Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I Hate Your List: Albums I Enjoyed In 2014

I'm not here to post what I will call the "best albums of 2014." Best is an arbitrary word that has a different meaning to everyone and quite frankly if you know anything about me you know I hate almost absolutely everything.  I'm not here to tell you what you should like, that would make me more of an asshole than I am. I'm here to list a few records, in NO PARTICULAR ORDER, that came out in 2014 that I enjoyed hearing. There's a comment section for hate mail.

J Mascis: Tied To A Star
It never ceases to amaze me how many people don't know who J Mascis is. The latest acoustic effort from our silver haired guitar hero compares to a Perfect 10 model being intellectual and well versed in foreign affairs. So pretty and at the same time equally noise packed, Tied To A Star isn't going to disappoint anyone. 

Against Me!  Transgender Dysphoria Blues
I'll admit, I've never gone through a sex change before. I cannot sit here and pretend that I have any idea what gender identification crisis's are all about. Can't speak on things I don't know. I do know this: If you're in a band fronted by a man and that man decides to be a woman and you still put out a record that tops most year end list than your record is really, really good. Still shocked at how much I enjoyed this record. 

The Vaselines: V For Vaselines
Way out of left field this year came the Vaselines. A record full of spunk, fiery guitar jangles and at times almost heavenly harmonics, the Glasgow duo of Frances McKee and Eugene Kelly deliver 10 heady tracks (two iTunes exclusives) that we can all nod our heads to waiting for the weather to warm up.  

Foxy Shazam: Gonzo
This one is most certainly a grower and not a shower, but after a few spins the Steve Albini recorded record will have you hooked into the dramarama that embodies what Foxy Shazam is all about. A big suggestion from me would be to experience these songs live, unfortunately the band is now on indefinite hiatus and you don't have that option. I offer something pretty good though, and that's a chance to view their whole set from New York City's Bowery Ballroom earlier this year.   

Kasabian: 48:13
Most certainly not winning the crown for 'Most Creative Album Name of 2014', what the title lacks the album provides. This one pulls you in during it's first track bumblebee (EVERYBODY JUMP!)
 and doesn't relinquish hold over you for the next, well, a little over 48 minutes.  Just because I like their last record better than this one doesn't make this effort any less stellar. Hard to understand how America doesn't know who these guys are. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #59 'Justice For _______'

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The sign says it all. 


These three Grandmothers smoked weed for the first time. They then played Cards Against Humanity. It was great.

About 14 seconds into this video, you'll see two people come from opposite ends of the park and meet for what's apparently the most viewed drug deal in the history of life. 

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Local H are prepping a new record and they'd like your help. Head over to PledgeMusic.Com/Projects/LocalH to find out the perks that comes with being all in from the beginning. If you're in Chicago, you can get access to be in the studio for some recordings. How rad is that?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #55 'Zombie Culture Is Ruining Halloween'

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Jack Bruce is Dead. That sucks. 

Your chance to tell me who YOU think the best three piece rock band is. Tweet at me @JayPorks and tell me what you think. 

The place that had a mayor get caught smoking crack, thrown in jail and upon release was re-elected. If they don't vote to legalize, I don't know who will. 

Another great band bites the dust. Below you can view footage of their last show in New York City in its entirety shot by yours truly. 
So AV Club has a wacky way to share videos, and I can't embed their post here. But alas, the internet prevails again as GWAR has added their 'West End Girls/ People Who Died' cover into their live set. View it below. AV Club studio version by clicking here

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #54 'Scream Like Dave Grohl'

Here's the New Jay Pork Experience Spotify Playlist for October featuring new music from The Vaselines, Weezer, Thurston Moore and  Primus, 

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Here's that Sonic Youth song that's not in English. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #53 'After Midnight'

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For the full South Park Episode "The Cissy", head over to SouthParkStudios.Com

Here's the song from South Park "Push" By Lorde (Randy Marsh)

Robert Plant Played The Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday:

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space shifters set list:
Spoonful, Rainbow, Tin Pan Valley, Thank You, Poor Howard, Going To California, Turn It Up, Black Dog, Fixin' To Die, Rock And Roll...
Encore: Nobody's Fault But Mine, Little Maggie, Hoochie Coochie/Whole Lotta Love/Who Do You Love

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Who needs Comic Con?

