Valentine Ween

A Very Ween Valentines

Valentine Ween

Ween made their triumphant return after not performing together for over four years and Denver is lucky enough to have had three days worth of reunion shows this Valentines Weekend.

The first night consisted of a whopping 33 songs (Dean promised 94 songs, no repeats, over he weekend). The night also offered a live début of “How High Can You Fly?” You can listen to Friday’s show below.

The second night Ween played a six song acoustic block (tracks 13-18). They also live debuted the songs “Kim Smoltz” and “Transitions”. The band also made a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister with a rocking cover of Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades.” Listen to Ween’s Saturday show here:

The final show was a great Valentines Day surprise as well. The set was a total of 31 songs bringing the weekend to an astonishing grand total to 93 songs! Valentines night was made up of a live début of “Israel” and another six-song acoustic set (tracks 14-19). The weekend was topped off with a five song double encore.

Here are some stats from the three-night reunion weekend:
God Ween Satan (1990): 14 songs
Chocolate & Cheese (1994): 13 songs
The Pod (1991): 11 songs
White Pepper (2000): 10 songs
Pure Guava (1992): 8 songs
The Mollusk (1997): 8 songs
B-sides/others: 7 songs
Quebec (2003): 6 songs
Shinola, Vol. 1 (2005): 6 songs
La Cucaracha (2007): 5 songs
12 Golden Country Greats (1996): 4 songs
Covers: 1 song (Motorhead)

The Boognish is Back!

Bister Mungle

“On our intermission break either go out to the entryway for cookies or stay and sit and watch Mister Bungle.”

This historic video must be the first known recording of a Mr. Bungle show. Mike Patton (acting like a young punk and actually playing the guitar), Trey Spruance, and Trevor Roy Dunn play at the Eureka High School Talent Show circa 1984. Although sound is not quite refined, you can see the band had already enjoyed mixing various genres together and were beginning to have a stage presence.

Highlights include a cover of the Monkees, a partial cover of Motley Crue’s “Shout At The Devil”, and lots of bad skateboarding.

via brainphreak

2013 Wavegraph

2013: My Year In Music

I have been scrobbling my listening habits to last.fm for almost seven years now. Below I have listed the bands that I listened to most during 2013. Two of the bands in my top ten this year were also on last years list.

  1. Ratatat
  2. Ween
  3. Songs: Ohia
  4. Against Me!
  5. Make Up
  6. Built To Spill
  7. Kanye West
  8. 10 Ft. Ganja Plant (6th last year)
  9. Beastie Boys (4th last year)
  10. Cloud Cult

Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year.
2013 Wavegraph

Additionally, here is a list of my most listened to songs of 2013:

  1. Ratatat – Wildcat
  2. Ratatat – Tacobel Canon
  3. Ratatat – Tropicana
  4. Brassy – Who Stole the Show
  5. Ratatat – Swisha
  6. African Bush Doctor – Not for Sale
  7. Ratatat – Nostrand
  8. Cat Power – Good Woman
  9. Ratatat – Loud Pipes
  10. Junior Toots – This is Fire

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen this year included:
Dinosaur Jr.
Vampire Weekend
Of Monsters And Men

You can also see similar lists put together for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.

2011: My Year In Music

According to last.fm these are the bands that I listened to most during 2011. Five bands in my top ten this year were also on last years list.

1. Ween (2nd last year)
2. Toots And The Maytals
3. The Beatles
4. 10 Foot Ganja Plant
5. Modest Mouse (4th last year)
6. The Weakerthans
7. Descendents (1st last year)
8. Against Me! (6th last year)
9. The Cure (5th last year)
10. Cloud Cult

Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year.
2011 Wave Graph

Additionally, here is a list of my most listened to songs of 2011:

1. Professor Longhair – Big Chief
2. The Beach Boys – Sloop John B
3. The Beatles – In My Life
4. Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
5. Jane’s Addiction – Summertime Rolls
6. Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line
7. Elvis Presley – Burning Love
8. The Police – Bring On The Night
9. Porno for Pyros – Kimberly Austin
10. Modest Mouse – Never Ending Math Equation

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen this year include:
New Pornographers
The Itchy-O Marching Band

Last.fm is the service I use to track my listening habits. I’m always trying to discover new music so please go ahead and friend me over at last.fm.

