Friday, April 30, 2010

Alison Krauss - Lose Again

Listened to this album on a cross-country trip with two girlfriends over a decade ago.
This is one of my favorite songs from it...
Alison Krauss - Lose Again

Spring Fever Friday.

War - All Day Music

Jeff Tweedy - I Am Trying To Break You're Heart

Specials - A Message To You Rudy

TOP THREE FRIDAYS: Eric Copeland, Growing, Bipolar Bear

Three bands I'm going to see tonight:

Friday Thanks For Stopping By.

Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me

Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Holy Ghost! - "I Will Come Back"

Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No,No,No)

Disclamer- yes, I know, I've posted this song before.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Specials - You're Wondering Now

I have had this song stuck in my head since karaoke last week.

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

Had dinner at Lovely Day last night, and they played the best music from my youth. A lot of forgotten songs, I wish I had the playlist. After this song came on, I couldn't stop thinking about it...and how it needs to be back in daily rotation.

I love her dance in the beginning.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2FER Starring My Morning Jacket

one big hoilday


2fer Tuesday - Elvis Costello, Radiohead

No connection between the two, just like them both.

Elvis Costello - Veronica


"This is the sexiest song ever written..."- Thom Yorke

Radiohead - Nobody Does it Better

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kutiman (Thru-you) - Mother of All Funk Chords

Michael Jackson vs Ratatat - Billie "Wildcat" Jean


Surfer Blood - Don't Worry Baby


Oops, Francoise Hardy was really Sunday's post.
Surfer Blood covering The Beach Boys is today's!

Francoise Hardy - Find Me a Boy

I used to always place this on the jukebox at Max Fish...

Francoise Hardy - Find Me a Boy

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shane MacGowan & Sinead O'Connor - Haunted

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4


Cassius - Toop toop acoustique - Oui FM

CASSIUS | MySpace Music Videos

Friday, April 23, 2010

3FER FRIDAY! Built To Spill and Morning Benders

Built To Spill - Planting Seeds

Saw The Morning Benders last night and have had this song in my head ever since- even though we did karaoke after! They play a few more sold-out shows in NY this week, but if you have a chance to see them (Craigslist?), you are very lucky. And they are very special.

This song gives me the chills.
Morning Benders - Excuses

Morning Benders - Ceremony (New Order cover)

Ambulance Ltd. - Stay Where you Are

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth, Wind & Fire - Got to Get You into My Life

Miniature Tigers - Black Magic

Miniature Tigers are opening tonight for Morning Benders at Mercury Lounge.

This song kind of reminds me of Pavement.
Black Magic


This makes me want to take a nap and wake up on the beach.
The Very Thought Of You (Ray Nobel Cover)

Sonic Youth - Nic Fit

Avi Buffalo "What's In It For"

Omar - Candice Sells Out and Tries To Move To Brooklyn

Friends' band. They're great. Took us all by surprise when they released their first EP, which you can get here:

I took this video at their show last Sunday in Willyburg.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Corey Hart - Never Surrender

Suede - Metal Mickey

London's underbelly.. "Through the slippery settee we ride.."

Jets to Brazil - Sea Anemone

The BSE archives (aka “Older Entries”) accompanied me through another crazy day. So many great posts. Here’s one from Jets to Brazil. I’m digging into my older music lately the stuff that never got transferred into itunes and sorta got buried into music purgatory, (i.e. one of those nondescript black Case Logic binders which has been parked on a shelf for several years, I’m not sure why this catalog system overwhelms me). Anyway, late 90s I listened to anything coming out of Jade Tree Records and probably liked only half of what I heard. Jets to Brazil is one of the bands I liked. It’s nice to sprinkle a little melancholy here and there. ;) This song makes me want to wind down for the day or lie down, neither of which is possible at the moment unfortunately.


Nas - I Can

song that defines today

Tom Petty - Breakdown

Impossible to find the original version (not live) with an embed code, but this is pretty cool.

