• What I listened To In 2014

    Gen 1 2015, 20:59

    Top Artists

    1 Motörhead
    2 The Rolling Stones
    3 Jimmy Pardo
    4 Alice Cooper
    5 The Mr. T Experience
    6 earwolf
    7 Fu Manchu
    8 Acker & Blacker
    9 The Beatles
    10 Graham Clark and Dave Shumka
    11 Ramones
    12 Queens of the Stone Age
    13 Thrilling Adventure Hour
    14 Funkadelic
    15 Dead Kennedys
    16 Rick James
    17 Brant Bjork
    18 Machine Head
    18 Sly & The Family Stone
    20 Iggy Pop

    Top Tracks

    1 April Richardson – Episode 074 - Class Rings with Paul F. Tompkins
    2 Dave Holmes, Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan and Colin Anderson – IW_MaxFunDriveBonusMarch2014
    3 Graham Clark and Dave Shumka – Episode 341 - Paul F. Tompkins
    4 Acker & Blacker – #168: Fan Questions Answered
    5 Motörhead – Going to Brazil
    5 nerdist – Superego
    7 Motörhead – Overkill
    8 Motörhead – Ace of Spades
    9 You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes – Jimmy Pardo
    10 Jordan, Jesse GO! – MaxFunDrive 2014 Donors Only Bonus Episode with Rhea Butcher
    11 Lamb of God – Bloodletting
    12 You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes – Ben Schwartz
    13 Motörhead – (We Are) The Road Crew
    13 Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
    15 Graham Clark and Dave Shumka – Bonus Episode - LIVE with Paul F. Tompkins
    16 Motörhead – Bomber
    16 Motörhead – Fight
    16 Graham Clark and Dave Shumka – Episode 325 - Paul F. Tompkins
    16 Nerdist Industries – Nerdist Podcast Network Super Panel
    20 Motörhead – We Are Motorhead

    Top albums

    1 Nerdist Industries – Thrilling Adventure Hour
    2 earwolf – Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast
    3 Graham Clark and Dave Shumka – Stop Podcasting Yourself
    4 Jimmy Pardo – Never Not Funny Players Club - Season 14
    5 Comedy Death-Ray Radio – Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast
    6 Acker & Blacker – Thrilling Adventure Hour
    7 Pony! – Cuantas veces?
    8 Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
    9 The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – A Real Fine Mess
    10 Dave Holmes, Jordan Morris, Sarah Morgan and Colin Anderson – International Waters
    11 Stop Podcasting Yourself – Graham Clark and Dave Shumka
    12 Dan Harmon and Jeff Davis – Harmontown
    13 The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
    13 Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (1996 Uk Reissue)
    13 earwolf – improv4humans with Matt Besser
    16 Don't Stop Or We'll Die – Gorgeous
    17 Motörhead – Inferno (Germany, Limited Edition)
    17 earwolf – Nerd Poker
    19 Shizune – DWR210: retro engineering artifacts
    20 You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes – You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
  • What I listnened to in 2013.

    Gen 1 2014, 15:29

    As of January 1st 2013

    Top Artists

    1 - Jimmy Pardo - 312
    2 - Greg Proops - 253
    3 - Comedy Bang Bang - 177
    4 - The Reptilian - 175
    5 - Improv 4 Humans with Matt Besser - 166
    6 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - 139
    7 - Dan Harmon and Jeff Davis - 137
    8 - The Long Shot (Podcast) - 111
    9 - Nobody, Ever- 99
    10 - Touché Amoré - 95
    11 - Nerd Poker - 84
    12 - Doug Benson - 83
    12 - MaximumFun.Org - 83
    12 - Animal Faces - 83
    12 - Old Gray - 83
    16 - Clyde Webb - 82
    17 - Jordan, Jesse GO! - 80
    18 - Daddy Long Legs - 77
    19 Secret Smoker - 67
    20 - The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - 66
    20 - Healing Powers - 66