2010: My Year In Music

According to last.fm these are the bands that I listened to most during 2010. Four bands in my top ten this year were also on last years list.

1. Descendents
2. Ween (2nd last year)
3. Beastie Boys
4. Modest Mouse (6th last year)
5. The Cure
6. Against Me! (4th last year)
7. Sleater-Kinney
8. Led Zeppelin
9. Mates Of State (9th last year)
10. Sodastream
Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year. And it sure is purty.
Music Wave

Below is a list of my most listened to songs of 2009

1. America – Sister Golden Hair
2. Band of Horses – The Funeral
3. Beastie Boys – The Rat Cage
4. Saturday Looks Good to Me – The Girl’s Distracted
5. Descendents – Hope
6. The Magic Numbers – Forever Lost
7. Modest Mouse – Never Ending Math Equation
8. Sleater-Kinney – Good Things
9. Sodastream – Able Hands
10. Rainer Maria – Tinfoil

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen this year include:
Tons of School Of Rock shows
Slayer/Megadeth

Coachella Porn

Photographer Thomas Brodahl says of the set of photos taken at Coachella back in 2007:

While waiting for Red Hot Chili Peppers to come on stage. I was standing in the photo pit shooting the crowd. Everyone was so sweaty and naked. Looked like a big orgy. Albeit not a very pleasurable one 🙂

While this set was taken way back in 2007, I’m still a little surprised that people care this hard about the Chili Peppers. Anywaste, it’s a great view of the inside (the band) looking out (at the audience).
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2009: My Year In Music

According to last.fm these are the bands that I listened to most during 2009. There was only one band that was also on last years list: Ween.

    1. Bishop Allen
    2. Ween (1st last year)
    3. Bright Eyes
    4. Against Me!
    5. The Apples In Stereo
    6. Modest Mouse
    7. Air
    8. The Weakerthans
    9. Mates Of State
    10. Pinback

Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year. And it sure is purty.

Below is a list of my most listened to songs of 2009

    1. Bishop Allen – Little Black Ache full track
    2. Bishop Allen – St. Ivan’s Day School full track
    3. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    3. Beastie Boys – Country Mike’s Theme
    4. Bishop Allen – The Rabbit full track
    5. Bishop Allen – Things Are What You Make of Them
    6. The Apples in Stereo – About Your Fame full track
    7. Bishop Allen – Busted Heart full track
    8. The Mountain Goats – No Children
    9. Sia – Breathe Me
    10. The Apples in Stereo – The Silvery Light of a Dream full track

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen this year include:
Tool / Widespread Panic
Jojo’s Mardi Gras Band
Bishop Allen

Last.fm is the service I use to track my listening habits. I’m always trying to discover new music so please go ahead and friend me over at last.fm.

2008: The Year In Music

According to last.fm these are the bands that I listened to most during 2008. There are a few bands that were also on last years list, namely Ween and Modest Mouse, however both have slid down in there positioning.

    1. Ween (4th last year)
    2. The Beatles (9th last year)
    3. Nirvana
    4. Pixies
    5. Peter Tosh
    6. Gomez
    7. Built To Spill
    8. Neutral Milk Hotel
    9. Pennywise
    10. The Raconteurs

Below is a wave graph of the top 75 artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year. And it sure is purty.
2008 Wave Graph

And these are the songs I listened to most:

    1. The Raconteurs – Together
    2. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    3. The Raconteurs – Intimate Secretary
    4. Ween – She’s Your Baby
    5. Peter Tosh – Get Up, Stand Up
    6. Nirvana – About A Girl (Home Recording)
    7. The Raconteurs – Yellow Sun
    8. Pixies – Alec Eiffel
    9. Built To Spill – Goin’ Against Your Mind
    10. The Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold

As far as live music goes, here are my 2008 top four:
1. Ween
2. Bishop Allen / The Republic Tigers / Electric Owls
3. Widespread Panic
4. The Police / Elvis Costello And The Impostors

Last.fm is the service I use to track my listening habits. I’m always trying to discover new music so please go ahead and friend me over at last.fm.

And if you are really bored you can check out my Twones account which tracks all of my music listening on Hypemachine, MySpace, Youtube, and Favtape.