This is just a playlist of what's been going through my iTunes lately, beginning and ending with a pair from an amazing band from Portland, Typhoon. "Unhand me, I am not a criminal, though I have played a guilty part in the modern sense that one pretends their life is original." (from "Dreams Of Cannibalism")
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These words are mine, but only when they're in this particular order.
"We are flowers blooming in the dark. We can make it smoke without a spark. We are soldiers that will never fight. We can save the world in our bed tonight." --Eef Barzalay, of Clem Snide.
I really enjoy The Front Bottoms, but I can't help thinking their lyrics intentionally leave me out of whatever details are required to understand what's being said. There's more to the story, and they're not telling. "She says 'Could you feel that? Oh, what a marvelous sensation.' She says 'Could you please take me off s
Give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Give a man a wish and you'll feed his hopes for a lifetime. Holy crap. That's great! I should totally quote me sometime. Am i right or amiright? ...yeah, whatever :) I wish I had a fish. I could go for some broiled salmon with a nice pineapple-salsa glaze. Wait. Would i
I swear, there was a theme when I started building this playlist. Yeah, well, that didn't last long. I'll open and close it with a pair from Jamie Cullum, and in between... it'll wander.
I want to hunt like David. I want to kill me a giant man. I want to slay my demons, but I've got lots of them. I've got lots of them. --Noah Gundersen
A playlist with a theme... more or less. Each of these songs wouldn't be the same without the words that are spoken rather than sung. In fact, a few of them wouldn't have any words at all...
A love themed playlist for Valentine's Day, which begins with the following questions: "When did it hit you that you weren't in love with me? When did it hit you? When did it hit you that you weren't in love with me? How did it come and then go? And where did it? When did it hit you, my love?"
Digging through the iTunes library... here's a moderately mellow playlist that begins and ends with a great pair of tracks by Junip.
It's been ages since I posted a rock playlist... so... here we go.
How about a pop playlist? Sure... and it'll begin with Robert DeLong, who asks: "Did I make money, was I proud? Did I play my songs too loud? Did I leave my life to chance? Or did I make you fucking dance?"
What's this? A new playlist? Sure, why not. I've been listening to Noah Gundersen's EP "Family" and I really can't say enough good things about it. The first time I heard the song Fire, I stopped what I was doing and found myself staring off into space, lost in it. It's a powerful piece of music, and it's where we begi
Prelude: A friend once told me that I expect too much of people. Time has taught me that I think too highly of people. Trust me, there's a difference, even if the end result is the same. Time has also taught me that I'm not going to change in this regard. I consider it a fact and I am fine with it. I dare s
Every year on the evening of December 25th, Christmas music expires. It has a shelf-life of one month at best, stretching from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas day. And, much like the forgotten half gallon of eggnog in the back of the fridge that may or may not still be good, we know better than to serve it.
Another huge batch of Christmas music as the big day approaches.
Holiday roa OH oh OH oh oh OH oh oh oad... Holiday roa OH oh OH oh oh oad.
There shall be no Christmas music playlists before Black Friday! So, with that in mind, here's a slew of non-Christmas music that's been getting a lot of play on my iTunes lately, beginning and ending with a pair of tracks from Oregon's own Typhoon. Their latest album is called White Lighter, and it's outstanding.
I really enjoy when Mike Doughty dabbles in electronic music. His latest album is a reworking of songs from his previous band Soul Coughing, this time done in a mostly electronic style. The album is named "Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams Of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I'll Come D
A piano playlist for this first week of rolled-back clocks and earlier sunsets.
As I type this, a small robotic vacuum named Vito is maneuvering back and forth in wacky patterns across the floor behind me. It's amusing enough that it becomes a form of entertainment. It's such a strange thing. Vito is a
A year or two ago, I filed away a link for the blog of a writer named Neil Cross. He writes horror novels, and though that's a genre I have absolutely no interest in, I enjoyed the blog he writes about his writing. Odd? Yes. One
A mostly gentle playlist for a gently raining winter day... except that it isn't winter yet, though the weather would suggest otherwise. Ah well.
It usually sounds a bit odd when artists re-record their own songs. Some bands do it because their previous record deals were so bad that they make no money when their old albums sell, so they rerecord their hits in hopes of actually making money when we buy the new versions. Toad The Wet Sprocket released some pretty ter
I was listening to my iTunes library in shuffle mode and a long-forgotten song by Radiohead came on. The song Talk Show Host was featured on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack back in 1996. It was long forgotten by me, anyway. It's at the end of this playlist - a compilation of songs that it kind of, sort of, fits in with.
And Uncle Walter, Stevie Nix, Ingrid, Julien, Jack The Ripper, Mary Jane, Grizelda, Lady Adelaide, Lorna Zauberberg, and of course, my friend Marcus. And a few others too.
I realize that Neko Case has a new album out, but I haven't had time to really get into it yet, so I'm posting an oldie but a goodie from 2002's "Blacklisted" instead in this twangy, folky sort of playlist.
On first listen, Bell X1's latest album 'Chop Chop' was a disappointment. I'm a huge fan of artists who make the studio part of their art. My favorite Wilco album will probably always be Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It's a work of studio art rather than live art recorded for the studio. Bell X1's last few albums have been veer
A piano playlist for a rainy evening that feels like autumn but isn't. You're like a party somebody threw me You taste like birthday You look like New Years You're like a big parade through town You leave such a mess but you're so fun Regina Spektor, "The Party" ...d'a
An acoustic playlist, because I'm in an acoustic kind of mood tonight.
I'm on a The Front Bottoms kick. I'm including a pair of their songs in the following playlist, one from their first album and one from their latest... both of which have references to getting tattooed. Just a random detail I noticed while posting the playlist.