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never once have mountain goats played here in oak bluffs. what's up with that?

scott seward, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 01:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

people would turn out for a madison show. in the past two weeks we've hosted

-high on fire
-drive-by truckers
-architecture in helsinki
-melt banana
-devin the dude
-del tha funkee homosapien

why no badger show for you, j0hn D?

kamerad, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 02:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like the mountain goats.

dylannn, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 02:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

He played here two nights in a row once. It was great.

roxymuzak, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

If you got the loot and a place with a dressing room, I'm sure he will rock you eventually. But the dressing room is key. Why he wasn't in Philly for like three years.

da croupier, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

But...he played at the Tomato Head here (pizza restaurant)!

roxymuzak, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

I guess that is just because Knoxville is awesome, though.

roxymuzak, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

dear j0hn d, the high noon saloon has a dressing room and sells pizza. greater metro madison has the #1 rated brewery in america, too

kamerad, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

CD-R I made for my young son a couple years ago:

1. Going To Georgia
2. The Mess Inside
3. Palmcorder Yajna
4. See America Right
5. Grendel's Mother
6. Going To Scotland
7. Sinaloon Milk Snake Song
8. No Children
9. Linda Blair Was Born Innocent
10. Love Love Love
11. Your Belgian Things
12. Pale Green Things
13. Peacocks
14. Orange Ball Of Love
15. Orange Ball Of Hate
16. Alpha In Tauris
17. Song For Tura Satana
18. Heights
19. Color in Your Cheeks
20. Source Decay
21. Moon And Sand
22. Mole
23. Tallahassee
24. Million
25. Dilaudid
26. Cotton

He loves this mix, plays it a lot, ad even played some of it to his guitar teacher who had never heard of the MGs, so we be spreading the word, etc.

Seriously, though, bless Darnielle for both his music and his passionate musings on music.

Lostandfound, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 06:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Hold on. Did this actually happen? Did someone just mention one of their favourite band's songs that they liked but couldn't find, and the artist actually remembered ALL the lyrics and chords and recorded a new version for everyone to hear? "

Something like that. Song from 94.

MRZBW, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 11:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

If you are a person who got to that YSI in time, would you mind re-YSIing it?

Madchen, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

yep, here it is - m4a though, that was the format it was in originally:

StanM, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 12:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Bad news for Mr. D. : the album leaked :-(

StanM, Saturday, 29 December 2007 20:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

That is bad. Is that the fault of the label?

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't know how it happened

StanM, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Great, great album - a little more produced than I expected, but typically great songwriting (probably even better than Get Lonely)

StanM, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha way to help j0hn out by keeping the leak a secret.

Lingbert, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

i am already selling chopped and screwed versions on the corner along with I Am Legend DVDs.

scott seward, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

people are talking on the official site's forum too, but ok


StanM, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

stan why do you want to bankrupt j0hn

Lingbert, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to (legally!) downloading Heretic Pride. I loved The Sunset Tree, especially Lion's Teeth. Such a powerful, sad song (e.g., "There's no good way to end this/Anyone can see/There's this great big you/And little old me."). eMusic just got a truckload of older MG discs, so I nabbed All Hail West Texas, which is v. good, too.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

(I totally missed Get Lonely, tho.)

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't know! Maybe I'm just evil :-(


StanM, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Agreed with Daniel about The Sunset Tree--one of my favorite albums of 2005! Get Lonely seemed a bit too stark (depressive?) for me at the time, though--so much so that I couldn't actually listen to it all that much. Can't wait to buy a copy of the new one! Go Johnny Go!!

Ioannis, Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

It sounds really awesome, nice to hear some prominent drumming in the mix.

I will totally pimp this on my radio show.

Simon H., Saturday, 29 December 2007 21:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

as I said upthread, four or five years ago:

I try to avoid talking about my own stuff on ilX0r

but regarding the leak 'n' all: I don't think talking about a leak really does me or anybody any harm. Leaks are part of the life of a release now; they're expected and anticipated. (A lot of people like to tell each other that "the labels" [always plural, very mysterious conglomerate known as The Labels] leak whole albums on purpose for buzz, but none of the indie labels I know do that; could be true in other genres/strata, I don't know.)