Bon Iver - Lump Sum

Prince - Diamonds And Pearls

Write About It Wednesday!!! - Blitzen Trapper "Heaven & Earth"

Hoping that this isn't a reposted song...
I just think this is a really nice song. It's good to listen to outside on a Sunday morning, bloody mary in hand while the sun is shining and the pigeons are playfully perched on a telephone wire above your bloody mary. Also - and this is a good one - perhaps a time when this song is used best... listening to it during the morning rush on a packed subway. It takes some stress out. Especially when you're pressed between a sweaty hipster and the girl from precious... kinda just makes everything okay if only for a few minutes.

...but don't take my word for it. Have a listen and chillax for few minutes. You'll feel better.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2Fer Tuesday: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Inspiration Information

Soul Train Line Dance to Glady's Knight & The Pips "Daddy Could Swear"

...I just had to get my boogey on!

Gang Starr ft. Nice & Smooth - DWYCK

RIP Guru.

Herbie Hancock - Rockit


Woah trippy, brah.
Band Of Horses "Compliments"

The National "Bloodbuzz Ohio"

Caribou Tuesdays

Melody Day


420 Grateful Dead Tuesday 2fer

Please excuse these horrendous videos!

Box of Rain

Touch of Grey

Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Damn, that’s good.
They don’t make them the way they used to.

Monday, April 19, 2010

LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls

T. Rex - Monolith

It's Monday & This is Playing on Repeat

Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill

On My Mind- Everything But The Girl

Cheap Trick - Surrender

At the Drive-in - Napolean Solo

At the Drive in – Napolean Solo

I’m double posting this today because I love this album THAT much. I took a brief 10 year hiatus from listening to this but its been coming back on extra heavy rotation lately. One of my favorite albums to listen to late night at the studio: in/CASINO/out. Classic, reminds me of many sleepless nights in grad school.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer

A highlight of this weekend was listening to Aretha in the car...A good song in any situation, Aretha, back then- I Say a Little Prayer:

And Aretha much later with George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting for Me.:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday 3fer - PAVEMENT

Last night, Pavement played their first reunion show (pre-Coachella) at the Fox Theater in Pomona! I wasn't there, but this guy was, and he posted "Here"- here:

here is the recorded version of "here":

and range life:

and because steve malkmus is a god, here is one more- "johnny one-take":



The Cure – Close to Me

The Get Up Kids – Close to Me (cover)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Like - Release Me

Geno- Dexy's Midnight Runners

Weezer - Island In The Sun


I want to be on an island in the sun right now.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Devendra Banhart - Baby

Devendra Banhart's facial hair looks a little douchey, but that's no reason to avoid watching the video- Fab Moretti from the Strokes, some guy from MGMT, and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan are some just some of the people who make appearances. Plus, it's a pretty sweet song.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two for Tuesday

Two "old" guys Tuesday.

Iggy Pop - Repo Man

Lou Reed - Rock and Roll

2Fer Slow Music from West Africa

Thanks to the Pham-Penrose team, I have been obsessed with this ever since hearing it in Vietnam!
Instead of waiting for them to send it to me (I'm impatient), I did some research and found it online here.

If you're downloading it and as impatient as I, listen to some of my favorite tracks while you wait:
Star Number One - Waalo
Paulson Kalu - Dick Tiger a Naa


Monday, April 12, 2010

Lee Scratch Perry - Please Don't Go

and click this link to hear my other favorite song off the album.

if you don't have lee perry's chicken scratch album, please go buy it. it's a great summer listen.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Seven Red Seven - "Thinking Of You"

Girlsareshort - EarlyNorthAmerican

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Human League - Seconds

Friday, April 9, 2010


3Fer Friday - Girls, Girls, Girls

The Cineemas - I'm Never Gonna Cry

The Lashons - Little Sister Beware

The Adorables - Ooh, boy!

So Fresh So Friday

Beach House – Master of None

I'm a fan of Victoria Legrand since she performed with Grizzly Bear on the williamsburg waterfront a year or so ago. Beach House is opening for The National at the prospect park bandshell later this summer. I can't wait.

Grizzly Bear ft. Victoria Legrand (Beach House) – Two Weeks

Happy weekend.

The Apples In Stereo "Dance Floor"

Okay, can you say creative genius? There are 2 videos to this series. The second is the actual video. So clever. The record, Travellers In Space And Time comes out on 4/20.

Sorry about the strange size of the videos.

Watch this one first....

