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 canít 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."
--Eric Pooley, VP of the Environmental Defense Fund, on Superstorm Sandy
http://twentytwowords.com/2012/10/31/20-silly-pictorial-responses-to-disney-buying-lucasfilm/#more-59108 fun visual puns about disney + star wars -- only 1 darth-in-mickey ears.
"I will never apologize for America"
--Mitt Romney banner ad.
"I will never apologize for the United States -- I don't care what the facts are..."
--VP George Bush.
I hate Republicans. The idea that we are above apology is disgusting.