12/31/2008

Buy my book at Book Soup

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Five Fingers Make A Fist
by A;exander Laurence
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12/25/2008

Paul is dead


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12/20/2008

The Duke Spirit @ the Roxy

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12/17/2008

Mercury Rev @ el rey

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12/08/2008

Best Shows of 2008

There were a lot of good shows this year. I also liked Raconteurs, TV on The Radio, Oasis, The Ting Tings and much more.


Oct 18th: Patti Smith @ Orpheum




Sept 5th: Antony and The Johnsons @ Arlene Schnitzler Hall




Oct 2nd: My Bloody Valentine @ Santa Monica Civic




Oct 14th: Wire + Muslims @ Echoplex




Sept 17th: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds @ Hollywood Bowl




May 27th: Elvis Costello + The Police @ Hollywood Bowl




June 13th: Crystal Castles @ The Roxy




Mar 5th: The Duke Spirit @ Echo




June 29th: Devendra Banhart @ Hollywood Bowl




Mar 25th: Jose Gonzalez @ Wiltern




Aug 23rd: The Germs @ The Echo
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12/07/2008

Sing along with OASIS


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12/05/2008

Oasis @ Staples Center

Oasis

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11/30/2008

School of Seven Bells @ Henry Fonda

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11/29/2008

Topanga Canyon

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11/24/2008

NOISE POP

NOISE POP 2009 FESTIVAL DATES AND EARLY ARTIST CONFIRMATIONS ANNOUNCED; FILM SCREENINGS, FESTIVAL PARTNERS ALSO ANNOUNCED

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS, A.C. NEWMAN, NO AGE, GOBLIN COCK, CLUES and DEAR AND THE HEADLIGHTS set to headline Noise Pop 2009. Noise Pop Festival film screenings will include JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON and AGILE MOBILE HOSTILE – A YEAR WITH ANDRE WILLIAMS. The 17th annual Noise Pop Festival will take place February 24 through March 1, 2009.



November 24, 2008—San Francisco, CA— Event Producers, Noise Pop Industries, have announced the dates of the West Coast’s premiere independent celebration of music, film and art - Noise Pop 2009. The 17th annual Noise Pop Festival will take place February 24 through March 1, 2009 at venues throughout San Francisco, CA.

Early artist confirmations include New Pornographers front man A.C. Newman, No Age, Pinback side project Goblin Cock, Dear And The Headlights, the Bay Area debut of Clues and a very special performance by Antony and the Johnsons at Davies Symphony Hall. More confirmations will be announced very shortly.

The Noise Pop Film Festival continues its mission of focusing on films that embrace and reflect independent music and culture. Early announcements include “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” examining the most important day in the career of an American icon, and “Agile Mobile Hostile: A Year with Andre Williams,” which follows the charismatic hit songwriter (he has recorded with Berry Gordy, Ike Turner, Stevie Wonder and Jon Spencer to name a few) and his struggle with his creative vision and his addictions. Many Noise Pop Film Festival screenings will include Q&A discussions with the filmmakers.

Noise Pop has announced that WolfgangsVault.com returns as a presenting sponsor of the 2009 Festival showcasing emerging artists. Wolfgang’s Vault is the home for the past, present and future of live music including The Bill Graham Archives, Daytrotter Sessions, King Biscuit, selections from Noise Pop 2007 and 2008 and more, all available for free streaming online and by iphone. In addition to the Concert Vault music of Wolfgang’s Vault, the site also offers concert posters, rock photography, vintage t-shirts and retro t-shirts, rock gear and concert related memorabilia. Wolfgang’s Vault will offer exclusive Noise Pop 2009 concerts as free streams and free downloads of the bands destined to become household names.

