Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Happy Margot Day! Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 65

-still an all-time great music experience seeing this live when ramshackle indie symphonies seemed revolutionary

--i think i bought two of their albums at the merch table because that was all the money I had and they made their way to Rachel and A as thanks for hosting our Glorious Thanksgiving

---cue Ben getting into large coffees and larger sweaters like a college kid in a 90's movie

----I mean, Elliott was already dead, so sue me.

-----of course living in Indianapolis feels like this.

PS Tim Rutili and Brian Deck cosign so now I'm invincible

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 64

-smoke and sunset off mulholland In Ben's great HAIM v. Lorde internal debate of 2013, I probably overvalued the southern (hemisphere) gothic lyricism of Lorde but damned if she isn't keeping it up.  Both albums were released 27 September 2013, a red letter day

--exogenuous happiness

---Damn Brandon literally no one likes music videos that start with 1.5 minutes of silent melodrama.  i love these chord changes so much.

----there you go son, get you some Eric Roberts in your music video

-----woof bad start to a video bro.  bono with pop chops tho.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 63

-This one is wonderfully Fleetwood Mac-y

--ah ha! I didn't know this existed

---I don't understand how every song they sound so un-commonplace, like they didn't even grow up here, HYDRA test sisters or something?  It is like how the Soviets had to come up with their own version of synthetic chemistry from the west, and theirs is actually superior in some ways, they can synthesize all these weird compounds that would cost orders of magnitude more here.  like reality-based alchemy.

----like a more refined counterpoint to Vampire Weekend

-----The Bangles version is dope af but I need HAIM's on record soon....

EXHIBIT A on why Spotify isn't enough and youtube is GOAT