Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Smiths - This Charming Man

Friday, May 28, 2010

3FER FRIDAY - And One Thing Leads to Another (Squeeze, Spoon, Wilco)


Squeeze - Goodbye Girl
His voice is really so beautiful.

Spoon - Underdog

Wilco - I'm Always in Love

Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place

Elephant Parade-HOME

NYC Popfest 2010: Elephant Parade perform Home at Cake Shop from on .

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill

Heard this on East Village Radio yesterday - Lovin' it.

2:46 is an especially fun moment.

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Can't stop won't stop.

Mogwai - Stanley Kubrick

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet

Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely (1969)

Thank you Jarvis for this song...

David Bowie and Cher - Young Americans (plus other tidbits)

This is amazing.
The songs, the dancing, the clothes, the hair, the makeup.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2X Tuesday - Phil Spector

It's sort of a bummer to say Phil Spector's a genius (like OJ was a really good running back) but....

Cher (AKA Bonnie Jo Mason) - Ringo, I Love You

The Crystals - He's a rebel

Detroit Grand Pubahs - Sandwiches

Oberhofer - Away FRM U


Monday, May 24, 2010

Modest Mouse - Polar Opposites

Debbie Does Dallas Theme

Dirty Projectors - No Intention


Friday, May 21, 2010

The Cure - Caterpillar


The new album is too too good...

Drunk Girls

All I Want



I Looked All Over Town
Magnetic Fields is hit or miss for me, because sometimes it just borders on the verge of too bizarre to enjoy, but this was playing at the restaurant August last night, and the second I got home, I reacquainted myself with them. There are some gems in their huge catalog of songs...There was no decent video of this song, so I just posted a link to it below- you can also download it too (shhh).

I Looked All Over Town

All My Little Words

I'm Sorry I Love You

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Metronomy - A Thing For Me

Of Montreal - Requiem for O.M.M. 2

The Byrds - So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star

Reading Patti Smith's book Just Kids about her life with Robert Mapplethorpe...A hopeful, starving artist at this point, she had just seen the Doors perform when she realized there was something in Jim Morrison's performance that she herself could do. Her friend introduced her to this song, telling her it would be important to her...


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Everybody Loves The Sunshine"

This is the theme song for today... the rain is over (for now) and the sun is trying to pop through.
I'm not sure who sings this version. My favorite version is sung by Seu Jorge but I couldn't find it on YouTube. If you can find his version please post it!! That'd be sweet!

Madness - House of Fun

Watch The Young Ones. It's great. Really glad my friend showed it to me.

Tom Petty - American Girl

I want to dress like Tom Petty in this video...

It's Wednesday and the only thing I can really say about this song is that it reminds me of my crazy sister that I no longer speak to. On her visits home to Buffalo, she would play this one amazing mix on repeat, this song included. I've posted a few of the other songs here before...My sister- she had bad habits, but good taste in music.

The Black Keys - Tighten Up

so good. you can listen to their entire album Brothers at NPR

The Rolling Stones - Plundered My Soul

XTC - Making Plans for Nigel

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Faith No More - We Care A Lot

The Cars on a Tuesday

The Cars - Since You're Gone

The Cars - Shake it Up

2fer Tuesday - The Cults

Since it's a rainy day, I'm posting again.
It's just fascinating when you find out who people in a band are- especially when they start off as mysteriously as The Cults did. Surely they will be everywhere soon.
They are playing Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on August 13th. Opening for Maps & Atlases. Buy Tickets here.

Go Outside (Mercury Lounge)

Bad sound, but good to check out:
Go Outside (Ridgewood Masonic Temple)

2fer Tuesday - Lissy Trullie

She Said

Boy Boy

Monday, May 17, 2010

AC/DC - Hell's Bells

I got surprise attacked by iTunes this weekend with this classic number.

After Laughter Comes Tears

El Perro Del Mar & Lykke Li

Wendy Rene

Taken By Trees - My Boys

For alexjudson and owley.

Talking Heads - Right Start

Definitely a right start.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Now - this. is. a. man.

Born to Run (acoustic, live)

Dancing in the Dark

I really, really wanted to be Courtney Cox.

Brilliant Disguise

Too sexy.


Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash – Thousand Miles Behind

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – I Still Miss Someone

LOVE BOMBS. This is music heaven.

The Bamboos "Tighten Up"

A really fun Australian funk band. This is a cover originally written by Archie Bell & The Drells. This song will be going on my playlist immediately.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Marina and The Diamonds "I Am Not A Robot"

Marina and The Diamonds from their debut album.
This song has been stuck in my head on and off for about a week now. I hope it gets stuck in yours too!

Suzi Quatro - Wild One

Beck - MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack

The Cars - Let's Go

For Treena!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The The - This Is The Day

Lee Van Cleef - Dread at the Controls

flaming lips - she don't use jelly


Cat Power - Love and Communication

First time I saw Cat Power was in the mid-90s – she performed inside an old Quaker stonehouse at my college and played the entire set with all her hair in her face. Amazing. No ticketmaster, free beer, and an unbelievable performance. It’s a good reason to go to college.

Magic Kids - Hey Boy

I read an interview with Christopher Chu, from Morning Benders, and when asked about any upcoming bands to watch, he said Magic Kids. I immediately Googled them, OBVI.
They are adorable- a bunch of geeky teenagers from Tennessee making amazing music.
Kind of reminds me of the show, Glee, but so much cooler!

