Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Stuck on Repeat, for Better or Worse

Ripping an idea from The War on Pop and a series called "Repeat Offenders" I have decided to list some songs that I have been listening to a lot over the last couple of weeks.

The first two songs have gotten some playtime in a large part because of my recent reading of the Pitchfork Media Top 100 Tracks of 2009, part of their Year in Music. The other four have just been played a lot, and, in some cases, probably far too much so.

Phoenix - "1901"
Some may recognize this from a Cadillac car commercial.

Fuck Buttons - "Surf Solar"
The best in synth-noize rock since, well, Fuck Buttons.  Penguins are a plus too.

MGMT - "Kids"
Hearing this song some time ago is probably the only reason I had for checking MGMT at all, and I'm so happy I did.

Guru Josh Project - "Infinity 2008"
Heard this song while spending a month in the Netherlands about a year ago.  There is something about the whole European house and techno music thing that gets me.

Ke$ha - "TiK ToK"
This is where I run into the problem of overplaying something, but this song is just so catchy.  It is top 40 for a reason, right?

Lupe Fiasco feat. Nikki Jean - "Hip-Hop Saved My Life"
Competes with "Dumb it Down" for my favorite song on "The Cool".

EDIT: I compiled the songs on YouTube into a playlist. Seen here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Running Blindly into the Blogosphere

Finally, I am getting around to doing this whole blogging thing. I hope this will become a medium where I can share my thoughts and the inner workings of my brain. You know, what everyone's blog seems to be for.

I have ripped off the band Modest Mouse for my blog title and it would seem that I'm not alone in doing so; however, I think it fits my general purpose. In sharing my thoughts, I am trying to thin the wall that may exist between me and you, the reader. Maybe that wall can be broken through as time goes on.