With the door to my office closed and The Hold Steady's Almost Killed Me cranked up kinda loud. Good day today is.
OT: Friday POSBANG (what are you listening to?)
Love The Hold Steady, but I can't listen to them at work - a little to much rock. With a busy day at the desk and people popping in and out of my door, I'm going with jam bands - Dispatch, Phish, Dead, maybe Wilco.
on rotation in the early hours to get the blood going.
"Boys and Girls in America" - best album of the past decade.
That's only my 3rd favorite THS album.
1. Seperation Sunday
2. Almost Killed Me
3. Boys and Girls in America
4. Stay Positive.
5. Heaven is Whenever
Favorite THS tracks (right now):
1) One for the Cutters
2) The Weekenders
3) Stay Positive
4) Stuck Between Stations
5) Your Little Hoodrat Friend
I f'ing love Finn's writing. The really good songs have a big-screen, cinematic quality. Imagine if Springsteen never got laid, had to sit thru endless upper-midwest winters and did lot more blow...
The Baseball Project: Steve Wynn from The Dream Syndicate, The Miracle 3, Danny & Dusty and other bands; his wife, drummer LInda Pitmon; R. E. M.'s Mike Mills (filling in for R. E. M.'s Peter Buck) and Scott McCaughey of The Fresh Young Fellows and also an R. E. M. tour guitarist.
Here's Craig Finn performing a song he wrote for The Baseball Project about his long-time passion for the Minnesota Twins:
Maybe not the best song to suddenly pop up on your cell phone when you're sitting in a business meeting or a crowded courtroom during a felony trial or the gallery at the United States Senate during a heated debate . . . but, still good
Mistakes happen when you don't proofread posts. Mea Culpa.
The Young Fresh Fellows playing The Kinks' Picture Book
Listening to some montell jordan and going through job applications. you'd think an engineering student from michigan would have some success
Assuming you're applying for jobs in the state of Michigan, having the last name "Tressel" may be hurting your prospects.
(note my proper use of you're and your)
How can anybody listening to Montell Jordan fail to have success at any task?
Howard Zinn lectures at work.
As for music, mostly Rabbie Burns' songs
the lectures? Also, that is settings of Robbie Burns by. . . who? (Did you ever hear Greg Brown's settings of Blake?)
Mostly just youtube. Google them, there's a decent amount. i just youtube or grooveshark Burns.
Bullet for my Valentine. Newly released album and back to The Poison just so I can remember how good they once were.
I'm doing the exact same today! The Poison and Scream Aim Fire are so good all the way through.
It is night and day the difference in Tuck's voice and ability on those two albums compared with Fever and Temper Temper. I know he had surgery (sad), but damn it sure is not anywhere near the same. It doesn't help either that they consciously made an effort to change styles a bit. The End and Say Goodnight on repeat.
Went to see them last night and I am hoping that hair of the dog applies to music, because my ears are still ringing. Best way to spend a Friday is half-awake until 2pm.
I'm listening to the Fresh Air interview from earlier in the week with Charlie Leduff, Detroit News reporter and author of Detroit, An American Autopsy.
Wasn't that a great interview? I'd never heard of that guy, but he sounds like a maniac.
It was a great interview. I wish Terry Gross had done it, though, rather than Dave Davies. Thankfully Leduff was just really fasciating.
Got my iPhone 5 on shuffle. Listening to all sorts of music (some country, Billy Joel, Skrillex, Linkin Park, The Lonely Island, for example).
Christ, this sounds like a typical shuffle/mix for me daily. Almost exactly to the T, especially the Joel. There is a place for him and country (90's country even more) in every day.
There's not much better than listening to Billy Joel.
set to Outcast/Busta Rhymes channel. There are many raps songs that I used to think were just good beats that have some very insightful/funny stuff going on. i took a good 6-7 year break from any rap/hip hop but I have to say I miss some of these songs.
