29 September 2007

strange love

A strange mix. Because I am, that bored. The Cash track is live from Madison Square Garden. The Nick Drake track comes from Family Tree, a collection of rare and unmastered Nick Drake recordings that every human being in the world should own. The T.Rex track is off of Tanx, a tremendous, melodic, geniusly created album, (my third favorite T.Rex album, in line after Beard of Stars which is #1 and Electric Warrior which is #2) The Deerhunter track comes from the Cryptograms LP, which you've all read about endlessly already on the internet's online bloggerdom, it's great, you already know, etc. The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs has got, quite frankly, the best obscure love songs that you can still actually call "love songs". Last one will be familiar to you all. (about 2 minutes in.. think: Levi's Ad) It comes from Little Annie's Songs from the Coalmine Canary. She's got a peculiar, distict sound- original. Alright.

song titles that have the word strange in them:
MP3: Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream - Johnny Cash (YSI)
MP3: Strange Meeting II - Nick Drake (YSI)
MP3: Life Is Strange - T.Rex (YSI)
MP3: Strange Lights - Deerhunter (YSI)
MP3: Strange Eyes - The Magnetic Fields (YSI)
MP3: Strange Love - Little Annie (YSI)

Of couse I would've put The Cramps' Strange Love up there in my strange assortment too.. if I didn't blog it before here. Suprisingly the zshare link still works.. that's actually a really great post I just linked you to. Classic stuff. By the way, the picture: Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones.


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28 September 2007

Can't remember

If I've posted this track before.. I know I've posted Restless.. I can't stop listening to Unkle's War Stories. Them and Bell Biv DeVoe have randomly taken over. Listen to this one on very loud speakers if you can.. vocals: Ian Astbury from The Cult. Two posts in one day. Nice!

MP3: Burn My Shadow - Unkle (YSI)


Friday I'm In Love

We Are Prostitutes.. what a great track title. Adam Sky and Mark Stewart.. what a fantastic combination. The Crookers remix is awesome, with amazing vocal samples. Amazing!

(On the 12" - that you can get at Juno - there's a Boys Noize Shadow Dancer Remix. I want it so bad, as should you.)
MP3: We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers Remix) - Adam Sky vs. Mark Stewart (YSI)

If you've not heard of Rework yet (I did just recently, you might know Love love love yeah) You're going to be so, so happy I've introduced the two of you. Rework are from Germany, and remind me of Ladytron mixed with New Young Pony Club... with not as annoying vocals, and almost better than both. The LP Pleasure is Pretty comes out Oct. 5th. It's F ing one of my favorite albums to come from a band I've never heard of. Gets repetitive, but if it's good in the first place, who cares if the tracks all sound like different versions of eachother! kidding. The bonus, Bus Driver, is my favorite.

Off Pleasure is Pretty:
MP3: Check Your Vox - Rework (YSI)
MP3: What She Wants - Rework (YSI)
MP3: Bus driver (bonus track) - Rework (YSI)

Also, Babyshamble's newest Shotter's Nation comes out Oct. 1st. If I were you I'd get the special edition. (not because of the Boogaloo live tracks but because of the 40 minute documentary..) IT'S PROBABLY 10 X'S BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS Down in Albion, which I consider one of the worst albums I've ever listened to in my life, besides maybe the Fuck Forever EP.

Off Shotter's Nation:
MP3: French Dog Blues - Babyshambles (YSI)



I would've actually uploaded one more song from Shotter's Nation, but, these are better:
(because the Kinks are my second favorite band, because it's Friday, because I've had Poison stuck in head, and because Van Morrison/Them were the Gloria founders, and I like Gloria very much. Jimi H. covers it best in case you were wondering)
MP3: A House In The Country - The Kinks (YSI)
MP3: Friday I'm In Love - The Cure (YSI)
MP3: Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe (YSI)
MP3: Gloria (Performed By Them) - Van Morrison (YSI)


