I have two orders of business:
(1) A brief statement regarding the state of the show/blog.
(2) A few links to extremely killer blogs that all of you should be visiting/supporting.
Item (1): The Neglect of the Blog
Obviously I have not kept up on posting new shows too well this year. Truth be told, a lot of this ties back into my 'real life' and with how busy I've been. Between balancing my job, my friends and family, and the actual week-to-week show, I've found myself not making the time to post like I should. Also, the simple fact that I'm so far behind for some reason has had a rather discouraging psychological effect wherein I can't quite figure out where to start. Add that to human laziness and a neglected blog is the result. I look to remedy this. After all, I shouldn't let my human cover-persona affect the mission of world domination.
The good news is that things look to be changing regarding the amount of free time during which I can dedicate to the site. I should know more by May, so there will definitely be an announcement about the future of the show/site at that time if not sooner.
All of that said, the comments, e-mails, and calls I receive really mean a lot to me. I'm glad there are others out there who enjoy the show and while I may be a bit slow to respond to e-mail, your comments mean a lot. Stay tuned for more info.
Item (2): Awesome Sites You May Dig
I'm constantly searching the blogosphere for like-minded bloggers. Much of the music featured on the show originates not just from digging through physical record bins, but from late nights spent 'virtual crate digging' through the various music blogs that are out there.
These last few months I've been particularly impressed with a few that I want to share with you all. These guys and gals are killing it.
Weirdward Ho! rules. Tabayo Yatukishi posts various albums and movies that I think will be right in-line with the taste of Deuce Project fans. Tabayo has posted a number of Deuce Project favorites (Pierre Henry's "Machine Danse" for instance) and has turned us on to some stuff we wouldn't know about otherwise (ex: some cool recordings of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Ingfried Hoffman's OST to "Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatuut"). On top of all that, there are usually youtube previews of the post content along with a plethora of cool flicks for your viewing pleasure. Good stuff and well worth your time.
Ahh, Sampoerna Quatrain's "The Sphinx". You may recognize Q's name from the comment section on this very blog. We apparently are mutual fans of each other with eerily similar taste.
Back in '09 I was searching doing some internet research trying to track down a better version of the 1967 "March Along With Marvel" song and ran across this killer fan compilation of superhero stuff entitled "Hey Mr. Superheroman!" I loved it and found that Q had a number of great themed compilations (ex: The "Mr. Spaceman" Series). Not only that, but Q posted a ton of cool memorabilia and art that I love [and in the case of the signed Jack Kirby stuff, am quite jealous of ;)] This blog is fantastic and I can't recommend it enough. The compilations are incredibly complete (I was shocked at the Godzilla post that there were tracks I hadn't heard of) and include some dope liner notes as well. Make with the clicky and leave nice comments.
Last but not least:
Karel Luxembourg runs Manzerock and Manzerock is gold. Every episode of Manzerock turns me on to music that I would never have heard if not for the efforts of Karel. Not only that, but Karel provides a good amount of information about the artists/tracks that enriches the whole listening experience.
My favorite, for reasons that will be obvious, series of shows that Karel has put out is the "Rocking Cosmonauts" series of posts. Rocking Cosmonauts celebrates April 12th which is a big day for both rock music and space exploration. Its big for rock music as it is the day that Bill Haley and the Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock" back in 1954. It is a big day for space exploration as April 12th 1961 marks the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's accomplishment of becoming the first human in space.
However, you shouldn't limit yourself to that series of posts. The whole blog is filled with treasures that are worth unearthing for your listening enjoyment.
I hope these links keep you all busy for a while.