Thursday, January 28, 2010

Record Scores - Frostbitten Fingertips Edition

A Tribe Called Quest - Rare & Unreleased Instrumentals 2xLp (White Label)
Ducktails - Landscapes Lp (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Chicago Underground Duo - Boca Negra Lp (Thrill Jockey)
Small Black / Washed Out - Split 7" (Lovepump United)
Tape & Bill Wells - Fugue Lp (Immune)
Freddie Hubbard - Sing Me A Song Of Songmy Lp (Atlantic)
Andres II Part 2 Lp (Mahogani)
Stanley Clarke - Journey To Love Lp (Nemperor)
Oliver Nelson - Taking Care Of Business Lp (Prestige)
James Pants - Seven Seals Lp (Stones Throw)
Dam Funk - Toeachizown 5xLp Boxset (Stones Throw)
Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday 7" (Captured Tracks)
Veronica Falls - Love In A Graveyard 7" (Captured Tracks)
Hanoi Janes - Across The Sea 7" (Captured Tracks)
Andre Gurov - Are You Listening 7" (Electro Caramel)
Love Cry Want - S/T 2xLp (Weird Forest)
Inca Ore - Brute Nature Vs. Wild Magic Lp (Weird Forest)
Cosmetics - Soft Skin 7" (Captured Tracks)
Chin Chin - We Don't Wanna Be Prisoners 7" (Mississippi)
President Shorty & Keith Hudson - Barbican Heights 7" (Pressure Sounds)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Record Scores - Muscle Memory Edition

Reggie Dokes - Spectacle Of Dopeness 12" (We Play House)
V/A - Soul Treats 2xLp (Strictly Breaks)
Electric Tickle Machine - Blew It Again Lp (Make It Happen Foundation)
Yellow Fever - S/T Lp (Wild World)
Kria Brekkan - Uterus Water 7" (Paw Tracks)
Andres - Out In The Open 12" (Moods N Grooves)
Brian Harden - Instinctive State Of... Remixes 12" (Moods N Grooves)
Skooby Lapowski - The Timpani Waves 12" (Oratai)
Kano - I'm Ready 12" (Emergency)
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Carnival '75 Lp (Dynamic Sounds)
Girls - Laura 7" (True Panther Sound)
Woods - To Clean 7" (Half Machine)
Auch - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 2xLp (Force Inc.)
Miriam Makeba - All About Miriam Lp (Mercury)
Blue Mitchell - Out Of The Blue Lp (Riverside)
Max Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble Lp (Mercury)
The Young Holt Trio - Wack Wack Lp (Brunswick)
Earl Klugh - Finger Paintings Lp (Blue Note)
Ahmad Jamal - Tranquility Lp (ABC)
Medication - Don't Die 7" (Hozac)
Medication - This Town Lp (Hozac)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ocular Optometrical: Best Films Of 2009

The Movies I've Seen From 2009 (78 total):
(500) Days Of Summer / Adventureland / Antichrist / Anvil: The Story Of Anvil / Avatar / Away We Go / Big Fan / Brothers Bloom / Bruno / Caprica / Coraline / Crank: High Voltage / Deadline / Dead Snow / The Devil's Tomb / District 9 / Drag Me To Hell / An Education / Extract / Fanboys / Fantastic Mr. Fox / The Fourth Kind / Friday The 13th / Funny People / Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder / Gigantic / GI Joe: Resolute / GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra / The Girlfriend Experience / Grace / The Hangover / Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince / Haunting In connecticut / House Of The Devil / Hump Day / The Hurt Locker / I Love You Man / Inglorious Basterds / In the Loop / Knowing / Land Of The Lost / Last House On The Left / The Limits Of Control / Men Who Stare At Goats / Monsters Vs. Aliens / Moon / The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh / Next Day Air / Night At The Museum 2 / Notorious / Observe And Report / The Orphan / Paper Heart / Paranormal Activity / A Perfect Getaway / Public Enemies / The Road / Saw VI / A Serious Man / Sin Nombre / Star Trek / Taken / The Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3 / Terminator: Salvation / Thirst / Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen / Trick 'R Treat / Tyson / The Uninvited / Up / Up In The Air / Watchmen / Where The Wild Things Are / World's Best Dad / X-Men Origins: Wolverine / Year One / Young Victoria / Zombieland

Top 5 Worst Movies of 2009:
5. Paper Heart
4. Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen
3. The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh
2. Next Day Air
1. Year One

Kind of an odd year in that there weren't a lot of movies that i hated, and there weren't a lot of movies that really wowed me. Even my top 10 films are full of weaknesses, and it was usually some bit of emotional pay off that really sold them on me. Here's to hoping that 2010 is a stronger year.

The Ranking:
25. World's Best Dad
24. The Orphan
23. Crank: High Voltage
22. Coraline
21. The Girlfriend Experience
20. (500) Days Of Summer
19. Zombieland
18. The Limits Of Control
17. Star Trek
16. District 9
15. Inglorious Basterds
14. GI Joe: Resolute
13. In The Loop
12. Up
11. Sin Nombre
10. Where The Wild Things Are
9. Antichrist
8. Drag Me To Hell
7. The Hurt Locker
6. Hump Day
5. An Education
4. A Serious Man
3. Tyson
2. Thirst
1. Moon

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Record Scores - Dolphins As Pets Edition

Harangue - S/T 12" (Enamel)
Sun Ra - I Am Strange 7" (Norton)
Little Girls - Concepts Lp (Paper Bag)
The Gary Burton Quartet - Duster Lp (RCA)
The John Klemmer Quartets - Involvement Lp (Cadet)
Shirley Scott - Satin Doll Lp (Prestige)
The Ice Man's Band - Introducing... Lp (Mercury)
Groove Holmes - Night Glider Lp (Groove Merchant)
The Horace Silver Quintet - The Cape Verdean Blues Lp (Blue Note)
Peaking Lights - Imaginary Falcons Lp (Night-People)
Brother Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin' Lp (Blue Note)
City Center - Cops Don't Care 7" (M'Lady's)
Rot Shit - Dead I 7" (Columbus Discount)
Cha Cha Shaw - Kingdom Come Lp (Kindred Spirits)
Vermillion Sands - Miss My Gun 12" (Sacred Bones)
Tribe - Rebirth 2xLp (Planet E)
The West Coast pop Art Experimental Band - A Child's Guide To Good & Evil Lp (Reprise)