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Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright (Leonard Cohen cover)
Wonder Years Theme by Joe Cocker
Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Yeah, it's been everywhere. Even in that big green popular ogre movie. But as I was watching Lord of War the other night, I was reminded just how supremely badass and depressing "Hallelujah" was. So here it is. And I know it may be blasphemy, but I like his cover much more than the original.

Nothing screams old school like the Wonder Years theme. I love it so much, and it reminds me of so many good memories.

Tuesday's Gone evokes memories of playing baseball late in the summer nights, or just running around outside doing something. I don't know. But it just makes me think back.

Nostalgia's a trip.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Face Parading.

Single of the day?

Castle (Green to Black) by Face Parade

I'm a sucker for rock chords with violin arrangements.

Sorry, but life has taken hold. Girls! Crazy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

You think your life is messed up?

How about trying some group hugs?

Even better? holy shit, there's a group hug audio show MP3.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


So, yeah, there's been a lot going on in me life as of late, so I've been kinda slacking. You know. things. So, here's a post on... the single of the day!

Yoshimi Battles the Evil Robots, Part 1 by the Flaming Lips

Laid back, got a great hook, and damn, if those lyrics aren't spot on? Go Yoshimi!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Welp, it's friday night!

Time to go out and have some fun! We can't have sad, sappy, slow music tonight!

This Fffire (remix) by Franz Ferdinand
I Choose by The Offspring (hell yes. radio staple from the 90's)
Night of the Living Dead by Tilly and the Wall
Tonight by Iggy Pop
We Both Go Down together by the Decemberists

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Zombies!

Oh, what an Oddessey! What an Oracle!

Senior year at school is catching up with me, I'm sorry for being short. Producing a few music videos / stop animation / fun. Here's a 60's pop band that has some nice, light tones. Bouncy, flower child pop. All of this is stereo, not mono recordings.

The Zombies

Brief Candles
This Will be Our Year
Hung up on a Dream

Friday, September 09, 2005

Friday night into Saturday morning.

Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can’t and that is why
They know not if it’s dark outside or light

Optimistic by Radiohead
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. by Sufjan Stevens
Nobody Home by Pink Floyd
Trapped in a Box by Sixsidedbox
Deserted Eyeland by Devin Davis

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Alexi Murdoch

Speaking of vocal driven and acoustic guitar plucking, here's a name I got from that wonderful girl who runs muruch. He's a singer songwriter that evokes Nick Drake (godamn that name is coming up a lot. Am I going through a low-fi phase? Probably, but I swear it'll end soon. Next post will be something light from the Zombies, I swear) anyways, he's the real deal, even been name dropped on the epitome of cool "The O.C." (sarcasm abounds.)

He's got an EP currently out, Four Songs, which I suggest picking up. That and Pixel Revolt are the only records looking to be bought this month on my radar.

He has various songs up for download here at his main page. Best bet? I adore "Song For You".

Pick up the EP
His main site

Monday, September 05, 2005

Kings of Convenience, round 2

Here it is, sans great writing. Why? Too damn tired, and school starts back up for us tommorrow. Wee! Senior year in high school! Wow! Gee golly! swell

So yeah, more lo-fi greats from the greatest thing from Norway in a long time. Besides Jennifer Love Hewitt. And if you like Nick Drake, check it out now.

Quiet is the New Loud
The Weight of My Words
The Girl from Back Then

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Quick little post

Was really chilling to this track earlier tonight, so I figured what the hell, I'd post it.

I Don't Think I'm Ever gonna figure it Out by Elliott Smith

i can sit wondering what in world you think about
i don't think i'm ever gonna figure it out
after all the alchohol, the pretty words that devolve down
to slurs and drunken shouts
i don't think i'm ever gonna figure it out
it's like some wild last frontier
you never know what kind of fight's gonna appear
that once begun can't be won
started out losing already and go all ten rounds
i don't think i'm ever gonna figure it out

Friday, September 02, 2005

Zee Kings of Convience

Those crazy kids from Norway have blown my mind. The first up in no chronological order is 2004's Riot on an Empty Street.

This stuff is true low-fi. All acoustic, except maybe two songs, the quiet chords are only magnified by the almost-whisper of the singer and his hearty lyrics. Every once in ahwile additional strings are brought in, but the album is mostly carried on their melodies. Do a lot of them sound the same? To an extent, yeah, they did to me. I've only had the album for about two weeks, so perhaps it will grow on me more.

Their first CD I listened to had a lot of the above, however, I posted tracks that branched from that mold on here. This album had a few tracks where they decided to pick up tempo and experiment with faster beats and percussion. I especially picked "Sorry or Please" because it included a great piano bit. For the more Nick Drake-ish stuff, it'll be up tommorrow with "quiet is the new loud".

Riot on an Empty Street
Sorry or Please
Love is no Big Truth
Surprise Ice

Buy the CD
The band's site