2016 Soundtrack

2016 Soundtrack

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 in Music, Soundtrack

[Listen on Apple Music or Spotify.] Foster the People: “Are You What You Want to Be?” Aimee Mann: “That’s Just What You Are” Wire: “Still “ Pixies: “Baal’s Back” Bad Religion: “Turn On The Light” People Under The Stairs: “Back From The Dead” Eric B… Continue reading »

2015 Soundtrack

2015 Soundtrack

Posted on Jan 1, 2016 in Music, Soundtrack

[Listen on Apple Music or Spotify.] Wire: “In Manchester” Wavves: “Way Too Much” Sleeper Agent: “Force a Smile” Foster the People: “Ask Yourself” Beck: “Dreams” Simple Minds: “Ghostdancing” Electric Light Orchestra: “Mr. Blue Sky” *De La Soul: “A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays’” The Chemical… Continue reading »

2014 Soundtrack

2014 Soundtrack

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 in Music, Soundtrack

The soundtrack project continues. You can listen to these songs on Rdio or Spotify (except the BDP “I’m Still #1” remix, which isn’t available digitally anywhere except on YouTube). Beck: “Heart Is A Drum” Battles: “Africastle” The Meters: “Cissy Strut” Stevie Wonder: “Sir Duke” Boogie Down Productions: “I’m Still #1 (Numero Uno… Continue reading »

2013 Soundtrack

2013 Soundtrack

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 in Music, Soundtrack

Another year, another soundtrack. You can listen to these songs  (except those marked with an asterisk) on Rdio or Spotify. The Lonely Island: “Spell It Out” Thes One: “Trippin’ On A Tambourine” * The New Pornographers: “Mass Romantic” Grouplove: “Raspberry” Foster the People: “Houdini” Julian Casablancas: “11th… Continue reading »

Songs About Rainbows

Songs About Rainbows

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Music

Because my daughter recently sang the song at a recital and I had a Twitter mini-discussion with a friend, this has come to the forefront for me again. I have nothing but respect for Kermit the Frog, but one thing has always bugged me a bit: the… Continue reading »

2012 Soundtrack

2012 Soundtrack

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in Music, Soundtrack

Another year, another soundtrack project mix. I have a lot of my usual suspects (Beatles, Wire, People Under the Stairs, Rush) and some artists that have followed me since high school (New Order, Simple Minds, Beastie Boys, Rush). The trend I see is that when… Continue reading »

2011 Soundtrack

2011 Soundtrack

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 in Music, Soundtrack

It’s now year seven of my annual soundtrack project. I ended up with a lot more new music (actually released in 2011) than in past years: The Mills Brothers: “I Heard” Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm: “Getting Nasty” People Under The Stairs: “Gamin’ on Ya… Continue reading »

Women & Vocal Fry

Women & Vocal Fry

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 in Music, Random

Vocal Fry Creeping Into U.S. Speech (ScienceNOW) A curious vocal pattern has crept into the speech of young adult women who speak American English: low, creaky vibrations, also called vocal fry. Pop singers, such as Britney Spears, slip vocal fry into their music as a… Continue reading »

Apocalypse Theme Song by the Pixies

Apocalypse Theme Song by the Pixies

Posted on May 17, 2011 in Humor, Music, Religion

If the world does end May 21 can we agree to not play Pixies “Where Is My Mind” for our last song? I know it’s a good song, but it’s cliché. (via @juliasegal) Of course, May 21 isn’t the end of the world; it’s Judgment Day…. Continue reading »

New Music Wednesday

New Music Wednesday

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 in Music

I’m not really plugged in to the world of new music anymore: I’m old and follow the bands I like. Occasionally I “discover” a new band (usually after The Kids have already decided they suck) but I have a hard enough time keeping up with “my”… Continue reading »