Aquemeni is one of my favorite hip hop albums. Cheers
is an R.E.M. day for me
by Jason Lowenstein from At Sixes and Sevens just popped up on Pandora. Before that it was newer Guided by Voices song. The song was good. GBV has been putting out about 7 albums a year lately and I can't keep up.
I'm just hanging out updating the normal 400 reports here, waiting for a call from the optometrist so I can pick up my new glasses and put all this off until Monday. In essence, using work as a way to bide my time. As for music, I've got some Yellow Magic Orchestra in the player right now. Japanese techno plus the early 1980s equals some pretty cool compositions.
Well I think we have a clubhouse leader for strangest music. I kind of like it, though.
some kendrick lamar, thinking about the swimming pool of liquor I'm gonna dive into after I finish schooling some chillins on the golf course.
Listening to MST3K episodes on YouTube while at work. It's hard to stifle the laughs sometimes.
Crazy week for me capped off with a lazy Friday, so the soundtrack of the day is Blues Traveler - Travelogue.
about how hard she has to work as I contemplate a second maple and candied bacon donut... YUM!
as all those Russian people who get off on videotaping themselves driving around in the bleak wasteland on their way to work.
In other words, I'm listening to meteor-induced sonic booms... and Mariah Carey? In RUSSIA??!
Listening to Dizzy Wright! If you don't know him then you should take a look.
Also, I found this interesting. (Rivals)
"His arm is every bit as strong as [Pittsburgh Steelers Pro-Bowler] Ben Roethlisberger, and I've worked with Ben," Clarkson said. "He's not Cam Newton-strong, but he's plenty strong. There's not a throw he can't make, his deep ball can probably go 75-80 yards with just the snap of his wrist. He spins the ball very well."
This is from Wilton Speights quarterback coach, So can we please stop with the his arm isn't that strong comments.
He recently said he can bomb it 75 yds. So Speight's arm is stronger than Flacco's?
Frightened Rabbit's new one, Pedestrian Verse. yes, there are a lot of beards.
I had no idea that Frightened Rabbit had a new album out. I know what I'll be listening to now for the rest of my day.
this winter/spring too, if you are into that sort of thing.
Listened to 'Backwards Walk' a lot during my last break-up. Woo boy. That was fun...
I feel like just about any Frightened Rabbit song is appropriate post break-up music.
My own Umphreys 2007 playlist.
Spooky Tooth -Spooky Two and Jimi Hendrix hits!! All of them!!
Bop-era jazz (Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk) until my deadlines are met.
In the afternoon, I'll be in the mood for some old-fashioned Detroit high energy: MC5, Wayne Kramer, The Racketeers, Sonic's Rendezvous Band. Kick out the jams and let it snow.
here in my office today. My stuff is mostly a mix of rock and rap. A lot of Linkin Park, The Black Keys (who's El Camino is a hell of an awesome album), Muse, Smashing Pumpkins, Jay-Z, Dre, and Eminem as the most frequent artists on the playlist. But I've got a ton of older stuff and random one hit wonders and old school rap as well. Currently playing is the cover of "Blue Monday" by Orgy. Prior to that was Sad But True by Metallica and Welcome to the Jungle by GNR.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend everyone!
Spice it up a little with Buena Vista Social Club
Kesha. I am listening to the Herd...but if he compares LBJ to Jordan one more time...but that is a debate for another day/thread.
I'm right there with you. Some great songs that MAKE you want to sing along.
Only Fridays? That's some good music to restrict to only one day a week.
Only judging because those are absolutely not hipster bands at all. But good choices, don't be ashamed. But also don't feel hipstery
Stubborn Love is killing me right now, I can't listen to it enough. I am trying at least, to listen to different versions of it on youtube.
Pixies, "Trompe le Monde."
A little bit all over the place today:
Atmosphere, listener, XXYYXX, Alt-J, and Hugo have been the last few songs played.
Slug is easily one of my favorite rappers. Atmosphere is perfect for a nice lazy Friday at work, that's what I'm kickin' right now too. Love it.
This guy haunts my dreams.
