Friday, October 31, 2008

KRS OFFICE BLOG IS GOING TO THE DOGS


time to post a picture of my cat!

hey puppies, get jobs how bout.

When I walked into Portia and Maggie's office, they both had this up on their respective computers:

http://cdn1.ustream.tv/swf/4/viewer.45.swf?cid=317016

If yer too busy to follow the link, I'll tell you right now, it's a puppy cam. Mostly they don't move, so much as sleep, but listen, I've only been looking at it for a solid twenty. I'm not yet an expert on these guys.

also floating around the office via ichat:

Images of the day

Look closely at this image - what on earth is going on?!? This was on my receipt from a restaurant in Tokyo:


From Michelle Obama:

it's just wrong

i guess i'll have to leave early today

because we only have laffy taffy to give to the kids, and those are really only good for the jokes, right? RIGHT?!??

Happy Halloween Jackson!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oh yeah and this one comes next



"Your dog keeps licking my nose and chewing up all those letters saying you better"

My favorite song

so someone, and I think I know who, stole this 7" from me. it breaks my heart and I always get so bummed every time I am getting ready to dj that it's gone:

you can hide your love forever - comet gain

What should Jackson be for Halloween?



He likes wearing t-shirts but I don't think I could put a hat on him. Ben, I know you'll have a good one...

oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

DJ Magic Beans tonight


I will be djing at Tiga here in Portland (corner of NE 15th and Prescott) tonight. 9pm - until late.

ELECTION FEVERRRRRR

looks like excepter have it- they're playing on tuesday from 8am until the new president is announced... crazy



the show is at monkeytown
... you can also listen online at www.excepter.com and www.wizardishungry.com

Xiu Xiu Show in NYC

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Demo of the Week: Shrag

Shrag is this week's Demo of the Week. Check it out and let us know what you think! Free Mp3 here

Choochy


Poor l'il Choochy

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

R.I.P. NEIL HEFTI 1922-2008


no more r.i.p.s this year, okay?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bush Tetras Benefit Sunday in NYC


Benefit For Laura Kennedy

Original Bass Player of Bush Tetras

needs an immediate liver transplant

Sunday October 26th

Cake Shop

152 Ludlow Street • LES NYC



The Bush Tetras

James Chance

Certain General

Band of Outsiders

Lenny Kaye (PATTI SMITH GROUP)

Radio I-Ching

Deborah Frost

Sediment Club

Bell Hollow

ivan Julian (VOIDOIDS)

Mikey I-Q

Julian Stockdale

Pat Irwin

Rob Norris (BONGOS)

DJ dirtytrickpony

Admission $15 minimum donation

www.Myspace.com/bushtetras

Donate to the Laura Kennedy Liver Fund here

“You Can’t Be Funky

If You Haven’t Got A Soul”



SHOW STARTS AT 7PM!

Friday, October 24, 2008

breaking news from the intern's desk

the feeling i get whilst working for kill rock stars can pretty much be summed up by a single photographic artifact i found, which really just nails my overall emotion on the subject:



nailed it.

also:

pizza scissors. what a world!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

more amps for christ

i can't help it, i'm just in that mood today

barnes is playing sitar and tara tuvi is doing vocals on this one. slim told me that she has some new project where she is playing dulcimer (i think that was the instrument) and he ichatted me a song and it was awesome, but i guess i misplaced the file or something, because i couldn't find it when i wanted to put it on the ol'mp3 player.

Jackson is the best part 2


Sometimes he jumps on my lap (and then the desk) so he can see the squirrels better. Look at his smile!

AMPS FOR CHRIST


what a band...

