Jul 22, 2014 merritt commented on Jazz History You Need to Know Today: Lana Turner and Ava Gardner Were Just Two of the Ten Women Artie Shaw Married During His 94 Years on Earth.
I'm not an Artie Shaw expert by any stretch, but I've always loved "You're A Sweet Little Headache", with Helen Forrest.

Mar 19, 2014 merritt commented on The Jesus Lizard Got Retrospected: The Jesus Lizard Book.
Oh, and that video where Yow gets hit with the bottle during Seasick is fucking epic. Nice shot, dick!
Mar 19, 2014 merritt commented on The Jesus Lizard Got Retrospected: The Jesus Lizard Book.
My 15 year old son, who's in his own punk band now (Clank.), loves JL/SA/Rapeman and the whole Albini continuum. At one point a few years ago he asked if I'd ever seen them, and I replied "Yeah, 5 or 6 times. They were always amazing... So... This is going to sound weird out of context... but I once touched David Yow's junk."
Feb 4, 2014 merritt commented on "I'm Gonna Open Up Your Gate": Battle of the "Some Velvet Morning"s.
Thanks for the Firewater version. Hadn't heard that before.
Nov 26, 2013 merritt commented on What Is the Heaviest Music You've Ever Heard?.
Neurosis have always been my favorite heavy band too.
Oct 23, 2013 merritt commented on Godflesh's Neumos Date Rescheduled for April 17, 2014.

Just grab 'em in the biscuits.
Aug 6, 2013 merritt commented on You Guys, Khia Is Coming! (Yeah, THAT Khia! Singer of the One of the Best Dirty Songs in the History of Songs, "My Neck, My Back")!.
I like to think that you carefully transcribed those lyrics yourself.
Jul 15, 2013 merritt commented on I Seem to Have Sussed a Quality Goth CD.
I loved the Pain Teens!
Jun 4, 2013 merritt commented on Confusing Graffiti of the Day.
I spotted this puzzling graffiti the other day on Western, just under the Pike Place Market.