Jim’s Useless Ramblings

Red Wedding LOL

So much schadenfreude. Thank you @RedWeddingTears for curating this outburst of anguish and rage. My favorites are the people rage-quitting HBO, like this Mediaite writer, though people threatening violence to GRR Martin, David Benioff, DB White, or other random people associated with the show are a close second. There is an interesting subgenre of people…

We get no second chance in this life

RIP Jason Molina I don’t have the deep connection to you and your music that a lot of my friends do, but I liked what I heard of it. Especially the song Captain Badass. Chicago Reader AV Club Pitchfork Slate RVA  Billboard  Rolling Stone   

My favorite albums of 2012

So here we are, a year later, 2 weeks into 2013 and well past time for me to post my Top 20 albums of 2012. A note on process: I choose these albums using a highly unscientific semi-random pseudo-bubblesort method, taking into account my initial impressions, whether they grow or fade on me, how I’m…

Drinking Music for the weekend

Earlier this year I wrote a post on my other site, I Grok Grog, about good beer music and reposted it here. Well I’d always intended to do it up as a full podcast but those take effort and time, time that could be better spent actually drinking and listening to music. But some of the…

Good Beer Music

crossposted from I Grok Grog I like beer. I like music. But for some reason, when you put the two together, it often turns out badly. Let’s face it, there are a lot of jackass beer songs out there. From that beer song that everybody claims is by Weird Al when you know it totally…

I Yam What I Yam

I’m not a huge fan of Wilco. I mean, I don’t hate them, and I really like a lot of what they do. I’m on record though as saying that I’d trade all the Son Volt and Wilco albums in the world for more Uncle Tupelo. And nothing has really changed that. The other day…