Bob Lukomski Poop 2019

Sleaford Mods,
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story,
Schneider TM & Jochen Arbeit,
Ilpo Väisänen,
Severed Heads,
Stephen Mallinder,
Noah Creshevsky,
Moosmann Tunnell Clark,
Test Dept,
Basil Kirchin,

John Lefsky Poop 2019

This is funny. I was just about done and a blink of the lights caused my entire draft to vanish. There is no frickin’ way I am going to try and recapture the wit of what is now lost to the ether. So instead of trying to recall what I spent the last 2 hours poopin’, I’m just gonna provide a boring list with no comments. Either that or pour a bottle of water on my computer. Missing key words: Robert Wyatt, pagan, rockin’, angular, Canterbury, shoe – gaze, nostalgia, converge, the suffix – esque, some other shit. 1) THE…

Tom Whalen Poop 2019

My first CD collection was a single black plastic Laserline shelf—you know the kind, with the notched spaces for each case—wrapped in a padded case with a handle. It was a present from Santa.

Around this time I had 6 CDs, maybe 8. The case fit 12 and it wasn’t full.

Matt Nerney Poop 2019

Grumble, grumble, grumble … the future of music … grumble, grumble … the future of technology … grumble, grumble, grumble … the future of society … Sit Down I Think I Love You     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] 1. New Pornographers ~ In the Morse Code of Brake Lights: Still kicking out the glam. I feel like AC Newman has kind of become my age-set inner voice (well, at least in my head). I’m not always sure what he’s on about, but it somehow always feels right (just like in my head). A very…

Michael Hodgkiss Poop 2019

In alpha order my (15) most listened to records/reissues/artists (mostly vinyl) for 2019. Mose Allison Tribute: Various artists IF YOU’RE GOING… The Beatles: THE BEATLES and ESHER DEMOS (box) The Beatles: ABBEY ROAD (box) The Beatles: SGT.PEPPERS Gene Clark: NO OTHER John Coltrane: BLUE WORLD Bob Dylan: w/Johnny Cash TRAVELIN’ THRU (67-69) Rory Gallagher: BLUES (2lp) Chrissie Hynde: VALVE BONE WOE The KinKs: VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION…(180) The KinKs: ARTHUR (box set) Mercury Rev: DELTA SWEETE REVISITED Van Morrison: THREE CHORDS and THE TRUTH (white vinyl) Patti Smith: HORSES (live at Electric Lady) Mavis Staples: WE GET BY Tedeschi Trucks Band:…

Don Cohen Poop 2019

Don Cohen’s 2019 POOP Favorite Albums: Allman Betts Band: Down to the River Son Volt: Union Robbie Robertson: Sinematic Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars Joseph Arthur: Come Back World Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld: Winter Stories Our Native Daughters: Songs of Our Native Daughters Gary Clark, Jr.: This Land Sharon Von Etten: Remind me Tomorrow Tom Russell: October in the Railroad Earth JJ Cale: Stay Around Gurf Morlix: Impossible Blue Neil Young: Colorado Orville Peck: PONY Favorite Discovery: Craig Smith Farewell and a Tip o’ the Hatlo Hat: Peter Tork Hal Blaine Roky Erickson Dr. John Leon Redbone Johnny Clegg Daniel…

Mike Jurkovic Poop 2019

PoOp 19: the decade falls It was this handful of recordings that gratefully, again and again and again, pulled my attention away from binge watching the destruction of our cherished, yet all too vulnerable democracy.  They are mostly jazz recordings I know, but they made me feel like I had some connection to the music, unlike whatever it is that passes for popular music these days and makes me feel like a god-damned intruder w/three left feet, six bad ears and a penis for a nose from Ultra Gabba Hey Hey-17 fifteen gazillion light years away. Perhaps to my detriment…

