8.29.2010

30 day song meme - 11

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

30 day song meme - 10

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

so relaxing regardless of who is singing it

8.28.2010

30 day song meme - 09

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

the only real dancing i ever learned to do was to this song. this type of music. still about all i can do.

8.24.2010

30 day song meme - 08

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

Somewhere I learned this words and they stuck with me. I guess I'm dropping science all over...



30 day Song meme - 07

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

Watch the video. This is what it reminds me of. It came out around this time.



BONUS:
Same event another song.

30 Day Song Meme - 06

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year


I love this song. It reminds me of college and everything I went through there.

30 Day Song Meme - 05

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year


Very simply this reminds me of many people. The one person in particular might be the one who got away or the one who moved on and up to better things.

8.15.2010

30 Day Song Meme - 04

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

I first heard this on a mixtape. Used it on a break up mixtape myself.



30 Day Song Meme - 03

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

I loved this song the first time I heard it. Everytime I smile. Not sure why, I just do.



8.14.2010

really brain?

Explain to me why this guy was in my dream last night? not sexually he was just there.

8.11.2010

30 Day Song Meme - 02

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year


This is my least favorite song:
Ok i hate and dislike quite a few songs. I'm a snob but this song by a once great band makes it the worst song ever and not just by me.

God damn I hate it so much. I hate it so much.

8.09.2010

30 Day Song Meme - 01

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

This is my favorite song of all time:

I don’t know why I just fell in love with it. “Pull me out of the aircraft”

Day 01. Your favorite song
Day 02. Your least favorite song
Day 03. A song that makes you happy
Day 04. A song that makes you sad
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to
Day 09. A song that you can dance to
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11. A song from your favorite band
Day 12. A song from a band you hate
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15. A song that describes you
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17. A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19. A song from your favorite album
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

This is my favorite song of all time:

I don’t know why I just fell in love with it. “Pull me out of the aircraft”



7.11.2010

Best Of 2010...so far

Not sure how to best list it so here is an alphabetical list of my top albums so far.

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Charlotte Gainsbourg -IRM

Eels- End Times

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I learned the Hard Way

Sleigh Bells - Treats

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever

The New Pornographers - Together

Vampire Weekend - Contra

7.04.2010

-15

last May I started doing this with last.fm and it worked out nicely. I take my top 15 artists played on my profile (excluding classical) and I deselect them for my iPod. That way I only am listening to artists that are new or just not heard in a long. I do this to stop having a habit of listening and overlistening to the same music over and over again.

here are the 15 artists I am not going to listen to for the next month (July 2 to August 1)

Radiohead

Wilco

Eels

Sonic Youth

Pixies

Spoon

Nine Inch Nails

Tom Waits

Atmosphere

Modest Mouse

The Decemberists

Neko Case

Led Zeppelin

Beck

The Twilight Singers

This way I can see some of my older albums and other music get listened to for awhile.

4.25.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: Z is for The Zutons and White Zombie

yeah second one doesn't really count but those two albums i listened to to death.

//zutons


//white Zombie

A to Z of Music I Love: Y is for Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Neil Young

yeah here is fun music newish band really making interesting music and one of the greatest artists ever

//yeah yeah yeahs


//neil young (this song slays me)

A to Z of Music I Love: X is for X

well not many x bands so why not choose a great punk band?

here is x

//x

4.24.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: W is for Wilco

there is no competition here. this is the best W band. Enjoy 3 videos of theirs

//wilco
(on tons of drugs)




A to Z of Music I Love: V is for Velvet Underground

could there have been a more unsucessful but influential band? nope. these guys rock.

//velvet underground

A to Z of Music I Love: U is for Uncle Tupelo

not many u bands to choose from so i took one. might have chosen u2 but eh. the band broke up and became son volt and wilco

n-joy

//uncle tupelo

A to Z of Music I love: T is for Tool and Twilight Singers

not much to say here i couldn't choose one so here's two.

//Tool - my favorite song by them but only ever done live, no awesome video


here is an awesome TOOL video


//Twilight Singers

4.17.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: S is for Sonic Youth/Soul Coughing/Spoon

I couldn't pick one so here is a trifecta.

//Sonic Youth




//Soul Coughing


//Spoon


A to Z of Music I Love: Q is for Queen

So i forgot Q. So here it is. The greatest band beginning with Q.

