The Best Concert Of 2010 ! Also, Sappy Poo Beer!

Wow, have I ever been slacking lately.
I swear in the new year I'm going to get my butt in gear and start actually writing shit again.
I apologize to all the bands waiting on me for reviews or interviews right now, I know I've neglected a bunch of requests since my Christmas vacation started but I've been spending some much needed catch up time with my old friend, the DVD.
Before I go and shut myself in for one last night of me on movie after movie action I thought it'd be a neat idea to end my 2010 posts with a flashback to the best concert I saw this year.
Without a doubt, and without having to refresh my memory of the shows I went to over the year the best one was hands down A WILHELM SCREAM and COMEBACK KID at the Opera House.

Which is interesting because there were at least 2 or 3 other bands that night, at least 1 of which I can't remember and Madball who I didn't enjoy at all.
Still, 60% thanks to A Wilhelm Scream and 40% thanks to Comeback Kid, this was THE best show I witnessed in 2010.
To read the review I wrote at the time click here.
It also might have had something to do with the 2 wicked interviews we did that night with these bands. Great fucking interviews, if you don't mind me tooting my own horn. (heh toot.)
Interview with A Wilhelm Scream
Interview with Comeback Kid
All I have to say on the matter now is that A Wilhelm Scream are THE best band to see live, and Comeback Kid will forever be one of my favourites, their new album still constantly on repeat on my Ipod.
I'm going to leave you with a couple live videos that barely do each band justice.



HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

The Best Albums of 2010!

I decided to do things a bit differently this year and make all my friends/readers do most of the work for this list.
So, THANKS EVERYBODY who contributed.
I did add in a bunch myself that I thought deserved a mention, all my picks will have one of these beside them: *
With no further delay, here are the top 75 albums of 2010, mostly sent in by you!

1. The Acacia Strain – Wormwood
2. Angus & Julia Stone – Down The Way *
3. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
4. Bad Religion – The Dissent of Man
5. Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
6. The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
7. The Black Keys – Brothers
8. Brasstronaut – Mount Chimera
9. Broken Bells – S/T
10. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
11. Budos Band – III
12. David Byrne/Fatboy Slim – Here Lies Love
13. Cancer Bats – Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
14. Caribou – Swim
15. Cephalic Carnage – Misled By Certainty
16. The Chemical Brothers – Further
17. Comeback Kid – Symptoms & Cures*
18. Crystal Castles – II
19. Cynic – Re-Traced
20. Daft Punk – Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack)
21. Danzig – Deth Red Sabbaoth
22. Matthew Dear – Black City
23. Dommin – Love Is Gone
24. The Dopamines – Expect The Worst*
25. Emanuel and the Fear – Listen*
26. The Flobots – Survival Story*
27. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
28. Fucked Up – Year of the Ox*
29. The Future Kings of Nowhere – S/T*
30. Goldfrapp – Head First
31. Good Old War – S/T*
32. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
33. Cee-Lo Green – The Lady Killer
34. Groove Armada – Black Light
35. The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever*
36. Hollerado – Record In A Bag
37. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
38. Iron Chic – Not Like This*
39. The Knife/Mt. Sims/Planningtorock – Tomorrow, In A Year
40. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
41. Massive Attack – Heligo Land
42. MGMT – Congratulations
43. Minus The Bear – Omni
44. Mookie & The Loyalists – S/T
45. Morcheeba – Blood Like Lemonade
46. Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life
47. Murder By Death – Good Morning, Magpie*
48. The National – High Violet
49. None More Black – Icons
50. Oceansize – Self Preserved While the Bodies Float Up
51. of Montreal – False Priest
52. Off With Their Heads – In Desolation
53. OK Go – Of the Blue Color of the Sky
54. Owen Pallett – Heartland
55. Pendulum – Immersion
56. Portugal. The Man – American Ghetto
57. Rjd2 – The Colossus
58. Robyn – Body Talk
59. Sevendust – Cold Day Memory
60. Smoke Or Fire – The Speakeasy*
61. The Snips – Blackouts*
62. Spoon – Transference*
63. Stars – The Five Ghosts
64. The Stone Foxes – Bears & Bulls*
65. Sundowner – We Chase The Waves*
66. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt*
67. Tokyo Police Club – Champ
68. Frank Turner – Rock n’ Roll EP*
69. Volbeat – Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
70. Wavves – King of the Beach*
71. The Weakerthans – Live at the Burton Cummings Theatre
72. Weezer – Hurley
73. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
74. Wintersleep – New Inheritors
75. Hawksley Workman – Meat



***FORGOT THE RIVERDALES - TARANTULA***

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

Song Spoofs in the Making for Commercial Jingles!

