September 14, 2008

Unprofessional Noise Never Sounded So Good

Regular readers of this blog (yes, all three of you) know that this summer I engaged in a spastic fit of shameless revisionism, stretching it out over three months and eleven egomaniacally self-analytical posts concerning my decade-plus of writing. Well, what you may not know is that I did the same thing in 2007, but with audio samples, for a series on my band blog called Audio Archives. I put up lots of Mojo Wire and Honey White streaming audio and blathered on about it to my heart's content. It went a little something like this:

01: It Crawled from the Vault 3.1.07
Honey White's show at Red's in Santa Barbara, August 2005.

02: Nostalgia is Death 3.14.07
The Mojo Wire's backyard gig from April 2001, and Honey White's UCSB show from January 2003.

03: The Elusive Singles Chart 3.22.07
Collection of B-sides from non-existent singles for Honey White's How Far is the Fall album (2005).

04: Electric Kool-Aid Battery Acid 3.31.07
The Mojo Wire's debut album Battery Acid Blues, with rare bonus tracks.

05: Drunk and Freezing on Del Playa 4.5.07
Honey White's Del Playa show from November 2002.

06: Rocket Fuel Lounge Music 4.14.07
Honey White live at the Wildcat in Santa Barbara (2003) and the Mojo Wire's second album, Rocket Fuel Malt Liquor, with rare bonus tracks.

07: Behind the Orange Curtain 4.21.07
Honey White's show in Dana Point (2006) and the first volume of super-rare, long-lost Mojo Wire recordings (1996-1998).

08: Isla Vista Uber Alles 4.29.07
Honey White's "I.V. Live" show (2005) and the Mojo Wire's third album, Seaside Hamlet Skids, with rare bonus tracks.

09: Quick and Dirty Edition 5.5.07
Honey White's Ventura show (2005) and the Mojo Wire's fourth album, You're On Your Own, with rare bonus tracks.

10: It's Over when We Say It's Over 6.10.07
Honey White's third Giovanni's show (2004) and the second volume of super-rare, long-lost Mojo Wire recordings (1999-2001).

11: Honey White Rehearsal Tapes, Vol. 1 6.16.07
Noteworthy recordings from Honey White practices, 2002-2004.

12. Honey White Rehearsal Tapes, Vol. 2 6.20.07
Some real gems here: recordings from Honey White practices, 2005-2007.

13: Low Tide Edition 1.16.08
Debut E.P. from Keir's semi-solo side project, Low Tide's Dive disc (1999).

14: Bryn Goes Solo Edition 1.23.08
Bryn posts about his solo instrumental album from 2000, My Second Shipwreck, on which he played basically everything.

UPDATE I-IV: The new ones are up...
15: Best Seven Grand We Ever Spent, Vol. 1 9.19.08
First of two new posts showcasing the original '04 studio takes of Honey White's How Far is the Fall album (2005).

16: Best Seven Grand We Ever Spent, Vol. 2 9.27.08
Second of two about the original '04 studio takes of Honey White's How Far is the Fall album (2005).

17: Quick and Dirty Edition, Part 2 10.5.08
Here's one for the original '02 studio takes of Honey White's My Band Rocks E.P.

18: And Then We Became a Jam Band 10.19.08
In which I expose Honey White's secret history of noodly improvisation.

UPDATE V: The Latest
19: The Biggest Balls in Keir's Canon 11.1.08
Because tomorrow's my birthday, that's why.

20: Rude and Crude Edition 11.11.08
A dangerous trawl through the wild world of Mojo Wire B-sides and outtakes.

21: Alone and Bored Edition 12.29.08
Bryn talks about some covers and originals he recorded in the garage back in 2000.

22: We've Got You Covered Edition 9.13.09
Quick survey of cover tunes by the Mojo Wire and Honey White.

23: Keir's Demos & Outtakes 2005-2008 9.18.09
Keir talks about some unfinished Honey White demos and Low Tide outtakes.
The My Band Rocks blog also has two other interesting series on it: my History Mix essays (already anthologized via Shameless Revisionism) on each Mojo Wire and Honey White album, and the current Unrepetant Fanboys series, in which each Honey Whiter—Bryn, Brian, Bill, and me—gets nerdy about our favorite tunes. Head on over and have a look. I dare you.

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