August 2005 Playlist
Keep What Ya Got
Sorry for the delay on this, I know it's been a long time coming. However, the good news is I have downloads for everyone!
Elbow: Leaders of the Free World (MP3) - The title track from their upcoming record. Make sure you're sitting down when you give it a listen. The drums remind me of Blur's Tender.
Editors: Blood (MP3) - The English Interpol, only judging by this track, a tad more upbeat. Very similar sounds. I love the lyrics here, Blood runs through our veins / That's where our similarities end. Looking forward to hearing their full length.
The Charlatans: I Don't Want to See the Sights (MP3) - This was the last cut from the battle royale playlist of last month's bluestate. I love the guitar riff in this song, even if it does sound very 1992.
Longwave: Tell Me I'm Wrong (MP3) - My favorite song from their new record, which was produced by John Leckie.
Mike Doughty: Looking at the World From the Bottom of a Well (MP3) - I was a huge fan of Soul Coughing (their first two records anyways) but I quit paying attention to Doughty after he went solo. I found this track on a compilation and am really digging it. He actually learned how to sing.
A quick aside about Soul Coughing. I saw them at Irving Plaza in the summer of 1996 or 1997 and near the end of the show, Doughty went around and introduced everyone in the band to the crowd and when he got around to himself, he said, "And I...am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does."
Following up my thoughts yesterday about how the Lookout! v. Green Day situation might effect Ted Leo, on his website, Ted says he will have an official statement soon. Ted is playing live on the internets at the World Cafe in Philly today at 2 PM EST. Go here for more info.
New live DVD from The Police is on the way. I was never really a fan but I've been on a big kick lately, mostly buying all of their vinyl.
If you like baseball, go read Peter Gammons' latest column. It has the details of the Manny trade that never was.
Derek Lowe has been a bad, bad man. He left his wife of seven years and two kids for Carolyn Hughes, the Fox Sports reporter that covers the Dodgers. Hello conflict of interest! And she's scary looking to boot!
The Sports Guy on The Trade.
Jon Sencio and the Pooper, BFF!
I left DCSOB out of my "people are moving soon" pitty party yesterday because he's already packed up and moved to Chicago. And since he can't rightly be DCSOB in Chi-Town, he's started a new blog titled Thrown For A Loop. Eat some deep dish for me, yo.