"Look at all his music post thingies." --My High School Drama Teacher
Q: How many kids with ADD does it take to change a light bulb?
A: You guys wanna go ride bikes?
Ok, MP3's on this blog (designated by the links that seem like maybe they're songs) are for sampling purposes. So, if you like something you find on this site go buy some stuff by that artist. Go see a show.
If you're not happy that I put an MP3 up on this blog, just email me to take it down and it'll be down.
All MP3's are up for 10 days. Or when I remember to get take them down.
If you want to email me to say hi, ask me to take something down, ask me to put something up (i.e. bands wanting me to check out their music), or anything else, email me at email@example.com. You can remember it because it's the Appetite FOr Distraction blog!"But James, you say, why isn't it afdblog?" The answer is, of course, I didn't pay attention to the letters in the initials of my blog. Le sigh.
Alright everyone! Here's the shortlist. We're 1/3 of the way there and the steps only get easier!
Here's what's next:
1. From the list below, pick your 10 favorite songs 2. Arrange them in order from 1-10 with 1 being your most favorite. 3. If you choose to, you can give a negative vote to any one song. 4. Share the list! Get more people to vote! Facebook! Blog! Twitter! Tumblr!
Please do all of the above by midnight Pacific on 11/24 (3 am 11/25 Eastern, 8 am 25/11 in the UK)
A$AP Rocky - 1Train Alice Boman - Waiting Allison Crowe - Words Arcade Fire - Reflektor Arcade Fire – It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus) Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know Atoms For Peace - Before Your Very Eyes Atoms For Peace - Dropped Bahamas - Please Forgive My Heart Bastille - Pompeii Baths - No Eyes Capital Cities - Safe and Sound Chance the Rapper - Interlude (That's Love) Charlotte Church - Glitterbombed Chrvches - The Mother We Share Chvrches - Recover Cuddly Shark - Broken Arm Daft Punk - Doin' it Right Daft Punk - Get Lucky David Bowie - Valentine's Day David Bowie - Where Are We Now Dawes - From a Window Seat Deerhunter - Back to the middle Dessa - Fighting Fish Dessa - Skeleton Key Eels - Kinda Fuzzy Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk Us Uptown Escondido - Black Roses Fe - She Came Fitz and the Tantrums - 6AM Fitz and the Tantrums - Out of My League Foals - Late Night Foxygen - San Francisco Frank Turner - Recovery Frightened Rabbit - Dead Now Half Moon Run - Full Circle Here Is Your Temple - So High High Highs - Open Season Hive Bent - The Observer Internet Forever - Cover The Walls (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound) James Blake - Retrograde James Vincent McMorrow - Cavalier Janelle Monae - Dance Apocalyptic Janelle Monae - Q.U.E.E.N. Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up Jason Isbell - Songs That She Sang in the Shower John Grant - Black Belt John Grant - GMF Johnny Marr - The Messenger Joseph Arthur - Saint of Impossible Causes Josh Ritter - Joy To You Baby Josh Ritter - New lover Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves Kanye West - Bound 2 Katie Herzig - Nothing! Shhhhhhhhhhhh Kopecky Family Band - Wandering Eyes Kurt Vile - Wakin On a Pretty Day Lana Del Rey - Ride Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful Laura Mvula - Make Me Lovely London Grammar - Strong Lorde - Royals Lorde - Tennis Court Luke Haines - Rock & Roll Animals Man Man - Head on Mavis Staples - I like the things about me Midlake - Antiphon Moby - Almost Home MS MR - Hurricane New Politics - Harlem Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street Nine Inch Nails - Copy of A Olafur Arnalds - So Close OMD - Helen of Troy Phosphorescent - A Song For Zula Pixies - Bagboy Pixies - Indie Cindy Possessed by Paul James - Songs We Used To Sing Public Service Broadcasting - London Can Take It Run the Jewels - Get It Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels Sam Baker - Isn't Love Great San Fermin - Sonsick Savages - Husbands Sigur Ros - Isjaki Sigur Ros - Kveikur Smallpools - Dreaming Sparrow & The Workshop - Shock Shock Speedy Ortiz - Tiger Tank Steve Adamyk Band - Had a Heartattack Steve Mason - Oh My Lord Superhuman Happiness - Baby can I hold you tonight Teleman - Steam Train Girl The Boxer Rebellion - Diamonds The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away The Head and the Heart - Shake The Joy Formidable - Silent Treatment The National - Don't Swallow the Cap The National - I Should Live in Salt Tiny Ruins - Cold Comfort Tom Odell - Another Love Tricky - Nothing's Changed Vampire Weekend - Diane Young Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey Vanilla - Fancy Clown Re-flip Vienna Teng - The Hymn of Acxiom Volcano Choir - Comrade Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running