Music, life and culture conversationalists with no intention of building empires who love and hate with equal ease.
Jon Hamm and Reggie Watts improving a song about “Taxi” in clip from Comedy Bang Bang as posted by Snail. June 8th can’t come soon enough. Also, there’s also no such thing as too much Jon Hamm.
YouTube, on the craptop
Buck 65 - “Misdeed” I have no idea where my Heck CD is but I miss the shit out of it :(.
Buck 65 - “I’m Gonna Do Ya” One of the best covers ever.
Buck 65 - “Girls with Boyfriends” x infinity I’m so sleepy but I love this rap so much.
Putting the computer away, getting the headphones + iPod
Ours - “Fallen Souls”
Ours - “Drowning”
Ours - “Miseryhead” Oh my quintessential stripper song.
Ours - “Here is the Light”
Ours - “Dancing Alone” When he yells, my god!
Prefuse 73 - “Class of 73 Bells” before I clock out.
Awakened rudely, Listen to “Class of 73 Bells” in headphones on the iPod a few times to block out the noise.
Jon Hopkins - “Wire” Ah, memories first hearing this song the Daft Punk Effect.
Portishead - Third
Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke - “Ego” Dying to hear this at a club so I can do my Deee-Lite “Groove is in the Heart” dance in public for once haha.
Kettel - “Church”
LFO - “Freak”
Radiohead - “Little by Little” Live from the Basement
Radiohead - “Lotus Flower” Live from the Basement
Massive Attack vs. Burial - “Four Walls”
Mount Kimbie NPR Tiny Desk Concert “Maybes,” “Ode to Bear” and “Field”
Kraftwerk - “Autobahn”
Kraftwerk - “Computer World” Oddly enough I see myself cruising down a highway to this song more than “Autobahn.”
The best weather we’ve had on a weekend in a while. In the car listening to a bunch of classic rock I was too lazy to document, later ditto with some Mall music
Bachata involuntarily, my father is blasting it.
The Wipers - Doom Town.
The Wipers - Youth of America
Daft Punk - End of Line
Darkstar - North
Buck 65 - Misdeed via Soundcloud
This used to be fun but now it’s awfully tedious. Thank Based God it’s Sunday!
Don’t ever let me drink that much again on a basically empty stomach, give or take a few frites.
At the Waverly Diner with Snail and Jon2morrow, post-sloshing/awesome reunion at our favorite new spot, Top 40 radio playing but I only remember Aerosmith - “I Dont Want to Miss a Thing” too busy laughing/hoping to puke.
Past 1am, too focused on not throwing up on the bus home to listen to anything.
Got home, dropped into bed, clothes and all, to sleep until a little past 5:30am. Can no longer sleep after my dad woke me up to ask my why I didn’t call when I got home. Now all I want is my pops to make me some fries and a egg done over easy. The father complies, automatically upgrades to the best person ever. Happily and still partially drunk, I eat my greasefest and hope for an itis that never comes. Still can’t sleep and try to see if Foals’ Total Life Forever would work. It doesn’t. Especially since all I want to do is move to the groove and sing the songs at this juncture.
Listened to “2 Trees” about 3 times and cried every time my favorite part came up.
It’s now 9am, finished up the Foals album and tried to listen to Everything Everything’s “Come Alive Diana” and indulge in Jonathan Higgs’ falsettos but 45 seconds in I get distracted by a Tumblr post from crystal eyes, a youtube video of Aphex Twin - “Flim.” I used to listen to Aphex Twin’s Come to Daddy EP a ton when I worked with Snail at my first wiritng/editing job. This brought me back to in-office MSN chats on an mysteriously stank-ass Macbook, the genesis of our nicknames and somehow finding out that Ingmar Bergman died and being super sad about it. I don’t remember this song being directly connected to receiving this news but it reminds me of that anyhow. He (or she?) also posted a 30 second YouTube clip of a Burial song I listened to.
Clock Opera - ”Man Made” via Hot Shit. Only knowing this band through a remix they did for EE I decided to check it out this original song. It’s nothing special but I really like the music video and the Scottish actress who stars in it.
Talked to Val on the phone for a post-celebration hangover update ended up cackling about a ton of stuff as per usual. She sang the “What Up With That?” Theme outloud after living the first lines of the song this morning.
Poliça - Give You The Ghost album stream on SoundCloud via Snailentine. Our first listen prompted a random buying of tickets of their show at Maxwell’s this weekend. Hooray for active social lives!
