February 27, 2009

hmm. i guess it's the same song...

bennie and the jets:

Bob Sinclar - Rock This Party

i saw this video for the first time last week via a report from pitchfork that stated an impromptu pavement reunion included a cover of this song. this song and video are tops.

Sesame Street - Cripple Creek

buffy saint marie 1977

I Don't Want To Talk About It

I love following the perfect songs from version to version over time. These Days, Willin', Ruby, etc. - so many of them. This one was written by Danny Whitten, founding member of Crazy Horse. The orig can be heard on their self titled LP. Whitten was in bad shape and lost himself to drugs and depression so early - he would have been a bigtime dude if he had it together. This Rod version sort of cracks me up. Ian Matthews does a great version, too.

February 26, 2009

salem - dirt (NSFW)

SALEM - DIRT from ACEPHALE on Vimeo.

ya ho wa 13

so... apparently the remaining, non-messiah-who-died-surfing members of ya ho wa 13 are playing johnny brendas in a few weeks... does anyone know if this would be worth going to?

February 25, 2009

fever ray

i don't know much about this band. i think they're from sweden. the video is more effectively creepy than most stuff of its sort though, and the song kinda appeals to the part of me that wants to listen to kate bush all day long (even if it veers a little too close to trip-hop for my tastes).

February 23, 2009

Smokie - Take Good Care of My Baby

hey sam mendes this message is for you.

February 20, 2009

the silent majority speaks out

you know shit is getting bad when a CNBC stock market report turns into a bizarro-world free market rallying cry, and makes for good youtube fodder. wall street is storming the bastille!

February 18, 2009

Eddie Rabbitt Goner

My friend Mike sent me this clip and I sent him back a picture of some clams I was cooking. If you told me I'd be doing this sort of thing 10 years ago....

I want to be reincarnated as that piano player.

February 17, 2009

February 16, 2009

Meg Baird

the video above is meg baird covering 'all i ever wanted' by new riders of the purple sage'. join me wednesday night february 18th to see her sing as well two screenings. info follows:

Melody, Melody and Meg

Please join me at the ICA at 6:30 for a screening of Jean Christophe Averty's Melody from 1971 starring Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. Then at 7 pm there will be a gallery talk with me and Kate Kraczon. Then at 8 pm we will walk about two blocks over to the International House for Waris Hussein's Melody also from 1971 starring Jack Wild, Mark Lester, and introducing Tracy Hyde. We will end the night with a set of wonderful music by Meg Baird who will be backed up by a band comprised of Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Jesse Trbovich, Chris Smith, and Chris Wilson. hope to see you there it is gonna be great!

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February 13, 2009

wish i had cable sometimes....


Serge Gainsbourg Pas long feu - reggae musique video

February 12, 2009

blog vs. facebook

Hey my mens and lady. I've just completed my blog, as in ended it. I'll keep it viewable for a while. I'm definitely still going to have fun with this one. I'll miss writing stories about my relationship to brussel sprouts or posting my precocious kindergarden style haikus. Mainly though, I want to take pictures. My Flickr account will be my main bag. I was wondering though?... Does anyone do facebook? I know it's late and I might become addicted (like someone getting addicted to crack post 1991). Is it really worth it?

February 10, 2009

Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka (1989 Grammy's)

911 is a joke.

February 9, 2009

George Clinton - Last Dance

Funkadelic Live 1969 Medley

michael gibbons of bardo pond showed me this on saturday nite. wow . . . this so punk rock. unbeliveable. eddie hazel is meg baird's favorite guitarist and man mick ronson has always been mine but i may have just been converted to the funkadelic.

February 6, 2009

Bits of Mmh


love hit me- orchids
Attack Of The Giant Ants- Blondie
Emergency Call- Judy Mowatt
Jennifer- Eurythmics
Against the odds- A.T.R.O.X.
your passion- martin dupont
Linda Muñequita- Los Hijos Del Sol
Dum Maro Dum- Bhosle, Asha
Woman Of The Ghetto- Phyllis Dillon
Yakuza Papers Main theme- Toshiaki Tsushima
Enigma (Give A Bit Of Mmh To Me)- Amanda Lear
Mother Nature- paragons
Ela Chegou- minusbaby
Defreeze- W.A.T.
Les Cordes De La Mer- Michel Mouline
Rester-Zola Jesus
Be@rbrickdance- Busy P
"I'm Not Moving (Idjut Boys Edit)"- Phil Collins
Closing Comments- Telly Savalas

dancin machine

Pete Townshend smashing his guitar

tokyo 2004

February 4, 2009

aries spears rap star impersonations

some of these are amazing. the jay-z impression he ends with is downright uncanny.

February 3, 2009

A shameless laugh! - focus on the open mouth guy in the background.

Heart Beat

30 seconds of a woman dancing to buddy holly's heartbeat.

February 1, 2009

i get to see mulatu astaqe live tomorrow at the luckman fine arts complex where i'll be in a group show in april.