>> Wednesday, September 28, 2011
So, on Sunday, I finally got my autographed Slow Club record, and I could not be more excited. I love autographs.
So, I fell in love with this song within the first 20 seconds. It has rocketed up my list of favorite songs/albums of the year. LOVE IT.
"Love Like A River" by Girls
Releasing the first single off their new record today, one of my favorite bands, is back at it in grand style. fun. is fantastic. They stormed onto my scene in 2009, clenching the number 2 spot on my albums of the year list, and later landing at number 11 of by albums of the decade jot. And, with this single release, they have dampened my fear of the band suffering the dreaded sophomore slump.
Now, I do not think this is the real video for the single, just a promo for the song and Fueled By Ramen, but it is fucking disturbing. First, by how happy she gets by peeling the apple, then by how sad and hurt it makes her. Creepy shit.
"We Are Young" by fun. feat Janelle Monáe
So, feeling even more lucid, I am going to jump in headfirst with my new blog series. SNAP JUDGEMENTS. It is where I, or we, if Stevie wants to join in on the fun, simply jump to conclusions. If we hear a song, or see a tv show, experience fashion, (do you experience it, see it, feel it, I don't know), watch a trailer for a flick, or whatever, if we have a judgement to make, we will snap too it.
Today's Snap Judgement is for the WB's new show "The Secret Circle" which I think is going to be my favorite new show of the year. Now, before you roll your eyes, yes, I am a 30 year old man, and yes, I am straight, and yet, I still and wrapped up into this show after only one episode.
It's about a girl who's mother gets killed by an evil manwitch, and she is forced to move to the made up town of Chance Harbor, WA. Where she quickly discovers that her ancestry is steeped in hocus pocus as well. On top of that, five other families in Chance Harbor are also all witchy, and when all six families are reunited, their power is 10 times more powerful. But, there is a catch, the magic is dangerous. The previous coven composed of parents of the 6 main kids, suffered a horrible accident that magically killed one of each of their parents. So the magic has been hidden from them. But the persist anyways, and join together. Thus, the Secret Circle is born.
The show has all the tale-tale signs of success. It's got loads of pretty faces. It's got Kevin Williamson on as the exec. producer. It has a KILLER soundtrack, and is based in Washington.
Now, only the pilot has aired, and it could faulter in the upcoming episodes, but so far, I am very excited and hooked.
So, I apologize for my absence from Listologies. I tweaked my back up good and nasty and have been pretty doped up, and I figured if I tried to blog it out, it would all come out embarrassingly hilarious, so, I opted out. But I figured since I am feeling a bit more lucid, I would start my new blog series that I have been mulling over. It's called Love/Like/Loathe. Basically, its pretty simple. I am going to share, on a semi weekly basis, things I love, like and loathe. It's pretty self explanatory.
Love: I know this is going to come off predictable, but I LOVE the new Slow Club album "Paradise." It has surpassed by expectations by a mile. The band has found it maturity without losing its gleeful edge. Sadly, I do not think this record will win new fans, namely Stevie, but I think it is by far, the best record of the year.
"You, Earth or Ash" by Slow Club
Like: Susan Beth Pfeffer's The Last Survivors trilogy of novels. I have to admit, they are dark as hell and should barely be qualified as Young Adult, but the are well written portrayals of the beginning of the end of the world. From clear stand out of book one, Live As We Knew It, to the darkness and religious undertones and change in perspective of book two, The Dead and the Gone, to the rather forced follow up of book three The World We Live In, these books are not to be missed.
And now for something a little different...
If you read this blog, you should know by now that I have a true affinity for last tracks. I think there is always something hidden in those final bars. Something near and dear to the artists heart. Now, I have no proof of this theory, but, it's nice to think about anyways.
So, here it is, the final cut off of The Boom Booms release Hot Rum!. Another Canadian band that does not suck. Congrats Canada.
"Falling Rain" by The Boom Booms
Excuse my french, but fuck yeah!
I will make it my mission, that within 6 months of today, I will take in a Pickwick show. And it will blow my mind.
"Window Sill" by Pickwick