Saturday, December 04, 2004

animal songs

Here's my playlist of songs related in some way to animals. (Perhaps the favorite playlist of Faith the Dog?)

Friday, December 03, 2004

Just Added 12/3

I just noticed three great reggae albums in the Just Added column in Rhapsody today. Might be interesting to make "Just Added" playlists occasionally.

Just Added 12/3

PS Just got the Rhapsody Newsflash Last night ... that Rooney single is pretty cool.

Scratch that...

This playlist includes a mix of my favorite head-nodding --and at many times rump-shaking-- songs from a variety of artists (Wagon Christ, Q-Burns Abstract Mesaage, DJ Food) in an eclectic range of styles from trip-hop and big beat to downtempto electronica. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Motley Re-Crue-nion

CRUE REDUX -- Break out the hairspray and squeeze into your Spandex — Motley Crue is reuniting for a world tour. The glam-metal gang of Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars will hold a press conference Monday in front of the Whiskey A-Go-Go on the Sunset Strip, the historic rock club where Crue got its start in the early 1980s. (via NYPost's PageSix)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Falsetto Favorites...


...or is it Eunuchs Unite? Either way, you're sure to enjoy this playlist of songs featuring male singers hitting the highest of high notes. Includes 39 of the most glass-shattering songs ever committed to tape, from Christopher Cross and Air Supply to Prince, Michael Jackson and The Darkness.

On a related note, am I the only person who thought that Ferris Bueller was singing along with a woman when he sang "Danke Schoen"?

New & notable in Rhapsody: 11/30/04

The holidays can't hold back the (Rhapsody) rock. This playlist includes the latest & greatest songs to catch my ear via Rhapsody, including some new additions (the EP from Bloc Party -yum- and new singles comps from The Verve and Placebo) and old favorites (Dead Kennedys' Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death). Hope you like it.

Most Unintelligible Lyrics

This playlist contains songs with the most unintelligible lyrics. You'll wear out your rewind button trying to figure out the words being sung. Try as you might, each of these songs will have lyrics that cannot be discerned by even the most attentive music lover.
(Via: Rhapsody Radish)

Alone, for the Moment: a Sea and Cake sampler



The Sea and Cake is on my shortlist of bands whose music I couldn't live without. I've been a fan since randomly (but happily) discovering the song "Parasol" on a compilation in the summer of 1995. From there, I discovered their second album, Nassau, then their first and more catchy self-titled album, and finally the audio bliss that is their third (and IMO best) album, The Biz. No one was happier than me when we finally started to offer Thrill Jockey releases --and especially The Sea and Cake's back catalogue-- through Rhapsody earlier this year.

The band's music has a laid-back, jazzy feel that will put a smile on the mug of even the most jaded indie rocker. I could go on at length, but I'll let you decide for yourself. This playlist includes some of my favorite songs by the band, spanning 9 years and 6 albums from The Sea and Cake. Enjoy.