Monday, January 31, 2011

Collection update:

Back in October (if not earlier), I pre-ordered the super-mega-ultra-deluxe-whatever package of Weezer's Pinkerton Deluxe and Death to False Metal CDs.  They were due out in stores on November 20th, so I expected to get my package within a week or so.  I waited over a month before the $60 bundle arrived, and I was pretty impatient during that month.  I kept a lid on my anger, and posted a few passive-aggressive complaints to various profile pages over on Weezer.com.  Eventually, I got word from someone who works for the site, and she promised that they'd send me an apology package.  I expected something simple, a webstore gift certificate or something like that.  I received:

-An autographed Hurley poster
-An autographed copy of the ...Happy Record Store Day! EP
-Raditude and Weezer on vinyl
-some Weezer stickers


Needless to say, I was pretty excited.

In a world marked by shameless self-promotion...

This is but one more example.  It's a demo of the song "Shh..." by myself and my good friend Cody, under the name of Stand Up.  Please enjoy.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm going to add something to my format

I'm going to start doing reviews of albums I don't own, just to add some variety.  First, I think I'll do Contra by Vampire Weekend.

EDIT: Ok, strike that.  What I'm doing now is listening to albums recommended by IMDb Music General community, starting with Jimmy Buffett's Son of a Son of a Sailor.  I'll be writing short reviews which I will film and post on YouTube, under the username NonExistentReviews.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A word about the impending Kanye review

Right now, I'm writing a review of Kanye's monstrously overrated Fantasy, which I plan to film for YouTube under the username "SuburbanProspector."

"But, Cam," you might say, "It doesn't take more than a quick glance at your posts to tell that you aren't anything close to a fan of rap.  Why are you making your first video review about the most critically-lauded hip-hop album of 2010?"

Because, quite frankly, I'm sick of all of the positive reviews I've seen of the album.  I just want to provide an alternate opinion so that there's at least one record that shows that not everybody who heard it fell in love with the vacuous tripe that it is.  I'd go on, but then there wouldn't be anything left to say in the review.  I'll post it here as soon as I'm finished filming it.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Collection: Zwan

The List: #49
ALBUM: Mary Star of the Sea
FORMAT: CD 

Collection: Thursday

The List: #84
ALBUM: War All the Time
FORMAT: CD

One-track singles are not included in the List.
ALBUM: Counting 5-4-3-2-1
FORMAT: CD

Saturday, January 8, 2011

First new bands of 2011!

I went out to the record store yesterday, and picked up my first new artists of the year, which are also  my first purchases (Northern Lights doesn't count because I bought it sometime in late December; I just forgot to post about it before the first).  My purchases are Thursday's War All the Time, Zwan's Mary Star of the Sea, and Radiohead's Kid A.  I'll listen to and rate them all sometime during the next week.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Two updates:

Really one, but whatever.  I've listened to and rated Pablo Honey and LOVE.  LOVE falls under my normal AvA classification of "decent", and Pablo Honey is a surprisingly good '90s alt-rock album.  If Radiohead hadn't rocked the world  with Ok Computer, they might have a retrospective favorite à la Pinkerton and Clarity.