Monthly Archives: March 2016

I Listen to Music: Week of 3/6/16

Here’s a log of the music I listened to for the week of March 6, 2016:

Car Album of the Week: Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect

The I Don’t Cares – “Outta My System”
This is Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield. Their debut album as The I Don’t Cares, Wild Stab, was released in January.

Susanna Hoffs & Matthew Sweet – “Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young Cover Live on The Tonight Show)”
I was reminded of the Hoffs/Sweet team-up because of The I Don’t Cares. They have released two covers albums together.

Canned Heat – “Let’s Work Together” and “Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Live at the Monterey Pop Festival)”
Why a co-worker and I started talking about Canned Heat I don’t remember, but part of our discussion was a disagreement about the songs Bob “The Bear” Hite, or Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson sang, and who we liked better.

Julien Baker  – NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Baker is currently criss-crossing the country on tour, and stopped by the NPR studios in Washington DC for the latest installment of their Tiny Desk series.

Laura Nyro and LaBelle – “Nowhere to Run (Martha and the Vandellas Cover)”
The CBC DJ who played this track failed to mention that LaBelle is backing up Nyro. He also said, “Van-duh-las.”

Florence + The Machine – “Ship to Wreck
The next song after Nyro. I’m not going to switch stations if this song is on.

Liars – “Grown Men Don’t Fall In a River, Just Like That
My oldest literally fell in a river, so a co-worker passed along this song.

Skeletonwitch – “Well of Despair” and “Repulsive Salvation
New song with a new singer from this Ohio metal group. The second song is to remind myself what the last singer sounded like, and I think I like him better.

Head Wound City – “Scraper
Members of The Blood Brothers, The Locust, and Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs comprise this grindcore supergroup. They have a new album, A New Wave of Violence, coming out in May.

Blue Oyster Cult – “Burning for You
Tuesday was primary day here in Michigan, so I wondered if Bernie Sanders ever used this song at his rallies…

Mike Watt – “Burning for You (Blue Oyster Cult Cover)”
…which led to this odd Mike Watt cover.

Mexrrissey – “Estuvo Bien (Morrissey Cover)”
Did you know that The Smiths and Morrissey, in particular, have a very loyal Latino following? Well you do now, and here’s a link to a Spin article by Chuck Klosterman with additional information.

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – “Valley Clouds”
New song and video from this collaboration. They’ll be starting a tour in Ann Arbor in May.

Iggy Pop – “Lust for Life” and Post Pop Depression
NPR First Listen is streaming Pop’s latest (and last?) album. It’s his best in years, and he’s heading out on tour with Josh Homme later this month. Post Pop Depression is available on March 18.

The Beatles – “In My Life
Beatles producer George Martin passed away at the age of 90 on March 8. The harpsichord sounding bridge is actually a sped up recording of Martin playing a piano.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – “Gamma Knife” and Live on KEXP
I have found my new favorite band. These psychedelic weirdos from Australia will be releasing their eighth album in four years, Nonagon Infinity, on April 29.

Louis Armstrong – “The Beat Generation”
An article about the Beats on Gawker contained a video of Louis Armstrong singing this song over the credits to the 1959 movie appropriately titled, The Beat Generation.

Click here for a Spotify playlist of these songs.

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Donald J. Trump Doesn’t Like Seth “Marbles in His Mouth” Meyers

My search through Donald Trump’s twitter account continues with this list of tweets about Seth Meyers:

Here are some responses to his followers about Meyers:

And finally this might be the meanest tweet of all-time:

If you’re wondering why Trump thinks Meyers is a “loser,” watch this clip from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2011:

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I Listen To Music: Week of 2/28/16

Here’s a log of the music I listened to for the week of February 28, 2016:

Car Albums of the Week: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly and Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect
To Pimp A Butterfly 
started this week in the CD player, but Detroit rockers Protomartyr made a return. Basically because it was the only other CD in the car, and I was looking for a change of pace.

Queen – “You’re My Best Friend”
Rush – “Limelight”
Double dose of quality rock from the local Detroit classic rock station. They probably followed this up with Phil Collins or Ted Nugent leading me to change the station, or play a CD.

Case/Lang/Veirs – “Atomic Number”
Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs announced their upcoming collaboration with this track. The album will be available June 17.

Neko Case – “Danny’s Song” (Loggins & Messina Cover from Vinyl)
This is the latest cover to be released from HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger produced Vinyl.

Explosions in the Sky – “Logic of A Dream”
Texan instrumental rock group, Explosions in the Sky, released the first single off their upcoming album, The Wilderness. The album will be available on April 1.

The Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum
A friend of mine’s band, Congress, will be opening for these Montreal rockers when they make a stop in Detroit next month, so I thought I would check out their latest album.

Robin Pecknold – “New Song” (Live)
The Fleet Foxes frontman has been opening for Joanna Newsom on her recent tour, and played a new song last week fueling speculaton that a new album from the band could be happening.

Beastie Boys – “A Year and A Day/Hello Brooklyn
Kendrick Lamar samples the same Isley Brothers song, “That Lady,” for “i” on To Pimp A Butterfly.

The Armed – “An Ode to No One” (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
Smashing Pumpkins – “An Ode to No One” (Live)
The Pumpkins really rock out on this track from Mellon Collie during their “last show” in 2000 at the Metro in Chicago.

Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered
Apparently LeBron James convinced Lamar to release these tracks left off of To Pimp A Butterfly. Thanks LeBron!

Metallica – “Enter Sandman” (Smooth Jazz Version)
Rage Against the Machine – “Killing In The Name” (Less Angry Version)
A YouTuber named Andy Rehfeldt has been creating his own interpretations of popular rock songs for a few years now. His page is full of videos that will waste a lot of your time if you’re not careful.

Sturgill Simpson – “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)
The first track off Simpson’s upcoming A Sailor’s Guide to Earth that will be released on April 15.

The Replacements – Live at 7th Street Entry (1981)
An interview with author Bob Mehr about his new biography on the influential Minneapolis rockers led me to this gem on YouTube. When the Replacements weren’t wasted they could be an amazing live band.

Future – “Low Life” & “March Madness” (Live on Saturday Night Live)
The Atlanta rapper was joined on stage by The Weeknd during “Low Life”

Donald J. Trump: Movie Reviews

As we know Donald Trump has opinions (the best opinions, he would say) about a lot of different things. Here are some Twitter movie reviews from Trump:

Django Unchained (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

Breaking Dawn: Part 2 (2012)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Unbroken (2014)

 The Interview (2014)

The Dictator (2012)

2016: Obama’s America (2012)

Movies Released in 2013

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

WWE: The History of Wrestlemania (2004)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) & The Dark Knight Rises (2012)


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