Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Great lyrical putdowns by Brand New

* He was bored and tired of my laments / He said, "I died for you one time, but never again" (Limousine) - Dude messed up so bad even Jesus is sick of him.
* And even if her plane crashes tonight / she'll find some way to disappoint me (Jude Law and a Semester Abroad) - Straightforward. Women are the devil.
* The God I believe in never worked on a campaign trail (The Archers Bows Have Broken) - I guess Jesse Lacey has no faith in politicians either. What a cynic.
* Something dies when you grow older / But you do the best you can (Good Man) - Dude is fucking depressed as shit.
* I need you like water in my lungs / This is the end (Play Crack the Sky) - Human beings cannot survive with water in their lungs.
* Ask me what it's like to have myself so figured out / I wish I knew (Okay, I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't) - This is too depressing. I quit.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Top 100 Songs: 20 through 1

20. Brand New – Good Man
19. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
18. Jimmy Eat World – Disintegration
17. The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
16. Converge – Thaw
15. The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now
14. Thursday – Autumn Leaves Revisited
13. Dillinger Escape Plan – Sunshine the Werewolf
12. Glassjaw – El Mark
11. Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
10. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
9. Hot Water Music – Bleeder
8. Elliott Smith – Waltz #2 (XO)
7. The Replacements – Bastards of Young
6. Brand New – Jesus
5. The Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane
4. Rolling Stones – Angie
3. Elvis Costello – Alison
2. Tom Waits – Downtown Train
1. The Strokes – Last Nite

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Top 100 Songs: 40 through 21

40. The Cure – Just Like Heaven
39. The Clash – Lost in the Supermarket
38. Blood Brothers – Love Rhymes with Hideous Car Wreck
37. Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
36. Glassjaw – Pretty Lush
35. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along the Watchtower
34. The Hold Steady – Stuck Between Stations
33. Brand New – Play Crack the Sky
32. Thursday – Cross Out the Eyes
31. Tom Waits – Ol’ ‘55
30. This Is Hell – Permanence
29. Taking Back Sunday – Cute without the “E” (Cut from the Team)
28. Thrice – Deadbolt
27. The Replacements – Left of the Dial
26. Cursive – Sierra
25. Arctic Monkeys – 505
24. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
23. Every Time I Die – I’ve Been Gone a Long Time
22. The Strokes – Hard to Explain
21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Top 100 Songs: 60 through 41

60. Blood Brothers – Ambulance vs. Ambulance
59. Chuck Berry – Maybellene
58. The Mars Volta – L’Via L’Viaquez
57. Sunny Day Real Estate – Seven
56. Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby
55. Minus the Bear – Pachuca Sunrise
54. Joe Jackson – One More Time
53. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
52. Bruce Springsteen – The Ties that Bind
51. British Sea Power – Please Stand Up
50. Joy Division – The Eternal
49. Interpol – Obstacle 1
48. Converge – No Heroes
47. Jawbreaker – Kiss the Bottle
46. Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
45. The Strokes – Reptilia
44. The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
43. Outkast – Hey Ya
42. Bloc Party – Banquet
41. Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Things I would create, custom-made for you, for a mere $150 (Please note: This is a real offer. If Max Bemis can do it, so can I)

* A 1000 word short story.
* A sketch of a you.
* A song.
* A short film where I act out a portion of your life.
* A sonnet.
* A sculpture.
* A Lego version of your place of residence.
* A mix tape proclaiming my undying love for you.
* A video of me laughing at you while throwing $150 worth of one dollar bills in the air.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Top 100 Songs: 80 through 61

80. Every Time I Die – The New Black
79. Outkast – Roses
78. A Wilhelm Scream – The King Is Dead
77. The Red Chord – Black Santa
76. The Beach Boys – Caroline, No
75. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town
74. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
73. Thrice – The Artist in the Ambulance
72. The Jam – Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
71. The Libertines – Time for Heroes
70. The Hives – Hate to Say I Told You So
69. The Ataris – In This Diary
68. Foo Fighters – Everlong
67. The Rapture – I Need Your Love
66. Arctic Monkeys – A Certain Romance
65. Poison the Well – Ghostchant
64. Botch – C. Thomas Howell as the “Soul Man”
63. Jimmy Eat World – Pain
62. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
61. Fake Problems – Born & Raised