Friday, February 26, 2010

Old Music (Still Good Music): Electrelane - "To The East"...

I think I've almost broken my iTunes with how many times I've listened to this song in the past three years. Still hits me in the chest.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Old Music (Still Good Music): Benjamin Orr - "Stay The Night"...

Benjamin Orr (aka the other singer from The Cars) only solo hit. I just heard this for the first time a few weeks ago. Where has this little gem been for the last 20+ years of my life??!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Old Music (Still Good Music): Joanna Newsom - "Cosmia"...

I'm still processing how stunning her new album is, but, let's not forget for one second how great this song actually is.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Top 5 Favorite Tim Burton Films...

Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, writer and artist. Since directing his first feature, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, in 1985, many of his subsequent films have won Academy Awards. He is famed for his dark and quirky-themed films and for his blockbusters, including Batman, Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He frequently works with close friend Johnny Depp, musician Danny Elfman, partner Helena Bonham Carter and various others.

(in order)

1. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

2. Big Fish (2003)

3. Beetlejuice (1988)

4. Batman (1989)

5. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Music (Still Good Music): Gloria Estefan - "Don't Wanna Lose You"...

Emotional bullseye.

Top 5 Songs I am Currently Listening To...

1. Beach House - "Walk in the Park"
2. CHEW LiPS - "Too Much Talking"
3. KC & The Sunshine Band - "Please Don't Go"
4. Modest Mouse - "Little Motel"
5. Third Eye Blind - "God of Wine"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Top 5 Songs I am Currently Listening To...

1. Fischer-Z - "So Long"
2. Snowy White - "Bird of Paradise"
3. Beach House - "Walk in the Park"
4. Björk - "Unison"
5. Damien Jurado - "I Had No Intentions"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Old Music (Still Good Music): Fischer-Z - "So Long"...

I haven't felt this connected with a song and its lyrics for quite some time.

"So Long"

When I read your letter I couldn’t believe that you’d gone.
I dialed your number but no one answered your phone.
I asked your friends to tell me if they knew where you were.
They said that they thought that you were ill.

I hired a detective to try and find out where you are.
He managed to trace you, he said you were living in France.
A watchman saw you climb into someone else’s car,
and drive off laughing in the night.

Why didn’t you tell me ? Not leave me this way!
You could have told me. Not waited for so long.

I’ve tried to forget you, but I found myself walking the streets.
I went to the doctor and he gave me something to sleep.
I’ve sent you telegrams, but you haven’t answered one.
Your mother told me, I best leave you all alone.
I hope you’re satisfied now you’ve done this thing to me.
I hope you’re pleased with what you’ve done.

Why didn’t you tell me ? Not leave me this way!
You could have told me. Not waited for so long.
For so long, I never realized just exactly who you were.
For so long, I never realized the girl I had before.
For so long, I hope you’re satisfied, you won’t hear from me again.
For so long, I hope you’re pleased with what you’ve done.
Why didn’t you tell me ? Not leave me this way!
You could have told me. Not waited for so long.

My Top 10 Favorite Rappers...

(in order)

1. Nas

2. Tupac

3. Jay-Z

4. Eminem

5. Ice Cube

6. Notorious B.I.G.

7. The Game

8. Ghostface Killah

9. Scarface

10. Young Jeezy

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Top 5 Favorite Rap Groups...

(in order)

1. N.W.A.

2. The Geto Boys

3. OutKast

4. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

5. Public Enemy

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Music: Beach House - "Walk in the Park"...

My current favorite song of 2010 (Yes, I know it's only February). If you can make it through the terrible "faces in the crowd" ad, then your patience shall be rewarded.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Old Music (Still Good Music): The Cult - "Fire Woman"...

I still remember the look on my mother's face when I asked her if I could buy a tape from a band named "The Cult". Needless to say, I was not permitted to purchase said tape. That never stopped me from loving this song though.

