Saturday, April 3, 2010


Another Community-Inspiring Guest Post this time from one of my truest buds, Benitals. We've traveled over a bunch of this world together, Hacky-sacking our way through Canada and Europe. In fact he pulls double duty as a model for the my clothing line, FTTees.

Matt and I go way back to our high school days when neither of us really knew what good music was. I had some Zeppelin records I spun on my parents' dusty ol' turntable, heard a lot of Rap, and I think I bought a Metallica CD at some point. By 2007 my taste had become more solidified with lots of Dylan and The Band (in any combination), The Who and a lot of R&B (the old kind). I don't think I could tell you where my Metallica CD went but along the way I acquired a more permanent edition to my record rack, Mark Knopfler and his Dire Straits.

A band with a repertoire as eclectic as EDAS itself, they really have something to offer anyone. From the tight, twangy numbers off their self titled album, to the epic masterpieces on Making Movies, the band's feel can change dramatically from song to song. The common thread between all of it is Knopfler's one-of-a-kind finger picked, silky smooth tone. The guitar almost speaks under his precise control. He is a master of the instrument, not to mention he's singing lead while he's tearing it up. This track, off the previously mentioned eponymous debut is one of my favorites. It's a warm, soothing contrast to a lot of the album and other recordings, and you can get a sense of how much fun it must be to play. The slide guitar and the solid groove really make it one of the best.

I have the unfortunate pleasure of driving to and from work every day. What I want to listen to never seems to actually be on my iPod. But whenever I hear the telltale plucking of Knopfler, I always stop searching. There's something about his awesomely deep voice that just makes me happy every time I hear it. I feel like he must have been in a band on stage one time and the singer didn't show, he got the short straw, killed the show, fired the singer and that was that. He's just got one of those "holy crap I can sing?!" voices that's rare in anything before '80 (Clapton and Danko come to mind), and almost impossible to find in contemporary music (I refrain from saying "nonexistent" out of humbleness to all the music I have no clue about, but I can't think of anyone). Anyway, the wail of the slide guitar really lets you hear the thirst and yearning that this dude has, missing that touch and feeling. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Get out there and get some of that Water of Love.

Song 120: Dire Straits - Water of Love

Friday, April 2, 2010

Radical Friday

I don't mean to Blaspheme here... But if today marks the anniversary of Jesus' Crucifixion... Why is it called "Good Friday." If you want to respond in the comments section, I will gladly trade you an explanation of why I can only eat this cracker all week...

Anyway, make it an Extra Good Friday, in fact... make it an Awesome, Radical, Tubular, Mondo Friday with a little help from my favorite touring Minstrels, The Black Crowes.

Song #119: The Black Crowes - Good Friday

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Best line (among several) in this song...

Now we're not insane, we're just pretending
least I think we are
All smug like that... Awesome. Spacehog really, really killed when when I saw them in January. Choice pics Copywritten and taken by Yours Truly below.

Royston howling

Above Pictures © Matt Katz 2010

Song #118: Spacehog - The Horror

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Actual Photo

Sorry, I have been severely under the weather for the past few days. I have barely been able to think straight. I'm on the mend now though.  

Song #118: Led Zeppelin - Sick Again

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010


Happy Passover from Every Day, Another Song and Also Jewish Robots.

Song #116: The Congos - At The Feast

Sunday, March 28, 2010


After a short hiatus I have returned. I would just like to thank James "The Beard" Beard for his awesome and eccentric takeover of this fine website, but I am BACK.

One of the overall dopest beats combined with some real street wisdom. We used to rock to this back in High School, we even used to make this drink called the Diddy Bopper (I think it might have just been a Screaming Orgasm but we weren't about to go ordering that).

Song 115: AZ - I'm Back