1st Album I bought = Natalie Imbruglia "Left of the Middle" – (DL the title track)
1st Album I really, properly enjoyed (and my favourite song from it) = see above..and I still do
Song I can remember listening to heavily in my Youth = Dolly Parton - "Here You Come Again" – (DL)
Song that will always makes me dance = Anything from Santogold – (DL Les Artistes)
Song that will always makes me feel better = Led Zeppelin - "Over the Hills and Far Away" – (DL live version)
Song that can make me cry = Neko Case - "At Last" – (DL)
Song to make me think = Straylight Run - "Who Will Save Us Now" – (DL)
Song to help vent off some anger = Glassjaw - " The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports " – (DL)
Song to remind me of school = Nine Days - "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" – (DL)
Song to make me scream and shout = Be Your Own Pet - "Kelly Affair" – (DL)
Song to reminisce to = Goo Goo Dolls - "Black Balloon" – (DL)
Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (JAPATTACK! remix) - (DL)
Announcer: When is the perfect time to come to Freeman Hyundai?
Loggins: This is IT!
Announcer: That's right, this IS it.
And that's just the first 5 seconds. Other than that I would say the sheer number of times per day that it plays on 1310-AM drives me crazy. The song is so damn catchy that I have to sing it completely from start to finish every damn time I hear it. ....the waiting is ooooover. Just about the time I finish singing it we're back to another commercial break. I am not getting anything done this month. What blog is sick of your commercial Brad Thomas at Freeman Hyundai? That's right THIS IS IT!
Kings of Leon's much anticipated ONLY BY THE NIGHT is out today. Go buy it now and make me jealous, as I won't be back in the states until Oct 3rd to pick up my copy. I have heard several tracks from the album that has been posted on various blogs and it appears that those of us who were disappointed by the somewhat weak (by KOL standards of course) Because of the Times, will be much happier with the Kings' latest effort.
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire - (DL)
*Update: Apparently you can get the full track here. Hopefully Jack White isn't too pissed about it.
Two of my favorite musicians are visiting the Granada in Dallas this month; and Neko Case the following week (9/27). DiFranco favors political tomes over peppy acoustic guitar, while Case's gravely voice adds depth to poetic lyrics. Join me at the Granada -I'll be the red-headed girl scream/singing in the front row.
[=w='s note:]DiFranco's new album Red Letter Year comes out 9/30, so I'm sure she'll be mixing in a fair amount of new stuff at the show.
Ani DiFranco - Emancipated Minor -[DL] (from the new album)
Lehtmojoe - Tom Petty
Well theres floodin down in texas....all of the telephone lines are down
And Ive been tryin to call my baby....lord and I cant get a single sound
Well dark clouds are rollin in....man Im standin out in the rain
Yeah flood water keep a rollin....man its about to drive poor me insane
I suggest you bunker down today as well, just for the hell of it, and while you're at it enjoy the Hurricane Ike Mix.
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Sunny Day Real Estate - Rain Song
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand The Rain
Neko Case - Buckets of Rain
E.L.O. - Rain is Falling
Neil Young - Like A Hurricane (live)
Roxy Music -Whirlwind
Anna Vogelzang - Buckets of Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop the Rain?
Fruit Bats - A Bit of Wind
Peter Gabriel - Here Comes the Flood
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Amanda Marshall - Let it Rain
Brenton Brown - Send Your Rain
Death Cab For Cutie - Here Comes The Rain (Eurythmics cover)
Jon Sebastian - I Get Wet (Andrew WK cover)
Pivot - Fool in the Rain
Travis - Why Does it Always Rain on Me
[Download the above tracks here]
Wonton's Party All The Time Mix
Andrew WK - Let's Get A Party Started
Andrew WK - It's Time to Party
Andrew WK - Party Til You Puke
Andrew WK - Fun Night
Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People
Oh Snap! - Party All The Time
Shop Boyz - Party Like A Rockstar (Cousin Cole Remix)
Flight of the Conchords - Rock the Party
Party Andersons - Ardy Party
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
[Download the above tracks here]
...as usual if you like any songs in the mix, please support the artists!
What I been listenin' to:
01-The Kinks - "Animal Farm"
02-Be Your Own Pet - "Wildcat"
03-DJ Kool feat. Biz Markie & Dougie Fresh - "Let Me Clear My Throat"
04-The Turtles - "Elenore"
05-The Jam - "In The City"
06-The Smiths - "These Things Take Time"
07-A Plus D - "Beethoven's Fifth/Golddigger"
08-Steely Dan - "Barrytown"
[Download the entire playlist]
(as usual if you like anything you hear, then GO BUY IT!)
However, a recent article from Paste magazine M.I.A said she has no plans to ever tour or perform again and that she is definitely not recording any new songs. She also indicated she would like to get a career in acting started up.
Many people (I call them "white people") are wondering to themselves how could M.I.A do this!? Her song Paper Planes has been blowing up after it's inclusion in the Pineapple Express trailor (though oddly not included on the soundtrack). I contend that this is precisely the reason she called it quits. Many people simply cannot cope once they are accepted by the white masses (see Rage Against The Machine). Once they get ahold of you, the unique and rebellious nature of your music is lost, the lyrical content flies over their heads. Take for instance these lyrics from Jimmy:
When you go Rwanda Congo
Take me on ya genocide tour
Take me on a truck to Darfur
Take me where you would go
...they just doesn't have the same impact once a room full of teenage girls are shouting it out while grinding pelvises with some dude who is wondering why the M.I.A would be singing about that stupid movie about that gorilla that knew sign-language.
