Wednesday, April 29, 2009

You were wearing quite a number at the martian petting zoo eating purple colored peanuts from a hippo sized balloon

Hippo-sized balloon.

So very good squared. The refreshing tune is paired with hilariously ridiculous lyrics that paint the most entertaining spacey picture. There our singer is, "sitting on an orbit floating off in space" when the "pretty purple top-hat" of the one who we can only assume is his love-interest, hits him in the face. It's okay though, because he has a crush on her and pays quite a bit of attention to her (we might even call it stalking) when he sees her at the martian petting zoo. Ultimately, however, the love is reciprocated. They are joined at the hip, holding hands and staring at submarines, and then taking each others hands (it is unclear whether or not they had let go previously) and crossing the sea (a dangerous feat when attempted alone). "Aaaaaahhhhh a-a-a-a-a-a-aaaaaa-aaaaahhhhh."

PS- I severely doubt that this is the legit vid for the song, but it's entertaining nonetheless.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

This post is all about my favorite artist/band of the year, the little-known and should-be-widely-known (for the benefit of music appreciators everywhere) Elvis Perkins (in or out of Dearland), who is certainly in my top 10 favorite artists of all time. I'm not going to break down their music for's late, so I'll save that for another day.

I'm going to give you a link to the vid for my favorite song, "While You Were Sleeping," but just know that this is not the best version. I can't find my favorite version anywhere online...I downloaded it from their myspace or something over the summer & it's no longer there, but this is the closest version I could find (live on Letterman...GO PERKINS IN DEARLAND!). It's still beautiful, but when you ask yourself, "OH! Can it get ANY BETTER THAN THIS?!?!?!?!???????!!!!!!" that the answer surprisingly is "yes. Elvis Perkins in Dearland can make the most amazing things happen."

And my 2nd favorite song, which actually has more general appeal:

ENJOY. May they move you in the way that they've moved me. Refresh the soul!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

50 Ways...

...To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

...To Make A Record - Kid Cudi

Best surprise ever? Paul Simon's pre-recorded vocal appearance @ 1:46.

Kudi's got good taste, my friends.

Monday, April 20, 2009


The first 0:40 of Cat Power's "In This Hole."

Flight of the Concords' "Business Time" just came on my iPod (song shuffle), and I must say I never thought I could be so strongly opposed to this hilarious tune until I felt the pain induced by the 24 seconds prior to my hitting the "next" button.

Do you ever worry that if you listen to a song at the wrong time you'll never be able to appreciate it fully again?

I do.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Inaniel, miel leilani

"Inaniel" - Devendra Banhart

Don't listen to this song if you're blue. I find it very refreshing, but it definitely has all the attributes of a beautiful downer.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Songs of the day:

Randomly stuck in my head all day:

"After the Curtain" - Beirut.

I just keep hearing "left rigt, le-e-e-eft riii-iiight. Left right, le-e-e-eft right."

Re-discovered & brilliant:

"Where Do You Go to, My Lovely" - Peter Sarstedt

A most excellent tune from Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. Listen to it first while watching the film. It's a great song, but it's so much better with Anderson visuals. And, of course, the film is brilliant.