Monday, January 17, 2011

a turkish delight!

easily one of my favorite bands of all time, and this is one of the songs that got me hooked back in the 10th grade, so why is it that i've never seen the video for it until tonight?

They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

and then furthermore, why didn't I know that it wasn't even their song!!

Illusions have been shattered tonight people, I need to go to bed and sleep on all of this new information....

Saturday, January 8, 2011

you need this truck...

you call yourself a man? well, if you're not driving one of these, I call you a liar.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

back in full effect for 2011...

after a lengthy hiatus stemming from procrastination/laziness/christmas holidays, your friend and intrepid adventurer is back with renewed vigor.  from here on out, if you want to view the playlists for my show you can head on over here . . . no sense in typing them out twice I reckon.

Speaking of playlists, for the 6th year in a row, Big Easy and I did our year end wrap up of all things musical in 2010.  It's always a good time, and in case you were wondering, this is how my list shook out.

1. Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package (Rhymesayers)
2. Poirier - Running High (Ninja Tune)
3. The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt (Dead Oceans)
4. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)
5. Toro Y Moi - Causers Of This (Carpark)
6. Women - Public Strain (Flemish Eye)
7. The Fresh & Onlys - Play It Strange (In The Red)
8. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... Son of Chico Dusty (Purple Ribbon/Def Jam)
9. Best Coast - Crazy For You (Mexican Summer)
10. Cannon Bros. - Cannon Bros. (Independent)
11. Surfer Blood - Astrocoast (Kanine)
12. Boats - Cannonballs, Cannonballs (Majestic Triumph)
13. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
14. Rah Rah - Breaking Hearts (Young Soul)
15. Salem - King Night (IAMSound)
16. Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart (Jajaguwar)
17. Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil (Anti-)
18. Shed - The Traveller (Ostgut Ton)
19. Young Rival - Young Rival (Sonic Unyon)
20. Oriol - Night And Day (Planet Mu)

2010 was a fantastic year for music, and after already hearing new releases from James Blake, Mogwai, Earth, Les Jupes, Smith Westerns and The Liptonians, 2011 is shaping up to be just as good! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

i'm here

when i first heard that one of my favorite directors spike jonze was making a short film based on shel silverstein's the giving tree, a book that I had grown up on, needless to say I was super excited.  after viewing the finished product, i was blown away.  it's a beautiful love story told in a very unconventional fashion. Plus it's got an amazing soundtrack to boot!

part one

part two

Saturday, October 30, 2010

happy halloween!

in celebration of my favorite holiday of the year, I bring you this, the trailer for one of the craziest movies you'll ever see!  finally released in all of it's proper glory by the good folks at criterion, Hausu is a must for any movie fan.  have a good halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

sounds of science - 10/27/2010

on the cusp of my 34th birthday, this week's show celebrates some great new music from the war on drugs, demon claws, dead ghosts and games, as well as some old favorites from eugene mcdaniels, slave, the flying burrito brothers and mr porter wagoner. we remember john peel, who passed away 6 years ago, as well as gregory isaacs. and finally we talk to halifax filmmaker john walker about his excellent new film, a drummer's dream. if you missed the show, grab it over here.

set one
gregory isaacs - "stranger in town" from night nurse           
the undertones - "teenage kicks" from the best of the undertones
sugarloaf gangsters - "sayin' it & doin' it" from doin' James vol. 2     
javelin - "tell me, what will it be?"  from no mas                
ultramagnetic mc's - "give the drummer some" from critical beatdown     

set two
azymuth - "montreal city" from azimuth               
mayer hawthorne - "maybe so, maybe no" from a strange arrangement 
jimmy mcgriff - "canadian sunset" from groove grease         
the hidden orchestra - "wandering" from night walks
slave - "wait for me" from stellar fungk: the best of slave              
eugene mcdaniels - "supermarket blues" from headless heroes of the apocalypse            
set three
games - "strawberry skies" from that we can play      
joel plaskett emergency - "fashionable people" from ashtray
hefner - "i took her love for granted" from the fidelity wars     
the stolen minks - "rip it up" from family boycott       
demon's claws - "laser beams" from the defrosting of...    
dead ghosts - "detroit jerry" from dead ghosts  
tyvek - "future junk" from nothing fits      
the minutemen  - political song for michael jackson to sing" from double nickels on the dime                   

set four
the vaselines - "the day i was a horse" from the way of the vaselines
pavement - "embassy row" from brighten the corners  
shotgun & jaybird - "two & two is 4" from trying to get somewhere
the war on drugs - "baby missiles" from future weather
the pharmacy  - "coldest morning light" from weekend  
flying fox & the hunter gatherers - "anthony milton quits his job" from flying fox ep
okgiraffe - "black blood famine" from okgiraffe             
palace music - "new partner" from viva last blues       
the flying burrito brothers - "do right women" from sin city
porter wagoner - " the cold hard facts of life"  from the rubber room

a drummer's dream

R.I.P. Gregory Isaacs

Monday, October 25, 2010

music video goodness...

i can't decide which one of these is better, both excellent for completely different reasons.

first we've diplo versus deerhunter versus the streets of moscow.

and then we've got the books taking on arnie's army...

both tracks are fantastic, and it's nice to see someone getting creative on the video end of things, kicking things up a notch in what's become a pretty stale medium.