May 26 2005
Turn Up The Sun
"Will you PLEASE get that effing camera out of my face for just two seconds? You know, I WAS napping peacefully before you started snapping pictures. Jerk."
Went to bed at 8 PM last night. I feel like a new person. 24 was good but I still think the whole China kidnaps the CTU guy plot thread was a bit wacky.
Sweet, sweet sunlight today after two days of gloomy, rainy, overcast drudgery. I know the doves were just in town, but c'mon. I mention this because my trusty iPod Photo just cued up my second favorite song from Don't Believe The Truth, which shares it's name with the title of this post and was written by Mr. Andy Bell. This song is so agonizingly close to being an instant classic that it pains me. It could have/should have been the backbone of this album. It has perhaps the greatest (and most apropos) opening line of any Oasis tune ever, I carry a madness / everywhere I go which sets the stage for a boot-stomping, barn-burner of a tune. It's Liam at his Lydonesque best. If I see you and I look right through / You shouldn't take it as a reflection on you. Huge guitar, thundering drums, it's ready for Glastonbury. There's just one problem and no, it's not the Love one another coda that Liam sings over and over. It's the sissy guitar intro and outro. This song needed a cracking riff that sets all hell loose, Acquiesce-steez, but instead we get some noodley, unexciting bullshit riff. So close, but still a great tune. I'll post it next week so as to not get sued by Sony today. But I have other treats for you today (see below).
Damon Albarn: still a poof, but encouraging nonetheless.
REM: Still sucking but a pretty good set list last night. Orange Crush and Me In Honey are worth the price of admission alone.
Dwyane Wade is a bad, bad man.
Two downloads for you today, since I have the day off tomorrow and hope to not spend it sitting in front of the computer. Both of these were recently aired at bluestate:
Delakota: The Rock (MP3) - The perfect summer song, but don't just take my word for it. Listen to what Stylus has to say on the matter. Sounds like Tim Burgess singing over The Stone Roses. This is the single edit, I just like it better than the album version.
Lali Puna: B-Movie (MP3) - This is a fun, dancey tune that I've had forever but just got around to listening to recently. Me likey. Enjoy.
I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. I plan on enjoying my four day weekend as much as possible even though I'm not leaving the greater DC area. Count on lots of BBQ's and perhaps even a DC United game, we'll see. Oh, and bluestate are DJing a house party tomorrow night. If anyone wants the details, just email me.
The Delakota link has been fixed. Thanks Matt.
Posted by: information leafblower at May 26, 2005 2:12 PM
That Delakota song is the epitome of the cliched album review phrase, "It sounds familiar but new at the same time."
Def. Ian Brown vocals. What's the those corny guitar riffs sraight off The Farm's Spartucus?
Posted by: Coolfer at May 26, 2005 3:21 PM
perfect "words" for mr. pink.
thanks & have a good mem day wkd too...four days? we's only gettin' three...
Posted by: melina at May 26, 2005 3:54 PM
Too bad for Liam, his team Manchester City couldn't finish higher than 8th.
Posted by: david at May 26, 2005 5:24 PM
it's been raining here (maine) for a week and a half straight. consider yourself blessed by the weather gods.
Posted by: chris at May 27, 2005 1:27 AM
have a good weekend! I'll be thinking of you this weekend when I'm at the Stadium on Saturday watching the Yanks crush the Sox. ;) WHOOT!
Posted by: Lauren at May 27, 2005 10:21 AM