Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Five desert island musicians/bands (not albums)

  • Rolling Stones
  • Tom Waits
  • Elvis Costello
  • Glassjaw
  • Radiohead

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Songs where the narrator is (or will soon be) in prison

  • The Killers - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine ("There ain't no motive for this crime / Jenny was a friend of mine")
  • Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law (duh)
  • Boz Scaggs - Georgia ("Georgia, we will be together dear / If they ever let me out of here")
  • The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis ("Yeah, sure I'll tell my story again")
  • John Prine - Christmas in Prison (duh)
  • Black Flag - Police Story ("I tell them to go get fucked / They put me away")
  • The Clash - Jail Guitar Doors (the Clash have a lot of songs that qualify)
  • Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 ("Prison for 98 and a year / We'll call it even Johnny 99")
  • Most Tom Waits songs/characters

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Top ten most absurd things ever

10. Rob Lowe's apparent inside knowledge of prominent quarterback career plans
9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage
8. The emergence of vacuum cleaners as a status symbol
7. Domino's two medium 2-topping pizzas for $5.99 each deal (what a bargain!)
6. The perplexing Arctic Monkeys - P. Diddy connection
5. Pope Benedict IX was pope three times, sold the papacy once, and first became pope sometime before turning 20
4. The existence of platypuses (platypi?)
3. Apartheid only ended in 1994. How is that even possible?
2. The unimaginable vastness of the universe and the contrasting smallness of what comprises it
1. This music video

Monday, January 16, 2012

Post deleted due to employability related concerns

Know that it was to do with Kanye West and I thought it was one of the funnier ones I'd done in a while.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My reactions to the At the Drive-In and Refused reunions

* WHAT?!
* No way, no way, no way
* This has been rumored for years, how can it finally be happening?
* And on the same day?
* BOTH playing Coachella?! Come on!
* I thought everyone in each band hated each other, could this be only for the money?
* Hold on, who cares?! These are the most influential post-hardcore bands since Fugazi, who have been broken up for 11+ years!
* At the Drive-In!
* Refused!
* Fuck!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Most anticipated albums of 2012

  • Every Time I Die - Ex-Lives
  • Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Fake Problems
  • Ceremony - Zoo
  • letlive.
  • Circle Takes the Square
  • Glassjaw
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Gallows
  • The xx
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Against Me!
  • Japandroids
  • The National