Friday, April 30, 2010

Moon Unit

Escape - Moon Duo. It's a gorgeous, krautrock-esque, psychedelic experience. It's also the last and title track on this cyclical drone of distortion.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is your captain speaking

Pepper Rabbit - the toast of the blog world (and soon to be real world). I really believe in these guys. And tonight they are performing at the Bootleg theatre in Los Angeles. If you're around town, come on by. Even if for no other reason than to pick a fight with me for slacking on my blog. Yes, I've missed a few days recently but I'll pick up the slack I promise. Like Christina Applegate in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. Remember how she gets all the siblings to clean the house and throw together that delightful fashion show at the end? That'll be me. Any day now.

As if that music isn't enough, check out this Laurie Anderson track. She's an awesome experimental performer/singer/artist that samples galore. Here is From the Air.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's about tyme

Song of the day. Song of the day. Song. of. the. day............

I was gonna shimmy an old John Lennon up here, but then I had a better idea. This song from who knows when called Somewhere by The Tymes (track 8). No wait I do know when-- 1963/64. Be sure to listen to the first track as well, So Much In Love.

On a side note, you know what, I've said it before and I'll say it again. Die Antwoord can suck my dick. You South African hipster bastards, you're lowly and talentless and using every cheap ploy in the book to get famous. Stay out of my eardrums thank you very much.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Man with a spine

Abba Zabba, not only a delicious, taffy, peanut-butter infused candy bar, but a bluesy number from Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. From the first proper studio album Safe as Milk, Beef begins to show us just what his glory is capable of. I once read that while a journalist was interviewing him, he got up in the middle of a question and stood next to the phone moments before it rang. YOU RULE DON VAN VLIET.

P.S. Ry Cooder plays guitar on this album.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

My heart that beats

This gut wrencher gets me every time. Perhaps it's been featured on this blog already, but it can't hurt to listen again. So here it is for your enjoyment and mine:

Edith Piaf (the little sparrow) :: La Vie En Rose

Des nuits d’amour à plus finir,
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place,
Les ennuis, les chagrins s’effacent,
Heureux, heureux à en mourir.

Friday, April 23, 2010

nom nom


yeah, do it. my blog is boring me lately. this song is very pretty though and worth sharing. if you agree say nothing. . . .

what loyal followers.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Grab that gusto

As a pardon for missing last night, please accept my gesture of this beautiful new Rufus Wainwright album -- All Days Are Nights.

And in accordance with the pardon, an uber awesome song for today. It will have to be Redeye Express by Devo. Listen to that nervous/anxious tension build into a helluva song.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


John Fahey : Oneonta
The man finger-plucked his steel string guitar. That must have been a hell of a callous. He looks like be belongs in a state pen., and as a young musician he recorded under the pseudonym Blind Thomas. So if you ever see a Blind Thomas record, snatch it up. That's all I got on John.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm so glad that I'm an island

Empty by Metric

feast your ears

that is all

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Up the volume of your speakers

It's Saturday! Let's all listen to Crystal Castles and take e! This is quite a hard electronic remix of Crimewave done by Midnight Conspiracy. Normally Erin doesn't take such a liking to this type, but Erin doesn't normally talk in the third person. I think the song has a great energy, steady build, and overall super synthy sound.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh no Oboe

I think this song is what springtime would sound like if it could be written on a staff. I half expect Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (I had to look that up) to chirp in and start singing some classic cover from the Great American Songbook. But he doesn't, and that's cool, because I like where it goes. Penguin Cafe Orchestra is about the sweetest thing you could call your band. I get images of penguins running around with towels over their arms (some wearing tuxedos) serving other penguins sipping cappuccinos and discussing South African politics, all to the background of this music. What a lovely bunch of penguins.

(listen to the first option)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


So I just stumbled across this blog and coincidentally this song. I'm not gonna pretend like I know anything about it. I'm just listening to it and I like it, so now it goes on my blog. If you want to know more about Barrabas than the song Take It All (1975), I can't help you.

Another song I don't know anything about is What's In It For by Avi Buffalo. It sounds like a hipster band that would get heckled for wearing a sweater in 80 degree weather, but again, I like it. So there ya have it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daniele Gaudi

Back to Baia by Gaudi (the 46 year old Italian musician) is a song with some of the world/dub elements this guy is apparently known for. He looks oh so much like a tool, but a moog-loving tool. Long live the moog!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lose your mind today!

See Emily Play : Pink Floyd

SEEeeeEEEeee Emily play was the second single by Pink Floyd, so you can still taste that Syd Barrett magic.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Crying to the sky

In the event of a rainy day, always have some dreary music nearby. Normally, I wouldn't call The Monkees dreary, but their one exception is The Porpoise Song.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

lazy sunday

Today's song is the Main Title from the movie Grizzly Man (which if you haven't seen you really should, here's a preview). It's one piece of a beautiful score created by Richard Thompson. He's a British songwriter who has composed songs for Elvis Costello, R.E.M., and David Gilmour. I once let the DVD menu of this movie loop for hours in my room while it played various parts of the soundtrack.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


And tonight's track goes out to Taylor "chillin" Skillin. For anyone who likes Sigur Ros (I don't speak Icelandic so pronounce it however you damn well want), this album is the lead singers solo project. Enjoy!

Boy Lilikoi

by Jónsi

Friday, April 9, 2010

mmm, mmm, mmj

My Morning Jacket

Oh how I love them dearly. Dumb & Dumber suits and all. Sing to me Yimmyyyyyy.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

You Goonie!

Goonies 'R' Good Enough. Also known as Good Enough by Cyndi Lauper. I always thought she was like a more outrageous Blondie. Anyway, Cyndi wrote the song for the movie and it's more bubbly than gum. Bee bop.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Tea for Two was written in 1925. That's got to be one of the oldest living songs and it still sounds so lovely. Here is Art Tatum's improv version from 1933. Beware of a sudden urge to tap dance. Here is another version of the song that makes me think of sitting on a porch swing after climbing out of the swimming hole.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Stand back, she's bout to scat

Ella Fitzgerald. What a beautiful name. And a voice to match. The first lady of song has no equal. Watch her glow.

Sound engineers

I'm a song behind, and lord knows I hate missing the deadline. Especially when it's set by me.

so hows about the new PHAT TRACK by Zero 7 - Ghost Symbol

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Golly gee

Eisley - Golly Sandra

Something about these Phoenicians gets my heart thumping. At least I think they're from Phoenix. Maybe I just wanted to say Phoenicians. I guarantee they're from Arizona. I'm too lazy to look it up. The heart thumping stuff was true though. True through and through.

Friday, April 2, 2010

It's Eye again

Avery Island/April 1st is the song of the day by Neutral Milk Hotel. If I were really on point, this would have been yesterday's song, but I guess I'm not. Das coo, song's still purdy. A little too purdy, I need something else to pump up the Friday. How about Eye Know a la De La Soul. That'll do, pig. That'll do. Ooooh how can you people eat Babe?! BABE! I might if his name was Bruce.

Thursday, April 1, 2010