My friend trolled me and he then sent me this link on g chat.
The Trololo video first appeared on some sites beginning on 21 February 2010, the most prominent of those being the "Trololo" website trololololololololololo.com that helped push the meme into popular awareness, receiving more than 3,000,000 hits in its first month. It gained prominence on 3 March during a segment on The Colbert Report after appearing on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld a handful of times over the previous couple of weeks. It was also parodied by actor Christoph Waltz on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as Craig Reucassel on the Australian TV show "The Chaser", and in September 2011 on the animated American television series Family Guy in its tenth season premiere episode, "Lottery Fever".
The "Trololo" meme in turn re-ignited interest in Khil's singing career aside from his vocalised performance; for a time, the "Trololo" website included a petition for Khil to come out of retirement to perform on a world tour.
I haven't heard anything about it. It's nice, of course! Thanks for good news! There is a backstory about this song. Originally, we had lyrics written for this song but they were poor. I mean, they were good, but we couldn't publish them at that time. They contained words like these: "I'm riding my stallion on a prairie, so-and-so mustang, and my beloved Mary is thousand miles away knitting a stocking for me". Of course, we failed to publish it at that time, and we, Arkady Ostrovsky and I, decided to make it a vocalisation. But the essence remained in the title. The song is very playful – it has no lyrics, so we had to make up something for people would listen to it, and so this was an interesting arrangement.—Eduard Khil
When you're constructing a backpacking stove out of aluminum cans, it's only fitting to listen to metal. On the playlist today is As I Lay Dying, Dream Theater, and my personal favorite band, Dulcamara. Corny video, great song
Lisa Loeb "Stay"
Dammit. This is a posbang thread but I'm having a very hard time posbanging this one.
You watch Workaholics??
to the White Album, then Abbey Road after that. He really seems to like "Rocky Raccoon" and "Piggies"
Was canceled. I rushed in here for nothing. Damn.
On the bright side, I could be available if I learn of any brew pubs taping Pliney the Younger, which is platinum out here-and only available this time of year in minimal quantities, and long lines to get any. I had it last year, and it lived up to the hype.
The smooth jazz that serves as the conference call hold music. Good times.
daaah dah - dah dah daaah dah - daaah dah - dah dahdah dah dah.
Great. I'm going to be humming this the entire rest of the day.
Just finished listening to the most recent UMHoops podcast. David Merritt, Zack Novak, Nicole Auerbach. Always nice to hear how Zack is doing, sounds like he's having a great time playing in Europe.
There was some talk about that game that happened on Tuesday, but it was overall an entertaining, upbeat podcast!
My Bloody Valentine - m b v
I call B.S. Everyone says they listen to My Bloody Valentine, but nobody listens to My Bloody Valentine. It's just a lot of noises all mixed together, which is a really cool method that every good band after copied, but it's still like the musical equivalent of a blogger who does nothing but have conversations with his bolded subconscious.
I listen to Loveless at least once a month. You have to listen to the album the whole way through. The guitar work by Shields is amazing.
With the repeated use of don't and the double negative. That sentence was a lot of noise.
No no you misunderstand me. It's not that it all turns to noise. Like the bolded subconscious...
yeah you, is your point made so I can continue?
Yes, but first when's the last time you even listened to this album?
Today, after I saw it mentioned in this thread.
...it's a really cool device that makes the music more interesting. They...fill space with sound--different instruments coming in at every possible tones tha could make up that chord. First time you hear it you are like "That is amazing!" However it's really a tool, not the basis for extended and repetitive listening until the end of time. The things that other bands went on to do with this device were the really awesome things. SO many bands mention MBV in their list of influences because they used that device, but I think those bands all used it to greater purpose than MBV did. It's like appreciate Darwin but that's not even 1/4 of what evolution is, you know?
Van Halen on Pandora. The 'get off my lawn' music of the future from the past.
