Tweet NoTaco4U: 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Regular Joe riding a bicycle.

I am just a Regular Joe who likes to ride. I don't have a fancy bike or fancy gear I just like to ride. People honk, yell, peel out, call me names, give me gestures, even though I am courteous and ride safe, use my traffic signals and am courteous to other pedestrians. I don't trust motorists, I never have because one shouldn't assume that they know you are right in front of them whilst they text on their phones. I was questioned by an officer yesterday, why I was riding on the side walk. I politely explained that Bailey was a dangerous street to ride on and that twice I had almost kissed the bumper of a fast moving SUV. I explained that unless the city of Fort Worth puts a bicycle lane on that street, then I'll choose to ride on the side walk and least keep a safe speed to consider any pedestrians on that sidewalk. Then explained that the parking along the side walk should be illegal since that street is narrow to begin with. He left me with a courteous "Well Be Safe Then" and sped off. I wish this town would get off their asses and start getting these lanes put down on these streets. I feel the eyes when I ride through town, I feel the anger and the bad energy from these afternoon rush hour motorists who are just jealous that I am passing them in traffic on 7th on my bicycle while riding an empty bicycle lane. I know this because they speed up to try to beat me to the next light. Really? Do you have to prove that your 2011 Ford F150 can beat my human powered two wheeled vehicle? It's just sad. But it be so. So be careful out there fellow Regular Joe/Jane cyclists!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I miss you so much (Pray for Mutsu Province Mix) by tkmf

Konishi's other Japanese Electronica/post Techno side project T.K.M.F (Time's Knowing Mind Foundation) has now released a free track "to cheer up the people" in the Tohoku region in the northeast of Japan.

The beautiful song "I miss you so much (Pray for Mutsu Province mix )" couldn't have been better chosen, especially the atmosphere of the song is adequately to the point right now. Listen to it and you'll know what we mean. The song is an alternative mix taken from the band's forthcoming mini album "Nähe" which Kenji Konishi is currently mixing down together with Taka based in Kobe (Japan). Konishi ended his mail to use by saying: "Now I am in Leipzig and watching news all day long. It really makes me sad. But I have to go my way as a musician…"


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Los Angeles based Nite Jewel will be be coming through Texas for a few shows this year. They will be playing the 35C Denton Conferette, as well as a multiple SXSW official and non-official showcases. RG has come a long way from when she first released her first demo back in 2008. I first saw her perform at TheLoft in Dallas where she opened up for Deerhunter and Times New Viking. She has a way of stirring the crowd and I'll never forget that first time she said..."Why isn't anyone Dancing?" That was the greatest. I had never heard anyone like that and she was definitely the hot topic that evening. A few months later I decided to pick up her Good Evening EP and ever since I have been following. I look forward to seeing the new NiteJewel ensemble. Of course Emily Jane will be dearly missed for sure.


Sunday, March 6, 2011



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Ever wanted to visit a Mexican Theme Park? South of The Border Truck Stop in Dillon South Carolina off I95 just south of North Carolina border. They have 14 shops with all kinds of junk similar to what you may find south of the US border in Mexico...They have a theme park with rides and mini golf. The craziest thing is that they actually have a tower...a 200 foot tall SOMBRERO tower. Really? Why would anyone want to get up on this thing? I mean, it would be kick ass if they let you buy a ton of fireworks from their shop and let you shoot them off the tower...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Drunken NES - Nintendo Breathalyzer from EM Dash on Vimeo.