    Top Albums

    1 - Greg Proops – The Smartest Man in the World - 253
    2 - earwolf – improv4humans with Matt Besser - 166
    2 - earwolf/Comedy Bang Bang/CBB Tour – Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast - 166
    3 - Dan Harmon and Jeff Davis – Harmontown - 129
    4 - Jordan, Jesse, Go! – Jordan, Jesse Go! - 127
    5 - Jimmy Pardo – Never Not Funny Primo - Season 13 - 122
    6 - Jimmy Pardo – Never Not Funny Primo - Season 12 - 114
    7 - earwolf/Nerd Poker – Nerd Poker - 112
    8 - Nerdist Industries – Thrilling Adventure Hou 98
    9 - The Long Shot (Podcast) – The Long Shot Podcast - 92
    10 - Clyde Webb – Into It (i'm growing up) - 82
    11 - The Reptilian – Low Health - 82
    12 - Doug Benson – Doug Loves Movies - 75
    13 - Secret Smoker – Terminal Architecture - 67
    14 - The Bugle – The Bugle - 65
    15 - The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Checkered Past - 62
    16 - Nobody, Ever – Everyone Stood By The Side Of The Road - 60
    17 - Tedeschi Trucks Band – Everybody's Talkin' - 57
    18 - nicknames – lowball - 56
    19 - Touché Amoré – Is Survived By - 56

    Tracks

    1 - Greg Proops – Balls - 39
    2 - Greg Proops – Steeplejacks - 31
    3 - Greg Proops – Beans - 29
    4 - Am I Right?? – Andy Kindler and Tom Scharpling - 26
    5 - Healing Powers – dirt nappin' - 22
    6 - Jimmy Pardo – Live at LA Podfest 2013 - Primo Bonus Audio - 19
    7 - Healing Powers – i'm no fun - Loved track - 17
    7 - Nobody, Ever – Snap To Zero Weather - Loved track - 17
    9 - Nobody, Ever – Everyone, Always - 16
    9 - Jimmy Pardo – Episode 1322 - Todd Glass - 16
    11 - Jimmy Pardo – Episode 1319 - Jimmy Dore - 15
    12 - Healing Powers – stop high-fiving my face - 14
    12 - Nobody, Ever – On A July Sunday - Loved track - 14
    12 - The Reptilian – Pan (Sucks) - 14
    12 - Greg Proops – Furs - 14
    12 - MaximumFun.Org – Ep. 288: In The Round with Dave Ross - 14
    17 - Nobody, Ever – Not So Good, Al - 13
    18 - nicknames – Start Conversation - 12
    18 - Greg Proops – Oranges - 12
    18 - Jimmy Pardo – Episode 1320 - Jon Hamm - 12
  • milestones

    Mag 21 2013, 23:27

    160000th 02/07/2012 - Jordan, Jesse GO! – Ep. 210: Going Ape with Eliza Skinner
    161000th 02/21/2012 - Escapist – State Of Distress
    162000th 03/10/2012 - Eliot Rosewater – Intro
    163000th 03/24/2012 - Indian Taker – Sleep Spindles
    164000th 04/11/2012 - Thee Oh Sees – What Are We Craving?
    164666th 05/02/2012 - B.B. King – I Need You So
    165000th 05/20/2012 - Del The Funky Homosapien – SAY WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND
    167000th 09/07/2012 - Silversun Pickups – Little Lover’s So Polite
    168000th 10/10/2012 - We Were Skeletons – Naked as we Came
    169000th 11/07/2012 - Converge - Becoming A Stranger
    170000th 12/07/2012 - Harmonia 76 – Vamos Companeros
    171000th 12/29/2012 - Adaje – Minus One
    172000th 01/20/2012 - Wits with John Moe - Maria Bamford & Hannibal Buress
    173000th 03/04/2012 - Airs – Blue
    174000th 04/19/2012 - Greg Proops – Titmouses
  • What I listened to in 2012

    Dic 31 2012, 19:29

    As of December 31st 2012 I have listened to 171254 songs

    Most Played Artists 2012

    #1 Tina Fey - 532
    #2 Xerxes - 360
    #3 Greg Proops - 297
    #4 Touché Amoré - 244
    #5 Orchid - 231
    #6 The Saddest Landscape - 169
    #7 Gojira - 168
    #8 Ceremony - 150
    #9 nerdist - 147
    #10 Jowls - 146
    #11Silversun Pickups - 145
    #12 Saetia - 142
    #12Accept - 142
    #14Two Line Filler - 137
    #15 OFF! - 134
    #16Burzum - 127
    #17 animal faces - 118
    #18 Andy Kindler - 117
    #19 Severed Head of State - 114
    #19 Cluster & Eno - 114

