The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Friday, August 19, 2005

It's Friday, and still no cat

Instead, on to the music. Of course, I really ought to get some more music on my computer so I don't include the same songs all the time.

1) The Sames - Heartpine: I really like this little North Carolina indie band and they make some excellent music, I'll give 'em 8/10
2) NOFX - Don't Call Me White: It's from Punk in Drublic and it's California power-punk in all it's glory. 7.5/10
3) Bright Eyes - I Woke Up with this Song in My Head This Morning: The latest poster child of indie music. It's alright and the premise is kind of funny 6/10
4) Built to Spill - Linus' Song: This song goes to 11! Nostalgia + excellent rock = good. If you don't like Built to Spill, you're just wrong. It's live (bootleg, I believe) and the sound wobbles a bit so it goes back to a mere 10/10
5) The Neins Circa - Flo: One of my "pet" bands that I trot out whenever I need to cite a band no one else has ever heard. This song has a great narrative track and nice melody 7/10
6) In the Country - How to Get Acquainted: Norwegian piano trio playing interesting stuff. This song is rather minimalist with some interesting build-ups and tones. It always takes me a minute or two to switch out of rock mode (see previous six songs) but then I like it 7/10
7) The Postal Service - Clark Gable: I know, I know. But I love this song so dearly. It has the line "I kissed her in a style Clark Gable would admire (I thought it classic)" and the lyrics to this song (which I so rarely even pay attention to) are just so perfect. So... 8/10
8) The Polyphonic Spree - Middle of the Day: Not the strongest effort on their first CD. Kind of drags and the horns take a little while to find the proper tone. I'll say 3/10 because I haven't ragged on anything yet
9) The Amazing Pilots - I've Got Wings Irene: This is one of those songs I'm not even sure why I downloaded it. It Looks like they open for Pedro the Lion and that's sort of what it feels like. Rather sedated rock. Not my thing and just not really impressed 2/10
10 ) Agentss - Agentss: Brazilian new wave precursors. I knew that download would come in handy. A weird intro and then some very keyboard-effect song that makes you understand why they are described like that. 7/10 so I end on a high note

6.5/10 --> I did good this week. At least I think so.

Tonight, some Kill Rock Stars bands and tomorrow SF local bands to start figuring out that "scene."


At 8/19/2005 1:22 PM, Anonymous dontEATnachos said...

Don't Call Me White is an excellent track. Although I tend to prefer Linoleum or The Brews ... Still, good to see NoFX getting some love!

At 8/19/2005 2:24 PM, Blogger Pinko Punko said...

I heard a cheezy SF band open for the Walkmen- they are doing the 80s thing- "Every Move a Picture"- when the singer wasn't singing it was definitely danceable and the one song that they jammed to finish with had a nice krautrock/80s groove it was quite good.

At least your computer isn't filled with absolute crap. FRT at my place is like Russian Roulette with 5 bullets in the chamber.

At 8/20/2005 9:26 PM, Anonymous Capt. Trollypants said...

Wow. This blog is awesome. It's like kermit the frog took a guacamole crap. Or maybe it was strained peas.

At 8/20/2005 10:10 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

Trolly - Figures you would like that idea

Nachos - it's random. I didn't choose which one I got.

Alright, time to go experience the outside world...

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