Monday, February 8, 2010


These people deserve this. Odds on the Saints winning the Super Bowl + having a black president 10 years ago?

My vote for Saints theme song of 2009-2010 season:

Top 10 Movies I Can't Resist When They're on TV...

(in order)

1. Point Break (1991)

Maybe the best worst movie ever. "I am an FBI AGENT!"

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Disturbingly entertaining every single time.

3. Sling Blade (1996)

One of the funniest/most endearing films of all-time.

4. The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Show = way ahead of its time. Genius.

5. Fargo (1996)

Fargo is perfect in every way. "Yah!"

6. Wonder Boys (2000)

Filled with A-list actors and still WAY overlooked.

7. Uncle Buck (1989)

"Could I interest anyone in a possible lunch trade?"

8. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

I still think the T-1000 is going to somehow get John Connor everytime.

9. Groundhog Day (1993)

Pretty much one of the greatest ideas ever for a comedy.

10. Back to the Future (1985)

I still want the DeLorean DMC-12 twenty-five years later.

Top 5 Songs I am Currently Listening To...

1. Active Child - "I'm in Your Church at Night"
2. Twin Shadow - "Castles in the Snow"
3. INXS - "Learn to Smile"
4. Keepaway - "5 Rings"
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Soft Shock"

Friday, February 5, 2010

Top 25 Albums: 2000-2009...

In my opinion...these were the 25 most important albums of the decade.

(in order)

25. Antony & The Johnsons - "I Am a Bird Now" (2005)

24. Beck - "Sea Change" (2002)

23. Girl Talk - "Night Ripper" (2006)

22. Deerhunter - "Cryptograms" (2007)

21. Grizzly Bear - "Veckatimest" (2009)

20. The Knife - "Silent Shout" (2006)

19. Interpol - "Turn On the Bright Lights" (2002)

18. The Shins - "Oh, Inverted World" (2001)

17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Fever To Tell" (2003)

16. Radiohead - "In Rainbows" (2007)

15. The Postal Service - "Give Up" (2003)

14. Jay-Z - "The Blueprint" (2001)

13. Modest Mouse - "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" (2004)

12. Death Cab for Cutie - "Transatlanticsm" (2003)

11. Broken Social Scene - "Your Forgot It In People" (2003)

10. Wilco - "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (2002)

9. Bright Eyes - "Fevers and Mirrors" (2000)

8. Panda Bear - "Person Pitch" (2007)

7. Eminem - "The Eminem Show" (2002)

6. Modest Mouse - "The Moon & Antarctica" (2000)

5. The Arcade Fire - "Funeral" (2004)

4. The White Stripes - "White Blood Cells" (2001)

3. Sufjan Stevens - "Come On Feel the Illinoise" (2005)

2. Animal Collective - "Merriweather Post Pavilion" (2009)

1. Radiohead - "KID A" (2000)

Honorable mention:

(in no particular order)

Animal Collective - "Feels" (2005)
Lil' Wayne - "Tha Carter III" (2008)
The National - "Alligator" (2005)
Hot Chip - "The Warning" (2006)
The Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" (2002)
Death Cab for Cutie - "The Photo Album" (2001)
Wolf Parade - "Apologies to the Queen Mary" (2005)
Dirty Projectors - "Bitte Orca" (2009)
M83 - "Before the Dawn Heals Us" (2005)
The Arcade Fire - "Neon Bible" (2007)
Jay-Z - "The Black Album" (2003)
Strokes - "Is This It" (2001)
Eminem - "The Marshall Mathers LP" (2000)
The Antlers - "Hospice" (2009)
Bright Eyes - "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" (2005)
Songs: Ohia - "Magnolia Electric Co." (2003)
Kanye West - "Graduation" (2007)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" (2005)
The Game - "The Documentary" (2005)
OutKast - "Stankonia" (2000)
Bloc Party - "Silent Alarm" (2005)
Thursday - "Full Collapse" (2001)
Kleerup - "Kleerup" (2008)