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I'm Jake. I'm from North Carolina, and I think the scene in Chapel Hill
in the early nineties was the best music scene ever, but I dig the local
scene here in SF right now quite a bit too. I'm not a professional writer,
if you don't believe me, just read one of my reviews. I love going to shows,
skateboarding, cute furry animals, chocolate milkshakes, my kitty named
Mouse, my fishies named Finny and Fatty, and my girlfriend most of all.
I don't love being unemployed or stepping in dog poop - be that literally
Here are my best albums for 2005
Here are my best albums for 2003
01. Ex-Models, 'Zoo Psychology'
02. Cass McCombs, 'A'
03. Granddaddy, 'Sumday'
04. Explosions in the Sky, 'Earth is not a Cold Dead Place'
05. Mono, 'One Step More and You Die'
06. Rogue Wave, 'Out of the Shadows'
07. Exploding Hearts, 'Guitar Romantic'
08. Surrounded, 'Safety in Numbers'
09. Outkast, 'Speakerboxx/the Love Below'
10. The Constatines, 'Shine a Light'
11. my morning jacket, it still moves
12. the shins, chutes too narrow
13. the planet the, physical angel
14. crooked fingers, red devil dawn
15. the appleseed cast, two conversations
16. the postal service, give up
17. pernice brothers, yours mine & ours
18. barzin, s/t
19. calla, televise
20. the wrens, the meadowlands
Best lives shows of 2003
01. ex models/dance disaster movement, 40th st warehouse
02. granddaddy/radar bros/built like Alaska, mainzer theatre
03. explosions in the sky, BotH
04. crooked fingers/azure ray, BotH
05. flaming lips/starlight mints, Warfield
06. james mercer/sam beam, BotH
07. mono, café du nord
08. the planet the/point line plane, the eagle
09. lambchop scoring murnau’s ‘sunrise’, castro theatre
10. aerogramme/delgados, bimbos
11. thermals/rogue wave, BotH
12. the whip/replicator/moggs, 40th st warehouse
13. superdrag. BotH
14. my morning jacket, slims
15. carissa’s wierd/earlimart, BotH
16. belle and Sebastian, greek theatre
17. calla/jim yoshi pile up, BotH
18. damien jurado, BotH
19. crooked fingers (eric solo), thee parkside
10. postal service/the jealous sound, BotH
Here are my best albums for 2002
01. Ugly Casanova, Sharpen Your Teeth
02. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
03. Bandway, Night Rocks
04. Flaming Lips, Yoshimi...
05. The Notwist, Neon Golden
06. Sigur Ros, ( )
07. Paul Westerberg, Stereo and Mono
08. DJ Shadow, The Private Press
09. Sonic Youth, Murray St.
10. Hella, Hold Your Horse Is
Spoon, Norfolk & Western, Sweep the Leg Johnny, Coldplay, Eric Bachman, Superdrag
The Mass, Hansi, Replicator, Hudson Bell
Best lives shows of 2002
01. Les Savy Fav, BotH
02. Devo, Civic Center Lawn
03. Crooked Fingers, BotH and GAMH
04. Mountain Goats, BotH
05. Unwound, Justice League
06. Sigur Ros, Warfield
07. Hot Snakes, Slim's
08. Hella/Ex-Models/Seconds, Kimo's
09. Dalek, Hemlock and BotH
10. Low, GAMH
Wilco, Spoon, Oops Tour, Superdrag, Flaming Lips
From Monument to Masses, Noiserock Picnic, Hansi, Vetiver, Built Like Alaska