Archive for the ‘Site Updates’ Category

Mesa Love on AOL?

January 28, 2007

So, I just found out that AOL Music has linked my review of Annual’s Be He Me on their site. Pretty neat, yeah?

I just listened to the new Bright Eyes EP and I wrote a review. Not sure when I will post that, but hopefully soon. Also I may have a new podcast up soon. So check back or subscribe.

– ian



December 28, 2006

I haven’t listened to Statistics in the longest time mostly due to Denver Dalley’s electronic beats, and songs that wouldn’t have a lasting effect on me, the listener. One of the only songs I felt that had a decent sound to it was “2 A.M.”, which was actually written by The Good Life’s (and Cursive…) Timothy Kasher. You can listen to Kasher’s acoustic version of the song over here. I prefer this version to the album version sung by Dalley.

Any-who, as for Mesa’s statistics – we’re growing in them numbers. The podcast is doing better than it has before, and the site is attracting much more attention than it was when we were on Blogger, and it has only been a few weeks. Now, I just have to find a way to actually write about things you readers like.

Most of you won’t comment this, or possibly even read this whole bit. But if you are reading, please tell your friends to check the site out, and listen to the podcast. It would be a nice treat for the people who spend their highs and their drunken buzzes, on the p-cast. They don’t do these things because they want to (except for Joshua Edds).

So, I leave you all until the next post on Saturday, which will bring a new podcast for download. Until then, listen to all your favorite albums of ’06 and get off the internet. Find a buddy and go ice fishing (if you have ice).


Canceled; Mesa Love Podcast – Ep.8

December 23, 2006

I remember that little green gecko who was Gieco’s mascot, being fairly humorous and cute. Now, we are watching these commercials with a caveman that complains all the time. They’re not funny or entirely entertaining. Some may have that one punchline at the very end that can revive the advertisement from being cut, but there are still a lot that have no appeal towards it’s viewers. It’s sad that the stations must rely on the money from their advertisers, and when they start noticing people aren’t watching the shows, they cancel them.

One of my favorite shows, Arrested Development, was canceled just last June after not receiving as many watchers as it deserved. Arrested Development, by Mitchell Hurwitz, was a show with a well developed cast of characters and the actors and actresses who played them. Playing the lead of the show who keeps a balance for his family, Patrick Bateman, who plays Michael Bluth, has done a magnificent job staring as a lead of a hit-or-miss show. In fact, the show had a strong fan base, and won an Emmy.

But now I am watching That 70’s Show(canceled after Topher Grace left), and it’s a good episode (the one where Red is Santa Clause). So, I will go ahead and stop, and just leave you with episode eight of the Mesa Love Podcast, The Top 15 Albums to Get Lifted to: Pt. 1 (another show that is losing ratings).


Readers, Feeders, & 1337395 – Site Update 12/17 – 12/23

December 20, 2006

I’ve got this great idea! Starting now, the site is going to follow a kind of set update time that are mandatory for our blog.
If you have no clue what I am talking about, just keep reading on.

These are the days you will find our bi-weekly updates, and reviews:

Wednesday & Saturday – Site updates will happen on these days. Topics can be on anything.
Saturday – Along with new site update, a Podcast will be launched.
Tuesday – New review.

So, that is the new lineup. Pretty groovy…


So, I’m pretty excited to watch The Decemberists, and Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report on Comedy Central, go at it in a Guitar Solo Challenge after The Decemberists “stole” the idea of Colbert’s “Green Screen Challenge”. I’m not so sure who I think will win. Will guitarist, Chris Funk, out due Colbert and show him who’s the god of indie prog/rock? Or will Colbert prove himself worthy of an apology from Colin Meloy and The Decemberists?


December 15, 2006

I feel that I need to update you, the reader, on things that are happening to the blog and the team consisting of my counter-part and peice, Joshua, and myself. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but last night around this same time, Joshua came to me through one of the only good programs that was released by AOL, AOL Instant Messenger. All he had to say to me was that I’m completely losing myself, and that every time he lays his eyes on me, all that he sees is shit. I sound like shit and even look like it almost 97% of the time I go outside of my house. 100% when indoors.

Well readers, I don’t hate Joshua at all for his words of anguish. Instead, I take them as words of truth and pity. Joshua has everything together for himself; some good grades, a good gal, and the power to shred. I, on the hand, am a loner who seeks someone and something to talk to, but when it comes down to it – I am a disappointment.
Tell you the truth, I have no reason for telling you this. None what-so-ever. Just feel like I need to be more open to those who read this rubish.

With Love and Squalor,
Ian C.

Welcome to the world of WordPress

December 3, 2006

After a few slim months on the pot over at Blogger, I have decided to give WordPress a try. I’ve heard great things about it from Scott Spanbauer of PC World.

Let me get this thing going before I do any real posts.