Thursday, October 18, 2007
There is very little information on the internet about this band. They are called West of Wakefield and have one CD, the five song ep "Connecting the Dots." I believe they were from Michigan and released this CD around 2001. Here is the first song.
I came across this as a DJ at WGSU in 2001. It has a real autumnal feel, with a song about winter. It's got a real midwestern pop-emo vibe, heavily influenced by The Get Up Kids and The Anniversary. The recording is clear, and I consider it so good it must only be listened to once in a year. Yes, pop punk worth savoring.
One of the members of this band went on to a band called Flashing Red Airplane, who are really good too.
Photo: Mamma Mias Pizza Geneseo NY Winter 2002.
Monday, October 08, 2007
I traded my Raleigh Fixed Gear to my roommate Greg and I bought this, a 2003 Trek 1000. It was a 24 speed when I got it but I decided to go without a front derailleur, making it a 8 speed. It has aero-spoked wheels and an aluminium and is really stiff but nice for my commute. It's super light and fits me good. It is my first road bike and I like it.