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Old 07-02-2017, 09:07 AM   #1001 (permalink)
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Default The Music Banter Members' Journals Update Thread, July 2017


I'm certainly in no position to be criticising, given the fact that I've stopped all my journals, but still, I have to say, only nine journals updated in a month, and two of them are new ones only started very recently? Just as well I didn't try to keep doing this on a weekly basis. Anyway, let's get on with July's update, such as it is, shall we?

1blankmind Does Whatever He Damn Well Pleases and it seems what he pleases recently is to review albums in a Batlord style. This month there's JME's Integrity, and he has more lined up, including one from ICP! Oh Batty, you devil!

First of those two new journals comes from Dylstew, who, after some time lurking and occasionally posting, has been getting more active recently. Dylstew's Post-Hardcore Journey. kicks off with reviews of Sonic Youth, Minutemen and Naked Raygun.

Wow! For a moment there the world just warped and slipped through the looking glass! I thought Exo was reviewing a Yes album! But no, it's some band called Osibisa, whose logo looks very Roger Dean-inspired. On Exo's Saved Section you'll also find Covet, Clem Beats and That Handsome Devil. No, not Exo: well, I'm sure he is handsome but, you know, just not my type...


Competent bosses, clever marketing and high wages: none of these things can be found in A Classy B*stard's 9 to 5, but a lot of fun stories sure can.

Another new journal then in Micshazam's album and song picks, where you'll find Cristina Branco, La Yegros, Waltari and a whole lot more.

Mord's Musical Odyssey has been rebranded to Museum Musica, but you'll still find the usual mix of great and eclectic music there that you're used to finding. This month there's Richard Dawson, Marvin Gaye, Mastodon and more.

OccultHawk has decided to call time on Experimental Music on Spotify Worth Checking Out. That is all. Please restrain yourselves. All sharp objects will be taken away as a precaution. Counsellors are standing by for your calls.

And finally, a very sad and heartbreaking message of loss from Pet_Sounds on The Scrap Heap. We're all here for you, man.

Given the dearth of entries here, and while I understand some of you really put a lot of effort into your journals, it seems redundant for me to do anything like Post of the Month, so I'm just going to leave it here. This is getting less and less fun to do, and not just because I'm no longer contributing to my own journals. It just seems that if not dying, then the journal section certainly is in the ICU. I can't say anything; normally I'd be throwing entries into my journals and exorting you to do the same, but I can hardly preach when I've locked up my pulpit, can I? Nevertheless, if things don't improve it may not be worth my continuing with this update. I guess it's up to you guys.

Till August,
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:37 AM   #1002 (permalink)
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I'm starting a new journal that's more commentary and less list oriented

I'm actually pretty proud of what I put together on the experimental journal

it's a convenient resource and showcases a lot over underexposed music
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:47 PM   #1003 (permalink)
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I planned to do a lot more with my journal like some real reviews and stuff instead of just "hey this is something I like check it"

But the mod approval thing really cramps my post and then edit style
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:52 PM   #1004 (permalink)
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Planted over the spring months, tiny buds struggling against the harsh tail-end of winter, carefully-nurtured journals are now beginning to bloom and flower, and like a ... you know what? **** it. Here's a picture of a garden. You get the idea, and if you don't, boil your head.


So what's in the garden? Snails, slugs and many biting insects, most likely, as well as surely carnivorous plants put there expressly by Batty in an attempt to – OW! **** him! Anyway, there are also these...

Having your username start with a number, or indeed a symbol, guarantees you'll be first in, as long as you update, and as 1blankmind Does Whatever He Damn Well Pleases pretty much every month, you can more or less expect something from him. And this month's something is a review of the Residents album, Meet The Residents. He thinks it's weird. He's right.

Some more “Flamenco Guitar Albums you Must Hear” in Alo's Flamenco Journal include Antonio Rey, Pepe Habichuela and Jeronimo Maya. There are a lot more. Apparently.

