Saturday, October 13, 2012

Notes on Pitch Perfect

Freddie Stroma IS Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect is a film about a radio station manager with 2 things: a hot fucking body and some bitchy chick with problems.

Why the movie chooses to focus on the latter is beyond me.

For your consideration: Freddie Stroma
Freddie Stroma is in this movie
Awards possibilities? Um, maybe a Golden Globe nomination for Anna Kendrick (Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy) or Best Picture Musical or Comedy.

Freddie, call me.

And thanks to Big Gay John. This is as good as I could get aside from obvious fakes.

Song of the Day: "Love's Got a Hold On Me"

Frenchie Davis did a thing and then they found out she had done a different thing earlier and then all of a sudden she was no longer doing that thing.

True story.

And now she's back, as prophesied by the prophecies (it's what they do).

Take that Emmy winner Ann-Margaret.

Song: "Love's Got a Hold On Me"
Artist: Frenchie Davis

Friday, October 12, 2012

This is why I don't ride the bus much

Song of the Day: "Skyfall"

Daniel Craig makes a triumphant return as Bond in Skyfall.

And also Adele sings the song "Skyfall" from Skyfall.

Presumably she wrote the song for the movie and didn't just have this great idea for a song called "Skyfall" and then run across a Craigslist ad for someone with a song FOR a movie called Skyfall.

I'm almost certain that's not how it works. Not when you're Adele.

Maybe when you're Duffy.

Just make sure Duffy's got the night off from The Olive Garden first.

Song: "Skyfall"
Artist: Adele

Moron the dumb bell (or more on the dumbbell)

(h/t Erin)

It's too hard to read the reactions below so here they are embiggened:

Happy Place

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty MacColl's birthday was yesterday. I have a hard time remembering with my sister and Bon Jovi in there.

Why does this song make me cry?

All it took was the time it takes
To smoke a cigarette or jam on the brakes
I nearly had it in my hands and now it's gone
Am I complaining 'bout my luck again?
Well it seems to me I was the one
Stood moaning in the morning sun
And now it doesn't matter much wherever I may roam
I keep feeling, feeling my way home
Now you see me, now you don't
You say you will but I know you won't
You nearly had me in your hands but now I'm gone
But not complaining 'bout my life again
No sirree, and what I've got belongs to me entirely
I look left and I look right and I cross this road alone
'Cos I'm feeling my way
I may go up, I may go down but wherever I may roam
I keep feeling my way home
Shall I explain away my life again?
Well it seems to me it's too far gone
To wonder where it all went wrong
I get up and I get down but I get there on my own
And I'm feeling my way
I look left and I look right and I cross this road alone
'Cos I'm feeling my way home

Happy birthday dude. Rest in peace.

Hey, check out the dumbbell

(h/t Eric)

And his free weights.

And let there be no question about it:

  • I would fuck Paul Ryan
  • He would enjoy it

I like "The Wiz"

Song of the Day: "Pound the Alarm"

Just yesterday I told my coworkers that I'm like the white Nicki Minaj. That's probably racist. Whatev.

This song and video continues my foray into club music and videos shot overseas.

Or it doesn't. Is everything a term paper with you people? "What's the theme this week?" "Why are you wearing black today?" "What did you spill on yourself?"

So many questions, so little ammunition.

But I do see a Halloween costume in there...

Song: "Pound the Alarm"
Artist: Nicki Minaj

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Song of the Day: "Losing You"

This new song from Solange is adorable, the way a picture from your 4-year old niece is adorable. "Oh, how sweet, you made a song!"

Watch how she almost keeps time with the beat! I bet she picked out all her own clothes for the video!

Clark wondered if Jay-Z produced it. I told him I bet it was like Jay-Z's second cousin or someone, someone who wanted some money or a break in the music industry. "Hey, why don't y'all go to Rwanda South Africa to film the video" Jay might have suggested (the dollar goes really far in Rwanda South Africa, or so I hear).

Song: "Losing You"
Artist: Solange

Rep. Broun will bring back slavery, keep women as property

And of course end the use of credit cards in this country (usury!). Since, you see, he holds the Holy Bible (which one?) as the primary guide for him and this country.