Been drinking a bit lately? Hmmm?                                      

Ummmm.....YEAaaaaahhh, so MAYBE NOW you can start being a little more responsible and play this NES game before leaving your place or your favorite bar. YEah, Ya SEE! MYEAH! GIT THIS FRIKKIN Thing into your bar and LETZ HAZ SOME FUN! Only you have the keys, so why not make your patrons play this game before you hand them their keys? Eh? This is NOT your average Saturday morning cartoon video game. You know, the type where you sit around in your PJ's eatin a salad bowl of Fruit Loops and occasionally spilling milk onto the controller? Nah...This beauty was created by Batsly Adams & runs on a classic Nintendo Entertainment System. Players are asked to blow into a breathalyzer, which was cleverly housed in an NES cartridge, then the game would calculate their blood alcohol level and generate their score. The drunker the player, the higher the score. Aside from being conceptually brilliant, the game’s artwork and original soundtrack (composed by Kris Keyser in FamiTracker) really make it shine. 

You bastards...Now I want to try this...HELLO WEEKEND! Where are you?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


YEAH, ZATZ RIGHT....I AM THINKING ABOUT INCLUDING FOOD TRUCK REVIEWS and NEWS on this BLOG. Ummm....I love FoodTrucks, TacoTrucks, Etc...SO stay tuned for some interviews and pics about Food Trucks and Carts! I can't wait to start! YUMMY!


Time Wharp - Cuspcake by JoeyBaer

I would really love to hear more from this guy, Patrick Loggins AKA Time Wharp.

moar @ :-)


Yohuna-Mateo from Christian Filardo on Vimeo.

Friday, February 25, 2011


At the top of the world...16000 feet carrying my ironing board and it's not an easy task. The wind is blowing hard with gusts up in the 40s and it brings me thoughts of actually attempting to glide off the side of this cliff perhaps like a paper airplane. OH YEAAAAH!


Thursday, February 24, 2011


Just read an article on NPR about Radiohead being it's own genre. In so many ways it's not that far fetched to believe that. In a matter of idle respects I would promote that Radiohead has taken substantial risks with some of their material in the past and yet it's only engaged in expanding their fan base. Genius marketeers perhaps, or just a motley crew of hooligans at best? Nonetheless I adore what they have accomplished and look forward to more music in the future. When does that tour start?



NITE JEWEL is scheduled to Headline at 35 Conferette in Denton Texas Sunday, March 13 @ Hailey's w/ Gayngs, Picture Plane, Peopleodion. I am so excited to see her again. I'm a HUGE fan!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CANNED LUXURY? ~ TRY Ca l'Espinaler in Vilassar de Mar

I was watching No Reservations on my DIVO yesterday and watched the Barcelona episode. Wow how I was blown away, and how at that exact moment I felt like I wanted to sell every single thing I own just to go on an extensive trip to Spain. There's a place they featured that especially caught my eye called Taverna Ca l'Espinaler. Canned seafood and other luxury foods that you wouldn't believe! They opened a can of 2 year old tuna and showed how the juices come to life upon opening the can. The juices were simmering and bubbling up like as if they were on a stove, but it was actually just a process of the juices blending together. Tony made it seem as if it was the best thing since sliced bread. So, maybe one day I will try to order a couple cans of seafood from Ca l'Espinaler. I think Ima open that 2 year old pickled herring can I have in the pantry this afternoon. Goes well with a saltine. Mmmm, yum. Click the pic for more info.


Pavement - Box Elder (Blackbird Blackbird Remix) by blackbird blackbird


Full Circle Remixes E.P. by SHIGETO


Dirty Beaches "Golden Blonde" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I was pointed to a video with Geneva making out with Ariel Pink and thought it was horrible...SO I posted this one instead since I adore Geneva Jacuzzi so much...



Oh to see Foxes In Fiction play in Texas...SIGH.