Not like I wanted to be surrounded by girls like this all weekend

Both attractive and rad

Wholesome yet whoresome

Even if they look like they inflict pain on you in bed

Or the ones that save you from this. This is what I gave up when society told me that in order to be an adult and "get girls" you must do this, this and this. Now society has changed the rules. End result is more alone time. This isn't a sexist thing, it's just me crying no fair. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #51 'I'm A Simpleton, You Know This'

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Playlist from Kasabian at Terminal 5 on Saturday. Every song filmed and here.

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The Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode happened. The internet made a big deal about things like they normally do. I enjoyed it because it's on Television and not real like plus it's a cartoon. Sorry that I'm not gonna get all angered about the humor of Seth McFarlane. It was indeed a FAMILY GUY episode written by FAMILY GUY staff. Simpsons staffers were only used to draw their characters and provide voices.  About 22 minutes into the podcast this week I list 'Five Things That Seemed Off" about the episode.


I was at Andy Pettitte's first major league win back in 1995. There was a young shortstop Buck had in the lineup, up from the minors for 15 games due to an injury to Tony Fernandez. It was Derek Sanderson Jeter.
Farewell to the Captain. Sad kitty Emoticon 
Jon Heyman: Is Jeter Overrated?

The greatest Yankee play most of us will ever see play. 


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This is what Atlantic City is gonna look like in 20 years after all those casinos go bankrupt. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #50 'The Forgotten Borough'

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This is what's happening at Madison Square Garden on New Years Eve. This differs from the previous four years where Phish played multi-night runs. Known for memorable NYE sets, a couple years back they golfed their way into 2013. 

Here's a look from last year:
It's always a good time. I'm if anything only a casual fan of the band. I went as a noob in 2011, you can read my terrible writing and pics here. In 1999 Phish played a six hour New Years gig at Big Cypress. Some pro-shot video has emerged, actually five hours and forty five minutes worth. If you're a fan, it's below. If you're not, then obviously no one is forcing you to do anything you don't want to do.


Castle comes back on Monday. Fans on the FB page are not so excited.

I mean, why on earth wouldn't I be a fan of The Big Bang Theory?  This is your star. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #49 'Correct, I Don't Like You"

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If you have an iPhone you now have the new U2 record. Great. More crap on my phone.

This man is human garbage. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left his server 20 cents as gratuity after receiving what he described  as bad service. The guy who makes Nine Million dollars this year felt the need to make a point. This bothers me as a server of food. Here's an article from Forbes explaining to the people not in the business why it's bad business.

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New Music:

New Weezer track is meh. You can preorder their forthcoming record 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' over at iTunes in the links provided in the video above.

New Childish Gambino isn't bad, it just isn't rap. No, really. It's singing. And it's alright. I'm with it.

And the interview with Childish Gambino on Hot 97's morning show which I mentioned in the 2nd half also featured an awesome freestyle that you can see above. The full 42 minute interview is first on the suggested videos list.

On the TV show Community we were all introduced to what exactly getting a switch was. That said, you cannot beat your kid with a stick. That's crazy. Here's the Wiki on it.

#Workflow. But check it out here's the article that was on Buzzfeed

I'm at the end of this video, the restaurant they go into is where I work. They filmed me serving, but didn't choose to include all my awesome one liners. Damn media.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Show Notes: Jay Porks Experience Episode #48 'Complete Lunacy'

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The world lost a comedy legend in Joan Rivers.

Beastie Boys hangin' with Joan back in the day


Keith Olbermann breaking it down.

Right after I stopped recording this podcast the new Ray Rice video was released. So he's suspended from the NFL indefinitely, which is good to know when you watch this video below:

Sports Illustrated breaking it down

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Playing the good old fashioned "Make a TV show to bump up relevance of your forthcoming record" trick. Can you smell the pretentiousness? Can you taste it inside your mouth right now?