Thursday, November 11, 2010


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Friday, October 29, 2010

Rolling Stones - Heaven

Working on porting Bestest Song Ever to Tumblr. head on over to and sign up for an account & DUSKIN and I will hand out invites soon.

Blow Your Head - Fred Wesley and The JB's

Thursday, October 28, 2010

william s burroughs-words of advice for young people

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Brian Eno - Mother Whale Eyeless

"In my town, there is a raincoat under a tree.
In the sky, there is a cloud containing the sea.
In the sea, there is a whale without any eyes.
In the whale, there is a man without his raincoat."

Carl Dawkins - Baby I Love You

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 X Tuesday - Jens Lekman

The Opposite of Hallelujah (Live)

A Little Lost (Arthur Russell Cover)

2 X When You Were Mine

After Prince's "Controversy" was posted last week I dug the record out and started listening to it again. This is the B-side.

Prince - When You Were Mine

Cristina - When You Were Mine

***Cyndi Lauper does a pretty rad version too.

M83 - Couleurs

Monday, October 25, 2010

Supercute! - Not To Write About Boys

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love

One hit wonder from a few too many BNEs.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Rutles - Cheese and Onions

Saw Dean Wareham doing all Galaxie 500 songs last night - he did G500's version of this song....So good

Friday, October 22, 2010

De La Soul - Eye Know

YouTube - De La Soul - Eye Know: ""

Steve Malkmus | Pavement - Acoustic

Box Elder

Range Life

Agony of the Stars
"Kiss me like a French boy kisses his French boy-toy"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I was going to post Surfer Blood...

because the show was so so good last night. But as that's been covered already - I'll go with this one which I heard later last night.


Young Friends - Riverside Kids
Adorable boys. Opened for Surfer Blood and The Drums at Webster Hall last night.

Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready (Live from Studio @ Webster Hall)
The Studio @ Webster Hall show was OK, but the show in the Ballroom (opening for the Drums) was AMAZING. They should have headlined.

Prince - Controvery
He didn't perform, but this was playing in Black and White when we walked in, and I liked it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shoes - Love Is Like A Bullet

Aloe Blacc - Shine Through

Netherfriends - Never Be Comfortable

Last night at Arlene's Grocery I wasn't sure if it was the alcohol, but they're still pretty good this morning...

Netherfriends- Never Be Comfortable from Shawn Rosenblatt on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos

fleet foxes - mykonos from her boku bilen adam on Vimeo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Linda Ronstadt - Different Drum

Still on repeat, so it deserves another post.

depeche mode - strange love

YouTube - depeche mode - strange love.wmv: ""

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bonnie Prince Billy | Palace Music - New Partner (Daytrotter Session)

Bonnie Prince Billy | Palace Music - New Partner (Daytrotter Session)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle

Never gets old.

The Fall - Victoria

The Fall - Victoria

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SuRfer Blood - Box Elder

Soul Finger - Bar Kays

Morrissey - Moon River


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

No Age - Glitter

Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line

I first posted this almost a year ago, and I still listen to it on a daily basis.

U2 - Until the end of the world

The Wave Pictures "I Love You Like A Madman"

I haven't posted in ages but I thought that this song was worthy of a new post.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Elvis Costello - the Beat 1978 (live)

2 X Ex-libertines....

Pete Doherty and Wolfman - For Lovers

Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead

French Kicks - Piano

French Kicks - Piano

I'm Not Ready For The Good Things

Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready

Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready - Halfway House Sessions from Halfway House on Vimeo.

Modest Mouse - You're The Good Things

Monday, October 11, 2010

Guns N Roses - Use To Love Her

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Of Montreal - Lysergic Bliss

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding

Cloud Nothings - Hey Cool Kid

Joe Jackson - It's Different For Girls

Friday, October 8, 2010

3 X Operation Ivy

Healthy Body

The Crowd


I'll never get tired of the first 7 seconds of this song...

