• Song of the Day - 29.12.09 ## Spoon - My Mathematical Mind

    28. Dez. 2009, 23:56 von MoreThan15

    The day started just an hour ago, but I even have a favorite song for today:
    Spoon - My Mathematical Mind from Gimme Fiction

    I found no studio version =\
  • Top 50 Quizz

    10. Okt. 2008, 12:40 von bertouille

    1. What's your favorite song by 14?
    Lykke Li: I'd go with I'm Good, I'm Gone (preferably the Black Kids remix)

    2. How did you get into 20?
    The Arcade Fire: press (and especially "La Blogothèque" and the radio show "C'est Lenoir")

    3. Who is your favorite member in 8?
    Beck: Beck...

    4. Whats your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    Kate Nash or Adam Green:
    "Jessica, Jessica Simpson, you've got it all wrong."
    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    Beach House : no
    Peggy Lee : no
    MGMT : No but soon (12th November, 2008)

    6. What's your favorite album from 10?
    Pulp: it used to be "Different Class" but it is now "This Is Hardcore" for sure

    7. Do you own any merchandise from 3?
    Vampire Weekend: no

    8. What is a good memory you have of 7?
    Brisa Roché: The frenetic listening of the first album (not seen in Lastfm).

    9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2?
    Benjamin Biolay: no

    10. When did you first get into 1?
    Coconut Records: in April, 2008
  • Monthly Muxtape Madness Vol. 1

    15. Aug. 2008, 15:02 von Quartertonality

    So I decided that I am going to lend my time to yet another page on teh interwebs. Muxtape.comallows users to create a mix tape of up to 12 songs. Who doesn’t remember creating mixes for your friends and family to listen to? I definitely created tons when I was a kid.

    Now it is popular with the hipster set as not only a form of nostalgia (hipsters love nostalgia, seeing as how they never want to grow up) but as a way to show everyone how eclectic, strange and indie their taste in music is. That being said, I’m going to start making my own mix and update it, change the tracks periodically (hopefully monthly or so). I’ll blog up little descriptions of each track here and give you a link to the tape. Big surprise, it is http://quartertonality.muxtape.com. Just click on the track you want to start with.

    Here is Volume 1:

    Wake Me When It's Over is off of Longwave’s 2nd full length album and is quite a change from their first, though it definitely extrapolates off of the…
  • april was twelvetone's streamable faves

    2. Mai. 2008, 17:09 von jannon

    This Heat – A New Kind of Water
    Pissed Jeans – Boring Girls
    Make Believe – Amscaredica
    Love 666 – National
    Times New Viking – Teenage Lust!
    Loose Fur – You Were Wrong
    Bill Fay Group – Spiritual Mansions
    The Psychic Paramount – Echoh Air
    Laurie Anderson – Big Science
    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – Lay and Love
    Jackson C. Frank – Milk And Honey
    Aloha – Brace Your Face
    Jim O'Rourke – All Downhill From Here
    Talk Talk – Ascension Day
    Unwound – Equally Stupid
    Jens Lekman – Black Cab
    The Kinks – Picture Book
    Wipers – This Time
    The Howling Hex – Pair Back Up Mass with
    LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
    Brian Eno – King's Lead Hat
    Lullaby for the Working Class – Show Me How the Robots Dance
    Big Star – Thirteen
    Neil Young – A Man Needs a Maid
    Eric's Trip – Lighthouse
    Pinback – Sender
    Jawbox – Chicago Piano
    Comets on Fire – Whiskey River
    Wilderness – End of Freedom
    Sun Kil Moon – Duk Koo Kim
    Dead Moon – Ricochet
    Bruce Springsteen – Highway Patrolman
    Hurl – Bred In Kentucky
    The Left Banke – I've Got Something on My Mind
  • Rites 2008

    20. Apr. 2008, 17:48 von laura_mac

    Fri 18 Apr – Rites of Spring

    So, it's that time once again--Rites draws nigh! It's a semi-great lineup this year, much better than last year at least. Will I faint, cry, or throw my panties at Britt Daniel during Spoon? Will I get crunk at Lil Jon and do any or the above (for different reasons)? Stay tuned to find out!

