Sunday, December 30, 2012

Assorted superlatives, 2012


  • Best new artist: Royal Headache
  • Biggest disappointment: Trash Talk - 119
  • Biggest surprise: Circle Takes the Square releasing their much-anticipated new album a few days ago
  • Best album from 2011 that I didn't hear until 2012: Ghost Thrower - 10 Songs
  • Genre I got super into this year: RnB
  • Is that Miguel song good?: Yes
  • Best EP: I didn't listen to any EPs that came out this year
  • Album I'm most likely to regret not listening to this year: I dunno, Krallice?
  • Best live show I "saw" this year: Refused at Coachella (via Youtube)
  • Best album cover: 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 15 albums of 2012


15. Crystal Castles – III
14. Xerxes – Our Home Is A Deathbed
13. Code Orange Kids – Love Is Love // Return to Dust
12. Title Fight – Floral Green
11. Xibalba – Hasta La Muerte
10. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
9. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
8. How To Dress Well – Total Loss
7. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
6. Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
5. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
4. Royal Headache – Royal Headache
3. The xx – Coexist
2. Twin Shadow – Confess
1. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

Monday, December 24, 2012

Top 20 Songs of 2012


20. Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy
19. Crystal Castles – Plague
18. The Killers – Runaways
17. Title Fight – Numb but I Still Feel It
16. Lana Del Rey – Ride
15. The Men – Open Your Heart
14. Ceremony – Video
13. Xibalba – Sentenced
12. How to Dress Well – Ocean Floor for Everything
11. Every Time I Die – Indian Giver
10. The Gaslight Anthem – 45
9. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
8. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
7. Japandroids – Continuous Thunder
6. Nick Hook with Color Film – It’s a Sin
5. Royal Headache – Honey Joy
4. The xx – Reunion
3. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
2. Frank Ocean – Pyramids
1. Twin Shadow – Be Mine Tonight

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Potential bits I've written for Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up routine

  • What's the deal with lines in grocery stores?
  • What's the deal with traffic jams?
  • What's the deal with airplanes?
  • What's the deal with Mondays?
  • What's the deal with ads on public transit?
  • What's the deal with cash-only restaurants?
  • What's the deal with shopping for clothes?
  • What's the deal with hospital food?

Friday, December 14, 2012

Selected mysteries of life, as queried in the 2004 Jadakiss hit "Why"

  • Why is Jadakiss as hard as it gets?
  • Why is the industry designed to keep the artist in debt?
  • Why is rattin' at an all time high?
  • Why Aaliyah have to take that flight?
  • Why they come up with the witness protection?
  • Why they let the Terminator win the election?
  • Why they didn't make the CL6 with a clutch?
  • Why ain't you a thug by choice?
  • Why the whole world love my voice?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Evolution of my musical taste

Nu-metal => Nirvana => Emo => Post-hardcore => Metalcore => Deathcore => Indie => Springsteen => Hardcore => Dire Straits

Monday, December 3, 2012

Here are some football players who I think are just the greatest (and my idiotic nicknames for them)

  • Big Al Morris
  • Tony Gonzo
  • Randall "Salad of the type" Cobb
  • Steven "Brokeback" Jackson
  • Dezi Arnaz
  • Wesi Arnaz
  • Gronk