Wednesday, August 30, 2006

We've been toppled

The king is dead. Long live the king. I'm just amazed we hung on for so long. Huge thanks to Steve F at Absolute Powerpop for his generosity. Not just for putting us at #1 for so long, but for considering us at all. The new sheriff in town deserves the ranking far more than we ever did, as do most of the other people on the list.

Thanks, Steve. You've done more for us than we've done for ourselves. Your place in the Supraluxe book of karma is assured.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

When I retire

All I'm going to do is sit on my deck and listen to Beethoven. And smoke a pipe. And garden. That's what the magic 8 ball says. Don't fuck with the magic 8 ball.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Trash Can Sinatras

If there's a cooler recent pop song than All the Dark Horses by The Trash Can Sinatras off the album Weightlifting (2004), I haven't heard it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Current Again

The Current played Flower again today (Hey to Steve S!). I haven't been listing every play on every podcast or radio station lately, but I thought I'd mention this one because we got played next to The Clientele, one of my favorite bands.



New Songs

We've got about 11 (or is it 12?) new songs that we've been working on at Rock Club for a while now. We're about 2 months or so away from going into the studio - we're building it now at an "undisclosed location" 8^) in the metro area. We're incorporating some remnants into it that were rescued from the old Guthrie Theater.

Monday, August 07, 2006


Great hypnotic track from Elbow - Any Day Now. Heard it on The Current yesterday, downloaded it from eMusic. It's one of those songs you can listen to over and over and over because it sets a mood that's just so addictive......

Friday, August 04, 2006

Secret Identity

The secret's out, we gig under the name Hurra Torpedo, our cover band alter ego. We videotaped a recent performance for your pleasure.