late summer late 20s. demo ditch 05 mixtape

I’ll be 30 at the end of this month. Onward. Here is a mixtape I made reppin
some of what I’ve been jamming in this transitional phase of life.
Heavily influenced by Used Kids staff and Columbus, OH. Also shows I’ve
been to or played. Random stuff I’ve stumbled on. I made it at the
tail-end of Summer, hence the title. The record player I used to make it
was pretty tired. You may notice. You may not. Enjoy. DEMO DITCH 05

A

I’M BEING GOOD – Town is Weird

WEED – Heal

APPLES IN STEREO – Mystery

BILL FOX – Let’s Be Buried Together

NUDGE SQUIDFISH – Goodbye Princess / They Call Me Mike Rep

MEAT PUPPETS – Climbing

BORIS w/ MICHIO KURIHARA – Narrador Da Espaconave

ERIN TOBEY – Come Pick Me Up

BOMBINO – Adounia

GIBSON BROS – Dedicated Fool

DWIGHT YOAKAM – Smoke Along the Track

KAREN DALTON – Reason to Believe

CONNECTIONS – 1980 Called

SONIA SPENCE – For Your Love

GENTLEMEN JESSE – Butterfingers

B

THE SPECIALS – Nite Klub

NINA SIMONE – Rich Girl (Hall&Oates)

GREEN DAY – Burnout

JANE AIRE & THE BELVEDERES – I’m an Actress

CATE LE BON – No God

TOMMY JAY – Memories

DOUBTING THOMAS CRUISE CONTROL – N.D.A

DWIGHT TWILLEY BAND – Looking For the Magic

ANGEL OLSEN – You Are Song

MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT – Coffee Blues

THE SCHRAMMS – It’s Not What She Wants

BOB DYLAN – True Love Tends to Forget

BERT JANSCH – Where Did My Life Go

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BLUE FRICTION II

Blue Friction started as me, alone, and the songs that live on tapes in an old birthday bag under the desk in my room. Then Leslie joined me and together we drank magic potion and songs were thrown forth. Here is our tape. Already, rituals not to be named are practiced rigorously as we strip mine the earth for new songs.

If you’d like an actual tape, simply paypal $4 to buddywillardjr at gmail dot com and mention that you want the tape.

OR http://bluefriction.bandcamp.com/album/ii 

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ryan j’s top 10s of 2013

Top Ten Shows of 2013
10. 9/13/13 New Legga-C Showband @ Hot Times Festival (Parsons Ave. stage), Columbus OH
9. 12/13/13 Splashin’ Safari, Life Mess, Total Request Dead, Deep Santa @ Legion of Doom, Columbus OH
8. 7/20/13 Sewn Leather @ Skylab, Columbus OH
7. 6/9/13 Colour Me Wednesday @ The Blueberry, Norwich UK
6. 3/26/13 IJI, Wormy Earth, In Glove With Bach @ ILLIO, Columbus OH
5. 6/15/13 ONSIND @ Plan-it-X Fest London
4. 5/10/13 Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch @ Carabar, Columbus OH
3. 9/22/13 Angel Olsen (w/ full band), Pillars and Tongues @ Double Happiness
2. 3/24/13 BAD SIDE @ Cat Science Necro Mansion, Columbus OH
1. 5/5/13 Josephine Foster @ Double Happiness, Columbus OH——–

Albums I Listened to Most in 2013
10. Bored Games 10″ –  Bored Games (Milwaukee, WI)
9. All Dogs 7″ – All Dogs (Columbus, OH)
8. Dead Moon – Strange Pray Tell
7. Nina Simone – Silk & Soul
6. Vacation – Candy Waves (Cincinnati, OH)
5. Tin Armor – Tin Armor (Columbus, OH)
4.  Mount Eerie – 11 Old Songs
3. Angel Olsen – Half Way Home (Chicago IL)
2. Elephant Micah – Globe Rush Progressions (Bloomington IN)
1. Ramones – End of the Century
h a p p y n e w y e a r
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DEMO DITCH SUMMER MIX 2013

I was asked by Mikey, proprietor of the Russian Blog This Is Pop , to make a mix tape full of Summer vibes. I went for it on the third night of August. I wrote a little bit about that hot and fickle season as well. No shirt, no shoes, new Columbus Clippers hat from an old lady at a garage sale, some headphones. I call it DEMO DITCH SUMMER MIX 2013. Download it or stream it HERE for free.

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SUMMAPhoto by Kristina Markey

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Summer heat, parties with DEET!

After the Vacation record release / Potty Mouth show in Cincinnati, I was doing the best thing you could do on a seventy degree summer night; listening to music on a porch, windows and drinks open, cutting the rug every now and again in a crowded living room. I was taken back to tapes blasting in my best friend’s Taurus circa early 00’s. The Donnas. Self titled! So much R’n’R attitude. So much not giving a fuck about trying to fuck. Thanks to Bridget from Tweens for picking this album to kick up the night. Seeing that Nikki Corvette is name dropped in ‘Gimme My Radio,’ she was subsequently introduced into my aural sphere, a fitting progression of what to play next that eventually led to twerking. Doesn’t it always?

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MISSION

I heard a band called Forever from Portland cover Mission of Burma in a Columbus basement a few years ago. I meant to listen to them soon after. It finally happened yesterday. This one hit me right.

They play at Ace Of Cups on Sept. 13th.

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JOHNNY THUNDERS…

may be the only person who can make loneliness swagger.

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