March 10, 2009

I’m sorry baby, but you can’t stand in my light anymore


Oh, ouch. This new one from former Husker Du / Sugar frontman
Bob Mould slices like a papercut. A regretful, honest papercut diagonal across your heart.

I always find the broken ones, what does this say about me?

Im Sorry, Baby, But You Cant Stand In My Light Any More – Bob Mould

This song is now available digitally as a single, and is from the forthcoming Life And Times, due out April 7th on Anti- Records. There’s an interview here and a jealousy-inducing review of his recent Noise Pop show here.

Mar 11 R.E.M. Benefit Tribute at Carnegie Hall
Mar 29 Old Town School of Folk – Chicago, Illinois
Mar 30 Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 3 North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 5 Gravity Lounge – Charlottesville, Virginia
Apr 7 Birchmere – Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 8 Joe’s Pub – New York, New York
Apr 9 Joe’s Pub – New York, New York
Apr 18 Coachella – Indio, California

And PS – Since we’re on the topic of awesome things Bob Mould has done, which are legion, this is still my favorite of his songs (getting renewed play these last few years on my Love Is A Mix Tape mixtape):

Your Favorite Thing – Sugar

May 21, 2008

Husker Du thrashes San Francisco’s Mabuhay Gardens in 1981

In 1981, on a warm summer night when I was probably laying in my crib thinking about how I wanted to celebrate my 2nd birthday in a few weeks, Husker Du was just up the peninsula rocking the veritable old music venue in San Francisco’s North Beach at Mabuhay Gardens.

Nicknamed “Fab Mab,” the club hosted a number of important punk and new wave acts from 1976-1986, including the Dead Kennedys, The Avengers, Devo, Iggy Pop, Redd Kross, The Minutemen, Black Flag, The Ramones and Roky Erickson. This is a very early Husker Du show, when they were still relatively unknown. You can hear club promoter & booker Dirk Dirksen announcing the set: “Jello Biafra, while touring in the Northwest, ran across these people and asked me to book ‘em, so here they are, an addition to the program. Here’s . . . [sounds unsure of the pronunciation] Husker Du.”

And as the guy who made this available said, this is “one of the most intense live shows by ANY band you’ll ever find. I have no doubt in my mind that everyone who was there this night knew they were witnessing something very special. Any self-respecting punk fan needs to hear this one . . . Best played LOUD!” I agree.

July 24th or 25th, 1981
Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco
All Tensed Up

Don’t Try To Call
I’m Not Interested
Sore Eyes
Private Hell
Travel In The Opposite Car
Don’t Have A Life
Tired Of Doing Things Your Way
Sexual Economics
Do You Remember?
Let’s Go Die
Data Control


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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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