Playlist: December

Here’s what I’ve been listening to this frosty December:

Through The Night these Days……..Jason Collett

Cosmic Love…………………………….Florence and the Machine

Cello Song……………………………….The Books

Leaves in the River…………………….Sea Wolf

Duet For Two Guitars #2……………..M. Ward

Helplessness Blues……………………..Fleet Foxes

Rooms……………………………………..Mia and Jonah

Born a Wolf……………………………….Vows

Battery Kinzie…………………………….Fleet Foxes

Yankee Bayonet………………………….The Decemberists

In The Morning………………………….The Coral

Two Headed Boy…………………………Neutral Milk Hotel

Coeur Valant……………………………..Howard Shore

Money……………………………………..The Drums

Playlist: November

Here’s what i’ve been listening to latley:

The Way We Get By……..Spoon

In The Aeroplane Over the Sea……Neutral Milk Hotel

Apartment……………………….Young the Giant

Two Weeks…………………………..Grizzly Bear

Montezuma…………………Fleet Foxes

Girl Inform Me……………The Shins

Fools………………………..The Dodos

The Great Salt Lake……….Band of Horses

Cough Syrup…………………Young the Giant

The Shrine/ An Argument……Fleet Foxes

Special Death……………………Mirah

Together We Can Live Forever…….Clint Mansell

Ragged Wood………………………….Fleet Foxes

Of Angels and Angles…………….The Decemberists

My Body…………………………..Young the Giant

 

A Brief Love Affair With Skrillex

I hate dubstep.

I really, perniciously hate dubstep.

But the other day, my friend Joseph and I were watching the return of Beavis and Butthead, which, let me tell you, Mike Judge handled with much aplomb.

"She said handled." "Hehheheheheheheheh."

They’re back to their usual shtick: making fun of music videos, the whole nine yards.

Now let me clarify: I am mostly into folk rock and classic rock. Joseph is a diehard prog purist.

Beavis and Butthead played the music video “First of the Year (Equinox)” by Skrillex, an ear worm if i’ve ever heard one, sampling the shrill shriek of a woman crying “CALL 911 NOW!” as its main chorus, followed by  a plethora of bass drops and WOM WOM WOM BAAAAMs. The music video itself is about a serial pedophile getting the shit kicked out of him by a magical little girl and her daemon friend. It’s so awful.

But it has a hold on me, much like the daemon girl has a hold on the pedophile's jugular as she rips the life from him.

The video ends with the daemon girl counting off tallie marks, most presumably numbering the poor, defenseless Dubstep haters who have been sucked into Skrillex’s deathtrap by this unbelievably catchy song.

Another one bites the dust.

So, i guess this all has been a lesson in humility: you can be a musical hipster all you want; you can claim to hate Skrillex and all that he stands for. But no one, no one, is resistant to the forces of a toe-tapping tune.

Even if it's by this guy.

This song is getting me through the day…

“Cough Syrup” by Young the Giant

 

Been listening to this song all week…

“Special Death” by Mirah, as featured in American Horror Story.

She Seems To Have That Invisible Touch

If you know what’s good for you, you will never start listening to the song ‘Invisible Touch’ by Genesis.

Because it will take control and slowly tear you apart.

But the line “she reaches in and grabs right hold of your heart”  reminds me a little bit of Kali Ma from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (00:40 of this…)

 

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