November 06, 2004


Goddammit. I said it once and I'll say it again. We are all doomed. The worst part of being a pessimist is when I am right.

In other news, I have been listening to lots of good music, and actually made it out to a concert recently. J-4cob is right, Ratatat fucking rocks. On the 15th, I will enjoy the live sounds of Subtle, a group composed of Doseone and other artsy-fartsy bay area hip hoppers. Because the end is clearly drawing near, I think I will stop worrying about curing cancer, and focus on eating good food, drinking good beer, and listening to good music from now on.


Posted by doug at November 6, 2004 11:34 AM

That goddamn music video (the one you have a screenshot of). It tears at my soul.

I'd never heard of Subtle before. Based on what I just now listened to, I'll have to pick up an album. Is there only one, or do you have any suggestions?

Speaking of suggestions, please allow me to recommend Department of Eagles (distributed by Isota Records). "The Whitey on the Moon UK LP" album is the bizees-knizzees.

Posted by: Jacob at November 6, 2004 12:14 PM

I'm going to second Jacob's recommendation of Department of Eagles, in a slightly strange way. The "does Dianna like it?" test indicates that I more or less can't stand it, thus placing it firmly in a category also populated by Boards of Canada, Squarepusher and the Cinematic Orchestra. So you'll probably love it.

Posted by: Dianna at November 6, 2004 01:11 PM

The Carl Lewis video is indeed one of the most confusing and upsetting atrocities I have ever witnessed.

I will have to check out the Dept. of Eagles. The samples I was able to find online sounded like they are truly the shizzle.

As far as I know, there is only one Subtle album, "The New White". They are on Lex records, which is some kind of hip hop spinoff of Warp. Doseone, the frontman has collaborated with all kinds of people and has been a member of various bands in the past few years, most if not all of which have been good. I have albums by two of these bands, Themselves and cLOUDDEAD and enjoy them all. You guys should be able to see one or more of these bands live pretty easily since they are all based out of Oakland.

Lisa can't stand 90% of the music I listen to either. I probably like > 90% of the music Jacob listens to. There seems to be some kind of mathematical principle at work here.

Posted by: Doug at November 8, 2004 03:23 PM