Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

A Revival, or, How I Learned To Stop Delaying Between Posts and Love the Bomb

December 29, 2009

It’s that time again.

Of course I must be talking about that time when the recollection of the year’s cinema and music help me come out of supposed hiding to finally reveal a boat-load of thoughts condensed into massive lists and nominations for my annual Fergy Film Awards. Apparently it must also be time for my trademark, incoherent run-on sentences as well. Oh well, at least I’m posting again, albeit warts-and-all.

I’m getting just as amped up for the individual postings of my regular 100 favorite songs and 50 favorite albums of the year, not to mention the 30 films of the year and whatnot…but what makes this go-’round extra-special is the fact that this is not only time for year-end lists, but also decade-end ones. So it goes without saying that there promises to be a ton of activity at Ferguson Reviews over the course of the next two solid months at least. The decade lists have been unbelievably thorough and a joy to construct, which I’ve been doing off and for the last four months combined, and am still attempting to glue together. It’s imperative to not that this will be the first comprehensive decade list that I have had the chance to make to this point in my life, seeing as the entire decade, from the beginning of 2000 until these last final days of 2009, I have been deeply into the movie theater – inside and out. 1999 was the first year that I found myself a true movie-lover, so I dove head first into the new decade and millennium with a never-ending mission in mind, and I think I’ve made good as best as I could on that. It’s hard to believe that ten full years have went by as quickly as they did, with each year passing by far more rapidly than the one that preceeded it. I’m in the midst of completing a massive set of lists and Fergy Film nominations and awards, chief of which being MY 100 FAVORITE AMERICAN FILMS OF THE DECADE. 

Coming immediately will be the 50 albums and 100 songs lists, and then as January moves along and I continue to see the essential films that are needed to make a conclusive cinema list for 2009, there will be the 12th annual Fergy Film Awards. Special thanks must go to Noah East for suggesting that I also do a special Fergy Film Awards for the entire decade. Expect that to arrive before the annual awards themselves, for I have almost entirely compiled those choices. It’s the most exciting time of year for me, which in turn makes this blog finally active. I’m ridiculous.

Stay tuned.

Awesome Music Video Postings of 2009: #23

November 14, 2009

The first music video from Ola Podrida’s excellent new record, Belly of the Lion.

THIS OLD WORLD

Awesome Music Video Postings of 2009: #22

September 17, 2009

Awesome Music Video Postings of 2009: #21

August 4, 2009

Tony Marshall recently performed at an open mic at the Old Town Ale House. He uploaded this video yesterday, which features two stellar performances of “Nothing Is The Center Of Everything” and “Slight Reprise”, both from the album Centralia.

7.25.2009: Song of the Day

July 25, 2009

“Back Of A Bible”
written and performed by Patterson Hood
from Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)

I wrote you a love song on the back of a Bible
On the back of a Bible, A love song for you
I ain’t no authority about what it says in it
Can’t even begin it
But that page in the back is blank and waiting for you

Heard me a sad song on the way to a wedding
On the way to a wedding on my car radio
I can’t remember the words to the verses
But I remember the chorus
I don’t remember who was marrying who
But I’ll always know this love song to you

I hate this motel room they all smell the same
The view of the parking lot etched in my brain
Stuck in this town and you’re so far away
I ain’t got no paper, just got this pen
Rip out the back page and write you a hymn
Singing it to you again and again and again