Built to Spill - "Ultimate Alternative Wavers"
Wrote today's Dear Diary with a chronologic trip through Radiohead, which I started because I made a Pablo Honey joke in an email and then had that one guy with theHail to the Thief cover as his avatar open in my first tab. Posted about the time I got to Fitter...Happier so I'll keep it going.
my favorite thing about the Movement festival is how well curated it is in terms of showcasing "the next big thing" in dance music. gotta get acquainted so I can make informed stage decisions
Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, ScHoolboy Q. And Frank Ocean's Channel Orange is still in heavy rotation.
It's a Russian band that's basically doing a good Joy Division impression, and that works for me.
Not listening to anything but am looking at buying tickets to Green Day's American Idiot musical that is coming to town next month. Anyone seen it? I love the album but I'm wondering if my like of the music is enough to make it worth my time. If you've seen it, let me know what you think.
Been on a blues/soul kick as of late, especially that Memphis sound. Bobby Blue Bland, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes, too many to name. If Al Green's "Love And Happiness" doesn't at the very least tap your foot, you officially have no soul.
Listening intermittently to either the cooing or intense crying of my 4 day old daughter. It's the best thing I've heard.
Catching up on some Grateful Dead Hour shows on the archives at dead.net.
Paramore's new single, "Now".
Melodic vocals + screamo = happy
Interesting the Bear has the melody despite being the size of a bear.
Oh, and how many points do I need before I can POSBANG? LOL
That's some good stuff right there! I'm generally not a screamo kind of guy, but this is cool.
Also, if you want to know how to embed, just check out the "Pretty Posts Sticky" on top of MGoBoard; you'll learn how to embed and blockquote and tons of other things.
Also, at 100 points you get posbanging privaleges.
Thanks ChopBlock...The Bunny The Bear (hereafter known as TBTH) came across a Pandora channel, and I've been a fan ever since.
Appreciate the info on Embedding and PosBanging...guess I have some work to do!
I'm about to knock out some of my podcasts. In queue: Nerdist, Rogan, Carolla and Sklarbro. In the words of Bart Scott, "I am excited for this opportunity to present itself."
I know this isn't original but Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are f'n great.
Can't get enough of that song, especially unedited...wish their other stuff was half as good.
I picture them on VH1's "One-Hit Wonders" by 2020.
Our son was born this week;) Listening to a lot of Casper Babypants and waves crashing.
Hit up the caffeine early and often. You're going to need it!
slept in from day one. 'Course, she took long afternoon naps, but so do I. Downside was that I never saw a movie or went out evenings for several years after she was born, but. . .
Pierce the Veil - Collide With the Sky
Surprisingly complex and melodic screamo album. Well worth a listen.
From your listen thus far? I think Selfish Machines is very good and Bulletproof Love and Caraphernelia are excellent tracks from that album.
His final two albums - Figure 8 and From a Basement on a Hill.
Pixies - Dig For Fire
I've been on stand by at work since Saturday, just getting paid to hangout at home!
Band of Horses, The Decemberists, Spoon, The Bird and the Bee (her voice is fantastic), Motion City Soundtrack, and Motor City pop-punk band Search the City, among others
There's a guy outside my window playing the saxophone for tips and I have half a mind to go out there and punch him in the throat. He's not even that bad but after 60 minutes its downright annoying.
Billy Talent, Shinedown, and Cage the Elephant.
The Rolling Stones Exile on main street, re-release. My Morning Jacket (Does anyone have an opinion on the new Jim James album? Not really my style but not terrible), Frontier Ruckus, and recorded lectures covering various topics such as anesthesia, orthopedics, etc.
Animal Collect - Centipede Hz....currently in the middle of listening to all 3 of Arcade Fire albums. Probably going to move on to Foals - Holy Fire somethime since i cant get those songs out of my head.
Local Natives just came out with a new album and it's fantastic. I cannot stop playing it. Saw them at the blind pig a few years ago, and it was so good. They're skipping mi and my current city of stl this year but I'm going in Nashville.
