"Now when I listen to a really good song, I start nodding my head, like I'm saying 'yeeess' to every beat. Yes Yes Yes, this rocks. And then sometimes I switch it up like. No, No, No! Don't stop-a-rockin'!" - Homer Simpson on how to properly rock out.
"And the whole purpose of the absurd, mechanically persistent involvement with recorded music is the pursuit of that priceless moment. So it's not exactly that records might unhinge the mind, but rather that if anything is going to drive you up the wall it might as well be a record.” - Lester Bangs
"And since this new generation was born into post-modern anything, they are wilder and more fearless than anything you’ve ever dealt with. But remind yourselves: Youth isn’t king. Content is king...Age doesn’t matter anymore. It’s all about what you have to say and what you’re going to say..." - Patton Oswalt
Whoops, it's Sunday. Ever have those moments when you're like, "I know it's definitely a specific day of the week in which I do a specific thing, but I'm not sure what day it is or what the thing I always do is."? Ever have those moments? You do! That's great. (Well, it's not great, but whatever). We are totally bonding over our somewhat sad and very premature memory problem. We can start a support group. Friend me on Friendster.
The other night I saw a blind guy get helped up by a crowd to crowd-surf and then helped back down. He was going hard in the pit the whole time. It was a beautiful thing to witness. My jazz history professor in college once told me to think of music without the visuals. Keep your eyes closed most of the week while listening - well, unless you're driving.
Hi, and welcome to the part of your day/night where you look below and see me talking about Japandroids. And then look below and see other people hopefully talking about Japandroids. Or, maybe someone's talking about how the season premiere of Workaholics was just sort of ok, other than the line about ice being the currency of the future. So many possibilities! And apparently all of them are somehow connected to me!
I don't want to point fingers as to who hasn't done a great job recommending things lately. It could be any one of us. And you know what they say about pointing fingers: point a finger at a scary person you don't know and they will either expose themselves to you or just rip that stupid-finger-get-it-out-of-my-face-now. Either way, let's not do it. Let's just talk like family (which is to say shout and cry a lot).
Hi, once again welcome to the time of the week where we tell you what to do and you listen because what else do you have to do? As our moms say, "You're so important! Stop stealing my lipstick! What do you even do with the lipstick!?" So basically, what I'm saying is, what you are about to read is essentially gospel. Let us pray.
If you're anything like me, and if you are, lucky you, it's been one of those weeks where things seem to happen at you. Kind of like we're in a firing squad and all the bullies have tied us to a lightpost and the tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs are just coming full speed ahead no matter what. Because that was such a happy, and most importantly, smart analogy, I'll end on a high note and just get to the recommendations
There's not a lot to say, other than spring is most definitely here. Which, yeah, is the most boring thing someone can say. Let's talk about the weather! Interesting! Maybe in the replies we just try and keep it real and discuss all the interesting things that have happened this past week. Whatever.
It's the beginning of April and to me, that only means one thing - baseball. $10 beers, hot dogs, popcorn, and pretzels are prepped as we watch our beloved teams play their rigorous 162 game schedule to win the coveted World Series. My team of choice, the New York Yankees (hate on me all you want, I am a lifelong fan), are already 0-2. With that said, the onset of spring brings on warmer weather and a new year season of excellent music on the horizon. What has been on rotation for you so far this spring?
Looks like I'm the first up and here to post Sunday Recommendations. Is everyone else enjoying the great weather or something? Probably getting ready for the NCAA games today. Or just hanging out getting ready for the return of Mad Men? Either way, I'm here and am ready to get the thread started. Coffee in hand, watching basketball on the side screen, and a bunch of things to recommend!
So it's Sunday, late Sunday -- and I haven't gotten the Sunday recs up (yet). That's what happens when you eat too much and get distracted watching cartoons on Netflix. Yes, that's exactly what I was doing. Judge me all you want - it was awesome. Here's what that staff recommend this week; add yours below.