Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
jack white directed this video of his wife performing the title track off of her soon to be released debut.
sort of digging this. love the way she sings "with a knife in his hand" at about the 50 second mark. you can grab an mp3 of the song for the price of an e-mail over here.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
realize i've been giving y'all alot more rap than usual, but a good song is a good song. and although this is technically a birdman song featuring drake, it might as well just be a drake song featuring birdman. lil wayne is absolutely right when he sings, "we'd be alright if we put drake on every hook."
thanks to lindsay for wising me up to this one.
sort of infatuated with this blog, frugan living. the long and short of it is that this young woman dives through dumpsters for groceries. she gets all the nonperishables that stores throw out (which actually makes pretty good sense) but she'll also snag the produce that hasn't necessarily gone bad, but that the store throws out after a certain amount of time on the shelves. so, my gut instinct tells me that's probably not very healthy/sanitary. or is it the pervasiveness and entrenchment of throwaway culture combined with the general germaphobia present in our society that makes us dismissive of a totally economical (and safe?) way to live and eat? i dunno. i'm too germaphobic to try.
this guy knows what i'm talking about.
i don't usually post crummy youtubes of live unreleased songs, because they're, well, crummy. and because they're also unreleased, the listener has no real point of reference, making the listening more of a strain than a joy. HOWEVER, this is feist, who always holds a place in my heart as she was one of the early discoveries in my burgeoning indie days. also, the song seems like it's going to be a real winner on that new album, whenever it comes out.
owen pallett (responsible for some of the huge arrangements on some beirut and arcarde fire lps, among others) used to go by the moniker final fantasy. now it's just owen pallett. music is still great though. to reduce his music to a five word description: a more avante andrew bird.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
the-dream is the-bomb. responsible for rihanna's "umbrella" and beyonce's "single ladies" as well as his own super-legit r&b killers "rockin' that shit" and "mr. yeah," the dude's pretty flawless at laying down big-beat r&b radio-ready anthems. check out the title track to his alleged final album over here.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
one of the freshest men's clothing brands (band of outsiders) showcasing its spring gear with one of the freshest comedians (donald glover [derrick comedy, mystery team, "30 rock" writer, "community" star]) and the little brother (dave franco) of one of my favorite actors (james franco). check it here.
Monday, February 8, 2010
i think we're going to call it come around sundown. so far it's some of the saddest courtry soungs you've ever heard, but mixed with some of the hippest melodies we've ever done. it's beat-driven and heavy, but then there'll be a country song that'll tear your heart out. and no pop.
- kings of leon's caleb followill to spin magazine on the band's next lp.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
i loved watching this performance for a couple of reasons. one, it's a great rock song. two, josh homme and dave grohl are the man (the mans? the men?). three, led zep's john paul jones (!!). and four, it's one of the few televised performances where the bassist and drummer get almost as much camera time as the guitarist/singer.
you can watch the other performance, "mind eraser," here.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
sooo good. sharon jones and the dap-kings have always been a song-to-song type of band for me. some of the songs don't do anything for me. but some songs i love hard. this is one that i love hard.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
in 1956, buddy holly taped a phone conversation he had with his label in which he asked (with an almost painful amount of politeness and courtesy) his label head to release the rights to some of his songs that he felt the label recorded/arranged poorly/failed to push to radio. buddy believed the tracks, if arranged and promoted properly, could be successful.
buddy's version of "that'll be the day" became a massive hit.
was always a "casual newsom fan," but i'm getting the feeling that this album might push me into the "enthusiastic newsom fan" category. stream the newest offering from have one on me over here (in the upper right hand corner).