Demo of the Week: Those Darlins

Just a note to tell you all that we chose Those Darlins for Demo of the Week this week over at the Official KRS Mail Order Freaks Blog. Please check out them out and let us know what you think. FREE MP3 of Wild One up now!

ladyfest northern michigan

i got a myspace message from punkkss member/former krs intern/super all time homie marianne kozlowski asking me to post about the LADYFEST happening in NORTHERN MICHIGAN this weekend, so here goes...



it looks cool! if you are in northern michigan you should go. i especially recommend seeing VIKI play, because i've been digging her sounds for a while and never had the chance to see her live... so yeah, go go go!
MORE INFO HERE

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

i'm like a raging animation

i wish i was in nyc instead of portland right now, watching bands at cmj and hanging out with the buddies, but thems the breaks. at least stereogum posted this video of marnie stern playing steely last night w/ her new band.
i'll have to watch it at home where the internet isn't slow, though...
it's like i always say, "time are tough."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

hawaii five no


so my hawaiian vacation was pretty much a bust.  rained the whole time and there was a lot of bad juju floating around.  on the upside, however, i got to go to Hamura's saimin shack THREE TIMES, which totally made it worth it.  their saimin is amazing, and it has SPAM in it!  like the most delicious thing on earth... for real.

a little late but whatever

i meant to post this on thursday, but i guess i forgot?

R.I.P.

Argh, why so many good ones..

Monday, October 20, 2008

Huggy Bear: A Tribute



In today's Guardian

Good Times, Great Oldies





A few summers ago Portia, Ingrid, Marisa (Four Paws Media) and I all went down to SF to have meetings with our bands and thanks to Satomi's suggestion had an amazing night of karaoke in Japantown. I wanna do this again!! Xmas party?!?! Photos by Marisa. I want to say that I think Aaron and I are dueting on a Nirvana song. Hahahah

when excellent 7"s become alright 12"s

i think this is one of the problems of our times right now. not SERIOUS PROBLEMS, but ENTERTAINMENT PROBLEMS. it bums me out when what could be a great 7" ends up getting 5 remixes that go nowhere to become a 12". it's like, can't you save me some money and also save some of that vinyl for other records?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fun Boy Three-Our Lips are Sealed

palin on snl

you know, i haven't really found these sketches that funny, but that's not what is bugging me here. what bugs me is that nbc will let palin be on snl when she refuses to be interviewed by the "liberal media."
i know that after the 2000 election we shouldn't be expecting the media to actually do their job, but still...

election craziness

as you have probably read, thousands of people are being taken off voting lists all over the country... this site should tell you if you are one of them.

Friday, October 17, 2008

RIP

me too, schroeder, me too

2 for 1 ticket deal for tonight's Deerhoof show in Chicago

2 for 1 ticket deal for tonight's show at the Metro in Chicago

Print out a copy of this post and bring it to the door at the Metro tonight for a 2 for 1 ticket deal!

Friday, October 17
DEERHOOF
EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL
FLYING
Tickets: $15
All Ages
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm

2 for 1 toclet dee; fpr tpmogjt

2 for 1 ticket deal for tonight's show at the Metro in Chicago

Print out a copy of this post and bring it to the door at the Metro tonight for a 2 for 1 ticket deal!

Friday, October 17
DEERHOOF
EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL
FLYING
Tickets: $15
All Ages
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm

Thursday, October 16, 2008

times sure are tough

Jackson is the best



Ben says we should get a Jackson cam for the site. Mostly you would get to watch him sleep on the brown chair behind me but you would also get plenty of greetings: good afternooooon and the occasional full bore romps.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm so ready for the debate



Thanks to the Portland Mercury blog

KRS mentioned in article about "greening the music industry"




In Depth

Greening the music industry
While major labels struggle with implementing eco initiatives, smaller labels pick up the slack
By Gary Moskowitz


When it comes to being green, the music industry has a decidedly dirty history (and we don’t just mean rock stars’ unsavory behavior). For one, more than one billion CD jewel cases are produced each year in North America, most of which are made of polyvinyl chloride, a cheap plastic that’s nearly impossible to recycle. Additionally, excess is the name of the game: A recent MusicMatters study revealed that tour buses contribute about 150,000 tons of carbon emissions annually, and one stadium performance yields anywhere from 500 to 1,000 tons of CO2. Even a midsize music venue goes through 470,000 plastic cups, 200,000 napkins, and 600 light bulbs every year.

