

donald fagen

yeah, we know.. fagen. we get it. beat u to it, fucker!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

deleted: "jump the shark" comments and variations on said them; nonsense comments.


Keep em comin', and I'll keep erasing them.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new rule: if you cannot get the name of a nazi death camp right, then you must apologize to the people who died there, fucko!

buttboy = 64 eels, methinketh

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaah

w/luv,
floppers w/crayons

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that there ranger be stoned................................

4:29 PM  
Anonymous 64 Eels said...

ok everyone, you will know when the real me posts. I'm getting sick and tired of these impersonators.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i prefer jack & coke, actually.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cannot begin to underline the need for more humor here

5:10 PM  
Anonymous 64 eels said...

"ok everyone, you will know when the real me posts. I'm getting sick and tired of these impersonators"

that's not me either. I like the impersonators.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous 64 eels said...

"new rule: if you cannot get the name of a nazi death camp right, then you must apologize to the people who died there, fucko!

buttboy = 64 eels, methinketh"

I don't tell Holocaust jokes, dude.

plus I'm more clever than that.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ciao chow

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry 64 eels. i'm glad your not buttboy, or relevant.
clever, eh?

6:23 PM  
Anonymous 64 eels said...

ehhh....

the dead fish I just ate thought I was pretty relevant

6:37 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

malkmus is a dick

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obamarama.. NOT!

10:12 PM  

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