Monday, February 25, 2008

out of the ash i rise with my red hair and i eat men like air

i came across the most amazing thing ever: poetry meets music they're mash-ups (sorta) of, well, poetry with music. the poets reading their poetry set to the most amazing music. these are my favorite

---> america (the highs and lows) - allen ginsberg & the trouble lights <---

---> for the union dead (metamorphosis) - robert lowell & philip glass <---

---> lady lazarus (l'america) - sylvia plath & the doors <---

you can download them all for free here

falling slowly, eyes that know me

one of my favorite parts of the oscars last night:

---> falling slowly - glen hansard / markéta irglová <---

Friday, February 15, 2008

you are oneiric, that word's a shy pick... means you float around on clouds.

one of the things i love the most about living in the bay area is the local music scene. one of my favorites is timothy rabbit who was voted by the readers of the daily californian as the best local musician in both 2006 and 2007. i did a pretty fun interview with him two years ago. i can't seem to find the link to it, but there is still a link up to the article that went with it.

so i share with you two songs from his it's always snowing . . . in iceland ep and two from the yet to be released swim, fish, swim.

---> long distances <---
---> i spy... <---
---> warm milk <---
---> sina's song <---

you can check out more tunes and buy it's always snowing . . . in iceland at his myspace:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

i've just seen a face

i found some random covers of beatles songs on my computer and have no clue where i got them, but they're pretty awesome.

---> i've just seen a face - the dillards <---

---> across the universe - the curtain society <---

mash-up made in heaven

"intro-inspection" by osymyso is maybe the most amazing thing i've ever heard. it's a 12 minute mash-up of everything under the sun. you can read all about it at wikipedia.

---> intro-inspection <---

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

in a room with a window in the corner i found truth

i just got les bains douches which is a live album by joy division, recorded on december 18th, 1979 at les bains douches, Paris (as well as a few other places in europe) on vinyl and it is pretty much amazing. i really need a time machine so i can go back and time and see joy division live.

---> disorder (live at les bains douches) <---
---> love will tear us apart (live at les bains douches) <---
---> shadowplay (live at les bains douches) <---

rhino records has some great joy division albums (including vinyl!) here.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

it's these little things, they can pull you under

i think r.e.m.'s automatic for the people is pretty much one of the most perfect albums ever. the more i listen to it the more i love it. and honestly, can anyone listen to "everybody hurts" and not think of the end of that episode of my so-called life? i think not.

---> everybody hurts <---
---> sweetness follows <---
---> monty got a raw deal <---
---> man on the moon <---

you can buy r.e.m. albums here at amazon.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

you don't look different, but you have changed

i've been listening to all my beatles on vinyl. i inherited (stole) a lot of the older stuff from my parents and found rubber soul for $1 at a thrift store (score!), but i really need to get revolver and let it be! here's some of my favorite tracks that i don't often see talked about.

---> i'm looking through you (from rubber soul) <---
---> baby you're a rich man (from magical mystery tour) <---
---> happiness is a warm gun (from the white album) <---

you can get beatles albums on cd (lame) here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

yes we can

tomorrow is super tuesday. go out there and VOTE.

---> the yes we can song - <---

curious talk at the fotomat

i went record shopping yesterday and bought two albums i'd been lusting after and two albums on a whim. the two i bought on purpose were descended like vultures and asleep at heaven's gate both by rogue wave. then i stumbled across a bootleg of libertines songs called another boy, another planet that i just had to purchase. it had various live versions of songs plus some tracks from the babyshambles sessions--including adam green of the moldy peaches doing a cover of "what a waster." so then i also bought wincing the night away by the shins even though i'd only heard one song. it was a damn good song so i thought i'd be impulsive. it was worth it.

---> 10:1 - rogue wave <---
---> fantasies - rogue wave <---

---> what a waster - adam green (libertines cover) <---

---> sleeping lessons - the shins <---

you can buy rogue wave's descended like vultures here and asleep at heaven's gate here, you can get libertines music here and the shins' wincing the night away here

Sunday, February 3, 2008

now that i've realised how it's all gone wrong

...gotta find some therapy, this treatment takes too long.

"This sounds awful but it was only after Ian died that we sat down and listened to the lyrics," says Morris. "You'd find yourself thinking, 'Oh my God, I missed this one.' Because I'd look at Ian's lyrics and think how clever he was putting himself in the position of someone else. I never believed he was writing about himself. Looking back, how could I have been so bleedin' stupid? Of course he was writing about himself. But I didn't go in and grab him and ask, 'What's up?' I have to live with that. Watching the film, there were moments when I wished I could have stepped into the film. Unfortunately, you can't."

"We never really listened to Ian's lyrics, to be honest," agrees Sumner. "At least, we never sat there and analysed them. It's a bit like reading your friend's letters, I suppose. But when he died, I did go through his lyrics and find myself thinking, 'Oh, God.' You look at it through a different filter because of what happened."



i recently bought unknown pleasures on vinyl. it is definitely one of the best albums ever. i think it may have the best opening track i've ever heard, thus i am sharing it with you now.

---> disorder <---

rhino records has some great joy division albums (including vinyl!) here.

i got pretty music in my ear

so i've recently discovered teddybears

i think their album soft machine is pretty much amazing.

i love most of the tracks ("yours to keep" and "cobrastyle" are basically perfect), but currently i am obsessed with "punkrocker" mostly because it's with iggy pop!

---> punk rocker <---

the video is pretty badass too:

you can buy soft machine at insound.