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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Music and video for you to like (or not)

On a bit of a tear here...  wrote two pieces for another outlet (again, unpaid) and still feeling motivated.  Had some thoughts on a music piece as summer and songs are vital to my survival.

I wanted to do a "things I can't get enough of" piece and ask for responses.  I know, I won't get any.  But anyway, here it goes, in no particular order, the best of everything.  Stuff I can watch/hear/get absorbed into at any given moment.  Please feel free to add your own.

First, ta word from our sponsers.  Take a look at this WPIX break from the mid 80s featuring the great anti-pills ad "This is serious, we can make you delirious."   Go to about a minute and a half in...  classic:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOtNDGXdIKw

And while we are on WPIX please take a look at some Magic Garden with my two favorite milf hippies...  Carole and Paula were so hot.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOtNDGXdIKw   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwP-XtmzGCA&feature=related  And a little something from the chuckle patch... http://www.youtube.com/watchv=Q51Nki1PldA&playnext=1&list=PLFAC3765FA3FD915C

Boy, I can get sucked into a PIX tangent...  maybe Wonderama next?

Back to the music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIyx4EaIkk   Cannot avoid, and am really not trying to Dawes song of summer "Time Spent in Los Angeles."  Here they perform it, real well, from Letterman in June.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI0jtg_JMac  Wilco, meaning Jeff Tweedy, are quite simply amazing.  There new album is weeks away and the new single, "I Might" gives you a pretty good idea what to expect.  You guessed it, goodness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smB9sfkqluA  Foster the People's "Warrant."  The third time I posted it and folks, it ain't cause Jani Lane died and my mind is focusing on Warrant.  They opened with this last week and I was so hooked by Mark Foster's ebullience I became a believer.  Commence name calling, I can take it.

OK, that's enough, I have feelings.

Feel real bad for Portugal, the Man.  Heard there van was stolen at Lollapalooza last weekend.  They found the van days later, but all their equipment was gone.  Like their music, but some concert tix or merch, and get em on the long road home:

"Do You?"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhcZuzVsb9k&feature=related
"People Say"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGDQOECShw8&feature=relmfu  This is a special song.

Ok, let me go put my daughter to bed...


(5 minutes elapse)

Well that was easy.  And stop judging!  I took her to NYC today (she had some fun) and she was reading while I wrote.

Others on your radar should and WILL include:

Cage the Elephant.  Country kids who can rock out.  Itching to see them live.  I give you "Around My Head" because aforementioned daughter finds it appalling and amusing at once.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmHZDpvtppU&ob=av3n  

Squeaky clean Euro's Two Door Cinema Club have had come on like wildfire.  No wonder.  Take a look at these pop gems.  "Something Good Can Work."  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxu02vp_Vm0  Tremendous bass line and quality vocals.  This is a good band.  "What You Know" offers much of the same...  and that is a good thing:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXwYJyrKK5A&feature=related

A few other notables that can't seem to escape my frontal lobe:

Grouplove: "Colours" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ddd70PMxTE&ob=av3e
Naked and the Famous: "Young Blood"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YuSg4mts9E&ob=av3e
"Punching in a Dream"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC29pd_5sQU&ob=av3e
Young the Giant: "My Body"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQYpF2pCkLI

Seems like plenty.  And I know I could do this through the night.  Can anyone introduce me to more?  That is the beauty of all this.  What is obscure for me is mainstream for many.  Let the sharing begin.  If you want to send me your email I can send out Spotify invites and get it moving.

The revolution will be heard.  And Mark Oliver Everett will be our savior.  Too much?

Ok, but you gotta admit Eels rock.  I leave you with them since there show in Williamsburg last month is a stand out!!

"Fresh Blood"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Qp1TEKswQ&ob=av3e
"Not Ready Yet" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MCe7-58QqY
"Hey Man, Now You're Really Living" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phCVfjihPn8&feature=related
"Losing Streak" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psd-1ZfcPY8


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