I was bored so I started a blog

True story. Three years ago, out of boredom and a job that had the perfect storm of unfettered web access and an unhealthy amount of down time, I started this blog. And it's been a lot of fun and I have met some incredible music loving people along the way.

But now it seems that all of the fun of music blogging as sort of been sucked out of the process. My only goal with this thing was to share some songs I love with friends, both old and not yet made. About one out of every three songs I post now gets flagged and removed by one watchdog group or another. I think the game is really changing. Music blogging as a hobby is getting harder and harder to do. I have never put a single dime into my blog, nor have I made a single cent on it ...it's always just been a splendid distraction. But when the distractions start to lose their fun, then maybe it's time to try something new? I think so.

So I am not officially closing the blog down...just not going to be posting here anymore for awhile. Taking a very long,open ended leave of absence from this little corner of cyberspace. I plan on setting up a Tumblr account for my Craigslist missed connections dedications. Those will NEVER NOT be fun! And the ease of use and simple layout of Tumblr would be perfect for that sort of insanity. Ill post the link to the new endeavor here whenever I get around to setting it up.

Signing off with a couple of new tunes from some albums that aren't quite released yet...just to stick it to the MAN one last time!

* LCD Soundsystem - 'I Can Change' MP3

* Wolf Parade - 'Little Golden Age' MP3

Art House Director

It's 2PM on May 14th and I am going to go on record and say that this Broken Social Scene song will be my most played track in 2010. So infectious.

* 'Art House Director' MP3

Craigslist Musical Dedication

I locked up your salami

- w4m - 30 (Dayton)

Date: 2010-05-05, 12:07AM EDT

It begins like all [modern] interesting stories begin: we met here on Craigslist. You wanted to be spanked, verbally abused, humiliated, and otherwise dominated. I wanted to pay some bills. Sounded like a win/win situation. After a week of frequent communication we met at a motel, I spanked and verbally abused you, and at the end of it, per your desires, I locked you in a chastity device (I'd never have guessed that something so small could have been so hard to fit into its cage - very entertaining). Everything indicated a mutually beneficial semi-long-term arrangement. We parted company and said we'd chat more later.

It's been over a week and I haven't heard from you since our meeting. Hey, it's no skin off *my* nose, but you're still, um, incapacitated. I hope you were lying about this being the only key...or that you have a very understanding friend who's a locksmith. Otherwise, you've found a rather creative way to make yourself a eunuch, as I don't plan on hanging onto this key forever.

In any case, I'm kind of hoping you DON'T contact me again. This was an interesting story to start out with and now it's downright priceless. Unfortunately, I can't share this caliber of hilarity with most of my friends.


* Freelance Whales - 'We Could Be Friends' MP3

The band, not the movie

Even if the music wasn't so lovely I think I would have a soft spot in my heart for McCabe And Mrs. Miller. Any band named after a Robert Altman film is OK in my book. And yes, the music is excellent. He is Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom) she is Alison Faith Levy (The Sippy Cups, The Loud Family) - together they make beautiful music as McCabe And Mrs Miller.

Here is the title track for their debut album...it's bittersweet and beautiful.

* 'Time For Leaving' MP3

Craigslist Musical Dedication

30 years since you were laid

- m4w - 46

(Afternoon Conversation)

Date: 2010-05-03, 8:03PM EDT

We talked this afternoon when I got back in town. Spoke about the fact you have never been married and it's been 30 years since you've been railed. I complimented you on your cute ass and your physic in general. You know who I am and where I am staying tonight. Call me, I want you and have wanted you for years. I think you feel the same. Let's not kid each other any longer.


I just love that he lovingly uses the term "railed" in his attempts to woo his long time love. Just beautiful.

* Broken Family Band - 'Old Wounds'

Craigslist Musical Dedication


- m4w - 35 (COLUMBUS)

Date: 2010-05-03, 2:52PM EDT

I came in to get a venous doppler of my leg and your smile and attitude blew my mind....i would love to take u 2 dinner if your not attached...i was a marine sniper..hope to hear back.


Not sure if the "i was a marine sniper" part was to help her remember, or if it was designed as a thinly veiled threat. Either way...pretty creepy.

* Simple Minds - 'Don't You Forget About Me' MP3