Benjamin Traub 
Member since Oct 9, 2013

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Re: “Me and My Arrow

Once my daughter is old enough to understand what melody is i will take the time to explain to her that it also doesn't matter. The first time she draws inside the lines I'll ask her if she's happy about how it looks. First time she dances too hard and falls down I'll be the one to pick her up and let her know its ok to try again. I'll support it, no matter what she does.

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Posted by Benjamin Traub on 02/28/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “The Top Three

1. the Cure_Disintegration - both opened and crushed my heart. one of the most romantic and beautiful records ever produced. the liner notes have one sentence which states that the album was mixed to be played loud. once i really turned it up it really changed me. hands down, the BEST Cure record.

2. Public Enemy_Fear of a Black Planet - an important album that sums up time, place, & race even better than its masterful predecessor "it takes a nation of millions...". probably the best political party record ever (as in, you can play it at a party of politically minded people and they will enjoy its inherent funkiness)

3. TIE
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland (or, now i got over myself and found that not all 'classic rock' sucks you punk.') My first drug record and man, its a good one to do drugs to. no downers, lots of room to move, players playing straight up avant blues freak out jams and ambient folk color waves.
Sonic Youth - Dirty -more accessible than Goo and better songs than Daydream - they crafted the message this time rather than just shitting it out via feedback. Every piece of production on this album from the snare micing to the treble level on Kim's pick slides is punkrockperfect. Even Lee's song on it is his best one.

Posted by Benjamin Traub on 01/02/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Music With A Movie

I always thought Cameron Crowe hit his soundtrack height with Say Anything then rather quickly turned some of his perfect choices into poor practices. Example: Lloyd getting his kickboxing workout in with some anthemic Joe Satriani blaring to the Replacement's "within your reach" playing on a car radio in the wee hours of a morning spent up with a new lover. Flash forward to the cringe worthy "tiny dancer" scene in Almost Famous and you can see why I'm so mad at him.

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Posted by Benjamin Traub on 10/09/2013 at 3:54 PM

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