Saturday, July 29, 2017

Song of the Day: "Jazz Crimes"

The Last Artful, Dodgr (stylistically rocking both intraname punctuation and the -er that is so popular with the kids today with their Grindrs and Tindrs and pacemakrs) is taking Portland's hip hop community by storm. And if not Portland's entire  hip hop community, at least the hip hop community that I talk to regularly, my friend Stephanie.

TLA,D rocks Pick-a-thon this weekend. I'm not sure if that's the most urban Pendarvis Farms has ever been, but I'll assume that it is.

Song: "Jazz Crimes"
Artist: The Last Artful, Dodgr/Neill Von Tally

Friday, July 28, 2017

Disappointing David Brooks, Parts 433 & 434

David thinks the Blacks are cool, possibly the apotheosis of cool (it is a word, look it up). Staying cool under the pressure of racism is cool.

White people who did that whole Horatio Alger, ass-kissing, race to the top of the business world thing: not cool. Too obvious. Too needy. They cared too much.

Cool is detached, dumb asses.

Kendrick Lamar is cool bitches. Don't ever forget that David Brooks said Kendrick Lamar is cool. David Brooks knows that you wouldn't realize that if he hadn't told you.

David Brooks thinks Robert Downey Jr. might have gone the cool way, but really he's too far adrift.

David Brooks doesn't think Jeff Bridges or Daniel Day-Lewis or Ryan Gosling are cool. Taylor Swift probably tries too hard.

Miles Davis never used Instagram. And the people who are pushing Kid Rock to run for Senate are super cereal y'all. But not if they look like they're trying too hard.

Meanwhile David Brooks will point out that you haven't even read Senator Jeff Flake's book yet. But maybe that's because it hasn't been released yet.

Sen. Flake is honorable because he has a background that is hard-working and manly, and also because he is standing up to Donald Trump's unsavory ways.

David is disappointed that not everyone is standing up to Donald Trump's unsavory ways which means that Washington has this aura of unsavoriness about it.

He misses polite Washington. Jeff Flake was part of polite Washington.

If you're not acting like Jeff Flake you're the reason it's so unsavory in Washington right now. That is so very taxing on Brooks.

Song of the Day: "Plastic Machinery"

Charlatans [are they still UK? who can say] released their 13th studio album a couple of months ago.  This track features the musical styling of one Johnny Marr (if you think it should be musical stylings, I get it, that was me 3 minutes ago, check it) and dude from Dandy Warhols which, now that I know he's in the mix I totally can't unhear it.

What have you been up to?

Song: "Plastic Machinery"
Artist: Charlatans

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Song of the Day: "I Feel So Bad"

Chris Wilson shared a band on the Factbook and now I am shamelessly stealing them for a SotD. That's how it works.

Song: "I Feel So Bad"
Artist: Kungs/Ephemerals

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Song of the Day; "This Is My Kingdom Now"

The song title has me imagining him updating the reference every 20 or 30 seconds, "now THIS is my kingdom now... now this is my kingdom now."

Regardless, it's what I found when I asked the Google what Del Amitri are up to these days.

Song: "This Is My Kingdom Now"
Artist: Justin Currie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Song of the Day: "Less Than"

This track is from the second of 3 Nine Inch Nail EPs (ADD VIOLENCE is the title). I love it!.



Love it.

Totally 80s.


Lourve (is that a thing?).

Emoji of a large heart.

Hash tag love

Artist: Nine Inch Nails

Monday, July 24, 2017

Song of the Day: "Sleeping Around the Corner"

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie released an album together that has been characterized as Buckingham/McVie a la Buckingham/Nicks, but it's distinctly noted that the album is actually Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie... probably to keep John McVie from trying to take credit. Drummers, amirite?

Note: everything I've heard has been strangely disappointing. Hoping that changes.

Song: "Sleeping Around the Corner"
Artist: Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Song of the Day: "Silver"

Katie Crutchfield is Waxahatchee and Out in the Storm is their (her) fourth album. She/they've made a few year-end lists in the past but I never took to the albums.

There's something about this track that is calling me.

Song: "Silver"
Artist: Waxahatchee