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A great cover of one of my favorite Queens of the Stone Age songs

July 31, 2015 Leave a comment

“I Sat By The Ocean” is not a stereotypical Queens of the Stone Age song. While they’re known form more psychedelic desert cock rock, this particular song is way more emotional and introspective. And rightly so since the album from whence this song came from (2013’s “Like Clockwork”) was a more introspective record for Josh Homme to begin with, recorded after he had a surgical scare and came to grips with his own mortality.

Anyway, enough of all that business. This cover features Mark Ronson on guitar and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on vocals, and it’s great. I’ll post that one and then the original from QOTSA for your enjoyment.

Party Girl – A flashback to 90s indie movies and house music

March 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Love this movie and Parker Posey (the original Indie Queen) in it. And the soundtrack… let’s just say that certain tracks remain in one of my running playlists for a very good reason. So get out your club gear and shake your moneymaker, Miss Fierce 😉

Included here is the trailer for Party Girl plus some house cuts that were on the soundtrack. Essential viewing and essential listening.

A Sleater-Kinney/ Bob’s Burger crossover video. Awesome :)

February 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Tina is definitely a Riot Grrrl:

Music Review: Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love”

February 3, 2015 Leave a comment

From left: Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss, and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney)

The album has been out a few weeks, and as usual, I’m late with the review. But that’s ok, no one pays me for this anyway 🙂

If you’re a fan of Sleater-Kinney since back in the day like I am, I think you’ll like this album. Clocking in at 32 minutes, you can listen to it on the commute to work/school and be done by the time you get into the parking lot.

So, track by track, here’s the review. I’ll also post each cut as Sub Pop helpfully added all of them to their Youtube channel.

  • Price Tag – classic SK

  • Fangless – I got such a Modest Mouse vibe from this song I had to go put one some old MM just so I was sure I wasn’t going crazy:

  • Surface Envy – classic SK and I can’t stop listening to this track. It’s my theme for the winter:

  • Title Track (No Cities to Love) – S’alright.

  • A New Wave – LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. Performance from the Late Show with David Letterman:

  • No Anthems – Very rough, garage rock… never a bad thing:

  • Gimme Love – Haven’t decided how I feel about it. Maybe a few more listens will convince me one way or another:

  • Bury Our Friends – Modest Mouse represents again!

  • Hey Darling – Listen to the track first:

And then listen to Lita wail:

  • Fade – Kinda dark. Good ending to the album:

All in all, a great album. My all time favorite SK album is still The Hot Rock, but this one is really growing on me. If you get the chance, see the ladies live on tour this spring and rock out.

Welcome back, ladies. The rock and roll is mightily appreciated!

Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways: A reason to watch HBO in the offseason

November 17, 2014 Leave a comment

This is a great rock documentary, chronicling different cities and their influence on rock music. From Chicago to Washington DC, Nashville and Los Angeles, The Foos give each city (and more to come) an episode to shine. Interviews with a lot of influential musicians pepper each episode, with a track from the Foos’s new album Sonic Highways included in each episode.

It’s worth it just to see Taylor Hawkins go bonkers over the fact that Joe Walsh is jamming with them at Rancho del Luna. Talk about fanboy-dom.

And, if you haven’t seen Dave Grohl’s first foray into documentaries called Sound City, I recommend it.

Music, music, music.

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment

So today’s post is music oriented. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been grooving on lately. Old, new, rock, jazz, it’s all good.

Tool – a rare documentary

January 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Enjoy:

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