Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Henry Clay People - The Fakers

by Jay Allbritton
The AV Club reviews the band's new album 25 for the rest of our lives. I dig it the most.


Claire Schofield - Always (Rilo Kiley Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
One of the better RK covers I have yet heard. 


Happiness Is A Warm Gun

by Hector Diego


Mother Superior jumped the gun...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Conor Oberst and Fisrt Aid Kit - Lua

by Jay Allbritton
FAK join Conor Oberst on stage at the Newport Folk Festival. They add a really sweet element to this song. They recently discussed meeting Mr. Oberst and other matters with Stereogum.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Slow Club - The Dog

by Jay Allbritton
Slow Club played a special acoustic session at Veringkanal in Hamburg during the MS Dockville Festival 2012, which was posted by They Shoot Music YouTube channel.


The Henry Clay People - Working Part Time

by Jay Allbritton
"I was broke but still alive, oh, I was fine..."


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Soundgarden - The Day I Tried To Live

by Jay Allbritton
The return of Soundgarden has motivated me to reflect a bit on their career and believe it or not, this band was further ahead of their time than I thought. This track is from Superunknown, but their entire catalog, especially their work from 1991-1996, consists of interesting, dynamic, well produced songs that hold up a lot better than I expected.


The Henry Clay People - This Ain't A Scene

by Jay Allbritton
"Just a generation caught in between..."


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Aimee Mann - Wise Up

by Jay Allbritton
Aimee Mann duets with Ben Gibbard on the fantastic first single from his forthcoming solo album, "Bigger Than Love," which can be heard over at NPR.


John Lennon - Woman

by Hector Diego


Lennon was one of the first males to describe himself as a feminist. According to Webster's New World Dictionary, 1970, feminism is:

1. a) the principle that women should have political, economic, and social rights equal to those of men.

Are you a feminist?

Andy Williams (1927-2012)

by Hector Diego



Williams was a lifelong Republican who once accused President Obama of "following Marxist theory." But he acknowledged experimenting with LSD, opposed the Nixon administration's efforts in the 1970s to deport John Lennon, and, in 1968, was an energetic supporter of Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. When Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles in June 1968, just after winning the California Democratic primary, Williams sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" at his funeral. (Note: Anything I post in bold I copied from someone else.)

Williams was a very strange Republican and an unusual crooner. That's why I mark his passing and ask Goddess to be kind to him. Here are two of his greatest hits. 

Love Story by Andy Williams on Grooveshark


Moon River by Andy Williams on Grooveshark



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sarah Jaffe - A Sucker For Your Marketing

by Jay Allbritton
"Whatever you put out I'm gonna buy it..."



Jenny Lewis - Rise Up With Fists (Live in Amsterdam)

by Jay Allbritton
"I can't escape that way..."


Monday, September 24, 2012

Field Report - I Am Not Waiting Anymore

by Jay Allbritton
For more FR check out NPR's feature.


The Year Of John Lennon - Working Class Hero

by Hector Diego


They say 2012 is the year that the world will end. No, it won't. But if it does, we will be hearing from John Lennon.

Obama Apologizes For Republicans!

by Hector Diego

Republicans have been accusing Democrats of apologizing to the world for America for a few decades. But Republicans think they define America, which is why they feel confident about their outrageous claim. No, Obama does not apologize for America, he apologizes for Republicans!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso

by Hector Diego


This one was sent in by Dhanvantari Dasa, a homeless sadhu out in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Vaiyasaki Dasa - Gopinatha

by Hector Diego


I have been to this guy's kirtana. He is great.

Twist And Shout

by Hector Diego


A dynamic performance.

Roll Over Beethoven

by Hector Diego

Where's the security? Epstein is not doing his job!

Regina Spektor - No Surprises (Radiohead Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
"No alarms and no surprises..."


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Today is Radhashtami

by Hector Diego


It is very auspicious when the autumn equinox and Radhashtami share the same date.