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24 September 2007

Random/Classic/Ironic Ones

Here, as the title states, are some random (and some rather good) classics. (i.e. songs that came out before my "time"; i.e. songs that appeal to me at 2:30 in the morning, i.e. songs that you probably have already heard, over and over again):

MP3: Sometimes - The Psychedelic Furs (YSI)
MP3: Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful (YSI)
MP3: Sunglasses At Night - Corey Hart (YSI)
MP3: It's All I Can Do - The Cars (YSI)
MP3: I Melt With You - Modern English (YSI)
MP3: Golden Years - David Bowie (YSI)
MP3: If - Pink Floyd (YSI)

By "classic" I obviously meant Corey Hart.

I generally don't mention what books I'm currently reading (...The Wind-Up Bird Cronicle...) Although I will mention that some time ago I read a book titled Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. It's been my favorite book for quite sometime. My point being that it's a movie now and and you should see it. (although you'd be better off reading the book) If I could be anyone for two years it would be Chris Mccandless. The movie actually isn't that bad for a book-made-movie. Emile Hirsch plays a similiar character to what I'd imagined Chris to be. Movies almost always dissappoint me, this one's worth the 10 bucks spent.. Plus, I was infatuated with the bus in the book, and I'm pretty sure they use the same one in the movie(?)

What I've been listening to: the A Bunch of Stuff EP from LCD Soundsystem; it's got the Franz All My Friends cover and the Soulwax remix of Get Innocuous!... YES!

From the EP:
MP3: Time to Get Away (Gucci Soundsystem Remix) - LCD Soundsystem (YSI)

My pics from Friday @ Ruff Club:




21 September 2007

Son of a beeeech

Told you it was a'comin'. So how is it? Oi Oi Oi is in two words: F-ing amazing. I expected an album full of robot voice variations, commonplace beats, etc. So, so much better than I expected it to be (like track #12 suggests, I tried not believing the hype) Boys Noize = reason to believe. Masterpiece.

1. & Down
2. Lava Lava
3. The Battery
4. Oh!
5. Let's Buy Happiness
6. Arcade Robot
7. Deny Selected
8. Shine Shine
9. Vergiftet
10. Superfresh
11. Wu-Tang (Battery Pt.2)
12. Don't Believe The Hype
13. Frau
14. FEIST - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix)

My favorites:
1, 7, 8, 11, and 12.
Get it here.

from Oi Oi Oi:
MP3: Deny Selected (Original Mix) - Boys Noize (YSI)
MP3: Lava Lava (Original Mix) - Boys Noize (YSI)

Short post because I've got some things that need to be taken care of. Like CD burning for this:


In honor of that:
MP3: Dead Disco - Metric (YSI
MP3: Air War (Casanova Remix) - Crystal Castles (YSI)

In honor of Boys Noize:
MP3: Le Disko (Boys Noize Fire Mix) - Shiny Toy Guns (YSI)
MP3: My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix) - Feist (YSI)
MP3: Cocotte (Boys Noize rework) - Teenage Bad Girl (YSI)



18 September 2007

One more thing

For those of you who don't already know what the world's best song under 40 seconds is, may I present you with the world's best song under 40 seconds:

MP3: Hi How Are You - Brakes (YSI)

Also from Brakes' 2005 album, Give Blood. I haven't even heard the new album The Beatific Visions yet. If you have comment me how it is.
Best song title ever:

MP3: I Can't Stand To Stand Beside You - Brakes (YSI)

alright. That was it.


I hate coming up with post titles..

It's a frustrating thing. It just seems too easy to title a post by it's contents. Like, "New Tiga" or "New Gossip"; hence why my post titles are always stupid things like "Niiiice or "Alright" or "boobs" or "I hate coming up with post titles". I try so hard to come up with something clever and orginal, although it always seems to work adversly. Getting to the track. I love Tiga and everything Tiga does. Not only is he talented, great, etc, but he actually makes me want to listen to The Gossip, again.. something I swore I wouldn't do for at least another five months. Sort of a minimal-esque track, get's better about 3:20 or so in.

