2013 Favorites - Top 5 Tracks
#4. Snailface - “In Herzog’s Headphones”
This is likely not the first song about Timothy Treadwell, aka The Grizzly Man, but it may be the first one that pairs his death with a tune that sounds like a The Cars covering a mid-80s .38 Special song. But more than just being about him, “In Herzog’s Headphones” is sung from Treadwell’s point of view, a love song to the bears that killed him. It’s devastatingly funny, and the tacked on one line apology to Amie Huguenard (Treadwell’s girlfriend who shared his grisly fate) is the cruelest laugh on an album full of them.
Very kind words! Thank you, Erik.
Made bagels this weekend. Followed the basic Peter Reinhart recipe, and they came out great!
Scanning large-format flyers on an 8.5x11 scanner sucks dicks.
Some SOMA and Tenderloin shots
Another installment in the “Ian’s Lost Bands” series. LORD GOD BIRD was an amazingly fun band I did for a short time with Nate Daly (ex-Giant Haystacks, loads of other punk and noise bands) and Jason Pace (ex-KWC guitarist). Scott Evans of KWC/Antisleep recorded these jams in our practice space at Dirty Dave’s in East Oakland.
Heavily influenced by Circle, Hawkwind, and second-rate sci-fi. Someone should put this shit on bandcamp, man.
WOW. I thought this stuff had been lost forever.
The Hills Have Eyes was a band I played in some (10?) years ago with Ryan Henry and Matt Butler. This song, which Ryan wrote and sang, is my favorite thing we ever did.
Here’s a playlist I put together to celebrate the change of seasons, and I thought I’d make it public because why not?
There aren’t a ton of deep cuts here — it’s mostly just songs that make me happy. Equal parts dad rock, old-skool hip-hop, punk, and a coupla surprises thrown in. If I did this right, you’ll like 1/3, hate 1/3, and not have heard the other 1/3. Enjoy!
GUYS I THINK THIS SONG IS ABOUT DURGS