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Archive for August, 2009

Songs to romance to

I get a kick out of checking what search terms people use to get to this website (hairy bearded men, chan marshall’s feet, antlers on a bear, future spacesuit…). For a while “tight white shorts” was in the lead, but “songs to propose to” is quickly catching up. I wonder how many people have actually taken my suggestion and used Smell Yo’ Dick to get down on one knee and do one of the most romantic things they’ve ever done. If anyone has been brave enough, please let me know. Since my romantic song suggestions are so popular, I’ll give you another one of my faves:

R. Kelly – Real Talk

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Hi friends. Welcome to the second installment of, Guilty Pleasures (aka Songs We Like By Bands We Don’t). It’s been a while since our last guilty post, but we think it’s well worth the wait. Or maybe not? Please don’t hate us. We still love you and we still love good music.
xo,
Ollie & Mimi

Benny Mardones- Into The Night
Aerosmith- Love In An Elevator
Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow
Skee-LoI Wish

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EVERYONE FOREVER NOW is an episodic motion-based media project by Will Hoffman & Daniel Mercadante. It is an examination of the collective wisdom and expression of human actions.

“Shooting a Gun”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

“Stoop Sitting”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Songs to haze-out to…

Hazing out. I daze out plenty, but I’d like to start hazing out. Not in a frat boy sense, more in a Barbara Walters diffused lighting sense.

Zaza – Arm’s Length

Forest Swords – Glory Gongs
Forest Swords – Miarches

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PS – Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell is STILL stuck in my head. Arrrrggghhhh!!!

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I went to sleep last night with this song stuck in my head. I woke up this morning with this song stuck in my head. It won’t go away. Please make it go away.

Das Racist – Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell (Wallpaper RMX)

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There seems to be a plethora of really good shows in September. Starting with the Fuck Yeah Fest. Some songs from bands that are playing…

No Age- Boy Void
Lucero- Anjalee
The Thermals- A Pillar Of Salt (acoustic version)
Wavves- Mickey Mouse
Crystal Antlers- Andrew

And then on the 18th, two of my favorite bands are playing together… Giant Drag and The Charlatans UK. An odd combo, but a helluva show. If anyone is thinking about getting me a birthday gift (my birthday is the next day), this would be a good choice.

Giant Drag- Slayer

And then the next night, on my actual birthday… Mason Jennings is playing.

Mason Jennings- California Pt. 2

And on the 25th… the Manic Street Preachers are playing the States for the first time in over 10 years…

Manic Street Preachers- A Design For Life (acoustic)
Manic Street Preachers- Roses In The Hospital

And finally on the 29th, Kid Koala is playing at the Key Club. Last time I saw him was at an in-store at Other Music.

Kid Koala- Skanky Panky

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Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Collections of Colonies of Bees are collaborating under the moniker, Volcano Choir. No pressure, but I expect greatness.

Volcano Choir – Island, IS

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An iconic director has passed away. He leaves behind a legacy of great movies. And he also had a lot to do with picking the soundtracks for these movies. Here are some songs that he used in such flicks as “The Breakfast Club”, “Uncle Buck”, “National Lampoon’s Vacation” series, “Weird Science”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “The Great Outdoors”, “Sixteen Candles”, “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” and others.

General Public- Taking the Day Off

Dr. John- New Looks

Dream Academy- The Edge Of Forever

Spandau Ballet- True

Oingo Boingo- Weird Science

Beverly D’Angelo- Hey, Big Spender

English Beat- March of The Swivelheads

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File sharing sites are a bitch. Let’s just post videos and be done with it.

Bill Fay! (Look Ma, I figured out how to use colors on WordPress)

Bill Fay – Don’t Let My Marigolds Die (Boxstr seems to be working again, so here’s a bonus MP3)

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I went to the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night. It was Reggae Night. Gregory Isaacs was supposed to perform, but he was sick. So, it was an extended set from Mykal Rose… just sick thick ass dub. Toots and The Maytals also performed, but since most people know who they are, I’ll just post a couple of videos of Mykal Rose.

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Fuck Buttons

I totally forgot about these guys. Saw them open for Caribou a while back. They made my ears bleed (as all good music should). Glad this song popped up to remind me.

Fuck Buttons – Bright Tomorrow

Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart (Fuck Buttons remix)

(two posts in one day. how you like that, friends and loved ones?! enerrggggyyy, motttiiivationn, a really strong cup of cofffeeeeeee. learn about it. )

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Bay of Pigs

Success:

Destroyer – Bay of Pigs

Failure:

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I went to Cape Cod to hang with Megs and Kyle last weekend. I love those kids. It was the prefect combo of relaxing vacay and crazy fun. As I’ve been known to do, I made a soundtrack for the weekend. Something to carry us through the long rides from Providence to Brewster to P-Town to Nauset to Boston. Here’s a sampling of the hits:

Vampire Weekend – Walcott (remix)
Moțrhead РAce of Spades

Shiny Toy Guns – Major Tom (Coming Home)
Dirty Projectors – No Intention

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It’s where we break the instruments.

FortDax- Porzess Wolven

Elias Rahbani- Dance Of Maria

Super Furry Animals- (A) Touch Sensitive

Emerson, Lake And Palmer- Hoedown

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Hey You!

Go here and download this.

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