Wednesday, December 17, 2008

cd track length distribution

some time at the band meeting on monday evening, someone said something like "it seems like more people are doing 11 tracks per album these days"

so i looked at the 20 gigs of mp3s i have on this work computer, and said that of the 277 albums total, some 213 of them have 11 or more tracks, and of those 213, 43 of them have exactly 11 songs.

some notable 11 track albums include: Apples In Stereo Velocity of Sound, The Arcade Fire Neon Bible, Beck Midnite Vultures / Mutations / One Foot in the Grave, Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner, Ben Kweller Sha Sha, Cake Comfort Eagle / Pressure Chief, Death Cab For Cutie Transatlanticism / Plans / Narrow Stairs, The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left To Lose / One By One, Franz Ferdinand [s/t], Islands Return To The Sea, Jaguar Love Take Me To The Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Ozma Rock And Roll Part Three (hey, at least "three" rhymes with "sea"), Radiohead Amnesiac, The Shins Oh, Inverted World / Wincing The Night Away, Shout Out Louds Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, The Strokes Is This It? / Room On Fire, Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell, Vampire Weekend [s/t], and of course, Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

to which eric said "So al, you got a breakdown for of the albums you have, what the track counts are. I'd be curious to see a bar chart or something."

how's this? again, out of 277 albums total...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This Saturday, Beauty Bar with Joanie Mendenhall and Wendy Darling

word. and if you are looking for some tunes in between now and then, i made a mix cd. high fives all around.

Monday, December 8, 2008

last friday, and beyond

Ah, the warmth of wool-knit Ken Clubs. I forgot to bring my camera, but did not forget to bring cash for $3.50 vodka-tonics. And didn't forget to bring my roommates, who conveniently also brought money for more vodka-tonics, or "maybe not the best idea" as nixo called them. anyways, Silverleaf, you all were most excellent. while i'm quoting people, i'll stick with it, and include the recap of eric saying "man why couldn't i have wrote this song?"

and while i am pretty sure "written" is better grammar, it just doesn't fit the memory right, so there. and with the Heavy Love closing out the night? and you know we love any chance to drop in The Holiday Song (our holiday classic off the HTBH-precursor The Michael EP)! am i right?

anyways, speaking of beyond, Joanie Mendenhall is playing with us and Wendy Darling on the 20th at the Beauty Bar, which should also be super excellent. and we are confirmed for our first show of the New Year, 1/16/09 at the Ruby Room, with Swim Party, Team Abraham, and Gamma Gamma, in celebration of Jason's Birthday! booya!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

the blizzard man

will the blizzard man make a guest appearance on The Modlins' still-untitled album #3? only time will tell...

... but probably not...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

fairwell Muslims, hello Soft Pack, hello Franz Ferdinand

yes yes, its everywhere, the Muslims changed their name to The Soft Pack. and upon closer inspection, they are playing with Franz Ferdinand at Canes Bar & Grill on Monday December 15th, aka 2 weeks from yesterday. the last time I saw Franz Ferdinand was when they were promoting their last album. the former roommate and I were making an IKEA run trying to finish furnishing our previous apartment, and 91x was camped outside and offered free tickets. actually two pairs of tickets, one to the real show at sdsu, which we gave to the Rhanors, and one to a preview at the casbah. i don't think i'll be able to swing free tickets this time, but it should be a good show nonetheless.