Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Phosphorescent - The Mermaid Parade

I love this song, dreamy and poetic. It reminds me of a great jam by the Dead or Eric Clapton. Just listen, and let it take you away. . .

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Avi Buffalo

This song reminds me of the Shins' first two albums, though the lyricist seemed to lose interest by the end of the song. More importantly, any song that mentions bacon is an instant classic!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wilco over the years.

I have been a fan of Wilco since their first album, and I stretched my fandom back to Jeff Tweedy's days in Uncle Tupelo with Jay Farrar. While I love all of the many branches of the Tupelo Tree, I think Wilco is my favorite bough. Wilco has changed a lot over the years, but I really have come to love the contributions that virtuoso guitarist Nels Cline has brought to the group. Here is Wilco in 2009- "Impossible Germany." The song has a great spot at the end where Nels solos over dueting rhythm guitars.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Communist Overlord Triple Threat!
Who says the Soviets couldn't cater to your every luxury?
1. In Soviet Russia, Light Dims you!
2. In Soviet Russia, Jacket Wears you!
2. In Soviet Russia, Walkman listens to you!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Two of My Favorites from Dr. Dimento!

Back in high school, I used to love to tune into Dr. Dimento late Sunday nights. I remember a lot of the songs that the good doctor used to play, but here are two of my favorites:

-You gotta love the sitar break on this one!

This parody was sung by Tim Cavanaugh- there is a better version on Youtube, but the visuals are all unrelated anime crap.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Christian Scott plays Thom Yorke

Here is a clip of Jazz Trumpeter Christian Scott performing a cover of "The Eraser," from Thom Yorke of Radiohead's 2006 solo album of the same name. I really like Scott's understated style, and I really think that he does a great job with the song.

"The Eraser" is a great album as well, I actually had never heard it until last year. Musically, it sounds like an extension of Radiohead's "Kid A/Amnesiac" period. Here is a video of my favorite song from that album, "Black Swan." I think the best part of the song is the bass line- always lurking in the background...