Jeremy Enigk - Return of the Frog Queen (1996)
Once upon a time, there was a band called Sunny Day Real Estate. They were good. They were also pretty much single-handedly responsible for inventing emo music. That was bad. Reeling from the guilt of inspiring such an awful genre, Sunny Day Real Estate’s singer quit and became a born-again Christian. A couple years later he found himself in a barn with a full orchestra recording his...
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
This was another of my favorite releases this year. It’s like if a guy who’s really into free jazz and hiphop who played a whole lot of video games as a kid made a crazy instrumental album. It’s good, yo. Listen to it.
R.I.P. Teena Marie
I hosted a radio show throughout college called What? The Funk! Radio. Each semester, I picked a different song that I’d play last every week. For reasons I can’t remember, one semester I chose “Ooh La La La” by Teena Marie. And In retrospect, that’s a really, really odd choice. The metal guy who had the time slot after mine must have thought I was...
Behold the world's only BMWuick.
My first car was a fire engine red 1996 Skylark. The Buick emblem fell off the front, so naturally some friends and I epoxied a Beamer logo to the grill. It didn’t have a gas gauge, working speedometer, operational radio or air conditioning, but I’ll be damned if that car didn’t get upwards of 32mpg. I kind of miss the ‘Lark. Not really, though.
I've been waiting all year for this.
In September of 1989,
Charlotte, North Carolina was hit by Hurricane Hugo. Perhaps the biggest casualty was the large bronze statue of Queen Charlotte outside of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The consensus is that it looks like someone pulled a chair out from underneath her. For some reason, they never fixed it. I hope they never do.
Thanks, Dr. Sister. Merry x-mas.
Maggot Brain is really good.
And next year it’ll be Forty years old. Forty. If you haven’t at least heard it by now, you’re dumb. Come on. Don’t be dumb, y’all.
Easily the best x-mas card I've ever seen.
Did anybody even wear these in Baltimore?
WET. Yes, this is a WET FLOOR.
Whoever he is, give him space.
He totes two gats.
"Don't make me get money and platinumize my...
Why did Dre even show up to the video shoot if he didn’t spit a verse? I mean, he knew the song existed. Rick even says Outkast in the chorus. Maybe it was Dre who took Rick’s verse off of the album version of “The Art of Storytellin” and this was his way of getting back at him. But anyway, my point is that someone needs to make a .gif of the 0:51.5-0:52 mark for me.
Did you know
that North Carolina has exactly 100 counties and more colleges per capita than any other state in the US of A? Well ya do now. Go ‘head. Count ‘em.
Could you get that?
Thanks a lot.
It really isn't fair that things this badass...
I don’t care if they’re lip-synching, the filming of this is a definite top 5 “If I had a Time Machine” destination.
This video has 104 dislikes.
How are there a whole 104 who don’t like this? I mean damn, Aretha.
No Age - Everything in Between
This is my favorite album that came out this year. It was a big surprise to me, considering that I’ve hated everything that this band has come out with before. But they’re undeniably good at making noise, and I’m a fan of noise. On Everything in Between, they managed to turn chaos into actual songs and make an extremely solid album about feeling like a piece of shit. And as...
I refuse to draw the boomerang bird.
The boomerang bird sucks so much.
Don't that poster look dusty?
Yuh cyan' stab nahbody wi' dis!
This is real.
I gave a client presentation yesterday.
Throughout the whole thing, all I could think about was this drawing staring at me from the whiteboard at the back of the room. I have no idea what it was, but I did my best to recreate it in my notes as faithfully as I could before we left. I’m thinking it’s a devil Mr. Potato Head?
93 'til Infinity is Good.
It came out (obviously) in 1993. It’s almost 2011. If you haven’t heard it by now, you are dumb. Don’t be dumb.
Bear In Heaven - You Do You (Studio Remix)
I think we should have a whole playlist of...
and there should be a dance party before every sporting event. This song comes on right before “Crazy in Love.”
Wookie of the year!
This guy did that.
Japan will destroy us all. With Google.
This guy has been staring at me
from my cube wall for months. I suspect he’s been waiting all this time just to tell me that I’m too slow.
Not that lemon party. Come on. Sicko.