Florence and the Machine - Dog Days are Over

by Jay Allbritton
Summer is finally over. Thank all that is holy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

JJAMZ - Suicide Pact

by Jay Allbritton
Performed live on a trolley. 



The band was recently featured on CNN:


The Mountain Goats - In Memory Of Satan

by Jay Allbritton
Here's a new one from Mr. John Darnielle. Very mellow.



And just to reiterate, I am going to make it through this year if it kills me.

Jensen Ackles & Steve Carlson - Angeles (Elliott Smith Cover)

by Jay Allbritton
Nice country fried version of the Elliott Smith classic. 


Fiona Apple, Sara Watkins & Sean Watkins - You're The One I Love

by Jay Allbritton
From one year ago today in Los Angeles.


Rilo Kiley - With Arms Outstretched

by Jay Allbritton
I watched the series finale of Weeds last night. I enjoyed the final season more than the last few seasons and I thought the finale was a brave choice by the show's writers.

Rilo Kiley's "With Arms Outstretched" was featured prominently, bringing the show full circle--it was also featured in the first episode. Nice to see that almost five years after the band's last album, their music may have had its biggest moment yet.

This is the final sequence, so if you don't want it spoiled for you, don't watch.


The Bluegrass Regulators - Downeaster Alexa

by Jay Allbritton
Ten thousand points for awesomeness. This post is going out to @MrsKimyaDawson who tweeted out the original.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

North Highlands - Collar Bones

by Jay Allbritton
If you can't follow them around Brooklyn or on tour, follow them on Twitter.


The Funk Brothers with Joan Osborne - Heatwave

by Jay Allbritton
KTWS time is 4:26 PM. We're kissing summer goodbye with Joan Osbourne and "Heat Wave". Keep it locked on your number one cyber station.


The Year Of John Lennon

by Hector Diego


If 2012 is going to be the end of the world, we will be listening to John Lennon.

Homer Simpson Votes For Romney

by Hector Diego


This kills me.

Free Fiona!

by Jay Allbritton
Texas...

 

Funk Brothers with Joan Osborne - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

by Jay Allbritton
"Tell me..."


Soundgarden - Loud Love

by Jay Allbritton
"I've been deaf now I want noise..."


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Alt-J - Tessellate

by Jay Allbritton
From The Amazing Sessions. 


The Submarines - You, Me and the Bourgeoisie

by Jay Allbritton
"Here we are in the center of the first world,
It's laid out before us, who are we to break down?"


Imagine The Election Is Today

by Hector Diego
If you are rich but you care about America, you vote for Obama. If you are rich and you don't care about other Americans, you vote for Romney. Everyone else, vote for Obama. It's that clear.

Tori Amos - Sugar

by Jay Allbritton
One of my all time favorite songs. 


John Lennon - Oh Yoko

by Hector Diego


So, chances are you don't like Yoko Ono, but a man in love with his wife...what's wrong with that?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Mountain Goats - Harlem Roulette

by Jay Allbritton
New MG song courtesy of Pitchfork


FIDLAR - Max Can't Surf

by Jay Allbritton
The Guardian has a feature on these guys.


Mitt Romney Is Talking About His Own Voters

by Jay Allbritton
On the infamous hidden camera recording going around (here) Mitt Romney expresses his frustrations at the 47% of American people that he considers "dependent on the government." Over at The Atlantic, David A. Graham points out that the 47% that do not pay income tax (why that is) live primarily in states expected to vote for Mitt Romney. In fact, eight of the top 10 states with the highest number of these people are red states.

Claire Schofield - A Man/Me Then Jim (Rilo Kiley)

by Jay Allbritton
Nice job pulling off a difficult cover. 


2012 - The Year Of John Lennon

by Hector Diego


Great lyrics!

Monday, September 17, 2012

FIDLAR - West Coast

by Jay Allbritton
Stereogum recently published a list of the 40 best new bands of 2012. So if I start a band now I got no shot? Come on Stereogum! It's only September. This is so unfair. Forget it, I'm out.

