Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Howdy, dear hearts. Happy 2010! I actually drove up to Oklahoma City and attended the Flaming Lips New Years Eve Freak Out bash with some pals a few nights ago, and also got to catch up with a dear old friend and meet his special lady. It was all too short and dancin' in the whirlwind, but I didn't get too intox too fast and awoke the next day sans hangover. Got some good videos and pics ripe for perusing, which I'll post next. Had a blast and must agree with my mates that it was the full cover performance of Dark Side of the Moon that propelled the whole evening into the stratosphere and made it one for the books. Also OKC has the most laid back security I have ever encountered in the continental United States, jsyk.

29 in '09

1. James Blackshaw The Glass Bead Game (Young God) CD
2. Six Organs of Admittance Luminous Night (Drag City) CD
3. The Soundtrack of Our Lives The Communion (Yep Roc) 2CD
4. Trembling Bells Carbeth (Honest Jons) CD
5. Courtis/Moore Brokebox Juke (No-Fi) LP
6. Peaking Lights Imaginary Falcons (Night People) LP
7. Om God is Good (Drag City) CD
8. Oneohtrix Point Never Rifts (No Fun Productions) 2CD
9. Aethenor Faking Gold & Murder (VHF) CD
10. Jesu Opiate Sun (Caldo Verde) CD
11. The Flaming Lips Embryonic (Time Warner) 2CD
12. Current 93 Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain (Coptic Cat) CD
13. Wand Hard Knox (Ecstatic Peace) CD
14. Sun Araw Heavy Deeds (Not Not Fun) LP
15. Sunn O))) Monoliths & Dimensions (Southern Lord) CD
16. Greg Davis Mutually Arising (Kranky) CD
17. Starving Weirdos Into An Energy (Bo'weavil) CD
18. Flower-Corsano Duo The Four Aims (VHF) CD
19. Steve Gunn & Shawn McMillen - End of the City (DNT Records/Abandon Ship/Abaddon) LP
20. Age of Disinformation Self-Titled (Mayyrh) CD-R
21. Hush Arbors Yankee Reality (Ecstatic Peace) CD
22. MV & EE & The Golden Road Drone Trailer (Di-Christina) CD
23. Social Junk Born Into It (Digitalis) CD
24. Immortal All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast) CD
25. Locrian Drenched Lands (At War With False Noise) CD
26. Barn Owl The Conjurer (Root Strata) LP
27. Nurse With Wound The Surveillance Lounge (United Dirter) CD
28. The One Ensemble Other Thunders (No-Fi) CD
29. The Shitty Listener Constant Stranger (Digitalis Ltd.) C47


Chris Bell I Am the Cosmos (Rhino Handmade) 2CD / All those kickass Beatles remasters, at least the ones I've heard so far.

7 Top Gigs

1. Leonard Cohen @ Nokia Theater, Grand Prarie, 04/03/09
2. The Flaming Lips / Stardeath and White Dwarfs @ Cox Center, OKC, 12/31/09
3. My Bloody Valentine @ The Palladium, Dallas, 04/22/09
4. The Woven Hand @ Spiros during SXSW, Austin, 03/20/09
5. MV & EE @ The Lounge on Elm, Dallas, 02/02/09
6. Dave Burrell @ The Sandaga Market, Dallas, 12/12/09
7. Yells At Eels @ Lolas Stockyards during No Idea Fest, Ft. Worth, 2/24/09


Travis said...

Dear and Special enjoyed the rendezvous with you and our new friends N & E, as well. Total magic. I will never get that laser-handed image out of my head.

km said...

far freakin' out... looks like a great time... here's hoping 2010 stays that cool (if not that weird necessarily)...

Lee said...

Oh yeah, so long Roland S. Howard! Sheezus. Definitely one of the all time greats.

Same to you, Kevin. I'm going to do that tape column for DW btw. Will followup in email. Hope you're well!

Lee said...

Also should've included the new Lightning Bolt and about a million other things. I really thought 2009 was a banner year for quality music, if one could just sniff it out.