I've decided to dive into the jingle making business.
Why?
Because I'm AWESOME at it.

I already have 3 ideas.

NUMBER ONE
A flea commercial using "Come Together" by The Beatles.
It would go a little something like this:
Come together, riiight meoww, over fleas!
And it would be CATS SINGING IT!
*cough*genius*endcough*
Like a whole CHORUS OF CATS.
Who doesn't like cats singing.
And they would be pleading for their owners to help stop fleas, all the cats would unite to sing this benefit song to encourage flea action.

COPYRIGHT BITCHES.

NUMBER TWO
An avocado/guacamole jingle using Dire Strait's "Walk of Life" except change it to "Guac of Life"
Here's the first verse so far:
Here comes Johnny eating healthy,
Be-Bop-A-Lua, Baby What I Say
Here comes Johnny singing I got a hunger,
Down in my belly, and it won't go away
He's taking action, He's got a notion
It's the healthy way.
Avacados, the secret potion!
Every meal's the best part of the day.
He mashes those avacados together in bowl,
He only needs a fork and knife,
And he's got the guac, he's got the Guac of Life!

It still needs some fine tuning but you get the idea.
COPYRIGHT!

NUMBER THREE
Now I am still looking for this one jingle I made a while ago for Sandwich Day at work... don't ask... I tend to send out funny sandwich related emails to announce each sandwich day since I organize them, and I send the emails to my entire company.
I'm retarded.
ANYWAY we always have sandwiches at this place called Black Camel and I wrote a variation of "Witchy Woman" by The Eagles called "Sandwich-y Wo-man" and it was absolute solid gold. But I deleted the email and am tracking down somebody in the office who kept it... stay tuned!
STILL COPYRIGHT!

I'm Sarah. If you want to buy my ideas email me at sarah@musicsheblogged.com .
LOL.

Fake Problems/Flatliners/Menzingers @ Sneaky Dee's - THE ENCORE All Ages Edition!

I never thought I'd ever utter these words but.... If I see another plate of Sneaky Dee's nachos right now I'm going to puke.
Actually my body is ruined enough right now that I might puke anyway, and when I do guess what I'll be puking back up?
Sneaky Dee's nachos.
*BARF*
Nachos is just what has to happen when you're at Sneaky Dee's on a Sunday for a super early awesome punk rock show.
(and for 3am the night before but let's not get into that one)
For the second night in one weekend The Flatliners, Fake Problems, The Menzingers and Mockingbird Wish Me Luck all graced Sneaks upstairs for another nearly (if not actually) sold out show, this time ridden with underage hormone soaked sweaty kids accounting for over half of the turnout.
For those of us over 19 the 7pm start time was impossibly early on a weekend so close to Christmas and thanks to hours of semi-last-minute shopping during the day my friends and I ended up missing the first two bands.
Missing The Menzingers was immediately upsetting, that band fucking rules live and I was really looking forward to seeing them again. Missing Mockingbird on the other hand didn't really upset me at first since I had never actually heard them before and always judged by their gay name that I wasn't missing out. NOW, however, I'm listening to their myspace page and absolutely kicking myself in the butt because it's right down my alley of lumberjackpunk that I would have automatically loved.
NUTS ON MY CHIN!

