as i mentioned, i’ve lost my usb flash drive, giving me the opportunity to re-do all of the graphing and number crunching which i’ve was required to do preceeding my departmental seminar (which A.was quite alot, and B.went quite well). so here i am at 5 am working away. it’s so nice to walk to campus and get to see the drunks and over-worked students, just finished pulling all-nighters, all stumbling home together. i still say, a dawn just isn’t a dawn unless you’re matching wits against a large mouth bass!
Both are landmark albums in their own right; one, smooth jazz that would proliferate for the next 20-30 years, the other, one of the defining albums of the SoCal hardcore scene of the early eighties, which gave rise to alot of the top groups of the 90’s and today (red hot chili peppers, as an example, evolved from the california hardcore, funk, and hip-hop scenes of the early eighties).
On a related hardcore note, i just saw the trailer for the new doc, American Hardcore and i must say, it looks interesting. Seems like it’s going to focus on some pretty fantastic work (if you like your music quick, dirty, and out-spoken) and appears to be focused on the the california (circle jerks, dead kennedy’s, black flag), washington (bad brains, minor threat), and nyc (misfits, beastie boys ,cro-mags) scenes, with an additional nod to north-of-the-border D.O.A. (which may be one of Canada’s most influential band ever). Reviews seem pretty good, although there’s criticism for a lack of perspective into the relavence of this music to today’s popular music.