Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
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
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
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
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
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
Saturday, April 17, 2010
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
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
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
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
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
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
Monday, April 5, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
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
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.