Saturday, October 1, 2016

Song of the Day: "29 #Strafford APTS"

Justin Vernon, the Iver of Bon Iver (also the Bon of it), wisely let some time pass since the album full of songs that all sound like "Holocene" "Perth". And with 22, A Million he seems to be stretching the boundaries of songs that sound like "Perth".

Here he's playing the same stuff, with enough difference to still interest me (and to be clear, I dig this music, I really do--it's just that I recognize the sameness of it all... if I was shopping for Dockers I would need something a bit funkier to keep me looking).

There is a new annoyance, however: the album and song titles all start with numbers and seem to only be tangentially related to the song's contents (if even that). That's fine, because I will continue to call every song after For Emma... "Perth".

Song: "Perth" "29 #Strafford APTS"
Artist: Bon Iver

Friday, September 30, 2016

Song of the Day: "Oh, My My"

Here's what I know about Phil and Lu:
Phil and Lu is Phil and Laura Stancil, siblings based in Venice Beach, California who have been playing music together their entire lives. The duo releases its debut album Mood Rock today.
Their entire lives.

Take that Rolling Stones.

Song: "Oh, My My"
Artist; Phil and Lu

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Um... No

Maine is an area with great diversity and has always had a reputation for its exceptional quality of life, strong work ethic, and rich industrial heritage. Maine's biggest city, Portland, carries on that tradition with a modern day flair. -- Maine Home Connection
The same website publishes this breakdown of the demographics of Maine:
The only way Maine has great diversity is if you're focused on different kinds of white people.

Or if you're a racist and you think it's great that 95% of the state is whities.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Song of the Day: "Step Up the Morphine"

Unless it's too late.

Guitarist Johnny Took from DMA'S wrote this about the video:
"Losing someone close to us is a very personal thing but something we all inevitably have to experience. This video is an honest collection of moments between a father and his two youngest daughters directed by his youngest son, for anybody who has lost someone."
And here we are.

Song: "Step Up the Morphine"
Artist: DMA'S