Last day for hipster Just. ”Shadow” by Wild Nothing is as hipster as you can imagine. Soft keys & strings, unmoving, never changing static melody, and sweet as honey dew. It isn’t spectacular in execution. Just okay. Made for ambient moments in a busy life. Like a shadow. You probably wouldn’t know it was there unless you cognitively pointed it out. So, yeah…it’s a catchy tune if you make a connection with it.
Trying to transition out of this mellow mood. Only being powered by sure will. Like remaining flumes in a gas tank…it can only get me so far. My ‘lent’ promise is to learn how to balance my current crazy life. Financing new ventures are always need more finance to get moving. Our SXSW coverage should be fun. New correspondent. New photographer. More musical memories for a classic music lover. Gonna build our game plan this weekend. So excited for Santos.
But first we gotta make it through the week. And a day without meat. (thanks lent). Watch Wild Nothing perform on KEXP to kick off your day.
Who’s ready for some new Allen Stone??? 2014 beckons. For after supporting his sophomore self titled effort for nearly two years, Allen Stone is going back to square one as he writes his upcoming album. In a cabin. With his friends. Soul sessions that will produce some crazy musical fruit.
The soulful “Million”, joined by Tingsek, is the first glimpse of what we’re expecting to get from the Seattle Stone. Sit back & enjoy the vibe.
Happy Monday! I couldn’t help myself from posting our friend, Matt Butler, live…rocking…acoustic cover of the Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy” at Virtue and Vice Studios. He & the guys kill it, don’t they? Can only imagine how that effect those NYC women at the Bowery. Wowzers.
Matt’s ‘Reckless Son’ is dropping soon. I got a sneak preview of a few tracks & they are superb. Keep an ear out!
This sounds heavenly. Foxes mashed up the lyrics to Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” & Eminem + Rihanna’s “The Monster” to fuse a coherent track…perfect for the Valentine’s Day holiday. It’s the soft vocal & swift melody that really gets me. Enjoy.
My musical autobiography continues with a song I have featured before…now with a raw, acoustic, haunting rendition. My iPad only features all the albums & songs I have purchased from iTunes. The iCloud syncs to it so what I feature is a collection of mp4 classics. And all Golden Globe weekend long…whenever ‘Live At Fingerprints’ appeared I found myself hitting repeat. Along with ‘Watch The Throne’. #GuessIGotMySwaggaBack Made dealing with the stress & crazy requests a bit softer.
Everything went well. That it did. Did lose three headsets for a combine total of $300. I didn’t pick up my normal $500 petty cash. Soooooo….Kind of evens itself out. Now, back to reality for the rest of my 7 day work week. Wasn’t my best performance but still quite amazing for only having roughly 4 fresh workers & a bit rusty. Do what you have to do. No great epiphanies either. Fun weekend.
The lack of music will continue to persist. I’ll do my best to share some of the truly great new material lurking among the internet. Yet, for now, here is a haunting classic.
Ladies & Gentleman, Ms. Diana Krall.
A cut from our fresh 2014 NYE Playlist. Got more hits than what I expected. Spotify is sponsoring a very pop based one that was first seen on Glamour.com (I did my research on Saturday). Ours has a little of this. Little of that. I timed it to the limit of a 3 hour long extravaganza. Natural progression of how parties should be paced. That way, by midnight, you’ll be ready for Auld Lang Syne in your exhausted, danced out, state. A song that doesn’t make sense (according to Billy Crystal / Rob Reiner & The late Nora Ephron).
Yes, that paragraph only served as a shameless plug for my playlist. Really proud of it. Only NYE playlist where you’ll find Regina Spektor, LMFAO, & Phantogram! #mikewillmadeit [Okay...stopping] Part of me wanted to make the first original Hipster NYE Playlist. There are traces of it towards the end. Can you imagine the anti-NYE tracklist? Hurts my head with possibilities. If I decide to make it, I’ll be sure to link it back here.
The weekend was fun. Did some things. Nothing of significant importance. Just a nice quiet weekend in my life with fantastic people. Hope yours was equally great. We’re back with more not-so-important music.
Do you notice the discrepancy? Just one word reveals the error. Or is it an error? Maybe someone…not naming names…decided to alter the track name. Not a worth a meditation. Typos are frequent. More than you can imagine. Our show has them on a regular basis. Mainly what my job entails. Yeah. Coming from a kid who wasn’t the best speller. For me to become a writer after dealing with so many studious speech & writing classes is actually quite funny. Like god’s biggest joke. Ha. Ha.
How was your Christmas? Good? Get your share of presents? Watched Doctor Who’s Christmas Special?
The ending was really touching. Not as spectacular as Tennant, but more meaningful for Matt Smith. Fantastic book end to this Doctor Who chapter. Now it’s Peter’s turn to prove himself to the young teenage girls of America. 2014 is gonna be fun.
I spent the past couple of days busy as hell living my Three F philosophy. Did so much, laughed even more…another wild holiday in my life. I’m ready to say goodbye to 2013. Many minor changes. The 30th year…I’m expecting…to be far more meaningful. Gotta keep moving forward. That I do. More on that later.
Enjoy the Christmas hangover. Here is a song from our archenemies Best Coast.
Ladies & Gentleman, Mr. Michael Buble. Cause I’m keeping with our annual Christmas tradition of playing this wonderful cover. Where ever you may be in the world. I’m sending my deepest, most sincere, well wishes / prays to you & your family. It means so much to me that you stop by and read a word or two. Truly. (Never get sick of saying it, that I don’t)
May the next day be filled with the three ‘F’s — Food, Family, & Friends. I will be doing the same. Have a great Holiday. Come back Thursday for some more music!
We’re back…well, not really. I’m back behind the wheel as autopilot has been turned off. My auto publish was quite busy all weekend long with new albums to share. December / This half of the holiday season is my favorite time of year. I get a bit saucy when it comes to sharing. So expect more. Another one of my favorite albums drops tonight. I’m currently writing #14. That’s how dangerous I can be if I organize my time properly. Blurbs on blurbs. .
I’m relaxed & feeling quite better. Until this week hits then I’ll be fucked. ha!
I sort of liked this record. Dig this Dashboard track. Especially the acoustic. Chirs & Dash are just one of those bands that works in a intimate / stripped down sound. Not made for big arenas. Like when I saw them at Staples. Kind of pointless to sway in an arena. Anyway. A classically new dashboard anthem while I work on another pretape. Welcome back…this is “Belle of the Boulevard”