Friday, April 27, 2007

Spoon @ Toads 4/26/07

What can I possibly say that you don't already know? Spoon was, in a word, incredible. The show lasted a little over two hours and every minute of it was jammed packed with Spoony goodness. Koz and I actually had a brush with Britt in the mens bathroom, as we all felt the need to urinate at approximately the same time. Apparently it was the first time they had ever played in New Haven, and I can assure you that they left a pretty good impression on us humble Nutmeggers(?). All of their songs transferred nicely into the live set, and the sheer energy that Daniel and the boys exhibited was impressive. From the get go they had the audience tapping their feet and bouncing around in a pop-fueled bliss that rivaled whatever drug it was that kid with the goggles on had taken earlier that evening. They played a few new songs which are slated to appear on their upcoming album, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (out July 10th), but mainly stuck to crowd pleasing favorites off of Gimme Fiction ("The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine", "They Never Got You" "Beast and Dragon, Adored", to name a few)as well as some of their older material (including "The Way We Get By", and the set closing "Fitted Shirt"). I would highly recommend seeing Spoon if ever presented with the chance to do so, it was a phenomenal show. The only downside to the evening was the fact that cans, thats right cans, of beer were going for four bucks. Needless to say, I didn't splurge on the bottles, god knows how much those were going for. And on a completely unrelated note, we saw one of those R2D2 mailboxes near the Yale bookstore as we were walking to the show, completely unnecessary, but we still took pictures with it. Frankly, I was surprised some Star Wars fanatic hadn't tried to steal it. Anyway, sorry about the qaulity of the pictures from the show, I had my brothers digi with me and unfortunately it just didn't cut it. Oh well. Here are some Spoon mp3s (even though most of you probably have them already, if not, enjoy).

Spoon - The Way We Get By
Spoon - Jonathan Fisk
Spoon - Lines In The Suit
Spoon - Sister Jack
Spoon - Believing is Art
Spoon - Back to the Life
Spoon - Paper Tiger
Spoon - They Never Got You

Friday, April 20, 2007

Nonsensical post about nothing in particular

Well, since its been a while since I last posted I figured it was about time for a new one. That and I was getting bored waiting for my buddy Koz to get here so we could start this night off on the right foot. Anyway, with my final semester as an undergraduate rapidly approaching, and my still pending application to graduate school floating in space somewhere, and the deadlines for final research papers and my thesis coming up, I am finally going to divulge senesitive information to someone I should've told a long time ago but never did, oh and I have to attending a funeral tomorrow at 7:30am, you can imagine that I have a lot on my plate right now and I don't really have the motivation to do any of them. it's friday and all I want to do is relax. this funeral is really screwing me up to because Kelleher, my best friend since as far back as I can remember, well its his birthday today, and I'm not going to be able to get shitfaced with him so this whole Friday night is well on its way to becoming a downer. the whole funeral thing sucks too because its just this rmeinder that someone just died. I don't know what I'm rambling about other than the fact that I have a lot of work to do and I'm extremely stressed out. with all of this being said, I'm going to try and post a few songs, hopefully paralleling the wide variety of moods I seem to be experiencing at this moment in time. Enjoy.

Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Lily Allen - Everythings Just Wonderful
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Placebo - Every You Every Me
The Libertines - The Delaney
The Killers - (Glamorous) Indie Rock & Roll
Ted Leo - Me & Mia
Stellastarr* - Untitled
Rogue Wave - Eyes
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

Friday, April 13, 2007

Your (Musical) Study Buddy

It is Friday. Normally, I would go to the package store, buy a 30 pack of inexpensive beer and head to one of my friends houses to set the evening off in the right direction. Not tonight my friends. While I would much rather drink until I blacked out, I have way too much work in front of me to afford yet another Saturday of doing nothing because I got hammered the night before. So tonight I'm going to take it easy. have a few like minded people over, maybe have a few beers and if I get the right amount of work done maybe we'll head out somewhere for a short while. Fear not though, I am not becoming "soft" or a "lightweight" by any means. hopefully by getting this work done I will be free tomorrow night to get absolutely fall on the floor drunk (which I plan on doing regardless). Anyway, I figured since tonight will be full of reading literary criticism's of Herman Melville's Benito Cereno and (hopefully) finishing whats left of my graduate school application, I will treat all of you readers to some of the music that I tend to listen to while I'm studying or writing a paper or whatever, so enjoy.

Explosions in the Sky - First Breath After Coma
Radiohead - Fog
Sigur Ros - Olsen Olsen
Interpol - NYC
Mogwai - I Chose Horses
Sparklehorse - Getting It Wrong
The Album Leaf - On Your Way
King of Convenience - Homesick
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Efterklang - Monopolist
The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake
Mogwai - Helicon 1
Sigur Ros - Untitled #4 (a.k.a. njosnavelin/the nothing song)
Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine (Goodbye)

Saturday, April 07, 2007


While searching the internet I came across the above picture and immediately I thought to myself, "I have to see this movie". Not only is the cover so incredibly random, as a lone, confused Rob Schnieder-esque looking dude is at the mercy of an orgy of freshly shaven legs, hands, and what seems to be a blown up condom, but the tagline is classic, "A chemical reaction got him some action!", just absolute gold. If that doesn't sell you on this flick then you must be a Mormon or something. I mean the plot summary on just sums up how totally awesome this movie must be, "Pondo Sinatra is a college boy with a problem: women will have nothing to do with him. It's not that he was raised on a chicken farm and, literally, came to school on the back of a turnip truck. It's not that he is a virgin and jinxed, and every move he makes around a woman backfires. The problem is that god and heaven have set themselves against Pondo loosing his virginity. That is until Pondo discovers the secret formula to the most powerful aphrodisiac in the world and becomes....... "The Party Animal"!" The main characters name is PONDO SINATRA. This movie must be absolutely abysmally awful. But you have to admit that it sounds so bad, that it would be hysterical. Anyway, the movie got me thinking, and I said to myself, how would I score this movie, had all the music that is available today, been around in 1985. Then I said to myself, just throw a bunch of mp3s up that sort of evoke that inner "party animal" in all of us. Enjoy.

The Knife - We Share Our Mothers Health
Prodigy - Girls
The Whip - Trash
Daft Punk - Robot Rock
New Order - Crystal
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Interpol - Slow Hands
Cansei de ser Sexy - I Wanna be Your J.Lo
Ratatat - Seventeen Years
Turbulence - Notorious
The Streets - Fit But You Know It
LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat