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Browsing Posts in song of the day

A little winter cheer from Japan! I can credit a weeaboo acquaintance for helping me find this song. J-pop girls are so much cuter and hotter than their American and British counterparts. 

Yes, Zooey again! Despite her love of gun control, I can’t hate her too much. In fact, I’d be quite happy to find her under my Christmas tree next year, because she wasn’t there this year. Anyway, Merry Christmas, everybody!

Who else would I post for Christmas music? 

Siamese Dream is probably their best album start to finish (though Gish is still my favorite), but Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is their most impressive. It has a few dud tracks here and there, but releasing a double cd prog rock set (yeah, I said it!) in 1995 was a bit of a […]

I  highly recommend Lowercase Noises. I love ambient guitar music I’d recommend getting these releases from BandCamp. That way you can download them in either FLAC or ALAC.

A little bit of dark ambient for a cold winter’s day. And again I apologize for not having the video ready. It was posted, MarsEdit or WordPress or somebody fucked up again.

Dat bass line and that flow! I’m not very good at picking out talented rappers, but this guy is so obviously gifted it ain’t funny. I don’t know why these won’t post properly… I blame Mars Edit.

I still miss the 90s

The whole thing is amazing, but I’m mainly posting this for that bass solo at the very beginning. Whoa…  The song title (Day of the Baphomets) always filled my heads with scary images of disembodied goat heads menacing  a small Mexican community.

Jazz is still one of those things I don’t really “get.” But I can get this. Damn, this is one of the best grooves I’ve ever heard. Miles Davis was a few decades ahead of everybody else.  It’s also a good time to recommend his autobiography.

Is it any real wonder how George Strait has had about 70 #1 hits?

Yes, another beautiful ballad by Pavement. While I do prefer the lo-fi noise pop of early days, the older I get the more I appreciate this kind of stuff. 

Any time of the day is a good time for David Bowie.

All 9 minutes of this classic Velvets track. The music bares a strong resemblance to The Doors.