Posts Tagged ‘ Sub Pop ’

I Hate Me, part 687,991

We have a 2006 Honda Civic, the color is either Champagne Grey or Metallic Sad. It looks like most every other car that was made that year or the year after/before. So I wanted to differentiate it from the others. Mudhoney put out a record that year, Under a Billion Suns. Another in a long and continuing line of great records they’ve released. I ordered it online for a free bonus e.p. and I got a great sticker. The cover was designed by Jeff Kleinsmith and it seems like it was inspired by Richard Powers who was an amazing artist and did a lot of old sci-fi covers. The sticker was taken from Kleinsmiths art. I know I’m making more of this than I should but this was a perfect storm of coolness. New car + Mudhoney + Richard Powers + sticker = Goddamn! So I proudly put it on the Honda, marking it from all other Honda’s.
A few years later, Maggie my step daughter gave Carrie a sticker that had a Pomeranian on it and I “heart” MY. It was cute and it went up via magnet on the fridge with hundreds of other cute/sentimental things. A couple of months ago as I was walking back to the car in a parking lot I saw the Pomeranian sticker on the car. My heart sank, well the part that thinks I’m cool and have great taste sank. Of course I love my dog but I don’t need a sticker on my car announcing it, although the same could be said about the Mudhoney sticker.
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As it was pointed out to me, it looks like the Pomeranian is endorsing Civics

As it was pointed out to me, it looks like the Pomeranian is endorsing Civics

balance of power

balance of power

example of a Richard Powers book cover

example of a Richard Powers book cover

I Hate Me, 318,993

This one is pretty slight:
Being fifty one (Fifty Won-derful or Fifty One foot in the grave, depending on the day*), I have the worries of a normal person. Work, bills, family, the imminent destruction of  mankind by our own hand, The Mets, etc. but I also have problems that I thought I would have (read: should have) left in my childhood. Example, I got a great fEEDTIME sticker from Sub-Pop when I bought their box set. I was such a mutant that even though I work in a proper record store (suit and tie required) I ordered it directly from Sub-Pop, so I knew I would get it in case it sold out, because you know how great the interest would be in a box set for an old Australian band that 99.99 percent of the country never heard of (their loss). Anyhow, this sticker is great but I only got one and I still haven’t put it on anything. Do I put it on my car? I’m gonna eventually get rid of that car and then what. No sticker, that’s what. I have a binder that I have all my band’s lyrics in, there’s a lot of cool stickers on that but it’s kind getting beat up, do I put it on there and then when I need a new binder carefully cut out the fEEDTIME sticker and tape it to the new binder? I don’t know, it’s vexing. So there it sits in a shoebox next to my checkbook and couple of hard drives. Maybe somebody can affix it to my coffin.

*I don’t know if I used this puckish description of my age before, if so I apologize.
Sincerely, Creeping Senility 

it is a good looking sticker

it is a good looking sticker

fEEDTIME: Waterfront Records, Sydney 10/4/86, part 4

Man, I waited a long time to see fEEDTIME and I was finally lucky enough to see them at Maxwells last night. Well worth the wait and they were nice guys to boot. Here’s a few more from the tape of a show they did in 1986. Thanks again to Pat for letting me digitize it. If you’re a fan of fEEDTIME I’m sure you know about the amazing box set that Sub-Pop just released [to listen, click on song title]
Gun ’em Down
31 Nobody’s Fault but Mine
17 Mother
 

fEEDTIME : Waterfront Records,Sydney 10/4/86

I’ve blathered before about fEEDTIME; Australian, primitive, great.  Thanks a lot to Pat for a tape of fEEDTIME live from Waterfront Records in Sydney 10/4/86.  Here’s a couple of songs from it.  From what I hear,Sub Pop is supposed to release some sort of comp soon and S-S Records is supposed to put out a vinyl only rarities collection. Yahoo. (To listen to songs click on song title in blue)

18 Shovel

26 We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Around Red Bank

From the Sub-Pop: Where are They Now? files