Saturday, September 22, 2012

Song of the Day: "At Transformation"

If you know The Tragically Hip from that song they had 20+ years ago, maybe you're as old as me.

Or older.

This song caught my attention without knowing who it was/is. There's no telling if I would have been as interested had I known. Or more/less interested.

And if it had been Creed...? Some things can never be known.

Song: "At Transformation"
Artist: The Tragically Hip

Friday, September 21, 2012

Who sent me this? Thank you!

Breast cancer is bad and, um, there's, um... sigh, is it hot today? Weird. Anyway, it's entirely possible the man you want to remind you would have hair on his chest.

Good luck with that.

Song of the Day: "Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When you Give It"

Some people come to my blog looking for secrets as to how they should live their lives.

Those people are idiots.

This is Stars, a Canadian band I've grown to like more and more over the last 5 years or so. But this is just a song.

It's not the DaVinci code.

Song: "Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It"
Artist: Stars

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Song of the Day: "Worlds Are Made Of Paper"

Ben Taylor, sounding a little huskier than in times past, with a clear Beatles homage (listen to the chord progression, and don't ignore the fact that he flat out references his favorite Beatles song by name... shit).

Song: "Worlds Are Made Of Paper"
Artist: Ben Taylor

Happy Birthday Erin

Hope you make it back safely.

We've never discussed Thomas Dolby or this song, but I think you'll appreciate it, in a vaguely Pink Martini kind of way.

Happy birthday dude! Rock on!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Pepsi Syndrome

It's quaint (and sad) that this pop culture reference has been part of my life for well over 30 years.

Pepsi Syndrome from Lou Jacob on Vimeo.

Song of the Day: "I'm Dreaming"

Farrell's Spokesman Emeritus Randy Newman is saying what we're all (well, at least 53% of us) are thinking.

Won't be the brightest
But he'll be the whitest

Song: "I'm Dreaming"
Artist: Randy Newman

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

He WAS America in Olympics

Song of the Day: "Cry for Judas"

Sometimes I wonder where John Darnielle is hiding, watching me and my peeps, to come up with songs about us.

Some things you do just to see how bad they'll make you feel
Sometimes you try to freeze time 'til the slots are a blur of spinning wheels
But I am just a broken machine
And I do things that I don't really mean
Speed up to the precipice and then slam on the brakes
Some people crash two or three times and then learn from their mistakes
Mistreat your Altar Boys long enough and this is what you get

Song: "Cry for Judas"
Artist: The Mountain Goats

Monday, September 17, 2012

Quote of the day

(h/t Wonkette)
“This whole thing really fucks the middle class.” -- Mommy Benson (presumably Kris Benson's mother) on the third round of quantitative easing planned by the Federal Reserve
It's largely understood that when something doesn't work, then doesn't work a second time, that the third time will totally work, for sure, no problem-o. I mean, doing the same thing over and over something something insanity, but not for the Federal Reserve (motto: "We're not an agency of the federal government, and stop asking questions!") who will engage in a third-times-the-charm round of quantitative easing (fun fact: that's NOT a Steely Dan album title).

If you're one of the very few who don't already know quantitative easing, you can just jump back 2 years on the Rebel Agenda.

You're welcome.

Song of the Day: "Mercy"

Dave Matthews Band seems to be the winner in the Post-Grunge/Let's All Sign Jam Bands competition the record labels entered back in the early mid-90s, inspired by the huge success of Hootie and the Blowfish (aka the most popular albums #11 and #12 in the "get 12 CDs for the price of 1" special from BMG, back when we all had BMG CD club memberships), beating out noble competition from The Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Rusted Root and, I don't know, Matchbox Twenty. But are there ever really any winners in a war?

Yes, Halliburton.

Sigh, has it really been two weeks? Ugh. Vacation is over.

Anyway, when I like DMB, it's when they do songs like this.

Song: "Mercy"
Artist: Dave Matthews Band

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Congratulations to the peeps who did this

The winner last night in the category of Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Enhancement To A Television Program Or Series is the Team Coco App. It beat nominees representing Game of Thrones and Top Chef.

The Team Coco Sync App from Interactive Media Peer Group on Vimeo.

Quote of the day

(h/t Erin)

"We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."--Rick Santorum at the Values Voter Summit

I believe that is the smartest thing he's said all year.

Song of the Day: "Tiptoe"

I keep thinking I posted something from Imagine Dragons. Isn't that hilarious?

Despite the name, they are from Las Vegas.

Continued Silence is their debut album, but they do have a bunch of EPs, FWIW.

Song: "Tiptoe"
Artist: Imagine Dragons