Just a note – to cleanse the palette, so to speak, following my entry on Pete Walker — I’d just like to say that IT’S FREAKING COLD IN THIS HERE BEE-YOTCH!. For those not in the know, Dallas experienced a surprise mini snow storm Wednesday. Once again the DISD did NOT call a snow day, although how they expected the little monsters to get to class on time when the roads were obviously and dangerously iced over is of no small wonder to me. And as you may recall, when the DISD doesn’t call a snow day, my workplace doesn’t call a snow day. I was the first one into the studio around 9 am. Only mild slipping and sliding around on the way to work. I’d say roughly 1/3 of the employees didn’t show which meant more coffee for meeeeeee!
My little recommendation of Luke Haines‘ latest, “Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop” whetted my appetite for more so I ordered the expansive 3-disk “Luke Haines is Dead” set from 2005. I gotta say it’s for fans only but reminded me why I disliked “Now I’m a Cowboy” so much. I still think his early stuff with The Auteurs is the best although I really do like “After Murder Park” and “How I Learned to Love the Bootboys“…and, oh yeah, the Baader Meinhof stuff…and the “Das Capital” album is pretty good…Forgetaboutit…it’s all pretty good as far as the rock and roll stuff goes. Also got an Ennio Morricone compilation of some of his more obscure stuff. I’ll post some mp3s when I get home…Maybe that’s a subject for a separate post.