Saturday, March 15, 2014

Song of the Day: "I Luh Ya PaPi"


The thing I'm most amused by with respect to this video is not the gratuitous beefcake. I mean, sure, you can tell Easter is coming based on the basket above but generally speaking there's too much sameness to these guys. A little too epiladied. 

I won't say no, I just won't rearrange my schedule much.

No, it's not that obvious element. Nope, it's the convention where the video begins with someone pitching the video's star on how the video concept will play out. Phil Collins and Christine McVie did it 20 years ago (although without the beefcake). Still worth watching.

And fuck yeah, my memory. I was sure McVie did a video like this and was freaked out that the hit single ("Got a Hold on Me") from this album (Christine McVie) wasn't the video I was sure existed. But it does, it's just this far more obscure second single... and here we are.

I haven't actually listened to this Jennifer Lopez song all the way. It's only fair, I don't think she had that much to do with what is heard here.

Hey look, more dudes from the video...
Touch it, it gets bigger


Song: "I Luh Ya PaPi"
Artist: Jennifer Lopez

Friday, March 14, 2014

Song of the Day: "Forty Days of Rain"

Maybe the new albums from Ben Watt and Roddy Frame will somehow enjoy the same synergy that 1996 releases from Everything but the Girl and The Blue Nile enjoyed. Even both song titles suggest some kind of blooming, emergence, Easter-type thing. Equinoxville!

Or not. What the fuck ever. I am giddy either way.

And if you don't know, this is the dude I traveled to Glasgow to see 2 years ago.

Sounding fucking awesome (although I might have tightened the lyrics up a bit--45 seconds are unneeded here LOL [cough]).



Song: "Forty Days of Rain"
Artist: Roddy Frame

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Song of the Day: "Spring"

Ugh.

It's nice out. My office window is open. It feels like spring.

I really want to take the dogs to the dog park.

Instead I'm covering projects for 2 departing coworkers and helping organize the files to evict a tenant and, I don't know, sulking that I don't get to go out and play.

OMG my conference call woke one of the kids up today at like 9:30 this morning. RUDE.

I am so sorry.

Anyway, spring. Ben Watt. Rock on!



Song: "Spring"
Artist: Ben Watt

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Song of the Day: "Goodbye"

I was looking for something from the new Elbow, a song called "My Sad Captains." Turns out there's a band with that name. This band, in fact.

The name and song title both come from a Thom Gunn poem although who doesn't fucking know that, amiright?

Me neither.

Lovely song. If someone else introduced this to Eric he's be all "OMG new band" on me. Someone should do that.

)

Song: "Goodbye"
Artist: My Sad Captains

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Song of the Day: "Jupiter Spin"



Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending (R) and also not (L)

It's impossible to keep up with Guided by Voices albums. Motivational Jumpsuits is their 20th studio album and will be followed in a couple of months by Cool Planet (presumably their 21st).

This may seem straight-forward but factor in EPs, split EPs, singles, live albums, compilations and box sets (fucking suitcases filled with unreleased material) and you get a lot to keep track of.

Rather than do that, just check out Channing Tatum's picture.

So shiny.



Song: "Jupiter Spin"
Artist: Guided by Voices

Monday, March 10, 2014

Song of the Day: "Carry Me"

Why when I needed a Red Bull & Stoli most did you leave me?
Because you're an asshole when you drink.
Becky is going to Coachella which at some point would have made me envious but now just seems like an expensive way to hate other people for hours at a time. I've been skimming through the line up for a quick song of the day and then I closed the Coachella line-up browser window so let's go with the lovely staccato of this track from Bombay Bicycle Club. I can't remember if I already like them or if that's Cornershop.

Yep, one of those days.



Song: "Carry Me"
Artist: Bombay Bicycle Club

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Song of the Day: "Idaho"

Through a long and complicated series of events (tangents, all of them tangents) I started listening to Reckless Kelly and was immediately taken with them. Likening this to Richmond Fontaine is probably so far beyond obvious as to be annoying.

Sorry.

Long Night Moon, the album from which this track is taken, won the Grammy for Best Recording Package. It's pretty fucking awesome.



Song: "Idaho"
Artist: Reckless Kelly