Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1971

1. I Feel the Earth Move

2. So Far Away
3. It's Too Late
4. Home Again
5. Beautiful
6. Way Over Yonder
7. You've Got a Friend
8. Where You Lead
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
10. Smackwater Jack
11. Tapestry
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

I wrote about this album for my "1 Year, 100 Albums" Series. You can find that by clicking HERE

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 2015 Media Update

Last Thing I Watched: I'm catching up on the most recent season of The Simpsons. So the last one I watched was one called "Waiting for Duffman". It was very good. An interesting look at the popularity of alcohol consumption and what it means to advertise beer and stuff.

Last Thing I Read: Last month this section was a piece from the New Yorker by Oliver Sacks. This month, the last thing I read was from his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. It's a very good, interesting read. It's not a quick read, which can be frustrating, but I'm enjoying it quite a lot.

Last Thing I Listened To: The ACTUAL last thing I listened to was something on the Comedy Central SiriusXM station where Emily Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, and Jonah Ray talking about their tv show that is based on their comedy night that they do. It was interesting.

But I can't play a clip of that or whatever, so we'll listen to what I heard right before I started listening to them talk: Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women" which is a fun song and also plays a key role in Stephen King's 11/22/63.

Things I'm Seeing on the Internet: People are still talking about the Supreme Court ruling on Same-Sex Marriage and also about the Confederate flag controversy.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Tinie Tempah featuring Jess Glynne "Not Letting Go"

What a fun summer jam! It's definitely a throwback to a certain sound of the 90's and with the song titles he references, Tinie Tempah is well aware of that fact and embraces it. I enjoyed this one a lot! Thanks, UK!

New Countdown: "With Something of a Thud"

Hey hey! Now we're making some progress. Posting on Tuesday morning isn't bad at all! I'm pretty pleased with myself!

Enjoy the tunes!

Countdown #252

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Death Cab For Cutie
Matchbox 20
Mumford & Sons
Of Monsters and Men
Saint Motel
twenty one pilots
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1972

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.

1. Rocks Off
2. Rip this Joint

3. Shake Your Hips
4. Casino Boogie
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn and Frayed
8. Sweet Black Angel
9. Loving Cup
10. Happy

11. Turd on the Run
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want to See His Face
14. Let It Loose
15. All Down the Line
16. Stop Breaking Down
17. Shine a Light
18. Soul Survivor

I think this is a weird non-Greatest Hits album to own. I love it, but I feel like it's more of a "You know their hit albums and now check out what they're doing!" sort of album as opposed to "Here's this band. Get to know them through this album" sort of album, you know?

New Countdown: Two Decades of JLP

Walk the Moon

This week's episode felt a lot shorter than usual. I think it's because of last week's HUGE episode. The songs are here and they're so great. I think you're really going to enjoy this one

Countdown #251

Alanis Morissette
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Death Cab For Cutie
Mumford & Sons
Of Monsters and Men
Saint Motel
twenty one pilots
Vance Joy
Walk the Moon
X Ambassadors

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday (UK Edition): Major Lazer featuring MØ & DJ Snake "Lean On"

I think this might be the first time that a post I've made on a previous UK Edition has forced me to do another UK Edition. A song that I posted about in April because it was on the Top Ten in the UK has finally hit our Top Ten. OMI's "Cheerleader" was the song.

So this is a fun little dance track. Simple, straightforward. I like it a lot!