Noise Pop Festival badges, which provide entry to all Noise Pop Festival events will be available to purchase starting at 10:00 AM on December 10, 2008. Festival badges are exclusively available from a dedicated Noise Pop 2009 Festival website (www.noisepop.com/2009) launching on December 3, 2008. Noise Pop Festival news updates will also be featured on Noisepop.com
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11/23/2008

WIRE: free download





Here: http://daytrotter.com/article/1477/wire
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11/22/2008

Best music of 2008



BEST CDs of 2008
By alexander laurence
The Portable-Infinite

1. Black Mountain – In The Future
2. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
3. Portishead - Third
4. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
5. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
6. Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
7. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
8. The Walkmen – You & Me
9. Ray La Montagne – Gossip In The Grain
10. Wire – Object 47
11. The Duke Spirit - Neptune
12. The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely
13. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig Lazurus Dig!
14. Spiritualized - Songs in A & E
15. Mercury Rev – Snowflake Midnight
16. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
17. Secret Machines – Secret Machines
18. Teddy Thompson – A Piece Of What You Need
19. The Dodos – The Visiter
20. The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement
21. The Black Keys – Attack & Release
22. Darker My Love – 2
23. Foals - Antidotes
24. Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
25. Joan As Police Woman – To Survive
26. The Ting Tings _ The Ting Tings
27. Beach House - Devotion
28. Ryan Adams – Cardinology
29. Dandy Warhols – Earth To The Dandy Warhols
30. Sebastien Tellier - Sexuality
31. Golden Animals – Free Your Mind And Win A Pony
32. Deerhunter - Microcastle
33. M83 – Saturdays=Youth
34. She & Him – Volume One
35. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
36. Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
37. Santogold - Santogold
38. White Denim - Workout Holiday
39. Gemma Hayes – The Hollow Of Morning
40. Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls

41. Primal Scream - Beautiful Future
42. The Verve - Forth
43. The Subways – All Or Nothing
44. Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
45. The Kills – Midnight Boom
46. Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
47. Guns and Roses - Chinese Democracy
48. Dot Allison – Exaltation Of Larks
49. Megapuss - Surfing
50. Psychic Ills - Mirror Eye






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11/14/2008

Playlist: the death of downtown





Playlist: Nov 13th 2008

This will probably be the last time I DJ at Bar 107. They decided that it will never be a cool scene. They want it to be a dive bar where people drink and are depressed. So Hot Chip and MGMT remind people that they are getting bald and life is passing them by. Here is the last playlist before I was interrupted.

Darker My Love "Talking Words"
The Chemical Brothers "Leave Home
Primal Scream "Can't Go Back"
A Place To Bury Strangers "I Know I'll See You"
Stereo Total "Musique Automatique"
Ladyhawke "Paris Is Burning" (Peaches remix)
The Muslims "Walking With Jesus"
Daft Punk "Around The World"
Hot Chip "Ready For The Floor"
Does It Offend You, Yeah? "Let's Make Out"

MGMT "Kids"
PIL "This Is Not A Love Song"
Invaders Of The Heart "How Much Are They?"
Santogold "LES Artistes"
Ladytron "Playgirl"
The Ting Tings "Shut Up And Let Me Go"

And some crap music after this. I played nine or ten of these songs the month before. That was it this month. For the rest of the month and next artwalk golden oldies and cheesy songs. Lets all drink up.
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11/12/2008

Downtown Artwalk DJ Night: November 13th

Downtown Artwalk w/ DJ Alexander
Music Is My Boyfriend™

Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 9:45pm

Location:
Bar 107
107 West 4th Street @ Main
Los Angeles, CA

The Portable Infinite brings you a happy night of good karma at Bar 107 celebrating hope and freedom and the opening lotus flower.....

No need to bring a partner if you have a good song. It's another amazing night of NEW MUSIC in Downtown LA.

Alexander Laurence (aka The Portable Infinite)
CELEBRATES VINYL and the year of light and the blogsphere


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11/10/2008

Adam & Steve


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11/07/2008

TV on The Radio @ the Wiltern

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11/05/2008

West Indian Girl: november

WIG

mariqueen maandig reznor
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11/03/2008

Bunny


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11/01/2008

Roky Erickson & Black Angels

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