Happy Birthday to Me!My Aimz is True turns one year old today. I have so much fun putting this blog together. I should have started it years ago. I don't even care if anyone reads it, but I am very thankful to those of you who do!
Let's review the last year:
- ~ 65,000 page loads, with an average of ~179 page loads a day.
- ~ 46,000 unique visitors, with an average of ~128 unique visitors a day.
- Largest number of hits in one day: 1458 on Dec. 4, 2008, when I posted a holiday music comp.
- Eighteen shows attended (head bang!).
- Four of those were by The Sadies.
- Two posts pulled by Google due to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. These posts were most likely not copyright infringement, but Google sucking up to The Man.
- One brouhaha caused by pissing off some Muse fans. I still wouldn't recognize Muse in a musical lineup.
- One movie review: Harvard Beats Yale 29-29.
- My favorite posts: the series on old-school U2 starting March 24.
Today I am celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog by listening to Slanted & Enchanted on continuous repeat. In the expanded liner notes from the 2002 reissue, Malkmus writes, "Christmas in Stockton: not exactly christmas in Vermont but at least it was quiet. I think it took a couple of weeks. I remixed 'Here' the morning of the flight back to NYC, added a DX-7 bassoon and took away a thin 'wannabe Jesus and Mary Chain' distorted guitar. It is the only song with reverb on the drums. Albini said reverb sucked, remember??"
Malkmus was referring to the first incarnation of Slanted & Enchanted, which they handed out to various people in the summer of 1991 via audio cassette. Pavement was eventually signed by Matador Records, and S & E was released in April 1992.
Here (Alternate Mix - Slanted Sessions).mp3
Here (John Peel Session #1).mp3
Buy: Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe (1992, reissued with bonus tracks 2002)