J0hn D., Sunday, 30 December 2007 00:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

however yes people who download & enjoy it but don't then follow through with a purchase = not "evil" (that's self-congratulatory), just kinda bein' dicks imo

J0hn D., Sunday, 30 December 2007 00:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

j0hn you have pretty far ranging tastes, e.g. metal + most everything else; have you, or have you considered, making music in a different idiom? (not that there's anything wrong with your current one--just wondering.)

if you say no due to instrumental dexterity i will not believe you.

mookieproof, Sunday, 30 December 2007 00:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah it's crossed my mind, world enough and time you know. just doing what I'm already doing takes up most of my time. I don't have any desire to make metal though - people ask me that a lot, but I prefer to be a fan. once you leave the fan role and become a participant it changes your relationship to the genre you're working in, and forever as far as I know. I would rather remain a metalhead in the pit or at least at the bar and leave the shredding to the people who are really good at it.

J0hn D., Sunday, 30 December 2007 00:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I still have a load of stuff to catch up with from 2007 so I can wait (probably) til February to pick this up with real life £££ (or possibly $$$).

We Shall All Be Healed I have probably listened to more than anything else I have ever owned and Linda Blair Was Born Innocent is quite possibly my favouritest song ever; The Sunset Tree I also gave a good outing to but not perhaps as much as I should have; I left my copy of Get Lonely in the US and haven't gotten round to buying another (gave it an aewsoem review tho) but fully intend to along with all the other bits that are missing.

I'm incredibly annoyed at myself for missing the show in London earlier this month - any possibility of another one this year or maybe a festival appearance or two?

'Surrounded' is great btw.

Upt0eleven, Sunday, 30 December 2007 01:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

A friend just asked which MG album to start with; I recommend ...Healed. It's my favorite, the first one I bought, thus very speical. Reminds me a bit of Joan Didion: an attempt to pin down a nameless dread that the narrator's seen but is still too spooked to delineate.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 30 December 2007 01:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

"an attempt to pin down a nameless dread that the narrator's seen but is still too spooked to delineate."

wow, john has seen my dad naked? i should get that one.

scott seward, Sunday, 30 December 2007 02:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

So a mountain goat goes up to another mountain goat and says "Who was that lady I saw you with last night?" And the other goat goes "That was no lady! That was my kid!"

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 30 December 2007 02:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

So J0hn once said that he wasn't "that J0hn D," and now I realize he must have meant he wasn't the rap journo.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 30 December 2007 04:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

May a disappointed fan inquire ofa certain someone as to whether the cancelled Northampton show will be rescheduled in the foreseeable future? Please?

Usual Channels, Sunday, 30 December 2007 04:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

From the forum:

Quick request from yrs truly, who again is actually kinda relieved about the leak - I'm very proud of this record and I think people who dig my stuff are gonna be pretty into it - if you're gonna d/l it as soon as you find it, would you kindly preorder it? like, at the same time as you're downloading it, instead of "maybe I'll buy it at a show or something"? it would be very rad if y'all who're gonna grab it and intend to buy it would do this. You would be doing me a real favor. Those of you who aren't gonna buy it anyway no matter what, nothing I can say is gonna make any difference anyhow, so this isn't about that. But the rest of you, may I remind you that them there pre-orders are right here?:

I just preordered the digital album for what seems like a very reasonable $8.

toby, Monday, 31 December 2007 00:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

The "Coming Soon" box says it will appear on eMusic on 02.19.08.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 31 December 2007 00:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

J0hn D., why is your book not about Chocolate Factory? I find this immensely disappointing.

The Reverend, Monday, 31 December 2007 00:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Played this earlier for first time, sounded good.

Is the sleeve supposed to have a black metal vibe to it or what?

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 3 January 2008 17:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Where do non-Americans register for that preorder?

StanM, Thursday, 3 January 2008 17:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'll be buying this the day it comes out, on CD; really looking forward to it, as I've enjoyed all the 4AD stuff and am dipping my toes into the earlier material as i come across it in the used shops.

& if John wanted to branch out into a different realm, he could always go Dashboard-style emo, and do pretty well imo. But I'd prefer that he didnt.

stephen, Friday, 4 January 2008 05:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think he should but perhaps under a different name. doodz are easily confused.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 4 January 2008 09:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Does anyone have an extra ticket to the Philly show?

St3ve Go1db3rg, Monday, 10 March 2008 01:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Digging the new record more with every listen.

And I now know what an Autoclave is.

Upt0eleven, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 15:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Still need to pick up Heretic Price, damnit...

stephen, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

(Heretic Pride, even)

stephen, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

going to catch the mountain goats on 12 april

'the sunset tree' has been tiding me over very nicely just recently. i should give the new one a close listen too.

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 13 March 2008 03:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Get well soon, Mr. D.

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StanM, Thursday, 20 March 2008 10:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

get well soon J0hn, you are rad.

t_g, Thursday, 20 March 2008 10:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Get well soon.

toby, Thursday, 20 March 2008 13:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

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