Saturday, March 23, 2013

Song of the Day: "Spinoza"

Back during my trip to Scotland I got advice, via Twitter, from Thea Newcomb, a self-described NorCal gal living Glasgow. While I don't think our paths had ever crossed before my soliciting advice on where to get a reasonably priced digital camera (to substitute for mine which was still sitting on my living room desk), it's possible we are 1 degree of separation apart since she worked for a college radio-centric record label back in the late 80s when I worked at the kind of college radio station that played music released by college radio-centric record labels.  Possibly I.R.S. Possibly in San Francisco. But again, who can say?

As luck would have it, Thea tweeted just before she started her shift at Radio Six International.
This track was the second song she played. The band is from New Orleans, so the song's route to me was N.O. to Portland via Glasgow, but only if you leave the California part out. Add whatever route it takes from Portland to you. Remember to add 15% for gratuity (20% if you really like the song).

Generationals' third album will be released in April.

Song: "Spinoza"
Artist: Generationals

Friday, March 22, 2013

Maverick at large

(via Towleroad)

When on Inside the Actors' Studio earlier this week, Tina Fey was asked to bring out her Sarah Palin impersonation to answer a few questions. AweSUM!!!

Song of the Day: "Careful What You Wish For"

Bell X-1
Love this new track from Bell X1.

It's off Chop Chop, their 8th studio album (I know, me neither).

Chop Chop is not out until the end of June which is strangely not very far away.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Quote of the day, short, sharp, fucking stupid edition

"When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back"--Michelle Shocked
I've been a fan of Michelle's in the past, and I even wrote about her on her birthday 2 years ago (here). This seems similar to the various outbursts that Sinead O'Connor has been prone to ("look at me, I'm a Lesbian"/"I never said I was a Lesbian, now I'm married for 17 days and divorced"/"I hate the Pope"), so I'm expecting her to walk this back before the end of the year.

But if she does, SO WHAT? Aren't you WANTING JESUS TO RETURN?

Fuck. If forcing priests at gunpoint to marry gays (now is she saying the priests will perform the marriage or the priests will be one of the 2 men in the couple, because, SPOILER ALERT, many of the priests are actually gay--it's the career a closeted homosexual can go into to get his parents to stop asking about when he's going to get married, duh), which is totally what the lawsuit to overturn Prop 8 is about.


If that brings Jesus back, it's win/win. You get your return of the Jesus, and I get a man I don't know forced to be my, what, bride? Yeah, cause I don't already have enough people living in my house. 

That's exactly what marriage equality is about.

When I grow up I want to be a dumb bitch. A dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb bitch.

Anyway, as a white male I'd like to know who let his property mouth off like this. It's time to stone her, per the Bible.

Song of the Day: "Diane Young"

It's a shame the car on fire in this clip isn't a Honda since Vampire Weekend licensed a song to Honda a few years ago. They licensed the same song to like 2 other companies. The Black Keys did the same thing. I got tired of those songs quickly because I watch a lot of TV.

Meanwhile, love the human percussion in the song. Dislike the drum machines.

Song: "Diane Young"
Artist: Vampire Weekend

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Quote of the day

"Google me, bitches"--Beth Ditto, lead singer of Gossip
Apparently Beth Ditto was very thirsty the other night because she had a lot to drink and was still trying very hard to get more to drink. And the stupid buzzkills at Bungalo Bar (here in Portland, hey!) wouldn't serve her. 

I bet if she were Fiona Apple they would serve her.

Of course Fiona Apple doesn't drink because, hello, liquor = carbs. A girl can't be emaciated if she consumes calories. Lucky for Beth she has conquered anorexia. As have I.

Details of the fun are here.

Song of the Day: "Get a Job"

In celebration of today's quote of the day, here's something from Gossip.

Song: "Get a Job"
Artist: Gossip

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Song of the Day: "Blow My Mind"

The Ocean Blue are still together! I'm so taken with this track that I'm annoyed with myself for not knowing about a self-released album from 1999 (not really, but it makes me seem more engaged when I say shit like that).

14 years between albums and they're not The Blue Nile. Well played.

Song: "Blow My Mind"
Artist: The Ocean Blue

Monday, March 18, 2013

Song of the Day: "Gone Baby Gone"

It would have been too perfect if Boz Scaggs had covered the Violent Femmes.

Alas, he did not. Still this track from his new album Memphis is good, even for a non-VF cover.

Song: "Gone Baby Gone"
Artist: Boz Scaggs

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Song of the Day: "Some Better Day"

You might remember I Am Kloot from one of the Mercury Prize Shortlists.

Or you might not.

I'm taken with the retro sound. I've decided there's a bit of the Kinks in there, but your take may be different.

Or you might not.

Song: "Some Better Day"
Artist: I Am Kloot