May 1, 2011

#041

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A weekly sampler of what we're listening to (new and old), and what we think you might like, too.

{LISTEN TO THEM ALL}

JACK:
Song: "Can't Stand Losing You"
Artist: The Police

Once, a long time ago, Noah Kerr got angry at a bunch of us at Saga for ripping on Sting. My argument was that he's a sumg asshole. I still think I'm basically right (see here for all your Christ-complex, adult alternative needs), but once upon a time he could actually write a hook and still sound cool doing it. Also, the rest of the band was not nearly as douchey. (FACT: I have more Police albums on vinyl than I do Bob Dylan albums... Maybe I shouldn't be saying this in a public forum.)

CHASE:
Song: "All Apologies"
Artist: Nirvana

ECON:
Song: "Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)"
Artist: 13th Floor Elevators

KYLE
Song: Bargain (I couldn't find a video with moving parts, so enjoy the album's brilliant cover art.)
Artist: The Who

I chose this because, gearing up for a summer-long writing spell, I've been thinking a lot lately about love. I caught this song on the radio recently and was struck by this line: "To find you, I'm gonna drown an unsung man."
I thought of T. S. Eliot: "Death By Water," part four of "The Wasteland:" "Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you."
Consider Phlebas; Eliot sings his song. What does it mean to drown unsung? And to call it a bargain, the best you've ever had.

DUNN:
Song: "The Impression That I Get"
Artist: Mighty Mighty Bosstones

I listened to this song a lot in the late 90s.

OATESS:
Song: "For Charles Bronson"
Artist: The Mountain Goats

MARK:
Song: "Sandwitches"
Artist: Odd Future Wolfgang Kill Them All (Tyler the Creator and Hodgy Beats)

OFWKTA are getting (and perhaps starting to earn) comparisons to the Wu-Tang Clan. This is a pretty ridiculous performance. I've watched it many times over. Some you may already have seen it when I posted it in my reader a few weeks ago.

After you've watched that, check out Tyler the Creator's "Yonkers" video. It is sick (by which I mean it involves illness, has disgusting lyrics, and is also straight badass), and mesmerizing, and creepy as hell.

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6 Comments:

Blogger JHitts said...

I'd just like to say that Jon's Mighty Mighty Bosstones share really hit the spot this week. Ska is always a good thing.

(Also to note: Weird that this week the only two "new" artists are the Goats and OFWGKTA. It seems like there are usually a ton more more modern artists. Not that it's good or bad either way, just something I noticed. Maybe we've all got some nostalgia this week.)

May 1, 2011 at 2:22 AM 
Blogger Mark Perkins said...

Three consecutive weeks with songs by the Who.

May 1, 2011 at 3:21 AM 
Blogger Mark Perkins said...

PS: I think the Odd Future track is "Sandwitches," but I've seen it spelled both ways.

May 1, 2011 at 3:26 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Fixed. I wasn't sure either.

May 1, 2011 at 4:14 AM 
Blogger Dan said...

Ditto on the Bosstones. I haven't heard that song in way too long. Good list this week -

May 1, 2011 at 8:42 PM 
Blogger SlowLearner said...

Do the Goats use synth in the backround often?

May 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM 

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