May 2008

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  • 05.30.08
    Album Review: THE UTICA FLOWER COMPANY COZY HOME, REVIEWS | (5)
     The Utica Flower Company is not a florist. Its more a transatlantic, transcendental shipping company, hauling sunshine by the cubic ton from shore to shore. As a dare, I recommend reading their myspace page ( www.myspace.com/theuticaflowercompany), as the description is quite possibly the most accurate translation of how a record sounds textually.       The company was established only a year or so ago as a result of writers block.  The product stems from four different sources exchanging sound files and absolutely having their way with them.  Four gardeners, fourteen tracks, do the math.  This proto-60's psychedelia hook-fest is relentless in the ...
  • 05.29.08
    May 2008: Top Ten DAYDREAM GENERATION, MISCELLANEOUS | Comments Off
    When I was a kid the Top Ten had a bit of magic about it. When I was a teenager I still kept a corner of my eye on it in case one of the bands I loved managed to smash & grab their way in there. But for a long, long time I've not paid it any attention. So this morning I decided to try and recreate some of that magic on here. Every month thanks to the many mp3 search engines out there, the Singles and songs from previous DG compilations get thousands of hits/plays and I thought it ...
  • 05.23.08
    Feature: COZY HOME RECORDS COZY HOME, FEATURES | (3)
     Since the first ever Daydream Generation compilation was haphazardly shoved into existence in March 2007, the 3 questions I've been asked the most are: 1. Do you want to buy some Viagra? 2. Can we be on the next compilation? and 3. What is Cozy Home Records? The answers to 1 and 2 are quite simply "no" and "probably yes" (in that very specific order, before I start getting bombarded with performance spam and the song contributions all dry up). But the answer to question 3 is not so straightforward. Since I've been involved with the Cozy Home for the ...
  • 05.16.08
    Wow DAYDREAM GENERATION, UPDATES/NEWS | (1)
    ...it's been one of those months. Again. A blizzard of emails, a compilation in the making, old friends resurfacing, new friends vanishing in a fog of smoke, more plates a-spinning than ever before, some a-crashing on the floor...So to recap (and I write this as much for myself as I do for you just to try and figure out where the fuck we are):The last month has mostly been about getting songs together for next Daydream Generation compilation (DG5). I've sent a dozen or more bulletins and posted more blogs than I'd care to remember asking for bands to contribute. ...