Luckily the 50% of the show I did catch was more than enough for my exhausted body to handle... well, actually more like 40% but we'll get to that in a minute.
Fake Problems hit the stage when we got there and left me on the fence about them by the time they finished. At one point these guys were one of my favourite bands but lately I've been sick of listening to the older songs and for whatever reason haven't been able to get into their new album. When I watched them last night the old gems were suddenly my favourite songs again but the new stuff continued to leave me impartial. In some cases the into-it vocals were the only thing salvaging them in my head until they whipped out an amazing theatrical version of "Diamond Rings" which reminded me of why I loved them live to begin with. There was something slightly different about the band too that was affecting my ability to enjoy them the way I used to... I think their heads looked bigger or something... Just me? At one point they introduced what was supposed to be some sort of crazy guitar solo which turned out to be a dud of a guitar SCHMOLO. I really hope it was meant as a joke... otherwise... FAIL!
The Flatliners made up for everything, as usual, by tearing the stage apart from the second they stepped onto it. Go-Go-Gadget-Rock-My-Face-Off! (face - OFF!) By far one of the most entertaining bands to watch, they have the ability to transport you to a dreamworld of awesome where it's just you and them - the all ages twats don't exist...hehehe...nah, it was actually pretty epic with all the young ones singing along every word, verse and chorus. They sang loud and they sang proud at least which added to the experience... And I'm 12 again. Welcome back to puberty!
Unfortunately my night was cut short as I ventured alone to the bathroom because when I came out some ASSHOLE *cough*Branko*uncough* was randomly dressed head to toe in a huge COW outfit. This might not sound like a night-ender to anybody else but I have an insane fear of things in full costume like that where I can't see human parts... puppets and such creep me out too... I'm not the only one, I looked it up and it's an actual phobia:
What Is Pupaphobia?
Pupaphobia is an overwhelming, irrational fear of puppets. The person coping with this phobia may also fear marionettes and team mascots. Perhaps the pupaphobic person fears the puppet’s exaggerated features or its disjointed, bizarre movements. In extreme cases of Pupaphobia, the person may avoid any situation that may involve performances for children because of their morbid fear of puppets.
Read more: http://healthmad.com/mental-health/pupaphobia-the-fear-of-puppets/#ixzz18fF8gzff
Anyway, the fact that I was alone didn't help things, and as he walked by I froze and started to seriously freak out, waiting in hopes that he would keep walking and disappear from my sight.. but instead he ended up stopping and standing WAY WAY WAY too close to me and I got so uncomfortable that I booked it out the door and had to call my friends saying I couldn't come back inside.
HOW EMBARRASSING.
Apparently I only missed about 3 or 4 songs though and I've seen them enough this year already to know that I TOTALLY MISSED OUT.
GODDAMMIT YOU COW, WARN ME NEXT TIME!

I'm Sarah. I suffer from pupaphobia. Suck it.

Current obsession...



weird.. because of Cobourg... right?

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

The Rural Alberta Advantage Sell Out Lee's Palace!!

Funny, lately I have come to realize that the bass is my favourite of the standard band instruments and the first thing I pay attention to, aside from the lyrics (obviously, “writer” and all) but last night had me questioning this discovery with the realization that The Rural Alberta Advantage are one of my most loved bands.
And they don’t have a bassist.
And usually I hate that.
So why is it that I love this band so much?
The answer lies in this man alone…

Oops, sorry, that’s Monkey Fist from Kim Possible, but he TOTALLY reminds me of the real man responsible for my love for The RAA… (not in a bad way, that’s a pretty attractive monkey!)

Drummer extraordinaire, Paul Banwatt.
Dude is fucking relentless on those bad boys.
And entirely unconventional for the indie folk music they’re playing.
To be honest without him I think most people would find the band a little boring…
Don’t get me wrong, I would still love it - I mean acoustic guitar + perfect male vocals for this type of music + super pretty female backing vocals + keys + great stage presence = what's not to love - but I’m just sayin’ this kind of indie folk can get a little dreary after three or four songs, unless you have Monkey Fist on drums.
HOLY DRUM IT MONKEY MAN!
It's almost KIMpossible for me to talk about any other RAA element aside from the drums, they take over in the most amazing way possible.
Even in the few brand-spanking-new songs they played last night the level of awesomeness on drums is to par with a rocket en route to the damn moon.
Does that make sense?
Fuck it!
ANYWAY, said new songs warmed my heart with one listen just as much as the classics from their first album did when they were played. It wasn't hard to conclude that every single person in the sold out venue agreed with me either.
One of the best parts of their performance, aside from the drums, was that each member looked genuinely so thankful and happy to be playing in front of us. All aspects combined equal one of the best shows evvrrrrrrr.

To download their first single "Stamp" from the new album (out in March 2011), JUST CLICK HERE, and trust me when they start touring again in the spring for this record DO NOT MISS THEM.


CLICK FOR REST OF ALBUM


I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

The Parlour Suite = Rainbows, Lollipops and Love.