    Most Played Albums Of 2012
    #1 Greg Proops – The Smartest Man in the World - 265
    #2 Xerxes – Our Home Is a Deathbed - 185
    #3 Tina Fey – Bossypants Unabridged (Disc 1) - 177
    #4 nerdist – The Nerdist - 147
    #5 Xerxes – Twins 7" - 133
    #6 Touché Amoré – Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me - 123
    #Cluster & Eno – Cluster & Eno - 114
    #8 Tina Fey – Bossypants Unabridged (Disc 4) - 98
    #9 Tina Fey – Bossypants Unabridged (Disc 3) - 96
    #10 - Andy Kindler – Misc Kindler - 91
    #11 Tina Fey – Bossypants Unabridged (Disc 5) Bonus - 84
    #12 - OFF! – First Four EPs - 83
    #13 Harmonia 76 – Tracks & Traces - 80
    #13 Karriem Riggins – Alone Together - 80
    #15 Touché Amoré – ...to the beat of a dead horse (Mastered) - 78
    #15 David Cross – I Drink for a Reason - 78
    #17 Tina Fey – Bossypants Unabridged (Disc 2) - 77
    #18 Jowls – Cursed - 76
    #19 Comedy Bang Bang – Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast - 73
    #20 the bugle – The Bugle - 72

    Most Played Tracks Of 2012
    #1 nerdist – Harry Shearer - 50
    #2 Greg Proops – Binders - 33
    #3 Harmonia 76 – Vamos Companeros - 30
    #4 Xerxes – Gold - 27
    #5 Andy Kindler – kindler-minidiscEDIT - 26
    #6 Andy Kindler – Live at The Benson Interruption 7/7/06 - 22
    #6 Andy Kindler – Live at CDR Anniversary Show 9/30/06 - 22
    #8 Xerxes – Tide/This Place Is A Prison - 21
    #9 Xerxes – Siren Song - 20
    #9 Xerxes – Glendower Drive - 20
    #9 Greg Proops – Clues - 20
    #12 Harmonia 76 – When Shade Was Born - 19
    #12animal faces – Aesthetics - 19
    #12 Xerxes – Funeral Home - 19
    #15 Cluster & Eno – Schöne Hände - 18
    #15 Xerxes – Commonplace - 18
    #15 Xerxes – Freefall 18
    #15 Greg Proops – Jets - 18
    #15 nerdist – Henry Rollins - 18
    #20 Cluster & Eno – Mit Simaen - 17
    #20 Andy Kindler – Live at CDR 8/1/06 - 17
    #20 Cluster & Eno – Ho Renomo - 17
    #20 Xerxes – Sleep - 17
    #20 Xerxes – Our Home Is A Deathbed 17
  • what I listened to in 2011

    Gen 1 2012, 16:28

    Artists

    1 Big Bill Broonzy - 719
    2 Howlin' Wolf - 553
    3 Blind Willie McTell - 484
    4 Touché Amoré - 380
    5 iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing - 351
    6 Greg Proops - 313
    7 Thumbnail - 297
    8 OFF! - 271
    9 Sebadoh - 260
    10 John Lee Hooker - 241
    11 Marc Maron - 216
    12 Julie Doiron -207
    12 Thoughts Paint the Sky - 207
    14 Jowls - 200
    15 Brownie McGhee - 199
    16 Muddy Waters - 198
    16 Lonnie Johnson - 198
    18 Tina Fey - 195
    19 Algernon Cadwallader - 194
    20 The Reptilian - 193



    Albums

    1 OFF! – First Four EPs - 271
    2 Greg Proops – The Smartest Man in the World - 247
    3 Jowls – cunt punch - 190
    4 Marc Maron – WTF with Marc Maron Podcast - 187
    5 Touché Amoré – Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me - 176
    6 Doug Benson – Doug Loves Movies - 151
    7 Howlin' Wolf – Moanin' In The Moonlight - 141
    8 Joyce Manor – Joyce Manor - 137
    9 Brownie McGhee – The Complete Brownie McGhee Discography - 134
    10 Cluster & Eno – Cluster & Eno - 126
    10 Nerdist – The Nerdist - 126
    12 Xerxes – Twins 7" - 123
    13 Lonnie Johnson – Steppin' On The Blues - 121
    14 Eugene Rhodes – Talkin' About My Time - 119
    15 Blind Blake – Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker - 118
    16 Big Bill Broonzy – Big Bill Blues - 116
    16 MF DOOM – Special Herbs 1-2 - 116
    18 Big Bill Broonzy – Good Time Tonight - 108
    19 Art Tatum – Trio Days - 106
    20 Blind Willie McTell – Blind Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues: The Early Years 1927-1935 [Disc 3] - 105



