Friday, September 12, 2008

I don't know what you take me for

I love rainy days. LOVE. I love fall. Let's face it, I'm morose. I'm the queen of sad bastard music. I thought. I tried to make 3 different mixes. At first, songs for rainy days. Fail. Ooh, nostalgia? Nope. Um...ska? Are you serious? So I decided that I'd make a top 5 list. Top 5 songs of my top 5 favorite artists. One problem. I'd really like ya'll to be able to get your hands on these songs easily. So Cory Branan only has 2 released albums. Not counting the 2 live shows I have of Cory and Ben Nichols, I have 32 songs that I did some pretty unsavory things to get. Ok, not really...but it makes a better story. My top 5 is very fluid anyway, so I inserted Sage Francis. I love Sage. I have his lyrics tattooed on my arm. That's love. Of course, I also have a Lucero album/song name on my ribs and my wrists were inspired by Cory Branan...the point is...the only actual lyrics I have are it's not like he wouldn't make my top 5. Basically these are the artists I never get sick of. I'm never not in the mood for these songs. This is my audiobiography. Anyway...enjoy.

Alkaline Trio - Goodbye Forever
Alkaline Trio - Southern Rock
Alkaline Trio - Exploding Boy
Alkaline Trio - Cringe
Alkaline Trio - Nose Over Tail
Bad Religion - Them And Us
Bad Religion - You
Bad Religion - Marked
Bad Religion - American Jesus
Bad Religion - Let Them Eat War
Brand New - Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
Brand New - Jesus Christ
Brand New - (Fork and Knife)
Brand New - The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
Brand New - Seventy Times 7
Lucero - Nobody's Darlings
Lucero - Hold Me Close
Lucero - Nights Like These
Lucero - Coming Home (Acoustic Version)
Lucero - She Wakes When She Dreams
Sage Francis - The Cure (chorus is above my left elbow)
Sage Francis - Slow Down Ghandhi
Sage Francis - Makeshift Patriot
Sage Francis - Keep Moving
Sage Francis - High Step

Thursday, September 11, 2008

And now for something completely different

I let the new iTunes tempt me today and I tried out the Genius playlist function. Far from perfect, but interesting. The list is based off Alkaline Trio - Southern Rock. Notice half the list is either solo Trio members, or their side projects. There's even a Trio cover snuck in there. Genius? I vote for cheater. Anyway, I'm feeling a little peeved today and that usually means Trio, Moneen or Sage. I'm also still a little morose, so we went for Trio. That's one of my favorite songs ever. Someday I have an awesome rib piece planned out. I just don't know if I can live through another rib tattoo. Well, the event that will trigger it anyway. So, what do you think of the new Genius playlist feature? I'll tell you right now, the recommendation feature is going to land me in the poor house. Sigh.

Alkaline Trio - Southern Rock
Matt Skiba - Soul to Keep (For Phyllis)
Dan Andriano - Lucky Smoke Rings
Against Me! - Walking Is Still Honest
Heavens - Patent Pending
Jawbreaker - Kiss the Bottle
.Moneen. - Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?
Saves The Day - The Last Lie I Told
Tiger Army - Temptation
Senses Fail - Dreaming A Reality
Alkaline Trio - Snake Oil Tanker
The Falcon - Huffing the Proverbial Line Off the Proverbial Dong or the Blood and the Frog
Jets To Brazil - You're The One I Want
Hot Water Music - Bleeder
Matt Skiba - The City That Day
Cursive - Art Is Hard
Alkaline Trio - Cringe
Dan Andriano - Let the Stars Play
Against Me! - I Still Love You Julie
Bad Religion - No Control
A.F.I. - The Great Disappointment
Armor For Sleep - Stay On The Ground
Alkaline Trio - 5-3-10-4
Rise Against - Amber Changing
Heavens - Dead End Girl

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

...but I wanna make sure

So Blogger and I had a slight misunderstanding yesterday. Blogger was convinced my blog was spam. Amusing as I'm pretty sure no one reads it. Anyway, to avoid further issues, and because I'm just not happy with having to tweak my playlists, for the time being, I'll just be posting lists. Most songs are available on iTunes. So go listen to them that way. Buy them, hell, you may already own them. In any case, I'm looking for a new system. Suggestions are welcome. Feeling kind of mellow and folky today. Loving the gorgeous weather here. Fall is upon us, I couldn't be happier.

The Bird And The Bee - Again & Again
Rogue Wave - Eyes
Drag the River - Beautiful & Damned
Emily Jane White - Time On Your Side
Haley Bonar - Queen of Everything
ADELE - Hometown Glory
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - South Tacoma Way
The New Amsterdams - Lonely Hearts
Okkervil River - Maine Island Lovers
Old Canes - 7th Fret Closer
The Avett Brothers - Living of Love
The Decemberists - Odalisque
Cory Branan - She Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Greg Graffin - Don't Be Afraid To Run
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - Happy
Kate Walsh - Tonight
Kings of Convenience - I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
Lovedrug - Down Towards the Healing
Ben Gibbard - To Sing For You
Ben Nichols & Cory Branan - Hold Me Close

Monday, September 8, 2008

The band that started it all



I'm lazy today, it was a late night. You'd think after sitting through Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey I could come up with a personal best of 70's rock. Well, I didn't. You're stuck with the easy out today. Enjoy Mr Nichols and Co.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I wanna see it when you find out what comets, stars, and moons are all about


You kind of suck. You won't let me upload my own music, force me to rework my playlists based on your limited selection and now you won't show up on my blog unless you use the pop out player. I hate you.



This is a strange mix. I think my inspiration was...inspiration. I'm trying to pull myself out of a funk. I need inspiration in a lot of parts of my life. It's indie heavy but the touches of folk make it sort of disjointed in a way. If you listen to the whole thing, you'll know what I'm trying to say. I hope.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

...and I decorated it with lots of stars



Feeling a little brokenhearted when I pulled this one together. There were some substitutions due to not having all the songs I wanted and my laziness in refusing to upload them.

Lucero - Tell Me What It Takes
Joseph Arthur - In Ohio
Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis
Natalie Merchant - My Skin
Neko Case - Knock Loud
Langhorne Slim - Lord
Dashboard Confessional - The Sharp Hint Of New Tears
Brand New - Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis
The Drams - You & Me, MF
Glossary - The Reckless
Ingrid Michaelson - Keep Breathing
John Ralston - Haven't Missed You All My Life
Old Canes - Both Falling Bright
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone
Taking Back Sunday - You're So Last Summer
Tegan & Sara - Relief Next To Me
Whiskeytown - Don't Be Sad
The Get Up Kids - Fall From Grace
Lucero - Nights Like These