Surprise! First Post of the New Year! Industrial/Noise Edition!

I hope your holidays, or whatever you may celebrate or choose not to, were fantastic. I, for one, don’t usually enjoy this time of year, the foremost reason being that it is simply a sensory overload (and another is something fucked always seems to happen around this time…this year was boiling water on my foot … Continue reading

Surprise! No More Wednesday Surprise! I Surprise You Whenever I Fucking Feel Like it!

I pride myself on learning, finding, and sharing music that isn’t known to a majority of people. I also pride myself in having my guilty pleasures, though I do not pride myself on using the term “pride myself.” The opening sentence sounds like a douche-y thing to say…bear with me. It is not a pride … Continue reading

Wednesday Surprise

So when it comes to music I have figured out that drums, or more broadly, rhythm, is my favorite part of it. Having just finished the wonderful biography of Led Zeppelin, “When Giants Walked the Earth“, I learned that not only was Bonham a badass, and my favorite drummer, second being Dave Grohl, but he was … Continue reading

Wednesday Surprise: Country & Western Edition

Longtime readers and friends will be surprised by this, maybe as much as myself. A wonderful thing about working in a record shop and surrounding myself with music nerds is being turned on to something that I may have never otherwise encountered. Now I grew up in southern Indiana in a very rural part outside … Continue reading

Grating Hits 8

A mix. A mix that will blow your balls off. If you have them. If you don’t you will grow them just to have them blown off. Welcome back, me. I am happy to be here and I am glad you came back here. Now get thrown to the back of the room. Here.

A Thousand Apologies

As you may, or may not, have noticed there have been no updates and no free downloads over the last few weeks. The reason for this is simply that during the stormy season here in Chicago everything has been thrown terribly out of whack. The internet, which is shared with the kind neighbors in our … Continue reading

Free Download: Grating Hits 6

Time for more free music. No theme here, simply things I’ve been digging lately. Some happy and some downright violent. Let’s swim in the warmth by hiding in the cool depths. Also it was time to do some design changes. Gone is the “Hitz,” and home is the “Hits.” Why? Shit with uneeded ‘Z’s is … Continue reading

Free Download: Fugazi – In On The Kill Taker (Steve Albini Session)

You know In on the Kill Taker. Great, right? Albini recorded it as well but the Fugazis decided to stick with their usual studio at Inner Ear in DC. Dig it. Yup. Oh, it’s here.

Free Download: Oh, I Do

A friend asked me to help her out with some musical selections for a wedding she has to dj. As it was a rather vanilla party I dug deep and came up with these selections, friendly to kids and elderly alike. The best part is that they are all great songs so everybody wins. The … Continue reading