Anyway, it's hard to explain them, but the new album is called Hummingbird. They're like indie rock with a lot of ambient harmonies. Someone described them as Wave, but I don't even think that's a real genre.
Yeah I'm with you here. I like it a lot more than Gorilla Manor. Saw them at Roo a couple of years ago and they killed it. About to see them again in about a month. Pretty pumped for it.
Flipping between 80's on 8, 90's on 9, The Blend, KISS FM, and The Highway. Every once in a while i check in on Blue Collar Radio for some comedy.
Is a great station!
It's my favorite station. One of the DJs is a UM grad too. My wife hates it. She likes KISS, but i can't stand Ryan Seacrest. He's such a tool bag.
if any of you old-timers remember that place--sh*t ages really well. And Donny Hathaway, soul singer who died too early. Also a Rodgriguez best of, some Wayne Shorter, a Neko Case best of that I compiled, and Iggy Pop's American Caeser (Ann Arbor Pioneer boy of just before my vintage who I used to sometimes see downtown). All these because amazon sent an email saying that I could access mp3s of CDs I had purchased in the past.
The new albums by Guttural Secrete and Defeated Sanity. Both albums are superb. \M/
Shoot, I could listen to Defeated Sanity all day. In fact, I probably will.
If you're a metalhead. Some screaming/singing. They released their EP The Call Out. They are A Day to Remember esque. Plus they are from south eastern michigan.
The music is easier to find and listen to on facebook. Boooo kenny chesney lol.
That's quite the band! Thanks for the heads-up!
Dissonance is your friend
Hopslam. Listening to Hopslam.
currently in my players:
Rotating in my car is: Chris Thile and Michael Daves, James McMurtry, Darrell Scott, and the Lone Bellow.
At home on the turntable: Don Williams, Waylon Jennings, and The Punch Brothers...
Americana/Country is my sanctuary.
I love James McMurtry. "Choctaw Bingo" should be the national anthem.
I've been listening to Billy Joe Shaver's Salt of the Earth and Chris Smither's Hundred Dollar Valentine a ton lately.
Also the Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics, which has nothing to do with country blues.
Choctaw Bingo is a great tune....I love his "Childish Things" album, the songs "Holiday", "Six Year Drought", "Memorial Day", "Pocatello", "Elephant" and "Charlemange's Hometown" are song writing masterpieces.
Still haven't made it to Billy Joe Shaver yet, I know my dad was a fan, so I'm sure I would love him.
Just got done listening to some Gangstarr- daily operation and Raekwon's Only Built for Cuban Linx. Now I have Killer mIke's RAP music album on, and then going to listen to my advance copy of Czarface(inspectah deck and esoteric).
Pandora has been coming up with some good ones lately...
The Band: Issues
King of Amarillo
Was a big fan of the band Woe is Me, and was chapped when they broke up - but the lead singer is now the lead for the band Issues...and it's really good!
Trombone Shorty and The Decemberists.
...and the "Autopsy of Detroit NPR interview mentioned above.
Found some unreleased Imagine Dragon songs and have been checking those out lately. Danzig - Mother, When in Rome - The Promise (think Napolean Dynamite), Led Zeppelin - Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Hot Chocolate - Everyone's a Winner, Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good at Being in Trouble, and a new Theophilus track featuring Rihanna - Jump.
I'm listening to the Deadpod.
I have Pandora on Eminem.
Listening to some beats by Apollo Brown. Megaphone has to have the hardest drums ever.
Apollo Brown is dope. I loved The Left-Gas Mask. Great album. If you like hard beats and dope raps, check out the Czarface album. It is so sick.
Some Jack White before a night out on Ann Arbor
Dropkick Murphys: Signed and Sealed in Blood
At Work-Robert Randolph & the Family Band. He plays a 16 string pedal steel guitar and rocks out.
They have rock/funk/soul feel.
They have opened up for Santana, Eric Clapton, and The Dave Matthews Band.
Now at home-Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra.
You can't go wrong with Frank Zappa.
Survival of the Fittest, because it's just been one of those weeks.