Saturday, April 24, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Three

Damien Jurado, "Arkansas" (MP3 courtesy of his label, Secretly Canadian)

His blog
His album site

He has this look on his face in all of his photos. Hence the me-not-writing-anything-quippy here.

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Two

Dawes, "When My Time Comes" (MP3 courtesy of AOL Spinner)


"What? You don't have your own button-up-er? I thought every one did. That guy in the white behind me--he's never had a button-up-er ever. Just wait 'till he finds out what he's been missing!"

Friday, April 23, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part One

Night Driving In Small Towns, "Come and Tell Me" (MP3 courtesy of Team Clermont)

A special kinship develops when the music comes from Georgia. My wayward home...(well, I guess I'm the one who's wayward, not Georgia...)


I think it's entirely possible that someone in this photo just farted. Using deduction and cunning observational skills, I will conclude that it's the dude in the vest. Look at that shit-eating grin!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Three

Lookbook, "Yesterday's Company" (MP3 courtesy of AOL Spinner)

Listening Party's site

She perty. She reminds me of Helena Christensen in "Wicked Game". Now I have to watch that video again. The guy looks kind of like Liam Neeson in Clash of the Titans.

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Two

Title Tracks, "Every Little Bit Hurts" (MP3 courtesy of KEXP Song of the Day Podcast)

Label site

"Mr. Davis, I will ask you one more time. Have you ever seen this vase before? Do you know what happened to the flowers in this vase? Could it be that you were jealous of the flowers, and wanted the vase all for yourself? Don't play innocent, Mr. Davis!"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010


I totally forgot to finish my blog this weekend. Oh well--I'll just save the songs I had for this weekend. By the way, if anything ever happens to this blog, then you can find out more information at the Yahoo group I started a few years ago. I know I kind of abandoned it (I actually found a job and now I don't have as much time as I thought I would), *but*, if you ever come to this site and it's missing, please meet me at the Yahoo group.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part One

Ruby Suns, "Cranberry" (MP3 courtesy of KEXP Song of the day, but also found on their label site, along with a few more mp3s)

Sub Pop Records sampler with 20+ songs, including "Cranberry"

#43.4 - The Ruby Suns - Tane Mahuta
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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Three

John Grant, " Marz" (MP3 courtesy of AOL Spinner )

Label Site

I did not know Eddie Izzard sang.

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part Two

Hurricane Bells, "This Year" (MP3 courtesy of AOL Spinner)

AOL Interview

Happy because the day is not living up to his name


The people who apparently recorded this video friended me on Facebook. From what I see of their website, they've recorded several bands.

Century Rail from SINGLE . BARREL . DETROIT on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Songs That Might Otherwise Pass You By, Part One

Abney Park

I love the genre Steampunk. I've always been drawn to fiction that takes place in Victorian times (Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite characters) and when I became aware of the concept of blending gadgets (zeppelins!), bodices, goggles, daggers, pirates and many more anachronistic items into one dazzling narrative, I just went all ga ga. I'm still a little ga ga. Okay, I was ga ga before I heard about any of this stuff, but you know I what I mean. Steampunk rules!

My friend Heidi, who listens to a lot of darkwave and gothic* played the band Abney Park for me. I'd heard the name, but I'd never heard the music. I figured it was another darkwave outfit. I like some darkwave stuff, but some of it is a little too melodramatic for me.

Not this! This is the perfect amount of drama! It has airships! Pirates! Goggles! Bodices! Probably daggers too! Perhaps even a pistol, or some type of projectile bullet contraption.

I'm looking for more videos from these intrepid adventurers. I'm also wishing I had $63 to buy their whole damn catalog! I'll save my money and maybe in a few months...of course I'd like an awesome airship pirate outfit to wear to Dragoncon this year!

Wikipedia site

Not related to Abney Park, but here's a Steampunk Forum. I want to learn to make some fantastic clothing.

*I used to listen to darkwave and gothic when Peter Murphy was King and us humble servants watched videos on 120 Minutes