Saturday, November 2, 2013

Song of the Day: "Adam Levine"

They're mass producing Adam Levine? I know what Big Gay John and Smith and some of my other homos are getting for Xmas...

Fun fact: Adam Levine joins Jaclyn Smith as celebrity turned fashion designer  for K-mart. Says some dude:
"The white space is for that younger, upwardly mobile Kmart customer that wants a cleaned-up lifestyle product that still has a contemporary feel to it"--Bernt Ullman
I'm pretty sure that's a racist statement. Also Bernt sounds Germanic. Probably a Nazi. Weird since Levine is a Jew.

Where was I? Oh, right, Electric Six is back. Enjoy.



Song: "Adam Levine'
Artist: Electric Six

Song of the Day: "Waltzing Matilda"

As a super influential blogger I routinely hear from writers, directors, musicians, designers and heads of state--anyone who can benefit from the halo effect that a flattering mention in the Rebel Agenda brings. It's the Rebel Agenda Colbert Bump... or something.

So I didn't think twice when I got an email about this adorable video for a great song. I was 2/3 of the way through before I realized that the email came from the singer/songwriter herself. Or a reasonable facsimile. Actually I'm willing to bet (a relatively small amount) that Hilary had a lot to do with the email since it never once mentions her record label.

Normally I don't stop and listen to every song I get an email about but this one caught my attention. The magic words:
It's a tongue-in-cheek, comic book inspired, detective film noir short!
I'm not sure it would have gotten my attention as immediately without that sentence.

And I'm really glad it got my attention. I've listened to this song at least 7 times in a row. Now it's your turn. Enjoy...



Song: "Waltzing Matilda"
Artist: Hilary Grist

Friday, November 1, 2013

Song of the Day: "What Now"

Clark recommended this and I have to say Rihanna sounds surprisingly like Harriet Wheeler (or perhaps the song's arrangement sounds Sundays-ish).

The b&w cinematography in the video reminds me of Herb Ritts. Truly the 90s are back.



Song: "What Now"
Artist: Rihanna

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Funny funny shit

Via Carter at work.

Song of the Day: "City Swans"

Neko Case from her rather long album titled album. Most of the album is somber, quasi-ballad stuff. I like Neko when she's kicking up some percussion and jangly rhythms.

But you probably already guessed that about me.



Song: "City Swans"
Artist: Neko Case

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Song of the Day: "Buried Plans"

Skuta in Solvenia, a minor alp
I'm sufficiently bored in a meeting that I'm multitasking and posting this song having never actually hearing it.

Minor Alps is a side project for dude from Nada Surf and dude from Julianna Hatfield (that's what I said).

It's probably better than Creed.



Song: "Buried Plans"
Artist: Minor Alps

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Song of the Day: "Best Be Believing"

AlunaGeorge (yes, them)--it's the fourth single from Body Music, their debut album.



Song: "Best Be Believing"
Artist: AlunaGeorge

Monday, October 28, 2013

R.I.P. Lou Reed

Rock icon Lou Reed deserves credit for writing about the seedier side of life. Had he be born 50 years later, after someone like him wrote about the drugs and hustlers and gay sex, after Ellen and Elton, he would have enjoyed the luxury of taking a boy to his prom and watching Lady Gaga. 

Respect.




And all the people sing "doo do doo do doo do do doo ..."

Rest in peace dude. Respect. 

Song of the Day: "It's About Time"

Taking the easy way out this morning. Via Scott (nee Richard) at Rockfile Radio, this one from BLANK the BLANK (pick whichever nouns you want)...

Truly new to me and doesn't at all suck. Win, win.



Song: "It's About Time"
Artist: Young the Giant