Friday, May 15, 2009

Albums worth listening all the way through.

I think the title just about sums up the point of this post.
Top 25 in my iTunes Library:

1. Zeitgeist - The Smashing Pumpkins
2. Long Road out of Eden - Eagles
3. Mary Star of the Sea - Zwan
4. Let It Come Down - James Iha
5. Poison Kiss - The Last Goodnight
6. Machina/The Machines of God - The Smashing Pumpkins
7. Lost Highway - Bon Jovi
8. The Crane Wife - The Decemberists
9. Honeysuckle Weeks - The Submarines
10. The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter - Josh Ritter
11. About Love - Tara Watts
12. Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947 - Michael Penn
13. Highway Companion - Tom Petty
14. Beauty & Crime - Suzanne Vega
15. Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
16. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. Working Man's Cafe - Ray Davies
18. Revolver - The Beatles
19. Crush - Bon Jovi
20. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
21. Wilco (The Album) - Wilco
22. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
23. Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
24. Weezer (Green Album) - Weezer
25. Three Flights From Alto Nido - Greg Laswell

Finally, but most importantly, Nancy Pelosi is a lying coniving bitch.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wilco (The Band)

You'll soon find out why I put "the band" in brackets in the title today...
The reason is because, their new album is called Wilco (The Album) and the opening song is called, Wilco (The Song).  This sort of brings me back to Weezer and their 3 colorful self-titled albums.

Overall, after a complete listen through, my first impression is, solid album, I'm liking what Jeff Tweedy is doing with the Wilco brand, 3.5 stars out of 5 for me.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Let It Come Down, Let It All Come Down

My friend Peter showed me this one song by James Iha (you know, former guitarist for The Smashing Pumpkins, and current biotch to Taylor Hansen) called "Be Strong Now", which was a pretty catchy tune, iTunes informs me that I listened to it 47 times.  I had, until now, been unable to find the complete Album, which by the way is called "Let It Come Down".  It's not on iTunes, it wasn't on ebay at the time, nor amazon, I did find a vinyl version of it, but that does nary a thing for me.  However, I recently (ie. yesterday) realized I had a demonoid account and I did a search and lo and behold, there it was!  I downloaded it and it's such an amazing album, so my question, why did it not chart THAT well, and also, why is James waiting so long for a followup album, a second solo album has been rumoroed to be in the works for the past 5 years, so like, what gives?

Friday, May 8, 2009

"I Lick the Polished Chrome..."

That's a line from the last song to be released by Billy Corgan and Co. way back in February for the Hyundai Genesis coupe commercial which debuted just prior to the SuperBowl called FOL.  FOL apparently stands for Feel Our Love, and Hyundai claimed on their website that FOL was written exclusively for the commercial by The Smashing Pumpkins (ie. Billy Corgan).  However, didn't Billy make those suits look foolish, pocketing a healthy amount of money for that song, when in fact the song was not newly written, that it was actually a demo written during the Zeitgeist era of the band, which was scraped from the final album.  At the time, the song was known as XOX, but where am I going with this?

Well, today after the brazillionith (ah! take that George Bush) time, I finally got fed up with Apple Safari's internet browser constantly crashing on me while I'm browsing for "stuff".  So, once again, I have made Google Chrome my number one browser and Mozillar Firefox my browser for "stuff".  And that's where I got that polished chrome line, and I referenced FOL in the process in this blog posting, and dropping Smashing Pumpkins anywhere I can is just plain sick. <- In the good way of course.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What to Watch

I apparently, have a bunch of shows to watch, which is the downfall of following a series a few seasons in so that I can have an uninterupted run of episodes for a few weeks, the downfall being, the show hasn't ended its run yet, so I have to follow it as it happens now.  Here's my list:

1. King of the Hill
2. The Simpsons
3. Family Guy
4. American Dad
5. Law & Order: Criminal Intent
6. House, MD
7. How I Met Your Mother
8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9. Criminal Minds
10. Law & Order
11. Parks & Recreation
12. The Office
13. 30 Rock
14. Southland
15. Harper's Island
16. Prison Break
17. Saturday Night Live

Though, by the end of the tv-season, I feel confident I can take off a few of the listed shows, with Harper's Island only slated as a mini-series, it'll end its run soon, Prison Break is not being picked up for a 5th season, and King of the Hill maybe out the door too.

Down to 14, awesome! (Y)  I think, I may shed off Southland (or maybe NBC will can it, who knows), Parks & Recreation isn't funny (actually!) despite it coming from the writers and showrunner of The Office.  And... How I Met Your Mother has yet to be confirmed for a 5th season, though that seems like a formality than anything.

So there you have it, my list of shows to watch, I hope to not pick up any new ones and by 2 years down the road, Law & Order should have ended its run, with creator Dick Wolf finally satisfied to take the title of "Longest Run" for a tv show, and Special Victims Unit might not be able to continue, or at least do well enough to survive if the two leads of the show are actually canned (which is what NBC is threatening because of the current contract negotiations).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nothing at All

My summer has began, and the Blue Jays are kicking serious ass this year.