Then watch the actual video:

Corbin Dallas Multi-Post

Jawbreaker - Boxcar

Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today

The F*cking Champs- What's a little reign?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

RIP Malcolm Mclaren

An eclectic fellow. In memorial to his life, a French version of Anarchy In The UK called L'Anarchie pour l'UK which is part of the soundtrack to the film 'The Great Rock N' Roll Swindle'. Mclaren plays the part of "The Embezzler". He accomplished more in his short 64 years than most. May he rest in peace.

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Mercury Poisoning

Supremes - Baby Love

And for a really cool a capella version, go here: Supremes- Baby Love

Charlotte Gainsbourg "Me And Jane Doe"

I really like this song. For no other reason than I like the way it makes me feel. Hope you all like it. It's my song of the day for sure.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pete Yorn - For Nancy ('Cos It Already Is)

Safe version:
I bought this Pete Yorn album because I had seen it everywhere- in stores, in magazines- and was genuinely curious.

Embarrassing fact:
I actually bought it because I thought he looked really hot on the album cover.

I really liked it though, and listened to it on repeat for ages.
Now, however, I just don't connect with it like I used to, and sometimes I'm not quite sure why I ever liked it. But this song is still on my running mix because it's a good for kicking up the pace. I'll have to give the album another listen soon...Maybe there'll be a renaissance.

Wassup Wednesday: Heart it Races

Architecture In Helsinki – Heart it Races

Dr. Dog – Heart it Races

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Phoenix - Consolation Prizes

so many good songs to choose from, not enough 2fers.
um, and that pause at 1:05?

Biz Markie - It's Spring Again

The Apollo LOVES Biz!! Is uptown in tha house?

Two for Tuesdays: The Libertines


Yo La Tengo – Today is the Day

yo la tengo + awesome surf footage = where I’ll be summer 2010.

Blondie - Sunday Girl (En Francais)

I wish it were Sunday again.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vampire Weekend-Oxford Comma

I wanna go on a road trip through Amish land. Anyone wanna join?

Broken Social Scene - Forced To Love

Broken Social Scene is summer music for me.

Girls - Oh Boy

Saw them at Webster Hall this past weekend, and can't stop thinking about how great the show was. Oh, boy, Christopher Owens...

Woods - Rain On

Happy Monday morning music delivery. xx

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm a Shadow - Milton Floyd


Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks joined by Blitzen Traper - Funk #49

I'm not done yet.

Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out


Great Scot! Its Friday!

Franz Ferdinand – This Fire

Travis – Hit me baby one more time (Cover)

Simple Minds – Alive and Kicking

I’m running the Scotland 10K this weekend, so I’m trying to get in the Scottish spirit because my body is very much not in the spirit as it would rather have a Puerto Rican Pina Colada.

3FER FRIDAY JAMZ - Keelay, The Strokes, Blondie

it's friday, it's sunny and warm, and i feel like it's is going to be a scotch whiskey kind of night.

good summertime music:

Keelay - Scotch Whiskey

Keelay - Scotch Whiskey
kyle, of keelay, is one of my favorite people i never get to see.
for more keelay, download all of his music for free here. my favorite is bored as shit which is on the same album as scotch whiskey.

The Strokes - Someday (rare demo)

Blondie - Dreaming is Free

Debbie Harry was so sexy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Notwist - One With The Freaks

Field Music "Measure"

I heard this band today and they are officially 1 of 5 of my new favorite bands, of which I will share with you. These guys have a new record called "Measure". This is the best I could find of this song. The album sounds amazing. Enjoy.


Thursday Cheat - Harlem - Be Your Baby

Getting into the work groove, and the sunshine, the nicer weather, the band harlem, they all make me want to dance around.

I'm dancing around.

Harlem - Be Your Baby

Dr. Dog - Unbearable Why

unbearable being back. jetlag, etc.
but the new dr. dog album, shame, shame is helping ease the pain.
dr. dog - unbearable why

Khanh Ly - Ru Ta Ngam Ngui

The Morning Benders -Excuses

Slow day here at Bestest, so I'm posting another one.
I love this song, and it's even better when you get to see the baby-face singing it!

Yours Truly Presents: The Morning Benders "Excuses" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.