Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
r.i.p. ping ping (july 13, 1988 - march 13 2010)
paul mccartney- mccartney II
this was the year i gave up my beef with paul.
nancy martinez- lay it down
um, ya... quebec electro. what can i say? this song isn't on the album, doesn't look like the same person but it is. wig i assume. something about this video really does it for me, perhaps the skin tight purple sequined one piece?
phil manzanera- listen now/diamond head
roxy music guitarist's solo shit featuring robert wyatt, brian eno, godley & creme, robert fripp et al...
manfred mann's earth band- s/t
randy newman covers and massive attack samples...
inner city- paradise
"we don't really need a crowd to have a party..." solid philosophy.
peter green- in the skies
i probably listened to this record more than any other last year, this song in particular. i just never get sick of it. bunk video, sorry...
antena- camino del sol (numero reissue)
i first heard this music via a japanese exchange student that lived with my family when i was a teenager and it's haunted me ever since.
ariel pink's haunted graffiti- before today/loverboy
although i think i prefer his earlier shit that sounds like it was recorded underwater, the new album is truly amazing.
burton cummings- woman love
bryan ferry- boys and girls
john lennon- walls and bridges
i love how there can be an album like this that somehow just fell through the cracks for me until now. solid front to back.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
wow, 2010... what a year.
did you know that there were more natural disasters this last year than any other year EVER? and guess what, it's only gonna get worse! and WE'RE DOING IT! we can sit back comfortably and update our blogs and profiles and feel safe and lucky we don't live somewhere like haiti... but it's coming our way. maybe soon. all of a sudden things like high speed wireless internet will seem less important than finding clean water. but i digress, these are just the kinds of things that keep me up at night.
who cares about all that when you can make lists of all the cool records you bought last year with your disposable income! anyway...
NEEDLES//PINS- FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
seems appropriate, no? the best (and funnest) band to hit vancouver in ages. you can download this album for free somewhere out there in internetland, i suggest you do so.
THE THE- SOUL MINING
this was the sound of my summer.
dope power pop. this song isn't on this album, but you get the idea...
UB40- PRESENT ARMS/PRESENT ARMS IN DUB
my love for reggae is unconditional.
GODLEY & CREME- ISMISM
this year i became obsessed with these dudes. kind of obnoxious, but...
GENERAL PUBLIC- HAND TO MOUTH
i also listened to their other album a ton. beach jams.
RINGO STARR- BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES
i fucking love ringo.
THE SPECIALS- S/T
i may love ringo, but i think i'm IN LOVE with terry hall.
CHRIS REA- ON THE BEACH
my dad would be proud.
VANESSA PARADIS- M&J
what can i say? i was and still am completely OBSESSED with this song.
more to come!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
yes, the above trailer features a bit of nudity (oddly enough for a film called "nude for satan"), sorry if that's a bummer for you...
anyway, usually with this kind of italian sleaze/horror film the original title is translated into english designed to appeal to the kind of people in america who would go see a film like this (mainly sleazebags, i assume). the italian title would normally be something like "dreams of the devil's night" or something marginally poetic like that, but not this one... nope, this one is just NUDA PER SATANA. you pretty much know what you're in for from the get go. however, the overall shittiness of this film is balanced with a genuinely dreamlike gothic atmosphere and a reasonably interesting soundtrack. the plot is mostly nonsensical and slow-moving, but it hardly matters, there's enough psychedelic imagery and laughably terrible effects (the fucking spider?? what is that, a football with some pipe cleaners glued to it?), not to mention NUDITY, to keep things interesting. anyway, enjoyable, but strictly for fans of the genre (aka: sleazebags, aka: me).