MP3: Yr Mangled Heart (Tiga Mix) - The Gossip

And this bonus MP3 just because it's how I'm feeling at present.. probably because I just got my electric bill. Other than that New York's actually not half bad.

MP3: New York I Love You - LCD Soundsystem (YSI)

Remember a while ago when I told you that my flickr pro account is running out and that maybe, just maybe, I'd start posting my pics on the blog? Well, unfortuantely it has. But fortunately I can still post a certain amount of mb's per month on Flickr. I'll still post some pics on here though on occassion. My new favorite wall (I'm the short one with a huge head, jake's the one who looks like a skinny jack white):


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14 September 2007


WHAT I'VE BEEN JAMMING TO THIS WEEK. I figure as opposed to writing reviews on one sole single/album, I can just post a bunch of songs at once and a sentance or two about each and call it day. Flawless method.
A proportional mix of indie and electro.

MP3: Dance Music (The Toxic Avenger Remix) - Sexual Earthquake In Kobe (YSI)
MP3: Jab Jab - Archie Bronson Outfit (YSI)
MP3: Running Away (Mstrkrft Remix) - Space Cowboy (YSI)
MP3: Off The Block - The Black Lips (YSI)
MP3: Brainpower - Freezepop (YSI)
MP3: Wooo - Vitalic (YSI)
MP3: Big Big Love - Foals (YSI)

Have had the Sexual Earthquake in Kobe track lying around in the library for a while.. It's most definitely one of the better remixes Toxic Avenger's got (although they're all pretty F-ing good). Archie Bronson Outfit's always a nice blues-y listen. Jab Jab comes from their most recent release, Derdang Derdang. Not very big on Space Cowboy, but the Mstrkrft remix of Running Away (which comes out September 17th) is killer.. Black Lip's Good Bad Not Evil is a thoroughly good album, which I think I've previously mentioned, certainly not botched garage anymore. I basically just put the Freezepop track up there for you to sample how bad of an album Future Future Future Perfect is. A compilation of bad synth. They remind me of a band called The Lovemakers, except that I think The Lovemakers are actually good. Wooo is off of Vitalic's Ok Cowboy. It's like a cool, up-to-date version of Annie Lenox's Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These), except different and sans vocals. Big Big Love would be the b-side off Foals' new single Mathletics. That's it.



11 September 2007

MTA/NJT Playlist

A list that I made whilst on board the train home a few days ago. A two-hour ride sans a book calls for this sort of thing. Asterisks next to the reaaaal good ones.

1. Day Like Today - Get Shakes* (YSI)
I came across Get Shakes sort of on accident. The majority of tracks on their newest S/T are mashups/remixed (Get Shakes Vs Mstrkrft; Get Shakes Vs Datarock) But come on. Mashups aren't THAT bad.
2. Tomorrow Is So Far Away - Chromatics (YSI)
Weird, but cool. Sorta.
3. Sleeping Sleepers Sleep - Portugal The Man (YSI)
Basically, Church Mouth has been added to my 'Top Albums of 07' Word document that I've secretly been keeping.
4. Nite Runner (Prod. By Timbaland) - Duran Duran Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (YSI)
Justin & Timbaland- ehhhhh. Duran Duran WITH Justin & Timbaland - nice!
5. Restless - UNKLE* (YSI)
I've never really been a Josh Homme fan, at all. In fact, he scares me. Love the vocals on Restless though, something about adding a little electro in there suddenly made a Homme less scary. Unkle knows.
6. Foreo - The Violets (YSI)
An awesome, not very known band (yet) from London. And there aren't enough of those already. The Violets.
7. Black Bunker - Prinzhorn Dance School (YSI)
I've been waiting for Prinzhorn's album for a WHILE. They were one of the first bands I mentioned on the site.
8. Missing Links (feat. Radiohead) - Plan B (YSI)
Anything Radiohead I'd post regardless of quality. Of course I'd rather Pyramid Song sans Plan B. Of course!
9. Awake Since 78 (Tacteel Remix) - Acid Jacks (YSI)
Best remix of it the single.

and I found that:
10. Horror Asparagus Stories - Driving Stupid (YSI)
from Pebbles Vol. 3 and:
11. Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs - Cramps
From Flamejob sound almost exactly the same, crazy. The best part about both- obviously the song titles.

