Archive for June, 2009

Awesome Music Video Postings of 2009: #19

June 24, 2009

This is arguably my favorite song in Tony Marshall’s already-large discography, the achingly brilliant “Eye Of The Storm”, which is track #13 off of Trash Happy. Filmed at the CD release party for that album, which was held at Barley Island in Noblesville, Indiana on May 19th, 2006.

If you want to check out more songs from this set – or the entire thing – head over to the TRASH HAPPY page.

6.18.2009: Song of the Day

June 18, 2009

A World Of Hurt
written by Patterson Hood
performed by Drive-by Truckers

Once upon a time, my advice to you would have been go out and find yourself a whore
But I guess I’ve grown up, because I don’t give that kind of advice anymore

Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

I was 27 when I figured out that blowing my brains out wasn’t the answer
So I decided, maybe I should find a way to make this world work out for me
And my good friend Paul was 83 when he told me; that “To love is to feel pain”
And I thought about that then and I’ve thought about that again and again

Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

“To love is to feel pain” there ain’t no way around it
The very nature of love is to grieve when it is over
The secret to a happy ending is knowing when to roll the credits
Better role them now before something else goes wrong
No, it’s a wonderful world, if you can put aside the sadness
And hang on to every ounce of beauty upon you
Better take the time to know it there ain’t no way around it
If you feel anything at all

Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

So if what you have is working for you, or you think that it can stand a reasonable chance, and whatever’s broken seems fixable and nothing’s beyond repair
If you still think about each other and smile before you remember how screwed up it’s gotten or maybe dream of a time less rotten
Remember, it ain’t too late to take a deep breath and throw yourself into it with everything you got

It’s great to be alive

Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt / Gonna be a world of hurt

Come September, it’s “Time To Die”

June 17, 2009

I looked across the news board at Pitchfork earlier this afternoon to find that one of my favorite bands of the last 3 years, the San-Fransiscan duo that has since turned into a trio (adding Keaton Snyder) – Dodos – are ready to unveil their third full-length in about three months. Their first album since the breakout Visiter, (my second favorite record of 2008) is titled Time To Die and will be out on Frenchkiss Records on September 15th.

My day has been made. Here is the tracklist:

01.Small Deaths
02.Longform
03.Fables
04.The Strums
05.This Is A Business
06.Two Medicines
07.Troll Nacht
08.Acorn Factory
09.Time To Die

Awesome Music Video Postings of 2009: #18

June 10, 2009

Blair Young directs this Camera Obscura music video for “French Navy” with a fitting approach to the outstanding Glasgow group’s style. It’s a super contender for both one of the top albums and singles of the year.

06.09.2009: Song of the Day

June 9, 2009

“My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille”
written by Zack Condon, performed by Beirut

And we believed her then
And we believed her then

Now, outside, you see the waves in her eyes
And, I, I won’t mind what you decide to swear by

Now, outside, you see the waves in her eyes
And, I, I won’t mind what you decide to swear by

And now, outside, you see her eyes meet the sky
And, I, I don’t mind what you decide to swear by

And now, outside, you see her eyes meet the sky
And, I, I won’t lie I kept you here tonight

And I believed her then
And I believed her then