May 17, 2010
Washed Out – Feel It All Around
Oh damn, it’s been a while. remember me? I’m the short one. I like music and long walks on the beach, naked preferably. Just you naked though, I’m not into that kind of thing.
Anywho, music and stuff. Yeahhh, I remember finding this song and being like oh shit this song is amazing. Turns out this song is a sort of remix/redux of another song that was released at some point by another band that isn’t as good as this one. If you’re a fan of Passion Pit/Neon Indian sort of thing you’ll probably like this. Actually, you will like this.
May 17, 2010
So after a week long vacation from everything sort of thing the two of us are back – with a vengeance. Which means, we want to kill you. Well not really. We don’t want to kill you. Hugs are actually being dished out as we speak. Perhaps you’ll get one if you’re good enough, maybe.
So yeah, I really needed that time off from life. Feels pretty good. I’ve got a lot of great Song of the Days and a few articles planned this week. I will write them. We can also have an open discussion about how attractive I am. Also, at some point I’ll be changing somethings around on this here blog so look out for that.
May 7, 2010
Mogwai – Glasgow Mega Snake
While I couldn’t have the faintest clue what the name of the title is implying exactly, I suppose that doesn’t matter. Mogwai is one of those bands that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but if you can wrap your head around this song you will not be disappoint.
The song itself is only about three minutes of pure awesomeness, so don’t be deterred by the seemingly long video. Also, the kid who put this up on youtube deserves a medal for a random picture of an angler fish.
May 5, 2010
Rufus Wainwright – The One You Love
Cinco de Mayo and stuff. Yep. It’s Mexico Day. I could give two shits about Mexico (yeaaaa Canada) so here’s Rufus Wainwright who, as far as my knowledge extends, has absolutely nothing to do with Mexico.
Rufus Wainwright just screams of talent. There’s just an ere about him that screams stupidly talented. There’s are other eres there as well, but I don’t really feel like addressing them because they’re pretty obvious. His vocals are pretty similar to Thom Yorke or Mathew Bellamy but don’t let that deter you. He is his own separate entity and his music is much more similar to that of Andrew Bird or St. Vincent.
May 4, 2010
Technically I’m about three days late with this post, maybe later by the time I finally finish writing it, but we still want to bring to the table something that you need to read. This week I present you with Alien Loves Predator. In sort of a Buddy cop/ Kenan and Kel scenario where we have two action figure looking movie icons living together. It’s great.
Abe is an Alien from… well, the Alien films while Preston is a Predator from… the Predator film series. It’s pretty apparent that the whole Alien vs. Predator thing inspired the author, Bennie Hou, to make a parody webcomic and personally, I like this comic way more then the films it’s loosely based off of. Abe is a classic horndog and he’s opposite Preston who’s the overly sensitive literary, stuck up collegic type. The two for make for such a great combo though. I don’t read this one daily like I do others, but I give it a glance every week or two for good measure.
Abe is great though. I love that ugly bastard. Anyways, enjoy. Currently, the due is being sent back in time to assassinate the president Will Smith. I’m totally down for that. Here’s a comic of Abe speed dating. It isn’t going to well. I feel ya, buddy, I really do.
Alien Loves Predator: #327: Speed Dating 18
May 3, 2010
The Shins – A Call to Apathy (Gone for Good)
The Shins are an important band to me, man. I could really get into it. I could talk about how Girl on the Wing reminds me of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets since I had it on repeat the whole time I read the book, or I could talk about how Saint Simon reminds me of playing Runescape for 8 hours straight (I later played WoW which has soured that memory somewhat), but if I want to be honest The Shins were a just huge part of my life during highschool. I listened to them all the time. I associate so many of their songs with so many random memories, some good, some bad. I sometimes wish I could go back and listen to it all again, as if they were brand new to me, but I can’t. Cause that’s how life works and stuff.
Oh well. All I’m saying is that the other day I was talking to someone about The Broken Bells and they told me that The Broken Bells (the lead singer of The Shins side project which involves some dude from that band that wrote that Crazy song) were way better then The Shins have ever been. I would like to formally say that I disagree. I may have shit on The Shins a lot recently for their horribly nonsensical lyrics, but I’ve been taking this shit way too fucking seriously, man. It’s all just wordplay, clever wordplay.
Anyways, I’m done with all this ridiculous preachiness. Enjoy A Call to Apathy, the title has been a motto of mine for a good five years now.
April 30, 2010
Sea Wolf – Black Leaf Falls
Oh hi, didn’t see you there! So yeah, I’m going to see this band tonight. They’re playing with (or opening for) The Album Leaf. It’s totally convenient since I like both bands. So yep, I don’t have a ton to say. Sea Wolf was a side project of some band and then it became this dude’s actual band. The Album Leaf was totally on The OC at one point. I found both of these bands through other means. Music and stuff, yeah.