Monday, February 22, 2010
(notice the disdain on his face.)
Also today our UK "Seasons" EP is out on Meal Deal Records. Snag one here: www.mealdealrecords.com
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
My name is Daniel. I drum for Eternal Summers. Here's my first blog:
There is a theme.
In the Winter of now I find myself contempt to burry my minds eye into the words of a nice book. I'm reading nothing but books involving music as of now. Here's a few books i have read and reread this winter.
1. "Our Band Could Be Your Life" by Michael Azerrad
I have read this book more than a few times and consider it one of the most influential books i have ever read. It includes some of the best "punk" bands as well as some of the best "pop" bands, depending on your definitions. It's all sounds. Black Flag, Minutemen, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, DInosaur Jr. and a bunch more are included in this book; fun and easy to read.
2. "PLease Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk". by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain.
I borrowed this from my brother a long time ago lost it, then bought it again for my birthday. It's a pretty good book consisting of tons of interviews. It does get a little too gossipy at times but is still a nice and informative view of Punk Rock music. It's basically a ton of interviews taken from over a long period of time. It includes interviews from Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Cheetah Chrome, Patti Smith and tons more.
3. "Come As You Are" by Michael Azerrad.
I am totally in a 90's heavy, noise, punk rock phase. I grew up with this stuff but am seeing it differently in my upper 20's. They were a continuation of punk music.
Michael Azerrad wrote this by interviewing Nirvana over a long period of time. It was written before Kurt Cobain passed away. However, the second edition was published with an epilogue. There's not a hyper vibe on Cobain being a legend which is nice. It's basically a good band biography. There's lots of pictures too!
Next on my list of books:
Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound.
Black Postcards: A Rock and Roll Romance.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Secondly i made the best chili i have ever made in my life. It goes something like this:
2 lb ground beef
2 sweet red peppers diced
1 1/2 yellow onions diced
1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
1/2 jar of garlic spaghetti sauce
1 lb great northern beans
1 lb black, pinto, or what have you beans
4 cloves garlic minced
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp bbq sauce
6 tbsp jiffy corn muffin mix
1 chipotle pepper in adobo pureed
1 tsp of adobo
2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
salt to taste
brown beef in a big pot. add onions and peppers and sautee til soft. spoon of excess fat. add all other ingredients. simmer for 1-2 hours or until you are tired of watching it.
Monday, February 1, 2010
PS Eternal Summers EP is FINALLY coming out March 13th on Chimney Sweep Records. Hopefully we will have armfuls to sell on our way to Austin. YES!!!!!