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ní féidir liom xp

zvookster, Sunday, 28 August 2011 01:40 (six years ago) Permalink

loool djp

come back to the five and dime remy bean, (remy bean), Sunday, 28 August 2011 01:43 (six years ago) Permalink

i do like tmg

markers, Sunday, 28 August 2011 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink

I love High Hawk Season, but I am biased

one of the best things ive heard all year. i am not biased!

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Sunday, 28 August 2011 03:48 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 05:47 (six years ago) Permalink

too much time on ilx imo

herbie mann on some gully shit (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 07:19 (six years ago) Permalink

i try not to be a pushy fan but man if there was a whole now-cancelled mountain goats project of songs based on passages by classical historians i am going to be slightly rueful

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 15:40 (six years ago) Permalink


Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:35 (six years ago) Permalink

that show is right at the start of EMP, ja

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:24 (six years ago) Permalink

isn't that just the greatest thing ever? ^

spellcheck is really advanced these days (cajunsunday), Thursday, 17 November 2011 19:46 (six years ago) Permalink

That is great! Thanks for sharing

grandavis, Thursday, 17 November 2011 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

a JD/OP duet album would be VERY welcome round here and with me

do you want me to share what i know w/ you or not? (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 November 2011 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

as long as we get more sweet djp action too

Tokyo Sexwale (a hoy hoy), Friday, 18 November 2011 21:43 (six years ago) Permalink

(also what are matmos up to these days?)

Tokyo Sexwale (a hoy hoy), Friday, 18 November 2011 21:44 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

the Anonymous 4 collaboration rolled out tonight was unbelievably good. I feel the need to hear it all again, since the arrangements were so intricate and perfectly attuned to the songs that each piece had a couple of moments I almost needed a breather after to take them in. Also v nice to see Mr Mountain Goats be so clearly thrilled by the occasion, and Owen Pallett perform in such a different situation, as a fill-in with A4 themselves (he looked increeeedibly nervous beforehand, but to my untrained ears it sounded great). Also thanks for finishing fairly early, as it meant I had time to run up the road and catch all of When Saints Go Machine's set.

Boo-Yaa Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire (Merdeyeux), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:18 (five years ago) Permalink

v much worth dragging myself out of bed for as I continue to fight a bug, but I feel I'm going to need about 15 hours of sleep now.

Boo-Yaa Too Rough International Boo-Yaa Empire (Merdeyeux), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Co-sign, especially about the need to hear it all again. If this stuff doesn't get recorded & released I might cry a little.

God arrives for the apocalypse, having been traveling at the speed of (ledge), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 08:05 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The quintessential @mountain_goats moment: Someone requests "Fault Lines," JD demurs, claiming lyrical ignorance. Fan hands him her iPhone.

next time i see dude i'm gonna bring a printout of 'song for cleomenes'

mookieproof, Friday, 20 April 2012 02:18 (five years ago) Permalink


"The songs you find on this compact disc originally appeared on two cassettes. To elaborate further about that—to say, for example, that the songs originally appeared 'on two cassettes that were released in ____ and ____'—would misrepresent the spirit of their time. These tapes did not have release dates. No one anticipated their coming into the world, and very few noticed or cared. All previous eras cross at some point into the territory of the unimaginable, and so it is with the days of tape-trading. The obscurity in which these songs were incubated and born and brought into their faint light is a state of being which has passed into history."

kid steel (cajunsunday), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

wow, I still have these cassettes floating around somewhere, but they are nigh-unplayable. Will buy the reissue, definitely.

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Monday, 30 April 2012 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New album in October:

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 July 2012 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink

SO EXCITED for the cassette reissues, somehow missed news of these but will get them today!

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 9 July 2012 13:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Is it possible that the songs with the drum machine and the keyboard are actually his very greatest work?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 14 July 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

was listening to one of the recent solo shows and was impressed with the piano playing! very very nice.

tylerw, Saturday, 14 July 2012 16:19 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost some definitely are--cant remember the name right now but whichever has the refrain "it won't be necessary" is all-time

visions of kreayshawn with joanna newsom (bernard snowy), Saturday, 14 July 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

"california song" up there for me

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 14 July 2012 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Sweden is just too much.


Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Saturday, 14 July 2012 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Fantastic piano playing!

Ówen P., Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

hey owen, can you say how involved you were on the new record? (its cool if you wanna just make us wait for liner notes)

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

actually, sorry for asking that. i know aero and i think yrself have said in the past to not talk directly about the day job

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I heard the Desmond Child penned songs on this are great

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:17 (five years ago) Permalink

would usually say "hey let's leave a classic like 'dude (looks like a lady)" alone, but the version here really brings the pain

tylerw, Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

As far as I know, Steven Tyler is pretty OK with talking about his day job round here

Ówen P., Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:26 (five years ago) Permalink

But getting back on topic, no, I contributed nothing to the new Mountain Goats album. They asked me to do some arrangements for two collaborative concerts with a capella group Anonymous 4, in March. I arranged three songs for guitar, voice + SSAA, four for piano, voice + SSAA, and one for voice + SSAA. (There were no string arrangements, as was reported.) I'm pretty sure NPR recorded the NYC performance and iirc the songs "Lakeside view apartments suite" and "Counterfeit Florida plates" were especially strong

Ówen P., Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

(And for the record I'm OK with talking 'bout my day job so long as it's limited to clarifying already available facts and expressing positive opinions i.e. "he's a blessing and an inspiration")

Ówen P., Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Owen, thanks for making my brother's first ever gig (the Anonymous 4 show at the Barbican) one he'll never forget.

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

No thanks necessary. I sit at the piano all day and take ILX breaks every hour. It's good living.

Ówen P., Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

owen I didn't realize u did string arrangements on Life of the World to Come until v.recently, and when I found out I was like "oh that's why they're so awesome!" <3 <3

visions of kreayshawn with joanna newsom (bernard snowy), Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

<3 at you but let's keep things on topic. I am so excited for this new Mountain Goats record and you should be too. There is one song on the album called "White cedar" that is so beautiful I couldn't bear to work on it, probably my favourite tMG song of the last seven years.

Ówen P., Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

haha yes of course I am excited! I will probably never reach a point in my life where the idea of a new goats album fails to excite me

visions of kreayshawn with joanna newsom (bernard snowy), Saturday, 14 July 2012 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

bah, after going to the incredible barbican show i was really looking forward to hearing those in recorded form! but on the other hand, now i have something unheard to be looking forward to. (but i'll have to track down those recordings.)

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 14 July 2012 19:57 (five years ago) Permalink

oh, well im very glad i asked then :) there comes a time once in a while where a new mtn goats record feels like a reassuring boost everyone needs

Yeah and I ~obstruction~ you/ya fucking blind cunt (pause) fucking k (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 14 July 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

that's rad that you're working with anonymous 4; i dig them

This clam, stranded on someone’s floor, is trying to dig itself (forksclovetofu), Monday, 16 July 2012 04:23 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

just noticed this, which was announced back in April but looks like it wasn't mentioned here--a "metal covers" set at Hopscotch next month:

The second set, however, will be unlike any in the 20-year history of the Mountain Goats—all covers, possibly all on Fletcher’s beautiful grand piano, all by himself. A lifelong metal fan and longtime columnist for the extreme music magazine Decibel, Darnielle says he plans to spend a portion of the summer arranging and learning covers of heavy metal songs. “The tentative title for this set,” Darnielle says, “is ‘Nearer My Hateful Mankind Plague to Thee,’ but titles are subject to change.

Aglet, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

so the Hopscotch gig was super fun

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Saturday, 8 September 2012 23:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I certainly hope that the title of the set was changed to These Purges of God

catbus otm (gbx), Saturday, 8 September 2012 23:38 (five years ago) Permalink

still waiting for a buddy holocaust tribute album

scott seward, Sunday, 9 September 2012 01:53 (five years ago) Permalink

new album is fabulous as usual, lots of piano and what sounds like a small horn/brass section. strong song cycle & a few flat out stunners. love it

ilxor, Sunday, 9 September 2012 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

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