Thursday, May 18, 2006

how dangerous!

summertime. it's alright with me. the upside is having time to play too much half-life 2, the downside is that i don't come up to campus, my broadband island of comfort. or i don't come up very often anyway. so, the blog's going into suspended animation. i'll wake it up every couple of weeks or so and punch it up with a long list of tracks, move it around so the bedsores can heal and change its catheter tube. then, when we reach the end of our interstellar voyage, we'll bring it back around to daily living. this should be fun.

here's the explanation for the last set of tracks:
tracks 93 and 94 were also on david cross's ipod. track 95 was another air song from "the virgin suicides," directed by sofia coppolla. track 96 was "this here giraffe" from the lips, the video for which was also directed by coppolla. evidently she had a friend with a giraffe.
track 97 was "plastic jesus" from the lips, not sure if that one's on an album or just a b-side for "she don't use jelly." it might be that that song was the reason why jack white gave wayne coyne a fiber-optic jesus, for which wayne was so grateful that he whipped up track 98, appropriately titled "thank you jack white, for the fiber-optic jesus that you gave me."
track 99 was jack white's coke commercial song, which michael gondry did not direct. has anyone actually seen this commercial outside of the internet?
track 100 was the flaming lips' coke song. the lips are a little less than discriminating when it comes to product endorsement. did anybody else see wayne coyne hanging out in his white suit in the hewlett-packard magazine ads?
track 101 was the postal service covering the lips' "everything has changed." not such a cool cover, but not nearly as bad as that phil collin's song they do.
with track 102 we venture dangerously far away from the light and the heat of the flaming lips to present iron & wine covering the postal service's such great heights. This cover is different enough from the original that it's hard to say which one's better, which is how things should be. I do miss that beep-boop-beep intro in the orignal that i've regularly used to test the stereo-ness of my speakers.
with track 103 we come scampering back to the lips campfire and bask in the heat of iron & wine covering "waiting for a superman," which is gorgeous. i tried to give the iron & wine treatment to the cure's "just like heaven" with mixed results. the song sounds cool slowed down, but i'm a shitty guitar player with a shitty microphone, so that brought the quality down a little bit.
track 104 and 105 are not tagged properly, and i don't have headphones with me and i forget exactly what they are, but i'm pretty sure that one of them is beck doing the lips and the other is the lips doing, or at least accompanying, the beck. probably from kcrw's "morning becomes eclectic show."
track 106 is wayne joining the chemical brothers for "the golden path."

my goodness! so many different types of lips!

i'm taking off on a little unplanned tangent here, because of some kick-ass music that i was exposed to recently. don't fret, they're linked...the circle of life remains intact.

track 107
track 108
track 109
track 110
track 111
track 112
track 113
track 114
track 115
track 116

Monday, May 01, 2006

flaming finals

finals week is here, so we're going to forego the daily posts this week and just put a whole mess of tracks up today. i hope they last you through all of your trials and travails.
all of the following are linked by the flaming lips in one way or another. i'll spell it out for you next week.

track 96
track 97
track 98
track 99
track 100
track 101
track 102
track 103
track 104
track 105
track 106
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