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  1. Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  2. Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    a few things ive learned over the last few months 

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    the irish county of leitrim has about 32,000 people in it, and yeats loved it there

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    some women, when sizing up men, will look at their fingernails to see if they are trimmed.

    untrimmed nails, can cause cuts and therefore uti’s

    so make sure yr nails are trimmed gentlemen

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    some people are excellent conversationalists even upon first real meeting

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    some people think somethings wrong if a little pretty white girl

    runs to a black man’s arms

  3. Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    10 best quotes from todays Paul Westerberg interview 

    1. Misdirection is my path. How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him lost? I’m there, baby.

    2. I write this stuff, it comes out, I have a nervous breakdown, and then a year later, I don’t know how I did it.

    3. Q. At this point, what do you like about writing a song on piano, rather than guitar? A. The piano makes a better ashtray than the guitar.

    4. Q. So [the new covers project,] it’ll be released as a Replacements record? A. Yeah, I reckon it would be suitable to use the R word, seeing as it would probably garner a little more coin than if it was just the Tom and Paul Experience.

    5. Q. People describe you as a recluse. Do you feel like one? A. Like a wreck-loose? No, I don’t.

    6 I have a hard time living in the world. I’m a musician. When I’m around guys like me, I feel perfectly fine. When I’m around people who ask, “When are you gonna play again?” I feel uncomfortable.

    7. Q. Are you immune to large offers of money for a Replacements tour? A. No, I’m not. I’ve had offers to play with them, or without them, that are becoming stupidly ridiculous, to the point where someone thinks I’m playing hard to get. And it’s not like I’m wealthy. I’m getting by.

    8. I guess I spent as much time trying to be un-famous as I did trying to be famous. I’d hate to start it all up again. And be crap at it! I’m probably just a gardener who’s sick of the dirt.

    9. I’ve changed my clothes eight times already today, so there’s OCD to deal with.

    10. When I stopped breaking guitars, that was my downfall. I’ve got 25 of these damn things laying around the house, and nothing ever gets done. I need someone to steal all of them except one. You wanna break in to my house? Just leave the brown one.

    read the whole thing here and pray for slim and then paypal him some bread

  4. Saturday, July 7, 2012

    i want it in writing, i owe you nothing 

    twenty five years ago to-day the last great Replacements album came out.

    “Pleased To Meet Me” opened with ripping guitar and a smack of a snare drum from “I.O.U.”

    begging to “get me out of this stinkin fresh air”

    while defiantly advised the listener to never do what your told.

    the album had minor hits with “Alex Chilton” (which appears on a Rock Band 2 game)

    “Skyway” is so gorgeous.

    The most notorious song was “The Ledge”

    when it was banned by MTV because of its suicidal lyrics

    but I guess no one in NYC actually read how the big single of the album

    “Can’t Hardly Wait” ends

    heres the demo version, first recorded for the “Tim” album where you can hear the lyrics better

    (Westerberg)
    I’ll be there in an hour
    It’d take half a month there on foot
    Watering hole, scummy water tower
    Said I’ll avoid if I could

    I’ll be sad in heaven
    You won’t follow me there

    Jesus rides beside me
    And never buys any smokes
    Hurry up, hurry up, I’ve got enough of this stuff
    Ashtray floors, dirty clothes, filthy jokes

    Lights that flash in the evening
    I guess we’ll follow them there

    I’ll be sad in heaven
    If I don’t find a hole in the gate
    Climb on to the top of this scummy water tower screamin’
    I can’t hardly wait
    I can’t wait…

    ’til it’s over

    Pleased to Meet Me and Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation were easily the main stepping stones for grunge which would come just a few years later.

  5. Saturday, June 2, 2012
     

    deer tick covers the replacements in edmonton 

    cant hardly wait was a song the replacements kept in their back pocket for years only playing it live after westerberg wrote it during let it be.

    because you only heard it on bootlegs or in concert, one was never sure if the line was

    “Jesus rides a Harley, he never works, or sweats”

    or “Jesus writes beside me, he never barfs or smokes.”

    thus it was a revelation when Jim Dickinson finally got them to put it on wax in nashville during the Pleased to Meet Me sessions

    and mellow it out which sorta shocking – because live they rocked it out at almost twice the tempo.

    but it did allow fans to hear that westerberg was saying

    “Jesus rides beside me, he never buys any smokes.”

    rhode island’s deer tick kicked ass with this cover.

