Your cover's blown
Belle and Sebastian - Your Cover's Blown
A recent single of theirs. As funky as french whiteboys get. Belle and Sebastian are always described as "precious" and that's very true. From the over-enunciation of singer Stuart Murdoch to the dinky melodies, it's all very nice and safe, and i actually really like it. The instrumentation of their songs is always varied thanks to their 7 members.
The Sains - I'm Stranded
You really must download this one, if at least only to hear the uncanny similarity to the Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop". The interesting thing is, this song actually came out first, i believe by mere weeks, and the Saints are Australian. I really want to find more by this band. They do the early punk-rock thing so well.
Pete Doherty - Bilo Song
I'm not sure if this is one of his recordings he made on a radio show while on the lam from the Libertines, but it's just Pete and his guitar. The demo quality recording adds to the intimacy of Pete's voice and scratchy guitar playing. The melody is unstructured but high in tunefulness.
Run DMC - Run's House
Easily one of my all-time favourite Car songs. Just a great "pump-up" song. I love the scratching of 'say what?' between "Who's house?" and "Run's House!". The old school drum sound is great too.
Bon Jovi - Bad Medicine
I really hate Bon Jovi and of course that means 80% of Saskatoon love them (i think this may be the subject of a future post), but I can't help but love the big dumb classic "Bad Medicine". It's got all the 80s arena rock requirements- big reverby drums, shouted choruses, shitty synths. I love it! Anyone who's seen "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" can't help but appreciate it's use in that movie.
Pharrel - Frontin'
Time to talk about how much I love Pharrell again. Well i'll just say that he takes the simplest instrumental and lets his voice go to work. His falsetto is crazy-good and the man has a fantastic ear for harmonies. I wish i had this on cd, but that means getting the neptunes remix disc, which i'm not sure i want. I think Jay-Z's verse is unecessary though.
David Cross - any of his stand up
After having fell in love with him and Odenkirk's comedy stylings thanks to Mr. Show, I checked his standup out too. Great stuff, similar vein as Mr. Show. Very dark at times, but hilarious. Plus, it deviates from the usual observational standup routines. Cross has more of a story-telling/free-form style.
"Me and my nuts are a real def 3/ they don't do nuthin' but hang with me" - The Fat Boys