Music For Dumbasses
I'm going to try to explain, as patiently as I am able to, why your musical tastes are inferior to mine. Please keep in mind though, that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. And maybe, if you all promise to behave, I'll drop in the occasional original composition, which I promise will be at least as good as anything Milli Vanilli ever did, you lucky little wallabies!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Auto tune is the devil's voicebox
Yeah, yeah; I know it's been a while. I'm saying this, of course, to my conscience, as he's the only one who checks in here on a regular basis.
Listening to: Julian Plenti - Fun That We Have
Friday, May 08, 2009
Alice In Wonderland? Must be a rip off of that "Alice In Underpants" movie I saw
Try to watch this for less than half an hour.
And because I love you, here's where you can download the song for free, just like Sideshow Bob did!
Listening to: Mogwai - Time and A Half
Friday, April 10, 2009
11th Hour FRE
No time for a rambling preamble, let's get to the music:
1) Sting Me - The Black Crowes.
Generally, not a fan of this genre, but I think these guys bring something original and inventive to the table.
2) The Man In Me - Bob Dylan.
AKA "That song from The Big Lebowski where he flies through the air". I can enjoy this song without its association with that excellent film, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't add a little extra something to the experience.
3) St. James Infirmary Blues - The White Stripes.
I love the White Stripes...they just sound like they're having fun.
4) Slainte - Mutefish.
This is from a CD that Sy and I bought from a band we saw performing on the street in Galway, Ireland. These guys rock!
5) My Name Is Jonas - Weezer.
The foreman has injured his hand!
6) (New Wave) Polly - Nirvana.
I love old school Nirvana. Wish I'd seen them live.
7) Letting You - NIN.
I got this via free download. I like what he's doing lately, but I think Trent Reznor needs to calm down about Radiohead.
8) We Were Born the Mutants Again With Leafling - Of Montreal.
I really don't like these guys, but I really love this song.
9) Nude - Radiohead.
Spooky! See #7 above. I love these guys even more because they totally ignored Miley Cirus.
10) Roar Roar Roar - Bodies of Water.
I just got this a few days ago. Kinda reminds me of the songs from Juno. Pretty good stuff, a little pretentious.
11) I Hate Myself and I Want To Die - Nirvana.
Love it...more old Nirvana. Good one to end on.
Listening to: Rage Against The Machine - Down Rodeo
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Cuz I'm a Cool Nerd God, yes I am!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Has it really been a month?
Well, actually, no. Several weeks though...not good. Let's see - what to write, what to write, what...
I know! Covers! About 95% of them are crap. There's only one reason for a band to do a cover: if they can bring a fresh, different interpretation of their own to the song. I'm bringing this up because I just today heard two covers; one of "Stand By Me" performed by John Lennon, and another of "That's When I Reach For My Revolver", performed by Moby. I like John, and I like Moby, but these are song that were done right the first time. No need to mess about with these songs. These guys have more than enough talent and creativity to either come up with a song that needs to be redone ("Voices Carry", for example), or just to come up with an original of their own.
One notable exception to this rule of covers applies to live performances - if you can perform a true and faithful reproduction live, then fine, go ahead. One performance that comes to mind is 10,000 Maniacs doing "Because the Night" on MTV Unplugged (pulled from YouTube...grrrrr!!!).
Bad. Really, really, really bad:
Effing Olsen twins...
Listening to: Dinosaur Jr. - Start Choppin (LP Version)
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Yeah...I *do* happen to like Beethoven.
I knew it! I could pretty much have told you all of this. Especially the part about country trending towards the left side of the graph.
Click it to make it bigger (that's what she said).
Listening to: Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, 1st Mvt.