Found around 25 songs ("3 star and up") in October. 4 stars in red, links prefaced with a * are particularly fun to watch videos.
November 1, 2012
Bigband and/or Bigdrums
- *Yeah Yeah (Willy Moon) Admittedly I almost like the 30 second Apple ad better, but the percussion in this song makes it the only one I'm labeling with 4-stars this month.
- Sparkling Diamonds (Moulin Rouge! Soundtrack) I've had the album for a while... can't believe I didn't give the beautiful horn hit at the begining 3 stars years ago!
- Collide (Howie Day) Soft and sweet, almost shmaltzy.
- Rhythm Of Love (Plain White T's) Also soft and sweet but with ukuleles.
- *That Man (Caro Emerald) Veronika mentioned this album last year. Besides the nice retro feel, I love the faux-phonecall wooing by some Don Juan (at about 3:16 in)
- Drive By (Train) Maybe technically more Love Lost? Whatevs.
- Tonight You Belong to Me (Janet Klein) That video is actually Zooey Deschanel but there's a ukulele instructional video for this song by Janet Klein.
- *50 Ways To Say Goodbye (Train) Funny video for a slightly bitter song... more songs should have this much mariachi!
- Good, Bad, Ugly (Ani Difranco) Another song that deserved more stars than I gave it. "open open open open open open all the time"
- Paper Girl (July Talk) Alternating growly and sweet.
- *If You Think You Need Some Lovin (Pomplamoose) I love the "making of the song" videos for this, along with Nataly Dawn's way of looking at the camera out of the corner of her eye.
- Not Big [Explicit] (Lily Allen) Heh, harsh.
- Sesame Street [Explicit] (Blowfly) Oh man, the lyrics of this A-Z rundown are funny and FILTHY, but the beat is SO GOOD.
- He Got Game (Public Enemy) Dig Chuck D's lyrics ("folks don't even own themselves / paying mental rent to corporate presidents") overcome Flava Flav's rambles on the Explicit version.
- Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) (Alicia Keys / Nicki Minaj) The sparse but huge beat and rap intro make up for the overly repetitive chorus.
- Pony Pop (DJ Amtrak / Ginuwine / Lil Wayne) There's a whole blog Dancing Along to Pony, and it's a great riff, but better when mashed up with some modern sexed up hiphop.
- *Gold Digger (Glee Cast) Funny how every "ass" is censored-- makes the core message left behind that much more offensive. Still, the choral backgrounds punchup a good song.
- *Frank Sinatra vs Freddie Mercury (Epic Rap Battles of History)
- 25 Or 6 To 4 (Remastered) (Chicago) I think my jazz band played this one. (I like DJ Magnet's Best of Bootie mashup "Chicago Bump" a bit better)
- Mama Told Me Not To Come (The Wolfgang Press) Cover as seen in the movie "Party Girl"
- East Bound And Down (Jerry Reed) From "Smokey and the Bandit", not sure where I saw it. Fun song though.
- Johnny Law (William Elliott Whitmore) Banjo player at Harvard Square was covering this.
- *Thank Heavens for Little Girls (Ruby and Lesley Rankine) Ha, I had to rip this from the commercial that I loved in the 90s. It turns out there was no full length version of the song. There's a minute version of the commercial, but the 30 seconds has the good bits and no voiceover.
- Monsters (Monsters Are Waiting) A suicide girls video once had this odd little work.
- Red Alert (K5) Surprisingly hard club track to find, despite its use in "Chasing Amy"
What did the guy say to his glasses? I can see right through you.Joke I made up this morning. While looking for my glasses.
Fetch from the stick's PoV:
We can't say that steroids caused any one home run by Barry Bonds, but steroids sure helped him hit more and hit them farther. Now we have weather on steroids.
fun visual puns about disney + star wars -- only 1 darth-in-mickey ears.
I will never apologize for America
I will never apologize for the United States -- I don't care what the facts are...I hate Republicans. The idea that we are above apology is disgusting.