Saturday, June 16, 2007

Just Doing Our Job #2

As ohmygodimmike made clear in his first addition to Transmissions From Wintermute’s series Just Doing Our Job, there’s more to being a famous music blogger than tons of free sex and drugs. Underneath the decadent allure of meth-fueled late-night hot-tub trysts with indie rock idols and superstar bloggers, there is a great responsibility, a sacred promise if you will. And that is to post excellent smaller bands who are on the verge of blowing up, because, obviously, exposure in our tiny and insignificant corner of le blogosphere (to borrow a phrase from Tom Sutpen) will be the deciding factor in their now certain rise to massive international fame. And they don‘t even have to thank us...because we’re just doing our job.

Screamin’ Cyn Cyn and the Pons
are, with maybe one exception, my favorite band in the great city of Madison Wisconsin. I recently ran into their lead singer, Shane O’Neil, at a local roller rink, for the Mad Rollin’ Dolls championship roller derby bout. He was wearing suspenders (not dressed in drag as he often is on stage) and I was buying fried cheese sticks. No one knew that he was a famous rock star except me, and no one knew that I was a famous blogger, because I am not. But at the end of our conversation, he told me that we could post as many of his songs on our site as we wanted. So that’s what I’m going to do right now.

Here are three tracks off their newest release, Screamin Target Heart Rate and my all-time favorite 8th Grade, off their most excellent debut Babysit.

Slumber Party

Garbage Day

Jimmy & Darlene

8th Grade

The new album is great, buy it HERE from Crustacean Records. You can listen to more tracks here at their myspace.



Blogger Laz said...

Wow, I can't believe you talked to him, I totally wouldn't have been able to...because I think he so freakin cool. I'm vicariously and retroactively nervous right now.

June 17, 2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger radialrelish said...

Fame and blogging are now totally incompatible, but really all bloggers are famous, because we are obsessed with the discourse, and no discourse about today can ignore the blogger. Love ya' buddy! You are at least the boyz-2-men of the blog-world!

June 22, 2007 12:17 AM  
Blogger radialrelish said...

(I only say boyz-2-men because of their relevant popularity, whereas Grant miller would be more akin to Aerosmith and your favorite porn site to Pink Floyd (even though your favorite porn site has nothing to do with blogging).)

June 27, 2007 8:00 AM  
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Says who.

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