Yeah here it is

4.11.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: R is for RADIOHEAD

Theres is no competition here. This is my favorite band EVER. I feel in love with them gradually over time but when Kid A came out, they solidified as my top band. I can't explain really why I love them. I heard "creep" and thought this guy has a whiney voice but i don't mind the music.

I guess hearing The Bends changed much of that and then came the monster that is OK Computer.
Here are my favorite songs by Radiohead

Lucky (my all time favorite song)


Talk Show Host


Fake Plastic Trees


15 Step


Paranoid Android (i was at this show)


high and dry


Idioteque


There are my favorites, enjoy.

4.04.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: P is for Pixies and Peaches

Pixies: I discovered via WTUL and Fight Club. I now love them and totally get where Nirvana was coming from.

Peaches is, well, crazy good. She plays with boundries and taste. It works for me.

So here is both of them in two seperate videos.

Pixies


Peaches

A to Z of Music I Love: O is for Okkervil River

This is a tough letter because there aren't many O bands I love. I used to love The Offspring (along with Live, first cds I ever bought). I enjoyed the Old 97's. Of Montreal is fun.

So I choose a new enjoyment. Maybe a band i like or am getting into. I didn't like them the first time I heard them but overtime they have grown on me.

So here it is.


4.03.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: N is for Nine Inch Nails.

I could write about Nirvana but there is one bad that really marks a trail right along my musical journey.

When I started 7th grade I was listening to Top 40 and oldies. I didn’t have anything that really existed in my world. Modern rock stations never stayed around long enough back home. Mostly country and classic rock and top 40 bullshit. Shortly before their demise the local college rock station (which is now boring jazz) played a hard rock hour late one night. They played Caroline Spine, Radiohead (wait for the R entry), some nondiscript college rock, then they played ministry and then this:

WISH


Mentally my mind started opening up and things changed. (the song was edited for radio.) Then things started progressing as more and more music became known to me and then this happened. Their greatest album and most famous song.

CLOSER


I then went and found their first album on tape, yes tape. The first two albums and an EP helped get through high school. Always there when i was upset, angry or lonely. Weird how one band can be there. While Radiohead is my all time favorite band, Nine Inch Nails is number two for a reason. They were the opposite to Radiohead. My yin and yang. My mental guidelines and aids.

Off the tape, I fell in love with this song. Not a great video but I still love the song.


It got better Live too


Then came one of my favorite movies LOST HIGHWAY. I still love it and still love this song.


SO throughout high school they were there and then came college and the release of The Fragile. The album was depressing and affirming. My tastes in music generally broadened but some how i always came back to them. I went through some bad places in college and the music was there. I never got to see NIN live. I made quite a few good friends through our shared love of NIN (holla peaches and karen!) but always it was the concert I never got to go to. Always played live when i was with family or at college but at the opposite side of the continent. I saw Trent a few times in new orleans off and on. Ran into him at a bar in the quarter. Another time he was going to a party after the one i went to let out of an upstairs club. I don't see him as a god of icon but as a man who expressed the emotions so many of have.

Star*uckers Inc


I guess the NIN quiet period that started post this album also equalled my movement to more indie rock, weirder music, and americana. I am not sure why but I started exploring other things than what i had found. Like always when I needed the music, it was there.

Another great track that helped with college (one of the few)


I then ended up waiting like so many till much later for something else. SO i could keep writing about how much NIN means to me. I also wonder how to explain the emotional connection that this music has brought me.

I was so excited to see them live for the first time at Voodoofest. I bought tickets made plans then two months before, Hurricane Katrina. My sadness and my pain from all that got fed into the album "With Teeth" and this video and song became how i felt (and sometimes still do).


"There is no you, there is one me."
I ended up seeing them three times in the last 5 years. The opening acts of Saul Williams, Peaches, TV on the Radio and Bauhaus were all firsts for me. I saw HEALTH too but I don't really like them that much. The prolific last few years of Trent Reznor has produced a wealth of good music and interesting adoption of current internet technology. Only time will tell what happens next.

From this comes a good concept album in "Year Zero" and a great single.


Then Came Ghosts and The Slip
Echoplex

Ghosts 31


The music has been there for 20 years of my life. The band is no more. That means Trent has other things planned and I will look forward too. I need to go and get the legal torrents they put up and make DVDs of the great music and shows that have been made.

