Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 11 Albums of the 2000s

1. Radiohead - Kid A

2. Radiohead - Amnesiac

3. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

4. Joanna Newsom - Ys

5. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

6. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

7. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

8. The White Stripes - Elephant

9. Radiohead - In Rainbows

10. The Strokes - Is This It

11. My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves

Read about why I chose them here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Top 15 Albums of 2009

1. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer

2. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II

3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

4. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

5. Dan Deacon - Bromst

6. Mos Def - The Ecstatic

7. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

8. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

9. Thomas Function - In the Valley of Sickness

10. tUnE-YaRdS - BiRd BrAiNs

11. Noah and the Whale - The First Days of Spring

12. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport

13. The Dutchess and the Duke - Sunset / Sunrise

14. Micachu - Jewellery

15. Japandroids - Post-Nothing

On this blog, I've made it a tradition to list my top fifteen records of the year (2007 is here and 2008 is here). For more words on why I chose the top ten, see our Time Out list here. Also, keep on the lookout for our decade lists and some Pazz & Jop action in January.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


My first concert recap for AOL's Spinner ran today and—surprise, surprise—it's about Phish. The band played Madison Square Garden last night. Check it out here.

The show was my tenth of the tour this year…one more to go tonight and another tomorrow for the even dozen. I am neither proud nor ashamed of this fact.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Got a Clif Bar and some cold green tea

My interview with Trey Anastasio is running in this week's Time Out. During the course of it, I ask him about the Clif Bar line in a song from Phish's new album Joy.

Here's the exchange:

I keep getting caught on the Clif Bar line in “Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan.”
Yeah, it goes, “Got a blank space where my mind should be / Got a Clif Bar and some cold green tea.”

Is that a product placement?
I wish! If Clif Bar wants to give me some money for saying that, I’ll take it.

The only reason I asked that question was to get this in print so that Clif Bars will send me a case.
There was a period a little while ago where I wasn’t eating anything but Clif Bars. I think that line actually really comes from Tom [Marshall, who writes Phish’s lyrics] working in a cubicle at Prudential for the last few years. [Laughs] I went through a period for a couple months there, but I can’t keep eating them. I stopped. Unless they’re gonna give me some money and then I’ll start again.

What I didn't actually expect to happen was this:

Ask and you shall receive…

Hey Colin-

I read the Phish interview and of course loved it all…and especially the Clif section. I’d be more than happy to send you some bars if you were serious about wanting some Hit me with your contact (and Trey’s if you are so inclined;) and we’ll get you set up. Thanks for the mention and keep up the killer work. It’s a tough job hanging out with rockstars and seeing shows….but someone has to do it.

Ride Om!


PS- I’m a fan ….not a clipping service

b.cole I director of field experience

clif bar & company 1610 fifth street, berkeley, ca 94710

All killer, no filler!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Give It Up for the Mile High

Back from Denver after a short weekend of visiting Mom, friends and catching Phish at Red Rocks. I miss it already.

So, two things for the 5280 on this night:

1 -Fear the horse

2 - Wave your hands from side to side

Sunday, June 28, 2009


From the comments section:

Anonymous said...

Sweet picture. My name is Colin St. John too, and there's only room for one of us on this earth, so you better start building a spaceship before I find you.

12:00 AM

Thursday, June 18, 2009


They just found a dead guy down at Bonnaroo, which—if you've been—isn't really all that surprising.

I made it out of there relatively unscathed; check out my wrap-up here.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Gone Phishin'

I just went to more Phish shows than most would care to attend...and it was great.

Check out my recap of the affairs here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Concerts

We did a nice job over here in the music department for the annual summer concerts issue…if I do say so myself.

Check out the fruit of our labor here.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bo knows Bo

So, are people going to start buying Portuguese water dogs like they buy clothes from J. Crew?

Side question #1: Is it cool if we call him Bobama?

Side question #2: Is Bo Jackson pissed that he is now, officially, obsolete?

Monday, March 16, 2009

I have a new blog

It's just getting started, but I figured I'd clue y'all in first. It's about stuff that used to be cool, but isn't anymore.

Check it out here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pazz & Jop

Check it, check it: My Pazz & Jop ballot is now online here.

In the singles category, I am proud the be the only voter of two songs:

Chad VanGaalen, "TMNT Mask"

Wale, "The Freestyle (Roc Boys)"

Deal with it.