So it’s X-mas-time. I have mixed emotions about this time of year. Things I like include time off from work, large amounts of tasty food, Band Aid, Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the hopes of catching the original version of “Christmas Coming to the USA”. I have scoured the internets and cannot find a video of the original version. There are lots of the follow-up versions, but no O.G. What’s up with that? Anyway, it turns out Julian Casablancas digs this SNL hit too and has covered it for a 7″ release. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to link to it since it’s all over the interwebs.
A video for “Thunderbird” from the Golden Filter. I’m liking these guys a lot.
And another band I’m enjoying these days, Fan Death with their vid for “Cannibal”.
Chunklet has a most excellent 40-minute mp3 clip of nothing but witty banter from Fugazi shows. It is pretty hilarious. Love those guys.
Here’s a video from Fanfarlo. Check out their site. They have a fun advent calendar on it!
Shout Out Louds have been working on their new album in Seattle and the video for “Walls” chronicles a bit of it for us. The new song is promising.
Jónsi from Sigur Rós will be releasing a solo album soon by the title of Go. Go to his site and you can get a free mp3 in exchange for your email addy. This track has my all antsy-pansty to hear the full album.
Do you know what Tuesday is? It’s April 28th. What’s so special about April 28th? Ben Folds presents: Universtiy A Cappella! comes out! I L-O-V-E Ben Folds and leave it to him to come up with this spin on the ol’ “Greatest Hits” idea. “What should I expect?” you might be asking yourself. Well, here’s a little sample for you from two of the groups who were chosen for the album.
I love Ben Folds for many reasons. He’s ridiculously talented and embraces humour in his music as well as the usual heavier, emotional stuff you find in the land of music these days. If you’ve never delved any deeper into “the Folds”, you should. It’s a nice place.
And now on to non-Ben-related things. I’m digging Golden Filter. Here is their video for “Solid Gold”. Solid.
Neko Case will be coming to town in June. Here’s a vid for “People Got A Lotta Nerve” to get you in the mood.
Editorial comment: Hey, HULU! Quit being a-holes and get going on the worldwide viewing already! Don’t we suffer enough with our shitty excuse for a comedy network and our sub-par cartoon channel? Where’s the love?