Don't know if this is intentional or not, but if you have any interest in mojave desert lo-fi glam rock sex-drenched boogiewoogie music, this is a deal you can't pass up!
I just found the brand new Eagles of Death Metal album "Heart On" at Amazon Downloads for only $3.99. Is this a mistake? The files are fairly hi-res (variable bit rate ranging 238 > 287 kbps) and more importantly, the music rocks like nobody's business. In a guilty pleasure, rev up your El Camino kind of way. The production here is more varied than prior 2 records (less raw) and even has -- don't want to call it a ballad -- let's just call it a mellow tune.
Unfortunately, I didn't have the energy to make it down to see my pal Matt's (aka Stinkbait, aka by co-conspirator in Holeworld) band open up for the Dandy Warhols at the Warfield on Saturday night, smack in the middle of Hardly Strictly weekend. A near miss. And then Datnoff (another friend from Hood River) passed through town the following week, but another near miss.
Today's congressional vote against George Bush's bailout plan for bankers was perhaps the most glorious thing to happen in grass roots politics since the 60's. Especially after the sudden crammage of the Patriot Act and that duct tape-induced madness leading up to the Iraq War, I was expecting dogs and ponies.
But instead, they in fact LISTENED to us!
Well I know the pigmen are persistent, so they'll be back with another plan soon.