Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Mostly Not Bummer Summer

classic inflatable tube choice, kermit. fitting.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Idlin'

Odes to the creaky chair, the cool frisbee toss:

-m. olcott

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Files from the cloud, jams from the heavens.

It's official. The groundhog devoured his key lime pie, and only these jams can keep you safe from the hot Mexican sun.

-j. edwin summer

Movie Draft Pick

"The subject of the song is the arrival of the mighty Quinn (an Eskimo), who changes despair into joy and chaos into rest, and attracts attention from the animals. The metaphorical lyrics have prompted suggestions that Quinn is a village elder."

"Dylan himself has said that the title character refers to actor Anthony Quinn's role as an Eskimo in the 1959 movie The Savage Innocents."

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hello Summer

The big heads are out at the beach, it's summer. I've been waiting like 2 months to eat a key lime pie in a big tee or tank top, on a warm porch- I'll probably have a ginger beer (Goya) and rye (Overholt) and listen to songs like this.

Anyways, friends, Summer Internet is open for the season. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

2001: Summer of the Shark

To kick off the jams this season, I turned up an old CD-R, with "Summer 2001" sharpied on top. Ten years ago I was 15 and made my first summer mix. Dudes got drivers licenses to drive to the frolf course and park at the liquor store. This was the mix on the discman/car adapter.
Mostly, I'll rep that teen.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

get hot or go home

radio time in maine is always a bit off. wmpg is often a savior. turns out, it's straight exciting on saturday afternoons. or anytime, on the net, with this cat's rockabilly sense. phew!

Monday, April 11, 2011

they call him, little fred durst riding hood

Ben was trying to go to sleep- instead he played my favorite song. But we couldn't remember how it goes.
Here’s how Luna would play it:
I always thought Dean Wareham was saying, “please stop quoting Rodney King in your postcards.” As in, “can’t we all just get along?”

Saturday, April 2, 2011

april showers make it rain

springtime internet: apropos/necessary for the pending galoshes weather

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'd boycott busses too if the car radio was this good!

Been driving through Alabama, Georgia, Florida and was impressed by the amount of songs on the radio talking about being in cars in those states (especially Alabama). Hard not to be bowled over by the specificity... but even harder to resist the wide-eyed earnestness. Example: I heard this song every hour by the Thompson Twins.

Don't they look more emo than you'd expect? Reminds me of the first time seeing a Carzy Town music vid.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ros sereysothea

so this animation...a bit creepy. this gal & her voice...a bit amazing.
more about ros sereysothea AKA the boiled snail girl here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shredding for the Wedding

In Turkmenistan, a marriage is not deemed fit until the two families can mimic each other perfectly in song, style, and instrument. Maybe, probably not.

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Time For...

This Loving rendition of Jonathan Richman from the cover of It's Time For...(1986) was made by Sam McKiniss (2009). Here are two songs from this hard to find album. The first is It's For You. The Mighty Mighty Boss-teens probably ironed their suits to it for a decade.

Ben was saying that Jonathan Richman Loves the Modern world- but I dunno. For the song, Roadrunner, that whole first album and the name of the bad, yes. But in every since Jonathan loved highways, and fast machines and super markets and neon moonlight and mass communications (big ups Boston radio)... he's been shunning the modern world. New fans that find Roadrunner and follow his career will find that his Modern Love dries, as early as 1963 (see poem from Having a Party). His nostalgia for modern ruins are charming, but I do wish he still loved the modern world.

Corner Store:

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Worthy Attempt at Human Parthenogenesis

Remarkable she didn't get pregnant from that stare. Happy Valentines!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

looking glass

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-agc3, via jht

Friday, January 21, 2011

you wear those shoes, and I will wear that dress

on repeat:

lykke li, i follow rivers (the magician remix)

satanic verses:

levek, muhammed ali and me


dirty beaches, lord knows best

on this snow day, the city presses the reset button. and i get to surf the world wide web and listen to whatever i so fancy from my warm bed. this is the stuff that dreams are made of.

for *, this is jennifer ha tan.

Monday, January 17, 2011

before twitter...

existed THE TWEETERS & their cosmetic queen:

via the ever-enlightening