new music playlist july 2022

August 9, 2022
Huh. On the one hand I've been grabbing a lot less songs lately, but most of it is pretty good! Not sure if it's because of the other media I'm consuming or what.

Also I've gotten really good at ripping songs straight outta the browser via "Audio Hijack" - as long as the song is under 10 minutes you can use the free version.



Dig Down
Muse
Lots of George Michael callbacks here, heard about it on the "Strong Songs" podcast.



Rice Krispies
Rolling Stones
Cracked thinks this might be the actual Rolling Stones doing a 30 second spot for Rice Krispies.
Americus (Religious Right Rock)
Grand Buffet
Parody of rightwing dumbassness, on a Suicide Girls dvd some of the performers are having a shout sing of it.



Insane Dryer Noise Remix
Tik Tok
Someone found their washer machine making a funky beat, and musicians riffed on it.



Just a Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Louis Prima
Checking in on the "Diamond Dave" version of this, it's almost surprising how little it adds. Anyway grabbed this because one band I sometimes swing with wants to try it.



Mario Raceway
Magnificent Danger
Fun HONK-ish cover of Mario 64 music. Ripped this MP3 from the video, don't think they've release it for reals... saw MagDan at a recent brass afternoon at the Medford Condon hatch shell.



Special Powers
Grand Buffet
from the Americus folks - love this song a lot more, REALLY strong mid-era Beastie Boys energy.
What's Inside a Girl?
The Cramps
Surfer Punk or maybe "haunted house" vibe - I remember being a bit scandalized by a xerox'd 8.5x11 poster for this song, some woman standing provocatively w/ a bunch of question marks around...



It Comes in Waves
Long Haul Paul
Heartbreaking song about a father losing his sun to drugs, via the Over the Road podcast about long-haul truckers

"Look, I don't want any wounded guys in the parade," Trump said. "This doesn't look good for me." He explained with distaste that at the Bastille Day parade there had been several formations of injured veterans, including wheelchair-bound soldiers who had lost limbs in battle.

Kelly could not believe what he was hearing. "Those are the heroes," he told Trump. "In our society, there's only one group of people who are more heroic than they are--and they are buried over in Arlington." Kelly did not mention that his own son Robert, a lieutenant killed in action in Afghanistan, was among the dead interred there.

"I don't want them," Trump repeated. "It doesn't look good for me."

It turned out that the generals had rules, standards, and expertise, not blind loyalty. The President's loud complaint to John Kelly one day was typical: "You fucking generals, why can't you be like the German generals?"

"Which generals?" Kelly asked.

"The German generals in World War II," Trump responded.

"You do know that they tried to kill Hitler three times and almost pulled it off?" Kelly said.

But, of course, Trump did not know that. "No, no, no, they were totally loyal to him," the President replied. In his version of history, the generals of the Third Reich had been completely subservient to Hitler; this was the model he wanted for his military.

Interview: Jon Freeman & Anne Westfall (Archon, Archon II) - I found a link to this interview (grabbed off of Usenet) in a tweet to the Wayback Machine's view of alienbill.com... deserves a slightly less defunct home!