Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Have you guys ever heard of the Holy Ghost? That's who picked the song for this post. I'm not kidding. I wish I could explain to you what just happened to me and to the post I spent the last like 14 hours plotting, then pretty much tossed out with my wilted, rotty flowers. Deeper forces are at work here guys. Call me if you want to hear the story. I am (admittedly) being melodramatic, but still, it's weird.
Gang of Four - Cheeseburger
Friday, December 07, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
daft punk - robot rock_oh yeah
at 2:28, vanity drops like rock sacks and everybody shoots rocket fuel out their feet. scales fly out from underlids and gathering blurs bright becoming; repentance, salvation, flaming tongues of grace. oh, how great a debtor i am constrained to be.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A Number of Names - Shari Vari
The greatest thing to happen in the year 1981 was me. The second greatest thing to happen in 1981 is this song by Detroit (that's right, Detroit) underground party heroes, A Number of Names. I might have that order mixed up, but I don't think I do.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
unsatisfied classical guitar wunderkind and aspiring bluesman, ralph macchio, attempts to win back the soul of old willie brown, foolishly traded away long ago down at the crossroads. if ralph wins this guitar battle in hell against steve vai, willie's soul is free, if he loses, satan keeps willie's AND ralph's souls. good grief! let's watch:
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Halloween. I mean, what's not to love? Right? What other time of the year can you drape your body in something totally offensive (twin towers) or sexy (slutty twin towers?) and not be persecuted, or even prosecuted, for your efforts? I really feel like Halloween affords us all of the personal freedoms our forebears fought so maniacally to achieve. I think this song reflects a few more of those personal liberties we should really pause to appreciate and reflect upon this Halloween season. Namely the right to bear arms and the freedom to worship however you choose...
Satan's Joystick - Pumpkin Pie
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
He has a knack for soundtracking. This is a song from the short Hotel Chevalier. I love this video for two reasons. 1- The cut-away silhouettes of subathers. 2- The hip kids expressions (specifically the dark haired one in the back who's all whoa).
Saturday, September 22, 2007
a fistful of dollars (theme) - ennio morricone
last week, a fellow i know reminded me of the importance of selling the third act. this theme sells it as much as anything i could think. while on the topic of westerns, i reckon we ought to set here a while.
see also for reference.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I rediscovered these songs on a lucky shuffle the other day. They sort of bolstered my desire to learn appreciation for westerns as a genre. They sound sinister and I'm alright with that.
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Ramblin' Man
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Deus Ex Libi
Sunday, September 16, 2007
battles - ddiamondd
blogmate hoon (whose internets are down and cannot post) and me are going down to lv next month to see daft punk, but battles will also be there and i'm nearly as excited about that. i've heard good things about their drumming live and i think you will all agree that watching a good drummer is the best thing about things (besides daft punk).
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
gimme gimme - the dirty projectors
went to see YACHT at the place tonight and got m'bones busted by this quart. i read some more about it since i'm home and their new ablum was based on black flag's damaged which i find fine.
then a girl i know said geez louise, which is my favorite
and i bought a bow (archery)
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
let's all just relax a bit with the opener from beard of stars. i realized the other morning that this is the soundtrack to me waking up.
prelude - t.rex
while we're here, let's just ease into track two, shall we?
a day laye - t.rex
ah, that's that then.
Monday, August 27, 2007
I picked up the new Caribou album, Andorra, about a week ago and it's all I've listened to ever since. I wish I were in the mood to use all of the glowing adjectives that other blogs use to describe the music you're about to hear, but in pure documentary form, I'll just give you the facts and let you decide on your own that you won't be able to live without this album either.
Caribou - Sandy
Friday, August 24, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Today marks the first birthday of this little blog-baby Terrence and I have raised. Parents often have fascinating "first date" stories, and we are no exception. Danko Jones (a performer once described to me as "what it would be like if the WWF made music together") played a big role in getting us where we are today. So happy birthday little blog-baby. Here's a lullaby or two for you...
Danko Jones - Baby Hates Me
Danko Jones - Lovercall
Monday, July 16, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Terrence and I had a discussion on the way home from watching the rat movie the other night about taste and how it might manifest itself through different generations. I posited that a good DJ in the late 70's was probably at the taste-maker level that a well respected blogger would be at these days. All the while I thought about my own pop and his days as "Rockin' Ron Erickson", a shaggy-headed, flannel-shirted, late 70's DJ in Seattle. He recently found some audio from his days in DJ booth and after 26 years of hearing all the stories, I actually got to hear Rockin' Ron himself. And now, so do you.
So, we have a sort of unwitting guest blogger on this little site today...my dad.
Rockin' Ron Erickson doesn't want to be lonely, and dedicates to us, Elton John's Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.
Ps...That song really was his choice for the blog and I'd personally like to give him a thumb's up for chosing the most triumphant sounding song ever.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I'm back...and I'm tan.
This goes out to Rex, who was unavoidably detained the day of the AC show. New song, just began making its way around the blogroll today and just happens to be named after my favorite tv show as a kid. I googled Robert Stack after hearing the song. Turns out he's not around anymore.
Animal Collective - Unsolved Mysteries
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Prototokyo - Bananas Du Brasil
(Also, the image search for Prototokyo was boring so here's a picture of Danny being force-fed a chip.)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
i'm in love, however, with those early days of space exploration, when our ambitions reached hardly further than our own earth's orbit. i seeped more than one tear of joy last sundance in the shadow of the moon, and wished i'd been born sooner, when immediate space was ours and we spun rockets off this planet with glee-shouts and beaming optimism.
this track then is that: those innocent days, when the final frontier seemed not so very far away and we were the kings of our small universe.
the tornados - telstar
some late summer night, when the highway's unfolding empty up ahead, turn this up, up and let the earth fall away beneath you.