3 X Friday - Gang of Four, Lio, Link Wray

Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods

Lio - Le Banana Split

Link Wray - Please Please Me (Instrumental Beatles Cover)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pavement - Heckler Spray/In The Mouth a Desert

It had already started raining Stephen.

This has been stuck in my head since.

Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (live on Sound 2008)

Couldn't help myself. LOVE.

The Knife - Heartbeats (LIVE)

GREAT VIDEO. Stunning. Must have been amazing in person...

The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad

Radiohead - Ripcord


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cass McCombs - Sacred Heart

Linda Ronstadt / The Stone Poneys - Different Drum

Amazing song. AMAZING.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Squarepusher v Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

2 X Life's a Gas

The Ramones

The Strokes

**Bonus** T. Rex (same title, different song)

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Beatles - For No One

Elliott Smith (Rainy Day Bonus)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Acoustic)

Friday, October 1, 2010

David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

I love this song so much.

David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bob James "Nautilus"

Girls - Laura

KEXP inStudio

Live in Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie

Slick Rick - Street Talkin' ft. OutKast

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shinehead - Billy Jean

The Lollipops - Naked When You Come

Hail Social - Hands are Tied

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sound Team - No More Birthdays

Dismemberment Plan - The First Anniversary Of Your Last Phone Call

For the blog's first anniversary. It's an MP3. Click on it.

Also a bonus. Happy Birthday, by The Dismemberment Plan

Happy Birthday BSE!!

Hollies - I Can't Let Go

The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BESTESTSONGEVER!!! Bill Callahan \ Smog - Our Anniversary

Bestestsongever was started exactly one year ago today.
Thanks for contributing, listening, etc.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Kinks - Shangri La

Beirut - Cherbourg

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Honeydrippers-Sea Of Love

This song is dedicated to my husband. About to be two years of marital bliss.
This might just be my new favorite video!

The Flaming Lips - See The Leaves

Gram Parsons - November Nights

How did this not ever make the list? Amazing...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Frech Kicks - Said So What (Daytrotter)

French Kicks - Said So What (Daytrotter)

Ra Ra Riot - Saccharin and the War

Fitz and the Tantrums - Money Grabber

Can't wait for this show at Mercury Lounge tonight.

Friday, September 24, 2010

3 X Friday - Fleetwood Mac, Built to Spill, Bobby Birdman

My Top 3 for the last few weeks (ie. what's on repeat constantly):

Fleetwood Mac - That's Alright

Built To Spill - Planting Seeds

Bobby Birdman - You'd Be Surprised (Daytrotter)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CSLSX - Futuretapes

Desmond Dekker - Beautiful and Dangerous

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Byrds - 5D Fifth Dimension

MAREVA GALANTER - Pourquoi Pas Moi

Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

soundgarden - pretty noose


George Harrison (Live)

Elliott Smith and Grandaddy (Cover)
Starts at about :50.

John Legend & The Roots - "Hard Times" (Live In Studio Performance)

2 for Tuesday - Lower Dens

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pavement - Stop Breathing


Let me just relive the concert- this was much like tonight, lights and all.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ryan McGinley - "Friends Forever"

Ryan McGinley + Smith Westerns + Girls = Yep.

Fleetwood Mac - Empire State

I love New York in the Fall.
Fleetwood Mac - Empire State

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meow Meow Meow - 3 X Cat Power (Live)

I Don't Blame You

Lived In Bars

The Greatest

3 X Claire Denamur

In The Mood for l'Amour
**here's the actual video (wasn't allowed to embed - it's worth the jump.)

Prince Charmant

Celle-la (Live)

The Dismemberment Plan

Today might be the biggest day in my musical life because of this:

Dismemberment Plan, which is my favorite band by far, is reuniting and playing the Black Cat in DC which might be one of my favorite venues, and I've seen them there in high school a number of times, but I never thought it would happen again. Needless to say I'm excited.

