Posts Tagged ‘90’s’

The Interview

December 19, 2014

I am not alone in being bummed about not getting to see The Interview, which I have been hyped up about for over a year at this point. And I can’t help but wonder, if the threat is real or if it’s just some jackasses causing trouble for attention, that either way I feel like we’re living inside some 90’s movie, where hackers rule the early internet with an iron fist or something. I don’t know, I just feel like that. Personally, I think it’s just a cry for attention, and also a way for them to cause disruption, by distributing the movie themselves to short change the studio. They say, “it’s no inside job.” I say, I think it is, but that’s not the point. Either way, if Hollywood can kowtow to some hackers for a movie that is pure satire and not to be taken seriously by any means, there is a problem. I understand delaying release, but cancelling release entirely is idiotic. What does this mean for the future? There are so many films in this vein, and people barely bat an eye when they come out. People who are offended will be offended, it’s just how it works. But now everyone wants to see this film. Let it out.

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New Playlist: Rainy May Showers

May 17, 2014

1. Bad Blood- Bastille

2. No Grey- The Neighbourhood

3. Pagan Poetry- Bjork

4. Heartbreaker- Led Zeppelin

5. Brian Wilson- Barenaked Ladies

6. A Long December- Counting Crows

7. Black Balloon- Goo Goo Dolls

8. Sex And Candy- Marcy Playground

9. Everyday Is Like Sunday- Morrissey

10. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

11. Brain Damage- Pink Floyd

12. Sleeping In- Postal Service

13. Two Hearts Beat As One- U2

14. Can’t Stop Partying- Weezer

15. Things We Lost In The Fire- Bastile

16. Lose Yourself To Dance- Daft Punk and Pharrell

17. Everlong- Foo Fighters

18. Monkey Gone To Heaven- Pixies

Yet another new playlist: Ooh La La

March 7, 2014

1.Paris (Ooh La La)- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

2. Book Of Endings- Adam Pascal

3. Happy- Pharrell Williams

4. Believer- American Authors

5. Things We Lost In The Fire- Bastille

6. Boys- The Beatles

7. Every Teardrop is A Waterfall- Coldplay

8. Mahna Mahna- CAKE

9. Nothing But Trouble- Phantogram

10. Lose Yourself To Dance- Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

11. The Only Way- Filter

12. Pilot Can At The Queer of God- The Flaming Lips

13. Only Happy When It Rains- Garbage

14. Barrel of A Gun- Guster

15. Harder To Breathe- Maroon 5

16. Animal- Miike Snow

17. Lovecraft in Brooklyn- The Mountain Goats

18. Skinny Love- Birdy

19. These Streets- Paolo Nutini

Playlist time: Wicked Cool

November 26, 2013

I compiled 18 awesome tracks that are equal parts chill and rowdy.

 

1. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked- Cage The Elephant

2. Dream On- Depeche Mode

3. Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey

4.  All People- Michael Franti & Spearhead

5. Tennis Court- Lorde

6. Get Along- Mike Doughty

7. Teen Angst(What The World Needs Now)- Cracker

8. I’ve Been Waiting For You- David Bowie (Neil Young cover)

9. Gigantic- Pixies

10, Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago- Soul Coughing

11. Heal- Catherine Wheel

12. Maladjusted- Morrissey

13. Brand New Cadillac- The Clash

14. There’s No Home For You Here- White Stripes

15. Bus To Beelzebub- Soul Coughing

16. You And Who’s Army- Radiohead

17. When Yer 22- Flaming Lips

18. Month of May- Arcade Fire

The Bends

July 6, 2013

I’m going to start doing a feature on my favorite albums, new and old, for you nice internet folks.  the persistent New England heatwave of the last 13 days or so has made it harder to let myself sit in the computer in this hot house and write any sort of awesome bloggles, but here it is what I wrote with the intention of posting here about a week ago.  Enjoy!

