Weekly Biking Playlist (2008/08/22)

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had an amusing article [$] regarding the conflict in San Francisco between bicyclists and everyone else. And to be honest, some of the folks in SF are a bit militant in regards to their bikes (and other things too!). But at the end of the day, much of the bad attitude is about just trying to stay alive. Some bicyclists are pretty aggressive but on the flipside, many drivers are pretty careless and if a bike does something stupid, it’s a matter of inconvenience. If a car driver makes a mistake, you’re talking injury/death.

Me, I just try to find the path least traveled, get some outdoors time & stay in shape — saving the environment can be someone else’s job! So below is my trying-to-stay-alive biking playlist from this week:

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The Hospitals – Hairdryer Peace

I know I mentioned this album a few weeks ago but this album is an instant classic. I am so apesh-t over this album that I went and got the LP in addition to my digital copy. Definitely 21st century psych-noise-killer rock music of the highest order. This is probably one of my favorite albums of all time and it’s only be out a few months. That’s how strongly I feel about it. Disclaimer: not for the light-hearted — adventurous types only. Check out their myspace page with some samples. You can order the vinyl LP (the underground likes to do it old-school) direct from the band.

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Mayyors – 7″ Release Party Live @ Funcastle, Sacramento CA 08/08/2008 + Marines Dot Com 7″

Mayyors are simply the best band in Sacramento right now. The Funcastle show was actually the release of their 2nd 7″, Megan’s LOLz, which I picked up but haven’t popped on the turntable yet. The 1st 7″, Marines Dot Com, is crazy good, with heavy riffage on the A-side and a nice space-out rave-up on the B-side. I need to find a way to rip it onto my iPod. Awesome stuff but don’t take my word for it — check out this cool clip from the Forest City Rockers Motorcycle Club and see/hear for yourself:

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Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings

Dan Deacon is a cool cat from Baltimore and this album is filled with catchy, uplifting, organic-sounding electronic pop songs. If you haven’t noticed, I’m lousy with descriptions (writing about music, dancing about architecture, yadda yadda). Luckily, in the 21st century, music critics are increasingly becoming obsolete because you can listen for yourself. Great stuff.

See you next week and until then, be careful out there.

One Response to “Weekly Biking Playlist (2008/08/22)”

  1. Amateur. Says:

    Amateur….

    Amateur….

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