Song of the Day: "Daisies and Pews" by Katie Herzig

>> Sunday, February 19, 2012

So, if you have read this blog before, you will already know how I feel about final tracks of records. As I have mentioned before, I feel like the artists saves their most personal, favorite song until the final track. The song they fought to keep on the record. Now, I have zero evidence of this theory, but it's kinda romantic right?

Anyways. Katie Herzig's entire album is pretty fantastic, but its the last track that stole my heart, and I bet it will steal yours as well. Enjoy.

"Daisies and Pews" by Katie Herzig

Song of the Day: "Gossip" by Ben Kweller

>> Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ben Kwellers new album is fucking rad. And it has unexpected depth, I only expect this already fantastic record to keep growing on me. Here is my first favorite song off the record. But, I'm sure with an album of this quality, my favorite is going to shift pretty frequently.

"Gossip" by Ben Kweller

Song of the Day: "The Shape Of Us" by Ian Britt

>> Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I just watched last nights (2/14/12) episode of Parenthood, "Tough Love," on NBC, and fell in love with this song at the end of the show. I sought it out right away, and have not stopped listening to it. Parenthood is officially my favorite exposing music show.
I know if you give this little song a listen, you will swoon.

"The Shape Of Us" by Ian Britt

Romantic Song Of The Day: "Better Man" by James Morrison

>> Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day Everyone. Here is something romantic for you to snog too.

Also, if you didn't see it, I posted a Slow-Dance in the Livingroom/Make Sexy Time/Romantic Mixtape on my other blog yesterday.

"Better Man" by James Morrison

Bakers Dozen: Best Sports Movies: Baseball

>> Saturday, February 11, 2012

OK. So, it may be time to get back to making real lists. I mean, we do call ourselves Listologies and everything. So, here we go.

For a long time now, and I mean years, I have been mulling over the idea of doing a best sports movies list, divided by sport. But, I could never settle on a ranking. Writing and rewriting over and over again. But, I figured, a prefect order doesn't really matter, not really. So, I just jumped in. First off, Baseball. I realize it is not baseball season, but I am doing these in reverse order of my favorite sports. So I hope you enjoy. 
You'll notice, Pride of The Yankees and Bang The Drum Slowly are not featured, this is not an error.

1. Bull Durham
This is not just a movie about baseball, it is a moving life lesson. This far and away Kevin Costner's best work, not counting Waterworld.

2. League Of Their Own
This is no chick flick. Don't even give me crap about it. It has more heart and love for baseball than almost any of the guy-centric flicks on this list.

3. Moneyball
This is new, and some might scoff that it is ahead of Field of Dreams and The Sandlot, but it is probably my9 second favorite film of 2012, and that says a hell of a lot. The acting is by both leads is spectacular.

4. Field Of Dreams
Does K. Costner make anything but baseball movies?! I know the answer of that is no, but I wish it was  yes.

5. The Sandlot
There are not many kids movies that resonate with adults as much as this one does. It does not matter if you are 9 or 90, you will love this movie.

6. For Love Of The Game
I know that I am on my own with this movie. It's long, plodding, and a bit heavy handed. But I love it. Honestly and truly. Yet again, Mr. Costner shines, but its Jena Malone that steals the show on this one.

7. The Rookie
When I first wrote this list, I had this movie all the way up at number 3, then later, down at number 11. This is the movie that prevented me from publishing this list for the last few years. But, it is so great.

8. 8 Men Out
Just look at that cast. The acting. And the heartbreak of Buck getting banned for no reason. One of the most tragic stories in baseball history, told beautifully.

9. Major League
Who knew dysfunction could be so damn funny. Far and away the funniest baseball movie ever made.

10. The Natural
I know this would be near, if not on the top, of so many other peoples list. And don't get me wrong, it's great, but its also so boring!

11. Brewster’s Millions
I know most of you do not consider this a baseball movie, but Monty is a baseball player, and what does he do with his money? He sets up his minor league team against the NYY. Granted, there is a lot more going on than baseball, but the movie is all the better for it.

12. Sugar
This is a dark horse kind of baseball movie. I know more people who have never heard of this than have seen it. If you have not seen it, watch it. I think 20 years from now, this will be considered a landmark sports movie.

13. Hardball
Yeah, I know. But it was either this or Angles In The Outfield. And this felt less wrong.

Song of the Day: "La Cienga Just Smiled" by Ryan Adams

>> Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yeah, this song, and more so, this entire album just works for me. It's not new. But it never gets old.

"La Cienga Just Smiled" by Ryan Adams

New Blog: Infinite-Mixtapes

>> Saturday, February 4, 2012

So, you may, or may not be aware. But I, Addi, or Adam if you know me in real life, started a second blog. It is to both help me celebrate and alleviate my passion for making mixtapes. It's called Infinite-Mixtapes, and I am having a blast doing it. Listologies is first and foremost my love and priority blog, but I'd love for you to check out Infinite-Mixtapes. Feel free to request a mix, if you are local, or willing to give me an address, I'll even send you a hard copy. Get in touch at our gmail address.

Song of the Day: "The Freshman" by The Verve Pipe

I know most of the SOTD's spotlight new or unknown stuff. But most isn't always. And every nowandthen there is a song that has a cross generational reach. I think this is one of those songs. This song defined my 15th year. And I think that if a kid heard this today, it could have that same impact on them. And 15 years from now, another kid....

"The Freshman" by The Verve Pipe

Song of the Day: "I Was A Cage" by Right Away, Great Captain!

>> Thursday, February 2, 2012

I cannot wait for the new RAGC record. If it has one tenth the heart this song does, it will kill me, but I will die happy. This is the best kind of heartbreak.

"I Was A Cage" by Right Away, Great Captain!

Song of the Day: "I Know I Know I Know" by Tegan & Sara

>> Wednesday, February 1, 2012

OK, so I officially think this is the most often referenced song on this blog. In fact it was just a song of the day a little over a year ago. But lately, it has filled in all the holes whole. I have been searching for something. Something I can't quite grasp. It's like I'm fishing for the moon in the water. And this song makes it feel less futile.

"I Know I Know I Know" by Tegan & Sara