Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Regular set, The Crow's Foot, Sun. Jan. 17, '10

1. "Shake a Shot" - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

2. "Green Gloves" - The National
3. "This Time Tomorrow" - The Kinks
4. "Plus Ones" - Okkervil River
5. "Watching the Planets" - The Flaming Lips
6. "If You're Feeling Sinister" - Belle and Sebastian
7. "Young Hearts Spark Fire" - Japanadroids
8. "She's Bored With You" - Reigning Sound
9. "Always Wanting More" - Jay Reatard
10. "Serva Ad Manum" - Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies
11. "Drugs" - Black Kids
12. "I'm With You" - The Ponys
13. "Providence" - The Love Language
14. "Once and Never Again" - The Long Blondes
15. "When They Fight" - Generationals
16. "My Heart" - Smith Westerns
17. "Music is My Girlfriend" - Let's Wrestle
18. "TV" - The Darlings
19. "Hole In My Head" - Box Elders
20. "Get Rid Of That Girl" - The Donnas
21. "Girl In Black" - The Branded
22. "Always the Same" - The Legends
23. "seems to be on my mind" - Suburban Kids With Biblical Names
24. "MLKs" - Strange Boys
25. "Mais Maintenant Il Faut Danser" - Nous Non Plus
26. "Lover, Killer" - The Foxes
27. "Call Me" - Reigning Sound
28. "Go On Baby" - Baby Dayliner
29. "Maroon Bible" - Beulah
30. "The Land of 1000 Bars" - Goodnight Loving
31. "Girl About Town" - Helen Love
32. "Little Things (That Tear Us Apart)" - Irene
33. "Faking It" - Jay Reatard
34. "Sexy In Latin" - Little Man Tate
35. "Well Alright" - Nikki Corvette and the Stingrays
36. "Does This Mean You're Moving On?" - The Airborne Toxic Event
37. "The Golden Age Of Aviation" - The Lucksmiths
38. "Everything With You" - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
39. "That's The Way Boys Are" - Lesley Gore
40. "Letter To Memphis (Live At The BBC)" - The Pixies

Monday, January 18, 2010

My worship Grand Reopening set, 1-17-09

"It Ain't Gonna Save Me" - Jay Reatard

"Honey In The Sun" - Camera Obscura
"Lisztomania" - Phoenix
"Memories" - Slick Rick
"Hey Boy" - The Magic Kids
"Heaven's Stranger" - Eat Skull
"Beg, Steal, or Borrow" - Babyshambles
"Bad Kids" - Black Lips
"If This Is Love" - The Darlings
"Always Wanting More" - Jay Reatard
"Can You Dig It" - Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies
"Last Nite" - The Strokes
"What Became of the Likely Lads" - The Libertines
"Lalita (Daytrotter Sessions)" - The Love Language
"Maps" - Rogue Wave
"Where Eagles Dare" - David Pajo
"For Real" - Okkervil River
"Pocket and Wing" - The Fresh & Onlys

Saturday, January 16, 2010


So, I'm just going to post the flyer, because it pretty much speaks for itself. All the djs are doing one-hour sets, and it's starts at 7pm slt and will end, well, when the last person leaves, according to our closer, Katherine (Katy) Ivory. It should totes be a blast, folks, so if you don't bring your ass out here tonight, I'm seriously going to think you don't believe in fun and good musics. Oh, and by the by, I'll be wearing one of the sluttiest outfits in my inventory and drinking 40s of Miller High Life. If ya can't afford the good stuff, you might as well get shit that goes down like water so you can chug, at least that's my philosophy ;)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

On the Tenth Anniversary of Mike's Murder -- Dasher Word Challenge (word = murder), 1-14-09