The Parlour Suite are band of the week for a reason. If I wasn't so stuck to traditions I'd probably even make them band of the rest of 2010.
The husband & wife fronted folky pop duo (that description doesn't quite fit well with me) bear a striking resemblance to earlier Neko Case, especially with the slight surf country twang the music holds. Their 4 song Welcome To The Garden Party EP is so good yet so short that I feel like I'm trapped in Groundhog Day trying desperately to get to know the band before my time is up and I have to start it all over again.
RIght now I'm on about my 5th run through and it's only proving to turn me on to it 3.7 times more with each listen.
If I had to sum it up in a picture it would look like this:


I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

Anybody Hungry For A Burger & Wings?

It's 9am on a Saturday.
I've been awake since 8am Friday.
I don't plan on sleeping until 9pm Sunday night.
I reek of whiskey wine and cigarettes.
and I am trying to find a delivery place open this early where I can get a burger with a side of chicken wings.
I am NOT having any luck.
And I'm starving.
Damn you 9am!!!
Everybody else just crashed so I decided I'd get some work done.
Sleep is for the weak.
Food is for people that get up at 11am or later apparently.
Now to kill 2 hours...

It just took me longer to draw that than it took me to listen to the 3 songs by The Jim Ivins Band that I'm about to talk about.
I'm great at killing time...
Is it just me or does The Jim Ivins Band sound like a country name?
That's what I pictured them playing when they emailed me and I readily agreed to a review because I freakin' love country.
I was a little surprised to hear something more along the lines of The Early November emo-laced rock.
Unexpected, yet not unfortunate.
On the surface these three tracks are just three more cutesy, catchy-as-fuck, acoustic pop rock singles.. but when you listen harder (harder,harder,harder) you will catch a bit of a guitar solo here and a bunch of drum rolls there showing they have somewhat more potential than just that.
I don't know if anybody remembers/ever heard of October Fall but with the singer's delicious voice they sound like that band sans piano... and I used to put them on at HMV all the time only to get in trouble because one of the songs, my favourite one, said 'fuck' twice. Oops!
I feel like they sound a lot like somebody else that I love as well but can't put my finger on it because each song is bringing visions of hamburgers and chicken into my head...

One more hour.
One more "review" to do after this.
And then I feast.

*NOTE: That burger looks disgusting.*

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs listen to music too you know!

I feel like I need to redeem myself for that last post I made.
I mean, Moffatts, really Sarah?
*is listening to them right now*
I realized after re-watching those videos that the "Miss You Like Crazy" example is only hurting my point because even I could probably pick up any one of those instruments and play along with them.
Lame.
Sorry guys, my head was clouded with liquor all day yesterday and I clearly wasn't thinking.
The other songs still rule though.

Anyway, today's episode (list) is brought to you by my love for horns (euphemisms included), Sirius radio and elephant poop.

OH, and Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
Why?
Because I can.
CLICK ON THE DWARF TO HEAR WHAT SONG THEY ARE CURRENTLY LISTENING TO....
(LAMEST THING I'VE EVER DONE? YES? NO? MAYBE?)

BASHFUL


DOPEY


GRUMPY


DOC


HAPPY


SNEEZY


SLEEPY



Last but not least.... snowbitch herself!


And this is what I am listening to.


I'm Sarah. I love snow.

I don't care what anybody says, the Moffatts were a wicked band.

Seriously. They could actually write pretty decent songs, FOR A BOY BAND.
And at least the 'band' title is fully deserved.
This is what I listen to when I'm hungover...





Soul Decision on the other hand... I admit I used to love these songs, but listening to them now I fully realize how slitty they are.
And I believe that they are really singing about boys.
I mean, look at how short those shirts are.
GAY!



Excuse me while my 90's self throws up.

I'm Sarah. mrrrrrrrrrrrr

22 Reasons I Love Fat Wreck Chords!

1:Old Man Markley - For Better, For Worse
2:The Flatliners - The Calming Collection
3:Swingin’ Utters - Brand New Lungs
4:Mad Caddies - Why Must I Wait
5:Banner Pilot - Greenwood
6:Pour Habit - Heads of State
7:Dead to Me - X
8:Teenage Bottlerocket - Skate or Die
9:Cobra Skulls - Hot Sand
10:Tony Sly - Via Munich
11:None More Black - Sinatra After Dark
12:Chixdiggit! - Miso Ramen
13:Against Me! - Holy Shit
14:NOFX - Fermented and Flailing
15:Smoke or Fire - Integrity
16:Strung Out - The Fever and the Sound
17:The Lawrence Arms - Demons
18:American Steel - Tear the Place Apart
19:Good Riddance - Lame Duck Arsenal
20:No Use for a Name - Dream Police
21:The Real McKenzies - Scots Wha’ Ha’e (Live)
22:Dillinger Four - A Jingle for the Product

And guess what.
THAT is the fucking track listing for the new Fat Music compilation! VOLUME 7.

