Monday, January 28, 2013

Feelings and Shit

One more mix, I made this one a couple weeks back, but don't know what to do with it:

Side A:
Pygmy Lush - Big Black River
Fucked Up - Generations
Annihilation Time - Too High To Die
Cut The Shit - Gotta Get A Grip
Clikitat Ikatowi - Identity Crisis
The Fiction - A Strange Case Of Lemmy Caution
Embrace - Can't Forgive
Dinosaur Jr. - Plans
Flying Tigers - Reload
Husker Du - New Day Rising
Pavement - Price Yeah!
Pond -Wheel

Side B:
Pissed Jeans - Throbbing Organ
Ice Nine - One Would Think
In/Humanity - Me And My Shadow
Gospel - What Means Of Witchery
Floor - Kallisti
Sonic Youth - Expressway To Yr Skull
Pelican - Untitled
Slint - Don, Aman
Quickasnd - Can Opener
The (Drago Miette) - Giving Up The Ghost
Hit Me Back - Never Regret
Tom Waits - A Good Man Is Hard To Find


Another mix, this one a cd not a tape, it's for this girl, whatever, man:

Built To Spill - Made Up Dreams
Weezer - Getchoo
The Vicious - Walking Dead
Descendents - Good Good Things
Broken Water - Underground
Truly - Blue Flame Ford
Helms Alee - A Weirding Way
The Sonics - Psycho
Lush - Desire Lines
Electric Wizard - Dunwich
Fugazi - Bed For The Scraping
Rolling Stones - You Gotta Move
Angel Olsen - Free
Cat Power - Good Woman
Mogwai - Take Me Somewhere Nice

Saturday, January 26, 2013

J-Date's Mix Tape

Made a mix for a friend.
below I document said mixtape to look cool and stroke my own ego:

Side A:
Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave
pg. 99 - The List (*Filth Cover)
Stop It!! - Remove Your Teeth
Come - In/Out
Hot Snakes - Paperwork
Creedance Clearwater Revival - Midnight Special
Mountain - Mississippi Queen
Motorhead - Fast and Loose
Cursed - Hell Comes Home
Damnation AD - No More Dreams
Rep Seki - Cipher in the Snow

Side B:
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Threatener - Rat Hunter
Tusk - Tree of No Return
Isis - Constructing Towers
Quicksand - Dine Alone
Zero Boys - Civilization's Dying
Weezer - In The Garage
Shellac - Prayer to God
Cult of Luna - Unfold the Inside
Mannequin - Music is Dead
Mara'akate - Diet Usurp?
Air Conditioning - Bachelor Party

 - Phillip

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Super Bowl tips from a man with some deep rooted and heretofore unresolved anger issues

Hello reader, you may be in town for the Super Bowl and if so I say "Hello, welcome to our fair city. Enjoy your time and be responsible." Chances are, however, that you're not, and so really I'd like to say to such visitors "Fuck you. Go Home."

This post isn't really about that, but I know what all of these out-of-towners are going to do: Piss me off.

Suprisingly, this is not a difficult task. Most people piss me off on the regular. It's just that, having recently moved closer to the hellish epicenter of Broad Ripple (Butler U's party villa / casual sex zone for the unitiated), my ire towards human beings has increased.

There are lots of reasons to hate this 'district' and it's not just the Cabbies (which, while I'm at it, fuck you guys, too).

See, here it is: Crosswalks. Fucking Crosswalks, man. They put these shits in the road for a reason. For people on foot to cross the street. I consider myself a nice guy (though this post may suggest otherwise), if you're on the strip and you cross at the crosswalk like a civilized human being, I will stop for you. I will come to a halt and allow you to pass before me. Honestly. No bullshit.

But you don't want to do that, do you drunk idiot? Nope, you want to cross wherever the hell you want. Which is fine, I guess, but I'm not going to stop. You can flip me off, you can give me the 'I'm walking here' expression and arm flail thing, but I do not fucking care.

"But Phillip, man, the pedestrian has the right away!" Yeah, they do, you're right. Except you're forgetting one key detail, they have the right of way AT THE FUCKING CROSSWALK. At the god damned designated areas to cross the road pedestrians do, in fact, have the right of way. Sometimes in life you're going to have to walk out of the way a little to get your slice of pizza or back alley handjob or whatever, but it's a minor inconvenience at best.

So when you're in Broad Ripple attempting to drink away the realities of your meager existence, please, for the love of me not getting carted off to jail for vehicular manslaughter, be patient and don't use the streets as your personal fucking playpen.

Thank you - Phillip

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

From the Shelf, pt. 1: Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World (2005)

From the Shelf is a new series here at Mounting Frustrations. The object is to pick records that might be collecting a little extra dust on my record shelf, give them a spin, and then record my thoughts and reflections. A lot of these records will be obscure, and probably a little rough around the edges, but worth a listen for the open minded music listener.

Kicking off the festivities: the first and only full length from Brooklyn, NY quartet Gospel.

The Moon is a Dead World is some sort of triumph in the oft-maligned genre of screamo, while also drawing aspects from dreamy post-rockers, drugged out psychadelia and prog-rock. Gospel deploy atmospheric, angular guitar driven jam outs that bend and twist their way to emotional heights, only to see the beauty fade back and expose the dark, ugly spirit that is the true driving force of the music (and possibly drugs). The inclusion of keyboards, while uncommon among peers, brings depth to the music in a way that doesn't feel kitschy, and I wonder how much the final output would suffer were it to be taken away. Now, some listeners will never be able to appreciate vocalists who shout and holler over music, but when what's happening underneath is this good it shouldn't matter.

No upload for this, sorry, but here are some YouTube videos, for your consumption:

hmm... so..

okay, hey, hi!

so, I've been without internet and have neglected this thing. I'll try to get some content coming out, be patient...

what's up with Republicans though, right?

Is their plan to turn the US into India? I mean, it might put an end to shipping jobs overseas, but maybe a better solution is to come down harder on the wealthy 10% of Americans (who, btw, also control 75% of our nations wealth).. making life more difficult for the American Worker seems counter-intuitive.

I'm no politician though, so whatever, did anyone see the Oscars? Man, was James Franco stoned the whole time, or what?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Top Sixty-Six Albums of 2009: #20 - 1

Hey there loyal, devoted followers (by which I mean myself.. hey, man!), it's me again, with more of this list I should've completed a while ago. I don't want to sound like I'm making excuses - I am - but, my PC has been acting up lately, so I've been unable to complete this list. I've decided to dump the reviews portion and just rank the Top 20. I hope you care enough to like, read it, and stuff. Thanks!

Russian Circles - Geneva
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - Dracula Boots
Part Chimp - Thriller
DOOM - Born Like This
Them Crooked Vultures - s/t
The Vandelles - Del Black Aloha
The record that started this all for me. I heard Del Black Aloha last summer and it completely blew my world wide open. I hadn't cared one iota about searching for new music until this fucker popped into the scenario. Surf and Garage riffs smothered in Noise and polished off with Shoegaze aesthetics. Do yourself a favor and get into these dudes now.
The Warlocks - The Mirror Explodes
The Dead Weather - Horehound
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans

Mars Volta - Octahedron

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Antlers - Hospice

Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid

Heartless Bastards - The Mountain

Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx II

Mastodon - Crack the Skye

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Dinosaur Jr - Farm