I would say that a good rule of thumb is that if you ever end up on this blog, then it probably IS time to call it quits, no matter what your profession is (Sorry Conan).
But I wouldn't worry too much, because we all know how long these early "retirements" usually
last (see Jay-Z, Brett Favre, Michael Jordan, etc.)
M.I.A - Jimmy (DL)
(or buy the whole album here, it's spectacular and you certainly won't regret it)
I typically do not wast my time on these viral-type surveys that seem bombard your email or other social-networking applications, but in this case I have made an exception. Being somewhat new to the blogging scene I felt that this one would help you get to know the contributors to Subservient Experiment a little better -also it was a little fun and nostalgic trying to think back to some of the first albums I listened to to answer some of these. Hope you enjoy.
1st Single I bought: Kris Kross - Jump (DL a remix)
1st Album I bought: AND Weezer's blue album at the same time (DL Lithium by Nirvana) or (DL Say It Ain't So by Weezer)
1st Album I really, properly enjoyed (and my favourite song from it): Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - (DL Time which was my favourite track)
Song I can remember listening to heavily in my Youth: Green Day - Basketcase - (DL)
Song that will always make me dance: ABBA - Mamma Mia - (DL) OR (See evidence of me dancing to it below)
Song that will always makes me feel better: E.L.O. - Mr. Blue Sky - (DL)
Song that can make me cry: - (Naturally) - (DL)
Song to make me think: - Moon Shadow - (DL)
Song to help vent off some anger: Soundgarden - Ty Cobb - (DL)
Song to remind me of school: Modest Mouse - Never Ending Math Equation - (DL)
Song to make me scream and shout: Toadies - - (DL)
Song to reminisce to: The Beatles -
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The Rumble Strips - Time (DL)
MSTRKRFT - Street Justice (MSTRKRFT remix) - (DL it here)
And then buy the full album here (what a novel idea!)
of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping is now available for pre-order (here). Pre-orders ship September 29 and the album will be in stores October 7.
All pre-orders include a free 3-song digital download code featuring of Montreal rarities as well as two 3"x3" David Barnes and Gemini Tactics stickers and a 4"x4" sticker by David Barnes. (on a side note, if you have never checked out the artwork of David Barnes then I would also highly recommend it).
The album exists in seven different packaging formats: CD, LP, T-shirt, tote bag, button set, paper lantern, and wall decal set. Each item in the Skeletal Lamping Collection includes both the digital album and its unique packaging of the album art.
For example the CD packaging turns into a completely unique 32-panel fold-out/pop-up art piece by David Barnes and Gemini Tactics. The 2xLP comes with a giant 3 foot by 4 foot poster designed by David Barnes. There is a Paper Lantern designed by Gemini Tactics that includes the album download and many more items in the collection.
...and don't forget to catch them this fall on tour!
October 7 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre AA
October 8 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel AA ^
October 9 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club AA ^
October 10 - New York, NY - Roseland AA ^
October 24 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant AA *
October 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue AA *
October 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater AA *
October 27 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera AA *
October 28 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre AA $
October 29 - Montréal, QC - Metropolis AA $
October 30 - Boston, MA - Orpheum AA $
October 31 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory AA $
November 1 - Richmond, VA - The National AA $
November 8 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle AA #
November 11 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin Wolf 18+ #
November 12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live AA #
November 13 - Austin, TX - Radio Room AA #
November 14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues AA #
November 15 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall AA
November 16 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theatre 16+ #
November 17 - Murray, UT - Murray Super Theater AA #
November 19 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo AA **
November 20 - Portland, OR - Roseland AA **
November 21 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center Grand Ballroom AA **
November 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium AA **
Even though Laura Marling has a vagina and plays guitar, her debut, Alas I Cannot Swim, is anything but chick lit for the music crowd. Unlike other female vocalist, Marling remains firmly planted on the ground. She doesn't speak of love or hope, only loss. Lyrically, a melancholy theme of mental illness, death and loneliness prevails ("Oh I jumped into your grave and died,/And on my word you'll give up your whole life for me "), while a gorgeous string section and acoustic guitar solos highlight Marling's smoky vocals. The folk-tinged "You're No God," provides the illusion of a pop-esque reprieve minus the saccharine headache. Regina Spektor fans will relate to "Night Terror" with its dominant vocal stylings over a slow build and climax of instruments. At the ripe age of 18, Marling has already set such a high standard that it will be interesting to see where her career will go from here.
Laura Marling - You're No God (DL)
Laura Marling - Night Terror (DL)
*Bonus Note: Laura was once refused access to one of her own performances, for being underage, so instead she chose to perform on the street.
1. Sgt. Sass - Faggot Snappin' (JAPATTACK! Body Remix) -[DL]
2. Sgt. Sass - I'll Take Your Man (JAPATTACK! Runs This Remix) -[DL]
3. Sgt. Sass - Raw Beat - (JAPATTACK! Dusted Remix) -[DL]
4. Sgt. Sass - Raw Beat - (JAPATTACK! Explosive Remix) -[DL]
T.I. - Whatever You Like (DL)
*Bonus Note: this disc is purportedly the first one since his debut in which T.I. put pen to paper and wrote his lyrics down.
*Double Bonus Note: GnR is apparently not in support of the punishment that the Chinese Democracy-leaking blogger has received thus far, and are more interested in seeking punishment for the original leaker. (if you even care).