Friday, May 25, 2012
Tonight's song is another of my favorites by BT. It also features an artist I have mentioned before. Never Gonna Come Back Down features M. Doughty from Soul Coughing, which is probably one of the main reasons I love this song. Hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Several nights ago, a friend told me I should check out Gotye. Today I did and I enjoyed his work. The first song I listened to was Somebody That I Used to Know, and I found myself comparing it to The Postal Services's Nothing Better. Both songs are about guys whose girlfriends have left them and they don't understand why. The ex-girlfriends then make an appearance and explain exactly why they left. I am not saying Gotye is simply copying The Postal Service, his sound is drastically different and while the subject matter is the same, that is about where the similarities end. Here are both songs, I'll let you form your own opinions.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today's song is by an amazing techno artist. BT created a technique known as stutter editing. In fact, this editing technique put him in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of vocal editings for the song Somnambulist, probably one of my favorite songs by BT. So here you go, the Guinness Book of World's records song, Somnambulist.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
So I got an email today I have been waiting on for over a month, but it didn't say what I hoped it would say. I applied to a job in Houston a few months ago, and they thought so much about a resume I sent in, that they were willing to pay for me to come down for an interview. Sadly, however, they didn't hire me. This is the first interview I have had since I graduated and it really got my hopes up. I thought my life was finally getting on track and that I was moving out of this purgatory I have been living in for over a year. This also made me think about rejections. We all go through them, either the small, every day rejections such as not finding what you want at the grocery store, or the big ones like the girl you met over the weekend not calling you back. Anyone who claims to have never been rejected is a dirty liar. I am going somewhere musically with this so bear with me. It seems that a majority of songs are about heartache or rejection of some kind. One that really sticks out to me is Rejected by Rancid. Not only is it a great punk song, but Matt Freeman is a beast on the bass. So here is your daily dose of rejection.
Friday, May 4, 2012
I am sure everybody has heard by now, but Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys died today. A friend of mine texted me the news this morning and it bummed me out all day. I could talk about the great music he helped create or the movies and videos he directed, but I am sure everyone is at least aware of most of it. So instead I will say this, MCA was part of something amazing that managed to be many things to many people. He will be missed.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
I have a thing for redheads. I also find musical talent to be incredibly attractive. Knowing that, is anyone surprised that I am in love with Neko Case? I was fortunate enough to see The New Pornographers a few years ago when both Daniel Bejar and Neko Case were with them, and let me tell you it was amazing. I was 10 feet from the stage all through the show. The opening acts were Imaad Wasif and Dodos, both of which I became a fan of after seeing them live. The most amazing part was when they asked the audience what they wanted to hear and I yelled out "FABLES!" and they played it! What a great night. So here it is, These Are the Fables by The New Pornographers.