Friday, March 25, 2011

Song of the Week (CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above vs. Death from Above 1979)

Hey there Gheyng...I know I've been neglecting my duties. In all honesty, I've just been playing a LOT of Jenga lately. Just when you think you're gettin' somewhere, that tower comes toppling frustrating...

This week's double-header is partly thematic and 100% rad. A few months ago my roommate told me about this band: Death from Above 1979. I only listened to one song, and it was aight, but didn't really catch my fancy. Enter CSS: in preparation for what will undoubtedly be one of the best indie shows of 2011, I started listening to some CSS. These (mostly) Brazilian emo chicks have some very catchy, danceable tracks What is it about Brazilian emo chicks that is so awesome? I asked myself. I then answered: pretty much everything.

The track: "Let's Make Love and Listen (to) Death from Above" stands on its own:

It's got a great bass line, infectious hooks and various additional awesomeness. Upon several listens, I had to learn more about what is clearly an influential band: Death from Above 1979.

Luckily, I had already ripped DFA's LP from a few months ago, entitled: "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Could there be a better album name / band name combo? I put the disc on shuffle and a song called: "Little Girl" came on. The volume turned up, the windows came down, speed on 75 increased, and radness ensued.

I later learned that DFA 1979 is a DUO! 2 dudes put out that wall of sound! DFA 1979 is the kind of band that makes me feel like I wasted 5 years playing bass with the wrong tone. It's metal, but accessible.

Here's the only decent music vid from DFA: "Romantic Rights"

Now the real question: How would one make love to Death from Above?
Answer: TBD

Hope you Dig,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Song of the Week (DJ Khaled - All I do is Win vs. Beck - Loser)'s official: Charlie Sheen is a total badass...just ask him. Much of the last 4 meals I've had were with work people. And much of the conversation revolved around the abominable Charlie Sheen interview. If you haven't seen it, you're probably in Libya and don't have internet access...thanks Muammar...GAW!

I would like to apologize to Charlie Sheen, because I joined in the fun. Charlie, I'm sorry I quoted the "I've got Tiger's blood and Adonis DNA" quip to laughter at your expense. Who's to say you don't? Judgers. That's who. Those judgers probably sign their checks on the back instead of the front...I'm just sayin'.

And another thing: F Chuck Lorre! That's right. Who gives him the right to put Charlie in the corner? He probably tried the drug known as Charlie Sheen and couldn't handle it. He's lucky his face didn't melt.

Charlie Sheen

Chuck Lorre

In case you didn't catch the song of the week, it's "Loser" by Beck. This song is clearly dedicated to Messr. Lorre, cuz he could never roll like Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen is the Chuck Norris of winning, and Chuck Lorre is the Chuck Lorre of losing. I never thought that something like that would be possible, but it is.

Personally, I feel like I just won by contributing to the Charlie Sheen meme, and you just won by reading this.

PS: DJ Khaled's "All I do is Win" isn't really good...yet so very topical.

Hope you Dig,