Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Good ol Lloyd Cole, I was a solid fan of his and played him a lot in my college radio days in the 80’s. Good stuff however haven’t kept track of him since then.

    A secret band….hmmmm…..maybe Steve Wynn, he was the leader of the seminal 80’s band The Dream Syndicate but has put out many records as a solo artist since the 90’s. Really great rockin stuff with a lot of heart, a few hooks and plenty of raucous guitars. He is one of those rock lifers who puts out a record every year or so for 20 years and tours and tours without ever getting a ton of notice. He just keeps playing and working and creating without any fame.Report

    • Avatar Glyph says:

      I have Days of Wine & Roses, but nothing else.

      Me and a friend drove from Hoboken to the Hamptons to see Lloyd play at some bar there sometime in the mid-to-late 90’s. She got WASTED on gin and grabbed Lloyd’s ass after the show; I got pulled over for speeding on the way back to Hoboken, and had to take a field sobriety test (the car smelled like gin, because my friend did, which is why sober me was driving).

      Fun night, if a little nerve-wracking and expensive. He did a cover of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator”.

      This is maybe my fav song of his – Robert Quine on (lovely, lovely) guitar, Matthew Sweet (first place I heard him) on bass:


      • Avatar greginak says:

        Hoboken… were proboboly at Maxwell’s. That was the club that got the name acts there. Nice place.

        DWR is the essential Dream Synd album. Their live performances usually sizzle but their other albums are a bit uneven.Report

      • Avatar Glyph says:

        No, my friend lived in Hoboken, the bar (it was sort of a supper club or something?) where Cole played was in the Hamptons.

        Maxwell’s closed 🙁Report

      • Avatar Kazzy says:

        Maxwells recently closed. I saw the Cults there for my brother’s birthday.

        That is the extent of my hipness vis a vis music.Report

      • Avatar Glyph says:

        But I thought the Cult was before your time… 😉


      • Avatar Glyph says:

        Just kidding, I know you meant these guys:


      • Avatar greginak says:

        Yeah i heard Maxwell’s closed….thats a shame but its amazing clubs like that actually survive as long as they do.
        Kazzy probably means Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam. He is just that hip and with it.Report

      • Avatar Kazzy says:

        I don’t know who any of those people are. But I did see Sleigh Bells at the 9:30 Club in DC. I think someone wrote a post on them a while ago. And when I say “saw”, I mean, “I was piss drunk and kept sneaking off to the gay sports bar around the corner to watch playoff basketball.” I was wearing a seersucker coat and bow tie, as we were having a Kentucky Derby party earlier that day. This outfit was a questionable choice for both venues. But that is a story for another day.Report

      • Avatar Glyph says:

        Lemme get this straight – you were up close to Alexis Krauss, but kept sneaking around the corner to the gay sports bar?

        Dude, you are so totally gay.

        For sports, I mean.Report

      • Avatar Kazzy says:

        Here’s a funny story from that night:

        I had zero qualms going to a gay sports bar… or any sports bar… or any gay bar… so long as it had the game on. My friend’s roommate tagged along.
        I told him, “We’re going to a gay sports bar.”
        His response: “If anything happens… you’re my boyfriend.”
        My response: “I struggle to imagine what might happen that my being your boyfriend would solve.”
        His response: “Hey! I’m just saying!”

        I don’t think he had any idea what he was saying.Report

  2. Avatar NewDealer says:

    Thanks for sharing. Tis a pretty awesome secretReport