Pre-Friday Random Ten and other stuff Are you alone now Did you lose the monkey He gave you backaches And now you slouch He didn't mean it He's just a dumb ape Reading Playboy On your couch
Catching up on some thank you's and end of the year shit. First, the random stuff:
Manhattan Avenue - Nellie McKay Did Someone Make A Fool Outta You...? - Beth Orton Say It Ain't So - Weezer Radiation Vibe - Hem (Fountains of Wayne cover) Santeria - Sublime Pretty Mary K - Elliott Smith Four Fingered Fisherman - Sun Kil Moon Breaking Into Heaven - The Stone Roses Head On - The Jesus and Mary Chain Live With Me - Massive Attack
Bonus #11: Paper Thin Walls - Modest Mouse
Now some thank yous:
To the luscious Watertiger for the Sun Kil Moon CD. To Steve in Tustin for the Cutter's Way DVD (Go rent it. A paranoid classic) To Thomas in Key Biscayne for the Red House Painters CD You are all in my will now. Let's keep it out of probate, 'kay?
Next up, these are my favorite CD's from the past year in no particular order for your I'm-cooler-than-thou amusement:
I also want to include Sun Kil Moon's Tiny Cities on the list because, even though it came out in 2005, I recently bought it and it has easily become my favorite this year. A collection of Modest Mouse covers that show off the lyrical genius of Isaac Brock, in Mark Kozelek's hands Ocean Breathes Salty, slowed down and stripped of it's jangly pop hooks, becomes the most beautiful and haunting song about mortality I've heard since Fire and Rain.