Thank you Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). My life would be pretty boring and I would still be listening to Amy Grant and Michael W. SMith with out you. Thank you.

Bonus Cover Awesomeness!!!

4.02.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: M is for Modest Mouse

Not much here other than Mozart. Enjoy a few videos of one of the weirdest and funniest bands.





worse than you ever know

A to Z of Music I Love: L is for Live and Led Zeppelin

Another dual post for two reasons

Live was the first CD i ever bought and one of the first bands I ever got excited about it. Too bad they didn't stay as good after 2002 but oh well I will always enjoy Throwing Copper


Led Zeppelin, great hard rock band ever. They defined a genre, my radio in HS and the only good FM station back home. I have over listened to them because of that but here is my favorite song by them.

3.28.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: K is for Kravitz

Again another hard letter. I don't like his most recent song but this song kicks ass and so do the first 3 or 4 albums.

enjoy some Lenny Kravitz

A to Z of Music I Love: J is for Janis Joplin

There is no arguement here. Best female pop/rock singer of all time. Sorry Aertha but this woman out did you every step of the way.



Get it while you can...

A to Z of Music I Love: I is for Iron & Wine

ok simply said, i like the lyrics and i like the group. though I don't own many I bands so it kind of defaults to this group.

A to Z of Music I Love: H is for Hendrix

I could put The Hold Steady or PJ Harvey here but really are they better than THE GREATEST GUITARIST EVER? I mean really?

Let the music speak here:


or this:


or this:


see best ever

3.20.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: G is for Gorillaz

I love the music is all over the place. I love the tunes and mix of world, pop, hip hop, and funk in the music. The future is coming on...



A to Z of Music I Love: F is for Fleet Foxes

I could have chosen Fever Ray but in post 2 of 3 for today I am going with one of my new favorites.

Mykonos


Another good one: White Winter Hymnal

A to Z of Music I Love: E is for The Eels

Some letters are easier than others. E is the Eels. I love music, the lyrics and the stories. So enjoy two of my favorite videos they made. Also check out the songs "Going Fetal" and "Flyswatter"

Last Stop This Town


Novocaine For The Soul

3.13.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: D is for The Decemberists

This letter was easier to choose. While I like The Doors they aren't the top of the pile here. One of the weirdest bands I know is, The Decemberists. I love the pop mixed with sea shanties and topped off with just the right amount of references to culture and literature. They are pretty brilliant in my opinion.

It was tough to pick one song but I picked the first one I heard and lead me down the path of owning everything they have made. It is a great antiwar protest song while still being smart and cleaver.



Bonus post: Another good song

Pink Floyd - Goodbye Blue Sky

This is pretty much what my dreams are like.

3.11.2010

crazy queen?

How awesome is this photo?

A to Z of Music I Love: C is for Clash & Case

Another double post. Some letters are harder than others.

First is Neko Case, my newest favorite artist. She is amazing live and amazing on album. Just enjoy.



Second is The Clash. One of the all time great bands. Most melodic punk bands ever and some of the best messages in there songs.

3.09.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: B is for Bjork & Bowie

This is one of the hardest posts I think I'll have to do. I fell in love with Bjork because of her name. I saw it and it was like mine so i said I must here.  I heard this song when it came out and I was hooked. I still have a love hate relationship with her because it was so weird and often off putting. Hers is an awesome video.

I think I forced myself to like David Bowie. I heard songs on the radio and liked them but it took years for me to figure out he's a chameleon and changes styles often. So many great albums but I will take one that means something to me. I get it and I feel it.

I love these songs and the last one brings two things i love into one.
Bjork


Bowie & Reznor

3.08.2010

A to Z of Music I Love: A is for Atmosphere

I am sort of stealing from Walt and Nessa but hey why not? I've had the urge to write more lately why not slack off and do this.

Atmosphere is my favorite hip-hop group. I find slug amazing and the lyrics often great. I saw him live and it was amazing. I love all his albums and his sad clown series of rough cuts and live tracks.

So here is the video of a good song.

Best films of 2010


I totally forgot to post this but I just saw #1 two weeks ago.

1.              The Hurt Locker
2.              Ingolourius Basterds
3.              Up
4.              Avatar
5.              Fantastic Mr. Fox
6.              Waltz With Bashir
7.              Crazy Heart
8.              The Hangover
9.              Precious
10.          An Education
11.          Coraline
12.          (500) Days of Summer
13.          The Wrestler
14.          Where The Wild Things Are
15.          District 9
16.          Star Trek
17.          Me and Orson Wells
18.          Bright Star
19.          A Serious Man
20.     Capitalism: A Love Story

BEST PHOTO EVER?

