the Friday, apparently random, "10"
My apologies. My old machine died, and took 60GB of great tunes with it. iMacDV. green. dead.
the good news, Bose tri-port headphones. Fucking A quality.
So I'm trying to rebuild the library, but I only have so much tolerance for feeding CDs to my new machine, a macMini, btw. So, if an artist came up twice, since my library is so mini, for now, I used only the first.
1) Death Cab for Cutie - Crooked Teeth
as i've mentioned, i'm just getting tino this band. This sounds like a radio track to me, very Replacements. I like their other sound better. (6.5/10)
2)Dresden Dolls - Coin operated Boy (live)
opening audience interaction line : "Just take it OFF.... so he just sticks it on over the pants..., sigh"
Another radio track. What can I say? this is a great song about being lonely because you think you deserve it, and it sucks that it's the ONLY SONG BY THE DD that I ever hear on the radio. the live track reminds you that their drummer is fucking awesome, and that two people can make some awesome noise. (7/10)
3) Brazil - Django Reinhardt
As the legend goes, a self-taught swing guitar virtuoso. I just cannot get enough of this guy. Sadly, most of his work is transferred from old crappy records, since he predates magnetic tape. This is music to play when you host a snazzy Sunday AM brunch. (6.5/10)
4) Sun King - the Beatles
What this generation needs is another Abbey Road. No, another John Lennon. Nothing like foriegn lyrics that you can still make out*. (*to) (7/10)
5) bathtub gin - phish
This song reminds me of when I used to see phish. Once the crowd was over 1,000, after 1992, I stopped going to the shows. Phish songs from the first albums always remind me of how much I miss the Grateful Dead, not for their skill, but for their previously unheralded role in drawing the most annoying hippies away from the phish shows. Also reminds me of a hippie I used to, you know, do it with. (8/10)
6) Endless Summer - Zwan!
ahh crap. nothing else. must have been trying to rip the one promising corgan-ish track on this album, and grabbed the whole thing. It's yet another corgan song to a misplaced love, but it does remind you how much better he sounds with a real drummer backing him. Billy Corgan should never program another drum machine, ever. (3/10)
7) the Dirty Glass - Dropkick Murphy's
This is the dropkick version of the Pogues tune "angels of new york city", except drunker, dirtier, and with more hitting on your waitress. (6/10)
8) Latin Simone - Gorillaz
This beat is fucking awesome. the lyrics are unintelligibly cuban, and yet it's much better than anything off the Second Gz album. Let this be a lesson to all artists, DJ Dangermouse will fuck your shit up. Que pasa contigo mi hermano? (9/10)
9) Cowboy Coffee - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Yet another band i've seen a thousand times. Chorus: "Cowboy coffee / chemical cream / right on ride on my stallion of dreams/ it's a midnight shower / a sleep in the flowers / a hurricaine breakneck speed rapidfire dream."
A Bosstones show should not be missed, even today. Something about 7 horns MAKES you dance. (8/10)
10) St. Etienne - Only love can break your heart
This is the best Neil Young cover*. (*that i can think of) Especially if you like dancehall beats with bubblegum voices. the lyrics sond very different coming from a woman.
11) Let's Get Retarded - Black Eyed Peas
This is ever so much more rewarding that the radio version "Let's get it started". It's my personal theme song for 3bulls visits. (9/10 for those visits)(6/10 otherwise)
damn, that's some spectrum.