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March 10, 2008

Prime. In Mine. Mix

Hopefully this mix zip will be my return to form after taking about a month of real dense blogging off just to make up excuses called “mid-terms.” Hopefully from now on, whoever actually frequents this thing will appreciate my new mildly mannered outlook on blogging and my dilligent use of the MLA format. This zip includes a lot of the stuff I’ve been slaying with my headphones until a mere nub of the unknown of that song was left existing. A lot of it includes those princes from Springfield, Mizzou, Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin‘s Pershing, which is absolutely splendid if you have not been yet, and a whole lot of one hit stragglers (still exists is a solid shout out to bothThrow Me the Statue and Tapes ‘n Tapes who also championed audio via leak recently).

Tracklist b-sucka

1. cut off your hands – you and i
2. the bALLY who? – aqua insomnia
3. the cool kids feat. lil wayne – gettin’ it
4. pearl jam – immortality
5. the cloud cult – story of the grandson of jesus
6. lil wayne feat. the gym class heroes – white girl
7. throw me the statue – written in heart signs, faintly
8. the swimmers – st. cecilia
9. someone still loves you, boris yeltsin – you could right a book
10. someone still loves you, boris yeltsin – some constellation
11. pearl jam – oceans
12. aimee mann – red vines
13. sun kil moon – floating
14. someone still loves you, boris yeltsin – modern mystery
15. mellowdrone – worst song ever
16. someone still loves you, boris yeltsin – dead right
17. tapes ‘n tapes – le ruse
18. the airfields – prisoners of our love
19. fleet foxes – white winter hymnal
20. someone still loves you, boris yeltsin – glue girls

DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE HERE
(megaupload link)

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January 19, 2008

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 (16-13)

Yeah yeah yeah, I’m basically trying to rapid fire this isht so you guys can have a pleasent day tomorrow (for those who actually frequent this blog, you may be like Hey! Wow! two top 44 posts! after he did nothing for a week! It’s what I’m hoping happens). But for cereal, we’re getting down to the core greats here, and to tell the truth, I’m getting kinda sad. At the end of 2007 I was okay, because I knew I still had a lot of posts to go before I gave my final farewell to the great muzak that went down that year, but now as the finish line is approaching, it makes me a little sad that I have to say goodbye to all these great discs. But I gotta keep my head up. I gotta hope for 2008 to be just as unbelievable. So enjoy these posts of these next four albums… It was a good one….

16. matthew dear: asa breed

This album contains one of my favorite songs of the year. Matthew Dear produces miraculous sounds that work together to create something amazing in the studio. He is one of the best electronic preformers of this year and this should be recognized beyond the text. If anyone tells you to check this out, they probably know what they are talking about, because his record label, and his experience meld together to make a pretty sustainable force. So please believe the person whos talking. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Deserter”.

M P 3s
MATTHEW DEAR- DESERTER [MP3]
MATTHEW DEAR- FLEECE ON BRAIN [MP3]

buy asa breed here.

15. battles : mirrored

Battles created one of the greatest instrumental albums of the past ten years through their dynamic guitar recking and relentless drum beats. I can’t even try to stop listening to the absolutely wonderful sounds that rage from the speakers and spread BATTLES sound. It’s basically that unbelieveable… If it’s not from me, then you will here it else where. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Race : Out”.

M P 3s
BATTLES- RACE : OUT [MP3]
BATTLES- DDIAMONDD [MP3]

buy mirrored here.

14. the shaky hands : s / t

The Shaky Hands were a band I heard only in this past year, and they were spectacular.Their rustic and calm acoustic sound drew endless amounts of attention from me, while they’re seemingly sloppy lyrics evoked a certain “cool” quality. This band is a very different style then any I’ve ever heard, but in a very very good way.*SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “The Sleepless”.

M P 3s
THE SHAKY HANDS- THE SLEEPLESS [MP3]
THE SHAKY HANDS- SUMMER’S LIFE [MP3]
THE SHAKY HANDS- WHY AND HOW COME [MP3]

buy the shaky hands here.

13. say hi : the wishes and the glitch

Say Hi was a group that really actually snuck up on me. I, yes, used to know them as Say Hi To Your Mom, which was an awesome name, but nothing from that or from the variation really stuck out to me to make me see change throughout their previous works. But when I heard The Wishes and the Glitch, something was different. The group began avoiding obvious areas that usual tactics would have succumbed to, and began making their own territory, their own boundries. Everything was adjusted, and working. And yeah, I loves it. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Oboes Bleat and Triangles Tink”.

M P 3s
SAY HI- OBOES BLEAT AND TRIANGLES TINK [MP3]
SAY HI- MAGIC BEANS AND THE TRUTH MACHINES [MP3]
SAY HI- BLUETIME [MP3]

buy the witches and the glitch here here.

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part i (44-41)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part ii (40-37)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part iii (36-33)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part iv (32-29)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part v (28-25)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part vi (24-21)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part vii (20-17)

p.s. for the future- if I tag something as drunk ha, you will know my state of mind during that post… sorry to the bands for the stupid write ups.

January 10, 2008

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 (24-21)

I feel like I always have to say something before the first banner for the highest marked album of that batch appears smack dab in the middle of your screen, immediately after the initial post banner. So I guess I can say a few things about how much I love this group of albums. Everytime I look at the next 4 coming up, I wonder at what I possibly could have put in front of them. The albums on this list come from the past, or a rare genre on the list, giving me very personal experiences that stick out when I think of and listen to them. Hopefully you’ll have as much fun I had listening to these because these are 4 quality albums of 2007, and there’s 20 more coming soon.

24. kate walsh : tim’s house

I have to praise that giant zip file that comes only one time a year to serve our hunger for SXSW samples simply because of all the albums it has led me to. I heard the beginning guitar notes picked in “Your Song” and instantly started praying, praying that the voice would be at least half-way decent, when Kate Walsh sang that first note, I could tell that there was something pretty life-changing about this artist, and in peticular, that song. Months passed before I actually checked out all of Tim’s House, but I found myself (and still find myself) arguring with myself on what the best track of the album was, and I never seem to conclude anything substantial. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Your Song”.

M P 3s
KATE WALSH- YOUR SONG [MP3]
KATE WALSH- TONIGHT [MP3]

buy tim’s house here.

23. the forms : self/titled

This was a rather late addition to my list, but I still support my impulsive decision to throw it this high on the list. The disc has been on rotation in my recent iPod playlist, and none of it has gotten old at all. The tranquil but horrifying guitar riffs that are anchored by a soft echoing voice that can spring into calm yells to emphasize every bit of beauty coming through the headphones carries through every single track on this album. Yet each song has it’s own neat little something going on. In my humble opinion, this is a band that you will be able to rely on to release innovative and wonderfully fresh sounding music in the future. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “White Dot”

M P 3s
THE FORMS- TRANSMISSION
[MP3]
THE FORMS- RED GUN [MP3]

buy the forms here.

22. of montreal : hissing fauna, are you the destroyer?

This release garnered a lot of positive reviews and attention for this very glamourous indie outfit, and it deserved every bit of it. Of Montreal has been crafting quiet masterpieces for several years now, but on Hissing Fauna it just seems like every puzzle piece slides perfectly into place while the band shoots out harsh guitar riffs and lyrics that actually threaten and demand instead of ask. Every song has miles of twists and turns that turns the experience of the entire album into an unforgettable one on that old turntable. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “She’s a Rejector”

M P 3s
OF MONTREAL- GRONLANDIC EDIT
[MP3]
OF MONTREAL- SUFFER FOR FASHION [MP3]

buy hissing fauna, are you the destroyer? here.

21. lil wayne : tha carter iii (the leak)

What can I say about Lil Wheezy? This year has been higher than monumental for the Louisiana-native rapper. Every croak he lets out rolls smooth as if riding down a slide while nouns adjectives and verbs twist into a cyclone of talented and intelligent rap. For instance:

“and I am stuck inside of an ashtray like a cigarette but my heart pumps gasoline, and does she know that I just crashed and burned, now here comes the smoke.”