Her music does already

3.03.2010

Oscar Picks part 2

Here are the harder categories to pick. I am making guesses here but go for it. what are your thoughts?

Best Documentary Feature
The Cove (but Food Inc might win)

Best Documentary Short
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (cause children are probably in it)

Best Live Action Short
best guess = Kavi

Best Animated Short
Logorama

Best Original Score
Up – Michael Giacchino (but Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat is excellent)

Best Original Song
too many randy newman songs
"The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart – Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett
This is the best song of the lot and great on its own.

Best Sound Editing
Avatar

Best Sound Mixing
The Hurt Locker (or maybe Inglourious Basterds)

Best Art Direction
Avatar (cheering for The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus)

Best Cinematography
Avatar (though cheering for Inglourious Basterds or White Ribbon)

Best Makeup
Star Trek

Best Costume Design
The Young Victoria

Best Film Editing
Avatar

Best Visual Effects
Avatar

3.02.2010

Oscar Picks part 1

I will pick the other categories soon but they are harder. Here are the majors categories.
The easy categories first:

BEST PICTURE
Should win: The Hurt Locker

Could Win: Avatar (it made a shit ton of money) or The Blind Side (for god knows what reason other than $$$)

BEST DIRECTOR
Should Win: Kathryn Bigelow - She made the best picture and it was excellent

Could Win: James Cameron - seriously look at all that money...

BEST ACTOR
Will/Should Win: Jeff Bridges, though Colin Firth was great, Bridges gives an another amazing performance that raises the film above a standard picture.

BEST ACTRESS
I hate this but safest bet is SANDRA fucking BULLOCK not because she's good or the film is good just cause it made money and to appease the fact she brought in a ton of money.

Want/Should win: Meryl Streep gives a great performance.

Dark hourse/Dream: Carry Mulligan or Gabby Siboude give fantastic performances and should be recognized.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
No question here: M'Onique

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Should Win: Christoph Waltz gives the best preformance

Could win: Christopher Plummer or Stanley Tucci for lifetimes of great work

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Should win: Hurt Locker

Could win: Inglorious Basterds

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Will: Up In The Air (doesn't deserve it)

I want: An Education
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Will: UP

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE
Toss up: White Ribbon or Un Prophete

more to come later

2.27.2010

2.21.2010

musical milestones

I love milestones as much as my friend Walt does. I love music and i love stats about what I listen to. So stealing from Walt's blog I have complied my listening milestones. I need to listen to more music and probably should go back to old albums i haven't heard in a very long time.
Enjoy.

Last.FM Milestones
10000th track: (20 Sep 2008)

Joni Mitchell - The Last Time I Saw Richard

12500th track: (16 Oct 2008)

Green Day - PlayShe

15000th track: (20 Nov 2008)

Deerhunter - PlayDot Gain

17500th track: (11 Jan 2009)

The Decemberists - PlayThe Infanta

20000th track: (14 Feb 2009)

Atmosphere - A Song About a Friend

22500th track: (15 Mar 2009)

Soul Coughing - St. Louise Is Listening

25000th track: (04 Apr 2009)

AC/DC - Hells Bells

27500th track: (26 Apr 2009)

Eels - PlayFrom Which I Came / A Magic World

30000th track: (22 May 2009)

32500th track: (21 Jun 2009)

Placebo - PlayKings of Medicine

35000th track: (24 Jul 2009)

Iron & Wine - PlayWoman King

37500th track: (24 Aug 2009)

Neil Young - PlaySilver & Gold

40000th track: (18 Oct 2009)

Jonathan Coulton - PlayShop Vac

41000th track: (14 Nov 2009)

Bear in Heaven - PlayYou do you

42000th track: (08 Dec 2009)

Peaches - Serpentine

42500th track: (20 Dec 2009)

The Glad Singers - Deck The Halls

43000th track: (04 Jan 2010)

Lady GaGa - PlayBoys Boys Boys

44000th track: (28 Jan 2010)

Soul Coughing - True Dreams of Wichita

44977th track: (21 Feb 2010)

Grateful Dead - Black Peter

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