Friday, May 30, 2008

Songs that will terrify adults.

* Converge - Fault and Fracture
* Psyopus - Play Some Skynyrd
* Coalesce - What Happens on the Road Always Comes Home
* Blood Brothers - Trash Flavored Trash
* The Red Chord - Nihilist
* Animosity - Commoditism
* Pig Destroyer - Soft Assassin
* The Locust - Hot Tubs Full of Brand New Fuel
* Daughters - Damn Those Blood Suckers and Their Good Qualities
* Head Wound City - Prick Class
* Genghis Tron - Chapels
* Dillinger Escape Plan - Destro's Secret

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Album titles I love

* Wincing the Night Away (the Shins)
* Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs to (Spacemen 3)
* Stankonia (Outkast)
* Let It Bleed (Rolling Stones)
* We're Only in It for the Money (Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention)
* Career Suicide (A Wilhelm Scream)
* Jesus of Cool (Nick Lowe)
* We're Down 'til We're Underground (Give Up the Ghost)

And two that were (wrongly) changed:
* Call a Priest (Planes Mistaken for Stars)
* You Want the Best, You Got the Blessed (Blessed by a Broken Heart)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Things more awesome than the new Hold Steady leaking.

* A raise of a dollar or greater.
* The new Glassjaw leaking.
* The new Glassjaw actually having a release date.
* An imaginary world where alcoholic beverages weren't so expensive in Canada.
* The first time I saw Apocalypse Now and No Country for Old Men.
* Finding out you raped all your finals and classes this semester.
* Those sublime moments when you hear a song, be it "Angie," "Sweet Jane," "Downtown Train," or whatever, and it's so beautiful that it makes you want to cry.
* Realizing the new Hold Steady is better than you expected.
* Not a whole fucking lot, that's for sure.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

10 fantastic new wave songs

* The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
* Joe Jackson - One More Time
* Soft Cell - Tainted Love
* The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
* Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Pump It Up
* The Jam - Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
* Blondie - Heart of Glass
* New Order - Blue Monday
* A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
* Billy Idol - Dancing with Myself

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cover songs I would love to hear, with original artist in brackets.

* Interpol - She's Not There (The Zombies)
* The Hold Steady - Jungleland (Bruce Springsteen)
* Glassjaw - Under My Thumb (The Rolling Stones)
* The Strokes - You Can't Hurry Love (Diana Ross and the Supremes)
* The Gaslight Anthem - Growin' Up (Bruce Springsteen)
* The Bronx - White Wedding (Billy Idol)
* The Mars Volta - Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
* The Good Life - Coney Island Baby (Lou Reed)
* A Wilhelm Scream - The Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
* Set Your Goals - TV Party (Black Flag)
* Converge - Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones)
* Fake Problems - Alison (Elvis Costello)
* Every Time I Die - Wouldn't It Be Nice? (The Beach Boys)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Movies that should be made.

* More Country for Old Men - Tommy Lee Jones muses for two hours about being old while chasing Anton Chigurh through West Texas. The big surprise comes five minutes in, when the movie is revealed to be a musical, though having the director of Dreamgirls on board should have been a tip off. Chirgurh and the Sheriff dance and sing their problems out. The original definitely needed more West Side Story.
* Moon Knight - I love Batman, but this movie could be so much better than any other superhero movie ever. He kills people! Cuts their faces off! Blows up cars! AHHHHH!
* A documentary about David Tumbach - If you know him, you'll understand. If you don't, let's just say it would be like watching Einstein explain relativity while driving a car off a cliff. Crazy or brilliant? Oscar gold, I say.
* The Godfather, pt. IV - While Coppola is still alive, it needs to be done. A young Don Vito Corleone consolidates power (post Godfather, pt. II) and we get to see where the family goes post-part III in the 1980s.
* A good adaptation of the Great Gatsby - Please. Just please. Don't fuck it up.
* A biopic of F. Scott Fitzgerald - As above, please let it be good.
* Miracle (aka the Best Game Ever) - About the 2006-2007 Boise State Broncos and THAT game. Did you see that game?
* The Greatest Action Move Ever - Modern computer effects combine John McClane, Dirty Harry, Indiana Jones and James Bond into one movie, fighting the diabolical duo of Darth Vader and the shark from Jaws. Cameos abound.
* Another Martin Scorcese gangster movie.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The advantages and disadvantages of finals week.

* The first two study days are basically free time.
* The last two, however, not so much.
* It's quiet in the dorm because everyone is studying.
* The quiet emphasizes how tense everyone is.
* You don't have to wake up early.
* Unless you have an 8 AM exam.
* The large amount of free time allows you to get solid blocks of studying in.
* It also allows you to distract yourself from studying.
* The year is over in a week, and summer begins.
* There are five finals to make it through first.