Monday, February 21, 2011



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I've been listening to the new Radiohead album almost non stop since it came out, and since I refuse to believe that this new release was a travesty. All set aside and especially my first review of this album, I just want to say that when one sits down and really listens to the album in it's entirety for 20 hours straight, it grows on you a bit. Not really 20 hours straight but nearly just as well. I started to slowly take apart each song and verse and beat and note for gods sake. I am an analyst. Now I know where the word anal comes from and it's not the one you're thinking. This album has been transcendental for me and I've been places and feel like I've gotten so deep into the psyche of  Thom Yorke. I  wish they made a movie called "Being Thom Yorke" because I want to be what I feel right now. I want to reverse things I've said and people I've hurt. I want to make people understand how absolutely deep this album actually is and now I understand why people won't get it. The ones that say they do, say so because they are just following the hype, they really don't unless they really dig into the album and disassemble it like taking apart your grandpas typewriter. The textures and repetitive mantras are so indicative of simmering within your mind without you really knowing it until that one key hits. It's like a hypnotist snapping his finger and waking you up and the world around you has changed like a trip or shamanic dream. It's like looking at a holographic poster for the first time and NOT seeing that sail boat in the picture...then you finally start to see it popping out right in front of you and it's the greatest thing you've ever seen. Then after the sail boat, the birds flying around start popping out from the background, then the trees...The King of Limbs is genius.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Ghostly International UK artist Gold Panda to release standout single from 2010 album Lucky Shiner. The single will come with remixes from; Baths, Star Slinger, and Forest Swords and will be released March 1st. And on April 16, Record Store Day, Ghostly will also release the single as a limited edition 12" that you'll only be able to buy at independent record stores.

Guitarist Ronnie Geirhart officially leaves Neon Indian

  Guitarist Ronnie Geirhart announced that he is officially parting ways with Neon Indian and planning to go a different path with his own sound according to an interview earlier this week with the Dallas Observer's Pete Freedman. He has moved back to the DFW area to concentrate on finishing school and also has been collaborating with "This Will Destroy You" drummer Alex Bhore and I really hope and pray that these two get something going. I went to see Neon Indian at the Granada last year and I will say right now and right here that Ronnie was the show. HE was the center point of attention for me as far as energy and passion goes. I have always been amazed at his musicianship and his radical guitar work. So whatever it is that Ronnie does you BETTER Believe that I will be one of the first in line to get into the show. There is a poise and attribute about Ronnie that I haven't seen in a guitarist in a long time. This guy is a straight up showman and he can play the fuck out of that guitar. SO what is it that he will be working on? He got together with Alex Bhore down at his studio in Waxahachie earlier this month to start working on an experimental sound. Here is a track they worked on called "Sultan Flower".

Sultan Flower by Ronnie Heart

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

RokkaMan - A Million Ears [Official Music Video 1080p HD]

Those who know me...know I like me some good raw Hip Hop.
This is RokkaMan from Houston Texas.

And the winner for Best Metal Performance is....{{{{CRICKETS}}}}...circa 1988

Lest we forget that Metallica was totally blindsided by Jethro Tull for Best Metal Performance at the 1988 Grammys and this my friends was a total shocker for everyone. Especially me. I can tell you that back in those days we didn't have blogs or email or even cell phones. I remember my phone was ringing off the hook with my metal head friends calling me about the shocker. It was like "Hey man, did you see that fucking shit?" I can still hear that phone bell ring in my ears. We were mocking Jethro Tull all week at of my friends even stole his sisters flute and carried it around the campus, playing it air guitar style. People were pissed at school. This was cigarette curb chatter for 2 solid weeks! kids throwing cigarettes at passing cars and stealing Jethro Tull cassette tapes at the Sam Goody music place...It was a crazy time.

I decided to post the following as an excerpt from's view on this Grammy debacle, since it's almost exactly what I would have written...and it's also a good chuckle.

It could be argued that without Metallica, there would never even have been a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. It had been nearly 20 years since Black Sabbath pretty much invented heavy metal, but most agree that Metallica perfected it, and spawned a whole genre of imitators. This was the award that Metallica built, giving it to anyone else would be unthinkable. Plus, their bass player had just died, and the Grammys rarely fail to jump at a sentimental opportunity like that. They should've just mailed the damn awards to Metallica and called it a year. Right?

And the Winner is ...Jethro Tull.

