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  1. Jen I did not find your band, but I did find this



    The only other band that I found that kind of fits by discription is Stop The Car. They have a facebook page, and the album is named Crash, but that is the only track you can not listen to. I'm guessing a rights issue. Looking on the net, I did not find any videos but they did have a site.


    As for myself, I have been listening to Fink.

    Thanks for that, JWeb!! When I saw the band name Mephisto Walz, I thought for sure it would be a match, because of the "goth"-like name... Oh, well! I always thought it was spelled "Waltz" too, but I guess not...


    Totally off that, here's some dream-pop for you - "We Are the Dreamers" by The Stargazer Lilies:

    Time to lie back and dream...





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    Whoa! OK, I just tested out if I could find a photo of Tom online, right click it, press "copy", then paste it in here - and it works! Geez, after how many years of being here, I've finally found out how to quickly add some pix to the Forum, instead of saving pix to a site like PhotoBucket and then uploading the pix here! :P



  3. Speaking of trippy, you all have to help me out now to identify an unknown band (at least to me) who does a super (well, I think so) cover of "White Rabbit" originally by Jefferson Airplane.


    I recorded the cover in the mid-1990s on college radio in NJ and I've been wondering ever since then who is singing the song! I uploaded the audio to YouTube with details in the description, including: "The vibe is trippy, drawn-out, gothic and psychedelic, but modern, with alluring, kinda menacing, sly, clear, sing-talking female vocals and a squelchy, sinuous undertow of synth notes, among other instruments."


    If any of you know who's singing, pleeease let me know. I've trawled through most of YouTube and other sites, listening to tons of "White Rabbit" covers and none of them match this one:






    Good gosh, this music thread is gettin' long... :lol:


    Anyway, it looks like The Cult is still going strong with the unmistakable vocals of Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy on guitar and some fast piano playing in there as well! From what I've read, a 10th album is planned for release in 2014.


    Did you know that Ian Astbury married Aimee Nash of The Black Ryder in 2012? I didn't know that til recently. http://loudwire.com/the-cult-singer-ian-astbury-weds-black-ryder-singer-bassist-aimee-nash/


    The Black Ryder is one of my fave newer bands. I probably already posted this, but here's their cool, slow, Western-vibe side:






  5. Here's the link to some news from Lawrence, over at my Thomas Jane 2 Yahoo Group:


    Punisher: Dirty Laundry to Screen - Dan Carrillo Levy's Arriaga-written "Zero Hour" and Thomas Jane's fan-directed "Punisher: Dirty Laundry" will screen at fest's Aug. 15 launch

    The ninth annual HollyShorts Film Festival will open on Aug. 15


    More info here:






  6. Hey CinPin -


    Here's a link to a detailed review of Pawn Shop Chronicles: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/pawn-shop-chronicles-trailer-southern-fried-insanity-with-a-crazy-cast.php


    I usually post stuff to my Thomas Jane 2 Yahoo Group 1st (or exclusively) and then post here, because I just don't have enough time to be posting stuff to 2 places all the time, unfortunately. I get whatever info/news/reviews I can from searching online for Tom -related goodness, and that in itself takes up some time.


    Yes, I saw Tom in one of those exclusive trailers for the movie. I really hoped he was in it more though! Must go watch that trailer again ASAP! :D


  7. Thanks for your reply, JWeber!


    Yeah, it's weird how this film gets under your skin, in your mind... I'm now interested in reading the original play by Tracy Letts to see what that's like and how or if the film changed anything from the play.


    I love how Matthew McC did not look or act like Matthew McC. I love how Dottie tells Joe "Your eyes hurt." because he does squint them painfully at times, which makes the viewer think that maybe Joe is conflict or there's some good in him or something - but he probably just got some dirt in his eye! :lol:


    Oh, and just offhand, there's another link between Killer Joe and Hick; references to Texas and Oklahoma...



  8. My newer, sorta-fave, modern rock/pop band is Gold Fields from Australia. I happened upon the album Black Sun in a record store (I liked the shiny silver 'n' black cover. Definitely hooky, infectious, "accessible" songs with sing-along choruses - and there's nothing wrong with that, right?


    My fave songs don't have official videos to them. Here are some audio links from YouTube. Turn it up and they *will* make you get up 'n' move around (unless you're an old fashioned, slow zombie):


    "Meet My Friends":


    The 80s-tinged (in a good way; wait for the cool chorus) "Closest I Could Get":





  9. HEY!


    Sorry so late on the response. My laptop has seen better days.


    I have to admit to some BIAS here. I am a QOTSA fanatic. I love everything they do. So I loved this instantly. There is a little stretching here and a whole lot of what we always love about QOTSA, Homme's off kilter vocal delivery, great Grohl drumming, Elton John, (honestly, I didnt notice), what can I say??? If you like anything they've ever done, you will like most of whats on here.

    I spun it non stop for two days. Put it down for a few days and now it's hip deep in my go to list on my ipod.


    My favorite disc is Lullabies to Paralyze. I know....I get shit for it from everyone, (NO Nick!!!!! It sucks!), But I find it just really flows beautifully as a listening experience, start to finish. I think the new disc does as well, much moreso than the last release.


    Stand out cuts on this disc (For me): there are three cuts that just run beautifully together: Vampyre of time and memory, If I had a tail (Everyones on this cut), and My God is the Sun.


    Just awesome.


    Ah, a QOTSA fanatic! Cool! I'm not quite up to that level, but QOTSA is one of my fave modern bands. I only found out about Josh Homme and company with the supposed "mass-appeal" album Songs For The Deaf and then I kept following the releases.


    I totally understand your point about a listening experience, and Lullabies to Paralyze, and well as the latest album, has that continuous sonic and concept flow. I haven't had enough time to fully listen to and appreciate Like Clockwork... yet.


    Yes, I'm enjoying "If I Had a Tail" too, and "My God is the Sun". I guess my main complaint is that I wish the disc rocked out a bit more. It's very subdued for a QOTSA album, and maybe the rock is dissipated because of all the guest artists on the album.


    My fave album is Songs For The Deaf, I think, but I haven't spent enough time listening to the band's 2 previous albums. I really like several cuts off Era Vulgaris too, but like you said, it's a choppier experience and doesn't flow from song to song.


    This is my most fave song by QOTSA (I think...): "First It Giveth": audio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmZ-W6Sbv0g


    Well, and I love the jauntiness and oddness of the song and video for "No One Knows":




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