Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not going to get too sentimental: 8 things Elvis Costello hates

* Fascists
* Whoreish women
* Men who like whoreish women
* Margaret Thatcher
* Corporate music media
* Imperialism
* Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett
* His ninth album, Goodbye Cruel World

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Of all the gin joints: If Casablanca were to be remade, this is my cast

* Joaquin Phoenix as Rick Blaine
* Natalie Portman as Ilsa Blund
* Daniel Day-Lewis as Victor Lazslo
* Don Cheadle as Sam
* Philip Seymour-Hoffman as Captain Louis Renault
* Bruno Ganz as Major Heinrich Strasser
* John Goodman as Signor Ferrari
* Steve Buscemi as Signor Ugarte

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Movies I have to see eventually

* Chinatown
* Deliverance
* The Fugitive
* The French Connection
* Dog Day Afternoon
* Rain Man
* Straw Dogs
* Easy Rider
* Heat

Friday, January 15, 2010

Things that are the worst

* Asians in airports
* Being alternately too hot and too cold when sick
* Gingers
* Having your bangs constantly in your eyes
* The New York Jets passing game
* Unorganized iTunes
* Slow walkers
* The influence of Animal Collective on indie music
* Waiting for people who are late

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Most anticipated albums of 2010

* Interpol
* Vampire Weekend - Contra
* The Strokes
* The Get Up Kids
* Crime in Stereo - I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone
* The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
* Glassjaw
* The Hold Steady
* The Gaslight Anthem
* A Wilhelm Scream
* These New Puritans - Hidden
* The National

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm not making a "Top X best films of the decade" list, but if I did, these would probably be on it

* No Country for Old Men
* The Royal Tenenbaums
* Almost Famous
* There Will be Blood
* The Departed
* A History of Violence
* Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
* The Dark Knight
* Up
* Pan's Labyrinth
* Memento
* Zodiac
* Mulholland Drive

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Top 20 albums of the decade

20. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
19. Cursive – Domestica
18. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
17. A Wilhelm Scream – Career Suicide
16. The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
15. The Libertines – Up the Bracket
14. Thursday – War All the Time
13. Circle Takes the Square – As the Roots Undo
12. Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
11. Fake Problems – It’s Great to Be Alive
10. The National – Boxer
9. Glassjaw – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Silence
8. Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends
7. Every Time I Die – Hot Damn!
6. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
5. Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
4. The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
3. Converge – Jane Doe
2. Brand New – The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me
1. The Strokes – Is This It

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top 5 albums I didn't listen to enough in 2009

5. Girls - Album
4. Mariachi el Bronx - Mariachi el Bronx
3. Thrice - Beggars
2. Coalesce - OX
1. Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans