Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down on My Old Kentucky Blog radio show

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down on My Old Kentucky Blog radio show


in some states you only have until SATURDAY to register to vote in the november election.
even if you don't like the two presidential candidates there are still a ton of other elections going on, so it's really, really important.
click here for more info


sorry, i couldn't find the site for noise the vote, jam the vote, free jazz the vote, etc....

djing at tiga tomorrorrowwww

oh yeah, my laptop broke, but as you can see kimmswick fixed it in time for me to make this little graphic. what a buddy.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

blog blog blog

hey, i just figured out how to enable comments on the krs mail order freaks blog so if there is anything you'd like to share with us freaks, please let us know!

you may have noticed that i started, like, 5 new blogs over the summer. here's the latest:

the jigsaw underground

i will be posting reviews every week or two. end vinyl, tapes and zines for review to: jigsaw c/o tobi vail P.O. Box 2572 Olympia, WA 98507 USA or email mp3's, links, photos and flyers to jigsawunderground@gmail.com

in mail order news: we just received marnie stern & deerhoof finished copies, so i am packing your pre-orders now! yay for fall releases

oh, we also have the new vivian girls 7", in case you need that

palin is the macarena

sarah palin is well on her way to being "who let the dogs out"

a national craze one minute, a nation wondering "what the fuck were we thinking" a few weeks later....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

i couldn't have put it better myself...

from the s-s records website's front page...

The hacking of Sarah Palin's email made me think of how behind the Republican candidates are on this internet thing. Here you have a vice president candidate who carries on public business on a private email account so that she can do it all in secret; but lacks the knowledge or insight into the fact that by doing so she opens herself up to an easy hack. Forget that the national security implications for a minute, what does she have to arm herself against bad advice regarding the internet, from lobbyists and staff? If she cant get her own personal security together and is willing to place Alaska's privacy in the hands of Yahoo, how is she going to be effective on these issues on a national basis?

Even worse, McCain can't operate a fucking computer. He has never surfed the net. He has never done online banking or paid a bill on line. Other than from a lobbyist I bet he has no idea what paypal does. Given that the internet carries a substantial amount of US commerce and that it is almost impossible to do business without it, don't you think the president should have a working knowledge of it? Should he or she at least be able to receive and send email? Really, the internet has pretty much changed the way we communicate, do business, make music, wack off, so many different things. Only the television and the automobile are the two consumer used inventions that have had such an impact. For someone not to have a working familiarity with the internet in 2008 is like a person never having driven in a car in 1940 or watched TV in 1970. Fine if that is your personal choice but what fool would elect a president ignorant about automobiles and TVs when they had become commonalities in every day life? ---S.S.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ridiculous things you do and find hilarious while bored on tour

music related pet peeves list version 1.

1. when there are 6 band bills and i only want to see 2 of the bands, but the person putting on the show won't say what order the bands are playing in until the show has started. "they're all good, mannnn...."
sorry, i've got a lot going on, i don't want to wait through 3 hours of bands i don't like. in face, i'd put shows with more than 3 bands on this list unless i am stoked about all of them.
2. myspace band pictures where it's a photo booth pic w/ a picture of each band member. it's just been done too many times.
3. really boring music videos.

i'll add more to this soon. feel free to post your own in the comments.

Monday, September 22, 2008

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED (recent record purchases, and 1 cassette purchase)

tyvek - sidewalk / flashing lights / future junk 7" (m'lady's records)

bad thoughts 7" (m'lady's records)

vivian girls - s/t (the album + the 7"s) CASSETTE (fuck it tapes)

half japanese - sing no evil lp (Iridescence)

prince - s/t lp (warner bros)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Deerhoof in Portland , Oct. 6th, Wonder Ballroom

Can I just say I cannot wait to see Deerhoof in Portland...my town .....I am counting the days , like seriously ! I still haven't seen them with the new edition of Ed, so it should be a blast..crazy times for sure. It will be yummy.
-lady irie

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shaky Hands video

Check it out...

