Song of the Day: "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell

>> Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween everyone! Here is an awesomely bad tune from the 80's thats perfect for all those awesomely bad costumes and parties that you are sure to be headed too. Enjoy.

"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell

Song of the Day: "Percussion Gun" by White Rabbits

>> Friday, October 29, 2010

I just love the energy of this song and I think its a great start to the weekend tune. Enjoy.

Song of the Day: "Low Rising" by The Swell Season

>> Wednesday, October 27, 2010

So this is a re-hash song of the day from January, and that breaks my biggest rule. But it is a song and music video that I keep coming back too this week. It just fits, but in a non-depressing way. Just listen and watch. But actually watch... There are so many bands that don't make any music videos let alone really really great ones anymore, and this is a great one.

"Low Rising" by The Swell Season

Song of the Day: "What Will Be Will Be" by Allo, Darlin

>> Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I have this kind of disorder, its awesome, but hard to explain. When a song is playing, I see it. Its like a slowmotion scene of a movie that just happens. The story of the scene writes itself based on the tone of the song, the lyrics, the voice, and I am sure there is a little of me in that moment in there too. It does not happen all the time, but when it does, its overwhelmingly awesome and memorable.

The reason I bring this up is not so much to embarrass myself, but to share this next song.

I involuntary pictured a woman and a man getting ready separately for some romantic excursion. All slowmotion candlelit and shit, she dancing around the room dress in hand, he cinching up his tie. And thats it. It does not lead to the date, you get no resolution for the scene. It is just what it is. And I think its beautiful.

"What Will Be Will Be" by Allo, Darlin

Song of the Day: "My Own Sinking Ship" & "I Should Go" by Good Old War

>> Monday, October 25, 2010

Song of the day twofer. Still uncomfortable with the knowledge that "twofer" is a real word. But this little band deserves two displays of awesome, they are so much better live than on their record. But some bands are just that way.

"My Own Sinking Ship" by Good Old War

"I Should Go" by Good Old War

Song of the Day: "Baby Don't Go" by Dum Dum Girls

>> Friday, October 22, 2010

So I have been trying to find a usable clip for this song for months now. I have loved this song since I got the containing album, but have held off posting it due to my pure hatred of all things slideshow. But, it's been stuck in my head all day, so I figure sharing it, no matter how crap the video, is going to help.

OH! and apparently its ANOTHER cover song, this time it's an old Sonny and Cher song. I did not know that until like 4 mins ago. Awesome.

"Baby Don't Go" by Dum Dum Girls

Song of the Day: "Criminal" by Fiona Apple

>> Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stole this song. But, I'm a criminal.

Best accidentally awesome tune of the day. You forget how great some music was right out of the gate. This is real music, real talent, and real perfect for today.

"Criminal" by Fiona Apple

Song of the Day: "Billie Jean" by The Civil Wars

>> Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I don't know what it is with me and cover songs lately, but this is one that I love.
I love when a song is a match lyric for lyric, but means something completely different than the original.
It's hard to describe, but the words just fall off their lips with sadness and longing that is not in its predecessor. Don't get me wrong, MJ's version is not a happy song, but its just different. I donno. Juslisin.

"Billie Jean" by The Civil Wars

Song of the Day: "Testify" by Rage Against The Machine

>> Monday, October 18, 2010

And now for the exact opposite from yesterdays tune, I give you rage.

"Testify" by Rage Against The Machine

(my favorite part of the video is when they are showing gas prices going up in 2000, and its too high at a $1.89. Ten years and two dollars later.)

Song of the Day: "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

>> Sunday, October 17, 2010

I don't know if its because the winter chill has finally started to roll in, but I have been going back to those sad/warm/wrapped up in a blanket kind of music this weekend. And this is one that I have turned to several times.
It's not often a cover out shines the original, but I think she has made Bob Dylan proud.

"Make You Feel My Love" by Adele

Song of the Day: "Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers Cover)" by Idiot Glee

>> Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been packing for a move, and just didn't have the energy to scour for tunes.

I do not know a whole lot about this band. I know that they are on Moshi Moshi records in the UK, and with my annual membership I got an advanced copy of their single release, and it's pretty alright. This song is not on it, it is a live cover that I found while lazily trying to learn about the band. I stopped learning as soon as I hit play tho, so, all that was gained was a good tune and a hell of a cover to add to my collection. Enjoy

"Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers Cover)" by Idiot Glee

Song of the Day: "White Table" by Delta Spirit

>> Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bad Blogger Addi. Sorry, reader, I have been on an unpost worthy tear lately. I keep recycling back to the same tunes that I shared earlier this year. I think it happens every year as it winds down and I have already determined both what I love and what I don't, and I stop giving new stuff a listen. But, luckily, for both of us, I worked to break that trend and Created a playlist of tunes purchased in the latter half of the year only of tunes from 2010 with less than 10 listens on average. That's a complicated way to say, I am listening to all the shit that I forgot about.

That's where this little ditty comes from. It's a decent album with some special tracks, including below. Hope you like it, cause I really do. It feels like a slight combo of The Dodos, The Tallest Man on Earth, and One-Eyed Mule, which is fine by me.

