Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays...

I'm off for the holidays / vacation in only 3 more hours. I thought i should leave some sort of parting gift. If you are a Wintersleep fan... this one's for you:

And if you're a fan of Refused. Some old school goodness:

And for Radiohead fans:
videos of the band in the studio can be found here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

go on then, make me your friend...

Ah, Snailhouse. Your songs make me happy. Especially this one, these days.

"Don't leave me stranded. Don't leave me hangin' on..."

Thursday, December 06, 2007


How did I not know Post Secret ( had books out?
Although this is not music related, per say, going through these anonymous confessions

on little pieces of art (4X6 post cards) is highly entertaining. Some are funny, some are heartbreaking, some are shocking, some are uplifting... but mostly it's a great way to pass the time and / or allow ourselves to feel normal in our abnormalness...

buy books here. or check out a whole whack of photos of the postcards here.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

In A Sentimental Mood

It could be the sudden onset of Winter, the killer cold I feel coming on, or the fact that no matter HOW much I get accomplished this week the time never seems to move ahead quicker than a snail's pace...but I've been starting to (although i'm trying not to) feel pretty sour. So I went in search of something sweet. And I found this:

Ray Lamontagne & Damien Rice - To Love Somebody


Monday, December 03, 2007

Top 5 of 2007

Although there were a number of contenders that didn't end up making my Top 5 Albums of the Year List (I'm looking at you Do Make Say Think, Nathan Lawr, Thurston Moore, Kayne, Common, Blonde Redhead, The Acorn, Bruce, Nate...), I had no problem leaving them out in favour of my top picks. I usually debate my year end list and have a hard time committing, but not this year. Based purely on the number of plays each album has received throughout the year, I give you ... my Top 5 of 2007

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Wintersleep - Welcome To The Night Sky
3. Dan Griffin - Stars and Satellites
4. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
5. Wooden Stars - People Are Different

BAM. Now more lists... because i love making lists...

My top 5 (.5) most anticipated releases of 2008:

1. Constantines
2. Snailhouse
3. Contrived
4. Hayden
5. MM&ET
5.5 Portishead

Top 3 disappointments of 2007:

1. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight (no dice. superbad.)

2. PJ Harvey - White Chalk (i still love her because she's PJ... and it's not a BAD album... it's just not the PJ that i wanted or needed at the time. I wanted "50 ft. Queenie" PJ. Not PJ plays Cat Power.)

3. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (speaking of sinking...I actually didn't have high hopes for this one... but it still let me down.)