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Jun
20

The Tomfuckery of Milton Jones

I’d like to say a few words about Milton Jones and his work here at the company. Milton started out as a mail boy during the Johnson Administration, pulling himself all the way up to Washroom Attendant and Ball washer by the time he was seventy two. But seriously folks, Milton is a one of a kind Type A Jackass. I once caught him fucking pug face old Alice in the break room. I asked him “Milton, what the hell are you doing?” to which he coolly replied “Just taking out the trash boss”. That guy always had a zinger in his back pocket, and a case of the squirrel in the front. So raise your glasses, to a fine fellow, a solid human being, and one of the nastiest backgammon players I have ever seen, MILTON JONES! -Applause, standing ovation, some crying- Music on Episode 168 of SLTM (the Podcast): The Stereo State Across Tundras Lawnmower Luzhin Defense Antigama Other Links to Eyeball: Lawnmower Facebook Bear Trap PR Tiny Engines Error Records Facebook Blacknumbers Crimes order page SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 168 [ 36:15 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Jun
3

Dino Bravo Planet Madness EP Music Review

Dino Bravo Planet Madness EP Music Review DINO BRAVO– Planet Madness EP– Cassette – Error Records – Music Review by Brad Bugos I got this cassette from Nathan when I stopped by Error Records on Record Store Day this year. Everyone, by the way, should stop into the shop and buy something and have a chat with Nathan, a nicer guy you’re not going to meet. Good Selection of Vinyl too. I’ve listened to this five song EP many times,even a few times in my car on the way to work (yes, I still have a functioning Cassette Player in my 2002 KIA). What struck me right away is how enjoyable this cassette is and how easy it is to listen too. That may sound obtuse in a way, but really how many times have you listened to something new or been given something by a friend and you find yourself wading through the music even if you enjoy listening to it. Make sense? Sure, because there is a sense of fun and abandon in this release. They are having a good time (with the exception of I’m Sorry I love you) and you can feel it coming through the music. It sounds to me that they have a thought out plan for their music, and enjoy executing those ideas. It’s a small shame that this is only five songs, I am looking forward to hearing more from this band. My favorite song is Parts Unknown, because it’s a nice space rock jam that reminds me of Farflung and bands of that nature that I enjoy listening too. However, all the songs are winners, not only because of the energy and overall enjoyment that comes from the band, but because the band mixes it up, adding lots of textures and sounds into the mix, never repeating and never dull. I also enjoy the quiet, loud, quiet tortured anxiety of I’m Sorry (I love You). A lot of bands try to pull this off, sappily trying to milk the quiet doom of “Oh I lost her” and then jumping over the edge of “If I can’t have her I must die” rage. They overplay their hand, milking the sap from the Boo Hoo Tree, and then punching the person in the face. Not these two fellas in Dino Bravo. He’s a bit sad, contemplative and sad, but never morose and pathetic. Then he bursts open, full of disconnected anger, what has happened might be his fault but...

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