    Tracks

    1 Big Bill Broonzy – John Henry - 41
    2 MF DOOM – Myrrh - 34
    2 Jowls – Thick as Thieves - 34
    4 Jowls – bone hawkin - 32
    4 Jowls – skin deep - 32
    6 Jowls – im not a failure - 31
    6 Jowls – half hearted - 31
    8 Elmore James – Dust My Broom - 30
    8 dreadnaut – Around the World - 30
    8 Jowls – bastard dressed in sheeps clothes - 30
    11 Howlin' Wolf – Spoonful - 29
    12 Lonnie Johnson – Sweet Potato Blues - 26
    13 Big Bill Broonzy – This Train - 25
    14 Carrion Spring – Red Beard Rides Again - 24
    15 Big Bill Broonzy – Guitar Shuffle - 23
    15 monarcs – Dropout Kallisti - 23
    15 Eugene Rhodes – Who Went Out The Back - 23
    15 Loud? – Do They Speak English In What? - 23
    19 Big Bill Broonzy – Pig Meat Strut - 22
    19 Lonnie Johnson – 6 / 88 Glide - 22
    19 Xerxes – Twins - 22
    19 Xerxes – Runaways - 22
    19 iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing – Heavy Hearts - 22
    19 iwontstopwonderinguntilyoustopbreathing – untitled - 22
  • Who Programmed This?!? S01E01

    Nov 9 2011, 17:55

    I do a radio show on Trent Radio, every tuesday in 2011 as of September 20 2011.

    In the inaugural episode I play a toronto band thath throws some math into their screamo, Animal Faces, an Edmonton band that plays that sweet screamo Todos Caerán, another Edmonton band that manages to make their screamo epic Book of Caverns, and my one of my favourite new bands out there right now, Lizards Have Personalities

    You can download an mp3 here

    http://www.mediafire.com/?u7lj64twk6kfndk

    Soundcloud link will be coming soon.
  • Julie Doiron & Little Scream Live at the Red Dog

    Feb 5 2011, 0:02

    Two ladies played the Red Dog last Wednesday, each with an accompanist. Little Scream from Montreal played some really interesting songs and Julie Doiron from Sackville New Brunswick played her unique version of rock and roll.

    Little Scream, which tonight was Laurel Sprengelmeyer on guitar and vocals and Jimmy Thompson on drums, took the stage at 10:30 and immediately launched into their post rock influenced attack.

    Laurel's guitar had a really thick tone right from the start. To make up for the lack of a bassist her guitar had a much fuller, thicker sound with more of a bottom end than I've heard in awhile. It functioned as both a bass and a guitar, especially when she tuned it down for a couple of songs.

    Even when the guitar is tuned down the songs have irrepressible melodies that reach out of the controlled chaos and jab at you. She multi-tracked both her guitar and voice live onstage creating the impression of a much bigger band the two piece.

    Julie took to the stage at 11:30 and played for an hour and a half. She brought William Kidman onstage with her to play drums and guitar solo's at various points.

    They started off with Kidman on the drum kit and they played two really up tempo rock songs one of which, Borrowed Mini Vans, was reworked for her latest album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day. Then the drummer came out from behind the kit and they played a couple of covers in very intimate manner. The energy level dropped but the beauty of the songs became more easily apparent.

    They played Sam Cooke's Bring It On Home To Me then Merle Haggard's Reasons to Quit by way of Phosphorescent. They continued in this quieter vein through Doiron's Tailor. They way they played it was beautiful, very mellow with a nice picking pattern. But Kidman played a solo that came out of nowhere and was entirely to loud for the piece. It was out of place but only for a moment before the mellow mood returned.

    Julie's awesome voice came crystal clear out of the speakers and her guitar sounded crisp and clear except when it was noisy and angry. Some of these songs took some unexpected turns into noisy rock and roll territory. With Kidman alternating between the drums and guitars these songs change from the quiet, singer songwriter songs most of them were to begin with. He gives the songs a lot more energy and a bit of an edge. He provides a thumping energy or a usually interesting solo that comes out of nowhere and more power to the turn on a dime music Julie tends to write.

    It's really hard to choose a favourite song because they're all so great but Consolation Prize was especially cool. When it was recordedConsolation Prize is a very fuzzy rock n roll tune. They played it unfuzzed and very loudly revealing some quirks and turns that hide beneath the fuzz. When played in such a different manner than how they usually are the songs take on a new power.

    Julie remarked onstage how weird the gig felt. She said something about how it was good to get out your comfort zone every so often. They did a two song encore one of which Julie played drums for. If you get a chance to see this great Canadian treasure before she retreats to New Brunswick again do so, you won't regret it.
  • What I listend To In 2010

    Gen 1 2011, 21:10

  • Cattle Drums - The Boy Kisser Sessions

    Dic 28 2010, 16:41

    The best and most contentious description I've heard of this album is that it sounds like ifAt The Drive Inif they played punk-pop instead of post-hardcore. The debut ep by CATTLE DRUMS The Boy Kisser Sessions is filled to the brim with nonsensically obscure poetic lyrics, constantly changing songs and guitars that go from raging to melodic and back on a dime.

