June 21, 2010


Monkee crashed my hard drive to the floor the other day with it went half my musics, and according to the technical people it cannot be recovered for less and a grand. Dude, for a grand I could buy a nice yurt for us to live in--a grand is not a price I feel comfortable paying for a digital music anything, even if I did have that kind of money. So, I just said eff it since I went through the indexed songs list and realized there are maybe 20 things on there that if I never ever could re-locate or re-buy, I would be genuinely bummed, one of which was this killer comp of Australian post-punk 78-82 with the best Apartments song on it. That comp is like $8 to d/l the whole thing and it's just perfectly rad, not as menacing as you would assume from the combo of Australian and Punk in the title, much closer to giddy New Zealand stuff. Anyhow, lets all re-buy it, again, for the first time.

Also, on the short list of crucials: The nine-disc history of women in punk that dude from MRR did, Maxine Brown's "Oh No, Not My Baby", Crusaders "Street Life", Misfits "Where Eagles Dare", those two shape note singing tracks w/o names, Ellen Allien Berlinette, Bobby Caldwell "Open Your Eyes", Lil' Wayne "Prostitute Flange" and Aja, Joni's Hissing of Summer Lawns, first two X albums, Dangerhouse vol. 1, a couple Fugazi songs, Kind of Blue and the Bitches Brew outtakes boxset... thats the bulk of what I think of when I think of music I will need to hear and have for my whole life--and thats, like, $81 if I buy it all new. (I think the only thing I may have truly lost never to be recovered is something labeled "marching band funk" that was a white label 12" from 1999 that I put on every mix I made for anyone from about 1999-2004--if perhaps you have a mix I made you and it rings a bell and is a Miami bass style drum line track--do holler.)

Also, going through my entire iTunes list I discovered, somehow, along the way, that I have acquired and apparently burned Walter Becker's (of the Dan) 1994 solo album 11 Tracks of Whack and am a loss to explain how it that happened.

Posted by jessica hopper at June 21, 2010 10:56 PM | TrackBack