Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Silver Jews-"Random Rules" (1998)

Last night Rob decided to play this song first (acquiescing to a request for Americana). Good decision.

Just the other day,  my brother was wearing his autographed Silver Jews t-shirt from when they performed at Hailey's in 2008. (I even remember Marcus saying he doesn't normally give a shit about autographs, but he was inclined to ask "DB" to sign his recent acquisition from the merchandise booth). 

Gah, that was such a fun show. I am elated to have such a cool, older brother that showed me bands like Pavement and the Silver Jews and many more.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Glass Candy/Chromatics/DJ Sober+more @The Granada Theater

This is gonna be the best show in Dallas this year.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Joy Division-"Atmosphere"(1980)

 Ian Curtis died at the age of 23 years, 32 years ago. The age of Ian Curtis would be now 55 years old.

Then you played "Atmosphere", and it killed everyone's bone-JDG

Friday, May 18, 2012

Donna Summer-"Take Me"(1977)

RIP Donna Summer
(December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012)
*this track was produced by Giorgio Moroder. Last night when I posted "Tears" I had no way of knowing Giorgio's most famous collaborator would sadly pass away today.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Giorgio Moroder-"Tears"(1972)

Thanks to Al "Char-hand Blaze" Brown for tipping us off to this one.

DJ Shadow sampled this track on "Organ Donor".

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Roy Orbison-"In Dreams"(1963)

This video would be good for practicing karoake. 

I was once told I listen to "old people music", when I played this song.

(Also, some people say that Chris Isaak rips this dude off.) David Lynch used this track memorably in Blue Velvet, just as he used the track below by Mr. Isaak in Wild at Heart.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chris Isaak-"Wicked Game"(1989)

Last Saturday night, I had to remind my friend that he owned this seven-inch. (His sweet girlfriend bought it for him.) I heard a dude do karoake to this tune the previous night.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dr. Dog-"Easybeat"(2005)

Bad band name. Good music.

Title track from their debut lp. Straight outta Philly....

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Curtis Mayfield-"Give Me Your Love"(1972)

Wale sampled the above track.

While I was in middle school, one of my brothers bought me this compact disc as a birthday gift. I was really into the Beastie Boys, and he recognized the "Superfly" sample in "Eggman" from Paul's Boutique(1989).

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bobby Bland-"Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City"(1974)

Everybody (with a television) has seen the Chrysler commercial blazing this Jay-Z track.


Steely Dan-"Peg"(1977)

I was much more familiar with this De La Soul track growing up.

One of the the best songs from their most classic album.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dennis Edwards-"Don't Look Any Further"(1984)

Tupac's harsh anti-Biggie/Bad Boy Crew anthem uses a sample of the above track.