Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In the likely event that you aren't aware of K records here are a few bands that have put out albums with K:
Beck, Built to Spill, Girl Trouble, Melvins, Modest Mouse, Pansy Division, Shonen Knife, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Thee Headcoats.
If you have Netflix like most of America I recommend clicking over to the documentary "The Shield Around the K: the story of K records". You can stream it instantly, and it is a great music history of the 90's in Washington state, where the grunge and riot grrrl musical movements began.
Now back to the beginning, and the shameless promotion. My friend Grace, who I met when I was 15 and was my reliable alibi for the many times when I slipped of to see a show with or without her, is now a DJ at KAOS radio in Olympia, Washington at Evergreen State College. See the connection?
Grace has a show on Sunday nights "Our Lady of KAOS" at 8 PM (Pacific) featuring all the ladies who rock our world. You can stream it or just pick up Grace's play lists each week and search them out on your own via Napster or iTunes or Amazon.
Should you be in the unfortunate position of never hearing Calvin's voice before, it's easily remedied;just turn on your speakers and slide over to the play list. He has a wonderfully deep voice, and grumbles like a gravel truck on a gravel road, and like a long bumpy road trip, once you settle in it is incredibly soothing. Dreamy is my favorite album.
I am a bit hesitant to skip over Maximo Park on this blog post but I promise to get back to them at a later date. In the meantime, here are the songs of the day on my countdown to school.
Today's songs of the day are brought to you...
by the letter "M": "apply some pressure" - Maximo Park
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