RIP Michael Crosby
9-20-1979 to 12-31-1999

On the 10th Anniversay of Mike's Murder

one instant
that's all it takes
like when a dam breaks
everything changes
the water rushes in
and you grasp at the littlest things
just to keep air in your feeble lungs

oh god
i can smell the stench of
a waste sanitation plant
and see its barren terrain
i remember
standing on the exact spot
where you lay
that one last garbled desperate breath

i know they say death is instant
when someone is murdered execution-style
but that "instant" can last forever
can haunt and wound and fester
years later
when we gasp for breath
as sudden tears spring to our eyes
when certain songs come on the radio
and we pull our cars to the side of the road
collapse on the steering wheel
grieving not for our own stupid pain
but for what you could have been

oh, mike
you were a fucking star
you lit me up
whether with joy or the giggles or fury
you never failed to make an impact
and now
ten years later
all i can do
is remember you with love and admiration
and hope that there's something more than this earthly existence
for you, my friend, my brother,
were the best of the best,
you belong in a heaven filled with blunts and busty babes
and beats that get the booty shakin'.
and i see you there,
your demons finally ceasing to exist.
your face lit with that smile no girl could resist.
you're a star, mike,
bright in the inky night sky,
showering us with your undeniable light,
and bullets will never extinquish you.

copyright 2010 Katherine Andrews

Monday, January 11, 2010

Dasher Challenge Poem - Word: Raindrops, 1-11-10

Okay, so here's the deal: one of the writing groups I'm in in Second Life (TM) has this thing called the daily dash. Everyday we get a group IM from the moderator telling us a word for the day and we are supposed to write on it for fifteen minutes. I've never done it until now, so here's my first attempt at "dashing" in SL (TM). Hope you enjoy! <3

Dasher Challenge Poem -- Raindrops

raindrops gently dancing on my skin
in hot fetid humid air
like little beads of reprieve
from this steamy heat
that overwhelms me
flooding my senses
with senstions
and deviations
with no good explanation

oh i love watching the heat rise from the pavement
in waves of wiggly transparencies
and the steam permeates everything
and the intermittent raindrops sing to me
sprinkling down their song upon my skin
causing "some wierd sin"
oh, what trouble will this get me in

i hear the words of b. j. thomas
"raindrops keep falling on my head
and just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
nothing seems to fit
those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep fallin'"
ah, i don't fit and yet a single raindrop
transforms all that and i'm lifted out of myself
and petty concerns no longer have any consequence
as the "raindrops keep fallin'"
and "i'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin
b/c i'm free
nothing's worrying me"

oh god bless the raindrops
and the heat
and the steam
and days like this
oh, nothing beats this bliss

copyright 2010 Katherine Andrews

Monday, January 4, 2010

My (uber-cheesy) Top 25 Songs of the Decade

In no particular order:

1. "Time For Heroes" - The Libertines
2. "Razorblade" - The Strokes
3. "Float On" - Modest Mouse
4. "Haiti" - Arcade Fire
5. "Fluorescent Adolescent" - Arctic Monkeys
6. "buriedfed" - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
7. "Fix You" - Coldplay
8. "A Minor Incident" - Badly Drawn Boy
9. "Smile" - Lily Allen
10. "Lover I Don't Have To Love" - Bright Eyes
11. "Baddies Boogie" - Babyshambles
12. "Obstacle 1" - Interpol
13. "Fidelity" - Regina Spektor
14. "Popular Mechanics For Lovers" - Beulah
15. "Flathead" - The Fratellis
16. "Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats" - Los Campesinos!
17. "Find Another Girl" - The Hives
18. "Karma Police" - Radiohead
19. "Maps" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
20. "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Pt. 1" - The Flaming Lips
21. "Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)" - The Eels
22. "Jesus Walks" - Kanye West
23. "Unless It's Kicks" - Okkervil River
24. "Mr. Brightside" - The Killers
25. "Lalita" - The Love Language

Slove Haikus (Redd Columbia's Plurk Challenge), 1-4-10

Slove Haikus

Won't you hold me closer
I can't feel your pixel breath
so warm on my neck

Why does this seem so
real when I know better.
You're just an image.

