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

my french lessons have been woefully infrequent of late. this song and françoise perched on that 500-4 serve evidence of my neglect. please forgive.

le crabe - françoise hardy

Sunday, December 02, 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

Lynn Williams - Don't Be Surprised

Woot woot for true love. And for the accompanying slow divorce from reality that seems, inevitably, to follow.

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

it was sorta like leaning into a tornado. no talk, no checks, no encore. just 25 solid minutes of furious, bone-bending rock & roll. if you can, you won't regret it.

my favorite from blood visions

my shadow - jay reatard

and this because it destroys

wounded - jay reatard

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I've been in love with this for a while. The band (or dude...or whatever) is Ola Podrida. It's directed by a guy who made a movie called The Guatemalan Handshake, which I'm pretty sure I need to see.

He's thinking about eating a chicken wing.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

There isn't any around yet, but I don't mind.

Yoko Ono - Listen, The Snow Is Falling

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

the witch - the sonics

i know so many of those. good grief.

(hoon and me are seeing daft punk this wkned)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

paris 1919 - john cale

hoon claimed she was going to post a john cale about a ghost, but she dragged her feets too long and now i'm posting this john cale about a ghost. oh hoon.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

the zombies - the way i feel inside

october is upon us.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Say what you will about Wes Anderson...

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

whoa, put the brakes, triple dip.

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

I've never really been sure if ELO was serious or not. I guess I'd still love them either way.

Electric Light Orchestra - Jungle

Friday, August 17, 2007

This is St. Vincent. She and I are kind of like hair-twins almost.

St. Vincent - Bang Bang (live)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

so, i've been thinking a lot lately about becoming king of the world.

some good ideas:

the jackpots - king of the world

hoon will be back soon, i promise.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

more jay lindsey with alix brown of the lids. more of this to be sought.

angry angles - she's dead

angry angles - you lied

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'm off to SD, CA. Happy shark week everyone.

Yeasayer - 2080

Yeasayer - Sunrise

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

sountrack to a good saturday.

landslide baby (demo) - beulah

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 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

someone was mad-bouthing wings just now and i wanted to say no. one of some favorites.

paul mccartney and wings - maybe i'm amazed

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Today is the day we celebrate our Independence Day! My neighbors have chosen to celebrate by hiring a mariachi band for their family gathering. That's a picture I snapped of them right there. Me, on the other hand...I'm on my way to a bbq.

Brazos - Feeding Frenzy

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

this i saw in la last week and tonight at the urban lounge you will be annihilated.

dan deacon - mr. big stuff (cover)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

cheap trick - dream police

sunday morning with hoon and case browsing wears at b.b.dub nursing the best coke i've tasted since that one lee himself got wounded over and this comes on the stereo. this is a great song, i say and feel so glad i'm there.

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

a toy? - the producers

hoon is in hawaii (white trash)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

It's a rare song that makes you think "yeah...I should really do that". The advice Prototokyo gives us in this one is something I plan on taking to heart.

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

all over again - jay reatard

i like this much. very much.

this next track i dedicate to my blagmate, hoone.

fading all away - jay reatard

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

If you've ever wondered what the scariest f*&%ing song in the universe is...there's no need to ask yourself that any more.

Sunn O))) - It Took The Night To Believe

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

bibio - bewley in white

the mysteryes the summer portends.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

I meant to post this song years ago. Sorry for making you wait.

Bonnie Prince Billy and Tortoise - Daniel

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

many of you are aware that i hate space. maybe it has to do with the everyday reality of the incomprehensible, or perhaps to do with my own expanding feelings of insignificance. for whatever reason, if i never had to think about outer space again, i'd name myself content.

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.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Who doesn't love a good banjo?

Department of Eagles is the side project of Dan Rossen (from Grizzly Bear).

Department of Eagles - No One Does It Like You

Department of Eagles - Balmy Night

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

galveston - glen cambell

i'm half through vernon god little which is tremendous.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

dee dee king - german kid

née ramone.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The other day, my roommate asked if I would rather go to hell or jail. It's suprising how difficult that question is to answer.

Link Wray - Fire and Brimstone

Monday, April 09, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Manta Ray - The Godfather

Dear Terrence,

We still have to finish this.

Forever your co-author,

Ps. Thank you 1.618 for posting this originally.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

rave on - buddy holly and the crickets

watched the buddy holly story again the other night. a favorite. look at it.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Subtle - Middleclass Haunt

This guy's a nut. Bad puns. Knives spliting open creepy mannequin heads on stage. The works. This song is filled out by Dan Boeckner, his Wolf Paradeness.