Sunday, October 06, 2013

WELCOME 2 THIRTY-SIX RITCHEY (WHICH FEELS LIKE A COMBINATION OF 35, 36, 37 &38)(AND ALSO HAPPY ERNTEDANKFEST TO ALL OF US)




5 comments:

Rich said...

Thank you so much, Tim!

And a happy Ertedankfest to all!

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Theres a peter buck interview on salon.com and a lee ranaldo interview at interviewmagazine.com

Rich said...

I actually just read the Peter Buck interview last night. I'll check out the Lee interview. How's the new album?

Kim did an interview with Interview that was really good, too. I just saw it last week. Can't remember what date it was published.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

well its pretty good i think. i think better than the last one. tons of tempo changes in every song and i cant tell if thats a good thing yet--first time around it just made me kind of dizzy. the whole thing feels quite ambitious. i think--and i may regret saying this at a later date--lee has taken to a certain tone in his lyric writing and really ran with it. the cynical way to describe it is self-help songs. every single song = oodles and oodles of advice, "yr on yr own, but you feel this way so now do that thing, etc" think 'walking blues' from the final sy album. I feel like that was the narrative style for every song on 'last day' except for the last one on the album. so much advice--half way through the album, i was feeling a bit prickly thinking, "you dont know ME who the fuck do you think you are?!" well i guess he's being fatherly because he very much is one to teenagers now if Im calculating right. but this is where discipline comes in, daddio.. sometimes during the album it feels like he should drop the band, throw on a shirt and tie, roll up his sleeves, where one of those face mics, get his teeth whitened and preech to a room full of people how they can be millionaires by this time next year. fuck! evoke some landscapes, lee!(hoarfrost) What is the "I" up to?--give me some editorializing!(paper cup exit, skiptracer) if you must offer yr wisdom, strictly stick to giving it to karen cuz that seems to work out real well.

beyond that the musicians are very proficient. alan licht is an excellent foil on the right channel guitar to lee. steves drums were a bit overdone here and there ie annoying fill-ins but im very sensitive to that so who knows. the bass player sounds basically like another mark ibold. 9 songs=1 hour. last song goes on way way too long. cover art is pretty. but this is all on one listen. i hope i eat my words where necessary! we're going to see him this sunday so maybe the songs will be fleshed out in person. maybe his wisdom sharing will feel less tony robbins and more han shan.
I am certain it will be far different than kim was live: staring at me ten inches from my face, barking like a dog, playing the best guitar of her life(!!!) it was the most nervous Ive ever been at a concert. kate said I kept gulping.. and while bill nace is a fuckin awesome guitar player, she could have easily done the whole show completely alone, seriously! i kept thinking, "yeah yeah, thats great man just shut the fuck up for a few minutes!"

Rich said...

we'll get back on subject momentarily, but in the interim, this is nice

http://www.spin.com/articles/flag-black-greg-ginn-lawsuit-won-keith-morris-henry-rollins/