Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Attention!




I see alot of people hitting this site (or at least the same people a ton of times, either way, 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other...). I didnt start this page for popularity, but I dont post all these bands so I can stroke my own penis either. Im not that desperate or horny. I love music, and I want to meet music lovers...people with similar tastes, people with different tastes...I want to hear what people think, what you like, what you want to hear, what you dont want to hear. I'll even talk art or philsophy with you. Don't get scared though, we dont have to be pen pals, I'm not gonna send you Hallmark Holiday cards or pictures of my dog. I wont add you in my memoirs and pen you into a screenplay as my far away friend who "also likes the Gorilla Biscuits". We dont even have to waste that much energy. Just do one favor for a poor old man...





Especially if its something you liked alot and hadnt heard, or were looking for or wanted to hear again after a while. The whole point is musical expansion. Increasing the range of your sonic palette. I would at least like to know if I contributed to that in some small way. Thanks y'all!

21 Comments:

Blogger Darius said...

Dude, your blog has introduced me to such awesome music. I check back here everyday. I'll definitely leave more feedback in the future.

3:58 PM  
Blogger LittleXSparkee said...

Well I haven't really gotten anything from your blog recently, but I know I've gotten big into a few bands because of it that I'dve never heard of. Thanks for all the great music.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous rar said...

love the blog. had been meaning to check out godspeed! for a while. lately ive been getting into early emo and screamo bands, so im really digging wolves this past week. keep up the good work.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Bro, I saw Malajube and Snowden the other night...along w/ an okay band called Ra Ra Riot. Anyway Malajube was intense and awesome...my first forray into an all-french lyrics (well except for some theme music to random internet porn).

10:52 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

dude. im stupid. i missed the snowden show...

thanks for the message guys....

i'll try to keep up a bit more regularly. but life grabs you by the balls sometimes...

glad you liked the Wolves stuff....it is amazing...

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the blog found many great new bands here. thanks

12:43 AM  
Blogger treebeard said...

Too bad people take things for granted that fast and forget the courtesy of saying thanks or even just leaving a message about what they think of it. I have the same problem, 300 people each day and almost no comments. But as the toasters say:"don't let the bastards grind you down". Turning off word verication might help as well.
If you happen to have a rapidsharelink to Shotmaker that would be awesome, it is impossible for me to dl from megaupload. If you don't hae one, no problem either ofcourse.
I started out a new blog, http://www.suggestedsuggestion.blogspot.com , can you change the link from open your arms and welcome to this adress please and rename it to "suggestions". Thanks a lot
detectiefvanzwam/treebeard

1:50 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

best music blog i've come across! please keep it up. i've found so much stuff i've lost and found some new bands too. thanks especially for the funeral diner and wolves stuff. again, please keep it up!

3:13 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

thanks guys....Zwam, i will fix that link right now...i had forgotten about it...

all of you fucking rock...thanks for droppin some comments...

would commenting be easier if word verification was off??

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's really awesome that you seem to care about your readers thoughts. This is one of my favourite blogs, alongside mr.A from wine/women/song, so much great music to be found here. A thousand handclaps for you.

TW

6:51 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

Mr A. is my favorite too, and also Mr. Treebeard.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Ah, yes, i'm too blame. It is time to note in a general article that your taste is the best i've seen on any music source. i always read your descriptions and download more experimentally. I also check your site on a daily basis as though it's the news. I guess it is, somewhat. I've gone back and posted a couple more past ones and will partake in the community a little more (some people are more outgoing in the virtual communities, some less so). Part of the problem is that I don't tend to have a reflection until i've given something some decent full listens...nonetheless here's a recap of some of the great stuff I've got to thank you for, whether i've commented or not:

1. thee michelle gun elephant - i downloaded it months ago and put it aside. now i'm really starting to like them. it reminds me of old seventies rock/punk/new wave when everything in the music worked together, the music, the singer's voice, the tone, the song structure. I find that this so isn't the case anymore and just like the damned and dead kennedys (whom you mention in the description), everything comes together nicely in this.

2. The 3 mile pilot albums - not much to say here, a mature indie band with nice music that i'd never have heard of otherwise

3. ufomammut's "snailking" - absolutely terrific (i drywalled and painted my garage, listening to it over and over), made me interested in doom, and made me interested in getting explorative with the zen posts. also it made me download black cobra's "bestial" which is starting to grow on me

4. nick cave's "henry's dream", circus lupus' "supergenius", built to spill's "perfect from now on", shellac's "at action park", the isis albums, the godspeed you black emperor albums...I already own 'em all but seeing albums that mean so much to me (and i think the world needs to know about makes me all excited.


