Archive | October, 2010

Howling For You-Black Keys

30 Oct

Happy Hallows Eve to you all. Time to eat, Drink, and be scantily clad (with no judgment). Must you ask why this is my favorite holiday of the year? I think not. So before all work and no play makes me a dull girl, Im out! Be safe out there!
Howlin-For-You-Black Keys by AtothaA

Idolize You*Ike and Tina Turner

29 Oct

Get your party hat on, cause right at this moment, here and now, you are reading (or skimming through) my 200th post. (5% of my music collection on this computer alone). Alright, alright…It may be no biggie to you, but to me?? It’s 200 posts when I didnt even think I would write 1. So yeah, picking the right song for my personal glorious moment was a little stressful. But what better time than now to turn the spotlight on to one of my favorite musical influences. (Mama, this one is for you). My mom is by far the coolest mom in this galaxy. And I’m not just saying that because she is my mom. Ill put it this way, Ive been 500+ miles from my hometown for over 11 years now and my friends STILL hang out with her when I’m not around. Yeah, shes cool. What does this have to do with music? Just the fact that cleaning the house to George Michael, Tina Turner, and Alanis Morissette on full blast when I was younger was just what we did. And with Halloween right around the corner, I thought I would share one of my favorite memories of her (a running inside joke between the two of us). The memory of her and her “Tina Tuner” wig which she wore almost every Halloween since I can remember. She might have used it for a lion costume one year, but every year before and after that, Tina Turner. And who WOULDN’T want to be Tina. Strong, Independent (minus Ike), and DAMN talented. Which is why I decided to go with this old school joint for my 200th post. Get ready to be wowed if you haven’t heard this before because Tina’s raw, unprocessed vocals are like thunder shaking this planet to the core. Someone to idolize for sure. Just as I have idolized my mama from day one. Even if she forbid me to watch Dirty Dancing until I was “older”….
Idolize You-Ike and Tina Turner by AtothaA

Cloudbusting*Paper Crows

27 Oct

I can’t even begin to explain the joy I feel out of finding new music. I mean, I guess you can ask a heroin addict what it felt like the first time they got high and then MAYBE (maybe) that will explain 1/4 of what I feel. But this is indescribable. Seriously. And this is why. Apparently, Emma Panas and Duncan McDougall have been stirring up the drug of MY choice under the name Paper Crows for only a year. I literally just stumbled across them no more than 5 minutes ago and they have already made my day spectacular. Wanna know something wierd? This morning I put on a shirt that has been sitting in my dresser with the tags still attached for over six months. It has crows on it. Yeah, Crows. The Paper Crows. Its like music speaks to me even through my threads. Yeah, Im high. But not on heroin my friends, high off this Kate Bush cover. Get yo fix.

Crystal Castles*Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith)

26 Oct

If I’m not at my desk, you can find me down at City Hall, obtaining a marriage license to become the wife of the Voice of Mr. Robert Smith. Because ANY voice that can get me to listen to a Crystal Castles song on repeat definitely deserves the key to my heart. And I don’t care if you think I am moving too fast. I’m in love and this so called “honeymoon phase” feels just like heaven.
Crystal Castles featuring Robert Smith – Not In Love by Hypetrak

Everything You Wanted (Kele Cover)*Cocknbullkid

25 Oct

Woah, woah, woah. Kele, I think you just got a run for your money (from a girl). So, we all know that covers can make a really good song sound terrible or make the song worth more listens than the original. This one falls in the category of, “is this even the same song?” Which in this case, is a good thing. Actually, covers fascinate me, good or bad. To hear how someone else interprets a song we are already familiar with kinda blows my mind. I mean, we all have ears, but we don’t all hear the same thing. Right? We human beings are quite the interesting bunch I must say. Quiiiite the interesting bunch.
Cocknbullkid – Everything You Wanted (Kele Cover) by louiseempire

*The Knocks* (A Double Feature)

22 Oct

TGIF. Seriously. Remember that night on ABC? Full House, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step, URKEL? Man those were the days. If you were to ask me what the human body needed in order to be complete I would answer: an eye camera and a rewind button (with no hesitation). With those two amazing features, I would be set (if they carried no consequence of course). But since we don’t, I have to remember to live in the moment and enjoy what I have already experienced and what I will be experiencing in my Oh So Bright future. But seriously, thank fn god its Friday. ‘Cause, even though it was a short week for me (Birthday week. Remember that for next year), Friday couldn’t of come any sooner. And now, on the eve of my favorite day of the week, I can do whatever the hell I feel like. After I get out of this jail cell of an office that is. And what better way to pass those minutes (that happen to feel like 20 hours with every tick) then with these two disgustingly happy songs. Yeah, I’m giving you 2 today. I’m feeling generous. Weird how sometimes songs slap you in the face right when needed and make it all better. These two songs are so happy its gross, and equally gross at that, cause I couldn’t choose which one to post. Its the Libra in me (Im gonna hammer this birthday thing into your minds. For next year of course). Anyways, push play and go walk on some sunshine, cause that is what its gonna feel like. And remember to take a sec and embrace the moment, cause we don’t have that rewind feature embedded into our brains just yet.
The Knocks – Dancing With the DJ by Aerodysc
The Knocks – Make It Better by elef62

Golden Grace*Soft Pipes

21 Oct

Ahhhh reality. It has a funny way of showing you how much it cares, doesn’t it? Harsh I tell you. Harsh. Today I am back to banging away at my computer after celebrating my amazing birthday week. Yup, not just a birthday DAY but a birthdayWEEK. (Go ahead, form your opinions of my personality type if you like. I’ll just come right out and tell you: I grew up an only child. No other words necessary). Not sure if you noticed yet, but taking this vaca caused me to take a tiny break from my bloggin’ too. More like a large break in my opinion, so yeah, my anxieties from not posting daily are definitely at their peak. (Go ahead. Continue to form your opinion). Soooo not only am I drowning in a sea of endless work emails I could care less about, but I have been scrambling to make up for my absence on my prized possession of a blog. And right at the peak of reality overload, this Los Angeles based artist crossed my frantic search, whispering sweet nothings and reassuring me that everything is gonna be alright. Now instead of drowning, I am quietly floating on a sea of peace and serenity. Sometimes reality can be a raging bitch, but I say, have no fear cause music is here.
Golden Grace-Soft Pipes (Right click this bad boy)