Today, Kayne and 50 both drop their albums. Should be interesting.


08 September 2007

Pretty Awesome

I haven't had time to post much of anything recently. MAYBE if there was a machine invented that could electronically grab what I'm thinking / listening to and type it / upload it to the blog (Sort of like that thing Stephen Hawking uses, except that his voice synthesizer would be more of a bloggethesizer/uploadethesizer) THEN, I'd have more for you to read.

In honor of Rush Hour 3:
MP3: Kung Fu Fighting - The Strike Boys (YSI)
MP3: Kung Fu Fighting - Audio Active (YSI)

Although Chris Tucker is neurotic in practically every scene, he's still pretty awesome, making the Rush Hour threequel almost better than the earlier installments. You know when you hear an unfamiliar song, and you really like it, so you text message the lyrics to yourself so that later you can look it up on the internet? (what I do) Anyway, there's this scene in the movie where Jackie (Chief Inspector Lee) and Chris (Detective James Carter) go to a French Gentleman's Club in Paris, and showgirls start dancing on stage, and this cool song comes on. All I could really make out was "(french words)... Bonnie and Clyde.. (more french words).." And so, I texted 'Bonnie and Clyde with French Words' to myself, came home, looked it up, and sure enough, found what I was looking for. Score!

Bonnie & Clyde from Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot was released in 1968. All French, some English, delicate, classic, timeless, French Bossa. BETTER THAN ANYTHING FROM YELLE AND KITSUNÉ AND ED BANGER, COMBINED! (in a 1960's French Bossa sort of way, of course). The whole album definitely sounds like it belongs in the era it was made in, except for the Bonnie & Clyde track itself which is flawless and way ahead of it's time, for that time. FYI, Brigette Bardot is pretty hot (first picture).

MP3:Bonnie & Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot (YSI)
MP3: Comic Strip - Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot (YSI)
MP3: Everybody Loves My Baby - Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot (YSI)

DJed with Jake, E. Frank, etc. yesterday at Editor's after party. Went well. If you're in New York and have been skipping Ruff Club on Fridays you should start not doing that.

Just because I'm upstate and actually have time to spend uploading. What I've been jaaaaming to:

MP3: What It Look Like - Spank Rock (YSI)
MP3: In The Streets - J Dilla (YSI)
MP3: Can't Tell Me Nothing - Kanye West (YSI)
MP3: Paper Planes - M.I.A.(YSI)
MP3: Mammoth (Explicit) (Radio Mix) - Interpol (YSI) (The EROL ALKAN rework is decent, but oddly grunge-esque. Stick with this version. Also, the Pioneer To The Falls (Orchestral)/b-side to Mammoth is NICE, in case you were wondering if the single is worth buying.)


01 September 2007

Nice boobs

It's Saturday, it's hot out, I'm pretty bored (and pretty hot). I'll start being "productive" after I've made this post that's basically more important than all of my homework and needs to go grocery shopping. The Ajax remix came out on Midnight Jug's Dystopia bonus disk. It's so good it makes you want to.. it makes you want to curse out loud, in public places. Or maybe shower yourself with water, like Gluttony coverman. Also, that Clor b-side (the one that I mentioned last post) is down there too. And Duke Dumont.. well.. pffsh, Duke Dumont is just awesome.

1. I Want To Start - Mesh (YSI)
2. Shadows (Ajax Remix) - Midnight Juggernauts (YSI)
3. Gluttony (Felix Cartal Remix) - Hostage (YSI)
4. Tough Love - Clor (YSI)
5. We Run This (Duke Dumont Remix) - Missy Elliott (YSI)

to do something


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