Friday, September 30, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 103

-with hair Billy looks eerily like Michael Ian Black.

--top twenty opening riff.  and then that kick drum? that is how to do it.  the piano in this is so nice.

---people always stop to listen to listen one.  my dad, brothers and I were at that burnside and sandy intersection, and made it home in silence with this on.

----I debated this one earlier, decided against it, but then in came on during a fantasy football power hour and it is essential.

-----made '03-'04 a lot more fun

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 102

-andre please save more music

--ain't got no time for holy rollers!!!

---you gotta know what's on your sleeve

----you got no fear of the underdog/that's why you will not survive

-----like my brother says

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 101

-back in 03-04, in the Chris Ott days before they sold out post-AF, Pitchfork gave away mp3s on their site, pretty scattershot, but hugely important in helping me branch out.  turned me onto a lot of stuff I wouldn't have heard in a million years, without much context, which was also important.  they were just these mysterious things that stayed on a burned disc in my car on repeat.  Phoenix was on there with one of their earliest singles, Everything is Everything.  I still think the song is too repetitive, but it had undeniable charisma.  Glad they made it.

--novelty from a genuine place.

---I can't love their albums, don't believe they're a 'generational talent' like they're being sold but this I can get behind. can't we ever just let something be 'nice'?

----why didn't they make a video for this song it rules

-----this is a case where I don't understand the lack of crossover.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 100

-I'm only just scratching the surface with this genius.  another foundational figure getting his due decades late.

--just hugely, strangely romantic

----glorious.  works for any genre. it is a damn country song from the heights of New York creativity.

----hyperbole to call him the 20th century Emily Dickinson?  Maybe.  Maybe.

-----iowa's own

Monday, September 26, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 99

-whichever nick drake album i'm currently listening to is always the best.

--really nice rhythm even.

---one of my favorite little acoustic guitar licks of all-time

----it really is music from the other side of the veil

-----i mean this has to be one of the most colossal failures of the music industry of all time, right?