Even if you forget about Tha Carter III’s incredible force, than you can look at Lil Wayne in 2007 from a broader view. Then you’ll probably discover his some 15 mixtapes and freestyles that he seemingly released effortlessly. Lil Wayne has been the hardest rapper working at rap and not the business this year, and he does deserve the claim he loves to say,“The Best Rapper Alive”. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “I Know the Future”.

M P 3s
LIL WAYNE- I KNOW THE FUTURE
[MP3]
LIL WAYNE- I FEEL LIKE DYING [MP3]

buy tha carter iii leak here.

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part i (44-41)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part ii (40-37)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part iii (36-33)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part iv (32-29)
the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part v (28-25)

other blogs have cooler music than disappear here

semi-true. That’s about the first thing I can say about that. This day has been filled with indifference and a sloppy workout for my first visit to the local Y, which I’ve had membership too? Anyway, no parties emerged from the underworld of this small town because my own house and my good friend’s house (the two major “hotspots” for underage boozing partays) have been shut down due to excessive amounts of alcohol being consumed, people and fights that sprouted from absolutely nothing, and also, the kiddies 1 and 2 years younger than my friends and I have hikes-school tomorrow. To sum it all up, I had a lotta spare time tonight, and it hit me that non was spent blogging. Well when I began a new top 44 post, I was struck with a rush of procrastination and started fumbling through my blogroll to find blogs I have not seen for ages to salvage numerous mp3 files. So I came up with some good ones, and I felt like I should show ’em off, and give you guys my top picks of the litter. But as a note, it should be marked, that D i s a p p e a r H e r e also has it’s strengths, I believe we present some noteworthy tracks as well as these other blogs do.

MP3S
RIDE YOUR BIKE- KNACK FOR FAITH
[MP3]
THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE- THE MAN IN THE RIVERBED [MP3]
OKAY- ME [MP3]
THE PARSON RED-HEADS- CROWDS [MP3]

January 2, 2008

Hi 2008

Filed under: Bonus Material, Muzak, Newness, P.T. Anderson-ish, Party All The Time, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 11:13 pm

My posting checklist is about 8 feet long as of now; loaded with seemingly endless tasks and promises I still need to fufill, so hopefully that will explain why my New Years post for ’08 comes at about late night on January 2nd. I still have a good 8 more best albums to go, and I need to keep up with a relentless and jam-packed beginning to the year. I’ll get to that in a little bit, but first, I’ll give you some good ole New Year tunes.

mp3s
-> The Go Find- The New Year [mp3]
-> The Walkmen- New Years Eve [mp3]
-> Sarah Blasko- Planet New Year [mp3]

Now, like I said earlier, this year already has a rapid start with music, so I’d like to share with you some of the upcoming releases that have made their way to my headphones a tad bit before the official release.

The Mountain Goats’ Heretic Pride
Nada Surf’s Lucky
Vampire Weekend’s Vampire Weekend
Hot Chip’s Made In the Dark
Jonny Greenwood’s score for There Will Be Blood (This came out in December this year, but the film will not see wide release until early 2008)

The previous are the upcoming releases that caught my ear, so I’ll give them a chance to catch yours now.

mp3s
-> The Mountain Goats- Tianchi Lake [mp3]
-> Nada Surf- Weightless [mp3]
-> Vampire Weekend- M79 (New and Improved) [mp3]
-> Hot Chip- Ready For the Floor [mp3]
-> Jonny Greenwood- Open Spaces [mp3]

December 25, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 24 (Eve Special)

Tomorrow is Christmas, and tonight is Christmas Eve. I hope you all have enjoyed the past 28 days, so I’m gonna throw together a bunch of new Christmas mp3s and give you the links to all the previous ones. Enjoy! (P.S. – It seems i’ve dipped into the actual 25th! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight).

