Around the Internet

Welcome to the weekly edition of “Around the Internet”, a documentation of a few corners of the World Wide Web that I’ve traveled to during the previous week…

Tom Peloso, current member of Modest Mouse and ex-Hackensaw Boy, has debuted a couple songs from his upcoming solo album, which he recorded at Monkeyclaus. There’s even a video for “The Leaves and the Trees.” I talked with Peloso for my C-VILLE Weekly column back in June.

Birdlips, who are playing shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan next weekend, named DBB Plays Cups (of which I am sometimes a member) as one of their favorites of 2008. Their record, Cardboard Wings, was one of my favorites.

Brooklyn country man Andy Friedman has a new album coming out, and you can hear a couple tracks from it on his Myspace page. I interviewed Andy back in January 2007 for Nailgun.

Smilin’ Tyler continues to enlighten me with his wild prose stylings and head-smacking musical offerings. Currently, his blog has me listening to God Is My Copilot.

James posted an essay on hip-hop that he wrote for college on Nailgun. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read it yet, but it’s on my list of things to check out ASAP.’s review of Merriweather Post Pavilion was spot on, I think. Paste’s review, not so much.

Ed Rowe, a man who was a Downtown Mall institution in Charlottesville, passed away on New Years Eve. I used to walk past Ed every day while working at C-VILLE Weekly. Read Ed’s autobiography here.

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