Jacuzzi Boys/Woven Bones
"The Countess"/"Grown Crazy" split
Here's another quality split from South Florida's super-infectious Jacuzzi Boys and Orlando's Woven Bones. More edgy, surreal guitars propel this 45 into the ne'er-do-well regions of the mind with solid results. Is it a coincidence that I've been singing Jacuzzi Boys' praises of late? Nah! I thought their shtick wouldn't last, but as usual, I am proven wrong. This is pure rock 'n' roll devoid of the bullshit that has always permeated top 40 radio and album-oriented rock. The time to rejoice is now, and in these trying financial times, this is actually gonna make you feel good. Two solid numbers that are easy on your wallet and your immortal soul. Get yours, baby; get yours!
Closing Time DVD
Tony Kapel is a local musician, artist, filmmaker, and scribe who's taken it upon himself to trace how connected the local art scene is to the local music scene. With gathered footage years in the making, he pretty much tackles all the heavy hitters of South Florida art, past and present. Expect Jesse Jackson, Machete, Rachel Goodrich, and Ravelstein discussed on a par with the TM Sisters, Manny Prieres, Aiden Dillard, and the better-looking bulk of the Boyz of Bazel. This documentary plays no favorites and portrays everyone in his or her full local glory. It's enjoyable for those who know and an excellent entry point for those who don't.
So the needle hasn't hit the lead groove yet and I already know this guy needs to be medicated. It's a fact. Here we have a seven-inch single made the way they're supposed to be built. There's a fold-out poster, a 1.5-inch button, a home-silk-screened patch, a sticker, and a clear wax record that stems from the fringes of rock 'n' roll psychosis. Good fun! This is the dude twanging guitar with the Electric Bunnies nowadays, and this solo piece is replete with echoes and programmed beats that pretty much say "Baker Act me in a good way," baby. I expect a lot from this young man. Sheeeeeeeee-it! Two hot songs!
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