Where is Richard Dean Anderson these days? I know he’s on the con-circuit from time to time for his work with the Stargate franchise, but what else does he have going on? Seriously, let’s revamp this show. I loved it as a kid, and would be willing to rename my second son after Anderson if this became a reality.
Today’s pick a single from the sophomore album from Perfume Genius, a Seattle-based soloist project from the mind of Mike Hadreas. I would’ve chosen a track from their latest album, Too Bright, released this month, but I’m still “unpacking it”, so to speak. Instead, here’s my favorite track from Put Your Back N 2 It. Enjoy!
“Take Me Home” by Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It
I assume 2 years of Sloth-doctor residency can be tiring.
Throwback pick folks!!! WOOOOO!!!
“Youth” by Matisyahu
quick pick tonight folks. I am slammed to hell and back with my real job, commissions and parenting in general. I love each and every one of you. Today’s pick is a project by Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne. He spent the better part of two years converting an abandoned ferry terminal into one massive musical instrument. Really interesting, and as you may know, David Byrne is one of my heroes, and I would gladly, without question, follow him into oncoming traffic.
David Byrne turns a building into an instrument
Today’s pick is from one of my favorite musical comedy duos, Flight of the Conchords.
It’s Business Time by Flight of the Conchords
album Flight of the Conchords
quick pick…who doesn’t love John Darnielle?
Comment below and we’ll talk about it.
Color In Your Cheeks by Mountain Goats
NPR All Songs Considered Performance
I love the Smiths. I always will, and the kingdom setup by their frontman, Morrissey, will live on forever in my record collection. I even bought a Smiths lullaby album for my son. Morrissey’s solo work was nothing short of spectacular at times. It was no Smiths, but there were some amazing gems, the most successful of which is today’s pick. It was even parodied by Bill Nye on his episode about momentum. Today’s pick should be enjoyed with the knowledge that the Smiths were an amazing band, and Morrissey, though an amazing musician, is kind of jerk in real life.
The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Morrissey
album Vauxhall And I
In keeping with somewhat of a tradition for Waits to close out albums with a somber ballad, he pulls out all the stops for this conclusion to his 1999 release, Mule Variations. It’s a mid-tempo piece with a gospel feel that tells of desperation and acceptance of fate. Waits’ maudlin execution on this track is immensely relatable, and this track is easily one of my favorite picks on the album.
Todays listen should be enjoyed by selling a quart of blood to buy a half a pint of scotch.
Come On Up To The House by Tom Waits
album Mule Variations
Slow down in the morning. Take a minute to prepare yourself.
Quick electronic pick for your weekend.
Hard by Sophie
album Numbers 12″
Today’s pick is a refreshing pick me up to a drab week. Released last Tuesday, the third album from indie-rock band, Cymbals Eat Guitars (Lou Reed reference) is very entertaining. Their sound is energetic and technical, but still with a sense of reservation, much like less neurotic Fall of Troy. Their lyrics are interesting and thoughtful and complement their sound extremely well. Today’s recommended track should be on in the background while you drink terrible beer, and then subsequently drive downtown to buy much nicer beer…no ciders >:(
Warning by Cymbals Eat Guitars
I don’t know why i’ve been on a body-checking kick this week. Quick pick today folks. Find this album in stores this coming Tuesday (8/5).
I Found A New Way by Twin Peaks
album Wild Onion