Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The White Flash- Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke

Surfer Blood and Marnie Stern

I guess this is a new song Surfer Blood performed live with Marnie Stern.

Not really the song of the day or anything, but I am still so bummed I missed Surfer Blood last month so I felt an urge to post a song of theirs that we haven't had on here. Speaking of bummers, I'm also bummed I missed The XX in Philly this past week.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two for thunderstorming Tuesday

Please take the rain away and bring us some sunshine!

The Radio Dept. Tuesday

Acceptable for a rainy day.

Heaven's On Fire

The City Limit

Harlem - Gay Human Bones

Squeeze - Two Singles

Another Nail in My Heart

Slap and Tickle

Caribou - Odessa

Can't stop won't stop.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cults - Go Outside

Had this song in the noggin all mornin.

The National - Fake Empire

The Paragons - The Tide is High

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Underwater (You and Me)

Back from Asia- no more tropical weather, no more beaches...yet somehow we are still underwater (It's raining in New York)!

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Underwater (You and Me)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ace Frehley, Fear - New York Groove, I love Livin in The City

Back in the New York Groove.

and I love Livin in The City.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See Land"

This band comes over to us from across the pond. This is a song off of their new album, "Winter Of Mixed Drinks".

High School Top Three

Blank - The Fucking Truth

Blank and Liar's Academy and really any Ryan Shelkett band was crucial to my formative years.

Built To Spill - Car

Classic. Great classic.

Dismemberment Plan - Do The Standing Still

Couldn't find a video for D Plan's "Can We Be Mature," which is what I would have chosen for the angst, but the standing still is good too.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)

so good.

Make Up- Born on the Floor

Miles and Coltrane - So What

Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me, Ohio

I love this band! They caught my eye because the band named looked and sounded sort of like a Korean name. And according to Wikipedia, they are in fact named after Korean lightweight boxer, Sun-Kil Moon. Very cool. ;)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

When are you admins coming HOME?!

I know someone bested this song one but they did a different version. I thought this would be appropriate for the admins...cause I think they come HOME today!
Video was filmed in Marfa, TX. I really wanna go there!!!

Andy Samberg/Lonely Island - "Boombox", featuring Julian Casablanca. I love SNL!

She and Him- Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward

Erasure-Take A Chance On Me

I love this Erasure cover of ABBAs Take a Chance On Me. In this video you will find both singers of Erasure dressed in drag recreating ABBAs version. Fun video!
This song has been in my head for 3 consecutive days. HELP!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home (RAC Mix)

This is fucking great. That's what I have to say.

BSS - Fire Eye'd Boy

Monday, March 22, 2010

Claude VonStroke - The Greasy Beat (ft. Bootsy Collins) (Natural Funk Mix)

Hot Chip - I Feel Better

I feel 110% obliged to post this video. It's great. You just need to watch it. And watch it until the end.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stevie Wonder: Superstition

Deerhunter - Agoraphobia

Did someone post this? It shows up in the tags as already being in here, but not in the search? If so, sorry, but honestly, great song, so I'm not that sorry.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Also Why Not?

Spoon - Is Love Forever

Don't really have much to write about. Love this song. Glad I'm seeing Spoon in a week even though it was for ridiculously priced tickets at Radio City Music Hall. This song is so simple, but so great.

Yaz - Only You

Epic night in Vietnam, somewhere Yaz came up...Now this song is in my head...

LA TOUR - "People Are Still Having Sex"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2FER TUESDAY: Spencer Davis Group

SO BUSTED by the admins!!
Today’s 2FER spot is being occupied by Spencer Davis Group.
Steve Winwood a couple decades before “The Finer Things

Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin

Spencer David Group – Georgia on my Mind


2 for Tuesday.

I am a sucker for this guy.....

2fer - BBML

Sorry Duskin. I've been lazy. I'll step it up. Brightblack Morning Light is a pretty cool group. I discovered them way back in high school when I was reading Grapes of Wrath for school, and I really can't think of anything more perfect for reading that with. I'll forever associate them with that.

Billy Idol - Eyes Without a Face

What, the admins leave town and no one but Deez blogs??? Where is the love?
Just kidding. Kind of.

This song was in my head when we got on the plane from Japan to Vietnam. Not sure why, maybe I heard it in the airport during the layover.

***edit*** Just seconds after posting this, "eyes without a face" came on the television. IN VIETNAM!!! AMAZING.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Alarm - "68 Guns"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jimmy Cliff - Vietnam

I'm also in Vietnam for a few weeks, so I'll post when I can. Hopefully it will finally be and feel like spring when alexjudson and I get back.
See you soon!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Running Up That Hill

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White

This is the last post from me for a couple weeks, I'm headed to VIETNAM! I'll be back on the 26th. See ya then!

Minor Threat - Good Guys (Don't Wear White)

The Cramps - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White

Standells - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White

Totally inspired by a post on Secret Forts. Thanks DEEZ.

