July 15, 2004

tigers' harbor

There are lots of singles I'd love to post here by bands I can't track down, but I'm serious about the artists'-permission-only thing, and now that I'm getting upwards of 400 hits a day (thank you, kind linkers!), it occurs to me that my readers might know where to find bands I don't. So: please drop me an email if you happen to be able to get me in touch with the members of Father, Weenie Roast, King of the Slums, Bird Nest Roys, the Cyclones, Salem 66, Sockeye, Venom P. Stinger, Twig, Kleenex Girl Wonder, the Fun Things, Bagpipe Operation, Thug, the Avocados, Happy Flowers, the Yummy Fur, Feedtime, or Teen Anthems...

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282's "2x4's" (removed) was later recorded for their Lovelyville album, but this is the original single version (thanks to Anne Eickelberg for permission to post it): five minutes that pass like two or thirty, an amazing three-line lyric, and an arrangement that buzzbombs the scenic route to get to every line. TFU never formally broke up--they're just not terribly active these days, but they did play a memorable show here in Portland last month. (Here's their site.)

Posted by Douglas at July 15, 2004 12:00 AM | TrackBack

don't have addresses for any of those you mentioned (although i could probably get a note to the drummer from grand funk railroad if you'd like...)

i wanted to give you a heads up to this slight annoyance mp3 blogs have been facing lately - basically there's a simple script that people are running to harvest all the mp3s off of a website and follow the links to another website and harvest their mp3s as well... i've been getting a few dozen hits a day from it as i'm linked on a few mp3 blogs... i don't know what kind of tracking software you have, but look for "wget" to appear in the robots list. more info here- http://www.veen.com/jeff/archives/000573.html

Posted by: noloveforned on July 15, 2004 6:10 AM

btw - i've come up with a fairly simple update to a website's .htaccess file that will block people from doing this. drop me an email if you want to know the details.

Posted by: noloveforned on July 15, 2004 8:13 AM

I left a message Paul Kearney from Guided Missile's blog, he should be able to help with the Yummy Fur connection. Possibly Teen Anthems too...

Yummy Fur trivia, fact fans: Paul Thompson who appears on a few Yummy Fur releases now drums full time for chart topping indie popsters Franz Ferdinand.

Posted by: alex_tea on July 15, 2004 1:47 PM

Someone who appeared to be Graham Smith started commenting on my blog recently, but without contact info. I'll see if I have any way to unwind that.

Posted by: Aaron on July 16, 2004 8:01 AM
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