What Are You Listening To This Week?

Don’t have much today, so I’ll try and quickly sum up whatever went on today with the CBA and then get on to opening a thread for you guys.

I don’t think it’s all that odd that the players and owners didn’t do any face-time today. This isn’t two sided on opposite sides of the table and the mediator sitting at the head. They go back and forth between rooms. The fact that it sounds so bleak definitely drops your heart, but this process hasn’t played out really. The mediators will either wave the white flag or come up with some ideas for both sides, and we’ll just have to see where that goes.

It feels like the owners are going to try and run out the clock (which only has a couple weeks left) with this offer and push the players to the wall. Hopefully some moderate voices on either side gets heard, because at this point I don’t know what either side thinks they’re going to “win” now. Contract length would seem to be a non-issue if the variance in salary is controlled. I think it’s just a false term, really.

Anyway, on to more fun stuff to discuss. This week I’ve been pumping Wild Flag’s self-titled debut. If you don’t know, Wild Flag is essentially the remains of Sleater Kinney without Corin Tucker. Which is good, because every time I see Carrie Brownstein on Portlandia or as a guest star on the Simpsons last week, I think it’s funny but I’d rather just be listening to Sleater Kinney or Wild Flag anyway.

But to the point, the Wild Flag album is the balls. The last two tracks, Racehorse and Black Tiles, actually have some pretty intense instrumental interludes, which you wouldn’t see coming out of this punky background.

What are you spinning this week?

  • mastodude30

    fucking Pig Destroyer!

    • mightymikeD

      always with the Pig Destroyer…

  • birdhead

    I typically start alternating the Mountain Goats with a whole bunch of embarrassing and semi-embarrassing Christmas music in December, and keep it going right through til the end of January. So that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m trying to get to grips with the newer Mountain Goats albums that I haven’t fully “got” yet.

    • birdhead

      although the Christmas music drops out after Epiphany, obviously.

  • So Did We

    Its been a Faith No More kinda week

  • BodomSlayer

    http://www.last.fm/user/BodomSlayer

    If you really want to dig in. Right now: Alter Bridge, Nachtmystium, Katatonia and Deathspell Omega (still). Agalloch also got a great kick today.

  • west_fulton

    chelsea wolfe – apokalypsis
    converge – all we love we leave behind
    code orange kids – love is love return to dust
    incubus – science

    anyone going to see neurosis on the 30th?

    • BodomSlayer

      I just started listening to them over the summer. Still trying to get into them…hat happens to me sometimes.

      • west_fulton

        slow-burn metal.
        the metro on the 30th will be a epic evening.

        • BodomSlayer

          Yea they are a decent band. Sometimes I have to distance myself from bands and come back to them if that makes sense. It was like that with Nachtmystium.

  • melvins_rule

    Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
    High on Fire – Blessed Black Wings
    Electric Wizard- Dopethrone
    Kylesa – Spiral Shadow

    • http://twitter.com/JimNakis Jim Nakis

      Kyuss owns, but I’m more of a ‘Welcome to Sky Valley’ guy. I could listen to Whitewater all day long.

  • dB

    Cheval Sombre

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewCieslak Andrew Cieslak

    Kowloon Walled City

  • 2883

    I just listened to some old school Tool : Lateralus.

  • Delta

    I’m starting my morning with Murder by Death followed by a shift over to jazz with a band amusingly named Garage a Trois.