Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Links fixed

I took care of the links in the "Kids are nuts about..." post. Those are fileden links (right click / save target as...) Enjoy the songs and of course, support the artist! "Press N Play" is updated, too.

Check out St. Vincent !

Monday, September 24, 2007

This song has been in my head all day!

Spoon :: You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

This is my test run using Mediafire. Faster? Slower? Same? Happy? Sad? Indifferent? Let me know what you think in the Comments, please.

Note: left click. It will take you away from the blog. Once d/l begins, click yer "Back" button.

NOT - right click / save target as...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bandwidth

Hang on... i'm trying to figure this shit out!

UPDATE: As of Sunday evening, my bandwidth limit with Fileden will be reset in one day.

UPDATE 2.0: As of Monday evening, i'm still up shit creek. I'm going to try Mediafire. I read good things about them, so let's give it a whirl.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The kids are just nuts about this band...


It took me a while to take to Spoon but I'm finally coming around to them. From Austin, TX, the quartet plays a foot-tapping pop that you'll be singing along to in the car. The band formed in 1994 and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, released in July, is their sixth album. Here's their first single off Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga:

The Underdog

And my favorite track:

You Got Yr Cherry Bomb

Little bit of a Chicago-feel. We can dig.

Apple's rocking some fresh indie music as well to promote the new iPod nano. That catchy pop tune you can't help but like is from Feist.

Here's 1, 2, 3, 4

And check out My Man, My Moon

and I Feel It All

Getting alot of blog-love these days is Panda Bear , a member of Animal Collective. It's a bit out there for me, but from Panda Bear's album Person Pitch, here's

Comfy In Nautica

And from Animal Collective's new album Strawberry Jam, give a listen to

Peacebone

Other darlings of the indie scene these days are Okkervil River, who also hail from Austin, TX.

Check out a few from their latest album The Stage Names

Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe

A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene

You Can't Hold The Hand Of A Rock N Roll Man

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bruce Springsteen - Magic


Bruce Springsteen is an icon of Rock 'n' Roll, a great singer/songwriter and a top-notch performer. I have not personally had the pleasure, but from what I hear, Bruce and The E Street Band put on one of the best concerts you'll ever see. His energy and enthusiasm for performing for his fans never wavers or wanes through a 3 hour set!

Tour dates are already scheduled and shows are sold out for his support of his new album, Magic, which will be released on October 2.

Here are two cuts from the new album.

The first single, Radio Nowhere.

and Terry's Song , a beautiful ballad and tribute to his long-time friend, Terry Magovern (click the link to read more).

More on Bruce in a future post...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Kanye vs. 50

I've listened to both Graduation and Curtis about as much as I can stand. I don't really care for either. They can both retire if this is the best they could come up with.

I dig one song from either album. ONE song.

Kanye West :: Barry Bonds (featuring Li'l Wayne)

I guess that makes Kanye the winner in my book.

The Tiger Lillies

A couple weeks ago, OvationTV aired "Shockheaded Peter and other songs of The Tiger Lillies". Unfortunately, I caught only the last 10 minutes or so, but what I did see completely floored me.

The Tiger Lillies performed their song, "Terrible" and I was dismayed yet rapt by the lyrics and their performance. I immediately wanted to hear and see more. I found the "Shockheaded Peter" DVD at a local Border's and I was able to grab some music. A kind soul has put a few of the "Shockheaded Peter" performances up on Youtube -- Tiger Lillies.

Their music has been described as "Brechtian" and "Gypsy Cabaret", but I can't help but think that in some parallel universe, this could be the vulgar offspring of a David Lynch/Tom Waits nightmare. Misogyny, blasphemy and dipsomania abound in their lurid tales.

"Shockheaded Peter" was inspired by a book of the same name. Der Struwwelpeter was written in 1845 by German author, Heinrich Hoffman. You can read the stories as translated by Mark Twain here. And for futher reading Shockheaded Peter.com

The book contains stories about children who misbehave and the consequences that befall them. The story of Shockheaded Peter, for instance is about a boy who doesn't groom himself and is very unpopular. "Snip Snip" is The Tiger Lillies' retelling of "The Story of Little Suck-a-thumb".


Snip Snip

Bully Boys

video

A diary of daily debauchery... Terrible

A haunting reflection to celebrate your last day on Earth... Alone With The Moon

KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic

KT Tunstall's new album Drastic Fantastic will be released on September 18th. Check out the first single, "Hold On" plus a few other songs...

Hold On

Little Favours

A while ago, I saw KT perform The Jackson 5 classic, "I Want You Back"... this is phenomenal! Her slightly rough and bluesy vocals, with which she delivers the verses, give the song a beautiful down-and-out feel. Enjoy!

I Want You Back (Jackson 5 cover)

I Want You Back :: The Jackson 5

And a very faithful rendition of "Tangle Up In Blue"...

Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan cover)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

NFL Football Season!!!







The NFL season is finally here! Here are my picks for this week...




Favorite___ Spread______ My Pick

COLTS___ 6__ Saints...Colts (Defending champs power past up-and-comers)
Raiders__ 1.5__ LIONS...Lions (One of Kitna's 10 wins)
TEXANS__ 3__ Chiefs...Texans (LJ can't do it by himself)
Broncos__ 3__ BILLS...Broncos (Cutler and Co. shreds Buffalo)
Steelers__ 4.5__ BROWNS...Steelers (Brady Quinn waits patiently)
JAGUARS__ 6.5__ Titans...Jaguars (Jags draw curtains on the Vince Young Show)
RAMS__ 1__ Panthers...Rams
Eagles__ 3__ PACKERS...Eagles
VIKINGS__ 3__ Falcons...Falcons (Joey! Joey! Joey!)
REDSKINS__ 3__ Dolphins...Redskins
Patriots__ 6.5__ JETS...Jets (Pats will win a close one)
SEAHAWKS__ 6__ Buccaneers...Seahawks
CHARGERS__ 6__ Bears...Bears (Bears D will keep them in it)
COWBOYS__ 6__ Giants...Giants (Is this Eli's year to blossom?)
BENGALS__ 2.5__ Ravens...Bengals (No stopping Ocho Cinco on Noche De Lunes)
49ERS__ 3__ Cardinals...49ers

Of course, Home team in CAPS

Well, there you have them. Week one of the NFL season.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! I thought I might celebrate Labor Day with a post of Woody Guthrie songs. First off, of course, 'Talkin' Hard Work Blues'. This song is just hilarious!

"While we are on the subject of hard work,

I just wanted to tell you that I am a man who likes hard work.

I was born working and I worked my way up by hard work.

I ain't ever got no where, but I got there by hard work."



And a couple of classics...



Leadbelly along with Woody, Cisco Houston and Sonny Terry...


and further on the subject of hard work, some more Leadbelly ...




Lining Track