CHRISTMAS MP3S OF THE DAY!!!!!!
-> My Morning Jacket- Xmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- White Christmas [mp3]
-> Low- Just Like Christmas [mp3]
-> The Raveonettes- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> The Killers- A Great Big Sled [mp3]
-> Fiona Apple- Frosty the Snowman [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- Silent Night [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Away In A Manger [mp3]
-> Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [mp3]
-> Andy Williams- O Holy Night [mp3]

All Together Now
-> The Carpenters- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Put the Lights On the Tree [mp3]
-> Nat King Cole- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [mp3]
-> Gene Autry- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer [mp3]
-> Phantom Planet- Winter Wonderland [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Holy, Holy, Holy [mp3]
-> Vaughn Monroe- Let It Snow [mp3]
-> Fountains of Wayne- Valley Winter Song [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio and the Cast of Charlie Brown- Christmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Elmo & Patsy- Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer [mp3]
-> Iron & Wine- Sodom, South Georgia [mp3]
-> The Swimmers- The Christmas Sound [mp3]
-> Bobby Helms- Jingle Bell Rock [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Star of Wonder [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio- O Tannenbaum [mp3]
-> Alvin & The Chipmunks- The Chipmunk Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever [mp3]
-> Mark Mothersbaugh- Sparkplug Minuet [mp3]
-> The Walkmen- The Christmas Party [mp3]
-> Chet Atkins- Jolly Old St. Nicholas [mp3]
-> Johnny Mathis- The First Noel [mp3]
-> Jeff Grant- Christmas [mp3]
-> Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas [mp3]
-> The Bird and The Bee- Carol of Bells [mp3]
-> The Polyphonic Spree- Carol of Bells (Tim’s About To Lose His Marble) [mp3]
-> Roger Whittaker- The 12 Days of Christmas [mp3]
-> Burl Ives- Christmas Can’t Be Far Away [mp3]

and that’s some good ole fun x-mas. Merry Christmas once again.

December 22, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 22

Wow, the days been hectic as 28 of my old high school friends will shuffle down my basement stairs in a few hours and cram into a roygbiv glowing room while showering in cheap light beer and sip sliding shots from an ice luge. Oh and everyone is required to be wearing a very cheerful Christmas sweater. It should be some fun. But here’s yr mp3.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Roger Whittaker- The 12 Days of Christmas [mp3]

December 17, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Parts 15 & 16

My apologies ladies and gentleman for missing yesterday’s post. Funny thing is I do have a lot to talk about, I’ve just been hounded by reuniting with friends from their various institutions. Here’s two for today and yesterday.

CHRISTMAS MP3 (S) OF THE DAY (S)!!
-> The Walkmen- The Christmas Party [mp3]
-> Chet Atkins- Jolly Old St. Nicholas [mp3]

December 3, 2007

Finals / The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 3

Well it seems college isn’t all I’d ever hoped it to be, because of the word final

-> Bluto’s Prep Talk (From Animal House) [mp3]

As snowflakes blissfully and sporadically leap from the platinum sky above, characters of a paranoid filled utopia shuffle around frantically in the biting cold to slide into their more permanent residence of the holiday season, the library. For me it’s like having an event every day, an all day specially planned event that is worth 20% of my final grade and has to be completed by 4 P.M. of the following day. Because of this wonderful time of year, my schedule allows barely any time for blogging, so here is an apology in advance for any lack of material for the next week and a half. I will still be posting my jolly ole Christmas tunes everyday, but a post with some actual density to it may be a rare find in this long stretch of semester numero uno. So sit back, relax, gaze at the mesmerizing mini-snowflakes that drift like fluent dancers (If you’re currently somewhere in the Midwest or Northeast), and possibly pull an all nighter for a Stylistic Analysis of Eternal Sunshine, I don’t know. Whatever you’re into. Just enjoy the Holiday songs for the next little while.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY
-> Sufjan Stevens- Holy, Holy, Holy [mp3]

November 28, 2007

My Christmas Plan / The 25 Days of Christmas: Part -2

So it’s kind of a thing of mine to get so jazzed up for late December starting immediately after T-Day. But anyway, I got in my head to start my Advent Calender a little earlier than December, say like, right now. Basically every day, if you like to visit this site, instead of opening that little box on the normal Advent Calender to find a toy or a butterscotch candy or whatever it is your tradition entails, you will find a freshly wrapped Christmas-related MP3.