Magic Kids - Hey Boy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Slayer - In a Gadda Da Vida

Escort - All Through The Night

I hadn't seen this vid in a while, and saw a flyer on the street yesterday sayin' that Escort is playin' tomorrow night. 10PM @ le Poisson rouge.

Might have to stop by and say hi to Darius!

Twofer Toonsday - Hole

A great EP.

About Kurt Cobain:
Beautiful Son

About Yoko Ono:
20 Years In The Dakota

Grizzly Grizzly Grizzly

I'll be at the Williamsburg Waterfront June 20th with a huge smile on my face.
I"'m hoping this will be a BSE EVENT! Everyone come!!


Things Will Never Be The Same Again

From Africa To Malaga

Monday, May 10, 2010

HOT CHOCOLATE - You Sexy Thing


Billy Bragg - You Woke Up My Neighborhood

I wanted to post this a while ago, after jenwatts posted a trio, but I guess it got pushed aside for other songs...I woke up this morning singing it in my head so thought it appropriate for today's post...

Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars

Spoon - Agony of Laffite

Great end to one of my favorite albums.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - Lindsey's Song #3 (Walk a Thin Line)

This song was on a mix made by Owley Patrol...been listening to it on repeat the last two days...
It's also Owley's birthday, so Happy Birthday Anh!
See you in NY soon.

Fleetwood Mac - Lindsey's Song #3 (Walk a Thin Line)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Oberhofer - Landline

The Border Boys - This Picture Is Nailed On My Heart

darwin deez - radar detector (official video)

faith no more - easy

easy like sunday morning - great cover. happy friday!

Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode

your hands better be up in the air. HAPPY FRIDAY. xxx

Happy Friday 3fer - Shirley and Lee, Patsy Cline, The Beach Boys

I heard all three of these songs at National the other night. Nothing new or revolutionary, but a nice mix to put you in the mood for hanging out with friends. Plus, every time I hear "Walking After Midnight" now, I remember the most amazing Karaoke I saw performed at Trash Bar.

Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll

Patsy Cline - Walking After Midnight

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice

Gorillaz - Some Kind Of Nature


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Phantogram - When I'm Small

Mayer Hawthorne - Make Her Mine

Vampire Weekend - Ottoman

Not from any album, but from the credits of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

Also, Stars and Strange Boys are both awesome!

Stars - Heart

I was introduced to Stars (this album in particular) during the Vermont years by a couple friends, so it always makes me think of the Green Mountain State even though the band is based an hour north in Montreal. This is one of my favorite songs from this album. I like the trumpet solo (I think it’s a trumpet, awesome). I also like that the lead singer's name is Torquil who performs with Broken Social Scene. I didn't make that connection before today though.

The Strange Boys - A Walk On The Bleach

Another mobile post. No internet is no excuse!!!

Thanks to STRONGKENTWYTHE for introducing me to The Strange Boys.
I'm feeling them today.

Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

The National - Terrible Love

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Azuquita Y Su Orquesta Melao - California

A little bonus Cinco De Mayo jam for ya.

Local Natives - Wide Eyes

Caribou - Leave House

Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good

Hello Everyone - I'm Ryan and this is my first post here on your blog. A mutual friend of Stephanie's and mine turned me on to the bestest a few months ago and I've been following pretty much everyday since then. I'm super excited to now be contributing - I'll try not to post any let-downs or repeats.

In keeping with the loose rules of the blog, and since it's Wednesday, a few words on my post...I heard this song in a record store in Tokyo a few summers ago and instantly fell for it. A very awkward and ultimately useless attempt to find out who/what it was from the guy at the register went down (not a lot of English from him, and no Japanese from me) - I finally got him to show me the actual record when the song was over and as luck would have it the whole label was in Japanese. Pretty much defeated, I scribbled down what bits of lyrics I could remember and tucked the piece of paper into my wallet. Fast forward to a semi-annual-wallet-clean-out/purge a few months later and I find the slip of paper. A quick google lyric search and trip to Earwax and the record was mine. It's been a good weather go to on my Ipod ever since (getting heavy rotation today.) Hope you guys like it too...

Patrick Cleandenim - In My Baby's Eyes

Oops! There isn't a download-able file of this demo anywhere, so I had to do some sleuthing and shady lifting...But I have been obsessed with this song since I first heard it a few months ago on his MySpace page and was dying to post it. If I get in trouble, it's all in the name of loving this song.

Patrick Cleandenim - In My Baby's Eyes

Brigitte Bardot - Moi Je Joue

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

!BONUS POST! Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori

Because it's a slow day on BESTEST, I'm taking the liberty of making another post.
This song goes out to Treena, who blogged about us recently, because she's the one who sent it to me, and I never would have known it's genius had it not been for her. Been listening to it on repeat all day, a perfect summertime love song for the heatwave we are kind of having.

2Fer Born Ruffians

I posted another one of their great songs back in September.

Red Elephant

Barnacle Goose

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Order - Thieves Like Us

My internet connection is down, but I wanted to post this song. Managed to find a way to do it from my phone...hopefully it works!

Band of Horses - Make My Dreams Come True (cover)

Band of Horses – Hall & Oates, Make my dreams come true (cover)

JJ Cale and Leon Russell - Going Down