Found this cool little website here where you can make your own customized Ticketmaster tickets. You can now print these suckers out and prove to your friends that you were at that Arcade Fire show in the nearly empty bar in Kansas like 3 years ago, you know, before anyone knew about them and [...]
These are the posts from August 2006
Creatures from all over the galaxy are mourning the loss of a recently departed comrade. The big news making headlines today is that of the unceremonious de-crowning of the planet Pluto. After a lengthy and controversial and highly guarded debate in Prague, leading scientists have decided to strip Pluto of its planet-title. This [...]
Found this on a great little music blog, Stereogum. Another lo-fi video from Beck’s upcoming album The Information (produced by Nigel Godrich).
After hearing many many songs from this album, I think its safe to say the deep folk wallow of previous Godrich\Beck collabs have gone the way of the acoustic dinosaur. Say hello [...]
Here is the last part of our shuffle…
5) ‘Alice Childress’ by Ben Folds Five (Ben Folds Five)
This was one of my favourite songs in high school back when Ben Folds was fresh and full of energy. I think over the years he has forgotten how to rock. Great songwriter, but needs his band back [...]
The penultimate chapter in our ongoing hello.shuffle saga…
4) ‘Loving Cup’ by The Rolling Stones (Exile on Main Street)
I grew up always listening to the 1960s Rolling Stones stuff from my dad’s record collection and I think I liked them because they sounded like the Beatles. I dont even think I realized at that time [...]
I have never been the hugest fan of Weird Al Yancovic…but always respected his ear for music, humour and parody and such. But it wasn’t until now that I came across his pure genius.
But first, check this out… this is a video Bob Dylan did in the documentary Dont Look Back for the song ‘Subterranean [...]
We continue on with part three of our hello.shuffle…
3) ‘We Wont Just Be Deflated’ by The Go! Team (Thunder, Lightning, Strike)
I imagine this is what would happen if you went to a music buffet, ate a bunch of old hip hop, blaxploitation soul and funk, 70s action theme songs, surfer rock and kids [...]
Welcome back for part two…
2) ‘Black Cadillacs’ by Modest Mouse (Good News For People Who Love Bad News)
Wow…havent listened to this band for awhile. Issac Brock is an amazing lyricist and pop song writer and I think this song is a perfect mix of his skills in melody and his noise freak rock-out tendencies. [...]
So I just happened to catch the new re-runnings of Pee Wee’s Playhouse on Adult Swim, and I have to say that I enjoyed it. Pretty creative entertainment for children… I think it could even hold up to todays ever shortening attention spans. Its amazing the little snippets you can remember from your [...]
Welcome to the first part in our hello.shuffle.
1) ‘I Bellieve in Symmetry’ by Bright Eyes (Digital Ash in a Digital Urn)
I read over and over that this guy (Conor Oberst) is the next Bob Dylan of our generation. But then, isn’t EVERYONE dubbed that at somepoint? I want to like [...]