Bonde do Role - “Kilo” music video on YouTube. Snail linked me to this and Diplo had been plugging this shit all day. I hadn’t listened to them since Marina left so this fed my curiosity about their new singer. Verdict: The song is irritating mostly because of her voice. The video itself is pretty stupid, too, although that’s probably half on purpose. I miss Marina.
Depeche Mode - ”Only When I Lose Myself” via music video on YouTube Another terrible video for an awesome song haha.
2:54 - ”The March” via Stereogum
TNGHT - “Bugg’n” Hudmo x Lunice, worth a listen via their YouTube channel
Tried to sleep. Accomplished an hour. The void in my stomach returned my brain rationalized that fat and carbs was the only cure so I opted for the Veggie Cheeseburger and small fries from Burger King. I was wrong. Drank some ginger/chamomile/green apple tea my dad made from scratch and I no longer felt like ass. No itis to speak of, still, damn it! So I start watching Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur to see if I can sleep. WRONG AGAIN. It’s emotionally draining, my anxiety is actin up so still no real sleep.
Next attempt, listening to some mellow jams. Ooooh, How about some Sigur Rós?
We’re going to see INNI at City Winery next week thought I’d listen to them since it’s been forever. Agætus Byrjun on the iPod.
Sigur Rós -“Svefn-g-englar”
Sigur Rós - “Starálfur” Forgot this song was on here and was instantly worried it would make me weep like it does during THAT scene in The Life Aquatic. I did not, phew.
Sigur Rós - “Flugufrelsarinn” Pretty much looped this so much I lost count. This always happens when I try to listen to this album all the way through. I always think of the scene in Trainspotting where Renton goes to score at Mother Superior’s and sinks into the floor while “Perfect Day” playing. This song makes me feel like I’m sinking away from everything beyond me and headed towards more and more inwards.
I fell asleep eventually, no sounds from my iPod included.
Next time, I’ll pass on the
third fourth Duvel, k? thxbai
Commuting > In Headphones
Blonde Redhead - “Spring and by Summer Fall” *still reeling from last night’s rediscovery, the freaking riffs*
Blonde Redhead - “23”
Blonde Redhead - “Loved Despite Great Faults”
The Beatles - “Happiness is a Warm Gun” *One of my favorites, see what you’ve done Mad Men?
Burial - Kindred EP —- LONERRRR <3
@ Work with Headphones
Gold Panda x Night Works – “I Tried So Hard” via The Line of Best Fit ends abruptly, but I like.
Ricardo Tobar – “Esoteric” via The Line of Best Fit / interesting
Garbage - ‘Not Your Kind of People’ album stream via Spin - I was curious to see if I could take this seriously.. one song in, I can’t…
Four Tet – “Jupiters” via Stereogum x 5 Kieran Hebden is king of my heartstrings due to things like this. Highlight of the day.
Four Tet – “Ocoras” via Stereogum
One Little Plane - “Into The Trees” album stream. It was time to give this some attention… Pretty and a great companion to this NYC cloudy day but way TOO sweet right now so I get distracted to the next one by a link on Facebook…
New Order - “Blue Monday” (Live in Glasgow)
Peggy Sue - “Song & Dance” - Finally read Cheep’s diary and she made me miss this song so…..
Warpaint - “Burgundy” (that was a natural transition)
Warpaint - “Elephants” - can’t stop, won’t stop this album. Damn, I miss these ladies.
Warpaint - “Krimson”
Massive Attack - “Paradise Circus” » Sweet lady voices downward spiral.
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam via YouTube with Carlos, showing off his singing skills.
Commuting > In Headphones
Mogwai - “Rano Pano”
Mogwai - “San Pedro”
Mogwai - “Letters to Metro”
The Beatles - “Tomorrow Never Knows” on Mad Men -had to watch the episode again!
Four Tet - “Jupiters” on Soundcloud
Four Tet & Burial - “Nova” on Soundcloud
Four Tet - “Locked” on iTunes
Moonface - “Lay Your Cheek On Down” x5 I love Spencer’s over-the-top voice in this. Tomorrow, I might just listen to Heartbreaking Bravery all day to keep this journal short. Ps: After failed attempt to sleep, I got up and played it some more.
Foals - “Black Gold” @ 11:30 p.m. x5 - I will loop this until midnight and dream of this freaking band coming to NYC once and for ALL in tuenytwelve!