What the fuck?!?! That was pretty much the universal response when Tull's name came out as the winner of the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Seriously, Jethro Tull? Like, "Aqualung" Jethro Tull? There is an old saying that goes "you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you'll never fool anybody into believing that a band that has a motherfucking lead flautist is even kind of metal." Or something like that.
Sure, Jethro Tull could crank out tunes about dragons and ancient beasts with the best of them, but that doesn't make them Dio for fuck's sake! Did we mention the lead singer played the flute? THE FLUTE! Granted, these days every metal band on earth has an album floating around on which they are backed by a symphony orchestra of some sort, but that shit wasn't going down in 1988. Metal at that time meant you stood on stage, played as loud and fast as humanly possible in between shots of Jack Daniels, swung your shoulder-length mullets in unison when appropriate and just rocked the fuck out. That's what Metallica was all about at the time. If they had dared to take the stage wearing fancy ruffled shirts and vests and started monkeying around with flutes, there would've been a riot. Speaking of riots, the fact that one didn't break out when Jethro Tull was announced as the winner of the Grammy for Best Metal Performance is a minor miracle. Like no other band before or after, Metallica was robbed at the 1988 Grammy Awards, marking the first and last time anybody would ever feel sympathetic to the plight of Lars Ulrich.


One genius photography project that I've been admiring this afternoon. IRINA WERNING 2010 ongoing project...

 Man it's sooo good, it should have been MINE...

SHIGETO ~ Cover of TYCHO ~ ADRIFT @ Glasslands

SHIGETO getting his grove on @ Glasslands last night with own rendition of TYCHO's Adrift.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011




APEX MANOR's Russ Flournoy and Adam Vine are put on the spot and given short notice to write a song about New York City even though they are from Los Angeles. Also a few mentions about SXSW.

These guys from Chicago will be in Austin during all the hoopla that is SXSW 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011



 These guys are interesting. They remind me of a Goth Dress up mid 80's Punk party ran out of punch for the vodka. I think I hear Ian Curtis hanging out in the bathroom....

My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes (Lost in Chicago :)


Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

SUNSET, YUCK, Smith Westerns ~ SHEW @ TheLoft


Blackbird Blackbird – Pure (Official Music Video) from Isaac Bauman on Vimeo.

Would Love to check these guys out sometime this year. I like the vibe.

SXSW ~ And why I despise it so much

I don't want to sound like I am on my soap box, but if I may step up for a bit here. South By South West, Austin's Devil Child of an international annual music conference held every middle of March has become so mainstream. The city of Austin Texas comes to a standstill and people from ALL OVER THE WORLD flood into the city by plane, train, or automobile. I have attended every year since 2001 and I can tell you that it's definitely NOT worth getting a wristband. If you must see all bands performing then you must get a badge which is like an ass magnet. I mean, men and women will be throw their actual asses at you and beg you to hang with them. SO for the best bang for your buck, GET A BADGE! It's like 800 bucks or something. I can remember the time when anyone could go and check out a show without a wristband. Now it's like even if you HAVE a wristband to get into a show, you are not guaranteed entrance. So it has become a waste of money. To make things even more complicated they have raised the cost on these wristbands and to be honest I rather save that money for other things like cool t-shirts and music demos. There has been quite a change in my itinerary. I choose to attend non-SXSW events throughout my venture in Austin during this conference. Now that Arcade Fire won album of the year at the Grammy's, the popularity of indie will increase TEN Fold and it will be even that much more difficult to get into anything. You may ask, why are you going if you hate it so much? Well, It's the best time to catch the most music you will ever endure within the span of 5 days and I absolutely LOVE NEW and fresh music. Unseen and Unfounded is my bag. I will be in Austin this year promoting my blog and passing out keepsakes as well as taking in TONS of media input (Video, Pics, Audio, Etc). The best shows are at the Moose Lodge in East Austin. You can't beat 5 stages, hundreds of bands and free food + cheap beer and coffee.