The 2015 Grammy Awards nominees were announced last week, and I’ve decided to make my picks. Not necessarily who I think will win, which I don’t have a clue and don’t really care, but who I WANT to win, or, in the case of the more obscure categories, a shot in the dark. Note that I am not exactly on top of all the hottest new tracks, although I am making a concentrated effort to do so.
There’s 8 million categories to cover, so lets get started…
Continue reading 2015 Grammy Awards Nominees and Picks (Every Category) – #MusicMonday
“But I won’t sit idly by
I’m planning a big surprise
I’m gonna fight
For what I want to be”
– Fugazi (“Waiting Room”)
DC (Washington DC fuckheads, not the comic label) punk icons Fugazi have been on “indefinite hiatus” since three sold-out gigs at the London Forum in England on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2002. They haven’t ruled out playing together again, and have even been offered “insane amounts of money to play reunions“, but nothing’s come of it yet.
Continue reading First Demo from Fugazi – #MusicMonday Album of the Week
“Why is the bedroom so cold?
You’ve turned away on your side.
Is my timing that flawed?
Our respect runs so dry.
Yet there’s still this appeal
That we’ve kept through our lives.”
– Joy Division
Amid all this posting today I nearly forgot, it #MusicMonday. So I thought I’d share this video of Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan joining former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook‘s band The Light to cover Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart“.
Speaking of the Pumpkins, seeing this video made me remember a piece I wrote on DouBle B Reviews in March 2012, theres a bunch of great videos from their albums through Machinima. I thought I’d post it with a (few cosmetic tweaks) on here:
CLICK HERE TO READ SMASHING PUMPKINS REDUX
They say every good girl wanna bad boy, only gonna be good to her.
They say every bad boy want a good girl, only gonna be bad to him…
Welcome back to #MusicMonday, Theophilus!
Theophilus London was actually my first Artist of the Week on my old website, DouBle B Reviews, his Timez Are Weird These Days album is one of my favorite of the last five or so years. Lets stop right there…it’s late here in Seattle and I’ve had a busy day of doing jack squat thanks to a lovely hangover, so I’m gonna get right to the point and try to wrap this up quickly. Things will ramp up on the site in the next couple of days.
Ok, first up we have the video for Tribe (featuring Jesse Boykins III), the lead single from the just released Vibes, an album that executive produced by none other than Kanye West.
Second, and last, we have the entire Vibes album…
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THEOPHILUS LONDON’S “VIBES”
“So may I introduce to you
The act you’ve known for all these years”
For those of you who watched the post with The Flaming Lips covering The Beatles on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and even for those who didn’t, heres With a Little Help from My Fwends. Its the Lips 14th studio album, which is a track-for-track tribute to The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Theres a bunch of guest stars, including Maynard James Keenan, and Tegan and Sara. Hell, even Miley Cyrus and Moby are featured on “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”.
Enjoy With a Little Help from My Fwends, the #MusicMonday Album of the Week.
“How do I feel by the end of the day?”…
Jimmy Kimmel Live. Hollywood Boulevard. On Halloween. Its hard to imagine a better setting in the world to see The Flaming Lips cover The Beatles while wearing Wizard of Oz costumes. But this wasn’t yours or my imagination, it was totally real, despite what the drugs you took that day made you think. It was a great way to promote the band’s 14th studio album, With a Little Help from My Fwends, a track-by-track tribute to The Beatles album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Songs performed were “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds“
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FWENDS ALBUM
#MusicMonday Artist of the Week
Run, run, run, run
run, run, run awaaaaaaay…
Yeah, it’s not #MusicMonday yet, but it’s fuckin’ Halloween and I bet a lot of you out there will be throwing fantastic parties (I know Seattle will be wild), so I thought I’d share this week’s Halloween themed #ThrowbackThursday playlist from Spotify. Rock it at your own party, at a reasonable volume, its not all really dance music, just Halloween themed. Even better, stream it off my website (its great for traffic numbers).
Be warned it is Spotify, so ads will play every so many songs, buuuut for those of you who have the subscription it will of course be ad free.