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Summer Camp – Round the Moon

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Das Racist – You Oughta Know
Solange Knowles – Stillness In The Move (Dirty Projectors cover)
Kanye West – Power

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FM Belfast – Underwear

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Hello folks…

So, I’m easing my way back into the music blogging thing. I’m slow. I think it’s because last year was such a bizzare year for music. Some good stuff. But, really… nothing that stood out. This year seems to be slightly different. Although, I’m still not blown away by anything.

Here are some tracks that I have been listening to…

Diz Gibran- StereoGood underground hip-hop track.

Yes Giantess- You Were Young Kind of a silly happy song.

Matthew Dear- Elementary Lover I just like this song.

And just because these guys blew up while I was on hiatus… doesn’t mean I’m not going to post about them…

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Talk of Gary Panter brings me to Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, which brings me to Dolly Parton. I’ve been on a massive Dolly kick for the last couple of months. Jolene and Coat of Many Colors have pretty much been on repeat all day, every day. Deal with it irritable wall pounding neighbors, deal with it!

Dolly Parton – Don’t Drop Out (thanks for this, Jason C.!)
Dolly Parton – Early Morning Breeze

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Can we pretend that Oliver and I have been posting regularly for the last few months? Let’s not overanalyze and have a big conversation about it.

I’m on a 60s/70s/80s world music kick!

Selda – Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar
The Lijadu Sisters – Orere Elejigbo
France Gall – Cet air-là

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Fever Ray killed it at the Webster Hall show a couple of weeks ago. Maggie and I got there early, so we got right up close to the stage. Unfortunately we had to suffer through the opening act, Vuk. I don’t want to waste your time or mine going into too much detail about Vuk, but I will say this – she plays the autoharp, she has a song called Accidental Mermaid and I couldn’t wait for her set to be over. Ugh, I hate being mean. Okay fine, she had some redeeming qualities – she managed to incorporate the word ‘anemone’ into a song and she was wearing a really cool necklace. Moving on. As a shorty, I was really psyched about the spot Mags and I had secured near the stage. I have a tendency to be late to shows, so I’m usually stuck in the back watching from some sixteen year old’s cell phone cam. As luck would have it, right before Fever Ray came on, an incredibly tall (and very attractive) drag queen made his way in front of us. I’m fairly certain it was the Swedish RuPaul, Rickard Engfors, who appears in The Knife’s video for Pass It On. When he swayed right, I had a clear shot of the stage. When he swayed left, all I could see was his anorexic clavicle, mocking me for being short and nearsighted. So about 50% of the time, I had an awesome view of the stage. I’m so glad for that, because Fever Ray put on a real show of a show. They incorporated the kind of theatrics you would expect to see at a giant stadium concert. There were smoke machines, laser beams, Victorian lampshades and hairy, tribal, occultish costumes that will cause nightmares for years to come. I felt like I was in a scene from one of their creepy videos. I loved every second of it and it made me wonder if I had missed my calling as a Goth/Raver kid. Think about it, ecstasy popping Wiccans….fun all around. I didn’t have any ultra religious Jesus visions (like I had at The Knife concert a few years back), but I definitely had a haunting, almost out of body experience. I want Karin Dreijer Andersson to decorate my bedroom and set my life to music — it would be so beautifully wicked.

Fever Ray – Now’s The Only Time I Know
Röyksopp – This Must Be It (feat. Karin Dreijer Andersson)
The Knife – Pass This On
Honey Is Cool – Then He Kissed Me

Some video clips from the show:

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I am so very excited for the Fever Ray show coming up at the end of the month. I had a semi-religious experience at The Knife show a few years ago. Hoping for a repeat Jesus sighting.

So, yeah….this video is insanely creepy.

Fever Ray And The Subliminal Kid – Here Before

Vashti BunyanHere Before

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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.
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”

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“Stoop Sitting”

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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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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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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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