Over the years I have been piling up tunes that are at least one of the following categories: Classic Christmas song, Oldies Christmas tune, Oldies Christmas tune remixed, cover of a Classic Christmas song, a contemporary Christmas song, or just a song that reminds me of the winter / snow / sleigh bells / fireplace warmth during a blizzard / Christmas in general / etc. As all of this culminates to my favorite day of the entire trip around the Sun (And it will be Christmas Eve, because I am not as joyous on Christmas Day because it just means I have to wait another 365 days till that monumental feeling of glee), I will throw together all the remaining Christmas tunes that did not make it on a day on this virtual Advent for a long list of Holiday fun and cheer for everyone of all ages. But like I said, I can barely contain my excitement so the clean cut internet muzak Advant Calender begins today.

And a special P.S.: I will not stop my regular postings, these dailies will just be extra to whatever I would usually be putting on the table. Enjoy day one! And this really is the most wonderful time of the year.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> The Carpenters- The Christmas Song [mp3]

(be tee dubbs, basically all of these em pee threes are going to be highly rec’d)

November 1, 2007

Inch x Inch

I’m not really sure how to make up for all the time I missed, so I’m just gonna lay out a bunch of the bands I’ve been listening to and loving, and some other cool stuff that’s been happening.

First off comes something I touched on emphatically yesterday, the I’m Not There Original Soundtrack. Upon getting it I rushed to the Sufjan track, and loved it. Then after listening to the entire two disc album, I realized how consistent and proper a cover soundtrack it was. The entire thing is a really great collaboration of today’s big names covering Dylan in unique ways. A very fun listen and it includes some rather captivating gems.

-> Jeff Tweedy- Simple Twist of Fate [mp3]
-> Glen Hansard and Mark√©ta Irglov√°- You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere [mp3]
-> Mason Jennings- The Times They Are A-Changin’ [mp3]

Buy here.

Next up is a band who has a very unique sound. They can clutter together these ruccous sounds and mash everything into one beautiful outcome. They are a great new band coming out of Nashville, Tennessee and have a very promising sound that should carry them alone. Lately I have been looking for a band with a jingle like these guys have so finally hearing them was definitely a relief in some way. Be sure to be on the lookout for whatever these guys keep putting out because everything so far has caught my ear with a great pleasant ring.

-> Canon Blue- Sea Monsters [mp3]

Buy here.

I began listening to The Speakers after hearing about the band I will be talking about next. This was the original project between these guys and I literally swear to loving every song on this album. Each track has this hushed acoustic pop sound of its own, making the album diverse when listened to thouroughly, but a grand masterpiece when listened to as a whole. A great lo-fi, calm indie outfit who put together a great record. Check it out.

-> The Speakers- A Cradle Song [mp3]
-> The Speakers- An Irish Airman Foresees His Death [mp3] (**DH** Highly Recommended)

Buy here.

One half of The Speakers: San Francisco native, Brian Miller = The Lightning Bug Situation. His quiet but powerful voice carries each track to beyond the simplistic and pretty acoustic guitar arrangements, melding everything together into a sort of warping experience. Every track on the new album, A Leaf; A Stream is packed with raw emotion and hushed divinity. Quite the album to listen to on a rainy day.

-> The Lightning Bug Situation- The New Dad [mp3]

Buy here.

That’s enough writeups, here’s some straight up em pee threes for your enjoyment.

(Can anyone else tell me why I’m mesmerized with the new Killers song? It’s so creepy and eery and not-Killeresque, but I still have so much love for it. Cheers guys, good going. I’ve always loved the Killers)
-> The Killers- Tranquilize (feat. Lou Reed) [mp3]

-> Say Hi- We Lost the Albatross [mp3]
-> Vampire Weekend- M 79 (Daytrotter Session) [mp3]
-> The Snake The Cross The Crown- The Great American Smokeout [mp3]
-> The Carribean- Stockhausen Serves Imperialism [mp3]

(I cannot get this other Nashville native band out of my head, Imaginary Baseball League)
-> Imaginary Baseball League- Gambling [mp3]
-> Imaginary Baseball League- Steeple to Steeple [mp3]

->Rihanna feat. Ne-Yo- Hate That I Love You So [mp3]
(I hate that I love this song so!)

