Hug Robot Radio

because in soviet russia, the radios play you!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Hello morning.

The Golden Gate by John Vanderslice - instrumental that's oh so slow building and gentle, yet gives you an almost melancholy feeling.

Thrift Store Chair by Everclear - I really do like Everclear.

Taxi (Ave Maria) (Jacknife Lee Remix) by Perri Alleyne - End theme from 28 Days Later.

Castle (Green to Black) by Face Parade - Yar. They are no longer making sounds, but this is a nice track.

Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains - I also really like Alice in Chains.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Semester, new year, new worries

Getting back into the groove of good ol' college life. It's a fun time to be alive. And slightly hedonistic (fuck it, very hedonistic) but very enjoyable. While reading The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson, it all finally made sense. Like, perfect harmony. Live your life aaaaand make sure to enjoy it aaaand don't worry about chemical damage because we all die in the end. Very encouraging to us all. I suggest you read it.

Oh, and I really like this band that contacted me. They are called The Swimmers and they are oh so enjoyable. They really know how to pull me in with their happy vibes and bouncy sound, and everything really compliments each other. Vocals are dead on- a little high pitched, but nice and full. Not whiny like I can't stand, just good. They got their whole album streaming here and nifty myspace if you're into that. They're also touring, see if you can't catch them. (schedule at zee myspace link)

Kind of hard to describe them, but I think you will like them. Catchy songs at that. Here's two off the album, they'll be up for a total of... 7 days. And a limit of 100 downloads. Werd.

Heaven by The Swimmers
All the New Sounds by The Swimmers

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Waltz #3

Ah, term papers. How I love thee so.

Funny Feeling by The Delfonics - Because I've got one. I love the Delfonics man, they're so good.

Dear John by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Possibly the saddest song. Ever?

16, Maybe Less by Iron and Wine with Calexico - Remember this time last year when this EP was much-talked about? Yeah, they need to do more work together.

After Hours by the Velvet Underground - Because.

Fuck You Lucy by Atmosphere - The meanest, most biting horrible break up song ever. Eeeever.

Train in Vain by The Clash
- So alone I keep the wolves at bay, and there's only one thing I can saaay, you didn't stand by me. No not at all.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Waltz #2

It's a wonderful morning in the neighborhood, with hangovers abounding. However, with a 70 Degree November day shining in my window, I am compelled to write and share. How... wonderful?

Snow in Michigan by Christopher Sullivan - Might as well be a theme song for the season right now. I wish this guy made new music.

Walk Away by Ben Harper - How very depressing, in a way that Ben Harper's light voice could only render.

Hey, Hey by Dispatch - Say what you will about them. This song is fucking amazing. The harmony gets me every time, and the lyrics are, dare I say, perfect. They put across their self-loathing and longing for "her" oh so very well.

I Don't Feel Like Dancing by Scissor Sisters - How ironic, I really want to get up and groove to a song with a chorus that laments about not dancing.

It's a Wonderful Life by Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution - Because it is.

Theme from Symphony no. 6 by Takeshi Terauchi and the Bunnys - Japanese 60's punk covers classical music. Fucking right.

The Fools We Are as Men by Ryan Adams - Because... We are.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Waltz #1

Hm. Back again? Does anyone know? Do people still read the interweb?

Songs on my mind at during a dreary day in November, which is on it's way out.

Go Out and Get It by John & Beverley Martyn - Reminds me of driving around aimlessly, but in a good way, during the summer.

She Smiled Sweetly by The Rolling Stones - Nice and depressing. Maybe because I associate it with The Royal Tenenbaums.

Sugarman by Rodriquez - I LOVE this guy. He deserves a helluva lot of fame. But he didn't get any. Atleast, not in the US. Wonderful ode to drug dealer and using them.

Glorious by Muse - Evidently a bonus track off Black Holes and Revelations.

Rainbows in the Dark by Tilly and the Wall - Opening track from their release this year.

Ladies and Gentleman by Spiritualized
- Beauty, in song form.

"All I want in life's a little bit of love to take the pain away
Getting strong today
A giant step each day

And I will love you till I die
And I will love you all the time"

Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Man Comes Around

God, I love the American IV album by Johnny Cash.

The Man in Black was the fucking man.

I highly suggest you buy it. And not just for "hurt", though a lot of people hate on that song. Because they are lame.

I Hung My Head by Johnny Cash
In My Life by Johnny Cash

Monday, January 02, 2006

Single of the Day

Swan Lake by Blackalicious and DJ Shadow

Wow. In the rap leagues of Lyrics Born, Blackalicious is badassss. And the backup beat by Shadow is great, love dem horns and the loud and bombastic intro.

Crusin down the street in my six-four Impala
Is what I'd like to be doin if only I had the dollars
A baller ain't a baller if he ain't got balls
A scholar ain't a scholar if he ain't got scho-lastic
education, and if not that, then learn from life