A secret addiction of mine is to watch Roadkill on the Motor Trend channel. Dave Freiburger and Mike Finnegan acquire some hunk of junk and attempt to make it road worthy for a problem filled adventure to get to their destination. I like the attitude; if it breaks and we can’t fix it, (they mostly do) who cares, this is just for fun. Their obvious passion, knowledge, laid-back attitudes and most importantly, humour are greatly entertaining. No loud mouthed, testosterone fueled arrogant meatheads in pissing competitions. Well filmed, great photography. GG :o)
*This episode shows the (almost) finished 1955 Chevy with a Hemi. The obvious nods to the movie, Two-Lane Blacktop. I still have fond memories watching that as a kid about 150 years ago.
Sofy Major - Steven The Slow (feat. Dave Curran (Unsane))- Idolize-2013
Because it’s Slint.
After nearly 25 years since I heard their EP (or album) ‘Spiderland’, courtesy of our long departed beardy friend John Peel, I’m finally able to witness them on stage. In my home town in Aug-2014. I know they have played under the London based ATP (All Tomorrows Parties) camp with other admirable luminaries; Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Sonic Youth, Melvins. Mogwai etc. But I never attended. For various reasons.
Back in ‘91 and many years after it wasn’t exactly widely recognised but now, after dozens of bands quoting them as direct influence, and the term ‘math rock’ was born, it seems to be rather hip :P
The last paragraph of the Steve Albini review of ‘Spiderland' in '91 -
"Only two other bands have meant as much to me as Slint in the past few years and only one of them, The Jesus Lizard, have made a record this good. We are in a time of midgets: dance music, three varieties of simple-minded hard rock genre crap, soulless-crooning, infantile slogan-studded rap and ball-less balladeering. My instincts tell me the dry spell will continue for a while- possibly until the bands Slint will inspire reach maturity. Until then, play this record and kick yourself if you never got to see them live. In ten years, you’ll lie like the cocksucker you are and say you did anyway. Ten fucking stars.”
Someone uploaded ‘Spiderland’.
*I’ll ‘dedicate’ this post to a long lost friend, Buurvrouw. Shame you can’t be there :) ‘Lost in a doorstep of the empty house’.