PopTodd : Just picked up an album from the Melbourne, Australia band Dick Diver. Loving it!
Drew KNARR : "Play On" Vol 2 book is METEOR-IC!!!!!
Evan Patten : Oh, my bad, my screen name wasn't Mojo. I mistook that name for obner.org. Yeah, I now remember another user by the name Mojo. You're located in the Chicago area, aren't you? Have you heard Power Pop Criminals blogspot? Features a lot of out of print and rare power pop music... worth checking out.
PopTodd : But, it's cool to see you here! Most of CMJ is over at obner.org now. Although that place is kinda dying out by this point. Too bad.
PopTodd : Oh, I didn't think you were Mojo. I know who Mojo was. Even wen't to a SFA show with him once.
Evan Patten : No, that wasn't my screen name. Actually, I don't even remember my screen name back then.
PopTodd : I remember an Evan at CMJ… what was your screen name?
PopTodd : Was I at Mojo?
PopTodd : Hey Evan, yes I am the same PopTodd from CMJ.
Evan Patten : Not sure if it was posted previously but the drummer from the Posies died maybe about a month ago.
Evan Patten : Thanks for the heads up on the new Martin Newell release. Are you the same PopTodd from the MOJO/CMJ websites from some 10-15 years ago? I think I remember doing a mix cd swap with you all those years ago.
PopTodd : Of course, about half of it was previously released, but so what?!
PopTodd : Listening to the new Martin Newell compilation -- Teatime Assortment -- and it's every bit as wonderful as you would expect.
Thomas Summers : I'm loving Tangerine's most recent album
Evan Patten : Aimee Mann's 'I'm with Stupid' is a great, over-looked power pop gem. It's sounds a lot like the Grays. After all, it should, since Jon Brion is all over it. I wish Jon Brion would go back to recording studio albums like his first (and only) solo album.
Evan Patten : Teenage Fanclub should have a new album out this fall.
Evan Patten : Bummed out that there isn't really any new pioneering power pop bands out there pushing the envelope. Too much of the new stuff I've been hearing is just a rehash of the old stuff.
Evan Patten : Shouldn't Matthew Sweet and Cotton Mather have a new album out by now?
Evan Patten : The 90's was a great decade for power pop.
Evan Patten : New Cheap Trick album should be out by the end of this year.
Paul Burkett : love your site and all things power pop
molly Thomas : LOL just being goofy
molly Thomas : Hey I been to the jungle and they aint got no fun and games,
PopTodd : Anyone familiar with a pre-Waterboys, Mike Scott post-punk band called DNV? Stumbled upon this and the music is all long out of print. Wondering if anyone has heard them or has access to the music. «link» ube.com/watch?v= EUheZxqtJMY