Saturday, January 7, 2017

Song of the Day: "Adult Contempt"

Those of you who've managed to pick up on any consistent theme in my musical tastes (not being able to finish a thought is not about my musical tastes) probably know about my affection for complicated rhythms. I don't know if this counts as math rock, but I do know I'm digging this.

Into It. Over It. is a dude (not a band), but it's not a side project for a dude in a band. Standards, the third studio album, was produced by John Vanderslice who is a big proponent of analog recording and has worked with a shit ton of peeps I like that I learned about in the last 10 years. So remember that name, maybe give it the next time you're waiting for a table at Olive Garden... you never know what will work.



Song: "Adult Contempt"
Artist: Into It. Over It.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Song of the Day: "Shut Up Kiss Me"

I should have gone to bed an hour ago, but Angel Olsen's My Woman has me amped up. This album is really great.



Song: "Shut Up Kiss Me"
Artist: Angel Olsen

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Song of the Day: "Love Like a Man"

2016 marks The Fleshtones' 40th year in the music business. Take that, other bands. This cover of a Ten Years After track is great--maybe they'll figure this rock music thing out after all.



Song: "Love Like a Man"
Artist: The Fleshtones

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Song of the Day: "Rhythm Don't Lie"

I can already tell you this track will end up on my Top 50 Singles list for 2016. It's not that I love rock-a-billy that much, but the band's got this wonderful all-purpose retro pastiche that I'm won over immediately.



Song: "Rhythm Don't Lie"
Artist: Jeremy & The Harlequins

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Song of the Day: "Drone Bomb Me"

ANOHNI's Hopelessness came to my attention via its presence on many best of 2016 lists, and from Wharton Rob's recommendation. Now that I know who ANOHNI is, I can better process the album.

And the title speaks to me and my 2016.



Song: "Drone Bomb Me"
Artist: ANOHNI

Monday, January 2, 2017

Song of the Day: "FML"

The Life of Pablo has garnered considerable critical acclaim (status quo for Kanye). I'm listening to it both based on its presence on a myriad of best of 2016 lists, and because Praveen recommended it when I solicited album recommendations.



Song: "FML"
Artist: Kanye West/The Weeknd

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ashes By Now

I wasn't sure whether to do the Gypsy thing before midnight on New Year's Eve or during the day on New Year's Day. Since I thought it prudent to have 100% of 2016 behind me, we did it this evening (so every time zone was well into in 2017).

Bay leaves, rosemary and 30-ish strips of paper on which Leonard and I had each written things we wanted left in the past.



Lacking a fireplace and, at least for now, running water in the kitchen, we opted to torch the bad juju outside on the front porch.

Maybe get dried bay leaves next time.

Fingers crossed...

Song of the Day: "Insane"

Holy shit, this is a 2017 post. It's still 2016 when I write this but here we go. A new year filled with new crazy.

Meanwhile it turns out Korn didn't get ruined by their time solving mysteries with pirate ghosts or ghost pirates.



Song: "Insane"
Artist: Korn