Saturday, March 24, 2012

Song of the Day: "Burn a Miracle"

I  don't remember which year, 2008 or 2009, was my year of "arena rock" sounding bands: Kings of Leon, Gaslight Anthem, a third thing certainly would go here. Say Anything crossed my path, and while not exactly that sound, they fall into a Vans Warped Tour type sound that is, shall we say, less typical of something I might enthuse over.

MuteMath! They can be that third thing. And also quasi-Warped Tour-ish. But that's beside the point.

Say Anything! Yes, totally. They're my new Blink 182.

Even if they might find such a comparison vaguely insulting (although why would they?!) or me a total poser (as if, I am old school--or at least old, and I went to school).

And it's better than The Offspring.

Song: "Burn a Miracle"
Artist: Say Anything

Friday, March 23, 2012

Song of the Day: "Free"

Twin Atlantic Free
I'm not sure how Twin Atlantic crossed my path, but they're Scottish, so I probably liked them.

From their Wikipedia entry:
The album was awarded 'Album Of The Year' by OMFGITSJACKANDDEAN's Dean Dobbs, apparently only on the basis that they were "Scottish".

So clearly Dean Dobbs and I have a lot in common. I wonder if he has a bright orange car as well.

Twin Atlantic: the next Aztec Camera or merely Glasgow's answer to Live?

I guess we'll see...

Song: "Free"
Artist: Twin Atlantic

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Song of the Day: "Capricornia"

Allo Darlin' sounds like the Venn diagram overlap of the Darling Buds and Transvision Vamp, or it would if I were old enough to know who those bands are. Since I'm not I'll say it's "British" and "pop" in good ways, even if lead dude (girl dude), Elizabeth Morris, is from Australia.

It also takes me back to Mary Lou Lord, and her brilliant "Some Jingle Jangle Morning."

Those were the days.

Song: "Capricornia"
Artist: Allo Darlin'

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Song of the Day: "Ghost"

Ingrid Michaelson "Ghost"
When I post a song from someone I know very little about, and then I find out the artist has had songs on Grey's Anatomy I wonder about my personal credibility as a hipster taste maker.

Then I look in the mirror and I laugh hysterically.

I don't actually watch GA (although I have tried on 2 different occasions, thank you shirtless Eric Danes), but they seem to have found this niche of music, somewhere between Starbucks in their late 90s heyday and the cool parts of Nordstrom: angsty singer-songwriters with a smidge of Beck or world music to keep it fresh.

Regina Spektor Sara Beirelles Feist Anya Marina Ingrid Michaelson is one such artist. The show has used at least 8 of her songs over its 14 seasons (wait, what? it only seems like it's been on 14 years?) so chances are you already know her and this song. Which makes me totally late, which makes me totally lame... but you probably knew that about me already, what with me having a blog.

Song: "Ghost"
Artist: Ingrid Michaelson

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Song of the Day: "Echo (You and I)"

I've written about Anggun before (for reals, here), so the idea that I'm only posting this as song of the day is because of buff men in tighty whities is, cough, laughable.
Anggun "Echo (You and I)"
Not only is Anggun a musician of some esteem in my book, but this song is also a finalist in the Eurovision Song Competition (which is a thing).
Anggun "Echo (You and I)"
Any similarities between the video and how I might spend lottery winnings is purely coincidental if even there at all.
Anggun "Echo (You and I)"
At all. Pfff, you people read way too much into things.

And, AND, there are lyrics in French!!! And I don't speak French. Which means this song is about whatever I'm in the mood for it to be about that day. That's how that works.

Why an Indonesian singer/songwriter is doing the official song from France for the contest is beyond me. Unless one of those guys explains it, I'm not sure I care.

Song: "Echo (You and I)"
Artist: Anggun

Monday, March 19, 2012

Song of the Day: "Glow"

For as long as I've been a fan of the Indigo Girls (from back. in. the. day. bitches), I don't think I've heard more than 1 track from Amy Ray as a solo artist. Lung of Love is her fourth solo outing (with 2 more live solo albums), so clearly she hasn't been waiting on me to make the next move or anything--you go, self-actualized girl!

With snow flurries this morning, I'm not really feeling spring, but this song is a good harbinger of spring, I hope. Oh god, I hope.

Song: "Glow"
Artist: Amy Ray

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hoops update, or, thanks for nothing Missouri

I'm smack dab in the middle
I started the day in first place in my office basketing sphericals pool. Because when you think of basketing balls, you think of me, basketing your balls. Bounce bounce bounce, amiright?

But things change in the fast-paced world of the college activities and I'm no longer number. Now I'm just run of the mill.

Still, I'm ahead of Eric, who "knows" about these things. Yeah, I was dumb for picking Davidson to advance.

Song of the Day: "De Javu"

Six Cups of Me
Anyone who knows me, knows that my deep and abiding love for Norwegian disco producer/musician Lindstrøm is something that just happened this morning, or possibly yesterday, or last week. Basically this is the first time you're hearing of it (even if I did actually first run across him list a whole month ago).

What brings such amazing trip hop (what? you name the genre then) to my rather middle-aged attention? The album's title: Six Cups of Rebel.

Hells yes.

That's more than 2 scoops. What a great way to start you morning! (And, AND, the song is really fucking good.... BONUS!)

Song: "De Javu"
Artist: Lindstrøm