    It's absolutely impossible for me to choose a favourite song because they all show a different side of the band and are almost all uniformly awesome. New Furniture and Wigs starts out with just a riff and drums that grab you and make you pay attention while the last third of Who Punched Pat Moore's Face has obscure lyrics over top of shifting guitars that focus on alternating between aggression and melody. Borvg The Nag kicks your ass for barely two minutes and is followed by Two Pigeons an acoustic song with both shouting and a xylophone. There's a video of the band on you tube doing Two Pigeons on someone's back step that is as close to a literal definition of awesome as I've seen.

    The only bad song comes exactly in the middle and the only reason it's bad is because it's so slow. The lead singers shouting loses its urgency and comes close to being a whine. Usually the choruses come out of nowhere, smack you in the face and spin you around but on Sluts And Coconuts you can see it coming a mile away.

    Most of the time I have no idea what the lead singer is going on about. But that is most certainly not a bad thing. He is constantly shouting nonsensical things like “I got a bone to pick with you bout Stacy's bloodline, it's cutting out, what's that about, what's that about” which only add to the energy being created by the band behind him. He creates such a sense of urgency that it doesn't matter we have no idea what he's singing about.


    Musically speaking this album is fairly standard. There are bits that are very punk pop with lots of energy that make you want to jump up and down while singing along at the top of your lungs. Other parts make you want to start a pit and smash everything and then there are also parts of incredible beauty. The combination of these three disparate parts and the ease with which they shift between them is one of the things that makes this album so interesting. The ability to do any one of those things with any skill would be enough for a great album. The ability to do all three and combine them into a coherent piece is one of the things that really grabs me.

    Starting off with nothing but a drum beat then a simple bluesy riff New Furniture and Wigs is bound to grab your attention. After about a half minute the piece escalates with an all over the place melody being chased by the guitar that continues 'til the guitar drops out the and the lead singer starts shouting. Eventually the guitars come back in and the song ends as a post-hardcore rager that never really forgets the melody.

    If you're not into energetic, emotional and interesting music that refuses to give up or reveal its secrets then you won't like this. But if music with cryptic lyrics, songs with unorthodox structures that are written with obvious care for the art form then hopefully you'll find this as addictive as I do. Easily one of the top 5 ep's of 2010, I await new material with bated breath.
  • stats....

    Nov 22 2010, 14:25

    I've got 11 424 songs in my itunes library currently, thats 25 days of music apparently, just over 56 gb's.

    Sort by Song Title:
    !First Song: Die Antwoord - $0$
    !Last Song: Violent Breakfast - .

    Sort by Time:
    !Shortest Song: Seventy Eight Days - Untitled
    !Longest Song: Officer Down - Subversive Paradigm


    Sort by Album:
    !First Song: Gauge Means Nothing - Pilgrims
    !Last Song: The Secret - Untitled

    Sort By Artist:
    !First Song: A.S.T.R.O. - Duck And Cover
    !Last Song: Madame De Montespan - Scandale A La Cour

    Sort By Genre:
    !First Song:Hot Cross - Exits And Trails
    !Last Song: Madame De Montespan - Scandale A La Cour

    Top 10 Most Played Songs:
    01 Torche - Ufo
    02 Agna Moraine's Autobiography - Harvest Of Breath
    03 Daniel, Fred & Julie - Halleluja I'm A Bum
    04 Lobo-guará - Chove Sem Parar
    05 Lobo-guará - Eu Sei
    06 Lobo-guará - Na Rua
    06 We Break Hearts! Not Hymens - Crabomination
    07 We Break Hearts! Not Hymens - I'm A Shark
    08 Agna Moraine's Autobiography - Uncharted Waters
    09 Agna Moraine's Autobiography - Chokin' On The Rain
    10 Book Of Dead Names - This Math Is Complicated

    First five songs that comes up on Shuffle:
    01 Hats Off, Gentlemen - Forgot About Dre
    02 Saetia - Roquentin
    03 This Machine Kills - Cracking The Mas h
    04 Times New Viking - Move To California
    05 Gride - Volani Divociny

    Search ....
    "sex", how many songs come up? 20
    "love", how many songs come up? 109
    "you", how many songs come up? 520
    "death", how many songs come up? 41

    "hate", how many songs come up? 26
    "wish" how many songs come up? 21
    "monkey", how many songs come up? 6