2014/15 has been a great season thus far in Fischer Fantasy Sports Net (FFSN) Hockey with another strong season in the NDHL and the maiden voyage for the new ADHL minor league.
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1:05 The Hard Drive Blues Story
7:55 Raliegh Riff Raff Ikola Chalice Banner Award Ceremony
10:10 NDHL Updates
21:06 Business with Interleague Promotions / Demotions
32:04 ADHL Updates
43:45 Martian Monster Outro
Filed under ADHL, FFSN, NDHL
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Jason Molina passed away this week as a result of organ failure. Starting in 1996, he released music under the name Songs: Ohia, accompanied by a rotating cast of other musicians. Later, upon Molina’s 2003 release The Magnolia Electric Co., his band was billed as such. From lo-fi folk to scorching roots rock, Molina represented heartland blues music at it’s most genuine. Like finding a forgotten bottle of red wine after exhausting a fridge full of Molsons listening to early Mazzy Star, Neil Young & Eliot Smith., Molina left much to be desired.
Somewhere around 14 or 15 years ago, Four Toad Sally recorded what would stand as both their first and last effort, Dolled Up & Dressed Like A Tramp. Laid down in the living room of drummer David P Fischer and featuring 4 songs mostly written by Dave Ebel, the EP remains as the memories of their days as a formidable East Valley bar band fade with time. Since, the members of 4TS have gone on to play in other bands and have successful professional careers outside of music, tracks like Last and Look Out makes one wonder just how far off, or how little late they may have been from being every bit as relevant as acts that did quite well in the post grunge alternative era. Here, you may listen (click on song title) or download (right click on title + save as mp3) the EP as you wish.
Hit The Ground
Look Out (Dolled Up & Dressed Like a Tramp)
Band: Ball Slashers Date: 7.26.12 Venue: RT Quinlans Duluth, MN Recording: BR-600 Recording Quality: D- AUD Length: 31 Minutes. I was pretty boozy by the time the Ball Slashers took the stage at Quinlans last Thursday night. Minutes after they started packing up their gear, I, with mission like focus, b-lined straight for the exit and into the rig double parked outside & $20 worth of Taco Johns later I was passed out before 11:00 pm. The missing half hour or so of my journey (currently billed under a working title of Careful, Guy – going to the bar at noon and pretending sushi is actually substantive food = danger) is here for your listening pleasure.
It should be noted that this show took place on the same day that Satan, aka Jim Carlson and his Last Place on Earth was raided by a joint effort featuring the Duluth PD, DEA, FBI and IRS so Bath Salts has a particularly joyous significance to the night. Also when the opportunity for one lucky fan to climax via exercise ball mutilation arose – the ill equipt, sophomoric crowd shit the bed. During my previous Slashers experience, some awesome looking motherfucker emerged suddenly at the right moment to dismember someones mom’s yoga ball in the band’s ritualistic sacrifice, recklessly yielding a 14 inch bayou blade as bystanders muttered to themselves “Holy Shit! I’m pretty sure that isn’t legal to have in public”.
Toward the end of this gig, singer Jason Watt tossed the fully pumped stage prop my way. Though justifiably I feel I was only being cooperative in passing off the glory of deflation, first to this dude in the front row and next to a table of partygoers in the corner – I have the sinking feeling that kicking the two foot death ball at these people with the velocity of a 162 pound 6th grader with retard strength and a mental image of Reggie Jackson was a little over the top. Man, I didn’t spill drinks that got in the way – those drinks fucking exploded. Luckily, some girl heroically emerged with what was probably a nail file to subdue the madness and provide the band the synergistic momentum to finish their energetic set. Though I will take this opportunity to apologize to those affected – I blame my discourse that evening on high octane fun ass rock and roll mixed with a dirty rock club that chooses to carry 12 year old Scotch. If you see the Ball Slashers are playing any time in the near future, come check that shit out. Oh, and don’t forget to bring something sharp.
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This morning, Girls singer and chief song writer Christopher Owens announced he would be quitting the band. Though he plans to continue writing and recording music, he didn’t provide any concrete details on how he would continue.
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This is the studio live version taken from 2012’s iTunes Sessions.
Black River Killer by Blitzen Trapper
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Blitzen Trapper has opened for Wilco on a handful of dates on their current summer tour concluding with stops in Duluth (7/1) & Rochester (7/2). The Portland quintet started 12 years ago and has released 5 albums including 2011’s American Goldwing. Furr which delivered the featured track here, ‘Black River Killer’, is considered their best to date and was critically acclaimed as well, charting at #13 on Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2008. As far as alt-county is concerned, Blitzen Trapper does folk right. In ‘Black River Killer’, they do folk gangster.