March 30, 2001

Mos Def is a damn fine musician

That's right I said musician not 'rapper'. Not that rapping is bad it's just that this boy has mad skills that 'rapper' just doesn't cover.

As Ian over at blawg.com noticed:

Mos Def has this new rap/rock/funk thing happening that should quickly rid the earth of bad mook-rawk bands, a la Limp Bizkit, et al. Featuring Will Calhoun (former Living Color), Doug Wimbish (studio bassist extrordinaire), Bernie Worrel (P-Funk keyboardist), and Dr. Know (ex-Bad Brains), the new rekkid is called "Jack Johnson," and should be dropping soon. Check Napster early and often.

I couldn't agree more.

Not for Sale... the band may disagree.

While perusing the wares over at Amazon, I found a 'not for sale' sticker on this No Knife album. While I have many promo albums that look like this I was kind of shocked to see this one on a retail site. Ok, I am done being shocked.

No. Thank you.

Thanks to the kind folks who have written in saying that they liked my show on dack.com. You are welcome. Don't forget to rate the show after you have had a listen as well.

To the guy that wrote this response:

"They also use guitars with a lot of distortion. A dying breed these days?"

No way! For REAL guitar neck wrangling, you might want to check out some of the bands found at www.meteorcity.com and www.stonerrock.com.

... I say they call it stoner rock for a reason.

Ozma, Get Up Kids, Weezer

So the Yahoo Outloud tour blew through San Francisco a couple of weeks ago and it was excellent. In checking out the tour diary of LA's Ozma, I found this great picture of all three bands posing together before their final show in San Diego. It looks like the AV club picture for the high school yearbook, and yet they rock.

March 28, 2001

Reboot...

Ok, here goes.... musicrag has been redesigned for the 3rd time now. Hopefully this will be it for a while. I decided that getting content on the front page was the primary interest in having a music site in the first place and things got bogged down when I had to do everything manually. So again the wonders of Blogger will hopefully save this site from going stale. On the technical side we are using XHTML and CSS for those who care. So the homepage got redesigned big deal, watch for the rest of the pages to fall in line shortly. For those who were lost from the beginning of this paragraph the next one is all for you.

DJ Jason gets a turn on the turntables at world renowned dack.com. Jump right into The Show. The theme is 'The Return of the Guitar' with songs by The Get Up Kids, Ozma, Self, Ultimate Fakebook, Anne Summers and more. I will have more on this later.

In other music news, Tahiti80 were interviewed by musicrag writer Claire and is now in the interviews section of the site.

Fivesongs, News, Features and other sections of the site will be getting the rework treatments soon. Ok, it's getting late on the West Coast so this will have to be a rap for today. More tomorrow.

Here is the setlist for The Show, all of the tracks are linked so that you can get your mitts on this stuff (some are links to MP3.com others are Amazon or Half.com if it is out of print).

  1. The Get Up Kids - I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
  2. Ultimate Fakebook - Soaked in Cinnamon
  3. Anne Summers - Real Life
  4. Ozma - If I Only Had A Heart
  5. The Dambuilders - Shrine
  6. Sunny Day Real Estate - Round
  7. The Special Goodness - Congratulation
  8. The Posies - Fight It (If You Want)
  9. Catherine Wheel - Mouthful of Air
  10. No Knife - Academy Flight Song
  11. Archers of Loaf - Web in Front
  12. Self - Trunk Fulla Amps
  13. Reggie And The Full Effect - Girl Why'd You Run Away
  14. Marvelous 3 - Freak Of The Week
  15. Kara's Flowers - If you only knew