Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It List: Tuesday

Don't really have time to say much today. Let us know what you think of our Tom Waits preview from last night, I'm kind of in the dark about what the general consensus is.

Islands/Awol One/Crayonsmith (Granada): I don't know what else we can say about Islands. They have a big MTV logo on their Myspace page, so I guess that's cool or at least a sure sign of success. Awol One is a label-mate of Islands, has worked with Kool Keith, and is also part of the hip hop group, Shapeshifters. Some of the backing tracks sound pretty decent, but I didn't have enough time to form a decent opinion of the rhyming. Crayonsmith is an indie pop group from Dublin.

La Dispute/Broadcast Sea/Spark Is The Diamond/Pools/Jubilee/Daniel Rice (1919 Hemphill): I'm glad to see the Observer has taken a profound interest in 1919 Hemphill shows of late. Even though it's annoyingly transparent, it's ultimately a good thing if it helps keep the lights on.

Disqo Disco (Fallout Lounge)

Styx/Boston (Nokia): A woman once shared a story with me about a stripper she knew that would dance almost exclusively to "Mr. Roboto" when she performed. I've never quite figured out if that made me feel more sorry for the dancer or for Styx, who surely took this little rock opera atrocity seriously.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The general consensus is that you have awesome writing skills, and set the standard of what is hip and what is passe.

(I just wish someone played with you when you were a little kid.)

5:38 PM  
Anonymous defensive listening said...

Hey, thanks for the feedback. People tried to play with me when I was little, but I was too busy listening to 45's and cassettes and thinking of how someday, I would be able to piss people like you off. Guess what? Dreams can come true!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What...CD's weren't cool enough for you? I call bullshit. You were wearing strawberry shortcake PJs and listening to Bel Biv DeVoe. Don't lie.
Go read a book.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous wtf said...

what what

6:45 PM  
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Anonymous test 646 said...


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Anonymous stonedranger said...

No 5:55, that was me. I think DL actually WAS listening to 45s back then.

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear WSJR,

I wish y'all would quit the posturing and stick to what you're good at.


A Fan

6:59 PM  
Anonymous You! Me! Dancing said...

YOU! ME! DANCING! Dallas' Best Indie Dance Night

Nothing but the best in Indie, Britpop, Twee, Shoegaze, Electro, and 80s


DJ El Macho (FEVER)

DJ Mr. Rid

and other guests TBA

Saturday, July 5th
Sons of Hermann Hall
All ages Welcome! No Cover before 10

Presented by Empyrean Events

7:04 PM  
Anonymous SWAMPASS said...

people need to quit getting so butt-hurt.

have you got a bloody anus?

dallas observer is free and makes suitable ass tissue.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...



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Anonymous select said...







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Anonymous stonedranger said...

what exactly would you like us to stick to? I'm curious.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BET awards duh

8:23 PM  
Anonymous debien said...

Isn't a webspot like this inherently pompous and self-important? Yes! Hip/cool/groovy places are intrinsically obnoxious in their "wish-you-were-this-cool" attitude and evangelical nature.

Its ok, you guys are doing a great job. I'm serious don't change a thing, baby!

No this isn't sarcasm I'm serious. I LURVE THIS WEBSITE! Seriously.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's just that it's mtv, fer chrissakes!!! the absolute enemy!! wake the fuck up!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the general consensus is that you're trying to get a rise out of people, and i'm glad most people who usually get a rise out of inane shit like that on here haven't responded. don't worry, you'll get em stirred up next time, tiger.

tom waits killed it. you missed out cause you work at mcdonald's. boo hoo.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've never tried red stipe.. i wonder if mike mills has.....

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

puffy's hiring!!

9:23 PM  
Anonymous anon said...

Being contrarian for contrarian sakes. Or just to be an asshole...

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on an island in the sun

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 9:21, if you only knew the truth, you'd feel really stupid

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pools are great

10:15 PM  
Anonymous nickel said...

show is not at 1919, it's at fat daddy's in lewisville

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the Recycled bestsellers list?

10:20 PM  
Anonymous le chauffeur said...

an overwhelming amount of money for a ticket to see someone perform some songs seems silly to me and very archaic especially in context of our continual economic decline and especially when many local artists give themselves over for no charge

10:41 PM  
Anonymous cryeagle said...

le chauffeur is on point

11:07 PM  
Anonymous swampass said...

one time i spent 60 bucks to see the chieftains at bass hall. it was well worth it. thats as much as i will ever pay for any performance.


11:11 PM  
Anonymous atchley said...

I have to say, Styx is just about the worst show I've ever seen in my life. I saw them about 3 years ago at Billy Bob's. BIG MISTAKE. The sound was terrible, they played a god awful 18 song medley and only played 10 seconds of Mr. Roboto. I've seen DREAMWORLD shows that were better. Seriously.

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would probably posture if my effort at disseminating information I was obviously extremely passionate about was consistently met with jealousy and fucking death threats. This is called BALLS.

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Styx should play with David Allan Coe at Billy Bob's. I'm sure that will set some sort of record.

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all should take the 11:33 quote and paste it all over this site because you've got it like Yo La Tengo. Much love for weshotjr. You don't need bigups but keep it goin'.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one time i spent 40 bucks on scalped nofx tickets outside of galaxy club.. some things i probably shouldn't admit out loud..

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's ok...we're anonymous.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i took DL's virginity at the ripe age of 13. it was against his will and all, but it was fantastic. he needs no friends with those skillz.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought DL was a girl. she likes scarjo, right?

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bffs. great job.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

research baby... research.

oh, and 9:46, don't worry about it! i'm well versed in truth. plus, i never feel stupid. research baby!!!!!!!!!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you have time to research the personal lives of bloggers. so you must have a really important job. you ever feel pathetic, oh truthful one?

11:56 AM  
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1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, you sound pathetic, and to a whole community of people. good job.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO. YOU SOUND PATHETIC 2:04. JK- anons calling each other pathetic really is pathetic.hehehe

2:21 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

thanks for the compliments up there guys!

2:40 PM  
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Anonymous STS said...

havent checked the comments section in a while. man, this place is silly. i feel bad for yall, wsjr. it seriously has to get tiring.

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