Billy Bragg trio

My next door neighbor and best friend from 8th grade through mid-college used to make me handfuls of mix tapes each year. More often than not he would include a Billy Bragg tune. Here are my favorites:




Can't Find My Way Home-Bonnie Raitt

3Fer Friday: A Family Affair

FLEET FOXES – It Ain’t Me Babe (cover)

…solo by Robin Pecknold who plays with…

JOSH TILLMAN – Firstborn

…of Fleet Foxes is the brother of…


3FER Descendents + bonus

Silly Girl

Good Good Things

Wendy (Beach Boys cover)

This is one of my favorites, ever.

Beach Boys - Wendy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

AABB - Pick Up The Pieces One By One

 Supposedly James Brown was pissed about  the Scottish band "Average White Band" using an version of his bassline in "Hot Pants Road" for their hit single "Pick up The Pieces".  So he formed the "Above Average Black Band" and put out this single.

WAIW: The Walkmen - No Christmas While I'm Talking

Sorry, I meant to post this yesterday, but was so busy getting a tan.
Here is my WAIW post, on Thursday.

Not the best sound quality, but this is how it sounded the first time I heard this song. It was actually the first time ever hearing any Walkmen music in general. Naomi and Kevin had been talking about them for a while, and on my birthday, many, many years ago (pre- Bows + Arrows) they happened to be playing a free show on the Hudson pier with the Adam Green. It was a last minute decision to go, since it was kind of raining out, but I am so glad I went b/c they put on such a great show that day even though hardly anyone showed up.
Man, can he scream. I love it...The band's existence has supplied endless amounts of amusement to me and my crazy girlfriends..road-trips included...

This is for Naomi:

This photo was taken at an American Eagle Outfitters party where The Walkmen played a short set. Ham was wasted, but he introduced us to his mother that night, which I'd say was a coup.

too good for you

I might have posted this song before.... but I love this new version I just found.

Television Personalities - No More I Hate You's

I woke up on the plane from Miami to New York, and Annie Lennox, "No More I Love You's" was playing, which made me think of this song:

Television Personalities - No More I Hate You's

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

I didn't listen to any music this morning, but this has been stuck in my head all day. Also, I've been pretty lazy this week about posting.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pavement - Cut your hair

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

The best video I've seen in a VERY long time... remember that game, Mouse Trap? Or, remember when they open the gate for Chunk in The Goonies? Well times that by a lot and you get this video.

Baby it's HOT!

Still in Miami with Duskin and we are trying to soak up as many rays as possible!!!

The Magnetic Fields - You Must Be Out of Your Mind

No story this week for WAIW, just some love since they are playing tonight.
One of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You

In Miami, and Miami, I think I love you.
So much good (read: BAD) stuff.

Two for Tuesday!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

In Miami and loving every minute of it.

The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers

Sparklehorse Tribute

After winning my Oscar pool at the apartment last night, and having not checked the internet all weekend, I read the very sad news that Mark Linkous had killed himself. I was a fan of Sparklehorse for a long time. It's extremely worth it to check out his full album, Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Leon and Mary Russell - Rainbow in Your Eyes

This duet is for Rebecca and Teddy.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Little Joy - Next Time Around

I don't have a top three today - but I'll post a song by a trio: Que linda a Binki...

Everything-Luv Machine

3 4 Friday- U2

with or without you


I still haven't found what i'm looking for

3FER Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Mott the Hoople - All the Way From Memphis

Elton John - Daniel

and then back to:
Mott the Hoople - Roll Away the Stone

I think Leon Russell performed the version in the movie? Not that I know anything about him...only through web research did I learn this...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Haunted - Sinead O'Connor and Shane MacGowan

Baby Doll

Take me to the movies; I love to sit in the dark.

Final Placement - "Shine"

All I have to say is: "you're welcome"

Destiny's Child- Bugaboo

Destiny's Child - Bug a Boo
Uploaded by xtina2442. - Explore more music videos.

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames- Yeh Yeh

I love this song. It has been in my head for a very long time, but I couldn't remember who sang it, past knowing it was some Brit named Georgie ---, and I kept spelling it wrong in all of my searches ("yeah yeah"). It was put on a mixed CD over 10 years ago, and the track names never transferred... Finally, after agonizing for over a year, I asked my sister, who got it within 2 minutes. Over iChat.

I feel like a load has been lifted- THANK YOU, CAROLINE!!!

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames- Yeh Yeh

***bonus photo- what a hunk!

The Strange Boys - Be Brave

of Austin, TX

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wreckless Eric - Reconnez Cherie

WAIW - So I heard this song for the first time when a friend made me a mix about 5 years ago and this was the first song of that mix.  Needles to say the first song is always a tough one to pick for a mix, and I thought she did an excellent job "what a great choice" and I played that CD over and over for weeks.

 A few years later I went to go see the movie "Stranger Than Fiction" and there's the scene where Maggie Gyllenhaal invites Will Ferrell over and he plays a Wreckless Eric song on the guitar.  After the movie was over I waited around for all the credits to scroll 'til I figured out what that song was.  I had never even heard of him before that mix,  when I got home I did some research and bought a lot of music from STIFF records, including Wrecless Eric's album. Not really a great punk rock album, but I like this song a bunch.

