17 January 2009



MP3: Natural's Not In It (Repackaged By The Rakes) - Gang of Four (YSI)


02 January 2009

Dance Floor

Merriweather Post Pavillion is almost here! Is it worth the wait and hype and buildup?! I think it just might be.. Animal Collective tend not to let down.. Pre-order the album from Amazon.

MP3: Brotherspot - Animal Collective (YSI)
MP3: Taste - Animal Collective (YSI)

Ah well.
Some soul, some vocoded funk:
MP3: Dance Floor - Zapp & Roger (YSI)
MP3: More Bounce The The Ounce - Zapp & Roger (YSI)

Zapp and Roger I happened to hear about from DJ Lindsey over at my day job. Off to finish Hackers and then get ready to do Ruff Club tonight..

Top albums are on the 'space.

Agree to disagree,

16 December 2008

Mewzick's 2008 Gift Guide & E-Mix

Yes, I believe it is time for this:

1. Can I Interest You In Hannukah? - Stephen Colbert & Jon Stewart (YSI)
2. Last Christmas - Wham! (YSI)
3. Winter Wonderland - Perry Como (YSI)
4. Merry Christmas, Baby - Otis Redding (YSI)
5. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys (YSI)
6. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon (YSI)
7. Christmas In New Orleans - Louis Armstrong (YSI)
8. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin (YSI)
9. Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney (YSI)
10. Christmas Dreaming- Frank Sinatra (YSI)

So, this year for Christmas I asked for the Wiikey 2 and this coat. I'm almost positive I won't get the coat, so I'm hoping for the Wiikey. This, my friends, is Mewzick's 2008 semi-music-related gift guide. Click on the links to direct you to buy the items.

#10: The Flaming Lips' Christmas on Mars. Like A Space Odyssey, but by The Flaming Lips. Includes the movie and soundtrack. About $20.

From the soundtrack:
MP3: The Distance Between Mars And The Earth-Part Two - The Flaming Lips (YSI)

#9. The Wowee Rovio. Be in another room, never moving a leg muscle. Spy on people. About $300.

#8. Bob Dylan - S/T (Extremely rare 1962 US original STEREO issue 12-track LP) I own this, in an extremely parallel universe. HIs first record. About $1,482.55.

#7. Super Mario Galaxy. If your friend has a Wii and doesn't have this game, then this is most definitely what you should get them. If you receive Christmas money and have a Wii, then this is most definitely what you should get yourself. I had my doubts when I started playing, until I got 120 stars only to find that I could now use Luigi as a fully functional character (something that Super Mario 64 lacked) About $50.

#6. The Indy hat from Pendleton, in brown. Be Harrison. About $52.

#5 Limited Edition: Factory Records: Communications 1978-1992 Box Set For someone who plays True Faith, over and over and over again. About $66.

#4 KP3 Touchpad Dynamic Effect Sampler
This is (or looks like it might just be) the coolest way to use effects touchpad style. About $400.

#3 Collector's Movie Sets, Documentaries, or Classics. Listed below are ten ideas:

1. Blade Runner (Limited Edition Collector's Set) One of my favorite movies of all time. $30-$80.
2. Stanley Kubrick Collection, which includes: (2001: A Space Odyssey / Dr. Strangelove / A Clockwork Orange / The Shining / Lolita / Barry Lyndon / Full Metal Jacket / Eyes Wide Shut) Perfect movie box set, and surprisingly cheap. $60.
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Criterion Collection About $30.
4. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter. A very very good documentary on the Stones' legendary performance at The Altamont Speedway. About $25.
5. DiG! If you read my blog regularly, or at all, you know why I've listed this. $23.
6. Nosferatu (1929) An old scary silent movie with weird, semi-upbeat symphonic music. $7.
7. James Bond Collection 20 Disc Box Set If you live in the US, this is roughly $304.
8. All Four Lost Seasons. Season 1. Season 2. Season 3. Season 4. For someone who needs to catch up before January 21st. Works out to be about $180.
9. The Office Seasons 1-4. An easy gift. About $95.
10. One Million Years B.C. and Barbarella. 70's Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda. Buy both for $14, or either one for $7.

#2. In Rainbows Box Set
Nothing shows how much you care like giving that special/lucky someone a limited edition Radiohead boxset. The link above directs to Ebay. Good luck. (and if you want to get me the boxset, just let me know) About $200 to $300.


#1: A Carbon Chassis Velocipede. Because if you can, you should. About $14,000.

And there it is.
It's snowing in Brooklyn.
Happy Holidays.



21 November 2008

Every once in a while, you have to touch mainstream.

At least Day & Age is better than Sam's Town.

From Day & Age:
MP3: A Dustland Fairytale - The Killers (YSI)
MP3: This Is Your Life - The Killers (YSI)

Anathallo's Canopy Glow came out the 18th. Like it, although it's a bit waning. A nice array of instruments and vocals nonetheless.. something to be interested in..

From Canopy Glow:
MP3: Sleeping Torpor - Anathallo (YSI)

Zomby's album Where Were You in '92? is for everyone still preoccupied with 90's samples. Where was I in '92? I was three years old then.

MP3: Hench - Zomby (YSI)

Off to finish A Brief History of Time. Quite the read..

Ruff Club is tonight,


15 November 2008

Something to accompany a slow, rainy saturday.

From Give it Back!. Let it go on a bit, gets louder.