"White Table" by Delta Spirit

Song of the Day: "Halleluja" Jeff Buckley

>> Sunday, October 10, 2010

In honor of my little Elwood today the song of the day is "Hallelujah" I heard it on the drive back home tonight. It was dark and rainy and the roads were slick and I kept thinking about tragedies and happiness. I think Jeff Buckley just does that. He's able to create this feeling that's both haunting and beautiful- it evokes pain and joy all at the same time. As Frou Frou would say there's beauty in the breakdown.

Songs of The Day: "Under The Bridges" & "DJ, Ease My Mind" by Niki & The Dove

>> Friday, October 8, 2010

So, I spent the last 2 weeks searching for a video, and trying to create a video for a song from this band, but it has become an impossible task, so, I am going to move onto another couple songs by a band that I am quickly falling in love with.

This is not my normal "type" of music. It is a little too techno/dance/pop, but there is something about her voice that just gets me hyped. This little band from Sweden, just knows how to get it done.

I am feeling unpoetic as of late, but this music screams of gritty beauty that needs to be written about. Enjoy the two songs below.

The first is a song called "Under The Bridges" and it is a little long, but never gets tiresome. The video is of a dance group that is pretty impressive. The band considers this the official music video, but, I am not sure they actually had anything to do with putting it together.

The second is a version of the song that started this whole fiasco of melody. When you buy their EP (here), you get an A Capella version of this exact song, that is impossible not to listen to. There are some songs that can be relegated to background noise, and there are some that take over the room, the A Capella version, of "DJ, Ease My Mind" is the latter.

"Under The Bridges" by Niki & The Dove

"DJ, Ease My Mind" by Niki & The Dove

Songs of the Day: "All That She Wants" & "The Sign" by Ace of Base

>> Thursday, October 7, 2010

So, a song of the day twofer. And, an example of myself set.

I am using this blog to show that it is OK to celebrate really bad music. When I was young, but older than I like to admit, I listened to this album constantly, like to the extent that I owned it both in cassette and compact disc mode. Thats embarrassing. And now, I own it in Lossless MP3 mode. Thats even more embarrassing. But, it's OK to champion bad music. Just do not expect me to share it after today.

"All That She Wants" by Ace of Base

"The Sign" by Ace of Base

Song of the Day: "Girls With Accents" by Fences

>> Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So, I hate to feel like I am joining some hoopla already in progress, but I was planning on using this song for the SOTD back when I bought the album last month as soon as I could find a good video for it. And, as it is, the artist released a superb music video for it today, I just wish I would have found it before the awesome guys over at did. But, so be it. We can share a song of the day, just once, especially when it is this good.

"Girls With Accents" by Fences

Song of the Day: "Wonderful World" by James Morrison

>> Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I feel like this kid does not get his due. This is a good mood rolled into a tune.
I love this song, and the album it comes from. In fact, it checks in at number 37 of my best records of the decade.

"Wonderful World" by James Morrison

Bakers Dozen: All Time Most Quotable Movies of All Time

>> Monday, October 4, 2010

First things first..... We made it to 300!!! Woo-hoo.

And lucky for you I realized this before I just tossed another Song of the Day up on the page, it forced me to return to the roots of this little baby blog. Listing random shit that only I find important. Todays topic.... Most Quotable Movies of All Time.

So, I will get all the important info out of the way first, this is my list and it does not include Fight Club, so, fuck off.
And, I am not going to list a movie that I actually quote on a semi-regular basis.

1. Accepted
I cannot even start to tell you how often I quote this stupid awesome movie. I love it.
"I hope you have your hobo stab insurance."
"You're upset, go with what you feel"
"You need a razor scooter to vote?"

2. Super Troopers
"Gimmie a litre o' cola"
"The snozberries taste like snozberries"

3. Swingers
"You're money."

4. Fired Up!
"Awesome song! Chumbawumba. It's the soundtrack of my life man!"
"I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you both to go ahead and leave right now, to leave now"

5. Anchorman
This pretty much says it all.

6. The Princess Bride
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Die." Duh.

7. Dodgeball
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood"

8. Hackers
"It's in that place where I put that thing that time"

9. BASEketball
"Coop: Hey pigfucker, can I call you pigfucker?
Swish: No, only my friends can call be pigfucker"
"Steeeeve Perry!"

10. The Hangover
"I tend to think of myself of a lone wolfpack"
"Do you know if the hotel is pager friendly?"

11. Office Space
"PC LOAD LETTER? What the fuck does that mean?"

"Bob: Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately.
Peter: Well, I wouldn't exactly say I've been missing it, Bob"

"Uh-oh. Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays."

12. Elf
"I love smiling, smiling's my favorite"
"Can I listen to your necklace?"

13. Old School
"We are going to get so much ass here, it's going to be sick. I'm talking like crazy boy band ass"
"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don;t know if we'll have enough time.

Honorable Mention
Dumb and Dumber

Song of the Day: "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails

>> Sunday, October 3, 2010

So it's been a long time since I've watched the video for "Closer" so when Addi texted me from the M's game today and asked me to make it song of the day I thought "no problem." And then I watched the video and remembered why I hadn't seen it in a long time. That's one raunchy video isn't it? My other bff in 7th grade (Natalie) LOVED Trent Reznor so we used to watch all his videos and like cut pictures of him out of our Rolling Stone magazines. Watching him in this video though, I wonder what he would have done with our impressionable 14 year old...minds. PS is that Jack Nicholson in the picture next to the monkey? Rad.