The Ice of Boston

Do The Standing Still

The City

Following Through

The fourth song is to make up for my absence here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nite Jewel - We Want Our Things

Uffie - Pop The Glock

The Smiths - I Keep Mine Hidden

i wish this song was longer...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Drunken Hiccups performed by Tommy Jarrell

and from the film "Sprout Wings and Fly"

Stevie Wonder - All I Do

Icehouse - Electric Blue

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crocodiles - Hearts Of Love

Crocodiles - Hearts Of Love

The Walkmen - La blogothèque Performance

Ham looks so jaded.
Love jaded.
The first song is soooo good.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Traveling Wilburys - Hand With Care

Sharon Jones & Charles Walker - Summertime

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bobby Birdman - Weighty Wait (Daytrotter Session)

Perfect for a rainy rain day.

Bobby Birdman - Weighty Wait
For more of this session, go here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sebadoh - Soulmate

3 X Baby/Mama/Daddy You've Been On My Mind

I don't know which one to like best...

Joan Baez
Jeff Buckley
Linda Ronstadt

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wale - W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E

Al Green - Tired of Being Alone

What a fucking week!!! T.G.I.ALMOST OVER!!!

Grand National - Talk Amongst Yourselves

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Linda Ronstadt - Heatwave

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

Papa Was A Rodeo

Magnetic Fields

Bright Eyes

Love Vigilantes



Monday, September 6, 2010

Camera Obscura - Other Towns And Cities

"Drinking whiskey reminds me of you..."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pink Floyd - Lucy Leave

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cee Lo - Fuck You

Kind of a fun song.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pavement - Here (PEEL VERSION)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Berlin - Metro

Same Same - The Drums and Best Coast - Make You Mine

Taking a little break from Fleet(wood Mac) Week to listen to The Drums and Best Coast.

Same titles, different songs. Both came out this year.

The Drums - Make You Mine (In-studio on

Best Coast - Make You Mine

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - Enchanted / Eyes of the World | Eyes of the World

Office-dance-party time.

A little jam-session, before there were mash-ups...:

and Eyes of the World (Live):

Feldberg - Dreamin'

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy (EARLY TAKE)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fleet(wood Mac) Week - Book of Love

Mirage has been on constant repeat since Antonio's birthday. Was hoping to find a demo on youtube, but there was nothing for this song. Click either image or the link below to listen/download.

Book of Love

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - That's Alright (OTHER VERSIONS)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me (DEMO)

Friday, August 27, 2010

David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes

Cute Overload at 0:23.

Smog - Truth Serum

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Martin Crenshaw - Someday, Someway

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

George & Dana Disco Song!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Silver Jews - The Wild Kindness

This came on my ipod in the rain earlier and matched the day perfectly.

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

El-P - Time Won't Tell

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kenny Rogers




2XTuesday - The Kinks & The Turtles

The Turtles - Elenore

The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night

Ra Ra Riot - Boy

Noisettes - Never Forget You

INXS - Disappear

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beirut - Postcards from Italy, Director Alma Har'el

Always loved the song, just saw the video.

The Doors - Touch Me

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light

my head just exploded.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Mix)

Monday, August 16, 2010

David Sitek - With A Girl Like You

taken from 'Dark Was the Night' Believe it's a cover.
All proceeds go to a good cause. Pick it up!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Smiths - Stretch Out and Wait

My two favorites....Morrissey and Schiele

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Raconteurs - Call It a Day

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I Suppose

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Vitamins + Danny Shyman, Original Score for Jean Painlevé’s Liquid Crystals

Liquid Crystals-Original Score by Vitamins and Shyman from Matthew Daniels on Vimeo.

Oberhofer - Don'tneedya

Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner - Big Red Machine

taken from 'Dark Was the Night'

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


An tribute to California...See you soon!


Clean Sheets

Oops, did I say 2? Soooorrrrrrrry.


Two for Tuesdays: Pavement

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Rolling Stones & Stevie Wonder - Uptight/Satisfaction (Live)

1972 Exile on Main Street tour. Stevie opened the show and came back to play a medley of "Uptight" and "Satisfaction"