MP3: The Devil May Care (Mom & Dad Don't) - Brian Jonestown Massacre (YSI)

10 November 2008

For Autumn

Here's a small bit of rarities from Donovan & Paul McCartney. The Postcard Sessions were recorded in the Autumn of 1968 in Abbey Road Studios- when Paul was recording Mary Hopkin's Post Card. Can't really understand the recordings very well.. nonetheless, it's still Paul and Donovan.

From the 1968 Postcard Sessions:

MP3: How Do You Do - Donovan & Paul McCartney (YSI)
MP3: Heather - Donovan & Paul McCartney (YSI)
MP3: Blackbird - Donovan & Paul McCartney (YSI)


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31 October 2008

Phantom Other

So, tis Halloween. I put up an "official Halloween" post a few days ago (few down). It's not very scary.

The Department of Eagles don't really have anything to do with the holiday at all. (besides the semi-frightening and woodsy album artwork, which I think is great). However, might as well post up something good whilst I'm posting the flyer for tonight's party at Ruff Club. Should be a fun night.. see it here.

The following tracks are from Department of Eagles new In Ear Park, which could very well be one of my favorite albums of 2008. It came out the beginning of October. One of those dark, terrific, every song is amazing albums that you're still listening to 5 years later. Get it!

From In Ear Park:
MP3: Teenagers - Department of Eagles (YSI)
MP3: No One Does it Like You - Department of Eagles (YSI)
MP3: Balmy Night - Department of Eagles (YSI)

On my way to get a Jedi outfit, solely because I'd rather be carrying around a Lightsaber rather than a blaster. And besides, I don't think I fit in very well with the dark side anyway.

Happy Halloween,

28 October 2008

Here Come the Rubber Cops

Firstly and foremost, here's a little something from the new Sexual Objects (Dave Henderson from the Fire Engines) 7", which was produced by Boards of Canada. Love the track below. If The Strokes ever covered Kiss Me, this is what it might faintly sound like. A genuine feel good song. Buy the 7" here.

From the 7":
MP3: Here Come the Rubber Cops - The Sexual Objects (YSI)

Upon first listen, you might expect The Fireman to be some kind of weird new indie band from California or New Zealand. You might give them a few plays or more, not really anticipating all that much because after all, you hear an excess of indie bands nowadays, it's difficult to give every new band an actual shot. You might even ponder quietly to yourself "They sound a bit like Radiohead mixed with The Beatles...".

The thing is, what's behind The Fireman IS Paul McCartney. Yes! (and Youth). The album Electric Arguments flaunts Paul's more experimental and serious side, that most people (including myself) are somewhat oblivious to. The Fireman have had two albums prior to Electric Arguments, I suggest you give them a listen as well. That Paul. He just keeps 'em coming. Pre-order @ Amazon.

From Electric Arguments:
MP3: Dance 'Till We're High - The Fireman (YSI)
MP3: Two Magpies - The Fireman (YSI)

Off to play Wii and watch movies.
Rainy days are my favorite.

MP3: It's Rainy - The's (YSI)


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A bit ridiculous.

Not quite sure if this has ever been done before. Also- not quite sure whether or not anyone has ever wanted it to be done before.. .

The following are from some of my favorite (and least favorite) parts in the first three films- including the Cantina scene (yes!). The scores were composed by John Williams. Buy the soundtracks from Amazon. Enjoy.

Episode IV: A New Hope:
MP3: Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)
MP3: Imperial Attack - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)
MP3: Cantina Band - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
MP3: The Asteroid Field - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)
MP3: Lando's Palace - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)
MP3: Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure of Boba Fett - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
MP3: The Droids Are Captured - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI)
MP3: Parade Of The Ewoks - London Symphony Orchestra (YSI
MP3: The Battle Of Endor III (Superstructure Chase & Darth Vader's Death & The Main Reactor) - London Symphony Orchestra (YSi)




24 October 2008

Think I'm Thinkin' 'Bout

The following few tracks are from a band called Harlem out in Texas. Garage rock via 2008. Click on them for their myspace page and more info. I kind of like it.

MP3: Beautiful & Very Smart - Harlem (YSI)
MP3: Think I'm Thinkin' Bout - Harlem (YSI)

Actually I really like it..

Here's a mini winter mix:
MP3: Cold, Cold Night - White Stripes (YSI)
MP3: Winter Lady - Leonard Cohen (YSI)
MP3: The Throat of Winter - T.Rex (YSI)
MP3: Cold Hands - The Black Lips (YSI)
MP3: Early Morning Cold Taxi - The Who (YSI)
MP3: The Fox In The Snow - Belle & Sebastian (YSI)
MP3: The Freeze - Link Wray (YSI)
MP3: Fallen Snow - Au Revoir Simone (YSI)
MP3: In the Cold I'm Standing - M83 (YSI)
MP3: Abominable Snow - Islands (YSI)

Starflyer 59 have had a number of releases already.. they've made about 10 full length albums prior to now. Was never really that much into them, for no reason I can quite put my finger on. Kind of blasé vocals, easy to listen to. Their newest album Dial M comes out the 28th on Tooth & Nail. Buy it here.

From Dial M:
MP3: Automatic - Starflyer 59 (YSI)
MP3: The Brightest of the Head - Starflyer 59 (YSI)

So I haven't really done much of anything or seen much of anything this week for CMJ. The 40 degree temperature in New York kind of makes you lack the motivation to leave your apartment and hop on the subway for anything. However, I am DJing Ruff Club tonight.. hope it's not that cold.

This is the flier:


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