Directed by Yoni Kifle and E*rock


American Dream, Kid Inside
American Son, Too Young to Live

I Need a Lover, Pray for Me
Ain't Even Done With The Night, Don't Misunderstand Me

Hurts So Good, Can You Take It
Weakest Moments, Crumblin' Down
Serious Business

Small Town, Lonely Ol' Night
Check It Out, We Are the People
Rooty Toot Toot

To Live, Let It All Hang Out
Now More Than Ever, I Ain't Ever Satisfied
Last Chance

Again Tonight, Dance Naked
Wild Night, Too Much To Think About
Life Is Hard

Your Life Is Now, Positively Crazy
It All Comes True, Break Me off Some
Love And Happiness

Just Like You, Shy
In Our Lives, Someday

My Sweet Love, If I Die Sudden
Don't Need This Body, For The Children
A Brand New Song

Monday, September 15, 2008


unwound repetition is now out of print on vinyl. bummer, this is my favorite unwound album. we still have the cassette and cd in mailorder, though.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

coming soon to the wall by my desk...

this poster that i got in the mail friday as a gift...

keep in mind that this is just a part of the poster... the real thing shows more of their bodies and some space above their heads.
now i have to figure out what to take down... times are tough.

XIU XIU In Portland

Wow, Xiu Xiu played an amazing show in Portland a couple of days ago at the Backspace....too bad there were too many people, and not a very high stage, or I might have a picture for you. I wish I had taken a photo instead of the crazy dancers in the back...so much fun to watch since I couldn't see the band. I will just say I went with a friend who had never seen them, and he was blown away. Go check them out while you can, they are touring maniacs !!!

Irie August Shows

Shy Child, ( Crystal Ballroom, PDX )

Jeremy Jay, Vibrarians, ( Phoenix House, Olympia )

The Punks, Slim Moon Solo ( Ben's House, PDX )

The Punks, Infinity Gauntlet, Bras d'honneur , ( Quince and State house , Oly )

Explode Into Colors, Syrup, The Caldonias, i can't feel my face ( Valentines, PDX )

Starfucker , Desolation Wilderness, Chrome Wings ( The Phoenix House, Oly )

Thao ( Live KEXP, Seattle )

Barcelona, Thao,The Walkmen, Man Man , M WArd ( Bumbershoot, Rockstar Stage, Seattle )

Thursday, September 11, 2008

i'm fucking hungy

too bad this coupon is expired...

maybe i can ask mccain for a bite of his hotdog?

good article

by Gloria Steinem on Sarah Palin:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Whoa, the wayback machine

Want to remember what the KRS web site looked like April 1 2001?

More fun, here

marnie stern "ruler"

lauren and i agree that this is tied for album of the year, except she is tying it with a song by "the dream" and i'm tying it w/ "a milli" by weezy. it's all good, though!
check it out on her myspace.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

it's new release day!

if you're headed to the record store, pick up these...

horse feathers "house with no home"

shaky hands "lunglight"

or you can just get them from our mailorder dept...

if you're going the mailorder route, tobi got some distributed items in that i'd like to recommend... one is this band (well actually it's one woman) called us girls, that i saw last night at valentines. it's kind of crazy distorted beats w/ some weird vocals. pretty fun stuff. covers of bruce springstein, dave clark 5 and some originals too... another is the mars discography cd. it seems like this gets reissued every few years. i've seen pressings from atavastic, important records, etc. but there is a reason for it- it's really good. easily my favorite of all those no wave bands... also the extreme animals cd looks cool. i haven't heard it yet, but i have one of their records and listen to it quite a bit...

Monday, September 8, 2008

best of 2008?

i got my first email asking me to vote for my favorite albums of 2008 today... seems kind of early... then i checked and i didn't like any of the albums that they were asking me to vote on except lil wayne "carter III" which wasn't even in the best album category, it was in the "best rap album" category... kind of crazy....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

last night rocked

wow, last night was a good party -- holocene was packed for all 4 bands, and all 4 bands really brought it, i thought.  i am so excited about our bands right now!!  

last night was also my first time djing in about 15 years and i was really scared, but the shaky hands dudes helped me out, nick by liking what i played and mayhaw by telling me i looked like an old-school airline stewardess in that dress.   DJ Friendly Skies!!  

Saturday, September 6, 2008

as my imaginary homeboy neil young would say, TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


for the presidential and vice-presidential debates -- i can't WAIT to see Biden v. Palin. 

debate schedule:

First Presidential Debate
Friday, Sept. 26

Vice Presidential Debate
Thurs, Oct. 2

Second Presidential Debate
Tues, Oct. 7

Third Presidential Debate
Weds, Oct. 15

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

another mp3 from the new marnie stern album up at stereogum

uh.. the song is called shea stadium.

you can preorder the new marnie stern album here on cd or lp. the lp comes w/ a free download if you are into that thing. i usually lose those cards, but you know.. whatever.


i just tried to post a photo of david in the bath with fruit loops
it wouldn't work
his wang is alllllllllll over the place
are you sad?
you should be
crushingly sad
beat me to death
just get it over with
self portrait with fruit loops...
never to be seen weeeeeeeeeeinussssssssss