Saturday, July 5, 2014

Song of the Day: "Do You"

Summer hits Portland on July 5th and this may be the jam of the summer. Perfect (lucky) timing.

New Spoon. Learn to love it now.

Song: "Do You"
Artist: Spoon

Friday, July 4, 2014

Song of the Day: "Once Upon a Dream"

Lana del Taco Rey reworks this classic from Sleeping Beauty.

I'm not a huge fan of LdR but this is nice and moody and perfect for Maleficent from which it's taken. So well done, all.  

Song: "Once Upon a Dream"
Artist: Lana del Rey

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Song of the Day: "Heavenly Father"

I'm starting a series of songs that I'm posting on Wednesday evening and scheduling  through the rest of the weekend. I leave for Atlanta in the morning, back next Monday. If you're in Atlanta and see me, it's not a dream. Say hi sometime.

It's a surgical strike so if you didn't see me don't take it personally. Except you didn't rate for this short, specific trip.

Oh hey, this is Bon Iver from the new Zach Braff mix tape. It sounds different from "Perth" and all the other songs that sounded like "Perth" on the last album.

Song: "Heavenly Father"
Artist: Bon Iver

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Song of the Day: "Lovers on the Run"

Meteorites, the 12th album from Echo & the Bunnymen is barely a month old. It's been 5 years since their last studio outing. None of this really means anything, I'm just typing to have some text before the embedded video.

The song doesn't suck, by the way.

Song: "Lovers on the Run"
Artist: Echo & the Bunnymen

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Song of the Day: "Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent"

God damn this is awesome. Jonathan Mann, as part of his song-a-day project, has turned Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby into a fantastic, inspiration ode.

Love her, just learning of him. This could be a lasting friendship. (UPDATE: I paid and downloaded an EP from him yesterday--solid stuff.)

Song: "Ginsburg's Hobby Lobby Dissent"
Artist: Jonathan Mann

Monday, June 30, 2014

Song of the Day: "Leave Me Out"

Dude hit me up on Twitter yesterday and now he's song of the day. Sometimes it's just that simple.

Not my favorite mc but some dope beats and I'd happily play this in the chill out tent.

If I ever DJ at a chill out tent.

Song: "Leave Me Out"
Artist: Passport Lewis

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Gary Busey

The man is crazy but at least he knows it. I love his Amazon Fire ads (outtakes here). It takes a special confidence to poke fun at yourself (I learned this from Sonny Bono [not directly from him though]).

Twentyish years ago he earned a special respect from me for back-to-back performances in The Firm and Under Siege. I like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but don't remember him in it. I might need to see Point Break.

If you haven't seen these movies, check 'em out.

The Firm

Under Siege

These clips don't do his performances justice, by the way.

EGOT love? An Oscar nomination for The Buddy Holly Story. A Cable ACE award for an episode of The Hitcher.

He's also dad of Jake Busey, almost seen here in a still from the classic Starship Troopers.
I think that's his bicep on the left but maybe not. Still, beefcake.

And seen here, penis obscured by shower thingy.
He's no Casper Van Dien or even a Josh Brolin. That's what the dimer switch is for.

Happy birthday dude! Rock on!

Song of the Day: "Conviction"

I was curious to see a new album from Meshell Ndegeocello (NOTE: I am almost certain her name once had a few apostrophes and possible some stylized thing where a letter in the middle of one name was also capitalized, then I found out her real name is Michelle Johnson so I'm not super concerned with spelling--she's using this spelling now and I'm okay with that)--not that I'm a huge fan of hers but she makes some interesting music. You've probably heard her duet with Mellencamp, the cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night" but have you heard "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" or "Leviticus: Faggot" (put the shocking title aside, the song is a fucking jam) or the Quiet Storm perfection of "Trust"?

I flirted with her cover of Whodini's "Friends" and the track "Forget My Name" but neither pushed my buttons. But this track's got a confident musicality that I'm jamming on. I'm taking this over posting something from Trey Songz, in case you're curious.

And even if you're note, it's a true fact.

Song: "Conviction"
Artist: Meshell Ndegeocello