5. The Joggers - great. also glad you added "the devil wears earplugs, cos along with "era prison", it's my favourite and totally gets me all a-bouncy

6. Iceburn - hadn't been able to find them anywear after hearing a comparison to Craw (thanks so much for posting something on them!)

7. the best of 2006 - made me go out and get Cold war kids' "robbers and cowards", boris' "pink", red sparowes' "every red heart...", the mouth of the architect release...so greatful. the cold war kids was something i was really looking for after a long time listening primarily to heavy stuff...

8. Fury. As i said in a post there, i heard only one track as a college radio dj and nothing more, and never made the vocal connection to circus lupus....

That's about it. I'll try to be more conscientious. This site deserves it for sure.

By the way, I can't figure out where I got a couple of albums from a band called 90 Day Men from. It seems totally like a band you'd bring attention to. If you haven't heard them I recommend. Also recommended oh so highly from me for people to check out (albums i've been listening to regularly for years, a rare thing) that might fit the focus of this community would be Kill Creek's "St. Valentines' Garage", the Chokebore albums "Anything Near Water" and "A Taste for Bitters", and the defunct Calgary (where I'm calling from) band's albums "Kneecappin'" and "Shit Side Story"

All the best!
Terry

2:15 PM  
Anonymous tyty said...

cute pictures haha, but seriously thanks for all the great uploads and keep up the good work!

2:29 PM  
Blogger mr.A said...

I'm with you dude!

Sometimes it looks like only the people who has a blog for them selfs leave the comments. I, for example uploaded the Cripple Black 10' and it was downloaded for more then a 100 times in a couple of days, butthere were no comments at all.
Now they dont have to kiss my ass or something like that but tell the blog owner what you think.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous skrilla said...

I discovered yr blog a while back. My current musical tastes have veared off a lot, but back in the high school/college days, I suspect you and I had pretty simular tastes. Listening to post-hardcore stuff on gravity dischord and cargo records amongst many.
Yr blog's definately caught me up on some stuff I wouldn't have otherwise heard like Wolves, and Mouth of the Architect and filled some gapes in the era where you wanted to buy everything but couldn't, with stuff like portraits of the past and 3 mile pilot.
I've always meant to post a comment and never did so I'm sorry, but I've been checking this site about twice a week for a while now. If not for you and wine women and song, I don't know if I'd be spending as much time and money on this type of stuff anymore.

Plus you reminded me how great that converge record is.

cheers

6:52 PM  
Anonymous coxmere said...

thanks for a lot of fine music, esp wolves, ampere, swing kids, and now, la quiete!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mate!

First of all, I want to thank you for all these posts you've made. I discovered your page a few weeks ago, and you made me discover so many bands I didn't know, but which were close to my emotions and feelings, and understood what music really meant to be; Gifts From Enola and Natural Snow Buildings are the best exmaples I can give you right now. So, it's true, knowning what people think of your work and the way you try to share your passion is important, and I'm sorry I didn't write a few words before. So, I want to give you my entire gratitude for sharing all these excellent and amazing album, and I'd like to share more with you...

I also am a musician (well, sometimes...), and I have a page where you can download the last album I've made for free, or not, if you don't want to. It sounds like electronic and ambient stuff, but I really hope you'll like it. So, if you're interested, go to:

www.myspace.com/darkenedescape

Hope you are OK, and talk to you very soon! Sorry for not writing sooner, you really do an amazing and talented job here...

Raph

9:17 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

Hey there, I posted a few up and made reference to a great defunct Calgary band that had the releases "kneecappin'" and "shit side story"... that band was called The Primrods.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous craigers said...

i appareciate you uploading all these great albums and spreading the love. i have several of these albums on vinyl, but it's great to have a portable, digital copy.

it's great to see someone interested in both new indie and hardcore (in its many forms).

thanks!

8:11 PM  
Blogger blend77 said...

one of the best things about this, for me, is that i can have my music to listen to wherever i go...

i could end up in LA, and im not gonna bring more than my ipod, but I can be in the mood for La Quiete and have the album to listen to...

pretty handy.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this blog is an important place for me and anyone whom likes reason to believe, octagon and godspeed is okay with me.
Like YOT said back in the day, keep it up..

4:02 PM  

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