Friday, September 29, 2006
Dreams, They're For Those Who Sleep
Thursday, September 28, 2006
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
There are many bands these days that are mining that folky/psychedelic sound but The Beach House record is prettier and catchier than any I’ve heard in a long time.
My second favorite record of the year.
It’s out on Tuesday Oct 3rd on Carpark Records.
They tour the United States in November and dates are at their myspace site
The Beach House – Lovelier Girl (It was really difficult to pick one song to feature…)
I posted last week about them with some more links
Fluffy's got great toner
Monday, September 25, 2006
This cat's a snore
Friday, September 22, 2006
I'm sure that wasn't too surprising to anyone but this certainly caught me off-guard
"She said that the cult director Wong Kar-wai invited her to play Jude Law’s ex-lover in the movie he is now shooting. Mr. Wong, she said, told her he was in the habit of playing “The Greatest” for his actors before each scene. "
The same Wong Kar-wai film staring Norah Jones called My Blueberry Nights... yes I'm rolling my eyes with you.
Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love is one of my favorite films of all time, it's just fucking beautiful.
There was a time a few years back where I had to listen to the soundtrack of the film every morning before I listened to any other music at work. I still have no idea why, i guess it turned into superstition of some sort but the weird disorder dragged on for about a year.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Cows come home immediately
Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stones disagrees strongly in his review of the record "Yet even a more deft singer couldn't save bloated epics with I-swear-I'm-not-making-this-up titles like "Bling (Confessions of a King)"..."On Sam's Town they seem like they're trying to make a big statement, except they have nothing to say"
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Slumberland Is Better Than You
If Henrys Dress's Bust em Green or Rocketship's A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness had been released now those records would be hits, they rival anything released today. The fact that Slumberland released those records 10 years ago is a testament to the taste they've always had regardless of any trends.
They've just released two new singles and redesigned their website with loads of new goodies but most importantly added a Slumberland radio player which we've been loving all day.
Selected Favorite Tracks over the years:
HoneyBunch - Mine Your Own Business (June 1992)
Velocity Girl - I Don't Care If You Go (Feb 1993) - This version has Bridget Cross of Unrest on vocals
Hood - Love is Dead (Sept 1996)
Amy and Stewart - The Lights Are Out (May 2000)
The How - I Was A Boy (Sept 2006)
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Taken By Trees
My favorite tracks from the last Concretes record which is a highlight of 2006.
The Concretes - Ooh La La
The Concretes - As Four
Monday, September 18, 2006
Dr.Phil is Dr.Love
Full Article Here
FACT: Willie Nelson will get you really high on the tour bus
Trooper Willie Williams says troopers smelled a strong odor of marijuana when the driver opened the bus door.
During a search of the bus, Williams say approximately 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and approximately 2/10 of a pound of mushrooms were located on the bus.
Willie's cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The Newsom Family
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Fly High Little Angel
We wish those wings were real so Suejams could fly to Heaven and leave us alone.
Photo stolen from Gorilla vs. Bear blog
Nick Denton WMD
Idolator, the new sister site to Defamer, Gawker, Valleywag (3 sites we read on a regular basis) that is all about Voxtrot, Tapes n Tapes and Lily Allen!!! We kid, we kid...it looks like it's going to be as funny and slutty as it's sisters.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Cats - Gateway drugs to the West
The inclusion of cats in the Saudi ban puzzled many, since there's no similar scorn for them as there is for dogs in Islamic tradition One of Prophet Muhammad's closest companions was given the name Abu Huraira, Arabic for "the father of the kitten," because he always carried a kitten around with him and took care of it. A number of hadiths — traditional stories of the prophet — show Muhammad encouraging people to treat cats well. Once, he let a cat drink from the water that he was going to use for his ablutions before prayers. Another time, Muhammad said a woman who kept a cat locked up without feeding it would go to Hell.
The religious police, known as the Muttawa, have the role of enforcing Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic code. Its members prowl streets and malls, ensuring unmarried men and women do not mix, confronting women they feel are not properly covered or urging men to go to prayers.
"One bad habit spreading among our youths is the acquisition of dogs and showing them off in the streets and malls," wrote Aleetha al-Jihani in a letter to Al-Madina newspaper. "There's no doubt that such a matter makes one shudder."
"Then what's the point of dragging a dog behind you?" he added. "This is blind emulation of the infidels."
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Tiny is the new small
Monday, September 11, 2006
Big Ups To Mr.Hagrid
Mr.Hagrid was one of a litter of two-week-old kittens removed from Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium just before it was imploded in 2004.
He beat out 821 other cats who competed in 50 shows across America and Canada.
Judges liked Hagrid's glossy coat and his eager way of playing. He also drew attention with his thumb-like extra toe on each front paw, which he uses to scoop up toys.
Full Article here
Master And Everyone
The Beach House from Baltmore reminds me of Opal, a little lazy, a bit melancholy and often foggy... their song "Master of None" kills.
Their debut record is out in a month on Carpark Records.
I stumbled on this band while listening to Hanna Fahl's excellant weekly Swedish radio program P3 Pop, don't be a stranger.
The Beach House - Master of None
The Beach House - Apple Orchard
Opal - Grains of Sand
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Sometimes I Don't Get Me
Yo La Tengo - Sometimes I Don't Get You
Versus - Noogie (From Lets Electrify)
Versus - Wind Me Up (From The Stars Are Insane)
Stream the entire YLT record at AOL Music
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Carrie - Cat Power
Carrie is the moniker of Laura Becerra who hails from Guadalajara México and who comes across at times like a cross between J.Newsom and Dntel.
Carrie - Ass-Fi
You can stream her debut record Honey Blue Star here and buy it from Tonevendor
A segment on RPI's The World about her here
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Karen Loopy Carpenter
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Grill And Sebastian
Full Article here
Silver Birch against a Swedish sky
The new video for "Let's Get Out of The Country"