Dear Georgia, fuck you too! (h/t Sonya & Lisa)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Pooty Poot

Ed Harris is PUTIN!!!
Remember when George W. Bush drunkard/war criminal/criminal against peace/entitled cry baby/son of the killer of John F. Kennedy/erectile dysfunction sufferer looked into Vladimir Putin's soul and said he was a good man?

What a fucking retard.

Things to remember

(h/t Smith)

Song of the Day: "Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns"

What does this new A.C. Newman song, featuring the lovely Neko Case, have to do with wrestling?

I dunno.

Do you care?

You're not super distracted by the images are you?

Oh, wait, a takedown is a wrestly thing (that's a technical term, "wrestly").

Which is, of course, why the pictures. The top picture he is taking down his blouse. I mean shirt. I mean top. I mean uniform. (I mean blouse.)

Newman probably has an album or something, sometime soon. For a free download of this track, go here.

Song: "Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns"
Artist: A.C. Newman/Neko Case

Quote of the day

"I just wanted to welcome Merkel... with my cock."--naked protester dude
Via Twitterzes
Chances are you're not keeping up with current events in Greece either.

But you might start now.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Song of the Day: "Open the Door (To Your Heart)"

I've flown more in 2012 than I have the last 3 years combined. Maybe the Xanax is emboldening me (I found myself a little panicked when I was leaving for DC, but then I'd had such a shitty fucking morning because why in the name of all holy fuck could I ever expect anyone to give me a ride to the airport, not at 7:30 in the morning... I am the king of assholes). Early this year, probably a flight returning from Florida (2 trips this year), possibly riding a coupe of cocktails and a Xanax (Florida trips are not vacations for me) I found myself listening to Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and I was amazed at its brilliance. In the age of shuffle I rarely listen to albums sequentially at one time, and while I knew AW as one of Morrison's most acclaimed album, its lack of any of his big signature songs meant I'd never really sampled it. I grabbed a copy at the library months before and somehow it was on a device and instantly captured my attention.

While I can't tell you which flight, I can tell you it was cathartic. AW is easily one of the greatest albums of the 20th century.

Born to Sing: No Plan B is Morrison's 34th studio album. That's more than Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton combined. It's either produced by Morrison himself or Don Was or some combination or the 2 or someone totally different. It's early, I haven't had coffee. Go re-read the Astral Weeks part, that was interesting, right?


Anyway, if I have a complaint it's this: open the door PARENTHETICALLY to your heart. Um, yeah. Either just call it open the door to your heart, or drop the parenthetical. Unless you have a second song called "Open the Door (To Your Ass)".

Song: "Open the Door (To Your Heart)"
Artist: Van Morrison

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Song of the Day: "Springfield"

It is perfect timing (and not blind luck) that has me posting this track while the final "Treehouse of Horror" episode of The Simpsons is airing (local time) since the title is also (you know what, never mind, I'm pretty sure you've already figured that one out, I don't need another Obviousness Award).

I'll go you one better. Santah, the band behind today's wonderfully rhythmic, shimmering song of the day, opens their tour at Rancho Relaxo in Toronto. Kudos to whomever used that name ("you can't spell Relaxo without relax")! I don't think it was the band, but kudos to the band by association.

Their You're a Lover EP is released October 16, but as a member of the highly influential musical blogosphere (even I find that word pretentious and sad at the same time) I have been listening to an advance copy since last week. I'd never heard of the band prior to last week (I'm not hip to the Urbana, IL scene, it seems), but now that they're in Chicago (the city, not the musical) it's like I see something about them every where I go (not really, but it will make their PR peeps feel good).

If you make it to see them at Rancho Relaxo, Saturday night the 13th, get me a t-shirt. Their tour takes them through the NE over to Chicago (the city, not the band). I'll check them on a western leg. Or if I have a surprise trip to Cleveland this month.

A better blogger might have told you more about the band. But rather than give you a fish I thought I'd give you a URL that tells you about fishing... here you go:

Song: "Springfield"
Artist: Santah