Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Holy Granolabars is Dead?

With a month of no posts (February), and a highly unpopular pseudo-blog (Haiku Attack!) entertaining no fewer than 4 "followers," it's hard to know which direction famed blogger Ackshawn Mcgillicuddy will take in his online writing in the coming year.

Sources in Northern California's famed "Emerald Triangle" region released a report this week that Ackshawn may have received a long-term programmer contact with the illustrious KZYX radio network, and is in fact producing shows bi-monthly in the region, although this claim has not been substantiated at this time.

Other reports indicate Ackshawn may have joined the membership of an obscure North American writer's cabal who's members claim to use "Auto-Creative-Processing (ACP) for art's sake", according to one online publication (holygranolabars.com.) The group plans to produce an entirely improvised performance as part of the "39 Reasons" ArtFest in Mendocino, CA this coming May alongside other popular visual, musical, and theatrical artists from the region.

With little or no interest in the parabolic trajectory of Mr. McGillicuddy's career path, however, it's seems only a matter of time before the once-heralded leader of the "Controversy of Mirrors" art movement becomes nothing more than a distant memory in the shadowy history of simple-minded aesthetes everywhere.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Post 18: Trampled by Turtles

As I begin to explore more and more alt. country, newgrass, and what I like to call y'alternative, awesome bands like Duluth's Trampled by Turtles seem to find their way into regular rotation at my house. And for that I am glad. This one is a barnburner that slowly picks up steam, but the whole album is dope. Enjoy!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Post 17: Rural Alberta Advantage

The new album just came out, I just bought it and I'm stoked. Summer, on the other hand, is well past over but I can still remember it fondly. Check out "Ballad of the RAA" for another scratchy-throated mini-epic or just download the whole album. Thank you Canadians.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Post 16: Beirut

I recently witnessed Zach Condon's incredible band "Beirut" at the Fox Theater in Oakland and despite being significantly closer to the ceiling (about 20 feet, it seemed) than the stage (about 20,000 feet, more or less) I heard some of the most heartfelt and beautiful music I've ever experienced live. Their whole catalog is top notch, actually, but this video elevates it to a pleasantly surreal Mentos-commercial meets Wes Anderson level. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Post 15: Fleet Foxes

I should cite the sweet innovation of these Take-Away shows, a concept realized by one Vincent Moon. And there now I have. But this lovely performance is all about the FF's, a band with swooning harmonies that seek to kiss those of the BBs (Beach Boys...), a band that has recently snuck its way into my heart. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Post 14: Devotchka

The soulful plaintive crooning, the sweet sweet drone, the incessant rhythmic drubbing- all this makes for a song I can love for a long long time. Maybe forever...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Post 13: Sufjan Stevens

A sweet, horrible, poetic song about a terrible man. Are we really all "just like him?"