    Wild Sweet Orange - Not bad. The singer sounds like the guy from the Decemberists.
    Jeremy Lister - I've seen him before, but he's definitely better in small clubs. And he didn't play my favorite song of his, Fool's Gold.
    The Avett Brothers - missed it (dinner at SATCo)
    Lady Antebellum - Still at SATCo...
    Cupid - Back in the dorm, waiting for the rain to stop...
    Colbie Caillat - In the interest of nabbing a good spot to see Spoon...yes. Yes I did attend the Colbie Caillat set. I will say that she met my expectations, but those expectations were very low. My one compliment to her is that she has excellent taste in songs to cover (A Bob Marley song, Beast of Burden). If only she was a better musician.
  • shuffld.

    24. Feb. 2008, 0:17 von sk8drum90

  • something in the air: songs for holding hands and jumping into piles of leaves

    11. Sep. 2007, 5:43 von wecky

    oh Mrs. Boren, you don't know it yet, but I made you another mix, because fall is almost here.

    1. M. Ward: Eyes on the Prize
    2. Van Morrison: Everyone
    3. Ryan Adams: Gonna Make You Love Me
    4. Earth Wind & Fire: September
    5. Sufjan Stevens: No Man's Land
    6. Belle & Sebastian: The Stars of Track and Field
    7. The Shins: New Slang
    8. Architecture In Helsinki: Souvenirs
    9. Thunderclap Newman: Something In The Air
    10. Sondre Lerche: On and Off Again
    11. Neutral Milk Hotel: The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three
    12. Spoon: My Mathematical Mind
    13. Wolf Parade: Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
    14. Peter Bjorn & John: Young Folks
    15. DeVotchKa: How It Ends
    16. Beirut: Scenic World (Lon Gisland version)
    17. Iron & Wine: The Trapeze Swinger
  • Bonnaroo 2007 (a complete recap)

    19. Jun. 2007, 7:17 von laura_mac

    I just got back today from my very first Bonnaroo. Incredible, incredible.

    I left early Thursday morning, picked up my friend Kathryn in Nashville, and proceeded toward Manchester. The trip is usually less than an hour, but of course the traffic was heinous. We left Nashville at around 11:00 AM and got to our campsite at almost 5 PM. We were in one of the very farthest sites, about a 20-minute walk away from Centeroo (where all of the stages and other activities are) but since that's the distance I'm used to walking to class anyway it wasn't so bad.

    It was BALLS HOT outside (as you'll see later, I'm not the only one who thought so). After we got the camp set up (which, astonishingly, went off without a hitch), we headed off to Centeroo to see some shows. We checked out Ryan Shaw first, since he was the first artist to play -- Bonnaroo's "opening pitch." We stayed for about three songs of his set and then moved on, to The Little Ones, where I got to hear Lovers Who Uncover, which was fun. …
  • Spoon @ Popscene

    25. Mai. 2007, 21:14 von dpollard

    Thu 24 May – Spoon

    After a two hour wait outside the club in the freezing cold San Francisco spring weather Hector and I got into the warmth of the club for a mere $13. I'd never been to Popscene and was thrilled to find it to be a nice cozy place. Eurotrash DJing before the show entertained us over a couple of Boddingtons until the show started around 10:30pm.

    First thing I noticed when Spoon took the stage was that they have a new bass player. I heard a rumor that Britt and Jim had fired the rest of the band, but Eric Harvey (keyboard/guitar) was there so it was just a change up in bass duties. It would have been a big bummer if Eric had left the band since I just got to know him. His other band FAIRCHILD and my band (Spouse) played a show together in Austin two weeks ago and I enjoyed chatting with him about keyboards over a beer. Not only was he there but he played beautifully - what a great keyboard player.

    The set started with a song I didn't recognize…
  • Science and Math Nerd Super Playlist

    7. Aug. 2006, 21:57 von georgiapeachy

    I've never been able to figure out why classical music often is stereotyped as "study music." I guess it comes from a general tendency to relagate it to background music or even perhaps those studies that tied Mozart rather dubiously to cognitive abilities.

    I admit I do sometimes use classical to study, but usually I find it more distracting. If I'm going to tackle differential equations, I need energy, not complexity, which I already have enough of.

    So I have my own bizarre science/math playlist. I'm no longer a science major, but I was for a while and now that I am in economics I still have a bazillion math classes to take.

    Some of these songs aren't really about science or math, but whatever, they work for me. A few really are (A la from Laura Veirs, who studied geology), but most, like See-Saw from Aretha Franklin (LOL VSPER model), really aren't. I have different playlists for sciences I've done fieldwork in, like geology and marine biology, so this is just the tip of the nerd iceberg.