September 7, 2007

kate nash is cute

Filed under: Dance, Muzak, Newness, Party All The Time, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 2:11 pm

Isn’t she? I mean isn’t Kate Nash just plain old darling? I think so, more than Lily Allen that is. I never really got into the whole “Smile” scene, not really at all. But there is something both promiscuous and adorable about Kate Nash that happens at the same time all the time. IMHO her songs are catchier and for lack of a better word, better. Now here comes the big statement: I even enjoy her sound better than I do the new Britney track. My first observation about that track individually is how she can sound so sexy on a song and be the way she has lately, it feels wrong to think about when listening to the song, for me at least. Other than that, I see the song as being quite good, and thinking back on it Britney never really makes a shitty poppy / catchy track, and with all that on the table, Kate Nash, all the time.

MP3s

-> Kate Nash- Foundations
-> Britney Spears- Gimme More

P.S. Sorry for the terrible delay, my uploading site has been on the fritz, so hopefully if things can get going I can bring a mass Friday of goodies and posting to y’all. Cheers.

August 28, 2007

Hollygrove

Not much in muzak has been happening these days. Oh yes, so I’ve resorted to pumping Grateful Dead, Phish, Big Wu, Allman Brothers Band and agressively ghetto hip-hop music out the stereo system I so appropriately set up in my dorm room. But one thing that caught my attention, again, and more emphatically this time, is the Wheezy F. B. The Wheezy F Baby, Wheeziana, Dwayne Carter Jr., (I could go on and on) Lil’ Wayne.


These past 48 hours have been me valuing this valuable rhythm because of drunk nights that have led to drunken facebook wall-messages filled with random portions of the Wheezy Baby’s lyrics. Many nicknames can come along with this master entertainer of the hip-hop arts, but one style sticks. He calls himself the best rapper alive and that could very possibly be very true, his rhymes are fresh, intelligent, creative, and not entirely planned all of the time. His freestyles do not seem to keep me calm either. To sum all this up, Lil’ Wayne has become my favorite rapper over the past few months, and it was solitified by this environment where all is played is Lil’ Wayne rap, and to tell the truth, I’m damn happy that happened. So here are a bunch of MP3s from either the leaked Tha Carter 3, or from mixtapes, or from random other fun stuff. Ya know! Hopefully more will happen soon enough, if not, oh well. We’ll survive, I mean, we still got The Most Serene Republic, Band of Horses, and Kanye West coming out soon with new albums. Cheers.

MP3s

-> Lil’ Wayne- La La La
-> Lil’ Wayne- I Feel Like Dying (* Cleaner Version *) (DH Highly Recommended!)
-> Lil’ Wayne- Get It Shawty
-> Lil’ Wayne- Something You Forgot
-> Lil’ Wayne feat. Juelz Santana- Badside
-> Lil’ Wayne feat. Mack Maine- I Know the Future (Timbaland Produced)

P.S.: May I add how much I love the new Band of Horses album cover? What do you guys think?

P.P.S.: I do not get HBO here. What the fuck!

August 25, 2007

Moved / Situated

Filed under: Bonus Material, Dance, Muzak, Newness, Non-Fiction, Party All The Time, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 10:32 am

So I’ve gone through the proper steps to be “settled in” to my dorm room, and I am ready to begin posting again. Sorry for such a lapse, but I needed it to organize my stuff and my mind. Well I’ll keep this post short because I have to wait till there’s actually something to post about, but…

What happened while I was gone? Oh that’s right, a fucking Radiohead track from their upcoming fucking CD (the two uses of the F word are completely necessary). First of all, hype alone will carry this song to being listened to thousands of times by thousands of people, but that isn’t it. The song begins with this electric chime that just rolls it’s listener into submission, lazily. When Thom Yorke’s voice begins slowly trembling you begin to put the puzzle together, you begin to understand what it was this song made you think of, something remarkable. Possibly arriving at Heaven’s gate, or your entire life in slow motion. Violins begin to kick in adding a touch of drama to this already mind-numbing song. I am still trying to process every initial detail, but this song lacks nothing, it is golden. Enough of me talking, here’s to you listening.

