Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lucky Now From the album Ashes & Fire available Oct 11th

Lucky Now by ryanadams

Thank you BrettyC for hipping us up to this one. I myself also love me some Ryan Adams. He speaks to Southern Western Plains Outdoorsman Country Boy Part of Myself I always wish I was. I can barely wait for Oct. 11.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Strokes and The Jarv

My song for this week is a cover of the Cars song Just What I Needed by The Strokes+Jarvis Cocker. This is a pretty great cover. Happy end of August. I hate the sun.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weezer & Radiohead

So this is one of the strangest things I've seen in awhile. Weezer covers Paranoid Android in this video. Not a bad cover by any means but its just really bizarre seeing Weezer play a Radiohead song. I like covers and this is an especially fun one. Also the most liked comment on the youtube comments is priceless. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

If you have any interest in R&B

This dude named The Weeknd has released a couple free mixtapes that you can download on his website. I think they're pretty good but I had to get used to listening to R&B since its what everybody at my last job liked. Anyways, check it out. Its free and you can get it here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Learn How To Love...Slide Guitar

Derek Trucks guitar playing will change your life. Sure Steve Vai can play every note on the guitar in 3 seconds but, what has he done for you lately? Listening to Derek Trucks play slide guitar is like getting a massage. He understands supply and demand; the more notes there are, the less they are worth.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Video Games

So I was at the bar about 10 days ago and I was just hanging out with my friends when suddenly a girl walks up to me and complements my atari tshirt. For numerous reasons it took me a second to realize that I was just hit on for having a nerdy tshirt and this girl continues to talk video games with me. I thought that I would have been able to thrive in that situation but I had no idea what I was doing because she was hot and we were talking about video games and it all just felt really backwards. Anyways I got her number but I never heard from her again. I'm still not even sure if any of it actually happened but oh well. This whole night reminded me of a song that I heard recently also called video games.

Friday, August 19, 2011

I'll Fire (Netflix) When I'M G'Damn Good and Ready To Fire!

I'm quitting Netflix because they don't have Top Gun. F you Netflix!!

(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To by Weezer from the 2009 Album Raditude

I would think that the concept for this song would be able to go unspoken and that maybe women would just understand. Leave it to Weezer to point out the globally obvious and produce a kick-ass song about the situation.

I was chilling with my girl at Bailey's Irish Pub on the UES for Laundry night and heard this song for the first time. I don't know how it got by me, but I'm sure that I had the same preconceived notion about the album that I have about every Weezer album. It couldn't possibly be as good as any of its predecessors, but again I stand corrected. I love this song and I hope you do too.

PS. paragraph one is written in Jest and does not in any way reflect the view of the writer or contributors of this blog...ok, well...maybe a little. Winky eye.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ty Segall

So I've been mia for a few weeks but I couldn't really find anything that I thought was good enough to post. This has changed. I'd read about Ty Segall when his new album first came out but I didn't immediately go out and get it for some reason. Eventually I folded and I couldn't be happier for it. Great psych rock sound. Pretty damn 60s.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Paddle Easy Friends

While the world of Indie Rock is full steam ahead in 2011 the self proclaimed “Less is MORE” mantra of the Austin based Whalers’ new album Paddle Easy is here to blow your skirt up. The Whalers’ new EP Paddle Easy would suggest they have done anything but “paddle easy” while producing the tracks for their new album. With a strong start in 2010 they have grown in nearly every conceivable way. This eccentrically mellow wild bunch has contributed their individual sounds to create a catalogue as diverse as their Texas Triangle roots. Take the early 90’s grunge beat of Milos Bertram and drop in dueling guitarists Dan Martin and Kyle Rother that fight and drive the Whalers simultaneously forward and top it off with front man Gus Smalley’s Jaggeresque country rock vocal arrangement.

Cheat On Each Other


Paddle Easy

Pixel in Your Picture



Mad Mackerel - http://madmackerel.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/introducing-the-whalers/

“how good was that?”, before hitting repeat. It really is good stuff and it means The Whalers are our first favorite new band of 2011.

Indie Soup Runner - http://www.indiesouprunner.com/2011/01/endorphins-mix-big-wave-riders-summer-fiction-tori-black-whalers-and-more.html

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sad Songs

Sad songs is a good theme. Here is one that gets me choked up.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tears of a Clown

So NPR did an episode a few weeks ago about the saddest songs ever (worth a listen), and it got me thinking...

In no particular order, here are the top 5 songs that will always make me cry - not necessarily because they are sad, but because they touch some sort of nerve.

Which Way Your Heart Will Go - Mason Jennings
True Love Will Find You in the End - Beck (Daniel Johnston cover)
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen cover)

Question - Old 97's
The First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes (and the video is similarly brilliant and heart-wrenching... ...and yes, I cried like a baby when I watched the video to make sure it was the right link)

Happy/sad/happy Sunday, everyone.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Apple Of My Eye

The first time I listened to this song I was DJing at KTCU in Fort Worth and my special guest of the night was my best friend CK down visiting from Mizzou. We brought in some cold beers and Jack Daniels and got drunk while broadcasting over the air to the surrounding Fort Worth area. It was one of the best memories of my life. We said and did things I probably should have been fired for, but no one was the wiser. Somewhere I have a recording of that show. It is sitting there collecting dust and looking for a moment to reappear in time to embarrass us unexpectedly. I rarely laugh as hard as I did that night.

From that night until now Apple Of My Eye occasionally returns to regular play on my iPod or stereo and collects some new meaning for that moment in time. The last few weeks I have been working extremely hard on producing an event in New York and my girlfriend (one of our five dedicated readers) volunteered her and her friend's time to helping me execute this monumental (in my life) event. So the evolution of this song has maintained its old meaning to me, but also collected new experiences.

Just in case you don't know you are the Apple Of My Eye.

Off topic: Does the cat in the video represent something or does Ed just really love bald cats?

Cheers and happy hunting for your apple.