Friday, December 28, 2012

Song of the Day: "Hospital (Win Your Love)"

Also via You Ain't No Picasso comes Jesca Hoop, sounding like a hypothetical combination of Tori Amos and Carly Rae Jepsen. This track was the #2 favorite song from 2012 for him (them? her??!!).

YMMV



Song: "Hospital (Win Your Love)"
Artist: Jesca Hoop

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Song of the Day: "Thrift Shop"

Fly beats, dope lyrics, "this is fucking awesome." This track from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is #3 on  You Ain't No Picasso's Favorite Songs of 2012.

Take that Carly Rae (number 14, pfff) and Madonna (file not found).



Song: "Thrift Shop"
Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Song of the Day: "Colours"

Young Liars live in the Phoenix, Hot Chip, MGMT area of the genre map. They seem to pull it off without sounding derivative, although it's possible I could confuse this with Phoenix without much effort.

Homesick Future is their debut EP.


Song: "Colours"
Artist: Young Liars

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Song of the Day: "Rude"

Lou Barlow takes the wheel on this recent Dinosaur Jr. track.

He probably took it from Jesus.



Song: "Rude"
Artist: Dinosaur Jr.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The on-going danger of slutty girls, what not to wear edition

The dangers presented to society by slutty girls are easily overlooked but that's part of the danger, their inherent overlookability (whatever)! So it's a good thing that the Supreme Court of Iowa was able to recognize that a female employee's overtly slutty appearance was grounds for termination. The employee was given a clear dress code:
"...if she saw his pants bulging, she would know her clothing was too revealing"
The employer's wife, a fellow employee, felt threatened by the slutty-looking female employee, so the employer and his wife met with a pastor. The conclusion, which surprises me, was that the slutty-looking employee should be fired. That seems weird since really the pastor should have helped them conclude that the wife is supposed to stay home and shut up and the husband can have as many concubines as he wants (read your Bible). The entire complaint is here but I think we can all see the dangers of both slutty girls (or at least slutty-looking girls, but c'mon, you know she's also a slut, look at how she's dressed) and also wives that work (outside the home, you know, real work).

You know what, honey, let the
men pick the syllabus.
Fortunately for the employer things didn't get that bad. And now he knows his wife is arrogant and opinionated and thinks she matters as much as him. Which is wrong. Things went really bad for a police officer in India because of another slutty girl, a 23-year old student who forced 6 men to rape her on a bus because she dressed like such a slut. At least it's been pointed that girls could help prevent (well, reduce but not necessarily prevent) these rapes by simply wearing a burqa. I mean outside--obviously they'll want to be attractive at home, for their husbands.

These liberal hippie types at the girl's college did a protest thing and then a police officer died as a direct (or possibly indirect) result. Over a slutty girl getting what she deserved. It's wrong. At least the girl died too. It's karma, which is a thing they believe in over there so maybe it was just placebo effect.

The courts in Dubai at least know how to keep girls in line. For example they recently fined a girl who was raped because she had been drinking. Like a slut. When 5 guys are trying to rape a girl there's a very real possibility one of the guys could get his eye poked by a penis or otherwise injured, so you need to take these cases seriously.

Why can't girls be more like Ann Romney and less like Bristol Palin?

Seasonal classics: "Merry Fucking Christmas"

God is going to kick your ass You infidelic pagan scum

A volume of gender studies in 24 seconds

Thanks to Family Guy.

Song of the Day: "From Here to the Moon and Back"

2-time Oscar nominee Dolly Parton ("9 to 5" from 9 to 5 lost to "Fame" from Fame, throw in "The Other Song from Fame" from Fame [actual name "Out Here On My Own"] and "On the Road Again" from Honeysuckle Rose and you've got 4 solid nominees plus a song from another movie that you're not going to guess... let's just say it was Randy Newman and get on with it; later she would lose to "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" but since you don't remember what song she was nominated for, let's just assume the best song won) has 3 songs on the short list of possible Best Original Song nominees. All from Joyful Noise; the movie was roundly panned by critics but the soundtrack itself has better reviews.

I haven't looked at the songs from the short list to see if there are others that Warner Bros. will put its weight behind instead of these. If they have some from a movie currently in theaters, they'll likely focus their resources there. If not, this could pop in. There's always a weird fifth nomination (when there are 5 nominees), so Dolly could do that.

Supposedly this song tugs at your heartstrings. Apparently I don't have heartstrings.



Song: "From Here to the Moon and Back"
Artist: Dolly Parton

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Song of the Day: "Love Dance"

Christmas is coming (h/t Erin for pic)
The Koxx, from their second EP Bon Voyage. I'm sure most of you are already fans of The Koxx.

If you're not familiar with The Koxx, they are from the K-pop world, the place that brought us "Gangnam Style"



Song: "Love Dance"
Artist: The Koxx