I feel you in me.
You're not here though, you're pixels.
The line is blurred.

You are like a ghost.
You float in, out, of my world.
You apparition.

Tingling spine, shivers.
Promises of things yet to
come. So much to fear.

I've given you so
much. My heart is all yours.
Please treat it with care.

A huge crush, a rush.
Emotions, devotion.
So much to lose.

When you whisper
your sweet nothings to me,
I melt, asshole.

I become dizzy
with lust when you call me "slut,"
or "good girl." Le sigh.

You're so bad, you ass.
So easily, you make
me swoon, pixel man.

copyright 2010 Katherine Andrews

A veritable bevy of faves (The Crow's Foot, January 3, 2010)

Soz, I compiled a set that includes a variety of songs from different favorite lists - my favorite songs I'm currently I'm currently digging on, my favorites of 2009, and my favorites of the decade. Here's the set list, from The Crow's Foot, 6-8 pm SLT, Sunday January 3, 2010.

"Oh! Bondage Up Yours!" - X-Ray Spex
"Honey In The Sun" - Camera Obscura
"Girly Girly Girly" - The White Wires
"Burn You Up" - Thao
"Heaven's Stranger" - Eat Skull
"Razorblade" - The Strokes
"Hey Boy" - Magic Kids
"There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve" - A. C. Newman
"Days" - Sambassadeur
"Stayed Up Late" - The White Wires
"You Can Come Over" - Shannon And The Clams
"What's Going On In Your World" - Violet Vector And The Lovely Lovelies
"Sparxxx" - The Love Language
"Zero (N.A.S.A. Bloody Lobo Remix)" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Jackie Wood" - Box Elders
"Contender" - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
"Beginner's Luck" - Eels
"My Reality" - Jay Reatard
"We're Not Going" - Darlings
"Gold Medal" - The Donnas
"Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats" - Los Campesinos!
"Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Pt. 1" - The Flaming Lips
"Karma Police" - Radiohead
"Haiti" - Arcade Fire
"Fluorescent Adolescent" - Arctic Monkeys
"Baddies Boogie" - Babyshambles
"Popular Mechanics For Lovers" - Beulah
"For Real" - Okkervil River
"Some Weird Sin" - Iggy Pop
"Float On" - Modest Mouse
"Sheila" - Jamie T
"Smile" - Lily Allen
"Find Another Girl" - The Hives
"Flathead" - The Fratellis
"Fidelity" - Regina Spektor
"Time For Heroes" - The Libertines

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Okay, I'm late to the party but...

The Love Language debuted a new song - "Heart To Tell Her" - which I ADORE, on December 11, 2009, at the Local 506, in Chapel Hill, NC. I have not been able to find an mp3 ANYWHERE (and believe you me, I've scoured the interwebs), but there is a vid of them doing it live at Local 506 on 12/11/09 on youtube, which I've been kind enough to embed here. Check it out! It's maybe my second favorite song by The Love Language, and as others have blogged, I sure hope this track makes it onto the band's upcoming 2010 Merge debut.

Also, check out their official video for "Sparxxx," my favorite video at the moment.

Friday, January 1, 2010

My Top 5 Albums/EPs Of The Triangle in 2009

First, let me say lord, there was a lot of good music in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina (known as The Triangle) this year. A lot of which I was unaware of, sadly, or unaware was Triangle music (again, sad). Researching this list however, has given me a looong list of musics to download, which I'm very excited about. New musics, local musics, yay! Anyway, without any further ado, here's the list:

1. The Love Language - The Love Language
2. Bombadil - Tarpits and Canyonlands
3. Bowerbirds - Upper Air
4. Violet Vector And The Lovely Lovelies - EP II
5. The Kingsbury Manx - Ascenseur Ouvert!

Also, check out these links to more Triangle music from

2009 Top 10 Triangle Albums (and yes, I overlap almost completely with this list, lol)

Love, Kate :)