Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ryan Adams covers Vampire Weekend's "Mansard Roof" and "Oxford Comma"

These are a few of my favorite things.

Ryan Adams and Vampire Weekend!

Adams posted the videos on his facebook and I can't seem to find an embedding option so I'll just link them. Watch here! And here!

I personally like his version of "Mansard Roof" better than his version of "Oxford Comma." "Oxford Comma" is really hard to pull off though, in his defense.

Can't wait to hear some new music from Ryan Adams. He's working on an LP right now with producer Glyn Johns who has produced...well, a shitload of albums. He's also Ethan Johns father, a very good friend of Adams who has worked with him a lot in the past (He produced Heartbreaker, Gold, 29, Demolition and Whiskeytown's Pneumonia.)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Let's talk about Blink 182 for a Second, Shall We?

First of all, what the hell is this? It sounds a little like Blink 182. You can totally hear Travis Barker's unmistakable drumming in the background! They must be Blink imposters.

Yeah, that's it. Imposters.

No? This is Blink's NEW single, "Up All Night" from their new album that they've been working on for like, three years now?


Are you sure?

Cause it's really bad!

And no, I'm not going to pull a "they sound like Angels and Airwaves" argument which seems to be what a lot of people have been saying about it, from what I've been reading on the internets. Which I totally get, but it's not the heavy AVA influence that bugs me the most, it's the fact that it seems like they just aren't trying...or they just don't care anymore. The nonchalant-ness is just seething through the speakers as I listen to it. If you don't care, why get back together? Just let us have our Tales from Beneath Your Mom stories and our internet rants about how they were so good when we were 14 and how they should get back together (of course, we wouldn't have known what the product of that would be in a perfect world).


Are you really sure that's Blink? Like, cross your heart? I don't want to believe it.

In honor of them sucking, here's one of my favorites, "Josie":

This is also pre-Tom not being a douche bag and that's quite refreshing, don't you think? Sometimes I forget that he wasn't.

And I know I was pretty mean but they need some tough love, I think. Cause they totally read this blog.

30 Day Song Challenge - Day 15

30 Day Song Challenge
Day 15 - A Song that Describes You

No Doubt "Just a Girl"
Pretty self explanatory.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 14

A Song that no one Would Expect you to Love

Jay-Z "99 Problems" Because you know I think most rap music out today is a sick joke on the music industry! But I actually really like a lot of the stuff Jay-Z did on The Black Album. He should have retired FOR REAL that time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge Day 13

Day 13 - A Song that is a Guilty Pleasure

Ke$ha "We R Who We R"
I can't help but love this girl. And yes, I realize I'm going over the line and might loose any music cred I have admitting that I do...I guess that's the ultimate guilty pleasure!