Category Archives: Bad at Listening

Album Review: Kat Terran – Lion & Blue

Kat Terran – Lion & Blue (2002, Little Roar Records) I acquired this CD in Neenah, Wisconsin after playing with Southerly, and with Kat Terran’s band Snowdrift. Snowdrift — who are from Seattle — didn’t have much recorded at the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Man Man

Man Man – Self-titled EP (2004, Ace Fu Records) I got to see Philadelphia’s Man Man at New York’s Mercury Lounge in 2004.* Their set was a spectacle — everyone on stage was an excellent player, each attending to his own intricate … Continue reading

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Album Review: Southerly – Best Dressed and Expressionless

Southerly – Best Dressed and Expressionless (2004, Dead Letter Records) In that heady, fateful summer of 2004 of which I have now rambled on about several times, I ended up one July evening at a coffee house in Neenah, Wisconsin, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Car Scars – A.M. Gold

Car Scars – A.M. Gold (2005, Funkytonk Records) [Note: this review is part of the Bad at Listening series.] Car Scars is one of the many bands that Tim Leingang of Richmond, Washington has played in. Tim has been a central … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Lido Venice

The Lido Venice – Songs Written around the Campfire in the Belly of a Whale (EP – 2004 ECA Records) [Note: this review is part of the Bad at Listening series.] At that same previously-written-about Missoula show, the Lido Venice played … Continue reading

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Bad at Listening: Introduction

Good people are good: you give them a CD (or vinyl record, or download card, or a myspace link, carrier pigeon, whatever), and they listen to it almost instantly, and then tell you what they thought of it. Bad people … Continue reading

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Album Review: This Is a Process of a Still Life

This Is a Process of a Still Life – self-titled (Firefly Sessions, 2004) [Note: this review is part of the Bad at Listening series.] This is the first review of this series and I’m already breaking a rule, in that … Continue reading

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