But to save you some time, FIDLAR is the best band on that list. This track features THE Henry Rollins. How cool is that?


Devo - Don't Roof Rack Me Bro

by Hector Diego


Dogs don't argue, dogs don't lie.

Seamus Romney Speaks Out

by Hector Diego

Read about Seamus Romney here.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hundred Waters - Boreal

by Jay Allbritton
Gainesville, Florida's own.


Saturday, September 15, 2012

DaViglio with Harry & Alfie - Dog Days Are Over

by Jay Allbritton
This is once again my theme song, this time in the form of this lovely bedroom cover by these wonderful children. 


Regina Spektor - Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

by Jay Allbritton
Check out her Tastemakers session here.


Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly Before)

by Jay Allbritton
This is but one of his dozens of drop dead perfect songs. 


JJAMZ - Heartbeat

by Jay Allbritton
Here's the other song JJAMZ played on Kimmel last month. 


Sexy Sadie

by Hector Diego


Lennon's acerbic wit...again.

Steve Earle - Christmas Time In Washington

by Jay Allbritton
According to the description on YouTube this is from the first concert for a landmine free world. Appropriate that such a great cause would be blessed with a fantastic performance of such a masterful and moving song. By the way, that is Emmylou Harris, stalwart anti-landmine activist and all around magnificent person, singing back up.  



Find out more about The International Campaign to Ban Landmines here.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Radiohead - Just

by Jay Allbritton
Radiohead, circa 1994.


2012 - The Year Of John Lennon

by Hector Diego


We are attempting (and have succeeded in more than nine days out of ten) to post John Lennon every day of 2012, because some folks claim the world is going to end this year. Well, not if Lennon has anything to say about it!

Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign

by Jay Allbritton
Some late night blues for ya'all. KTWS time is... real late. Get to bed, people. 


Florence and the Machine - Take Care

by Jay Allbritton
Florence and her machine cover Drake live to surprisingly great effect. 


Frightened Rabbit - Heads Roll Off

by Jay Allbritton
EP on the 25th of this month; new album next year. New track and more on Consequence of Sound.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Kishi Bashi - Manchester

by Jay Allbritton
For more Kishi Bashi check out PBS's post on him here.


JJAMZ - Suicide Pact

by Jay Allbritton
Rilo Kiley drummer Jason Boesel's new band JJAMZ appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month.


I Want You

by Hector Diego


It's not good to want someone this bad...remember, the saying is "better to have loved and lost, then not to have loved at all", not "it's better to have wanted beyond all reason, than to never have wanted at all." Love is valuable, desire is not.

I think Lennon knew this.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union

by Jay Allbritton
"No, I never wanted to change the world, but I'm looking for a new New Jersey, 'Cause tramps like us, baby, we were born to die..."

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

by Hector Diego


Don't be late...because, of course, Henry the Horse dances the waltz!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rollins Band - Step Back/Wrong Man

by Jay Allbritton
Rollins at Lollapalooza. The clip says this is from 1994, but I'm pretty sure it's 1991.



Henry recently did an episode of The Nerdist Podcast.

Eddie Vedder with Neil Young and Mike McCready - Long Road

by Jay Allbritton
This performance aired as a part of a benefit concert called America: A Tribute to Heroes on all the major networks on September 21, 2001.


Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

by Jay Allbritton
Earlier this year at Toronto's 102.1 FM Studio.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Rilo Kiley - The Execution Of All Things

by Hector Diego

Nicely produced.

The Execution of All Things by Rilo Kiley on Grooveshark

Jack White - Love Interruption

by Jay Allbritton
From this past summer at Bonnaroo.



The Compleat Beatles

by Hector Diego


It's a documentary from 1982. Not bad. And I'll let this stand as my daily post of John Lennon. 2012 is The Year Of John Lennon at The Walrus Speaks.

