Sep 23, 2005

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.
(7/10)

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.

21 Comments:

At 23.9.05, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Anything by St. Etienne takes me back to the Summer of '96. I'm rummaging through vintage T-shirts at American Rag, avoiding the tweaky floorsalespersons, looking for something nifty to wear to an underground art opening/drug-fueled houseparty/battleground among mods, punks & rockabillies.

Ah, those weren't the days...

 
At 23.9.05, Blogger Pinko Punko said...

1) St. Etienne gets a million for that song and
2) three bulls! are gonna kick your ass over the Black Eyed PEas. Possibly the least cool band on the planet EVA!

 
At 23.9.05, Blogger mdhatter said...

yes, but that one song is hillarious.

and does make me think of y'all, well, trollypants anyhow.

It's the only BEP in my whole box, and for a damn good reason.

 
At 23.9.05, Blogger fulsome said...

Yea, that song is funny. The "started" version is SUPER EXTRA lame.

Besides, it's hard to ridicule when the list includes Django and The Beatles. I really feel like we just got shown up and the 11th song was so I don't have to feel so embarrassed.

OK, so maybe the Fish and Zwan help with that too. I am still a sucker for the Pumpkins though. Gish and Siamese Dream were personal eye-openers.

 
At 23.9.05, Blogger mdhatter said...

Zwan should only embarass me and billy.

 
At 24.9.05, Blogger Pinko Punko said...

I never had a music eye-opening, what I mean was I think I had hippy-ish parents so we always had beatles and stones, and getting into pop music in the very early 80s was kind of fun- 1060AM KRSP, then it was Power 99 98.7 (KCPX), but in the background there was always the scary moderin rock station KCGL, and it just grew from there. I was never so pissed about the whole alternative explosion, but I didn't realize it was going to make radio suck for 10 years and crush all this interesting music. I remember the late night show that busted Alice and Chains and Nirvana and it wasn't for another 3 months for them to hit at "cool (i.e. douchebag Ann Arbor) and then frat boys took over everything. I just liked being able to listen to the radio, and hearing crazt non singles tracks. Then with Clear Channel everythign went to hell. At least we have the internets now. But the cool thing about radio, is you used to get to hear songs more than once- and you wouldn;t have to buy them, and you wouldn't have to choose them. The random tune on the radio is much more powerful than somehtign coming on your own shuffle. You can't skip the radio. It's just different. Oh what were we talking about? Oh yeah, Fulsome sucks. I keed I keed!

 
At 24.9.05, Blogger mdhatter said...

I've always held that republican administrations and wars are both great for music.

If not for musicians.

 
At 24.9.05, Blogger Lefty said...

Not being one much for music I had only learned that the retarded version existed from Harold and Kumar. Is it the "real" version?

 
At 26.9.05, Blogger mdhatter said...

It's the tolerable version. I like taut song structures, so that track appeals, but the other lyrics did nothing for me. These lyrics change it from a beer-soaked-frat-house-rave vibe more to a Harold and Kumar vibe.

I know where I'd rather be on a saturday night.

 
At 1.10.05, Blogger Lefty said...

I was thinking more a pink-haired computer generated subway riding teen (from Maxis) vibe...

 
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