But despite the biz’s abysmal record, some labels are starting to green up their acts. While the four major labels (EMI, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group) still have some work to do, smaller, more eco-conscious labels have started to pick up the slack. Take a look at who’s doing what in the music industry. And tomorrow, be sure to check out which artists hold the environment near and dear to their hearts.


Kill Rock Stars
The label has purchased offsets from Bonneville Environmental Foundation since 2007, and is currently in talks with Brighter Planet to offset band tours. While the company still relies heavily on plastic jewel cases, it also distributes CDs in Digipacks, which can be made with recycled card stock. “We want to do everything we can,” says president Portia Sabin. “And the bands are totally into it.”

I'M WARNING YOU WITH PEACE AND LOVE



hahahah

ringo rules.

my new enemy

that rainbow swirly ball that comes up all the time on the computer.... aghghghghghgh

i have A LOT of enemies, but this one is the main one for the time being.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

RATCREEPS on the wheels of steel


charlie (panther) is djing at tiga tonight. shame on me for not getting the twin infinitives reference until last week... oh well.

marnie stern gets best new music

from pitchfork today...
i guess if you've already heard this album you probably didn't need pitchfork to tell you, though...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

oasis influenced by deerhoof?

the guardian sort of has the story...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/jul/24/deerhoof.leak.new.single
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/sep/09/oasis.popandrock

Deerhoof lunch w/ pic



We had lunch with Deerhoof yesterday ..it was the release day, and the lunch was super yummy...Satomi just happened to have my favorite gum from Japan, which she shared, because for some reason even though I was there a week or so ago, and looked for that gum, I couldn't find it. I also want to say Deerhoof are one of the nicest bands in the world. They make amazing music, and are great people, and I am so lucky to get to work with them. SERIOUSLY!!
lady irie

ps check out Greg and Satomi's shoes ..Satomi's are awesome leapard print boots, and Greg's are very colorful van like shoes...John also impressed us with his pole tricks, and glad to finally meet the newest memeber Ed, who fits right in.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

DEERHOOF last night

shit was cool... we had a staff/band luncheon today. ingrid took some pics. maybe she'll post them on the blog? ingrid?

" Let Them Eat Cake " .......


Last nightnDeerhoof played a spectacular show in Portland at the Wonder Ballroom. It was the kind of show you never want to end...In honor of the new album, we decided to make them a cake..hopefully we will eat it today and have more pictures for you..yum yum

Thursday, October 2, 2008

kb smooth

says that palin sounds just like the mom on bobby's world.

biden spends a lot of his time at home depot!

!?!?

killing bin laden

how come the democrats talk about that more than the republicans?

good god

palin just mentioned how we (The us) have "safe ways to use nuclear weapons." when has there ever been a safe way? i thought all those were good for is killing tons of people? there must be some other thing called a nuclear weapon that nobody ever told me about?

"they hate us for our freedoms"

for the "women's rights" that the republican party wants to take away? wtf? aghghghghg

oh boy. sometimes i think that the republican party's foreign policy is inspired by early 90's issues of x-force or something.

also got to say that it's funny how biden and palin are both repeating things obama and mccain said last week. now i won't feel so bad about missing half of last weeks' debate (i was on the train and the radio reception was bad.)

got to say though

palin is doing better than i thought she would...

Maggie says

you shouldn't be allowed to have notes at the debate.

maybe this live blogging is getting too goofy?

?

palin loves the surge

OH SHITTTT

climate change.
"i'm not one to attribute every activity of man to the changes of the climate."
she has made the same mistake before!?

OOPS I DID IT AGAIN

YESSSS

Biden just said we are going to get $1000! Bush said we would only get $300 in 2000. remember? oh shit. Maybe this means the democrats will win the elections?

debate party in the krs office

maggie, jackson, kb smooth, and i are watching the debates. maybe there will be some live blogging if i'm not too busy slapping my forehead or cracking up. we'll see.

Whoa

Ben is showing me this right now


and I kind of wish I were in this band.

new marnie stern video

for transformer...
pretty fun stuff. i think my favorite part is when there is all the smoke over the rack of guitars!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Uh, Portia?

I think we have to sign her...

Sarah Palin - Flutist