MP3: Radiohead- Arpeggi

August 8, 2007

The Beach Was Good and All

Filed under: Electromagnetic, HBO, Muzak, Oldness, Party All The Time, Stuff Inside the Body, TV Tube — thatguyfromla @ 3:16 pm

But I missed my connection to the world of muzak, film, and HBO. Missed it a lot. Although I did catch a showing of the Simpsons movie due to an unpredicted rainy Tuesday, and I must say I would recommend seeing it for a laugh with a familiar and comfortable viewing oppurtunity. So I checked my mail, e-mail, fellow sites of promotion, and sadly found not that much to talk about. Though some of the things I stumbled onto during my vacation that are not technically new, really sprang back into my mind for posting what sounds good.

First off, was the power, soul, emphasis, and the amazing vibe produced from the strength of their beliefs of Rage Against the Machine. Listening to Battle of Los Angeles for probably the first time in several years brought me back into the world of head bobbing and spiritual madness, all in good ways. The explosive nature in which they present their political ideals and so on and so on is not even bothering to someone who would disagree in my opinion, because they are so heavy and positive about these beliefs, they really do hammer that part down. My favorite part of this band, besides Tom Morello’s shredding, has to be the various genres their music can fall into, and not through different songs, you can categorize any one of their songs into several categories itself. At one point, it could be deep funk, at another, raging punk, and at the same time political hip-hop. RATM is a band that will remain ageless and original, I do not believe any effort will ever be as strong and successful as RATM’s. And due to that appearence at Coachella 2007, my hopes have sky rocketed for a reunion and possibly a new disc for us to all go crazy to with our headphones blaring and a new disc to keep us running instead of walking on that morning jog. Pray for the rage to come back.

MP3: Rage Against the Machine- Guerilla Radio
MP3: Rage Against the Machine- I’m Housin’

Second comes to a relatively “in” band in the jam-band circuit. The Benevento/Russo Duo is Marco Benevento and Joe Russo, two people making music that sounds like it’s being produced by an orchestra. The thing about this band, is their not your typical All Good Festival preformers, these guys go into depth with Indie rock but even take breaths of jazz. Within every track you can sense the energy and the diversity that is simply sprawling at the lid of the sound. When you sample these tunes, I am confident you will come to the realization that something extroadinary is happening when two people are creating everything that will be surrounding you, every itch, every noise, every feeling, every sense. The power and magic of music is seen at its best through bands like this one. So I threw in some live tunes to try to convey the absolute peak of this band’s skills and work.

MP3: The Benevento/Russo Duo- Sunny’s Song (Live)
MP3: The Benevento/Russo Duo- Echo Park (Live)

H B O round->up

John From Cincinnati: All I can really say is that I feel it’s all starting to come together. Solely from viewing episode ten, there is a sense that something is building up. What seems to be the frame for an arena of some sort seems to be the most important element at this time of the show. Mitch’s chemist stared at it curiously and many times it shows John viewing it, and then looking behind him. I was not blessed with the oppurtunity to view scenes from next week because my viewing was delayed to OnDemand, so I am thinking about writing a strongly worded letter to HBO to have that included on the OnDemand showing, and that leads to the result that I have no idea what could happen next week. Leave’s it up in the air, which is somewhat interesting.

Entourage: So-so, I love Gary Busey in the show and it brings back the feeling of the old Entourage days. What I did really like about the episode, is the keeping off path of everything annoying and businesslike (or atleast just taking a break), Ari was hysterical with the twins, E was a little annoying, the rest didn’t really do much. It was a slow moving episode but it passed, again, I did not see the scenes from next week, so I have about zero clue on what to expect. Could be the end of the world, I wouldn’t know.

Flight of the Conchords: I’ll say it again, Jermaine Clement is frucking hilarious. Every movement and line he has is delivered with such a nonchalant tone and when it is mixed with his facial features I cannot help but burst into laughter. Bret was very funny as well, I couldn’t stop laughing whenever he would mention something being like Top Gun and Jermaine putting him down. Murray was also funny again like always. Song-wise, I liked the French song, I didn’t love it, but I liked it. I did not like the second song however, it did not really catch me like other’s from the past have. Besides that, keep up the good work boys, you can’t really do wrong in my book at this point.

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