     
  6. Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  7. Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    yes its true that im olde 

    i dont hump eight times a day, and when i do its slow and beautiful not manic and violent.

    my neighbors dont complain any longer about noise or the mess cuz there isnt any.

    the girls dont parade in and out, the randoms dont know where i live, the beer cans are no longer available for recycling outside my front porch.

    i like warm oats in the mornings and long spa treatments in the eve.

    im no longer reckless or trying to prove any points. i know where im perfect. i know they wont get it. i know what i need to know, and what i know is complete.

    i know who are the liars the fakers the phonies and the sellouts.

    and i know who are true at heart.

    i have heard the most beautiful music there ever was.

    ive seen the nakedest chicks

    and ive tasted from the fountains of youth.

    my cup hath runneth over in so many ways in so many areas that in order to deal with it, i often dumb myself down through tedium and alcohol. and then i watch television.

    yes, im olde.

    im so old i remember when there wasnt anything on tv.

    i remember when there wasnt anything on the radio either.

    we watched static on tv and we listened to morse code on the radio.

    kids today have no imaginations. i blame hdtv.

    in the old days, girls didnt just find your blog and send you nudes to your gmail, no you had to go out and club em and pull em back to your trailer by their hair.

    one thing about those days though

    there was something happening in music, especially in los angeles, that was amazing.

    and strangely it was also happening, in a slightly different way in the twin cities of minneapolis – st.paul.

    at the same time that prince was ruling the pop charts, other minnesota bands were laying down the foundations of what would a decade later be called grunge.

    soul asylum, husker du, the jayhawks, and the mekons, would all have a home on the local twin/tone record label, but it was the Replacements that mattered the most.

    verbungle today leads us to the now-defunct twin/tone webpage which provides us with a glimpse at the best band in america, as rolling stone magazine called them, way back when.

    the replacements rocked that night at the famous First Ave., which most of you know from Prince’s film “Purple Rain.”

    the mats that night were young, serious, as tight as theyd ever get, and decidedly sober. the year was 1981. ashley wasnt even born yet.

    on bass you had tommy stinson who is currently axl rose’s bass player,

    chris mars on drums

    the dearly departed bob stinson on lead guitar

    and the mighty paul westerberg on vox

    and gibson sg.

    im so old i remember rock music.

    with simple lyrics for simple people.

    “i hate music, its got too many notes”

    im so old im being asked to adjurn to the hot tub.

    ta.

    the replacements live, 1981, quicktime required + metafilter + scarlett johanssen being felt up on E!

  8. Saturday, August 17, 2002

    The Replacements 

    Tim

    Sire Records

    “Swingin’ Party”

    Bring your own lampshade, somewhere there’s a party

    Here it’s never endin’, can’t remember when it started

    Pass around the lampshade, there’ll be plenty enough room in jail

    If bein’ wrong’s a crime, I’m serving forever

    If bein’ strong’s your kind, then I need help here with this feather

    If bein’ afraid is a crime, we hang side by side

    At the swingin’ party down the line

    At the swingin’ party down the line

    Pound the prairie pavement, losin’ proposition

    Quittin’ school and goin’ to work and never goin’ fishin’

    Water all around, never learned how to swim now

    If bein’ wrong’s a crime, I’m serving forever

    If bein’ strong’s your kind, then I need help here with this feather

    If bein’ afraid is a crime, we hang side by side

    At the swingin’ party down the line

    At the swingin’ party down the line

    Bring your own lampshade, somewhere there’s a party

    Here it’s never endin’, can’t remember when it started

    Pass around the lampshade, there’ll be plenty enough room in jail

    If bein’ wrong’s a crime, I’m serving forever

    If bein’ strong is what you want, then I need help here with this feather

    If bein’ afraid is a crime, we hang side by side

    At the swingin’ party down the line