Everything Else

With the unofficial End of Summer now upon us all in the form of the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend, it’s no doubt time to get in as much outdoor grilling and beer drinking while the weather still permits, at least sans parka and toque.

Because our magnanimity here at Committed Indian HQ truly knows no bounds, we’re here to help you provide a soundtrack to your extended weekend.

Everything Else

Don’t have much today, so I’ll try and quickly sum up whatever went on today with the CBA and then get on to opening a thread for you guys.

I don’t think it’s all that odd that the players and owners didn’t do any face-time today. This isn’t two sided on opposite sides of the table and the mediator sitting at the head. They go back and forth between rooms. The fact that it sounds so bleak definitely drops your heart, but this process hasn’t played out really. The mediators will either wave the white flag or come up with some ideas for both sides, and we’ll just have to see where that goes.

It feels like the owners are going to try and run out the clock (which only has a couple weeks left) with this offer and push the players to the wall. Hopefully some moderate voices on either side gets heard, because at this point I don’t know what either side thinks they’re going to “win” now. Contract length would seem to be a non-issue if the variance in salary is controlled. I think it’s just a false term, really.

Anyway, on to more fun stuff to discuss. This week I’ve been pumping Wild Flag’s self-titled debut. If you don’t know, Wild Flag is essentially the remains of Sleater Kinney without Corin Tucker. Which is good, because every time I see Carrie Brownstein on Portlandia or as a guest star on the Simpsons last week, I think it’s funny but I’d rather just be listening to Sleater Kinney or Wild Flag anyway.

But to the point, the Wild Flag album is the balls. The last two tracks, Racehorse and Black Tiles, actually have some pretty intense instrumental interludes, which you wouldn’t see coming out of this punky background.

What are you spinning this week?

Everything Else

I haven’t done a good enough job of creating stuff where you guys can discuss at length in the comments. So I’m going to steal a page from Nucks Misconduct.com, which I’ve done before (we stole their map idea, which we’re going to bring to this new site at some point). I have a hard time finding new bands to listen to as well, so this is also to help me out as well. And I’ll try and come up with new, night-time discussion threads as we go along here too.

So, what’s on your Ipod these days? Well, everything is on the Ipod but what are you playing? It can be anything. Some new, hipster band where a girl with pink hair plays a theramin with a cat (thanks, Kyle Kinane) or you just rediscovered how awesome Beggars Banquet or Mezzanine are. I don’t care. Whatever it is.

I’ll start you off, it’s been a Velvet Underground day for me, both Loaded and Nico. I was inspired when re-watching High Fidelity last night and hearing “Oh Sweet Nothing.”

Now’s your turn. What’s tickling your ear drums currently?