This is one label that will NEVER let punk rock down.

I'm Sarah. I love Fat.

Goddamn You Cat Empire!

Srrriouslyy.
I am trying to make a new blog (shhhh don't tell this one, she doesn't know I'm already cheating on her with drrty toilets) about name verbs... like for example, this one is about Julian who does a lot of the interviews / my roommate / from The Johnstones.
To Julian: To smoke a cigarette to the filter and hand it off to whoever you are splitting it with saying there's "at least two drags left"
way to julian that cig / aw why'd you julian it! / nah way man that's julian'd.
Were going to start a whole new language basically, one that will only be funny to people who know us... haha suckers.
Anyway, I'm also super hungry for more leftover pizza...
**SIDENOTE: Does anybody else wind up eating pizza after playing too many TMNT games? Last night a friend and were playing TMNT3 and all of a sudden we both just decided we wanted pizza and couldn't get it out of our heads... HMMMM WONDER WHY.**
... and then the random function on my Itunes really Aurora Jolie'd me (fucked me in the ass... she only does anal... it works?) and the most potent Cat Empire song came on and sucked me in. How Michelle Tanner of it.
This song will Jack Black you. (rock your socks off... Tenacious D song... I admit, it's quite a stretch)


Luckily the random button saved me this time by jumping away from Cat Empire... but it just HAD to pick a Cursive song that I hadn't actually listened to that much and realized I loved... and NOW I'm jerking the old flame I had for the band in years past by listening to this song over and over...


I understand that one can do other things, per say, while listening to music.
I normally do.
However.
There are certain bands - clearly Cat Empire - that just immediately distract me from whatever I'm doing and remind me of what other song of theirs I should listen to or a cool video I saw of them that I want to watch again... or I just simply want to do something mindless like write this right now because I just ramble and copy/paste things while my brain focuses on singing along.

Ew, I'm getting way too into blogging.
Awkward.....

I'm Sarah. I've said enough!

NO WAIT,
Fuck you Cat Empire!
<3 love.

A Day In The Life Of Sarah.

It's 9:27am, I have begun my 'wakemeup and putmeinagoodmood' playlist for Monday and decided what the HAY, I'm going to post it.
1. Start off right with a little Grateful Dead... well since the song is 10 minutes long I think 'little' is a bit of an understatement, but still this song always seems to end way too soon...


2. Now to tuffen shit up with one of my favourite bands eva.


3. Just got a hankerin' for this song for some reason...


4. Sometimes you just want to be cutesy happy. Today is one of those days. This is such a cutesy happy song.


5. Well I'm bored of making this list so this is the last one haha, it's now 11:36am and I'm hungry for leftover pizza.


I'm Sarah. I have ADD, and pizza.

Zeus! Zeus! Zeus! Zeus!