Lil Kim (feat. Lil Cease & Notorious B.I.G.) - Crush On You

WAIW - Modest Mouse - The Good Times are Killing Me

Speaking of Modest Mouse...I've actually been listening to something else on repeat all day, but there isn't much of a story behind it. This one has a bit of something...

A few years back, right before I moved to Los Angeles, (ok, it was more like 4), STRONG KENT WYTHE and I had a little company called Bryn & Lou (and Tiny Toys by Bryn & Lou), and we were being shot for a piece in Lucky Magazine. It was a tight shot, but we faked a design studio/work station in the SKW apartment, which was pretty awesome, and probably everything I would want in my own studio anyhow...
The shoot lasted about 4-6 hours I think, but I can't remember now. What I do recall really well is that the whole time, we only listened to one of SKW's mixes on repeat. Imagine how many times this song played. And it's one that you notice each time around...but it was one of those times when, the sun was really shining in on her apartment, the vibe was good, and it just felt totally right each and every time. I will forever think about that day whenever this song comes on, anywhere I am.

To see that photoshoot, click here!

WAIW: Let's Groove

Earth Wind & Fire: Let’s Groove

Hi, I’m fresh out of luck for WAIW. I’ve been scouring the internet for some kind of snippet of the band I wanted to write about to go with my Texas post. But its not going to happen today. That being said, this was my last distraction: a song and band we all know very well. I haven’t been as familiar with this particular audio-visual experience. There is so much happening in this video to love from beginning to end. The atmosphere and the special effects – trippy. I’m a fan of anything that remotely looks like it takes place inside my favorite vector-based arcade game: Tempest, which was released by Atari in October 1981 in the same month that Earth Wind & Fire released their hit single Lets Groove. Connect the dots...are you feeling that? I am. xx


The Dismemberment Plan - Memory Machine

Not the official music video. I guess since its WAIW (I bet you thought that I'd forget) I have to write something.

The Dismemberment Plan have been a long time favorite band of mine. Probably since about 8th grade. And since I lived in the DC metro area, I had the extreme pleasure of seeing them and Travis Morrison's newer band MANY times before each fizzled out and ended. One of my favorite stories involving him (though it was for his new band, not this one) was one time when I was on my way to a Modest Mouse concert in DC I ran into him and a bunch of friends and they were like screw the Modest Mouse concert come to this one! So I went and saw Travis Morrison and completely ditched my $50 dollar Modest Mouse tickets. I still haven't seen Modest Mouse to this day, and at this point, probably never will. I blame Travis Morrison for that.

And that's my tale.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Second Tuesday Post: Spoon - Staring At The Board

Can't find this online, so just go to iTunes and buy the song or something. That's all I got.

2 for Tuesday.

Kind of embarrassing but I am a bachelor/bachelorette fan. I know, ewwww gross.
If your a fan too then you totally get this song and if not I'm sure you know it and will enjoy every second of it.

Another love song for this lovely day!

KEXP live @ SXSW: Deer Tick - Cake And Eggs

2 4 2's day

Drake- Best I Ever Had

Drake - Best I Ever Had - Director's Cut from kwest on Vimeo.

Koudlam- See you all

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

This video is great. Best Rube Goldberg machine ever.

Texas 2Fer

Voxtrot – Soft & Warm

of Austin Texas

The Mars Volta – Since We’ve Been Wrong

originally from El Paso, Texas

2Fer Black Cab Sessions

I love these types of productions, and it was so hard to choose. I went in looking for My Morning Jacket, but came out with these:

Sunset Rubdown - You Go On Ahead

The New Pornographers - Showstoppers

I love that it's him and his neice.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tom Waits - Martha plus bonus cover plus bonus movie clip

Tom Waits - Martha

Meatloaf - Martha

This reminds me of the movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
Jason Segal's character is writing a puppet musical based on Dracula, and whenever he would perform his songs in the movie, I would think of Meatloaf.

Jason Segel singing the Dracula song in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

SO Meatloaf, no?


I Put A Spell On You

The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

La Bionda - I wanna be your lover

The Drums - Saddest Summer + Bonus

Making up for my lack of posts during the weekend. I guess I'll only stick to these two aptly paired songs.

Brooklyn "Surf Rock." What a bunch of weird dudes. The singer is from the group Elkland, which was an electronica outfit, and then they went to this stuff. Still pretty fun.

Also, got to see Surfer Blood last night, and it was honestly one of the best shows I've ever been to. I've watched plenty of videos of them playing online where they sounded mildly disappointing. But whatever they had going for them last night, it was going strong, and they sounded fucking amazing. I had to pay twice face value for the tickets, but whatever, it was definitely worth it.

They played a version of this song with a like 5 minute solo section where the guitarist soloed with a drumstick. As lame as that sounds, it wasn't. It was great. It's also my favorite song from the album, and it also probably has been posted here already, but whatever.

*Replaced old video with a great live version.

Bonus picture from the show courtesy of yours truly:

Surfer Blood