Apr 8 2011

Government Shutdown Mixtape!

Happy Friday! Tonight at midnight, the government may very well shut down because the GOP wishes to throw women’s rights under the bus. Surprise!  Here’s a mix I’ve compiled in celebration of our country’s (and our economy’s) impending doom.

REM – It’s the End of the World As We Know It

OFF! – Panic Attack

Green Day – American Idiot

Public Enemy – Fight the Power

Rage Against the Machine – Guerilla Radio (live)


Jan 16 2011

Sunday Night Videos 1/16/10


Jan 10 2011

Top 50 Albums of 2010 – 50-41

50. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

      1. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round

49. OFF! – First Four EPs

      2. OFF! - Panic Attack

48. Marnie Stern – S/T

      3. Marnie Stern - For Ash

47. Crystal Castles – S/T

      4. Crystal Castles - Baptism

46. The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

      5. The White Stripes - Black Math (Live)

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Jan 4 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 150-101

150.

      1. Toro y Moi - Causers Of This

149.

      2. Toadies - Pink

148.

      3. Surfer Blood - Take It Easy

147.

      4. Local Natives - Warning Sign

146.

      5. Dominque Young Unique - War Talk

145.

      6. Magic Kids - Good To Be

144.

      7. Rihanna - Cheers (Drink To That)

143.

      8. Deftones - Royal

142.

      9. Wavves - Super Soaker

141.

      10. Thrift Store Cowboys - One Gentle Inch To Nine Violent Miles

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Jan 3 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 200-151

200.

      1. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold

199.

      2. Delorean - Real Love

198.

      3. Band of Horses - On My Way Back Home

197.

      4. Games - Heartlands

196.

      5. Cults - Oh My God

195.

      6. El Guincho - Bombay

194.

      7. Marnie Stern - Nothing Left

193.

      8. Interpol - Barricade

192.

      9. Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug

191.

      10. Janelle Monae - Make the Bus (feat. of Montreal)

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Jan 1 2011

Quarterly Review – October-December 2010

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Dec 15 2010

My Year In Live Music – 2010

This year I made the big move from Lubbock to Austin, and the transformation has done wonders for my live music fix.  I should have been writing down all the awesome bands I saw this year (and the years before, for that matter) but alas, hindsight, she is 20/20 once again.  I think this post covers the highlights more or less, however.  There’s plenty of great live music I saw this year that I’m leaving out, but after the jump, in no particular order, are twelve of the best shows I witnessed in 2010, eleven of them right here in the Live Music Capital of the World.

And for the record, I wanted to put the Sleigh Bells show on here, as fun as it was once they finally started playing, but everyone who attended knows Beauty Bar is at fault for that show’s omission.  What a disaster.

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Nov 29 2010

Paragraph Reviews 11/29/10

Music, Movies, Television, etc. Pop culture reviews for the short-attention-span Internet age.

Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Soundtrack

When I heard back in February Daft Punk were doing the music for Tron, I was immediately excited – new Daft Punk? Awesome!  In retrospect I don’t know why I thought producing a score for a Disney sci-fi film would sound anything like Discovery, and inevitably it doesn’t.  That doesn’t mean this hour-long soundtrack doesn’t have its moments – the sound is great, the French duo’s first stab at composing orchestral tunes is to be applauded, and the combination of strings with Daft Punk’s trademark house crescendo is simultaneously creepy and, well, cinematic.  And there are even a couple bangers hidden in here too, reminiscent  of the good ol’ Daft Punk.  There just aren’t enough for my tastes.  In the end, it’s just a film score.

Rating: 6

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Nov 16 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 11/16/10

      1. OFF! - Upside Down

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      2. Cool Kids - Big-Talk

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      3. The Death Set - Yo David Chase You P.O.V. Shot Me In The Head (feat. Diplo)

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      4. Star Slinger - Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins Rework)

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      5. Warm Ghost - Open the Wormhole in Your Heart

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