If my wild imagination suddenly morphed into reality then this is what you would have heard emitted from The Horseshoe on Friday night... thunderous clapping hand in hand with high praise in the form of the repeated chant of "Zeus! Zeus! Zeus!"
The band may not have chosen the name in the cocksure way of thought comparing them to a greek god (or THE greek god rather) but in the world of music their modest denial of a parallel between them and God is both endearing, and completely redundant.
Last Friday on stage they WERE gods, and I don't think a single person in the crowd would oppose to me saying that the name fits in whichever way you want to look at it.
Had they been the type of people to arrogantly label themselves the band of all bands it would have been slightly harder to accept them as rightful owners of the title but you still would, begrudgingly, after catching even a glimpse of them on stage.
The fact that they seem like the last people to identify themselves in that way only adds to their godliness and allows you to willingly point out the ironic correlation.
Which is exactly what my perhaps-not-so-wh-hild imagination was doing Friday night as I watched them for the first time.
Based on the ridiculous notes I took during their set I'd like to think that my mind was so far blown by the performance that my ability to make sense was just entirely overruled by how awesomely beyond words Zeus really were.... but we all know by now that it was probably just the liquor causing my inability to write comprehensively....
Observe, my complete notes from the night:
- nice tits
- I wear my sunglasses at bight (yup, that spelling error has whiskey written all over it)
- Thought on cd same singer bit no (there it is again)
- I want sun
- Guitar
- New Song
- Hurricane
- Frank Zappa and Cat Stevens
.....
HUH?
I really have no clue what I was supposed to take from any of that, except that I was actually surprised to find out that the vocals were done by more than one person and that sparked my memory of each member switching instruments like a whore switches from ass to mouth (you never go ass to mouth!) to vagina to ear or wherever else.
Oh, and one of them was wearing sunglasses, and it was bighttime ... errr nighttime.
Other than that I have NO idea why I wrote any of the other stuff.
I am certain the 'nice tits' part was actually for the band before, Amos The Transparent, because damn the girl in the band had great titties. Grade A pieces of meat right thurr.
Unfortunately the rest of my dumb clues fall to my foggy whiskey memory only to never make sense again.
What I do remember, no thanks to my note taking, was that I could barely peal my eyes off the stage in front of me during their set and by the end of it fully believed that Zeus was indeed the god of all gods (musically) that night in Toronto.

Zeus! Zeus! Zeus! Zeus! Zeus!

I'm Sarah. I do what I want.

Bravestation = Echo & The Bunnymen via Donnie Darko

HOLY SHIT
I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER HOW LONG AGO IT WAS THAT I REVIEWED BRAVESTATION BUT I FINALLY PINPOINTED EXACTLY WHO THEY SOUND LIKE.

They sound like Echo & The Bunnyman's "Killing Moon" off the Donnie Darko soundtrack.

TAKE THAT BRAIN FART.

Listen for yourself:
www.myspace.com/bravestation
and then...
Echo & The Bunnymen - "Killing Moon"

I'm Sarah. I take a while...

The Loved Ones are Loved… ? Whodathunkit.

At the risk of sounding redundant in many ways, I love The Loved Ones.
I guess they’ve earned the honor of being “one of my favourite bands” by now, though that list is ever changing.
No matter what else I’m listening to – and trust me my genre appreciation knows no boundaries – or what else I’m doing The Loved Ones are always my fall back band.
Tired of dancing? Put on The Loved Ones.
Just finished a review? Put on The Loved Ones.
Tired of getting in touch with my female Eminem? Put On The Loved Ones.
Stimulated the brain enough with classical for one day? Put on The Loved Ones.
Furious at the subway for making you 20 minutes late for work? Put on The Loved Ones.
Can’t crack the kink out of your neck? (happening right now) Put on The Loved Ones.
Finished the last episode of America’s Next Top Model? Put on The Loved Ones.
Uhhhhhh
Not that I watch that show or anything… *cough*
So maybe it’s my guilty pleasure, and weirdly enough I usually develop a mad crush on one of the girls every season… well every season I’ve watched all the way through which is only like, one….or two.. or three.
Cycle 11, Samantha Potter.

Cycle 15, Jane Randall

They are The Loved Ones of America’s Next Top Model.
And now that I’ve embarrassed myself I will go and listen to THE Loved Ones.

I’m Sarah. I am weird.

I Quit! ... Right after I review Kuf Knotz!