Obama Spends Less Than Republicans!

by Hector Diego

This is from Forbes online rag. Hardly a liberal publication. Forbes! Forbes, I say!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Republican Women For Obama

by Hector Diego


You heard it here first.

U.S. Jobs Under Obama

by Hector Diego

Take back America, they say. Back to segregation, homophobia, religious bigotry, tobacco deregulation, holding down kids to cut their hair, draconian drug laws, tax breaks for the wealthy, health care only for some, riding around with your dog on top of your car...and no jobs!


Ask Osama Bin Ladin

by Hector Diego

If you don't know what to ask him, you are living under a rock. Supposedly this picture is the real deal, with a Navy Seal sitting on his lifeless body. Perhaps. Anyway, ask him!

The Making Of Strawberry Fields

by Hector Diego


Fascinating.

Yui - Hello

by Jay Allbritton
Candy pop from Japan. Hello. 


Saturday, September 08, 2012

Cassettes Won't Listen - Falling Apart

by Jay Allbritton
From the EP Casa


Rilo Kiley - Pictures Of Success

by Hector Diego


Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley...certainly one of the great songwriters of the 21st century.

Pictures of Success by Rilo Kiley on Grooveshark

Buckminster Fuller On Having A Job

by Hector Diego


Buckminster Fuller, certainly one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, would not have voted for Mitt Romney. Read on:

“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

--Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

It's Only Love

by Hector Diego


A very beautiful melody.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Norah Jones - Travellin' On

by Jay Allbritton
From Toronto's Studio Q.


Come Together

by Hector Diego


One thing I can tell you is you got to be free.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Old 97's - Salome

by Jay Allbritton
Old 97's Singer Rhett Miller appears on the latest episode of Doug Loves Movies, which is hilarious.


Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used to Know

by Jay Allbritton
The blogger Pigeons at Pigeons and Planes ranked this song number 5 on a list of Elliott Smith's top 50 songs. Of the vastly more popular Gotye song with the same title Pigeons writes, "Nothing against Gotye, but when you go through a break-up and the closest person in your life fades away into another stranger, it certainly feels more like Elliott’s song than it does Gotye’s."

Shawn Phillips - Breakthrough

by Hector Diego


The Right Reverend Richard Warfield, pastor of the Psychedelic Church out in Wimberley, Texas, turned me on to this guy. Thanks, Richard.


Twist And Shout

by Hector Diego


Lennon's voice at his best.

Fiona Apple, Sara Watkins & Sean Watkins - Jolene

by Jay Allbritton
Ms. Apple, who I will be seeing at the end of the month when she performs in Miami, and her cohorts absolutely devastates with this Dolly Parton cover.


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The Eastern Sea - The Match

by Jay Allbritton
From their show at the New World Brewery in Tampa, Florida.I should have been at that show but I had not heard of them at the time. My error for sure.


Good Morning, Good Morning

by Hector Diego

Is this song about the ho-hum life?

Bob Mould - The Descent

by Jay Allbritton
Former Sugar and Husker Du frontman lights up Late Night with a great performance.


I Still Got A Crush On Obama

by Hector Diego


Leah Kaufman, the songwriter of " I Got A Crush On Obama" appears in this new video for her song, "I Still Got A Crush On Obama."

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever

by Hector Diego


When this song was released in 1966, there had never been anything like it. And that was the general nature of the Beatles' music.

The Scandal - Karolina

by Jay Allbritton
This band from Leeds was recommended moments ago by Josie Charlwood on twitter. Nice bass riff.


Monday, September 03, 2012

John Lennon - Oh My Love

by Hector Diego


I consider this to be one of Lennon's most beautiful melodies. 1971.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

No Reply

by Hector Diego


What is that rhythm? Bossa nova or something?

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Elliott Smith - Baby Britain

by Jay Allbritton
Elliott Smith at his most Beatles-esque.


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