September 11, 2011
Another new season, another overview of the music I added to my regular rotation over the last 3 months...
Starting off with a few four star songs:
- Save A Horse [Ride A Cowboy] Big & Rich. Funny cowboy song, Lynn recommended it when we were trying to think of songs for the intern karaoke night.
- Give It Away Dick Brave & The Backbeats. Fun eurorockabilly cover of the Rot Hot Chili Peppers. Ran into this one in Germany but I had to wait for an import CD to arrive. I also liked their cover of Michael Jackson's Black Or White.
- Run [I'm A Natural Disaster] Gnarls Barkley. An instrumental of this fun retro piece was in the new X-Men film.
- Like A G6 Far East Movement. I kind of resisted liking this song, 'cause singing in praise of a private jet seemed a bit rich, but it's super-catchy, and kind of cool that they're about the first Asian-American group to get a top 10 hit on the mainstream charts.
- Knockin' Luminescent Orchestrii. This song is a sultry wonder. (This isn't quite the version I have, but closer than the live video.)
- Stay Don't Go Spoon. Dig the mild beat box beat of this.
- Cakewalk Into Town Taj Mahal. I don't always like tuba, but this song is a ton of fun.
- Rolling In The Deep Adele. Kinda Amy Winehouseian, in a good way.
- Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight. A classic.
- Letting Go (Dutty Love) Sean Kingston featuring Nicki Minaj. Carribean-tinged theme.
- The Legend Of Zelda Original Mix HD Zedd. I didn't play this game much growing up, but it's still a stirring piece of exploration.
- La Vie Est Belle MC Solaar. I dunno. It's in French!
- I'm Good, I'm Gone Lykke Li. Nice smooth sound.
- Crystalised Xx. Dark.
- Comme Des Enfants (Le Matos Andy Carmichael Remix) Coeur De Pirate. More French!
- Addictive Truth Hurts. Good Middle Eastern groove.
- If Your Gonna Be Dumb, You Gotta Be Tough Roger Alan Wade. Heard this lovely bit of honky tonk outside the "Texas Roadhouse" restaurant. Love the Homer Simpson montage with this.
- Spooky Dusty Springfield. "Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels" had this-- I don't think the gender flipped lyrics make as much sense, but I love Dusty's voice.
- Peace Frog ( LP Version ) The Doors. Quite possibly Amber's favorite Doors song.
- Pac Man Fever Buckner & Garcia. I had this kind of awful novelty album growing up. For some reason I had the lyrics to "Mousetrap" stuck in my head, but I decided to stick with the one that made them (in)famous.
- We Used To Wait Arcade Fire. The song is a little apocalyptic for my taste, but if you haven't played with the AMAZING interactive music video that might literally be able to bring you back to your hometown, you should.
- Dirty Water (Live) Dropkick Murphys. Got to talking about this with Amber's folks... And man, I just love the band name "Dropkick Murphys".
- Remember (Walking In The Sand) The Shangri-Las. Playing at Za, a local restaurant. I had it on a 50s mixtape from McDonalds growing up. I like the emotion in the singer's voice.
- What I Like About You Lillix. I like high energy girlband covers of songs, Amber introduced me to this one.
- Louder Than A Bomb Public Enemy. SOundtrack to "Hot Tub Time Machine".
- No Sex Chris Rock. TV Tropes mentioned the "smudge your puma" line on their Disproportionate Retribution page.
- Johnny Got A Boom Boom Imelda May. Heard this on the soundtrack for "Wild Target", nice gogo sound.
- What Was I Thinkin' Dierks Bentley. Another honky tonk song from outside Texas Roadhouse. Like the line about "little white tank top".
- Muppet Show Theme Song OK Go. SO MUCH FUN.
The Washington Post on the women pilots willing to sacrifice their lives to knock down any more hijacked planes...
http://loveblender.com/2011september/ - new Blender of Love Digest, a tribute to an old stalwart Blenderite...
Man, that commercial with the Budweiser Clydesdale's doing that horse show bowing thing to NYC is just kind of creepy/weird.