Month: December 2008

Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

Do you know someone who likes Obama? Do you know someone who likes unicorns? Well, I think you just hit the jackpot.

Will someone PLEASE make me some potato latkes? *WARNING: This recipe has boobs on the page. Yes, I’m serious.

I’m surprised this hasn’t come up sooner, but LG is releasing a wrist phone and it seems pretty darn cool.

Waitin’ For A Superman

I have been looking for a new messenger to replace my nearly 10 year-old one for a very long time. After many years, I think I have found a winner. It’s slightly bigger than the one I have loved for the last decade and also goes with the buckle closure rather than the velcro my current love has. (Sometimes when I sit on carpet and have my bag on, I get stuck to the floor.) I’ll wait until after all the Xmas madness is over to order, and hopefully in that time I will be able to find it somewhere that won’t charge a ridiculous $28 for shipping. The hunt is on.

Ben Gibbard leaves me terribly heartbroken in this interview when referencing the second Postal Service album as “the record that will never come out”. *tear*

In more uplifting music news, there is a rather comical video to go along with a new track from Peter, Bjorn and John which you can find here. The have a new album scheduled for release sometime next year.

Bloc Party has released a video for “One Month Off” and I like it. You make the call.

Your New Cuckoo

Remember the first time you put on the album Good News for People Who Love Bad News? There was that short and somewhat abrasive “Horn Intro” and then the cool, soothing guitar of “The World At Large” started in. It’s a beautiful song and upon hearing the first plucked notes, I knew this was going to be a great album. Lucky Toronto-folk at the Broken Social Scene gig at the Sound Academy at the end of November were treated to Isaac Brock dropping in and doing a few tracks with the BSS kids, including “The World At Large“. It’s rare you find live clips with sound and video this good. Much respect to the camera person who captured this lovely moment to share with all of us.

People have solid views on the original singer versus the replacement singer debates. One of these that is particularly one-sided, is regarding Van Halen. It’s difficult to deny Diamond Dave on the showmanship front, but we sometimes forget he had a pretty great voice too. So along comes this little reminder in the form of the vocal track from 1984’s “Hot for Teacher”. I didn’t realize that he was nearly 30 when this recording was made but his voice is raspy and strong and his range has always been of note.

LCD Soundsystem featuring Kermit the Frog in their video for “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”:

I’m a fan of Justice. You’re a fan of Justice. And this clip from the upcoming A Cross the Universe DVD shows even Kanye West is a fan of Justice. Justice for all!

Word on the streets is that Doves are going to be putting out a new album next year.

Since I was little, I have always loved Bret Hart. He just had total knee replacement surgery and I just wanted to send a little love his way via the internet. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well!