spandrels: (wtf tiger hat)


I've been in a good mood lately. *makes a silly face*

And, accordingly, the music I've been listening to has been of the solo Headphones Dance Party variety.
It may annoy the shit out of you, but I thought I'd share some of it anyway - LJ has been more barren than the dunes of Tatooine lately.

_watchtower_'s Friday Party Happy Funn Tiem Mix

1. Kiiiiiii - Brown Girl in the Ring *Bounces in her chair* Wait...what the hell is this song about?...?...? *shrugs* *continues bouncing*

2. Kiiiiiii - 4littlejoy

3. Hot Chip - One Pure Thought

4. Sakanaction - Sample

5. RAC ft. Karl Kling - Take On Me
In case the original didn't have enough bleepy-bloop for you, this cover is just...win.

6. Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone

7. Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Put on yer Converse, shut up, and rock out. ;)

8. Yelle - A Cause Des Garçons Tepr Remix Tecktonik

9. Santogold - Unstoppable


How's this for a slice of fried gold...

I can't really express in words how important this was to me as a kid...and it's still, hands down, my favorite 80s song/video.



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spandrels: (Heroes: sluuurpeee)
I’ve mentioned the artist Casey Daniel to a few people recently, and always in the context of how much she reminds me of Regina Spektor. Like, a lot. Like so much it makes me uncomfortable...
I feel a bit like my 8th grade teacher going over the requirements for a paper, “Cite your sources, blah, blah, this cardigan looks terrible on me doesn’t it, blah…and no plagiarizing!”

I can’t say whether or not she has consciously adopted Regina’s sounds, or whether she came to it on her own. Art is funny that way and I believe it’s possible for two similar aesthetics to pop up simultaneously but independently. They both performed around the same time, though, and Spektor was at it a little earlier. I think it’s most noticeable when she was singing on her own, as opposed to with White Hinterland, which is her current project.

I don’t know why this bothers me so much, but it does. I’m not on a witch hunt here, I just promised I’d share the track I'd been talking about, so here it is:

Casey Daniel – Better in Manhattan
spandrels: (57 channels)


I love Weeds.

In fact, these days, I just love TV in general.

But I've been humming "Little Boxes," the theme song to Weeds, all week and thought I might as well share my favorite versions:

Malvina Reynolds
Regina Spektor
Elvis Costello
spandrels: (xmas!)
I love you all. I really, really do.

But you need to hear this.

It is perhaps the worst rendition of a Christmas carol, ever. Everevereverever.

I do not know from whence it came, the theories are many.

But I do know that whether it is an honest murder, or prankish butchery, it made my day and hopefully will add a little je ne sais quoi to yours.

I propose a treatment in which regular doses of this rendition would be administered as immunization against shittymallmusic-itis which strikes down so many of our youngest and brightest each X-mas season...

Also, as per the pluralistic assuagism of our time, I will begin circulating a petition to have this man, whom I refer to as His Majesty, the Ear Assassin, slaughter: Maoz Tzur (Rock of Ages) and Back to the Island

Peace, love, and eggnog :)

//_watchtower_ out
spandrels: (the fountain: tree of life)
Sitting at home, watching the flakes fall past the window. For some reason the score of The Fountain seems like the perfect snowy day music.

If you can, find a spot outside that's still and quiet. Then take out your headphones and press play.

Good stuff.

My frosty favorites:

The Last Man
Xibalba
First Snow
Together We Will Live Forever
Death is the Road to Awe
spandrels: (watari tetsuya)
Hmmm.

I feel like I’ve been on a long, long trip. Like I’ve stepped out at a rest stop after hours and hours on the road…But really, it’s just that I haven’t slept very well over the past week or so and I'm feeling kind of sick-y. So what else is new?

Most important lesson this week: Type four phasers hurt. A lot.
Triple M and I played another challenging round of Starfleet Battles on Monday night. As much as I adore the game, I don’t think I’ve quite got a grip on it yet…heh. It was quite the blaze of glory I went down in…but compared to the epic shenanigans of the week prior, this was but a blur of photons and speed.

*sigh*

Is there anything in the world better than being a geek? I don’t think so.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] messiahdivine and [livejournal.com profile] cloquewerk for ANOTHER great night of booze, baklava and Baker.

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The Death Cab for Cutie / Franz
Ferdinand
concert, for those interested, was quite awesome! I pulled my best mod* and arrived in time to grab a beer and a decent spot on the floor. While they are unarguably very EMOtive, the boys of Deathcab can fairly rock out. CEPSUM has…<tries to be diplomatic>poor sound quality so much of the nuance (where they’re strongest) just wasn’t there, but the energy was great. Not surprisingly, FranzF was the best thing about the night. They’re amusing to watch and fun to bounce up and down to. *smiles* I thoroughly enjoyed myself. They played most of Big Hits right off the bat, which I thought was an interesting, if dangerous move. But I underestimated the fans, as nearly every
non-single
song that followed got the same frenetic reception.
The crowd was a bit dull in character, but then I’m used to seeing a different set of people, I guess…

A pleasant development is the fact that my desire to be in a band has been seriously rekindled. I was waiting for the day when I got my guitar skills up to snuff (as NOBODY but a chosen few will ever hear me sing and drumming is…*breaks out in hysterical laughter* …not my thing) and therefore did not expect to be in one for a loooooooong time. But it dawns on me now: why not play keyboard? I certainly feel confident in that area, but for some reason never really entertained the possibility…It’s certainly not just for grade 5 recitals and cheese!

I’m dying for the chance to collaborate with other like-minded people so we’ll see where this new development leads…classifieds beware!

*This is a good site for classic mod/punk clips (click on “sound”)

//tetsuya out

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