Articles by JimF

Jim Finnigan Poop 2016

PRISONER OF MY OWN TASTE It’s official. I’ve stopped looking for music by new artists. If whatever is out there is good enough, I’m figuring it’ll find me. As in the previous few years, about half my list this time around is either old stuff or it’s new stuff trying to be old stuff, a trend I don’t see reversing itself anytime soon. Wait a minute…where have I read that before? But, it’s true. I find myself listening to old…


Jim Finnigan Poop 2015

Peter Stampfel | Jeffrey Lewis | Baby Gramps | Eli Smith | Robin Remaily | The Pop Group | Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts | Adrian Sherwood & Pinch | Roots Manuva | Asian Dub Foundation | Congo Natty | The Dub Syndicate | Sleater-Kinney | Belle & Sebastian



Jim Finnigan Poop 2013

Sonically a great year for live gigs, but not so for new music recordings, if you ask me. And the greatest of all gigs was the two week performance by the 17-year cicadas. Talk about the latest buzz. Looking forward to the return gig in 2030. So, you may ask, if I wasn’t that excited about that many new releases this year, why do I POOP? Because I can POOP old stuff – reissues, archive recordings and so forth. After…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’12

Here Are the Songs They Play at a Mid Afternoon Bingo Game 1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I’m going to be DJ-ing a mid afternoon bingo game, with my Poop 2012 list. The game is for the nursing home’s ambulatory residents, of which there are several dozen. I’ve probably DJ’d fifteen of these things already. It’s like being a DJ at a nightclub, except this party will take place in the activity room and nobody told them not to…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’11

Occupy PoOP 2011 Wherein we lowly and scruffy protesters get to choose the top 1%! Well, it was not the most exciting year for recorded music, but there certainly was a lot of it! Some rays of hope will soon shine on the masses with the appointment of our newest beloved leader! My On-U year: There were no Bonzos or Kraftwerk this year, so the masses stood crying in the streets, in orderly rows in front of their apartment houses…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’11

Occupy PoOP 2011 Wherein we lowly and scruffy protesters get to choose the top 1%! Well, it was not the most exciting year for recorded music, but there certainly was a lot of it! Some rays of hope will soon shine on the masses with the appointment of our newest beloved leader! My On-U year: There were no Bonzos or Kraftwerk this year, so the masses stood crying in the streets, in orderly rows in front of their apartment houses…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’10

21st Century Schizoid POOP by Jim Finnigan New Paltz, that’s the place we be livin’ If we ain’t puffin’ blunts, we be chasin’ women Magnum Man & Bighead 2010 THOUGHTS Buy New or Used via amazon A good year for music, I thought. My album of the year is Three Bonzos and A Piano’s Hair of the Dog, and the question is, can Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons restore the life and fire that was absent from…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’10

21st Century Schizoid POOP by Jim Finnigan New Paltz, that’s the place we be livin’ If we ain’t puffin’ blunts, we be chasin’ women Magnum Man & Bighead 2010 THOUGHTS Buy New or Used via amazon A good year for music, I thought. My album of the year is Three Bonzos and A Piano’s Hair of the Dog, and the question is, can Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons restore the life and fire that was absent from…


Live review – Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party Benefit Memorial at Brooklyn Music Hall – Jan 16 2011

Contributing PoOPster Jim Finnigan writes: Jan 17 2011 – Brooklyn – What a great time was had by all at the Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party Benefit Memorial at Brooklyn Music Hall last nite! Big Up! Right from the start I could tell it was going to be good. The DJ was playing classic On-U (Breaking Down the Pressure, Autobiography of the Dread Operator, Can’t Take Su Su Pon Dread) and other reggae (Baby I Love You So,