Friday, February 29, 2008

Built to Spill in Lancaster - In the Morning (7/3/07)

this is one of the greatest 1st tracks off of one of the 5 best albums ever recorded. absolutely joyous. all you guys probly own this album, but if not, buy it.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

well said etc.

“When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have." - Edgar Watson Howe

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hayden - Trees Lounge

everything about this, from the song to the video to the film, is great.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Photograph-ringo starr

i've always loved this song. really. george and ringo wrote this. so sad.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Neil Young - Journey Through The Past

i talk alot about not ever being nostalgic. about never thinking about the past.
yeah, i talk alot.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Beatles - Don't Bother Me

i heard 'help' on the radio today. it's always been one of my fave beatles songs. the way john's voice aaaaccccchhhheeeees at the beginning of the last verse-y'know- 'when i was younger so much younger than today'. you know. or you should. start paying more attention you fucking heathens!
it made me think of another fave:'misery'. 'the world is treating me bad, misery'. then i thought of this gem. they used to play it in ny alot but i never hear it now. it's by george. and it's outrageously good. 'by george', that's funny.

Monday, February 18, 2008

The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl

for no reason really. really. jack white sounds like frank black on this song. coincidence?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

silver jews:tanglewood numbers-let's not kid ourselves, it gets really, really bad

who's yer favorite comedian? lenny bruce? richard pryor? bill hicks? yep, they're all great. know why? cuz they were all so goddamn sad.dave berman is like that. ha! ha! ha!'where's the paper bag that holds the liquor/in case i feel the need to puke'. good one!'if we'd known what it took to get here/would we have chosen to, would we have chosen to'. aw....sometimes a pony gets depressed. mental illness on the animal farm. farmers as bosses, as parents, as animals disguised as me? 'happiness won't leave me alone says a bird in a nest'? i think that's what he said. fucking happiness. it's the worst junk. kicking it is tough. i'd rather kick the sauce again.and religion can help. so says dave. i don't really believe him, but i kinda like the idea. don't you?GOD is up there, and he will take care of it, arrange it all into some kind of order. make sense of it. like you had the jigsaw pieces, but one was missing, or the paper peeled off the edge and you could never complete it. or death is the last piece. and you find it under the couch at the very...last...minute...'andre was a young black santa claus/he didn't want to be like his daddy was'. that's so funny it hurts. huuuuuuurrrrrtttttssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.......'god must be bending the clouds into animal shapes'. GOD again. how come when berman and morrison sing about him it sorta makes sense. maybe they're closer then i am. definitely. but they're no less crazy, right? right?'christmas on a submarine'? is that about alienation? i wrote a song about that once. it wasn't so eloquent. dave's lost a woman it seems. maybe. or maybe something much worse.there's something about trying to better yerself, but still, really, not caring, that is so exciting. it makes music VITAL! what about yer life is vital. me? not much right now. but i'm trying.'sleeping is the only love' starts like 'breakdown'. and it's just as good. better. (sorry, erin) 'i had a friend his name was marc with a 'c''. why is that so good? am i wrong? is that not the deepest thing? and yea, life is sweeter than jewish wine. sleeping is the only love...sleeping is the only love...'there is a place'. i like when a band knows how to end an album. the 'mats did it on 'tim'. townes did it on 'delta momma blues'. hell, the stones did it on 'beggars banquet'. you just need to end it RIGHT!!! like a marriage. end it on a poignant note.'i saw gods' shadow on the world/i saw gods' shadow on this world/i could not love the world entire/i took a hammer to it all/like an insane medieval king..../'fuck. could you say it better? then write yer own song.

Friday, February 15, 2008

P.P. Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest

the first line of this song is the only writing on the subject of a broken heart that you ever need to know. yea, i thought rod did it first too, but cat stevens wrote it and p.p. arnold perfected it.
plus, she's hanging out on the beach with the small faces. how cool!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Paul Westerberg - Valentine

Well you wish upon a star that turns into a plane
And I guess that's right on par
Who's left to blame?

If you were a pill
I'd take a handful at my will
And I'd knock you back with something sweet and strong
Plenty of times you wake up in February make-up
Like the moon and the morning star you're gone


Tonight makes love to all your kind
Tomorrow's makin' Valentines

Hey you pop up in this old place
So sick and so refined
Are you strung out on some face?
Well I know it ain't mine

If you were a pill, I'd take a handful at my will,
And I'd knock you back with something sweet and strong
Trouble keeping your head up when you're hungry and you're fed up,
Like a moon and a lone star you're gone


If you were a pill, I'd take a handful at my will,
And I'd knock you back with something sweet as wine
Yesterday was theirs to say, this is their world and their time
Well if tonight belongs to you, tomorrow's mine

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

talking heads

just the most beautiful song.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Billy Joel - Movin' Out (Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)

cuz i am. and cuz that's what my hair looks like now.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

daydreams, aloft on dark wings

all of my best friends are depressives. de-fucking-pressed. westerberg. davies. cobain. drake. et all. etc. and on and on
and townes van zandt.
that cat could bring you down. so down.
but in the most beautiful way. in fact, scratch that. townes was one upbeat mother fucker. he never pulled the trigger. sure, he drank himself dead, but that's different. he kept trying. he kept on and on and on...
'living is sighing/dying's doing nothing at all'
if i had a nickel i'd find a game/if i had a dollar i'd make it rain/if it rained an ocean i'd drink it dry/lay me down dissatifsfied'
you get it? he's celebrating life!
'ain't no dark til something shines/i'm bound to leave this dark behind'.
and that's right. and so sadly picked. like his brain was far, far away in some dream. a dream know...a woman...somewhere...somewhere...
i put it on once in a while, when i'm feeling blue. and i never feel sad. i may shed a few tears, sher, for sher, but not sad tears. release tears.
and i pity the people who don't. who don't know him. who don't embrace music.
because, isn't it empty without it?
what gives you hope?
what makes you think people are good?
people are beautiful.
some of the greatest people i know are people.
thanks, townes, for the laughs.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Warren Zevon - Play It All Night Long

'grandpa pissed his pants again/he don't give a damn'. is that the greatest opening line ever?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Hey Ya! OutKast grammy Full Version! Live

i was reminded recently about this song and how great it is and what a breath of fresh air outkast were. allah bless 'em!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

well said pt.6

Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, February 1, 2008

Misfits - Astro Zombies

i have many, many things to thank lucy starcrest for. getting me into the misfits is near the top of the list.