PoOPlists 2009

John Stewart Poop 09

In Memoriam to Jack Goldberg! Proprietor of Jack’s Rhythms and an all around mensch. I give my condolences to his family and friends. We disagreed on baseball. He was a Red Sox fan, me a Bronx Bombers fan. But he loved baseball and I think more then music? That was his passion, I am glad he got to see his team win twice toward the end of his life. Even if it was at the expense of my team. Did…



Main Poop Analysis 2009

February 2010 Dear POOPster: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. So said Darles Chickens . . . or something like that . . . as well as a few of this year’s contributors in their various musings. In our perennial January rite, 34 POmpous and OPinionated self-righteous musical hedonists have contributed their usual critical flatulence to this, the 23th Annual POOPlist. After all these years, I think it’s fair to say that our serious…


Oliver Lodge Poop 09

Transmissions from the Ovulation Station – Best Releases of 2009   Ltd. Ed. (22 copies!) from Taalem 1.) V/A – Naoshimabox (Taalem, 2009) The stories of people who have undergone near-death experiences are so similar that we have all come to know about that “big, bright light” to which people have been drawn after slipping away from the physical realm. A universal theme is recounted to those around the survivors of death should it somehow be determined that it is…


Eric Fine Poop 09

Hello world.  Time to wake up again, cram as much music into my brain for a few days and put some ramble on paper and pretend I have immersed myself in music this year.  Truth be told, I find most of my time is spent listening to old Stevie Wonder records.  Perhaps I should just review those?  Nonetheless, I did find a few items that stood out. Surprisingly, or not, much of my “new” music was either compilations (limited attention…


Kent B Poop 09

Sweet Sixteen   Buy New or Used through amazon Amadou & Mariam – Welcome to Mali   Buy New or Used through amazon White Denim – Fits  Buy New or Used through amazon Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic Passion Pit – Manners   Buy New or Used through amazon Dave Perkins – Pistol City Holiness   Buy New or Used through amazon Riverside – Anno Domini…



Jim Finnigan Poop 09

The women in Poughkeepsie / Take their clothes off when they’re tipsy But in Albany, New York / They love the filthy way I talk – Elvis Costello, Sulphur to Sugarcane TOP TEN 1 Jeb Loy Nichols tie Jeb Loy Nichols & Ian Gomm Parish Bar AND Only Time Will Tell 2 Michael Hurley & Ida Ida Con Snock 3 Various Artists Fire in my Bones Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel [1944-2007] 4 Mary Anne Hobbs & various…


Damian Cleary Poop 09

POO9 …a communique from the front… this is a declaration of WAr. their reign over our humanity, over our minds aand spirits is at an end. no longer will we be their consumers, their worker s, their voters, for we will no longer clean the trash fromm their gutters. we will atttack their systems, culture, government and all they build up, we will tear down. our soldiers are alreadyin their homes and schools, crouching in the dark corners near jukeboxxes…


Matt Nerney Poop 09

Another year, another list, eh? Well, I have to say that on the verge of my 40th year, I may have finally reached the age of the curmudgeon. I don’t know if I’ve just lost my taste for new music, or if, as I suspect is true, new music really is just getting worse. Of course, there will always be good new music out there; it just seems it’s getting harder and harder to find. As the year wore on,…