Saturday, July 12, 2014

Song of the Day: "Day is Gone"

I was having a difficult time finding this Emmy-nominated song from Justified, primarily because it's from Sons of Anarchy.

Apparently they are different shows.

This song is lovely. I don't know Noah Gunderson under that name but it's possible he's in a band, like Band of Horses or The Osmonds.

Song: "Day is Gone"
Artist: Noah Gunderson

Friday, July 11, 2014

Song of the Day: "(Do It On My) Twin Bed"

An Emmy-nominated song from Saturday Night Live--they've had great luck in the category recently so maybe Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and 3 other non-performers (Eli Brueggemann, Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider) have a shot at a win.

The opener from the Tonys is the only other song I'm familiar with and I don't have a strong preference between the 2... yet.

Song: "(Do It On My) Twin Bed"
Artist: Cast of Saturday Night Live

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Song of the Day: "I'm Not a Part of Me"

Not sure how Cloud Nothings crossed my path. I've never posted them as a song of the day but that doesn't mean I haven't heard them. This is from Here and Nowhere Else their fourth album.

But you probably already knew that.

Song: "I'm Not a Part of Me"
Artist: Cloud Nothings

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

An Update on the Summer of George of Rich

For those of you following along at home (or at work, on a train, in a library, what have you), this is the Summer of George of Rich. The Yankees haven't given me 3 months off with pay, which I find quite rude, but whatever.

Here's what's gone down since my third "last day" at the pie chart bakery:

  • walked another 5k (the third is Sunday)
  • hosted Smith's going away thing packing 20 people in my living room and overstimulating Willy
  • adopted Smith's lesser bicycle which I picked up from the shop yesterday and can ride as soon as today although the helmet I ordered for my super deluxe giant head won't be in until later this week
  • got a FitBit One which I'm wearing on a lanyard (a Georgia State University lanyard because I had time to hit the bookstore on Monday on my way to the pie chart bakery in Atlanta to see some peeps)--btw, who's coming to see GSU get destroyed by the Ducks in Eugene with me next year?
  • invented mojito watermelon salad (watermelon and strawberries soaked in a mojito)
  • perfected mojito watermelon salad (watermelon, casaba melon and strawberries soaked in a mojito)
  • saw Cher and Cyndi Lauper in concert
  • expanded my countertop options from 4 to 17 (note: this is not a good thing)
  • bought a sledge hammer and 2 dumpster bags (I know, but they explain it here
  • saw X-Men Days of Future Past, 22 Jump Street and... wait, is that it? I thought there was at least one more
  • got tickets for a slew of shows through the summer (need to get Avett Brothers tickets)
  • went to Atlanta and saw my sisters (who both look great), 3 nephews (who all look great), some significant others (who are pretty and look eerily similar but that's just me) and 1 each grand niece and grand nephew (who are too fucking adorable for words); saw Saade & family; saw Sonya & Archie & sis; saw 3 deer and 2 bunnies; went to Dr. Robert's surprise 50th party (drank eleventy seven Long Islands) and closed the joint down and closed the after party down without even a disco nap; and hit the GSU bookstore for my sticker and got some other swag; and had lunch with the Atlanta pie chart bakery peeps; then had a pedicure before I caught my flight home
  • had lunch with Steph (and drank some Long Islands)
  • discovered the world's greatest (and second greatest) ice cream sandwiches
  • visited with Kelly VV and the latest in her whole "baby" thing (and invented a drink we'll call the Suburban Sling: ginger-infused vodka and blueberry lemonade... it doesn't suck)
  • hosted Lisa the doggy mommy from Denver for a week
  • took some naps
  • watched some stupid movies and some not bad movies on the TV
  • saw a couple of Gilmore Girls episodes, but not nearly enough

I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff but gotta shower for my breakfast date.

Song of the Day: "Turn Down for What"

There's a big debate over song of the summer. I'll take this over that other one any day (although technically I've never heard the other one).

Song: "Turn Down for What"
Artist: DJ Snake/Lil Jon

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Song of the Day: "She Came to Give it to You"

"There ain't no shortcuts to doing something right"

Maybe there's a message in there.

Rock it Usher!

Song: "She Came to Give it to You"
Artist: Usher/Nicki Minaj

Monday, July 7, 2014

Song of the Day: "Tough Love"

It's been a year since I posted a track from Jessie Ware. I've kinda forgotten about her which seems to have been the problem the Fabulous Clinton (who is fabulous) experienced last year. Poor gal.

Song: "Tough Love"
Artist: Jessie Ware

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Song of the Day: "Judas Decapitation"

We haven't checked in with Say Anything in a couple of years and Hebrews seems to be a new, more mature sound while still retaining its exuberance. Rock on dude!

Song: "Judas Decapitation"
Artist: Say Anything