yeah, seriously. as of two minutes from now, midnight on july 1st, florida’s miami-dade county will be known as miami-wade county for a week. miami-dade’s board of county commissioners voted unanimously to change the name, coinciding with the first week of nba free agency, when dwyane wade is expected to be joined by one or possibly two superstars in miami.
once this marlins/mets game (in puerto rico) is over, i’ll be waiting intently to see if anything ridiculous is going to happen tonight.
speaking of which, someone with a site named ‘titsmcdick,’ subtitled ‘electric bonerjam,’ liked my gpoyw post. undecided on my thoughts. and ‘mirandawildmanart,’ (from asheville??), that reggae song you posted with a tempo matching my changing photos, that was pretty hilarious.
i don’t really use the website often/ever, but any reliable source of one-liners from mac from it’s always sunny in philadelphia should be spread amongst the masses like hey-guys-we’re-all-officially-switching-over-to-socialism pamphlets. not that we should switch our government-enforced ideology to communist principles, but if we did, everyone’s gotta know, you know?
Worlds ugliest dog dies at 17, luckily for owner now has even higher chance of winning title next year
Just looked a list of experts called in to help solve BP oil disaster, noticed a distinct lack of Vince from ‘Shamwow’
Big decision for today: Is cream cheese antibiotic OR should I go to the doctors?
Just overheard a college kid say the greatest quote ever: “Intolerant people are fucking gay”
i’m mainly posting this song because of the last thirty seconds, which rank up there with the key change/string part in ‘the youth’ and the opening flute solo in ‘electric feel’ (the first few times i heard it) as my favorite moments of mgmt's short career. the modest mouse-esque guitar melody in ‘of moons, birds, and monsters’ was pretty sweet too. this song is a brisk, psychedelic approach to surf rock, and probably the track of their latest cd that most evokes the album’s cover. it’s also been a great accompaniment to this spain vs portugal game i’m watching, as the tempo increases and spain’s offensive pressure rises; llorente’s ripped spain jersey also looks like something andrew vanwyngarden might gladly wear on stage someday.
'song for dan treacy' features a wandering organ line that sounds no more recent than the 1960's, and an equally adventurous high-pitched bassline. i know people have been hating on mgmt for not including anything as catchy as the singles from oracular spectacular, but i’m pretty sure i like congratulations more, thanks to the exploratory, prog-rock-lite elements explored in tracks like this one and the 12 minute epic ‘siberian breaks.’ i find the chord progressions much more intriguing in their experimental stuff than in their hits, and admire their unmoderated ambition despite the burden of a major-label release and colossal expectations. how the FUCK can a band sell a million records of their first album, and then put out a second lp with no intentions of marketing any singles? they allowed people to stream the whole album on their website, and apparently were initially interested in offering it as a free download as well. i don’t understand how a band can supersede the financial interests of their giant record label so blatantly, but good for them. congratulations is a kooky record for sure, but i can definitely enjoy it in the right circumstances. oh yeah, and the eponymous “dan treacy” is a british musician, and the frontman of the group television personalities, by the way.
can i just take a second, in advance of july 1st, to mention how exciting it is to be a miami heat fan in this Summer of Free Agency? throughout the year it’s been fun, because we’ve all known something was going to happen, but it really seems as if the news is getting better with every update. i started hearing rumors yesterday, via stephen a. smith and his mysterious (but allegedly double-checked) sources, that chris bosh AND lebron james have informally committed to playing in miami next year. that would be fucking serious. my parents have suggested that i move back down to south florida in august, while looking for a job, and this insane consolidation of athletic talent would be the first and probably only incentive for me to take their advice. i wonder how it would go if i told them “i’m only moving back home if lebron is there too.”
d. wade wondering if bosh and lebron want vintage heat jerseys of their own
sure, if you say so. i could see that. vibrasphere are a “psytrance” duo (think shpongle) from sweden; some of their music is a little bit too dance clubby for me, and can be too heavy-handed at times, but the less repetitive stuff is filled with shimmering sound effects and melodious synthesizer parts. i could easily imagine their stuff being really effective in a club on south beach, thousands of miles away from their homeland. the vibrasphere website is really aesthetically pleasing, with visuals and sound effects that imply a setting somewhere between desolate ice caves and swanky ice bars. this is one of their more downtempo tracks, featuring disembodied female vocals, and i think their dreamlike, ethereal sound is well suited for this style. the title means “dream” in spanish anyway, so i have a feeling the blissful vibes within this song are no coincidence.
i woke up to v89 playing an old blues song, and was going to get out of bed until ‘the engine driver’ and ‘on the bus mall,’ two particularly hypnotizing and nostalgia-inducing decemberists songs, came on. stuck around in bed and thought about the last five years of my life, between 4 1/2 years of college and my summers on the road with my drum corps.
my trip down memory lane was interrupted by a unexpected complete fade out-to-fade in move during 'on the bus mall,' when colin says
'and we laughed off the quick tricks the old men with limp dicks on the colonnades of the waterfront park’
classy move, v89. kidz can’t be hearing that shit.
from his views/octopus ep. wonderful piece of fusion electronica; this track evokes the sensitive electronica of bibio and pogo at first, but further listens reveal the influence of the books and more notably broken social scene, circa their smoothed-out, luxuriously ambient ‘feel good lost’ material.
nosaj thing is an(other) L.A.-based electronic artist, who apparently used to play tenor drums in high school band, which (i’m copyrighting this idea right now) would sound badass if made into beats. he makes music on the alpha pup record label, which also serves as a digital distribution company for a whole bunch of prominent independent artists. musicians on alpha pup’s own label include free the robots, glitch mob, and the man behind yesterday’s audio selection, daedelus. they also help spread music by artists as varying as funkadelic and the mars volta; busdriver and the ohio players; elite beatsmiths such as alex b, 1000names, teebs, gaslamp killer, shlohmo, and a definite power duo as far as i’m concerned in flying lotus and jaga jazzist. basically, these alpha pup guys have the right idea, and there’s a good reason why they sought out jason chung, aka nosaj thing, to expand their all-star lineup of progressive electronic musicians.
man, i haven’t really liked watching the spanish team; i kind of think they’re a bunch of floppers and divas, but FUCK, david villa is a ridiculously good soccer player. best i’ve seen in the tournament so far. still hoping chile can win, mainly because of the reasons listed above, but i’ll still appreciate greatness when i see it.
i seriously spent most of my life disliking soccer, but have watched a pretty good number of international matches over the last few years and have changed my opinion…..sort of like how i don’t really care about curling or hurdles or javelins or bobsleds, but i still really enjoy the olympics. i guess i just wish that sport was a legitimate form of democracy. wholehearted competition is a much better way for males to resolve disputes and exercise testosterone-based dreams of dominance than actual warfare.
goddamn right. i dont remember ever getting past the second or third level. the second one was the one where you hang on that rope and work your way down that sinkhole-ish pit….i think i beat that level once, but don’t remember anything past that.
my friends were playing some teenage mutant ninja turtles game last weekend on the snes, a game i never played but they had strong memories with, and i said something about it basically being the same thing as battletoads but evidentially a lot more easy to get through. seriously, b-toads was a great game, with especially great pause music, but fuckin a, it was damn near impossible.