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!