Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Listen, I'm trying to stay away from people. I'm avoiding even speaking to them.
-Patrick Bateman

This is a few days late (what else would you expect from me), but I recently completed "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis...the first book I read on my shiny new Kindle. I think I'll even bring back my reading list gadget, so you can keep up on what I'm reading. You know, all that time when I should be writing or, at the very least, blogging.

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#MusicMonday - 7.11.11 - Germany Germany  

Monday, July 11, 2011

First it's a new Android phone that keeps me from blogging. Then today I get into Google+ and lose all sorts of productive time. But through both of these I've at least had good music to listen to.

I don't have a lot of information about Germany Germany, but I can tell you that I've been listening to their album "Adventures" nonstop for the better part of two weeks. Out of 17 songs on that disc, I love 16. The other one is only ok in my opinion but I think that is saying a alot, since I'm used to bands coming out with cd's that have 1-3 songs I love, 1-3 ok songs and the rest is filler.

Check out their Bandcamp page to listen/purchase music, or just listen to the youtube link below.


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I <3 Android!  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sorry for the massive drought in posting.  I'd love to say I was too busy at work (even though I was) or too busy writing (even though I was) but lets face facts...I'm just plain lazy.
I did manage to upgrade from my dinosaur, er BlackBerry, to an Android powered smartphone which I am currently:
a.) loving
b.) creating this post from
So you've got plenty of typo-ridden posts to look forward to.

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#MusicMonday - 5.31.11 - The Hold Steady  

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oh look, my blog posts are as sporadic as my running stints...

Can't believe I haven't already posted anything about The Hold Steady. The facts:

-formed in 2004
-based in Brooklyn, NY
-feature songs that take place within Minneapolis, MN

From 2005's Separation Sunday, check out "Stevie Nix."

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#MusicMonday - 5.2.11 - James Vincent McMorrow  

Monday, May 02, 2011

Last published date: March 8, 2011. That can't be right. Must be a time zone thing or leap year right? Maybe I can blame it on busy season, right? I do work at an accounting firm and all. Ah, who am I kidding, I'm just lazy. Lazy and forgetful. What were we talking about again?

Oh yeah. #MusicMonday making its glorious return. James Vincent McMorrow is a little secret that I've been keeping to myself for a couple of weeks. To be completely honest, I don't really know anything about him. I tried to glean some information from his website, but did not find anything abundantly useful. Either that, or I've completely forgotten how to search during my hiatus. Anywho, here's some music that'll make you forget how stupid I just sounded.

James Vincent McMorrow - And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop (from Early In the Morning)(as a side note, this is not the "official" video for the song, as evidenced by the fact that there is no video at all, only audio. or, maybe it is the official video and dude is just some amazing minimalist. nah!)

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So hardcore, it's hexacore!  

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

This was originally from last November and I'm not sure how I missed it. Probably having a kid or something. Anywho, I thought it was funny.

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#MusicMonday - 3.7.11 - The Hood Internet part 2  

Monday, March 07, 2011

Another month, another post...

Nothing blantantly new to report here. Still in the midst of busy season, still listening to mashup artists 90% of the time. Although I've found a bunch of new (to me) mashup artists, I can see where people could complain about them all sounding alike over time. In retrospect, I think I may have been too hasty in my judgement of Kids & Explosions, when I said he was not quite as polished as Girl Talk. Kids & Explosions seems to be able to take lyrical audio and reform it into other phrases/sentences, which, again in my opinion, may take more talent than just smashing two track into each other. Picking two tracks that fit together musically takes a lot of talent, but choosing two that fit together muscically and have some relation logically is even more impressive.

And that brings us to today's post, another Hood Internet track. I've started to grow much more fond of the hood internet, because, rather than recycling the same old rap and rock/pop tracks that some folks do, these fellows tend to choose good sounding rap/r&b (regardless of its popularity) and mix it with indie rock. Naturally, they've become my new favorite listening pleasure of the moment.

Fire it up, Firemouse (Lil Wayne vs Modest Mouse)

Next week, new music...I promise!

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