July Thirst
by Dan
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okay, so it's not Carl's first day yet. in fact, it's me again. deal.

The Diskettes and The Port City Allstars made a split mix tape, and it's so marvelous, I want you all to experience some of it.

The Diskettes - "Do What You Need To Do" (preview)

The Diskettes made their side into one giant 15-minute track that is so much fun it gave me like three different sets of chills. I wanted to put the entire 15 minutes track up, but I couldn't in good conscience, so instead I clipped it to a 5-minute preview. It's a series of covers, blended perfectly with both self-referential and not, stock radio clips. But what's so wonderful about this stuff is that all of this stuff is so new: they're not covers people usually do (maybe the MASH theme) and they're not stock clips I've ever heard, everything is so fresh, so good. It's like a free breakfast that turns out to have more than just granola and yogurt. Above and beyond.

The Port City Allstarts - "I Dig Pop"

It sounds like this guy is playing the guitar with his mouth. Or the guitar is somehow in his mouth. And songs that use the alphabet like an easy chair are what AM radio is made of, and yet missing.


Posted by Dan at June 27, 2006 9:58 AM

yo dan, only about a minute of Diskettes-ness loads up for me. Such a small taste is drivin' me crazy. Is that the deal?

Posted by tim at June 27, 2006 11:25 AM

it should be 4:47. try again, maybe? it works for me..

Posted by dan at June 27, 2006 5:46 PM

I dig I Dig Pop...pop?

I think I just called you my dad.

Wish I could have told you in person. Sniff.

Posted by Gil at June 27, 2006 8:21 PM

Still givin' me a minute. Straange.

Posted by tim at June 27, 2006 8:53 PM

the sample of nadav at the beginning is so ballsy
he hates hearing his voice on records
and now he is on at least three!

Posted by noah at June 28, 2006 8:34 PM

...out of stock at ohnono, unavailable anywhere else...

Must...heaar...moooore....! (please? if not you then who?)

I dig the Port City Allstar(t)s, too

Posted by kev at June 30, 2006 11:47 PM

kev, email me.

Posted by dan at July 1, 2006 11:52 PM

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