Considered by many to be one of their more normal albums.  Maybe sonically, but thematically its just as rife with remorse, helplessness and alienation, just as plagued by the human condition, in all its instability and heartbreak and hopelessness, with a faint dash of hopeful, in the fact that we can at least carry on from these hard moments.  But that being said, it also contains music prime for singing along to, and songs that sound like they would fit in on standard mainstream radio, and in fact they do.  But the sheer alienation of it, the bleak depression, the fuzzed out guitars and extremely tight rhythms, reflect very much even at this stage, on the band that never fails to exceed expectations or defy conventions.  Music for the sake of music.  You get bittersweet ballads like Fake Plastic Trees, High and Dry, and Black Star,  a foreshadowing of OK Computer in the awesome opener, Planet Telex, and raucous numbers such as Just, My Iron Lung, and the title track of course.  And close it off with a haunting number like Street Spirit(fade out), to cause you coming away from your listen, unsure just how you’re supposed to be feeling.  Depressing or not its an amazing album, and I actually like depressing music more when I’m happy, so as weird as this sounds, just like The Smiths which I talked about a lot before, Radiohead is my go to happy music.  It’s just good, that’s all there is to it.  

Two Spring Playlists both alike in Dignity

April 9, 2013

Spring Mix

1. In One Ear- Cage The Elephant

2. On Top of The World- Imagine Dragons

3. Shut Your Mouth- Garbage

4. LIfe Begins Again- Jimmy Chamberlin Complex

5. Split Me Wide Open- The Bravery

6. Blue Orchid- The White Stripes

7. Back Against The Wall- Cage The Elephant

8. Who Did That To you?- John Legend (From Django Unchained)

9. Faust Arp- Radiohead

10.All Along The Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix

11. Song About An Angel- Sunny Day Real Estate

12. Radioactive- Imagine Dragons

13. The Storm- Rob Dickinson

14. Daft Punk is Playing At My House- LCD Soundsystem

15. Turntable- Grace Potter

16. Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You- New Radicals

17. Alive With The Glory of Love- Say Anything

18. Tonight, Tonight- The Smashing Pumpkins

 

This first playlist reflects on my current no holds barred, no quarter, kicking the door in mentality. Taking a stand against tyrants and any others who may try and tear us down.  This attitude reflects the them of new beginnings for this time of year, the renewal of the green world, and a bigger passion for life and the world at large.  Mixed in there are some songs that are just a lot of fun to listen to or rock out to.  You will also notice the major permeation of 90’s music, which never seems to lose its relevancy.  A product of my times truly am I.

 

Second Playlist- Acrobat

1. The Loner- Neil Young

2. Under The Influence- Matthew Good Band

3.Panic Switch- Silversun Pickups

4. Love Is Blindness- U2

5. She’s Long Gone- The Black Keys

6. Supermassive Black Hole- MUSE

7. Acrobat- U2

8. Prime of Life- Neil Young and Crazy Horse

9. Seven- Sunny Day Real Estate

10. Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Nirvana

11. Bigger Than Love- Ben Gibbard

12. Blowout- Radiohead

13. Dream On- Depeche Mode

14. Blue- R.E.M.

The second mix just came at me suddenly this morning, and the results were too good not to share.  More of the same swagger, the same attitude, the same diversity, renewal, the good fight, moving on.  All of these things and more.  Tell me which you like more. 🙂

Car Radiohead

January 30, 2013

Latest Car jams are the first three Radiohead Albums! 🙂

Pablo Honey: You, Creep, Anyone Can Play Guitar, Stop Whispering, Ripcord….. I can’t pick a favorite song. It’s all too good.

The Bends: Much better than what you get deep sea diving. But regardless, Don’t leave me high…High and Dry.

Ok Computer: Car Crashes, Karma, Paranoia, Robots, Aliens, and an entire track spoken by a computer program. Holy Crap!

So basically, Radiohead is amazing!