NYC…put this on full volume today!
(Above photo by Lloyd Bishop)
I’ve been listening to Billy Idol’s first band all week. It’s where his sneer was born.
I really want to go to Tokyo, but this will have to do for now.
Drink this audio coffee with your ears everyone. Happy Thursday.
bob seger - night moves
This was my LA driving mix and it’s the only music I listened to in the week I was there. Some of these songs are about LA, some of them have personal connections, and some of them are just good driving music. Some of these songs are terrible BUT all of them are AWESOME.
Michael Kiwanuka is the chillest. Put this album on and just relax throughout your whole day.
The Ramones - I Don’t Want To Grow Up
Animated by Daniel Clowes
When the Ramones covered Tom Waits in the 90’s and it was great.
THIS IS SURREAL. I was literally singing this in the shower this morning and planning on putting this song up on my tumblr. And now this is up!
It’s like The Secret for tumblr!
Review a barely-remembered album from 7-10 years ago. You have 10 seconds.
Joji by The Anomoanon: Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s brother is on it, I’m pretty sure. Basically Crazy Horse, but from Kentucky, probably.
Superwolf by Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney. Almost like a folky, sleepy, earlier Bon Iver. With lower voices and references to the sea.
You made it easier getting me started with the Bonnie “Prince” Billy reminder. Superwolf is a great album.
The King - “Can’t Help Falling In Love”
Happy Valentine’s Day. I was gonna post this song, but really, Elvis is more fun, be honest. I love you. So so much.
The Avett Brothers - ‘Denouncing November Blue’ live at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
I directed this video of The Avett Brothers playing live backstage at Late Night. It was so much fun and believe it when anyone tells you that The Avett Brothers are the nicest people on earth. Being fellow North Carolinians, we were able to swap high school stories, including one about their high school playing my high school in soccer and it erupting into a bench clearing brawl. Uh-mazing.