Play a Strawberry: RIP Donald Glen Vliet

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In proving that this blog is only useful for Titus Andronicus news and obituaries, tonight I am saddened by the passing of a true musical hero, mr. Donald Glen Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. Here's the first link in a great BBC documentary about the man.

"Play it like a bat being dragged out of oil and it's trying to survive, but it's dying from asphyxiation."

Quick Post

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I don't think this album is out yet but it might quite possibly be the greatest rock and roll album of the past few years, I've only listened to it once so far and it's gooooooooood. I'm not gonna post links anymore, y'all know how to search for downloads anyway.

I'm thinking of posting some stuff I recorded on here just to get it outta the way, its a few years old but whatever, bones of an EP. Have to see if it's still on my dad's old computer first.

Also go see Titus Andronicus in Whelans on the 27th of this month, if you don't you'll probably get touched inappropriately by a priest.

More Titus from London

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This just showed up on the youtubes, so here it is...

Hindsight is 20-20 and an asshole.

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Elliott Smith - Reading Festival 1998
I was at the festival the year this was recorded, more interested in the Warped Stage in those days though. I met him too, well was forced to go take a picture of him for a friend back home. Literally six months later I was obsessed with his self titled album and Either/Or and kicking myself. Since then there's been large periods of time where I haven't listened to anything else but those albums and his later ones. Probably my all time favourite songwriter.

Sorry for posting all the long videos, I've ignored google video for ages in favour of youtube, forgot that they had all these long posts on it.

In a Priest Driven Ambulance: Live '95

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Five years after it was released and with a new line up the Flaming Lips played all of my favourite album of theirs in Oklahoma

Titus Andronicus C.A.M.P. London

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First youtube video I've found:

The Meeting Point Between Genius and Retard (Or Where There's a Gilligan There's a Way)

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Dublins greatest ever band?

Check em out - here.
It only took them about 13 years to get something up on the internet.
Alan O'Gorman - Rich Gilligan - Peter Toole

The Limits of Memory

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What did I want to say?
Oh, I dunno.

I saw Titus Andronicus in London last week. It was amazing, even better than I thought it would be, even though I played it down a lot to the people I dragged along with me who had never heard of them before. Thanks to Leona for the tickets and place to stay.
Watch this and feel envy (accentuated by the green border):

Now go get this and rock the fuck out:

Knut - Wonder
Oh and I got into college. Doing Arts in UCD starting in September.

Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

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I AM SAD...



I never got to see Sparklehorse live, which I will now always regret, but I did get to see Mark Linkous play as part of the Evening with Daniel Johnston in Whelans. He was incredible and funny, trying to get the crowd to sing along with the impossibly high falsetto chorus of "Homecoming Queen". 300 hundred people with their voices cracking in a weird kind of harmony. For the encore of Daniel Johnstons set him and Mr. Linkous played a heartbreaking version of "True Love Will Find You In The End".

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

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NEW TITUS ANDRONICUS

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Woohoo!! Tights Androgynous!!!

I can't really express how much I love this band, they're just pretty perfect in everyway. I hope people buy their albums, I kinda feel bad for posting them here because they ain't a big band at all. So please buy their stuff or go see them or something.

RIP Doug Fieger

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"Schoolboy stuff, a sticky sweet romance." - Good Girls Don't, the Knack

"I'm warning you, I'll put a knife right in you"

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David Pajo - Scream with Me

Amazing acoustic covers of Misfits songs by one of the worlds greatest guitarists.