Gah!
I think I'm starting to hate writing reviews!
It's ruining my love for music to HAVE to write about a certain band or artist.
I guess I could always say no, but I never do..
But I am all out of ideas and words.
Hence my blogging nature as of late.
I miss the constant lists I used to make in the old days...
I never have time to do them anymore between my pile of albums to reviews and all the interviews I've been doing lately.
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but I actually have a full time Monday to Friday 9-5 job, and I rack up enough hours at shows or talking about them/doing interviews/writing reviews to equal another 30 hours at least on top of that.... not including the time spent 'off the record' honestly reviewing work that bands and labels like to send me just for personal feedback... no joke. Weird, right? Who the fuck am I... haha
Oh yeah, and I also put on shows on the side and promote them.
And I'm hellbent on writing a country song. I'm not sure why.
To top it off a friend and I just started a brand new website @ www.dirtycans.wordpress.com (not joking.).
So yeah. Hi, I'm Sarah, this is the most you've learned about me in like 3 years. This is why I'm a bitch! JK
Luckily this week has been really slow due to being sick and I've been able to catch up and do some fun stuff.
I miss talking about the music I'm actually excited to find, and also miss talking smack about bands like Nickelback (easy target).
I'm sick of writing about all the bands I'm sent in between (no offense to any of you, I usually like it but it's just not the same).
I think I'm going to lessen the amount of albums I review and start just rambling about all my daily song/album obsessions instead.
Moral of the story?
JUST SAY NO!
But not to everything, not when I get sent an album like Kuf Knotz's Boombox Logic, which is exactly the reason I'm grateful to have people sending me new music constantly.
I would not have wanted to miss out on this guy.
A mere THIRTY seconds into track numero uno and I had the biggest ear-boner's I've ever experienced!
Jokes on me too because the first track was only 42 seconds long!!!
Face - On, but red.
I'm going to call it right now, track three(ve), that this album is going to be huge.
If it's not I will actually eat my own butt.
I mean, he mentions TMZ, it's clearly going to get famous as soon as they catch on.
I fucking love that show by the way, I could care less about most of the celebs but the editing is HI-larious.
But regardless, Kuf (can I call you Kuf?) throws down some serious beats throughout this album with spine tingling female vocals accompanying him, not to mention a trumpet here, a guitar (electric AND acoustic) there and flawless flow featuring lyrical content that actually interests me ... By song 5 I still haven't found flaw and in fact once the chorus hit as I wrote that I heard George Standford, G. Love and a girl by the name of Dana Alexandra come into it and both my ears exploded with pleasure, and a waxy release.
Holy rusted metal Batman, even when this guy is talking about his shoes I still find it completely enlightening to listen to.
That requires talent. Or humour. In this case though it's totally talent.
GODDAMN is it ever! Excuse me while I'm blown away here but I'm more than halfway through the quite lengthy 14 song album and I am pretty sure every track is better than the last. It's like on How I Met Your Mother, first season New Years Eve episode where Barney makes a pump up mix album that's ALL RISE and no fall. This album is truly ALL RISE!
Barney would be proud, if he were a real life person.
I know I joke about getting turned on by most of the music I review but what I'm experiencing right now while listening is the closest to truth that joke has ever gotten. I mean... I want to fuck this album.
There I said it.
It's fucking phenomenal.

YOU NEED TO HEAR+BUY THIS.

I'm Sarah. I finally showered!

I'm HORRIBLE At Doing Things!

So yeah I didn't shower.
I think it's because I didn't have quite enough awesome songs in my Shower-Playlist-To-End-All-Shower-Playlists (thus far), so I added more:
Ch-ch-check it.

1. Mark Ronson & Saigon - "Diduntdidunt"
2. Barenaked Ladies - "The Old Apartment" (so what, I like to sing along with it... showers are meant to be sung in, don't judge me)
3. Ben Folds Five - "Steven's Last Night In Town"
4. Brand New - "Seventy Times 7" (hahaha, whatever!)
5. The Bronx - "Heart Attack American"
6. Cadence Weapon - "Unsuccessful Club Nights"
7. Captain We're Sinking - "The Neck Romancer"
8. Carter Hulsey - "Before We Go Down" (yeah go ahead and make fun.. I like playing harmonica along to his songs :p ... not that I have it in the shower or anything.... also, I'm not condoning that hair.)
9. Kate Nash - "Pumpkin Soup"
10. Polar Bear Club - "Living Saints"
11. Set Your Goals - "Gaia Bleeds..." (judge away)
12. The Stills - "Don't Talk Down"

I'm actually going to shower tonight. And I'm going to go back to kicking major ass at Fight Night as King Shit (yup that's my player) because I actually am good at that game unlike that stupid TMNT jerk game. PRODUCTIVITY!

And I'm going to review Boombox Logic by Kuf Knotz so check that out later.

PRODUCTIVE!

I should be out there going to shows actually, the past couple nights I have bailed on seeing some good bands to hermit and not get any work/showering done... but in my defense I was sick and am trying to get over it for the weekend, it's cold and rainy or snowy or whatever, and I'm actually flat broke until tomorrow.
So I don't feel TOO bad about it... but it feels really really weird to do nothing for days in a row... now I'm ready to get my head back in the game!

and... THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS!

So, yeah. I'm going to get my butt in gear for that one for sure.

I'm Sarah. I'M BEING PRODUCTIVE, kinda!