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Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Posted over at Said The Gramophone. They are really fantastic writers with impeccable taste in music. This track makes me want to beat on something. Anything. Everything.
Dodos - "Jodi"
(wait until the finger-picking is over)
Given six minutes to pack up my entire life
Stupidly, I went right for the kitchen
I just packed up food and soap and liquor
I even forgot your picture, my wallet
My shoes, a change of clothes
A blanket, believe me
I panicked, pissed in the plant
brushed my hair 28 strokes
and tripped out the door
I've already forgiven myself and lost the key in the grass
Monday, May 5, 2008
I just had to post this before I went out for the night. If I knew how to play the guitar, this would be my song. Something I'd whisper in her ear just before I went in for the first kiss. Eyes closed, slowly mouthing the words in sweet anticipation. That's what this song is.
"That's Where It's At" by Colin Meloy with Laura Gibson from the Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke EP.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Just want to share these while they are on the top of my brain.
First up, a sick remix of DVNO live at Coachella.
Not only is Justice ridiculous musically, but they put on a hell of a show.
Next up, the opening set for Simian Mobile Disco. I don't know much about these guys other than what I've heard floating around the blogosphere, but I will definitely take notice after watch this. There are no words for how incredible this would have been live.
Now, if I had to pick a favorite DJ, you know it would be Boys Noize. Alexander Ridha has shaken up an already great genre of music, and constantly makes me flip my lid when I heard stuff like this:
Just watch what happens around the :49 second mark. Had I been there, I wouldn't have legs or a voice right now.
I'll leave you with a track I thought I'd hate, but ended up liking a whole lot (courtesy of Panda Toes). Think Miley Cyrus/electro. Yeah, that's what I thought too. Take a listen though, you might change your mind.
Miley Cyrus - "See You Again (D.veloped Extended Remix)"
Monday, April 28, 2008
Made some new friends over the weekend in Chattanooga. Decided to drive just outside to Lookout Mountain, GA where my new friends and I hiked the Lula Lake Land Trust (quite a mouthful). About a mile in, we climbed down a steep slope and stood 50 feet away from a giant waterfall. There was slippery rock beneath us leading up to where the water touched down and had I had different shoes, I would have gotten much, much closer. After we got back in town (Chattanooga), we stopped for some Barbeque, and then took a tour of UTC before I left to go home. On the way back however, I had to pull over into a Burger
King and nap for an hour, as I was falling asleep at the wheel.
A few music notes:
Kidz in the Hall just dropped a new video for "Drivin' Down the Block." Heard about this over at Panda Toes. Like the track, love the video. Take a look.
And as long as we're talking about ridiculous videos that are also decent songs, here is a track from the Pack called "In My Car." It's been around for about a year now, but I still love every minute of it.
Also from the Pack, "Vans" is a fantastic video and an even better song. Youtube disabled embedding, but you can find it here. Treat your eyes and ears to this video. You won't be disappointed.
Next is just a track I can't get enough of. It's been around the blogosphere and remixed so many times, it should be illegal. To top it off, it's only been around for a month or two. This goes out to my favorite rapper, Lil' Wayne. You make candy-coated beats that send a room full of uncoordinated white kids into a frenzy faster than a sale on New Balance shoes, which apparently we all like. Not going to lie though, I own a pair.
Gonna leave you with a video for a track that has kept me nodding my head for years now. Straight from Biggie Smallz:
**Bonus: Ratatat remix - here.