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The Cure – 2 Late
Mar 31st, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – The Cure – 2 Late.

I have many many favorite Cure songs.  But this one is in the top 10 for sure – and it’s a B-side on the Love Song single.  Those were some magical times when Disintegration came out.

Pearl Jam – Daughter
Mar 30th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Pearl Jam – Daughter (lyrics).

Why did I use to like this song so much?  I don’t know, but I really did.  I can honestly say this is the only PJ song I ever really loved.

Beck – Corvette Bummer
Mar 29th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Beck – Corvette Bummer.

I bought the “Loser” EP when I lived in San Francisco and all of the B-sides are great.  These songs all remind me of the crappy Sauder furniture I had in my room and the beer cans and four-track recordings I was working on at the time.

Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
Mar 28th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Cornershop – Brimful of Asha – Official Music Video (Original).

This song came out when I was living in San Francisco and I liked it a lot.  Then I went through a period of being really annoyed by it, especially after the Fatboy Slim version of the song came out, and now I’m back to liking the original version again.

I put up some new images on the Halo, G Faithful (including a live band photo), and Mulligan Stump pages recently, and a few more on some other random pages.  I have a couple more to put up in the next week.

The Rain Parade – This Can’t Be Today
Mar 24th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – The Rain Parade – This Can’t Be Today.

I never listened to or had even heard of this band when I was growing up, and was only recently introduced to them by my friend Peter.  It’s always nice to find bands from the 80’s that I missed out on the first time around.  Guitarist David Roback of this band went on to form Opal which then became Mazzy Star, a band that I definitely did listen to in the early 90’s.

Blur – Trimm Trabb
Mar 23rd, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Blur – Trimm Trabb.

This is one of my favorite Blur songs.  The end of it just keeps layering and the drums and guitar sound really great.

The War On Drugs – Comin’ Through
Mar 22nd, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – The War On Drugs-Coming Through.

I went and saw Destroyer last Friday night at the Crocodile and it was one of the best live shows I have seen in recent (and probably long-term) memory.  Destroyer themselves were a great nine-piece band that did disco renditions of their previous songs in the vein of their new sound.

But the opening band, The War On Drugs, was very impressive.  These four dudes came on stage that did not look like anything they actually sounded like.  The drummer was very young, maybe 21 or so, and it was his first show with the band.  He had sort of a Joy Division look to him, whereas the bass player looked like he got stuck in 90’s Seattle fashion (although the band is from Philadelphia), and the rhythm guitarist looked like he was from some late 90’s Brit-Psych band like The Wonder Stuff.  The singer/guitarist looked like a burn-out with his denim outfit and long greasy curly hair.

But they blew me away, and after the show I found the drummer and the singer in two different parts of the venue as I was buying a beer at the bar and told them that I liked them a lot, and they were genuinely nice guys who seemed to appreciate the compliment.  I hope to hear more from them.

And Destroyer … well, they Destroyed.

Rebecca Black – Friday
Mar 21st, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – Rebecca Black – Friday OFFICIAL VIDEO.

I just had to see if this video and song were as bad as everyone was making it out to be, and it is.  But she’s 13, so I can’t fault her too much, and she didn’t even write the bad lyrics.  I’m much more concerned about the bad rapping done by the (much older) guest halfway through the video.

Theophilus London – Humdrum Town
Mar 18th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – “Humdrum Town” – Theophilus London.

From Chris:

Any rapper who references the Smiths is worth checking out. When I first heard this song I couldn’t believe the coincidence that the lyrics were so close to William It Was Really Nothing, but come to find out the dude is a huge Smiths fan. I’m looking forward to hearing his full album. William It Was Really Nothing is, and will forever be, my most favorite 2-minute song.

Yo La Tengo – How Some Jellyfish Are Born
Mar 17th, 2011 by lo-budge

YouTube – How Some Jellyfish Are Born – Yo La Tengo.

This is yet another song I have been waiting a while for someone to post up on Youtube for quite a while.  This is probably my favorite Yo La Tengo song, even though it’s instrumental and was made for an old documentary about sea life.  It’s just so moody and good – the organ progression and tone kills me.

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