Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Spoon - "Nefarious": "A classic song from Spoon's under appreciated first record (Telephono) that I had resigned myself to never hearing live again. I've been seeing Spoon live since 1998 and, for reasons unknown (although I assume it has to do with their acrimonious split with their original bassist who appears on Telephono), they hardly did songs from that record then, let alone anytime afterwards. Then, last night, hell froze over and they did "Nefarious" live at The Fillmore. I almost died - it's still amazing."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/24/2008 03:46:00 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Spoon - "Me And The Bean": "...as heard last night, live at the Fillmore. It's amazing how this can be such a classic Spoon song when they didn't write it - it's a cover that originally pre-dates Girls Can Tell - but it always carries so much emotional heft that you'd never know it. There's something very sad about this tune, but I still think it's a love song."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/23/2008 05:58:00 PM
Monday, September 22, 2008
Spoon - "Advance Cassette (alternate)": "In advance of my two nights of Spoon at the Fillmore, I wanted to highlight this exclusive alternate version of "Advance Cassette", originally from Series of Sneaks. Here, it's Britt solo and it's a strange take of the song, but still captivating. Can't wait to see them live tonight!"
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/22/2008 01:08:00 PM
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Kenny Rogers - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)": "It's hard to think of country Kenny (or his Roasters) being this groovily psychedelic, but lo and behold, here he is. Oh, and:
'Nice marmot.' "
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/17/2008 09:07:00 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Juan Maclean - "Happy House (Original)": "Juan gets things even dancier than before, while also continuing my love affair with LCD Soundsystem's Nancy Whang. The piano loop gets a little repetitive when you're just listening to it, but I bet it works great on a dance floor."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/16/2008 03:12:00 PM
Monday, September 15, 2008
Portastatic - "Race You Home":
"I'm torn between being excited to finally have this track on something besides a 7" - and feeling like this private moment between myself, a record player and this fairly naked song from Mac, over a decade ago, has been exposed. I guess that's the ongoing challenge of being a fan of 'indie rock' - the frustration of no one knowing the music you love and the frustration when other people finally do."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/15/2008 12:36:00 PM
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ready for the World - "Oh Sheila": "Wow - thanks to Universal putting out a hits disc split between The Jets (see yesterday's post) and this band, I've been reminded of some of the best Prince that wasn't, you know, actually Prince - but not for lack of trying."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/11/2008 05:53:00 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The Jets - "Crush On You": "Hey Tim Q - when we were at that party this weekend and you said that so-and-so just wanted to talk about The Jets...this is who I thought you meant. Not the football team. Just goes to show you the kinds of things that wind up being a frame-of-reference in my mind. (And I was wrong, they're Samoan, not Tongan.)"
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/10/2008 05:50:00 PM
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes": "I heard this song a million times this weekend and it got drilled into my head even more than before. It's still probably the strangest song to turn into a 'hit' in a while. Just count the gunshots in the song..."
Posted by DJ Wallaby at 9/09/2008 11:11:00 AM