1. Sunday, August 26, 2012

    my summer jam: the grates “secret rituals” 

    when sass was sent to australia she asked what she could bring back for me.
    which is very sweet.
    so i said two aussie wives please.
    one who made money like nicole kidman
    and one who made music like patience of the grates
    so sass brought me back the import only “Secret Rituals” cd.

    something happens to me with music.
    i’ll get something and 9 times outta 10 i’ll listen to it a few times the first week
    and i’ll forget about it and at best maybe play one of the songs a couple of times that year
    but that 10th time out of 10 i will dust it off and i will be addicted to it
    and wonder, why didnt i hear all of that beauty the first week?

    that happened to me with Nevermind, Pinkerton, and Time Out of Mind
    yawned the first dozen spins. put it in the trunk. many moons later popped it in
    and Whoa.

    dont get me wrong. im not saying this is one of the classic records of all time
    because this same phenomenon happened to me for Avril’s “Girlfriend” and LMFAO’s “Sorry for Party Rocking”
    every day i would listen to those albums several times a day.
    but this one i listen to the entire thing over and over and over

    im losing my mind and “Secret Rituals” seems to be the only cure.

    which is weird because this isnt even the Grates’ best record.
    but i cant stop playing it. i love every video. i love every tone.
    and for someone who gets bored with EVERYTHING within minutes i am so not bored with this

    more ranting and videos after the jump

    maybe its because it’s about change. change we can believe in.
    this is the first Grates record without their longtime drummer Alana Skyring
    who everyone loved.
    thus you get songs like “Change” and “Moving On”

    thankfully the new lineup didn’t damage some of the reckless abandon of the past
    which is why “Young Pricks” is such a welcome track

    would you like a free download of “Borrowed Skin”? a tune if you slowed down would have been a good Pixies tune?

    ok then, hi!

    how about a little baby acoustical version of Sweet Dreams?

    pleae come back to America

    in the meantime i’ll have to make due listening to
    Your Welcome, a podcast where Patience and her friend Mel gives advice
    and The Minutes, another podcast where the two ladies talk about food, fights, and one eyed cats
    that theme song is also my ring tone.