Rich Allen Poop 2019

Favorite Things ~ 2019 ALBUMS     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] Dominik Eulberg, Mannigfaltig (!K7) Rarely has an environmental message seemed so colorful, contagious and fun. After eight years away, the artist returns to offer up his heartfelt plea: protect these species. The music sparkles with energy, inviting listeners to rise and dance; the message ignites the soul, encouraging full engagement with climate causes. The “King of Naturalist Techno” has recorded his masterpiece.     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] PYUR, Oratorio for the Underworld (Subtext) Cello! Violin! Industrial beats? It…

Main Poop Analysis 2018

January 2018 Dear POOPster: Yes, POOP has undergone its own partial shutdown this year. I’m referring to the fact that hard-copy analog POOP has gone the way of the typewriter, the rotary phone and voting rights in Georgia. Fortunately the 32nd Annual POmpous and OPinionated List continues on its long trajectory using the modern space-age digital format, with Mark Zip at mission control. We are in good hands. This year, 24 people have joined the caravan, a slight droop in the POOP. Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to figure out how POOP’s tabulations are computed. From what…

Jim Meyers Poop 2018

A few thoughts, if I may. I’m an antiquated analogue relic. All the titles on my list I own on vinyl. I adore the tactile aspect of objects. That being said I am more than willing to embrace the new “digital” delivery of the PooP. One can bring one’s phone into the loo after all, right? The future is clearly female. Or at least this year was. The majority of the artists I binged on this year were female lead. Not sure what, if anything this means, but I found it interesting.     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent…

Mike Miller Poop 2018

Technicolor Paradise: Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (Numero Group)

Hong Kong Score (Wan Chai Records)

Saigon Supersound 1964-75 Volume 2 (Saigon Supersound)

Piero Piccioni – Camille 2000 Soundtrack (Camille 3000)

Gulden Karabocek Volumes 1 & 2 (Pharaway Sounds)

John Stewart Poop 2018

What else can be said that hasn’t been said already. This is the first best of post-print. I guess we can blame the millennial’s for the print edition of Poop dying. Heck we have blamed them for everything else. As far as I am concerned its tough to accept things are changing. Somehow Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” is given a good review in Pitchfork. Does anyone really think Ariana Grande is good at all? I am sure some like her, but I am not afraid to say I don’t like pop music. Does anyone think Queen could gain traction today? Most likely not.

Jim Finnigan Poop 2018

˙sǝunʇ ʎzɐɹɔ ‘spɹoʍ ʎzɐɹƆ ˙plɹoʍ ʎzɐɹɔ ‘sǝɯᴉʇ ʎzɐɹƆ Time for this year’s POOP, again. TOP 13 1. The American 20th Century in 100 Songs by Peter Stampfel, with (mostly) tasteful accompaniment by Mark Bingham. Although Peter says this was inspired by Taylor Mac’s show of 240 songs, I suspect that this might be the Anti-Folkways Anthology of American Folk Music – solo (mostly) acoustic semi-popular songs with the one catch, that it has to be catchy. Also, despite Peter’s usual tendency to alter the words, mostly faithful. For the unfaithful/unholy side of Peter’s repertoire, he’s also put out 2 albums…

Raissa St. Pierre Poop 2018

Hi Poopsters, it’s been a while and I missed ya. Hope to see some of you out and about. Raissa Paul McMahon live at The Beverly (Thanks Kali!) bought a cassette and an excellent LP, “Hymn to Her”. Paul really hit the spot for me and his band was nice too: Michael Colletti & Try Newton (His Tree-O) He even took people’s problems and questions and made on-the-spot songs to help them. Rixey opened up on singing and guitar. Baby Gramps at the Falcon. This guy is always fun. Old hobo style songs sung perfectly and with panache. He is…

Mark Rosen Poop 2018

My POOP DISC-CLAIMER (disc-lamer?): Personal events usurped musical events for me this year. First, my daughter’s wedding in November filled me with a flurry of feelings I never saw coming. There were so many moments I’ll hold on to forever, 98% of which were not the least bit music-related (although slow-dancing to Etta James with my wife Leslie was among the other 2%). And then one week later, after months of working on his behalf, my new freshman congressman scored a surprisingly smashing victory over his NRA-loving, race-baiting, Trumpsucking incumbent opponent. These are where the “music to my ears” came…