Archive for December, 2010

December 31, 2010

Rearview Mirror – JD Short

Bass master, beast master.

Today’s musical year in review for 2010 comes to you from Postcard Elba regular contributor JD Short.  You know him from our regular irregularly occurring segment Scotch on the Rock, but those unhip to the blogosphere know him from his time in the rock and roll outfits Root (who existed before the internet apparently) and The Cardinal Number, as well as being a jack of all trades for Rickenbacker.  He currently records under the name BassDbler.

Check out JD’s top 12 albums for 2010 below.

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December 30, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Jeremy Brightbill

Gang sign for "wubba wubba."

This morning’s musical year in review comes to us from Jeremy Brightbill, guitarist of the late Tremendous Fucking and mastermind behind the long running Panic Strikes a Chord.  Despite all this rockitude, Jeremy is known for his love of hip-hop and his picks of 2010 reflect this in a big way.  Check it out before you wreck it out.  Or something.

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December 29, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Bob Renock

Because sometimes you spell pimp B.O.B.

Today’s musical year in review comes to you from Bob Renock – head of Higher Step Records, director of the recent Murder by Death DVD, and bourbon aficionado.  Check out his list of the top 20 albums of 2010, conveniently submitted with the album covers for our readers who can’t read.

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December 28, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Nick Cross

Apparently this week will be shirtless dude week. You're welcome.

Today’s year in musical review comes to you from Nick Cross – tour manager for White Rabbits, Asobi Seksu and Murder by Death and co-host of the podcast Nick & Mat’s Infinite Shitlist.  He has mastered the twin worlds of rock and roll AND the internet, so who better to tell you about rock and roll via our blog?  Probably a lot of people, but until they file a report won’t you enjoy Nick’s?

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December 27, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Aaron Distler

Sneak peek from the Postcard Elba swimsuit calendar.

Today’s year in review comes from Aaron Distler – drummer in Heypenny, who we talk about quite a bit on this site because they are our friends and they are good and we think you should be good friends with them too.  As you can tell from the above photo, Aaron is a saucy minx and his list reflects that as well.  Enjoy!

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December 24, 2010

Rearview Mirror: Patrick

Fine…you’re a funky giraffe then. Sheesh.

Bonus Christmas Eve post because you’ve all been so good this year.

Check out the music year in review from our buddy Patrick – lead singer of the late and great Tremendous Fucking.  He may not be screaming in your face these days, but he still loves the rock and roll and he loves his brother Rick.  Take a gander at the sweet mix CD he made for his number one brosef and for a brief moment pretend that you too are part of their Family O’ Rock.

The mix is heavy on local bands, and so as our Christmas gift to you we found a video for every local band included and inserted it into the post.  Everyone except Hard Candy Hearts, who are too handsome to be captured on film.  It was almost impossible to find videos of the specific songs Pat picked, but you will still get the idea.

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December 24, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Andy Goheen

Available for children's parties.

Today’s recappy recap of the year in music comes from Andy Goheen, known to the world as Sticky and the Bees, and to the greater Bloomington community as the booking agent for The Bishop.  Andy dropped some of his not inconsiderable music knowledge on us in the form of his favorite 12 albums of 2010.

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December 23, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Brian Winterman

Today’s look back on 2010 is from Throwing Starsguitarist and occasional vocalist Brian Winterman, and it is…well, it’s awesome.  I’ll just let the headline he sent in do the enticing.Brian Winterman’s Top 10 Music-Related Drunk Text Messages Sent to Jason Evans Groth in 2010

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December 22, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Heath Byers

Christmas colors. Horrifying, horrifying Christmas colors.

The flashbacks continue!  Today’s post is from Heath Byers – co-owner of independent record shop Landlocked Music, one half of soul-funk DJ duo The Mother Truckers and occasional member of the Early Day Miners traveling rock and roll show in some unspecified but undoubtedly crucial role.

You can read Heath’s picks on many things 2010 related at Landlocked’s site, but our favorite was his list of the best live performances he saw in 2010.  Mostly for the January one.

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December 21, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Kevin J Thornton

This Olive Garden used to be sooooo much better.

Our posts of rock and roll friends looking backwardly onto the music that shaped their past year or decade continues!  Today’s post peeking at the past features Kevin J Thornton – musician (most recently in Waves on Waves), stand-up comedian and creator of the one man show Sex, Dreams & Self Control.

Kevin gave us a list of his 20 favorite albums of the past decade.  Check ’em out below.

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