damn I want to be in a rock band

June 28th, 2011

The recently reunited Archers of Loaf (myspace) played on Jimmy Fallon last Friday. I haven’t found a late night performance so inspiring in a long time. It makes me want to play in a rock band. Thrash around on guitar. Or bass. Write cryptic lyrics about life and girls. Jump up and down. Yell so hard at the mic that spit flies everywhere. Do sweet air kicks. Turn turmoil into distortion and distortion into music.

By now you should know that I’m a big Archers of Loaf fan. Looks like this post will have to be updated, though.

collier – sounds like sunshine mixtape, vol 1 and 2

June 11th, 2011

summer sky; idea shamelessly stolen from Natalie

My friends, the Colliers, recently moved to LA and I wanted to send them off with a nice mix that would help them get settled in the City of Angles. Since then I’ve been listening to it a lot and I thought it was just too good not to post. I’m pretty excited about it! All the songs on it evoke imagines or feelings of summer or sunshine to me.

Go ahead and check out the playlist (below) or the liner notes for volume 1 or volume 2.

Ipickmynose Sounds Like Sunshine Mixtape, vol 1 (zip file, mediafire link)

Ipickmynose Sounds Like Sunshine Mixtape, vol 2 (zip file, mediafire link)

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply add all the songs to your library and then go to File->Library->Import Playlist and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the playlist collier-sunshine1 (or collier-sunshine2) in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

Collier Sounds Like Sunshine, vol 1:

  1. The Lucksmiths T-Shirt Weather
  2. Lucky Soul Whoa Billy
  3. Allo Darlin’ My Heart is a Drummer
  4. The Morning Benders Excuses
  5. Marching Band Feel Good About It
  6. Coconut Records The Summer
  7. Matt Pond PA Summer is Coming
  8. Polyphonic Spree Light & Day (Orchestral Version)
  9. Seabear Arms
  10. The Apples in stereo Go
  11. The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing
  12. Kind of Like Spitting Birds of a Feather
  13. Karl Blau Into the Nada
  14. Paul Simon I Know What I Know
  15. Fool’s Gold Surprise Hotel
  16. S. Pilso & His Super Seven Kuya Hanjwa
  17. The Very Best Kamphopo
  18. Camera Obscura French Navy
  19. Belle & Sebastian Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying
  20. The Supremes When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
  21. Martha & the Vandellas (Love is Like a) Heat Wave
  22. Ben E. King Spanish Harlem
  23. Buddy Holly Everyday

Collier Sounds Like Sunshine, vol 2:

  1. The Beach Boys Good Vibrations
  2. Electric Light Orchestra Mr. Blue Sky
  3. The Tremeloes Here Comes My Baby
  4. The Drifters Under the Boardwalk
  5. The Del Vikings Come Go With Me
  6. The Beach Boys Barbara Ann
  7. Toots & the Maytals Bla Bla Bla
  8. Candie Payne One More Chance
  9. Gnarls Barkley Going On
  10. Kings Go Forth One Day
  11. Mayer Hawthorne Maybe So, Maybe No
  12. Lissie Stranger
  13. Matt & Kim Daylight
  14. Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
  15. Patty Griffin No Bad News
  16. Feist I Feel It All
  17. David Wax Museum Born With a Broken Heart
  18. My Latest Novel The Reputation of Ross Francis
  19. Florence & the Machine Dog Days Are Over
  20. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Home
  21. Noah & the Whale 5 Years Time
  22. Fanfarlo You Are One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us
  23. Oh No! Oh My! Party Punch
  24. Rogue Waves Eyes

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.