Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday random 11

Man, where does the week go? I'd meant to do a post earlier this week, but I've been driven to distraction all week trying to figure out why a company named Franco-American would make Italian-style food.

It just makes no sense...I can only assume this is some sort of front for al Queda or the CIA or something. On a tangential topic, wouldn't it have been great if, instead of the endless parade of "I don't recalls" of former AG Gonzales, he'd just kept singing "Uh-oh, Spaghettios!"? I think he totally could've pulled that shit off.

Anyhoo, on with the musics!

1)Sleater-Kinney - It's Enough.
No, no,'s never enough S-K for me.

2)Helium - Pat's Trick.
I remember I first heard of Helium when I saw them on 120 Minutes...damn, that makes me feel sort of old to see that written out.

3)Pixies - Dig For Fire.
I have no idea what this song means, but I likes it anyways.

4)Coldplay - Shiver.
This band wasn't half bad before the singer met Gwen Paltrow.

5)10,000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert.
Great song from back before Natalie's head grew three sizes.

6)Lusine - Make It Easy.
A spacey, kind of mellow techno type of deal here. I imagine this is the sort of thing aliens listen to while they're flying around in their little saucers.

7)The White Stripes - Jimmy the Exploder.
An early Stripes song, from back when they wore their blues influences even more on their sleeves. P.S. get well soon, Meg.

8)Morphine - Thursday.
Badass song about cheating, and then having to leave town because the woman's husband found out. I have the feeling Mark Sandman totally lived like this.

9)Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds.
I have no strong feelings about this song one way or the other.

10)Radiohead - Pyramid Song.
Ah, this is one of my favorite songs ever, and a perfect one to go out on. Just beautiful!

11)Flight of the Conchords - Business Time.
Sorry, but this song came up next, and I just got it and love it so much, I was left with no choice but to extend the FRT to an FRE (Friday random eleven). If you haven't checked out the awesome show Flight of the Conchords, well, what the hell is the matter with you? Don't give me some BS excuse about "I don't get HBO" or anything like that. We live in the You Tube era, no longer need cable to see shows on cable. Hallelujah!


Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday random ten

It's Sideshow Bob, bitch...

OK, so maybe I've been phoning it in for a while now. And maybe when I do show up, I'm out of shape, I stumble around like I've got a BAC of 0.12 (which I do), and I'm obviously just half-heartedly going through the motions. And maybe I've yet to realize how my public behavior will make my kids envious of Michael Jackson's upbringing. But damnit y'all....I'm an icon, and as soon as I'm done with this, I shall seek out the smooth steely comfort of my stripper pole. Ah, stripper pole, I know you won't judge me!

1) Beck - Corvette Bummer.

There's nothing like the words "UK import EP" to instantly bump you up a notch or two in the indie cred department. This song is a nice stone cool groove.

2)Flaming Lips - Pilot Can at the Queer of God.

A great song off of Transmissions from the Satellite Heart, my all-time favorite Flaming Lips album. Having lived for a time in Oklahoma, I can honestly tell you that these guys are the only worthwhile thing to come out of that god-forsaken state evah!

3)Luscious Jackson - Under Your Skin.

I love these guys! Didja know that the drummer for Luscious Jackson used to be the drummer for the Beastie Boys, back when they were a punk band?

4)Cardigans - Erase-Rewind.

I'm not sure why, but there's a soft spot in my heart for Scandinavian bands. Heck, I can even enjoy ABBA on a slightly less than ironic level.

5)Balloon Guy - Resort to a Roadblock.

A Minneapolis band that no one has ever heard of. As a big believer in supporting local music, I urge you all to search out these obsucre Minneapolis bands such as Balloon Guy, Best Friends Forever, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and some guy whose name my keyboard doesn't have the symbol for.

6)PJ Harvey - Water.

One of the many, many reason I love Peej is that she's not afraid of a 5/8 time signature.

7)Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together.

The Stones once performed this number on the esteemed Ed Sullivan, Show. Being as this was before the Fox Network opened the Pandora's Box of Naughty Words, this was an uptight time in America's history, so Ed, understandably, had an issue with song about torrid one-night stands.

The censors told Mick that he had to sing an alternate line on the show, perhaps something about how nice it would be to dance with the young lady in the song, making sure to keep room for the Holy Spirit between the two at all times. "When it came to that line, I just sang mumble," he said after the performance. AS opposed to all the other times you sing, Mick?

8)Pixies - Holiday Song.

An average offering from the Pixies. But I'll take an average Pixies song over a good song from most any other band.

9)The Legendary K.O. - George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People.

A smart song lifted off of Kanye West's "Golddigger", which was in turn lifted from Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman". Scathing political satire, which is awesome, because I've always wanted to use the word "scathing" on this blog.

10)Best Friends Forever - My Head in Front of Your Head.

Evil Spock, this one's for you. Sing it with me!

Well, that took forever...beloved stripper pole, here I come! Please enjoy this video of a rare PJ Harvey song while I'm gone.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

You don't say.....

For every Keith Richards, there are ten Keith Moons.