Monday, April 15, 2019

Music Monday 25

"So we jumped up on the table and shouted ANARCHY!!" This is one of the quintessential punk rock songs with covers by MxPx, Streetlight Manifesto, Diesel Boy, Philly Boy Roy, Jay Green (acoustic) and others I'm sure.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Music Monday 23

Yet another amazing KEXP live studio recording - this time by Spoon! I think it's great how this band has evolved their style over time while still retaining their signature sound.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Music Monday 22

My freshman year of college, Citizen Cope played a free (for students) show on the field outside my dorm. I had no idea who he was but I went anyway and had a good time! I know it's not the typical rock music I tend to post, but his songs tell a soulful story and are catchy too.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Music Monday 21

Is there a word for "nostalgia for something that never happened to you"? As a kid I was pretty straight-and-narrow, definitely not the cool punk sk8r you'd think would be into this kind of music, yet I still have this sense of nostalgia for the blink-182 albums of my childhood.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Music Monday 20

Architects of Fear is an obscure band from the north half of Florida, and I'm pretty sure they were the first band I've ever seen perform live (I believe it was my friend Nate's 21st birthday at the Atlantic). I didn't know who they were at the time, but I loved the music and for $5 cash I bought a copy of their home-made EP. Many years later I found out they released their one and only album which included the EP's songs. You may need to have used a land-line phone in order to understand some of the lyrics.

Sadly there is no video this time, just a link to the song.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Music Monday 19

Has life’s veritable cornucopia of endless activity got you down? Well then I’ve got news for you! Try not doing shit! Really, take the day off and don’t do shit. 50% of the time it works every time! If you don’t believe me, just listen to this song...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Music Monday 18

My friend Brandon described this classic ska song to me as a warm sunny day (it's the trumpets), and I have to completely agree. If this song doesn't make you get up get up get upppp (and want to play THPS), then I don't know what will.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Music Monday 17

I knew I had become a truly 1337 haxx0r when I finally understood every programming reference in this song. Mad props to you if you do too. I remember singing along to Monzy back in high school with my friend Josh while we drove around our neighborhood.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Music Monday 14

I found out about 'she music' (Lain Volta Trzaska) when I heard a dubstep remix of Coloris (you know, back when dubstep was a thing). When I listened to the original I instantly became a fan. While this is my favorite single, my favorite album is "Electric Girl", which I recommend you listen to if you like this track.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Laser Radiohead @ The Pacific Science Center

I Might Be Wrong, but Radiohead makes for the best laser light show. It was well worth the Dollars and Cents - No Surprises there. I was Lucky to have been able to see it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Music Monday 13

I first found the Wombats on the same indie mix as last week's song, and years later recognized the band name when looking at a list of Seattle-area concerts. They were the first show I ever went to by myself and it was so much fun.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Music Monday 12

I love songs with male-female duet vocals. I first heard an early version of this song from an online indie rock playlist, and getting the actual album was hard since this band basically disappeared off the face of the earth after releasing it. If you want a copy, I'll gladly share it, because it's a shame they didn't get more attention. (Also, sorry for the poor video quality. This was the best I could find. Here's a link with much better audio.)

Monday, January 7, 2019

Music Monday 11

Third Eye Blind is one of those bands where the tone and melody can be deceptively pop-y compared to the lyrics. How a song about doing crystal meth got played on the radio will remain a mystery of the 90s... 😉