Batty is back not only with The Batlord's Kitchen Sink Journal of Anything and Everything He Wants to Write About, in which he's examining some, to quote him, ****ing Savage Breakdowns, including Cryptopsy, Slayer and Zao, but also kicking the door down for a Ke$ha: Party at a Broke Dude's Journal, where he's less than impressed over his leading lady's godbothering new single. Oh and just in under the wire (shup up) he's also updating Watch as The Batlord Descends Into Comic Book Nerd Oblivion, with a sarcastic look at Extreme Justice. Don't think he likes it much. El Batlord no te gusta!

As usual, Frownland is Getting Wasted With Style: Frownland's Beer Journal where he's checking out King Goblin. No, the beer! Well, I think it's the beer. He does get pretty wasted. But always with style ...

and In Case You Forgot About Fun: 100 Pop Albums You Should Probably DL, one of which is Ke$ha again, as already reviewed by Batty in the journal above, and Goofle here. Guess these two can agree on something after all.

There are the last installments of A Classy B*stard's 9 to 5 from Innerspaceboy, as he celebrates his newfound freedom and feeling of job satisfaction, while in Sounds from Innerspace he's “Learning to Listen all over again” and also exploring “The Lost Classic of Hip House Plunderphonia”. Hmm. I guess we're talking KLF again huh? Yup, seems like it.

Lotsa ladies in Micshazam's album and song picks this month, with Joan Baez, Julia Fordham, Cris Williamson and Shannon Wright.

A new journal from our Mondo, as he opines They Don't Make Music Like They Used to (They Make it Better), and goes on to prove it by talking about Circle Takes the Square, High Wolf, Gridlink and a whole lot more.

Bowie, Comus and Skara Brae, all on the playlist with a lot more at Museum Musica

Neapolitan advises us that The Symposium are to be found in The Elusive World of Post Modern Rock

After calling time on and shutting down his Experimental Music journal, OccultHawk is going from freak fighter to lamp lighter, where he's reviewing music as diverse as Black Metal (Fen), Indie (Hollow Coves) and Hip-Hop (Dalek). There's also Thelonius Monk, Alexander Scriabin and even a look into the year 1927, for some reason. Plenty for all tastes.

“Africa”'s on The Scrap Heap. Not literally, you understand, though some living in the poorer parts might think that a true sentiment. No, Pet_Sounds just likes the smash hit from Toto. Hey, don't we all?

Brushing up on Qwertyy's Top 20 Albums of the Year, we have Homeboy Sandman, Mac Demarco, Priests and many more. Well, seven more, to be precise.

Time to bring back

and the first recipient of the hastily-updated award is
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for all the work and labour he's put into his new journal. Sound man!
(Mondo, you should know it was a close run thing between you. Sorry.)


goes to Innerspaceboy, for the final chapters in his hilarious A Classy B*stard's 9 to 5

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well that as usual goes to his Batness, for this witty response to Mord's offer to him to come over to Mord's house and observe Catholics.

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An offer you can't refuse, huh?

And that's it for this month. Keep watering those journals, guys! See you in September, when the frost begins to bite...
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:59 PM   #1005 (permalink)
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Agreed. The mod gatekeeping should be removed once a journal has been approved.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:21 PM   #1006 (permalink)
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I didn't even know TH was still doing this. An hour later and my post probably wouldn't have counted. Well I'm currently preparing to **** on Spider-Man, so hopefully this won't be my only entry this year.
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Agreed. The mod gatekeeping should be removed once a journal has been approved.
Technically, they have to, as although your journal might be approved not everything you write in it may necessarily be. In reality, I doubt they do more than check a list (I'm sure nobody ever read my long-winded posts through before approving them for publication!) so yeah, it probably could survive without moderation. But I'll bet you the half of Tokyo Godzilla has not yet destroyed they don't change it.
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It gets updated once a month now, instead of once a week.
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I appreciate not having spammers clog up my journal.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:12 PM   #1009 (permalink)
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I agree. I wouldn't want a flame war to erupt or for it to get filled up with snarky non sequiturs. I'm trying pretty hard to make my new one a worthwhile read.
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