Friday, August 29, 2014

Song of the Day #569 - hotter than a hot pocket out the devil microwave

Just feeling like there's a dearth of good hip hop on here.

Danny Brown - Grown Up

ps - pockets.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Song of the Day #568 - you got a true mad deep big crush on yourself

Evokes memories of the Ting Tings first album...

Tove Styrke - Even If I'm Loud It Doesn't Mean I'm Talking To You

ps - 3 drafts down, 2 to go

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Song of the Day #567 - i guess my baby don't love me no more

No idea where this came from, but it packs a punch.

Wild Adriatic - The Fool

ps - 2 drafts down, 3 to go

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Song of the Day #566 - at time i've been the worst, at times i've been the best of you

So apparently this is Sting's daughter.  I totally thought the singer sounded like a dude.  Weird.

Eliot Sumner - Come Friday

ps - you can totally hear the sting/police influence

Monday, August 25, 2014

Song of the Day #565 - without you everything falls apart

Apparently Trent hates this song and has never played it live, nor will he ever... but I just don't's so freaking good.

Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug

ps - even with no 'perfect drug', you should still see nine inch nails live

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Song of the Day #564 - here's your ticket, welcome to the tombs

Row, row, row your boat...

Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats

ps - see ya on the flip side

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Song of the Day #563 - this ain't no place for no better man

Several years old, but that don't mean it ain't good.

The Heavy - Short Change Hero

ps - 1 day til tahoe!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Song of the Day #562 - i never made it here before

Even though it meanders a bit too much in the 2nd half, I'm digging this one more and more each time I hear it.

Counting Crows - Palisades Park

ps - adam duritz got fat.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Song of the Day #561 - jump back, gotta get outta here

So crisp and so clean.

Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fall Down

ps - buyer & cellar is a pretty hilarious play.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Song of the Day #560 - if you see me runnin, through the streets i'm callin

A little bit of a different sound for these guys...  I dig it.

The Apache Relay - Katie Queen of Tennessee

ps - back to the greek tonight for a little 90s nostalgia (counting crows/toad the wet sprocket!)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Song of the Day #559 - just because i lost it doesn't mean i want it back

Seriously, Evil Friends is one of my favorite albums of the last couple years.  They just killed it last night at The Greek.

Portugal. The Man - Creep In a T-Shirt

ps - throughout their set they did some partial covers, including: day man (it's always sunny), another brick in the wall (pink floyd), don't look back in anger (oasis), and the most unexpected of all, kilo (ghostface killah)...  the inspiration for yesterday's song.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Song of the Day #558 - liar liar pants on fire, you burning up like david koresh

Tonight I was reminded of someone I haven't listened to in ages....the one and only Ghostface Killah. Now I can't say I'm a Ghostface aficionado, but that Fishscale album was something else.  One of my favorite hip hop songs of all time right here...

Ghostface Killah - The Champ

ps - the honda civic tour (grouplove/portgual. the man/tokyo police club) was excellent at the greek tonight

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Song of the Day #557 - it's a lonely road where the forgotten go

Has anyone ever seen Elle King and KT Tunstall in the same room together?

Elle King - Playing for Keeps

ps - not gonna lie, i kinda miss michelle branch.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Song of the Day #556 - spend my nights howlin' at the moon

Allen Stone does not look like how you think he should look. Also, why is he not like a million times more famous?

Allen Stone - Sleep

ps - can't wait to see him in september.  and bad rabbits are opening!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Song of the Day #555 - that's not what ladies do

Brie Larson is the winner in this video.  Also, Kristen Stewart looks scary.

Jenny Lewis - Just One of the Guys

ps - i might fall asleep before 11 tonight. that's a record.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Song of the Day #554 - i can't go on loving these songs

In a weird way this song reminds me of the Jennifer Hudson song from Dreamgirls, which in turn, reminds me of Jake Gyllenhaal singing that same song in a dress on SNL.  Fun!

Slow Club - The Queen's Nose

ps - shaun t is kickin my butt these days.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Song of the Day #553 - the stormy weather has dragged you down

I heard this song for the first time today. No joke.

The Apples in Stereo - Nobody But You

ps - i love benihana

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Song of the Day #552 - i'm a hungry man ever since you went away

EDIT (8/12/14):  I'm an idiot and just realized I actually posted 'Mothers Daughters Sisters and Wives' before.  On 7/9/11 to be exact (Song of the Day #167). To correct my ways, I have picked another Voxtrot song...which is great since I probably spent 10 minutes trying to decide between that original song and the one below...

Only because yesterday when I was pulling up 'Normal Person' on Spotfiy, I noticed they had Voxtrot in the related artists list and it just took me back...  Great Austin band that dissolved way too soon.  Listened to their first 2 ep's for a long, long time.  Time to revisit!

Voxtrot - Raised By Wolves

ps - i even went to college with one of the guys in the band

Monday, August 4, 2014

Song of the Day #551 - i think i'm cool enough, but am i cruel enough?

It's always nice when they rock out.

Arcade Fire - Normal Person

ps - they killed it saturday night at the forum.  one of the best live bands around these days.